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Giggles and Tears

Anxiety and depression can be formidable foes. But there is light in the darkness...


  • Concept: Understanding the battle with anxiety and depression.
  • Story Origin: Original
  • Setting: Present day America
  • Precept(s):
    • Assumptions about anxiety and depression can affect relationships.
    • These are not conditions that a sufferer can simply will their way out of.
    • God is there through all of it and can even use these times to heighten our appreciation of life.
  • Key Bible Verse: Psalm 139:14 If I say, Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; for darkness is as light to you.


  • Written by Dana Buck
  • Narrated by Ashley Ashbeck
  • Additional Voices Provided by Faith Ashbeck, Janairie Capps, Toby Capps and Kim Pratt
  • Devotional Thoughts Narrated by Dana Buck
  • Produced by Beneath Blue Skies Productions
  • Music Credit: Adobe Music - "Soft Ambient Corporate Inspiration", "Inspiring Romantic Piano", "What Happens Relaxing Piano", "New Beginnings-Happy Corporate", "The Acoustic Guitar Light", "Peaceful Cinematic Emotion"


Sew Powerful Parables will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and offer you a new way to experience God’s truth. Jesus often used parables to communicate His most important messages. Dana Buck picks up that tradition in a poetic, rhyming style that makes listening easy and enjoyable. All ages will love these stories full of memorable characters, insightful lessons and just plain fun.

After retiring from a 38-year career with the Christian non-profit organization, World Vision, Dana Buck now devotes himself full time to writing, speaking, and mentoring. His Sew Powerful Parables continue to grow in popularity as they charm audiences, readers and listeners. He is a Charter Board member for the nonprofit organization Sew Powerful, where he lends his expertise to further their mission of combating extreme poverty by training, equipping and empowering women and girls in the developing world. Dana resides in the greater Seattle area with his wife Grace and their neurotic cat. They have two children, Jared and Alyssa, and Alyssa is married to son-in-law, Ivan. No grandchildren yet, but Ivan and Alyssa do own and share their beautiful grand-dog, Odin. Reach Dana with comments or suggestions at