I moved from broken to beautiful, and you can too. I’ve endured many challenges and trials in my lifetime and have experienced fear, anger, discouragement, depression, and at times even despair. I struggled to forgive God and those who hurt me. I understand those emotions. Through those difficulties, God gave me a compassion for people and a desire to help others move from broken to beautiful.

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What Kind of Medicine Do You Take?

Nicky's Birthday Luncheon Proverbs 17:22: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Sunday after the church service, five of us friends went to a local restaurant to eat lunch together and celebrate a mutual friend’s birthday. She had her teenage son with her.

We talked and laughed most of the time. I really don’t know how we managed to eat our lunch with all the chatter and laughter.

Our waiter laughed every time he came to our table. One friend told him, “I hope you survive all of us women.”

He smiled and said, “A woman raised me, and I’m almost married to another one.”

We laughed again and continued the birthday celebration.

When one of the five friends showed us the cracked screen on her cell phone, we burst into laughter. However, we offered her solutions for that screen and laughed some more.

Each of us at that birthday celebration faces life’s difficulties and challenges, but we have a cheerful heart. We take “good medicine” not an inferior ineffective one.

What kind of medicine do you take? When was the last time you laughed?

In a conversation with a friend, how would you describe your heart? Do you have a cheerful heart or a crushed spirit? “A crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Dear God, help me choose a cheerful heart instead of a crushed spirit. Amen.

Application: When will you take “good medicine” this week?

Copyright © by Yvonne Ortega October 20, 2014

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