Loss and Recovery

Loss and Recovery

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.C. S. Lewis I'm a huge C.S. Lewis fan. He had such a gift for putting brilliantly truthfilled insights into words. C.S. Lewis was a man who understood great grief. Ater the loss of his [...]

Sleep Amnesia

Sleep Amnesia

2AM Can't sleep  Can't catch a wink Shut-eye is difficult when eyes are open 2AM poetry is the best Idea yet This isn't a Haiku is it? Nope It went on a bit too long Plus, I think it has too many, uh… What are those things called?  Syllables Right! Tina W. March 9, 2021 [...]

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian

The Depressed Christian sounds like such an oxymoron to my ears. Scripture teaches us to be joyful in hope and rejoice in our suffering. For those struggling with depression both of these can seem amazingly difficult at times.  However, it's really liberating to share this thought.  Depression forces me to become someone I'm not and [...]

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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Depression

Depression

The best step that I've taken in these last couple of months was when I dropped my Sunday post. Shortly after this I decided I wouldn't read blogs on weekends as well. This has been really good for me. It's given me a chance to shut out all distractions and simply listen.  One weekend I [...]

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, [...]

No More Pain

No More Pain

"The Pain Goes Away."  Apparently I needed the words from the song I shared on Wednesday for more than one reason. Mid Wednesday I woke my husband up from his nap to tell him that I needed him to take me to the hospital. I'd talked to my doctor earlier on the phone who told [...]

Direction

Direction

Tuesday morning I woke feeling utterly lost. I had no sense of direction. I knew that I needed to make some changes to my blogging schedule (among other things), but for the life of me I couldn't solidify a game plan. We womenkind enjoy poking fun of the menfolk who stubbornly refuse to stop and [...]

Waking Up

Waking Up

To write or not to write, that is the question. Should I start the week off with something in my drafts, some poetry, or should I write about my week?  Okay, let's start with where I am. That's a good place to start, right?  For the most part April was a better than normal month [...]