Monday, January 17, 2011

Married to the Funny Guy

My husband, Jimmy, has started a new blog. While I was reading it this morning, I laughed at all of his jokes and rolled my eyes at some of the things I know he said just to get a rise out of me. Jimmy is the funny guy. Right now he has undertaken a challenge to watch 365 different movies in one year--not one per day exactly--and blog about them. Part of this came from his own conviction about us owning just over 360 movies not to mention the ones we rent, Netflix, and see in the theaters. We're three posts into this blog and his posts are really good. He just has a way of drawing people in and making them laugh that I find more than a little intimidating. His quickness to laugh and be crazy--to be the funny guy--is a natural icebreaker. It amazes me! I wish I had a little bit of his natural, God given talent for making new friendships. It would make life so much easier.

As Christians, we should exude Christ in a way that draws people to Him--much the same as Jimmy uses humor. We are the light of the world. When all else is darkness people naturally gravitate toward the light. We shouldn't hesitate to share the good news with them. We shouldn't use the fact that it might not come naturally to us as an excuse to push people away or not share the love of Christ with them. It can't come naturally to all of us. Some of us--like me--will have to work really hard to build those relationships with people, but that doesn't mean I should give up. Don't let your fears and doubts about who you are or the gifts you have or don't have hold you back. Be who God created you to be--even if it isn't the funny guy--and share Christ in anyway you can!

If You're Interested...

  • to learn more about Jimmy and his 365 day movie challenge, visit his blog  the 365 Blog Challenge.
  • to learn more about the design work that I do, please visit my website Mustion Design


  1. hey thanks honey, i think you are funny too. in your own way you show Christs joy. you such a wonderful quirky way of things!

  2. "As Christians, we should exude Christ in a way that draws people to Him." Our joy and satisfaction in the Lord draws people to us and then ultimately draws people to God. Great post! Happy Monday!!

  3. Jimmy, thanks. I am so glad that you are my husband. I am also very glad that you think that I'm funny.

  4. Kelli, I agree that our joy and satisfaction are what draw people to us and to the Lord. When we are truly joyful we can't help but let that bubble over. Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great day!

  5. It's so good to appreciate each other's strengths and to celebrate how God created us. I'm so glad my hubby isn't just like me. We compliment each other so well, and I know we reach out to people around us better "together" than we would alone.

    Love having you share on Marriage Mondays,

  6. I enjoy sharing and reading your posts. I am also very glad that my husband and I aren't alike in every respect. If we were then we would never get out and meet new people.

  7. I am a new follower from marriage monday! i wish i was as outgoing as my husband too. :)

  8. I really enjoyed this post and your blog looks like a lovely one, one I'll really enjoy taking some time to read! I know people who are like your husband, who just have this amazing, encompassing sense of laughter that people can't help but respond to! I do think we all have our own God given gifts and maybe they are just perfect for us, maybe one person shows Christ's love through compassion, another through generosity of spirit, another through being a good listener...(I'm only thinking as I write not trying to preach!!:) etc.! Joy and laughter are such wonderful gifts though...they seem to be the gifts people can relate to most, don't they?:)

    So your husband is writing a movie blog? I'll have to check it out! My brother just started one as well, movie reviews and such...maybe I should share the link with him!

    Have a blessed day!

  9. Colleen, Jimmy would love it if you shared the link with him. I know he is trying to connect with other people that write movie blogs.