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What are some humorous but sincere devotionals?

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Some humorous but sincere devotionals include "Are You Listening?" and "Preparing a Mansion for You, Me and Boots." Similarly, in "God Has a Sense of Humor," the writer talks about many points in the Bible in which God shows a sense of humor, including Jonah and the whale and various sayings from the book of Proverbs.

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In "Are You Listening?," the writer tells the story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who grows tired of the same smiles and pleasant conversations at White House dinners. Roosevelt decides to conduct a test to see if people listen to the things he says. Instead of saying something pleasant, he says that he murdered his grandmother. Only one diplomat listened to Roosevelt's comment to respond appropriately.

The devotional then ties the story into James 1:19-20. These Bible verses encourage people to listen rather than speak. The devotional says that most people do not spend enough time listening in their daily lives. The writer encourages others to spend the day listening to others.

In "Preparing a Mansion for You, Me and Boots," the writer tells the story of a cat that wouldn't leave a home. Over time, the home owners learn to love the cat. The devotional ties the story into God's promise to prepare a place for each Christian to live for eternity.

In "God Has a Sense of Humor," the writer recounts how God sent Jonah to live in the belly of a whale for three days because he did not follow God's commands. In the book of Proverbs, God compares a beautiful woman without discretion to a gold ring in a pig's snout. The devotional recounts another funny proverb in which the writer says that a blessing to a neighbor given loudly in the morning is likely taken as a curse.

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