Jest in Time
I am reminiscing about the season of my life that Tibby and I launched a business and ministry. It was 1988 soon after her dad died and a class we took at Scottsdale Community College when the idea was born. Our mission was to help people learn how to invite more laughter and play in their lives, in their families, in their work places and their faith.
We researched the subject, defined vocabulary, studied scripture for a theological basis and laughed endlessly. We were not a comedy act but we were funny and creative in our delivery. We formed a business plan, hired an accountant, joined the local chambers of Commerce, made a promo video, business cards and brochure.
We had so many great opportunities. We challenged dentists to architects. We trained teachers. We inspired parents. We played with students to grandparents. I could go on, but for now I am reflecting on the strong conviction that God is a God of joy and that when we invite laughter and play into our lives we reflect His image and design for us. That reality has impacted my own life, relationships and ministry.