I’m sure that even Mr. Rogers had one of those days: It’s a terrible day in the neighborhood, A terrible day for neighbor, Won’t you please go, leave me all alone. I’ve always wanted to move away to warmer weather, I hate this TV house and this stupid sweater. So why don’t you go and …
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Several friends are daily posting one thing for which they are thankful during November. I found 50 things just between the bed and bathroom: 1. God’s protection, providence 2. His love and grace 3. I slept straight through the night 4. No horrible nightmares resulting from real-life trauma 5. I don’t work the night shift …
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Books make great Christmas gifts, so here are some for everyone on your list. Books for adults • God, I Don’t Understand: Unanswered Prayer, Unfulfilled Promises, Unpunshed Evil • Overcoming Fear and Worry • The Imitation of Christ: Classic Devotions in Today’s Language • Intimacy with Christ: Beyond Information and Involvement • Squeezing Good Out …
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Whereas November is one of the hardest months for those suffering with mental health issues. (Suicide rates actually increase this month.) Whereas People love to support and pray for those with cancer, Resolved mental health issues shall now be referred to as “mind cancer.” Mental illness is an illness! Help me make November “Mind Cancer …
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Overcoming

November 4th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The apostle Paul calls followers of Jesus overcomers. That English word misses just how overcoming believers are. The Greek is hypernike: super victors. So here are some of my favorite posts on overcoming with super-victory. And check out one of Overcoming fear and worry • Over-the-top victors • “Pressed . . . but not crushed” …
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Here’s my exclusive—and heartbreaking—interview with Barbie when she turned 40. In 1959, Barbie Millicent Roberts emerged from her bright pink box to become the most popular—and at times controversial—doll in the civilized world. But this investigative humor columnist has discovered gloom beneath the glamour of Mattel’s money-making miss. Wearing faded jeans and a T-shirt, Barbie …
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Hope and humor and Halloween

October 28th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Hi, I’m Jim Watkins: author, speaker, and—for my grandkiddos—”Corn Stalker.” (It’s what we do in Corn Borer, Indiana!) Welcome to my annual look at really creepy stuff. Don’t read alone! • Are demons, exorcisms real? • Are there really ghosts? • Harry Potter: the good, the bad, the muggly • Ouija: It’s not just a …
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Guest post by Eryn McMillan Eryn knows the hurt that comes from the rejection of a man who is supposed to be her dad. She knows what it feels like to go to bed at night wondering, Did he even think about me today? and Will I ever be good enough for him? But, rather …
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iGuatemala o busto!

October 14th, 2019 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Guatemala or bust! I’m getting packed to travel to God Bless the Children home in Guatemala City where I’ll serve as “Grandpa in Resident” for 20+ children. Looking forward to coloring, crafts and sharing some magic tricks. What fun! (I’ll be updating on Facebook and Instagram.) And best of all, I’m going with a team …
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While this month is designated Pastor Appreciation Month, every month should be filled with appreciation for the selfless and sacrificial service ministers provide every day of the year. (Having a day off from being a pastor is like having a day off from being pregnant!) So, from someone who has spent forty-five years in ministry, …
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