As the Israelites fled from Egypt, they faced certain death between the Red Sea and the approaching Egyptian army. Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay …
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I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category for Administrative Professionals Day: 10. Secretaries make coffee; administrative professionals procure international resources to motivate and empower staff. 9. Secretaries take memos; administrative professionals expedite inter-office communication. 8. Secretaries type letters; administrative professionals facilitate company communication with national …
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How to move a mountain

April 21st, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Listen to the podcast I love the story of the man who prayed for God to miraculously remove the huge pile of dirt from behind his new home. He claimed Matthew 17:20’s promise: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from …
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Author Tony Campolo’s most famous message declares, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Comin’.” But what happens when it’s Sunday and we’re still facing death and despair? Jesus has been unjustly charged and condemned to die. It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’. The religious and political tyrants have stopped His rebellious message. It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’. He …
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Here are two of my favorite cartoons for Good Friday: (Click for more cartoons.) And, my favorite Good Friday post: “It is finished”? (It seems a strange claim to make before His resurrection!) But wait, there’s more! Click here for my favorite Easter articles and humor columns. Have a meaningful Easter weekend!

Knowing who we are

April 16th, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Jesus certainly practiced what He preached. Mark 9 records the disciples arguing over which of them was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Throughout His ministry, Jesus exhibited servanthood, but never more than on …
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Press room

April 15th, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

• Email jim @ jameswatkins.com • Bio sheet • Books • Keynote talks on .mp3 • Photos Interviews Jim has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows including The 700 Club. For TV, radio, or print interviews, contact Jim at jim @ jameswatkins.com. Permission for reprints Non-profit organizations may make up to 500 (five …
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‘Don’t be afraid!’

April 12th, 2014 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

Are you going through a dark and stormy night? When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, and they entered into the boat, and were going over the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them. The sea was tossed by a great wind blowing. When therefore …
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In Squeezing Good Out of Bad, I include a top ten list of ways to deal with life’s lemons: 10. Don’t confuse them with hand grenades (Identify the problem) It’s sometimes helpful to put everything in perspective. Is this truly a hand grenade or is it more in the category of a hangnail? For instance, …
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Fiction writing follows a rather rigid formula called the “story arc.” Here’s how Nancy Lynn McLane plots it: 1. Defining event: must be something the character cares about 2. Raise the stakes: the call to action; the character tries to resist 3. Rising action: pulls the character into the activities 4. No turning back: must …
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