More Jelly Beans Prayer

cartoon of a mom and boy with jelly bean basket. The boy says, "I had a jelly bean prayer that you would buy more jelly beans."
I love jelly beans. There! I’ve said it! I loved them ever since I bit into my first licorice jelly bean. They gave me great satisfaction because I soon learned many kids didn’t like them. So I would happily collect all the black licorice jelly beans while my classmates would gladly hand them over. Continue reading “More Jelly Beans Prayer”

West Palm, Spring Break, and Palm Sunday

Cartoon of two children with palm branches
Last month, I got to spend spring break in Florida with my wife and daughter. Each time I’ve gone down for spring break, palm branches would be on my mind. For a kid from Indiana, they are exotic. But in Florida, they are as common as Indiana maple leaves. 

When something is common to us, it loses its meaning. To the disciples, that Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem could have been just another amazing day with their teacher. They had three years of amazing days. It may have felt common. But soon, they would realize how amazing that event was. In less than a week, the crowd would turn on the one they praised with “Hosannas.”

I drew this in 2010 for Kidzmatter Magazine

No daylight savings here

When a child ages prematurely

Sketches from Rocky Point
Copyright ©2015 Kevin Spear – Sketches from Rocky Point, Mexico

This weekend I was on a missions trip to Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Peñasco) through Weekend Missions Inc.  It’s a Christian organization doing great work in this Mexican city. If you are in Arizona and are looking for a way to make a positive impact with our southern neighbors, I highly recommend it.

On Saturday morning, I was a group that helped install foam insulation in a church. That afternoon, the men went to a shelter for males in drug and alcohol rehab. Continue reading “When a child ages prematurely”