Hope and humor ‘zine: Election 2016 issue

August 21st, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized

James Watkins, author, speaker
Hi, I’m Jim Watkins: author, speaker, threat to society. Here’s some hope and humor as American’s are less than 80 days away from the presidential election.. There is hope as you’ll see in this issue!!

Plus, you can also access over 300 posts—more encouragement and entertainment than you can shake a memory stick at—on death, faith, health, heavy topics, holidays, hope, humor, life hacks, love, parents, sex, spiritual issues and writing resources. But wait, there’s more: free stuff. Enjoy!



God has final vote

Before you panic about the presidential choices—the lesser of two evils—here’s some biblical encouragement. Throughout history God has worked his will through some rather ungodly officials, pagan kings and heathen dictators. There is hope! [Continue reading]


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Voting for lesser of two evils?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are viewed less favorably than any presidential candidates since CBS first surveyed candidates’ favorability ratings in 1984. How’s a person to vote? [Continue reading]


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But wait, there’s more!

Here are some additional posts on election 2016 and God’s role in human governments:
WWJE? Who would Jesus elect?
Will God’s purpose be accomplished election day?
Candidates need to follow “Yellow Brick Road”
Liar! Liar! Pantsuit on fire!
Top ten verses Donald Trump must have missed
The Tupperware Party: Putting a lid on government (My presidential campaign)


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Quotations on God’s providence in worldly affairs

The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope. Robert E. Lee

The more we believe in God’s sovereignty, the better we’re able to live above the trivial stuff of life, and even laugh at life’s contradictions. Donald Demaray

Christianity may not always offer supernatural deliverance from earth’s problems, but it always offers supernatural use for them. It is likely that Peter, who was delivered from prison, learned less than Paul, who stayed there. L. Thomas Holdcroft

We don’t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. St. Paul (2 Corinthians 4:18)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Louis Armstrong

Read more quotations of hope and humor at Why? Over 1,000 Quotations on Life’s Most Difficult Questions.



Cartoon of the week

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And follow my race for the White House at Watkins for President 2016. The Tupperware Party: “Putting a lid on government.”


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This week’s podcast, etc.

Is it a hand grenade . . . or hangnail? We tend to exaggerate the situations we find ourselves in. It’s helpful to put life in perspective. (1:44 minutes)

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