Friday, August 7, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse

A merry heart does good, like a medicine.
~Proverbs 17:22

Thoughts on today's verse...

In doing a little internet research on laughter, and there is plenty out there, I came upon this gem: "Laughter is the best medicine, so is marijuana a medical miracle?" Frankly... it made me laugh! So here is my edited and condensed version of the article. (Even though I came of age during the 60's and 70's... I still work in law enforcement and I don't think smoking anything can be good for you!)

Laughter heals. It promotes and strengthens communion with others, refreshes perspective to make it easier to deal with difficult situations, and even fosters health on a physical level.

Laughter is an agent of social connection and bonding. It relaxes and liberates, dissolving the defenses with which we keep others at a distance. When we laugh with others, we feel closer to them making the time we spend with them rewarding, and so motivating us to spend more time together.

The article was written by Dr. Beverley Potter and can be found at:

My prayer...
Oh Lord, my God - let us laugh! At ourselves and with each other (and not at each other). When things become so serious that tension and fear is about to boil over, let us find the humor and laugh unabashedly! You, the Creator of all heaven and earth know us intimately. You know how laughter can help and defray emotion. Thank you for the gift of laughter and humor! ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,



  1. Absolutely! I do believe laughter is a wonderful antidote to what ails us!
    It has been a lifeline for my sister-in-law and myself! She just recently said to me that we have to get together more often because she feels so much better physically (she has many, many medical problems, many diseases) and emotionally (she has many, many emotionally draining problems too), and she says it feels good to laugh with me. And I feel the same about her too! God Has Been very Good to us by granting us our friendship!
    And I feel the same about the women He Has Led me to in the blog world. God Is Good!

    Great post! Great prayer!
    All the best,

  2. Good Morning Tamara, I too believe in laughter and have been blessed to be born into a family with a great sense of humor....we always laugh with and at each other and always out of love.
    Laughing with friends is so refreshing and brings the connection closer.... thank you for your prayer and your post......:-) Hugs

  3. I feel even though there may not be anything to laugh about...we can always find something to smile about.

    Thanks for your nice comment Tamara!

  4. Laughter is so dear to my heart...I love to make others laugh and then to laugh myself and alot of times at myself.

    Studies have proven that people heal better and cope better with laughter...what a blessing that god has given us this gift!

    blessings and hugs and gales of laughter,



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