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“What if, sometimes, there be mists and fogs so thick that I cannot see the path? It is enough that You hold my hand, and guide me in the darkness; for walking with You in the gloom is far sweeter and safer than walking alone in the sunlight!” -Susannah Spurgeon
Part of fulfilling my job as a nanny includes filling these little hearts and minds with books, songs, stories, and words that drive their thoughts, hearts, and affections to the only righteous One. Here are some of my recommendations for doing so. (Link in bio.)
Lilli was praying while coloring earlier and said, “God, I love You when You’re the same and I still love You when You’re not the same.” • This echoes a lot of conversations we have on a daily basis, conversations of how she is loved regardless of her actions and how we “love you when you listen and we love you don’t.” • “Hey, Lilli, want to hear some amazing news?” • She always does. • “God never changes,” I tell her. “He’s always the same.” • “Wow.” • “How does that make you feel?” • She smiled so big. “It makes me feel really happy.” • “Why would that make you happy?” • “Because I love Him and I want Him to come everywhere with me and if He never changes it means He is always with me.” • She’s three years old. • Solid theology is a comfort for every age. Praise God for His immutability.
“Are you not willing to pass through every ordeal if by any means you may save some?” -Charles Spurgeon

Follow me as I follow Jesus

Monday Morning Munch No. 80 – Why is laughter important?

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There is a song from Mary Poppins which pretty much sums up my life.

I love to laugh,” was written by the Sherman Brothers for the film (one of my all time favorites) to demonstrate how laughter can lighten the mood. They illustrate this quite clearly in the movie as the scene features Uncle Albert, Burt, the children and eventually Mary Poppins to float into the air after a spell of laughter. The more they giggle, the higher they rise.

Why is laughter important?

laugh. everyday. at yourself. it's the best.

laugh. everyday. at yourself. it’s the best.

Because it’s a gift. A gift I’m grateful for because it points to the great God who gladly gives to His children the richest, truest sense of joy. I hope you take time today to laugh, loud and long and clear, and to remember the Author of laughter.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“Laughter is a divine gift to the human who is humble. A proud man cannot laugh because he must watch his dignity; he cannot give himself over to the rocking and rolling of his belly. But a poor and happy man laughs heartily because he gives no serious attention to his ego.” -Terry Lindvall, Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

“Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.” -Goethe

“If we are Christians, then joy, humility, and gratitude should lead us to burst with hearty laughter. And I’m not just speaking of “pious” chuckles over “polite” quips or self-righteous sneering. True joy finds humor in all the weird details of life–the curse of broccoli, the dullness of males, the cruelty of insurance forms, and the tragedy of English cooking. Humor tells us so much about our hearts.” -Douglas Jones

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