Laughing Through the Dark RVR EP 110 Chonda Pierce

Today’s show with co-hosts, LaTan Roland Murphy, Amy Elaine Martinez, and special guest, comedian Chonda Pierce was overflowing with JOY.

joyful heart laughing through the dark

Laughing nourishes our soul in ways only God knows.

In this episode, we had a sweet time celebrating the power of rest and the restoration of joy. We talked about the grieving process, learning to rest, and loving well even when you don’t agree. We even touched a wee little bit on the “p” word (politics) that’s been on everyone’s mind lately.

Laughing Through the Darkness to Joy

Laughing Through the Darkness of Loss

You don’t want to miss hearing Chonda’s story of overcoming her depression after losing her husband. Laughing through the dark was what truly brought her through this difficult time. Laughing in The Dark is Chonda’s documentary about this very dark time in her life (check it out on your favorite movie site). Remarkably, it packed theaters back in 2015 and details the story of her marriage, separation, restoration, and grief.

Chonda Pierce Laughing In The Dark

In the end, this was a powerful episode. I’d love to encourage you to share this with anyone you know going through the loss of a loved one. Listen to the end for an encouraging time of prayer for the restoration of joy in your life.

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In case you missed it…and need some more laughs

Here’s the link to our first interview with Chonda:

RVR So Stinkin’ Funny with Chonda Pierce EP 101

Also, if you need more joy, this episode helps cultivate more of it in your everyday life.

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About Amy Elaine Martinez

Amy Elaine is an inspirational speaker, former radio show host, and gifted teacher. Her ministry is devoted to helping women with heart-shattered lives become whole again in Christ. She loves to tell the story of how Jesus made her a broken girl made whole through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Married to the love of her life, David, Amy Elaine is a mom of two boys now young men, Sidney (25) and Gabriel(22). She also has a daughter-in-love Riley and recently became "Yia Yia" to Raelynn Rose Elaine. Recently she left her beloved Colorado mountains to play on the plains of Historic Guthrie, Oklahoma. Most days you'll find her at a local coffee shop writing or ministering across the table to a friend. Her heart's desire is to see women walk in wholeness and develop an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Living the victorious life is one of the major themes of her ministry. She's available to speak at your next women's event. You can connect with her at: