I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category for Administrative Professionals Day: Top ten differences between ‘secretaries’ and ‘administrative professionals’

10. Secretaries make coffee; administrative professionals procure international resources to motivate and empower staff.

9. Secretaries take memos; administrative professionals expedite inter-office communication. [Continue reading]


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APs are office olympians

Forget gymnasts, swimmers, track stars, and weightlifters (along with all those retired athletes pitching E.D. products)! Administrative professionals are the unsung heroes overcoming Olympic challenges in offices and factories closer to home.

10-mile Commute and 100-Yard Hurdles

Employees (who have just raced through rush hour traffic), must now jump ten parking bumpers, three UPS boxes, and a "Caution: Wet Floor" sign to arrive at their desk on time. [Continue reading



I’m my own AP!

For those of us who are privileged to work from home, there are a few drawbacks, such as being CEO, COO, CFO and AP! (I have to take myself out to lunch today!) But there are some real benefits. [Continue reading



Previous issues, legal stuff . . .

Money, money, money issue (04.17.17)
20th anniversary issue (04.01.17)
Writing issue VII (03.23.17)
Easter issue (03.01.17)
The Oscars issue with “Evil Jim” (02.26.17)
Sexual identity issue (02.15.17)
Love, marriage, sex issue (02.01.17)
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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, pastoral resources, sex, spiritual issues and writing resources. But wait, there’s more: free stuff. Enjoy!

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In this issue, my creative plan to eliminate income taxes and reduce the national debt, plus a look at freelancing, which offers no financial benefits, but a world of non-taxable blessings. Enjoy!


My plan to eliminate income taxes

If you’re one of the thousands of taxpayers who are frantically trying to complete your Form 1040 before tomorrow night’s midnight deadline, here’s some helpful advice. Quit reading this column! Get to your local post office for the fifteen different forms you’ll need to send your checking account balance to Washington. Simpler yet, just send them your checkbook. [Continue reading]



Top ten ways to reduce national debt

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, “Top Ten Ways To Reduce the National Debt.”

10. Sponsor a national garage sale (Do we really need two Dakotas?)

9. Make Chuck-E-Cheese tokens legal tender

8. Turn Blair House into an upscale bed and breakfast

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Freelancing offers freedom ‘real job’ can’t

As a freelance author, editor and speaker, I haven’t had a “real job” since 1982. That also means I haven’t had a regular paycheck, health insurance, pension, or paid vacation. But before you think I’m sending out invitations to a pity party, let me assure you that it’s been worth the white-knuckle trust that bills will get paid and the sleepless nights when there’s no paying work the next day—like right now. So, I’m writing this to assure myself that: [Continue reading]



Previous issues, legal stuff . . .

20th anniversary issue (04.01.17)
Writing issue VII (03.23.17)
Easter issue (03.01.17)
The Oscars issue with “Evil Jim” (02.26.17)
Sexual identity issue (02.15.17)
Love, marriage, sex issue (02.01.17)
Inaugural issue (01.15.17)
More

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, pastoral resources, sex, spiritual issues and writing resources. But wait, there’s more: free stuff. Enjoy!

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I love that Jesus was buried in a garden!

      The place of crucifixion was near a garden, where there was a new tomb, never used before. And so . . . since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there (John 19:41-42).

Cemeteries are places of death and decay, but gardens are filled with life and growth!

Wishing you the new life of the resurrected Christ this Easter . . . and always!

Click for links to Easter posts and cartoons featuring my favorite post: It’s Sunday, but Jesus is Coming.

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Welcome to my 20th-anniversary issue! Since I launched on April 12, 1997—which in Internet years was 20,000 years ago—it’s been a honor to welcome over 7 million guests from 120 countries with articles, book excerpts, cartoons, humor columns and videos. (Above, the original banner.)

Here are the top ten posts over the years:



1. Were U.S. founding fathers Christian?

This post has consistently ranked one or two during the past 10 years—and has sparked passionate comments. Both revisionists and the religious right have tried to make the Founding Fathers fit their ideology, but here they are in their own words. You may be surprised! [Continue reading]



2. Hope and help for suicidal thoughts

I am both sad that so many felt the need to click this excerpt from The Why Files and so glad to be here for those in their darkest hour.

Depression and suicidal thoughts are major mental health crises, so I have tried to be transparent about my own struggles in these areas. [Continue reading]



3. It is well with my soul: the rest of the stories

This popular hymn’s back stories also proved popular. While it may have been well with their souls, it was not with the writer’s and composer’s tragic lives. [Continue reading]



4. A case for women in ministry

I was glad to see this post, which originally appeared in Rev. magazine, rank so high. I’m married to an ordained woman who did a wonderful job pastoring a growing church and is now a chaplain of a hospital. Here’s a biblical case for what she and millions of women are doing. [Continue reading]

A newer post—which has consistently made the top five list in recent years—asks, What was Paul thinking when he wrote 1 Timothy 2:12?



5. Top 10 reasons I’m not divorcing my wife

This popular post provides a whole legal binder of medical and university studies showing why divorce is not healthy mentally, emotionally or even physically. Before you consider divorce, please, consider these 10 important research findings. [Continue reading]


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But wait, there’s more!

And rounding out the top ten . . .

6. Encouraging quips and quotations

7. Does DNA disprove evolution?

8. Dealing with death and grief

9. The hidden habit: masturbation

10. Ancient prophet warns of conspiracy theories


The many faces of jameswatkins.com

I’ve had a few designs and taglines over the past 20 years, but I think “Hope and Humor” sums up what I’ve been doing all my life—and hope to be doing until I move to my final “domain.”




I do hope and pray that I’ve been your cheerleader over the years and that you’ll recommed my site to your family and friends. (And, just to be clear, that is not me with the pom poms.)



Previous issues, legal stuff . . .

Easter issue (03.01.17)
The Oscars issue with “Evil Jim” (02.26.17)
Sexual identity issue (02.15.17)
Love, marriage, sex issue (02.01.17)
Inaugural issue (01.15.17)
Lives matter issue (01.8.17)
New Year, new you issue (01.1.17)
More

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, pastoral resources, sex, spiritual issues and writing resources. But wait, there’s more: free stuff. Enjoy!

All writing copyright © James N. Watkins and is protected by United States and international law. For permission to print or repost, please visit my press page.

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