FGF 137: News to Make You Smile (Valentine’s Edition)

Every week Doubting Believer brings you things to read, watch and listen to that are bound to make you smile. Because we all could use a little good news.

Check out some of Reader’s Digest’s funniest Valentine’s stories.


Since we’re still in a pandemic and (at least where I am) movie theaters aren’t even open, the good news is that there are 45 Valentine’s Day worthy movies on Netflix that you can stream at home.


Make somebody laugh (or at least roll their eyes) with these punny Valentine’s Day jokes.


In 1997, little Black girls got their first look at a princess (Brandy) and a fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston) who looked like them. As of today, this much loved movie is now available on Disney +. A great family-friendly Valentine’s Day viewing option.


This one got me right in the feels–because it sounds exactly like something I’d do. What happens when you fly to Spain for a wedding and go to the wrong one.

Get some rest.

Talk to God.

Sign up for Lent on Lockdown.

Connect with people you love.

Take radically good care of yourself. The world needs you.


Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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