90 Light Hearted Devotions to Brighten your Day!

I have a new devotional being published and I am excited about the “buzz” being generated.

The title is “Lighten Up and Live: 90 Lighthearted Devotions to Brighten Your Day” Each one is written to help you start your day with a smile as well as a powerful dose of inspiration.

Here is one of the devotionals in the book. If you like it, I know you will enjoy the other 89 Lighthearted Devotions to Brighten Your Day.

Lighten Up and Live: 90 Light-hearted Devotions to Brighten Your Day

Worrying about the what ifs

When I was a boy, we had pre-air-conditioning features on our car called “wings.” Little vertical windows that directed outside air into the car. Open the wing and air would hit the glass and fly into the car.

The downside was that the wing also directed anything that was flying in the air into the car.

One Sunday a bee hit the wing, was jettisoned into the car and got caught in my sweater. I began screaming, “A bee! Agh! Mom! It’s a bee! I’m gonna die!”

“Pipe down!” my sympathetic mom shouted.” If you don’t bother the bee, it won’t bother you.”

  • I didn’t know what bothered a bee.
  • What if the bee didn’t want to go to church?
  • Certainly any bee that just hit a piece of glass at 60 mph would be bothered already.

The “what ifs” of life often paralyze us.

  • What if the stock market crashes?
  • What if I lose my job?

Here’s what the Bible says about that kind of worry.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? (Matthew 6:25-27)

In verse 33 God gives the best antidote to worry:

“Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

If you’re wondering what happened to the bee? I killed it with my Bible.

If you would you like to start your mornings with a “lighthearted devotion” like this one, please check out my new book, Lighten Up and Live! It releases November 1st and you can be the first to get your copy. Place your pre-order at Amazon or Barnes & Noble today.


  1. Poor bee! Did you have to kill it? It’s not funny and to kill it with your Bible is even less funny. Sorry I will never buy your book.

    1. I’m with you Lilla. I didn’t find the story all that funny. When it came to killing to be with the Bible, that was enough for me. I doubt that God saw any humor in that. I will never buy the book either.

    2. See – this is the problem. Too many of us are focusing on one piece of a story and missing the point of a story. Aren’t things so very divisive because we pick one thing we disagree with and plug our ears to everything else. We are struggling with seeing the bigger picture.
      We miss out on the possible joy and laughter- both of which have been created by God!- because we stumbled on that one thing. I pray that we can all loosen up and breathe!! Let’s learn to laugh with each other and the silly messes we get ourselves in! I’m convinced we’d all be gone by now if God did not have such a huge sense of humor!!!!!!

  2. I agree with Lilla…killing the bee, with a Bible, no less, is not good. They are extraordinary creations. My step-father even wrote a book about them.

  3. I’m with you Ann! He didn’t destroy the hive – just the bee – as any kid would have done – with whatever was at his disposal to do so! Think I’ll order the book

  4. Love it!! Sounds like a great devotional! Thanks for using your gifts to bless others. 🙂

  5. Oh my goodness! Thank you, Ann. We all were kids at one time or another and probably would have done the very same thing Ken did.
    Thank you, Ken for all of the times you have made me belly- laugh in the midst of tears! God has given you a gift. Continue to use it for His glory. I appreciate what the Father does through you and I most definitely will purchase your new devotional book!

  6. This brought back memories. I used this today when doing devotion with the Interdisciplinary team at hospice. We enjoyed it.

  7. Some of you lilla, Jan and Ian need a light hearted book or an attitude adjustment, my lord, really, he was a kid but I can see instead of seeing some humor you chose to live in pessimism, I bet your glass is always half empty, lord help you

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