MEET THE 5th GRADE ME! I weighed nearly 200lbs. in the above picture. I topped out at 250lbs. in the 8th grade. Maintaining a healthy weight has always been a struggle for me. Loose 10lbs….gain 15lbs. Loose 20lbs….gain 10lbs. The weight loss carousel has never stopped for me. I’ve gained and lost more pounds – […]Read more "Meet the 5th Grade Me!"
“I believed the message, not because my father was physically leaving. The extent of my dad’s involvement, at that point, included him stopping by for a few hours every six months or so. It was not the death of his physicality that made this message appear so reasonable, rather, it was the death of hope […]Read more "Fatherless: Inner Vows (Part 2)"
Jump start your Monday with 1 minute of motivation! GOD’s GOT YOU! In your weakness, God loves to show off his strength! Don’t look at the size of your obstacle today, look at the size of your Creator. Need a little extra inspiration? Watch the full message & download FREE message notes at joeljohnson.org/free-resources (The message is […]Read more "Motivation Monday"
“Please don’t go, Dad! Please don’t go!” came the fraught muffled pleas of my ten year old brother. His head buried into my father’s abdomen. His chubby hands griping my dad’s tear stained shirt. Inches away, I stood on the asphalt, numb, emotionless, like a hollow effigy. As a seven year old boy, I was […]Read more "Fatherless: Leaving a second time"
Lets face it. Finding MOTIVATION for MONDAY’S is often difficult. The purpose of “MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY” is to help us all on our way to a better day and week —because better days and weeks, ultimately, lead to better lives!Read more "Motivation Monday"
“Joel, who are you writing to and what do they need?” Lisa asked. I didn’t have an answer for her then (concerning the book manuscript I’m currently working on); but — after a brief session of mulling it over and journaling — I think I’ve got it now. Here it is: Question #1: Who am […]Read more "Sushi, Writing & Lisa Bevere (part 2)"
Last night I got to hang out with Lisa Bevere, for a bit. Both of us standing in front of a circular table bearing mounds of puck shaped sushi rolls and orange & pink sashimi, I told her I was working on a new book manuscript and asked her opinion on how to best publish […]Read more "Sushi, Writing & Lisa Bevere"