Author Archives: jameswatkins

About jameswatkins

Author and speaker

Happy Father’s Day!

June 16th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Here are some of my favorite columns and cartoons for dads and granddads: Becoming like little children I may be an “adult,” but I’m still just a big kid! Cartoons on parenthood I’m going to be a G-Daddy! Of course we were thrilled when we learned we were going to be grandparents, but I wasn’t …
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I am so missing seeing my fellow writers at conferences this summer, but I am looking forward to two virtual conferences coming to your laptop or mobile device! (You’ll get great instruction and inspiration without travel hassles, sleeping in a strange bed, or having to wear pants!) Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshop June 10-12, 2020 …
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The amazing magic of The Great Watkinso

June 8th, 2020 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Presenting—without camera tricks or video effects—the amazing magic of The Great Watkinso! We all need a break from heavy hope, to some light humor! Enjoy! And if you found it humorous, please share it on your social networks. Thanks!

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. georgexxxxxx@gmail.com 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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