The Best Medicine

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Last night I happened upon a super funny post on Facebook.

It hit my funny bone.


I have not laughed that hard in YEARS people.

It felt enormously good to just let all my bits jiggle as I giggled…and giggled…and snorted…and tears streamed down my face.

“A merry heart does good like a medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22)

I have been on the other side of that verse for a long time… “but a broken spirit dries the bones.”

The desert has been long and hot and dry. (at the moment I’m just cold…no, we still don’t have a furnace and the temperature is minus again!)

The other day I was at the library looking for a funny Christian novel, something to lighten my spirit. I am tired of being so dreary. I could find nothing. I think I might have to write it myself.

Then came the unexpected laughter of last night’s post.

A breeze blew through my spirit that I haven’t felt in so long.

My husband laughed with me, he expressed how happy he was to hear that sound again.

We continue to walk through hard things but God is good, He brought me laughter in the midst of all this pain and I am so thankful.

I used to be funny…I may have to blow on those embers again if I am going to write myself a funny book.

I’m looking for more laughter…any suggestions?

What makes you laugh?

About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.


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2 Responses to The Best Medicine

  1. Amy Tilson April 23, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Lani, first of all, I can’t believe you still don’t have your furnace fixed!! Ugh!!! I’m so sorry about that. Cold is exhausting and feels like it drags me down.

    What makes me laugh? Hmm, it’s generally something unexpected. I love a good pun, especially a visual one. Sophie Hudson’s book Home is Where my People Are had some great moments in it because of a common life experience. It’s always nice when you can relate and know you’ve either been there, or nearly been there.

    Doesn’t a good laughing cry just take the weight off our minds and shoulders!! I’m taking this as a challenge to bombard your FB wall with the funny. Be warned. 🙂
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  2. lani April 23, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Awesome Amy! Would you believe there was a note that said I did not leave enough words in this comment! That is funny!
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