Illustration Friday: Hide

Caption reads: “Hi, Bob. Have you seen Frank? I need him to help in the nursery.”

My wife is a children’s director for our church. You would be right if you supposed I have heard similar words before. About ten years ago, I would be hiding like this guy. But now I realize it’s great to be in children’s ministry. I like to see the future. And I’m not scared when I see it. They have more potential than us grumpy, proper grown-ups!

Church Bulletins

Caption: “If you don’t get me the copy for the bulletin in ten minutes, Sunday morning church will be canceled.”

I love church bulletins. As a child, they kept me busy. They gave me something to doodle on as I listened to my grandfather’s sermons. It was fun to read the words he had typed in the bulletin while I heard him preach. It was like stereo for the mind.

Bulletins are an important part of church communications. Hey, if you need some, go to Warner Press. My employer would be so glad!

Illustration Friday: Super Heroes

Cartoon of a boy and a pastor.
Boy to Pastor: “But why doesn’t our church reach out to super heroes?”

This week’s Illustration Friday theme reminded me of a cartoon I did some years back. As a boy, I wondered were those super heroes were in real life. I found out later many were closer than I thought. One of them lived right in my house and went by the alias, “Dad.”

Complete the caption: Cheerleader

The Christian Humor Writers group requested a cartoon for writing aerobics this week. So feel free to complete the caption!

There’s been a lot of team spirit in Indiana thanks to the big Indianapolis Colts’ Play-offs this weekend. Will they make it to the Superbowl? Stay tuned!

Low Overhead

Cartoon low overhead at churchCartoon of a man at a sidewalk stand. The sign says Gurgle Grove church. The pastor says to a woman, “We prefer a low overhead.”

It’s that lovely time of year where budgets are squeezed, tested and pushed. What are some good ways to cut expenses? I know! Cut that overhead.

I thought of the ideal for this cartoon when I was in the middle of a lengthy, boring, budget meeting. Thank heavens you can doodle and make it look like note-taking!