Articles, books, scripts . . . Jim Watkins is an award-winning author of 20 books and over 2,000 articles on how to live, love and laugh. Read free—a bargain at twice the price—excerpts on death, faith, health, heavy topics, holidays, hope, humor, life hacks, love, parenting, sex, spiritual issues, plus cartoons, comedy/drama scripts, and writing …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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It’s been a joy to share at the Mid-South Christian Writers’ and the Blue Lake Christian Writers’ conferences. Here are links to my talks. • The ten creative commandments This has become one of my favorite keynotes showing practical ways to increase your creativity in communications. • Three new “must haves” for today’s writers Brand, …
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Lent, not to be confused with the stuff in the dryer filter, is a time of spiritual preparation for Easter. It includes the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. So, here’s some hope and humor for Christian “preppers.” Forty days of hope and humor • Top ten things …
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Evil Jim at the Oscars is brought to you by: I Have a Meme: 200 of my best—and a few of the worst—cartoons. Doesn’t he look stylish in his rented tux?!

Nearly one-third adolescent boys and many teen girls go through a time of questioning their sexual identity. With today’s discussions of “gender fluidity,” it has become an even larger issue. If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, I want you to know I care about you. If you’re straight, I want you to …
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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. Many of the posts below are from my books on love and sexuality, including The Why Files: When Can I Start Dating?. And check out my cartoons on love. …
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Will God’s purpose be accomplished under Trump? While many evangelicals came out in support of the president-elect, many others warned against his arguably unchristian comments on women and attacks on critics. One thing Christians can agree upon is . . . [Continue reading] The Un-Tied States of America The recent election results have revealed just …
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On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The date corresponded to January 22, 1973, when the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states. I wish he wouldn’t have limited the day to simply the unborn in the …
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Welcome to a new year and a new issue of “Hope and Humor.” I’m featuring strategies for a new you in 2017: new predictions, new plans, new identity and more. (I’m especially excited about my new identity in the New Year.) New Year predictions My annual predictions for the New Year have been 99 percent …
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December 28, 2016 Unless you live in a galaxy far, far away, you know that Princess Leila, lesser known as Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack Monday. Leia warred in outer space, while Fisher fought in inner space as she confronted mental health issues. Both fought with bravery and humor. So, here are some …
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Welcome to my 19th annual Twelve Sites of Christmas . . . and no partridge in a pear tree! I may not be your “true love,” but I do have some hope and ho! ho! ho! for you with cartoons and my favorite Christmas columns. Besides, you really don’t want livestock and leaping lords under …
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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) …
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