My husband is not a reader. Unless you count or a variety of online news sources, he pretty much goes for human interaction before settling into a good book.

He has been known to read the atlas in the bathtub, but since that’s mainly pictures, I’m not sure it counts.

Imagine my surprise when I walked onto the back porch yesterday and found my husband snuggled up… reading.

I did a double take and asked what was so interesting.

“Check this out!” He held up the cover of the book. It’s a cookbook from our childhood home and his childhood church.

“This is why I loved that church,” he said. “Summer Hummer. Page 58.”

Then he started giggling like a 12 year old boy.

Now friends, if you don’t know why this is funny, just know that my husband’s mind is often in the gutter. He likes to pull me in there with him, which is why I emphatically said, “I have to take a picture of that.”

Upon closer inspection, we realized the main ingredient in the Summer Hummer is lime vodka.

This church knows how to party.

To protect the identity of the chef (while still giving you the entire recipe incase you want to try it), Saul covered the name with his finger.

So why am I telling you all of this? I have no idea. I just had to share it with someone and that someone is you.

Nah, I know the point I’m trying to make. It’s this: sometimes we take ourselves too seriously.

At least I do. Sometimes I get caught up in my self-inflicted rules about what I should do or should not have done, and I forget that Jesus came so that we could have life and have it in abundance.

I don’t drink, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to hang out with a bunch of Christians who do, especially if they’re drinking Summer Hummers.

It’s Labor Day. You work hard to keep it all together. Give yourself a break today and laugh a little. Pure joy is found when we realize even God has a sense of humor.