Here’s a roundup of this week’s “Hope and Humor” featuring Father’s Day posts on Facebook, Twitter and right here. Enjoy encouragement and entertainment with cartoons, snarky comments and posts on Donald Duck’s birthday, God’s “prank” calls, Japan’s new crap app, and of course, lot of posts honoring dad on his special day . . . …
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Listen to the podcast When we got together, my cousins and I loved to make prank phone calls. Our favorite? Calling someone at random and—while trying to make our per-pubescent voices sound deep and adult—say, “This is the electric company. Is your refrigerator running?” And, if they actually bought our act and said yes, we …
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If you’re going to insult someone, at least be Christ-like about it! So, I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, The Top Ten Christian Insults: 10. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel (Matthew 23:24). 9. O faithless and perverse generation . …
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I love the story of Gideon: not the guy who keeps leaving his Bible in hotel rooms, but the Jewish judge who describes himself as “the least in my entire family.” God has called Gideon to liberate the Israelis from the cruel oppression of the Midianites. But to defeat the enemy of over 100,000 troops, …
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Top ten posts at H&H:

June 1st, 2014 | 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 May 2014 10. God and the Gay Christian conversation 9. Hope and humor cartoons 8. God is never late, but he sure is slow 7. Help for suicidal thoughts 6. Does DNA disprove evolution? …
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For most Americans, “Memorial Day” means a three-day weekend with the “Indy 500,” picnics and the opening day of summer. But for many, the memories of lost loved ones dampen spirits like rain on a parade. So, something for everyone on this holiday weekend: I hate it when stores whore holidays! Hope in dealing with …
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Pain and praise

May 19th, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Sunday, May 18, 11 pm EDT “Thank you, Father, I’m home!” This despite . . . 1. Waking up this morning feeling as badly as I felt since 42 radiation treatments for cancer in 2008: The week’s body aches, sore throat, cough, were complemented today with nausea. 2. Getting lost on way to Denver airport …
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This morning, I’m flying off to share some hope and humor in Estes Park, Colorado. Here’s what I’ll be sharing—and I trust it’s encouraging and entertaining for you, as well: Soaring with eagles, walking with eagles It’s hard to soar with eagles when you’re working with turkeys! Click to hear or read my keynote talk. …
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I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Ten great things about being an author. 10. No heavy lifting. Since no physical skill or strength is required to be a word jock, your career isn’t over by age 30 like most major league athletes. 9. It’s …
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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 9th, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Here are some of my favorite columns for this special weekend: • Faith of Our Mothers Some new lyrics for an old, old song • The papoose-driven life Lessons learned from a four-month-old grandaughter • Son of a saint! When godly parents have not-so-godly children • “Spray paint” parenting The secret is thins coats of …
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