Modern Charles Atlas

cartoon of a guy showing off his weak musclesCartoon of a guy saying, “Thanks to an intense exercise program, I’ve gone from a 98-pound weakling to a 100-pound powerhouse.”

People who know me call me an exercise nut. I probably look more like the 100-pound “powerhouse” since I run more than anything else. 

This cartoon reminds me how we view ourselves can be more important than our actual appearance. I’ve seen an average Joe be the life of the party because he had a high view of himself. 

So hold your head high and flex those powerhouse muscles! 

Digitized Ten Commandments

Cartoon of Moses and the Ten Commandments

“And it would be great if I can get this as a spreadsheet or word processor file.”

Are things any better with the immediacy of technology? Maybe not. Maybe it’s a wash. Digital files are more convenient and instant, but they can be deleted or corrupted in an instant.

Then again, Moses the original Ten Commandments were written in stone and Moses smashed them to pieces because of the Israelite’s idol worship.

Praise and Worship-py

Cartoon of a rock guitarist and guy in a tie. The guy with the tie says, “That was great, Spike. But can you make it a bit more worship-py?”

Update: 2013-Here’s a cartoon I drew about three years ago. A ministry in the Netherlands contacted me about using it, so I thought I’d show it again.

I hear the term “blended worship” batted around a lot and I like that approach. I like the old hymns, but I like the the guitars and drums too. And I can even welcome the bare footed, punk rock worshipper as well. I guess that’s how I roll… all over the place.

Cartoon: Good Friday

Cartoon of boy reading to a girl.

Cartoon of boy reading to girl. The boy says, “Wait! That’s the Friday part. Wait until you hear the Sunday part!”

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Meaning of Life

Cartoon of a guru chiding a mountain climber

Cartoon of a man inquiring of a guru. The guru says, “What do you mean you want to know the meaning of life? Haven’t you ever heard of a dictionary?”

Sometimes, life’s deepest questions have the most obvious answers. Maybe it isn’t the answer you’re looking for, but it’s there just the same.

The meaning of life has bugged people for years. A dictionary I picked up says life is, “The property of plants and animals that distinguishes them from inorganic matter.” That helps a lot!

I’ve discovered life has meaning when you love unselfishly and serve unashamedly. Selfishness just saps the life right out of a person!