For The Best

For The Best

Nothing went as planned last Saturday. I don't know if it was because I was overtired--not having had enough sleep--but one failed attempt at making the best of this day, after another, sent me back to bed in tears. It feels so stupid. I felt ridiculous.  First I couldn’t connect with Jesus. Then I couldn't [...]

The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter

The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter

I don’t normally post twice on Mondays, but my sweet friend and sister in the Lord’s post is so worth sharing. Vivian writes about living life with a TMI (Traumatic Brain Injury), her family, God, and many other wonderful things. I hope you’ll give her post a read.

(Photo credit goes to Pixabay.com user funnytools.)

God's Whispers of Truth

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.

~Ecclesiastes 3:4

We can all agree that laughter is a great medicine for stress relief.

Here are 6 reasons I’ve found why laughter improves one’s health:

1) Laughter relieves stress and tension for up to 45 minutes (and we all know stress is a big health crusher).

2) Laughter boosts the immune system by increasing immune cells and infection fighting antibodies which improves the bodies resistance to disease.

3) Increases endorphins released by your brain which result in feelings of well-being and pleasure.

4) Lowers blood pressure. This coexists with the first point because stress is a big culprit of most health issues. Laughter and a good diet can lower blood pressure.

5) Laughter works the abs because the stomach muscles expand and contract just like doing crunches.

6) Laughter improves cardiac…

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Grace Abounds

Grace Abounds

What do you think of my weeds!? They have grown much more since I took this photo. It's taken a week to tell you all all about my weekend, but we have almost made it! If messaging Ronda on Sunday wasn't enough to fill me with hope, having a game of Words with Friends as [...]

Forgotten?

Forgotten?

As part of our trip to Alberta we made a stop at the dinosaur museum in the badlands. This museum is located in Drumheller, Alberta. It was definitely worth the visit. Drumheller is such a great name. It was named after Samuel Drumheller who purchased the land from a fellow named Patrick Greentree. Greentree is a [...]

Superstitions

Superstitions

I've been saving this one for so long my bananas are mushy. Nevertheless, even an overripe banana can be made into banana bread. If you're superstitious then you may throw daggers at me (or bananas) but I'm not one bit superstitious. There is the odd superstition that's pretty super. It's quite sensible to avoid running with [...]

Comedy Relief

Comedy Relief

This is a little add on to my "The Sound of Rain" post. Andrew and I watched Louie Anderson's comedy act last night. When Louie got to the bit about rain I told Andrew that I needed to look this one up on Youtube. It's the perfect offset. Accepting Jesus' authority doesn't mean that life [...]

Nominations

Nominations

Accepting awards makes me bashful, and I wanted to avoid them, but I can't because people are too kind when they nominate me.  So here it goes. I first owe Alicia a humble thank you for her Mystery Blogger Award nomination that I tried to side step. 😬 She's a lovely, down to earth person [...]

Anchored

Anchored

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No Visitors

No Visitors

When Andrew was denied entry to the hospital he was sure that this would be a problem for me, so he spoke up. I didn't want there to be any problems. I knew things had to be this way, so I said to him, "It's Okay."  It wasn't okay. I was okay in that moment, [...]