The Hazards of Church Bats and Squirrels

cartoon of a janitor with a squirrel on his head. He says, “We don’t have bats in the belfry. But we may have squirrels in the attic.”Janitor says, “We don’t have bats in the belfry. But we may have squirrels in the attic.”

Maintenance issues abound at churches, especially the older ones. I never attended a church that had a belfry. But I wish I did so I could say at least once there were bats in the belfry. It seems squirrels in the attic would create an equally erratic outcome.

I drew this for the April 2017 Church of God CHOGNews.

I Just Love a Pond Baptism!

Cartoon of a guy with a fish attached to his arm. A woman says, "I just love a pond baptism!"

I didn’t have the benefit of a baptism in the great outdoors. Mine was in a church sanctuary. A few weeks ago, I got to witness over two dozen people get baptized outside. I overheard someone commenting about what could be swimming around that pond. Since this was in Ohio, alligators were quickly ruled out.

It was a great day of celebration and no one came up with a fish, frog or crawdad attached to an arm!

I drew this for the August 2016 CHOG News.

Pop up evangelism

Cartoon of a guy sitting on a park bench. Another guy pops out of a tree and says,

Happy Pentecost or Whit Sunday! This cartoon seemed like just as good a one for this day as any. Besides, It just came out in a newsletter.

I must admit I’ve never been as bold as the guy in this cartoon. I’ve had others who share my faith and from other faiths come up to me. And I admire them for their boldness. I’ve always found it easier for me to draw and write my thoughts as opposed to speak about them. No wonder I love blogging!

You may have a good idea from my blog posts where I stand. Then again, maybe I’m  cryptic.  If you’re curious, feel free to email or comment and I’ll be glad to share my story.

I drew this for the June CHOG News.

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How to increase your prayer life

Cartoon of two women talking while commotion goes on in the background
Cartoon of two women. One say, “My prayer life is so much stronger since the kids got out of school.”

I drew this for the June, 2013 edition of the Church of God e-newsletter.

Why brainstorming for service projects is so hard

Cartoon of two women brainstorming on service projects

Cartoon of two women. One say, “Can I help it if all my service project ideas center around improving my front yard?”

It can be hard brainstorming about projects for others when there are dirty dishes in the sink and weeds in the front yard, can’t it? I’ve found I have no problem learning how to be selfish. It comes naturally to me. Before I know it, I’m thinking less about others who have it much worse than me and start thinking about my own little world. How about you?

I drew this cartoon for the Church of God Ministries e-newsletter.