How many things are better faced with humor? Take a minute and let this video give you a smile.
I love how God built into us a resiliency to find a light heart even in the midst of storms, fear, or discouragement. You can’t miss his sense of humor in plants and animals he created–us most of all. And I think one of God’s greatest gifts is laughter. That’s why it was such a treat for me to write my new novel Told You So.
Years of trials in my life yielded stories that explored anguish and loss that underscores hope and love. So this story came as something of a surprise. I realized how long it had been since I had laughed in the writing of something. Not everyone agrees with some of the artistic choices I made to allow this story the authenticity it needed to maximize its impact without sanitizing. And that’s okay. My call, in this project at least, was to write in the truest fashion an accessible story to bring light to a genre in need of it. As always my prayer is to glorify God while meeting people where they are.
Told You So is a story of resilience and hope, even when life imitates art that imitates life. It’s about finding joy, even when you feel like you may be standing alone–not only in the world–but among your brothers and sisters in Christ. David laughed and danced before the Lord in the midst of criticism and judgment. What a beautiful example to follow.