Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Giveaway, Day Six

Photo courtesy Erik Thorson copyright 2012
Yesterday was gray and subject to intermittent squalls. The weather was nasty, too. I walked around all day with a little black cloud hanging over me, occasionally blasted with a cold chill as I was pelted with a hail of discouraging news.

The rest of the family was fine, though, and when my husband came home with a new release of an animated movie, they decided to have a "movie night" with dinner. It wasn't a title that particularly interested me, so I joined them reluctantly in front of the television, determined to sit through it just to be near the gang.

About the time the monkey-thing was hit with a tranquilizer dart and started speaking in slow motion, a burst of laugher erupted from the direction of the loveseat.

Was that me? Hallelujah, I believe it was.

The Bible tells us "A joyful heart is good medicine...." Proverbs 17:22. I'm so thankful today for the gift of laughter. It makes me wonder why I don't give in to it more often, instead of giving in to the heartache that presents itself each day.

It really boils down to a choice: whether to dwell on the trials of life or live in the joy set before me.
A cheerful heart has a continual feast
Proverbs 15:15

Since it's the season for feasting, I think I'll choose the cheerful heart.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a free, hardcover copy of Song in the Night. There are four ways to enter the book giveaway:  leave me a comment,  "like" us on Facebook  become a member of this blog, or send me an e-mail at

Song in the Night is the true account of our son's devastating spinal cord injury in 1997, the fight to keep the doctor from pulling the plug, and God's subsequent miraculous work in our lives. You will be encouraged and inspired by our story.

1 comment:

Amy Parks said...

It's really easy to get caught in the dredges of life and forget how much we NEED to laugh! What a wonderful tension release. Love your post!