Laughter is Good for the Soul
About the Guest
Laughter is good medicine, healing to the soul. Whether it pops up suddenly from someone's slip of the tongue, or it's pursued carefully and crafted as a career and life mission. Our guests, Michael Jr., Tim Hawkins, and Kristin Exton, explain how laughter is therapeutic, even on a spiritual level.
Kristin ExtonKristin Exton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) working in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over the last twenty-six years, she has facilitated seminars, workshops, and authored a series of Girls Empowerment Seminars entitled “Teen Talk.” Kristin previously worked in a jail ministry and served as the Associate Teaching Director of Community Bible Study (CBS) in Cabot, Arkansas. She continues to be involved in this int...more
Michael Jr.It's been said that laughter is the best medicine, and in our current climate where so much is grave, serious, and our health is a top priority, it's safe to say we all deserve some comedic relief. Beloved comedian, star of "Selfie Dad," podcast host, and author Michael Jr. does just that in his debut book, FUNNY HOW LIFE WORKS. Drawing on personal stories infused with humor and wisdom, Michael Jr. walks readers through his most career-defining moments and extracts impactful life lessons, all to...more
Tim HawkinsSince giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been forging the magical blend between two comedic ideals: A genuinely funny comedy show that caters to the entire family. Is it realistic? Hawkins believes so. With over 200 million views on YouTube, 120+ sold out shows every year, and a motley crew of 350K+ Facebook fans, Tim has started a gut-busting grassroots revolution of multi-generational proportions. With four munchkins of his own and a beautiful wife who is w...more
Laughter is good medicine, healing to the soul. Our guests, Michael Jr., Tim Hawkins, and Kristin Exton, explain how laughter is therapeutic, even on a spiritual level.
Laughter is Good for the Soul
Bob: Do they turn angry on you?
Dennis: Do they stone you?
Tim: No; they don't! They're awesome; they're awesome people. I mean, yes.
Dennis: So they can laugh about themselves?
Tim: Yes; they make their own clothes, but they're also very cool people. [Laughter] And they make their own soap and—you know; but that's—you know, that's just one of those little subcultures.
Bob: And then you mentioned you wrote a song about Chick-fil-A.
Bob: And I saw this online.
Tim: Yes; I'm a celebrity over at the Chick-fil-A now—at the home office.
Bob: You've been down to the headquarters; right?
Tim: Yes; I talked to Mr. Dan Cathy, who is the President, the other day on the phone. He loves it. He plays—actually, the video on YouTube—he plays it before he speaks all over the country. So I might get some free chicken sandwiches out of it. It goes something like this—[Singing Chick-fil-A song] [Laughter] Everybody!
All Voices: MmmMmm—Chick-fil-A.
Tim: Oooh, that was rough.
Bob: That was pretty awful. [Laughter]
Tim: But that's what I do. I’m a frustrated rock star, I think. I just wanted to start off writing serious songs. It just always turns weird, so I just went with the weird. [Laughter]
Michelle: Funny, funny man: Tim Hawkins. Wasn't that great?
You know, now that we've had our fill of laughter—oh wait; wait. We can never have our fill of laughter—in fact, go to our website, FamilyLifeThisWeek.com; that’s FamilyLifeThisWeek.com—and there we’ll have some links to the FamilyLife Today programs with Tim Hawkins and also with Michael Jr.
Well, next week, we're going to go on a cruise. Yep; you got that right—all-inclusive; I pay for it, because I'm made of money or something—but we're going to go on a cruise. We're going to hear from Laura Story and, also, Gary Thomas and Voddie Baucham from the Love Like You Mean It cruise. It's going to be a great show. Oh, wait; no—they're on the cruise; you're just listening. It'll be fun; I guarantee it. I'm excited about it; I hope you are too.
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