Georgia Bulletin

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Cartoonist’s Talks To Emphasize ‘Childlike Faith’ For Adults

Published February 1, 2007

Focusing on prevention and treatment of “adultitis,” national speaker and cartoonist Jason Kotecki will speak at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Atlanta Feb. 11, and will present a pre-Lenten mission at St. Thomas More Church in Decatur Feb. 12 and 13.

Sharing key strategies for de-stressing life by renewing and embracing a childlike faith, Kotecki’s talks are designed for ages 5 to 105. He will encourage attendees to uncover strategies from childhood to help them grasp a deeper understanding of faith, family and fellowship by following Jesus’ scriptural command to become more like the little children. He will focus on prevention and treatment of “adultitis”—an epidemic affecting almost every household in the United States.

Kotecki, the author of “Escape Adulthood: 8 Secrets from Childhood for the Stressed-Out Grown-Up,” said that those who suffer from adultitis are “stressed, depressed and dull.”

“I believe this program is the best prescription for busy, burned-out, responsibility-juggling, plate-spinning, overwhelmed, over-worked and unenergized people.”

Since its debut in 2000, Kotecki’s comic strip, “Kim and Jason,” has appealed to worldwide readers of all ages with its humorous childlike look at life.

Hilarious anecdotes, colorful artwork and a bit of cartooning will be featured in Kotecki’s presentations. He will be at St. Jude on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. He will be presenting a two-night, pre-Lenten mission at St. Thomas More on Monday, Feb. 12, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. A nursery will be available.