NAEN Ministries: Work is its own reward

They say good work is its own reward, eh?
I create a monthly comic strip for NAEN Ministries. Once in a while, I like to take a cliché and see what happends when I twist it around. Good work is its own reward, but it’s still good to receive a paycheck from it.

Lessons Learned


Caption reads, “Sunday school was great, Dad. James agreed to go out with me when I’m old enough to date!”

I often wonder what my kids are learning when I’m teaching a Sunday school class. Probably more than I want to know. Hopefully they learn an eternal lesson that will change their lives forever-for the better.

Spiritual Desert

Caption reads: “Ever feel like you’re in a spiritual desert?”

My family just came back from a vacation in Arizona. I had not officially been to a desert until now. Now that I see this cartoon I did five years ago, I wonder if I need to revise the landscape. Nah! It fits the stereotype of a desert though it looks like nothing I saw out there.

Official T-shirts


“The disciples felt special when they received their official T-shirts.”

I was thinking this week how great it would have been to be Jesus’ disciple… I mean, did they know they were part of something really big? Probably not, for they didn’t know what was going happen at the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry.

Controlling the tongue

As I’m trying this blog thing, I keep reminding myself to watch my tongue. As Paul said,

“Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial.” 1 Corinthians 6:12