‘I like big buts’

January 26th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I like big buts and I cannot lie. No, it’s not that annoying Sir Mix-A-Lot ditty. I like the big buts of the Bible. For example . . . No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us (1 John …
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From November 10, 2011 In less than one week (six days to be exact) . . . . . . my mom was rushed by ambulance to the hospital with a second possible stroke. . . . my cousin’s husband, 58, died suddenly of a massive heart attack. . . . a college friend, who …
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Hope for cultural change

January 19th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

In April 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. spelled out a radical strategy to change the culture of his time in his book, Why We Can’t Wait. Each participant in the Birmingham protests was required to abide by Dr. King’s “Ten Commandments.” 1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus. 2. …
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In Sunday’s “The best—and the rest” round up, I wrote: Je suis Charlie Millions of people around the world today, are proclaiming “I am Charlie” in support of the editors and cartoonists at the satirical newspaper, Charlie Ebdo, murdered in cold blood by two radical Muslims. As a writer, I am in total support of …
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God rejoices over you

January 13th, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Everyone seems to have a word, a saying or a Bible verse for the new year. Last year I facetiously noted that my word for the year was “platypus.” But, is it too late to have a verse for the new year? I just happened to come across this verse from a minor prophet that …
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Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there sickness and death? Why doesn’t God answer my prayers? Why . .? For over twenty years, I’ve been collecting quotations that attempt to address those difficult questions. So here are over three thousands years of wisdom: from King David (circa 1000 BC) to modern-day …
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Time Square’s lighted ball gets all the press, but other cities across America drop all kinds of things at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Some very strange things! Objects Six-foot-tall conch shell (Key West, Florida) Indy race car (Indianapolis, Indiana) Giant guitars (Niagara Falls, New York; Memphis, Tennessee; and Nashville, Tennessee) Ten-foot …
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I have in my right mitten, direct from my home office on the frozen wasteland of Indiana, today’s category: Top ten most popular posts of 20014 (2013 ranking). 10. (19) Vampires, werewolves real! 9. (1) Ancient prophet warns of conspiracies 8. (4) Does DNA disprove evolution? 7. (6) God is never late, but he sure …
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Don’t look back!

January 1st, 2015 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

We get the name January from the Roman god Janus who, much to his parent’s horror, was born with two faces: one facing forward, one looking back. And so, January is a time to look forward to the new year and back at the past. Looking back at 2014, we see the Islamic State of …
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