Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine!!

I love this picture of my Senior bible study. These women love Jesus and are turning the world upside down for Him.

I think this picture epitomizes my relationship with sweet Amy!

Running through the fountain in Charleston, SC while on vacation with 3 dear friends.



Here are 2 of the 3 dear friends running through the fountain with me! Hope & Haley.



I love these women! Here are the staff women that have been with me in Clearhotter all summer. We didn't know someone was taking our picture at this moment, that's why I love it.
Psalm 126:2Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."
Psalm 30:4All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face! He gets angry once in a while, but across a lifetime there is only love. The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter.
Over a year ago, I began slowly coming out of a season of sorrow. Watching others experience loss, experiencing loss myself, wrestling in the midst of it, etc. I can remember the exact time and place the shift happened. Haley, Stacy, Hope and I (dear friends) went on vacation to Charleston. I believe it was the first vacation I had really taken apart from work in a long time. One night we went for a walk down to the beach and we were making fun of how each other walked and laughed and laughed. The laughter continued throughout the week as we went out to eat and had our pictures taken running through the fountain. I began to feel life and hope again. Jesus was changing the sadness to moments of laughter.
Posted above are pictures from this last year (the last one as current as last night) starting with the Charleston trip. These pictures are a tangible reminder of God's "nearness being my good" and that to everything there is a "season".
Beth



2 comments:

Sara and Wade said...

Beth - So happy that you're a blogger now and that laughter and joy are making it's way back into your life right now:) I thought of you today, as I was walking around the mall, ha!, and I'm pretty jealous of your summer in Clearwater. The 2 summers I spent there were the best summers, period. Have a lot of fun and please go to Britt's and sing some kareoke for me!!
Love you!!

ambie said...

So thrilled for you dear friend! I love you and am so excited that you are in a new season of laughter. Your laughter has always been contageous!!

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