Monday, December 12, 2011

Laugh a little; live a lot

Want a good laugh?  Go check out this short video from a blog I follow, Character Therapist.  Do it now, I will wait for you.

I am not insinuating that mental health is a laughing matter - it isn't.  Our mental health is a very serious thing, but sometimes we can get so lost inside ourselves we forget why Christ came.  So, golly-gee let's all lighten up a little and heal some by laughing.

This morning my devotions were from Galatians 5:
Christ has freed us so that we may be enjoy the benefits of freedom.  Therefore, be firm in this freedom and don't become slaves again.
Paul is referring to becoming a slave to the law, but I think in our culture there are so many things that enslave us than only the law and our own sins.  Things like:

  • busyness - running from place A to place B in a frantic race to be involved
  • money - trying to get more, have more and be more
  • comparisons - looking around to see what others are or have that you lack
  • depression - caught up in self instead of others
  • strangling relationship - discord with ones we are called to love 
  • discontentment - never having enough of ...
Where are you struggling to be free from?  What bonds are holding you prisoner?  Remember that Christ came so you could be free and have life to the fullest.  Live it!

Happy Monday!


  1. hey jodi - thanks for sending people my way! that video made me laugh like a little girl! :)

  2. Galatians 5:1 -- the first verse I ever memorized!
    Excellent post ... and well worth thinking about this time of year. Where am I struggling to be free? I want to be free of worrying about others' perceptions of me. I want to rest in who I am in Christ.
    'Nuff said.

  3. Hi Jeannie!
    So cool to see you over here. I wish i could send people to your weekend funnies every weekend! I just couldn't resist that one.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Beth, I wish resting in who we are in Christ was easy. It sounds like it sound be - resting should be natural and free flowing. However,the World clangs so loudly a different message, doesn't it.
    Thanks for visiting.