Day 8 of 31 days of depression.


Nothing feels better when you’re down than good, hearty laughter.

Is it always easy? No. Sometimes you have to seek it out.

And that’s exactly what I do. I google, youtube, and Godtube to find funny things to lift my spirits.

There are many great Christian comedians. My favorite is Tim Hawkins but there are many more! Here are a few to look up: Michael Joiner, Anita Renfroe (the mom song), and Bob Smiley. Bananas is also clean fun featuring many other Christian comedians.

One of our favorite things to do together as a family is to watch good clean comedy. It’s so fun to share that bond with your children and to see their reaction to the jokes.

Do today:

  • Memorize this scripture: He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2
  • Pray: Lord,help me to find my smile today. I want to laugh again. I pray for you to lift me out of the slimy pit and place my feet on the rock. Give me a firm place to stand, Lord.  In Jesus Name, Amen.
  • Watch the videos below. Let them minister to your aching heart.

Today’s Music:

To purchase this song: This Is The Stuff

Do you have a favorite Christian or clean comedian? Does laughter help you when you are feeling down?


The next 31 days we will be discussing depression and healthy ways to combat it but we’re going to get real too. Because for those of us who wind up in the pit often, we know platitudes and fluff pieces do nothing for us. My expertise is only based 0n my own very personal battles with depression and is no way, professional or medical advice. Your participation in this series is voluntary and Melinda Todd is not legally responsible for any choices or actions of participants. Participants release Melinda Todd and Trailing After God from responsibility and liability and continue at their own risk and discretion.


  1. Oh You are SO right! Laughter is the best! Nothing works as quickly. Thanks for the videos too 🙂 Those were great. Never heard of Bob but he is a funny guy too. I love finding new clean comedy to watch. Thank you so much for this series Mel. I really, really appreciate it more than you will ever know. I have really looked forward to it each day!

  2. Thank you Mel I needed this today.

  3. Dear Mel,
    A merry heart doeth good like a medicine! (Proverbs 17:22). Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog, Saved by Grace. Your blog is a blessing and I am following by email, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace:
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett
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  4. I love being able to laugh!!
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  5. You are right…laughter is the best medicine.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would love to have you join us each week for a link up I host called The Grace Cafe. Link is always up at 8:00 p.m central time each Wednesday.

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  6. This is such an important challenge you are writing about. I’m so glad for laughter. What a gift from God and so healing!
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