Author Archives: jameswatkins

About jameswatkins

Author and speaker

Welcome summer!

June 1st, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s a beautiful day in Corn Borer, Indiana, so a great time to just laze in the hammock and recycle some old columns on: • Vacations are not a vacation if . . . • Traveling the world on one tank of gas • Top ten clues a man should wear a shirt in summer …
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I am furious—and brokenhearted—after receiving this comment on my website: White. Christians. Not. Only. Support. Trump. They. Support. White. Police. Murdering. Unarmed. Black. Men. Christanity. Is. White. Supremacy. I’m not furious at the comment. I’m furious that this is the perception some so-called “Christians” encourage. And I’m brokenhearted for this brother who has obviously …
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You can’t love Christ and hate his Church

May 25th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Next Sunday is Pentecost, so it’s a good time to remember, the church may not be perfect, but it is worthy of our support. Jesus called it his bride and body! So, here are some biblical reasons to “not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another” (Hebrews 10:25). But wait! …
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Where are You God?

May 22nd, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Just in time for a global pandemic! Where are You God? Learning to Trust When Times Are Tough is a 365-day devotional and journal to which I contributed 30 devos. I submitted mine last fall having no idea how relevant this book would be to those suffering physically, emotionally and economically. God’s timing is perfect. …
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Top ten things you won’t hear at commencement

May 17th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Ever since Pebbles and Bam Bam graduated from Bedrock High, commencement speakers have been telling the crowd of cap and gowns to work for world peace, follow its dreams, and always wear clean underwear in case of an accident. So cue “Pomp and Happenstance,” here are the top ten things I’ve learned since I wore …
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Happy Mothers’ Day!

May 5th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Here are my favorite columns and cartoons for these amazing people called “Mom.” Have a great day! • Faith of Our Mothers A modern twist on an old tune • Top ten things my mom taught me Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! And for parents in general • Cartoons on parenthood • The papoose-driven life Lessons …
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Coronavirus revival or revolution?

May 2nd, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The coronavirus crisis has caused the greatest social, economic, political and religious upheaval across the entire world I have seen in my lifetime. Not even the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the assassination of President Kennedy, the civil rights conflict, the Cold War, or even the 9/11 terrorist attacks have had the impact of …
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Writers’ conferences quarantined, go virtual

April 27th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Major writers’ conferences are being cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus quarantine. However, Taylor University’s Professional Writers’ Conference is going virtual with live streaming seminars and one-on-one Zoom meeting with agents, editors and professional writers. I can highly recommend two valuable online resources: For online college-credit classes with personal mentoring, you can’t beat Taylor …
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Yep, I’m intolerant!

April 20th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I’m coming out of the politically-correct closet and announcing to the world, “Yep! I’m intolerant!” For instance, do you really want to go to an “open-minded” doctor with signs in the waiting room that read: “I Brake for Bacteria.” “Save the Salmonella.” “Take a Stand for Polio!” I want a doctor who is narrow-minded and …
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It’s Sunday, but Jesus is coming!

April 12th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Remember Tony Campolo’s inspiring Easter message? “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’!” Unfortunately, it’s Sunday and the worldwide death toll from coronavirus is expected to top 100,000 Easter Sunday with over 1,600,000 confirmed cases in 209 countries. Oxfam, a group of nine relief organizations, warned the financial implications “could push up to a half a billion …
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