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Life Happens Laugh Anyway

5
Oct 2022

Episode 92-Contentment

Are you content?

WARNING: YOU MAY NOT LOL AND IT'S OK. This week's episode is way more of a mini-sermon than others. If you are one of our regular listeners....know that we love you and appreciate you and hope that you will get some encouragement toward true contentment by listening today. If you're new and you landed on this episode out of the almost 100 other episodes, then God must want you to hear this. But, definitely go back and listen to our other episodes for a little more humor. ;0)

We love all y'all and pray continually that each of us will grow in our relationships with each other and our spiritual relationship with God.

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Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

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Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

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28
Sep 2022

Episode 91-What Women Want To Hear

Hey Humor Consumers!

Announcement: Tracy will be performing at the following cancer awareness events. Join us if you're in the area. Please pass it along to your friends and family. Thank you.

Watertown, South Dakota

Ames, Iowa

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Ever wonder what women want to hear? Yup. We wondered too, so we researched it and on this week's episode we dissect it. 

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

21
Sep 2022

Episode 90-Alone

Hey Humor Consumers!

Announcement: Tracy will be performing at the following cancer awareness events. Join us if you're in the area. Please pass it along to your friends and family. Thank you.

Watertown, South Dakota

Ames, Iowa

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Today we cover...

1. Being Alone: The Pros & Cons of Time Alone

2. Tracy's experiences:

  • When Muffin would take the boys on an ice-fishing trip to Wisconsin once a year. 
  • What the "empty nest" is like after raising five sons.
  • Fears of something happening and Muffin not being around.

3. Cathrine's experiences:

  • When the kids were younger.
  • Getting lonely quicker.

4. What God says about the value of being alone. Luke chapter 5

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

14
Sep 2022

Episode 89-How To Stop Complaining

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Today we cover...

How to stop complaining. Below are two links we talked about:

Psychology Today

Talent Smart EQ

And here are the 20 questions Tracy created for an exercise to see if you can process your "complaint" rather than complaining and come to some resolution or solution. 

20 questions to eliminate complaining

  1. What is the complaint/problem?
  2. Who is involved?
  3. On a scale of 1-10 one being I have never seen them before and ten being I live with them, how important is this relationship to me?
  4. How are they affected?
  5. What are the unknowns?
  6. How can the unknowns become known?
  7. How would knowing the unknowns fix or exacerbate the problem?
  8. Is there any other communication that needs to happen?
  9. What is the best way for that communication to take place?
  10. What parts of the problem am I grateful for?
  11. How am I grateful for the people involved in this problem?
  12. What are the threats to my relationship with the people involved?
  13. How can I reduce those threats?
  14. What is within my control relating to this whole situation?
  15. What is not within my control relating to this whole situation?
  16. What are my desired outcomes?
  17. What are my options?
  18. What are the risks of said options?
  19. What is the best option with the least risk?
  20. What option did I choose?

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

7
Sep 2022

Episode 88-What Women Are Attracted To In A Man

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Today we cover...

1. 7 things women will ALWAYS be attracted to

2. Our perspective on the matter

3. Expert advice from the pros at Better Help

As always, we close the podcast with some inspiration as well as a call to action.

Psalm 37:4 and 1John 2:17 provide us with some spiritual guidance and the call to action is for everyone to look for the aforementioned traits in their man. ;0)

Next week, we cover "How to stop complaining." Don't miss it. 

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

31
Aug 2022

Episode 87- Embarrassing Moments

Hey Humor Consumers!

If not for embarrassing moments, would we even have fun stories to tell? On this episode, we reveal some of our most embarrassing situations. 

Takeaways:

1. Our experiences (Cathrine has one and Tracy has too many to count).

2. What to do in an embarrassing situation

3. What NOT to do in an embarrassing situation

We hope you're enjoying listening to our podcast. If you would leave us a review, it helps others find us as well. There are so many people who need to lol right now! Help us get the word out. Leave us a five-star review and share this podcast with your friends and family. ;0)

Our spiritual encouragement comes from Proverbs 12:25 "Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up."

C.T.A. - Have grace with yourself and with others. This will defuse the situation and you just might be able to "Laugh Anyway."

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Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

24
Aug 2022

Episode 86-Farding

Hey Humor Consumers!

Farding is something most women have been doing since they were young! Farding is an oldy-worldy word for putting on make up. On today's episode we dive into it. You will learn:

1. What it is.

2. Fun facts about farding.

3. Cosmetics and how much we spend. Plus so much more.

Our scripture inspiration comes from Proverbs 27:19 and Psalm 34:5

Our call to action is for you to hop over to Youtube and watch a fun video we made in the early months of the pandemic. (Back when we all thought it was going to be a literal 14 days to flatten the curve). Please like, comment and share as this helps us push our podcast out there in social media land. Here's a link to thatYoutube video: https://youtu.be/VsZZ_tFSNxI

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Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

17
Aug 2022

Episode 85-Pain Tolerance

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Pain tolerance is a thing. We love to dissect topics like this....especially when we come at it from opposite view points. Cathrine claims to have a high pain tolerance and I (Tracy) have zero pain tolerance. ;0)

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Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

10
Aug 2022

Episode 84-Birth Order

Hey Humor Consumers!

In today's episode we discuss birth order. It really is an amazing topic. We go over Dr. Kevin Leman's book "The Birth Order Book: Why you are the way you are." We both love Dr. Leman and his book. Check it out. 

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Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

3
Aug 2022

Episode 83-Best Occupations For Women

Hey Humor Consumers!

In today's episode we chat about various occupations that many women choose and the advantages of each. If you've listened to our episode on "Trying" you know that between the two of us, we've had over 40 jobs so you're welcome. We've tried them for you. We hope you enjoy sitting in on our conversation about occupations. ;0) 

***PLEASE NOTE:*** If you are receiving these show notes via email, scroll down to the bottom and hit play to hear the audio of this podcast episode. ;0)

Tracy and Cathrine

P.S. The goal of the Life Happens Laugh Anyway podcast is to present our audience with a relevant topic weekly in an entertaining way followed by some spiritual encouragement. #lifehappenslaughanyway #tracydegraaf

***MORE ABOUT TRACY DEGRAAF COMEDY***

Tracy DeGraaf Comedian

Tracy DeGraaf is a U.S.A. national touring comedian based in the Chicago area working primarily with churches and hospitals on outreach events. She is a Christian and a breast cancer survivor who combines two of her passions: Jesus and Mammograms into her comedy ministry. She loves Jesus, but doesn’t want women to meet Him just yet. At her church shows she points the audience to Jesus at the end and at her hospital shows she encourages all to get and stay current on cancer screenings.

For more information go to TracyDeGraaf.com.

Check out Tracy’s social media. Facebook Youtube Instagram

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