Hope&Humor Magazine: 03.06.16

March 6th, 2016 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized


Barbie gets real at 55

This year, Barbie gets real with diversity and more human proportions, but it’s been a painful journey for the world’s favorite doll. Here’s my heart-breaking interview when she turned 40.


Am I a ‘feminist? Yes and no!

Happy International Women’s Day! A few years ago, I was interviewed for Christians For Biblical Equality’s newsletter. I was asked Do you consider yourself a feminist? Why or why not? How do you define feminism?

Well, that all depends. Here’s my answer.

Spring home page cleaning

I’m trying to clear out the clutter here at Hope&Humor, so starting this month I’m moving to a magazine format with short teasers with links to the full posts. Let me know if you love it, hate it or didn’t notice. Thanks!


Top ten surprises in The Young Messiah

Friday, Anne Rice’s novel, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, debuts as a major film. So, with that in mind, I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, the Top ten surprises in The Young Messiah . [Continue reading]

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Cartoon of the week

Just saw this post: “I believe God has put His hand on Donald Trump as a Cyrus to be a governor and that the Bible talks about this critical Isaiah 45th chapter, as the 45th president. It is the decisive moment in American history for leadership.” What?!

Get your daily dose on Facebook and on the archives. And follow my race for the White House at Watkins for President 2016. I promise not to play the “God card.”

Quips and quotations

If you’re not proud of it, don’t serve it.
If you can’t do a good job, don’t take it on.
If it’s going to distract you from the work that truly matters, pass.
If you don’t know why they want you to do this, ask.
If you need to hide it from your mom, reconsider.
If it benefits you but not the people you care about, decline.
If you’re going along with the crowd, that’s not enough.
If it creates a habit that costs you in the long run, don’t start.
If it doesn’t move you forward, hesitate then walk away. Seth Godin

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