The essays and poems on this website are original works. They can be published by permission (as long as there is no financial renumeration). These poems and essays are ideal for websites, bulletins, newsletters and teaching materials. Doctrinal considerations of faith are left to local leadership and/or denominational guidance. Please email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to publish.
The author understands that any of the thoughts and concepts in these essays and poems can be generally true but specifically false as they apply to your life. We are all different and God deals with us differently and reveals Himself to us in different ways. If you are discouraged or disagree because 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 also 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 encouragement and guidance as you move along in your Christian life. God bless you always and stay safe!
Joseph resides with his wife Cynthia in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Their adult children live in Michigan and California. Joe and Cynthia are committed to their family, friends, church, professional lives and philanthropic interests.