Have you ever had a season where you just couldn’t laugh? You mourned a loss. Whether was a person, or a place, or a loss that you couldn’t quite define, it needed to be grieved.

And that’s not a bad thing.

There’s a time to mourn. There are things worth mourning over. But as you mourn, keep your heart open for the day when you will dance again.

Because you will.

To live free: Mourn if you need, but keep your dancing shoes nearby. You’ll live, laugh, and love again.

Scripture: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. . . (vs. 4) . . .A time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecc 3:1, 4.

Today: Your existence is bigger than today. Twenty years ago this month I was battling cancer. I couldn’t see past the diagnoses, past the treatment, past the way my life completely stopped. I mourned. But it was a season only, one that later produced faith, endurance, purpose, and a sense of what mattered and what did not.