Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 65 Love and Laugh

Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6

Lighten up!

The best way to be Jesus to the people in our sphere of influence is to love and to laugh.

There is nothing better than a good laugh. I absolutely love the sound of my two boys laughing.

When Zane was about four months old we bought a video camera and filmed him giggling. Every time we played the video tape he giggled even harder. At the end of a long day of work the laughter was just the right medicine.

My BFF – Jeanne Nystrom brings laughter to my life too. I love the way she shares her creative gifts and brings out the smiles of the people she influences. Her love and laughter plants seeds of joy.

My friend and counselor – Karen Bartsch is another person who brings love and laughter into my life. She is absolutely hilarious. I marvel at the way she can speak the truth in love and use humor to help me understand what I need to do. Sometimes life isn't so funny but Karen is able to help me laugh.

I need these women in my life because I tend to be too serious.

When we lighten up and share our love with laughter, the hard soil of another's heart is plowed free of hurt and bitterness and the seed of love is allowed to grow.

Make someone laugh today.

God Bless Your Heart,


The idea for this blog post came from the March 6 devotional in "God Calling" by AJ Russell.

I leave you with a link to a YouTube video of one of my favorite comedians. I'm excited to hear him speak again at the Northwest Ministry Conference coming this month at Overlake Church in Redmond, WA. I'll be there at our booth for Gabriel's Foundation of HOPE and also doing a workshop for the Northwest Christian Writer's Association. Enjoy a good laugh by Tim Hawkins – The things you don't say to your wife:  Highlight the link and click over to YouTube.  I hope you laugh!

1 comment:

Violet said...

Tim Hawkins is soooo funny, and that video made me laugh. Thanks for sharing the gift of laughter!!! : ) ~ Violet