Brain imaging has revealed laughter produces natural opiates which promote a sense of euphoria and well-being!

Yep, in June 2008, Basil Hugh Hall wrote “Recent advances in imaging techniques have enabled researchers to demonstrate an increase in opioids in the brain after strenuous exercise (Boecker et al 2008), and there is no reason to dismiss the idea that a similar increase in the brain’s opioids will be found after a laughter evoking event.” (So, please do not attempt taking a drug test while reading Hope & Humor!)

But I do hope you’ll enjoy a laugh or two from my writing. I’m an author, speaker and clinically depressed soul who, by God’s grace. writes encouraging and entertaining books, articles and online posts. Isn’t that crazy? (Here’s my my official bio which is great for insomnia relief!)

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  • April 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Good morning,

    I will be teaching a creative writing course at Ohio Christian University this fall. Do you have a recommendation for a good creative writing textbook? The class will be 1:15, two days a week for 15 weeks. It’s a new course that I am currently putting together.

    Thanks for your help,

    • April 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Hi Dennis, tell me a bit more about the class. An Introduction to Christian Writing by Ethel Herr would be a very good overall view of the Christian writing market, but may not be the “creative” angle you want. My books Communicate to Change Lives and Writers on Writing are used at Taylor University, but–again–address writing for publication

  • July 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    Bob, Good is good all the time; all the time, God is good!, Lindenberger here. I would just like to say all good reading and all articles help me with my walk with Jesus. Thank you for trusting and obeying the Holy Spirit to help a poor beggar like me. (Witnessing is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread).


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