Hi, I’m Jim Watkins: author, speaker, threat to society . . . and extremely grateful person. Welcome to our give thanks issue!

Previous issues
Halloween issue (10.01.16)
Music issue: 2 (09.18.16)
Conspiracy issue (09.12.16)
Remembering 9/11 (09.12.16)
• [Romans] 8:28 issue (08.28.16)
Election 2016 issue (08.28.16)
Suck-cess issue (08.14.16)
Waiting issue (08.07.16)

Voting options for conservative Christians
And one final plug for my roundup of five voting options November 8. You do have a choice! And if you want to write-in someone, I’m running with the Tupperware Party: “Putting a lid on government.” See my complete platform in colorful, dish-washer-safe colors. Watkins 2016

Over 60 reasons to give thanks

Fifty praises between bed and bathroom
Today, I vowed not to ask for anything, but to simply praise God. I found fifty things for which to praise him just between the bed and bathroom:

Top ten reasons to give thanks . . . when you think you don’t have any
10. You have a newspaper (or a mobile device”) in your hand. Thanks to Guttenberg’s press and the World Wide Web you have access to more information today than all previous generations combined.

Thanks for nothing
Little is known of the prophet Habakkuk. except that he lived in the time when Israel was oppressed and many had been taken captive by the Babylonians. There was little reason to give thanks. But, in spite of living in captivity and facing what appears to be a famine, Habakkuk writes, “Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord!”

Thanksgiving turkey trivia

Do you enjoy playing “Jeopardy” from your LazyBoy (“I’ll take ‘Fowl Friends’ for $1,000, Alex”)? Would you like to raise the intellectual level of conversation at Thanksgiving dinner above that of the cranberry sauce? Enjoy my highly educational special report on Melgris Gallopavos. [Continue reading]

Cartoon of the month

Click for my Thanksgiving cartoons. And get your daily dose of my cartoons on Facebook, Twitter and at the archives.

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

And for a collection of the best—and a few of the worst—cartoons: I Have a Meme. Two hundred cartoons includes work by “Evil Jim.”

Top ten sites from October

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from October 2016 (Numbers in parentheses are previous month’s ranking.)

This month’s podcast, etc.

I’m a mess. You’re a mess. Here’s some encouragement if you’re feeling like a big, slobbering mess! Listen to the brand new podcast (3:26 minutes).

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