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I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category:

I love the story of Gideon: not the guy who keeps leaving his Bible in hotel rooms, but the Jewish judge who describes himself as “the least in my entire family.” God has called Gideon to liberate the Israelis from the cruel oppression of the Midianites. But to defeat the enemy of over 100,000 troops, God provides him with just 300 men. (Nope, I didn’t leave out any zeroes. That’s 100,000 v. 300!) And they’re probably the guys who get picked last in pick up games.

Totally inadequate?

God seems to delight when we feel totally inadequate. [Continue reading]


My mother is a woman. My wife is a woman. My daughter is a woman. (See pic.) And I have three adorable granddaughters. So, a hearty happy International Women’s Day! Here are some of my favorite posts about women:

Am I a “feminist”?

A case for women in ministry

Daughter is one tough mother

Men and women are different from the neck up

No hablo, estrogen! Becoming bilingual in relationships

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Most days, I’m successful in navigating the emotional mines floating in my life with prayer, persistence and Prozac. I can’t deny the feelings, but I can also refuse to deify them. They are not my God, but bio-chemicals, sub-conscious reactions or, perhaps, the pizza I ate before bed.

So, I find myself paraphrasing Civil War Admiral Farragut’s order as his 18-ship fleet sailed into the heavily-mined port of New Orleans: “Damn the emotions! Full speed ahead!” [Continue reading]


3 Ds of faith

March 5th, 2018 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Lois and I recently had a financial setback, which immediately sent me into full-blown crisis mode. Unfortunately, there’s a familiar pattern to my faith crises.


I wish there was a more flattering word for it, but for about a week, I doubted that God had a plan and that he was already working for the good (Romans 8:28) to provide for us. It was up to me to keep us from living in a cardboard box! So, I frantically brainstormed ways to cut expenses and generate more income: sell my books on the street corner, pawn my guitars, and give up dark chocolate. [Continue reading]

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