Joe’s essays and poems on this website are original works. The poems and writings on the submission page is a curated collection of poems prose, songs, and hymns by composers and authors mostly past and some present. Individual essays and poems written by Joe can be published or used as long as there is no financial renumeration and the author is notified where the work is will be used or published.
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We are all different, God deals with us differently and is understood by us in different ways. If you disagree with of any of these writings please know that you have the right to judge for yourself how these essays and poems fit into your Christian experience. The author understands that life is complicated. The Scriptures and Christianity in general set a high bar; a moral and ethical standard for all of us. In reality, it is very difficult for us live up to them. We are a work in progress. It is our hope that these essays and poems will offer clarity and guidance as you move along in your Christian life.
Joe is the founder and executive director of the Directory Group; the home of Find Christian Counselor and the Christian Counselor Directory, Joe has preached and taught in many denominational conferences and churches in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. He resides in Rochester Hills, Michigan with his wife Cynthia. She is a CEO in Troy, Michigan and has an active role with the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Joe and Cynthia’s adult children live in Michigan and California. They are committed to their family, friends, church, professional lives, and have many philanthropic interests.