Children Teach Me to Laugh

Children Teach Me to Laugh

The blue lines on the pregnancy test appeared within seconds to form a bright, blue cross: we’d never done this before, but we knew exactly how to read it. I waved the stick with glee at my husband: “Positive! We’re pregnant,” I squealed. I looked down at the test...
Laugh in Every Season of Life

Laugh in Every Season of Life

“We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, ‘What amazing things the Lord has done for them.’ Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy! Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears...
Healing Laughter

Healing Laughter

As I awoke on a sunny spring day in May, my mind felt cluttered. Deadlines loomed for my daughter’s home school materials to be completed in time for graduation. Paperwork still needed to be completed for submission to two different colleges. My father’s health...
The Medicine of Laughter

The Medicine of Laughter

I am not funny. No one would ever describe me as “the girl who makes people laugh.” Yet, as an aspiring actress, I would often be cast in these whimsical roles. Not as Sandy in Grease, but “Jan” the Twinkie eating friend who makes everyone laugh. In college, as an...
Laughing with You!

Laughing with You!

“Someone needs to take out the trash. I can smell it from here.” Our daughter, the prima donna, diva ballerina shouted from the stairs as she rounded the corner to grab her bagel breakfast before heading off to high school. Claiming an extremely sensitive sense of...