Why inviting a friend is so powerful

cartoon of two boys and a Sunday school teacher. One boy says, "I brought a friend today. Just call me 'The Great Commissioner.'"
©2013 Kidzmatter Magazine and Kevin Spear

This cartoon was for a magazine series on encouraging kids to bring their friends to church.

I’ve been thinking of this cartoon as I have been going to job and career seminars. One thing I’ve heard repeatedly is that job postings on Internet sites are not nearly as effective as finding work through a friend. When a company posts a job, they are likely bombarded with hundreds of résumés. It’s no wonder companies have resorted to software and keyword searches to sift out the candidates.

We have been brought up to fear strangers. That has made friendships that much more powerful. When you’re inundated strangers giving you information, who wouldn’t want to rely on a friend for a solution?

Friendships are more powerful than ever. Have lunch or coffee with one today!

I drew this cartoon for Kidzmatter Magazine.

Cartoon: Gift of Silliness

Cartoon of teacher in silly clothes

Cartoon of guy in a silly hat. He says, “Apparently, my spiritual gift is being silly with the toddlers.”

One thing I love about teaching kids is I get to act silly in church. There’s something wonderfully whimsical about waltzing down the hallway, past the seniors’ Sunday school class, with an umbrella hat and maracas. The smirks and grimaces are well worth the effort.

I drew this cartoon for K! Magazine.

Cartoon: Meaningful Craft

Cartoon of two teachers. One holds a box of craft materials. Another holds a stopwatch. She says,“Okay! You have some petroleum jelly, popsicle sticks and several TP rolls. You have ten seconds to make a spiritually meaningful craft. GO!”

Cartoon of two teachers. One holds a box of craft materials. Another holds a stopwatch. She says,“Okay! You have some petroleum jelly, popsicle sticks and several TP rolls. You have ten seconds to make a spiritually meaningful craft. GO!”

I drew this cartoon for K! Magazine.