Welcome to a new week of Hope & Humor! Every Sunday, I’ll share a featured post, then it’s Cartoon Tuesday with my favorites from the past week on Facebook, and finally Throwback Thursday with a few of my favorite posts for writers and normal people, as well as quips and quotations. I hope you enjoy …
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Welcome to “Throwback Thursday” at Hope & Humor! First, with the box-office smash of Deadpool, a look back at super heroes. Second, during Black History Month, a salute to my soul brother and ex-slave James Robert Watkins. And third, three secrets to publication, plus some quips and quotations. I hope you enjoy the encouragement and …
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Welcome to “Cartoon Tuesday” at Hope & Humor. Here are my favorite cartoons which appeared on Facebook in the past seven days. (I had to delete a couple cartoons last week and send “Evil Jim” to his room! Sorry.) Enjoy! Dark chocolate is good for you! Monday, February 22, 2016 Here are some thoughts on …
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Welcome to a new week of Hope & Humor! Every Sunday, I’ll share a featured post, then it’s Cartoon Tuesday with my favorites from the past seven days on Facebook, and finally Throwback Thursday with a few of my favorite posts for writers and normal people, as well as quips and quotations. I hope you …
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The pope, the Donald, and walls

February 19th, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

February 2016 The pope and presidential candidate, Donald Trump, are making headlines for their very different views on walls: (CNN) “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope told journalists who asked his opinion on Trump’s proposals …
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Welcome to a new week of Hope & Humor! I’m trying something a bit different. Each Monday, I’ll have a brand new post, two of the favorite posts for writers and normal people, plus cartoons from the previous week, as well as my favorite quips and quotations. I hope you enjoy the encouragement and entertainment! …
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Just 46 days until Easter!

February 10th, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Today is the first day of Lent: the 40 days plus Sundays until Easter—and hopefully, warm weather! Here is an Easter basket full of entertainment and encouragement: • Easter cartoons • Forty days of Imitating Christ A new series on Facebook with excerpts from The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today’s Language. My latest …
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Love, marriage and sex . . .

February 8th, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Welcome to my annual salute to love, marriage and sex. If you’re single, dating, engaged, married, divorced, widowed or “it’s complicated,” there’s something for you! Enjoy. Love • Falling in love—and getting back up • Looking for love in all the right places • Men and women are different! • No hablo, estrogen! Becoming bilingual …
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Welcome to a roundup of this week’s comments and cartoons. Each Saturday, I’ll bring you the best (?) from HopeAndHumor.org as well as my daily posts on Facebook. Meanwhile, have a wonderful weekend! Brand new hope and humor: • New conference stresses professional writing (Monday, February 1, 2016) Mark August 5-6, 2016, on your calendar …
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I’m thrilled to once again be directing the St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference June 22-26, 2016 (What is the association’s board thinking?!) Join agents, editors, marketing experts, plus fellow writers for a week of instruction and inspiration on the campus of Grove City College on the Ohio/Pennsylvania line. Agents Ann Byle: Credo Communications Dave Fessenden: …
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Mark August 5-6, 2016, on your calendar for a writers’ conference geared toward writing in the commercial market! Taylor’s Professional Writing Conference is sponsored by Taylor University’s respected writing program in Upland, Indiana. (I taught writing there for 15 years and heartily endorse this conference. They’re even letting me teach at it!) During the weekend, …
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Breaking: Watkins puts lid on presidential campaign November 8, 2016 7 pm CORN BORER, IND.—Presidential candidate, James Watkins, conceded his election bid after polls closed in his home town. Speaking at a news conference at the Hoosier Sushi Bar and Bait Shop, Watkins reflected on his Tupperware Party campaign: “Putting a lid on government! Keeping …
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