In advance of the National March for Life on January 24, here are some of my favorite newspaper columns on pro-life issues: • Text from “Planned Bank Robbery” video • Capital punishment: serious questions • Ethuanasia and “dying with dignity” • Is it a life or a choice? • Pro-life graphics for posting • Pro-life …
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Text of video, plus, other resources for overcoming giants: • Listen to my keynote from Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, I’m a Giant Killer! • David and the Giant Publishers: Encouragement for writers If you found this helpful, please share it on your social networks. Thanks!

My resolution for 2020 is to move from text to video in the New Year. Yep, 80 percent of website traffic will be video by the end of the year. But don’t worry, you’ll still find text versions and lots of related links as well. And now, some of my favorite New Year posts. • …
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Top ten posts for 2019

December 30th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from 2018. (Number in parentheses, 2018 ranking.) 10. My bio sheet (10) 9. The Easter story in chronological order (22) 8. Top ten verses Donald Trump may want to read (62) 7. “Coming Out” My …
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“Peace on earth” seems only a hollow Christmas card cliche today what with civil wars, terrorist attacks and rioting in the streets throughout the world. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow didn’t feel in much of a holiday mood either when he heard the bells on Christmas Eve during the Civil War. His wife had been burned to …
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A visit from Jeff Bezos

December 20th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

‘Tis the week before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature is stirring, except for my mouse. The wishes are posted on Amazon’s list, in hopes that Jeff Bezos had stocked all the gifts. When what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a delivery drone a-hovering near! Away to the front porch …
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Putting the X back in Xmas

December 16th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

At the risk of sounding like “The Grinch,” Ebeneezer Scrooge, and Henry Potter all gift-wrapped into one big “Humbug,” I’d like to propose that we put the X back in Christmas. I tend to agree with Peanut’s Lucy that “Christmas is a big racket. It’s run by a big Eastern syndicate you know.” What originally …
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I hope you enjoy this rendering of the story of Christ’s birth in chronological order from Jesus: His Life and Lessons. Jesus is God from eternity In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made …
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If you’re struggling with mental health issues, the Christmas season may not be “the most wonderful time of the year.” So, with apologies to Andy Williams: It’s the Most Difficult Time of the Year It’s the most difficult time of the year, With the hustle and bustle And gift shopping tussles while feigning good cheer …
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Not feeling thankful?

November 25th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Have you had one of those years where you’re dreading Thanksgiving? Do you feel you have nothing for which to give thanks? Does the holiday just emphasize your losses? I’ve been there! So here are . . . • Fifty praises between bed and bathroom Today, I vowed not to ask for anything, but to simply …
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