Joseph's Blog notes from the journey

Lost In the Fog?

Lost In the Fog?

One morning recently the view from my front porch was lost in the fog, so I decided to blog about fog.  Didn’t Washington cross the Delaware under cover of fog and gain a surprise victory?  Didn’t fog protect Allied troops from the bombs of the Luftwaffe during ’The Miracle of Dunkirk‘ in World War II?   Initially, I thought […]

Loving Commitment

Loving Commitment

Loving Commitment. Two words.  Whether you see them as adjectives, adverbs, verbs, or nouns, these two words really encapsulate something that has been growing in my life. Especially in these past two years. Before I met Stacie, I had a lot of things that Americans idolize.  I had freedom.  My options were open.  I could pursue […]

Sunrise On 2013

Sunrise On 2013

I watched the sun rise on 2013 from where I am in Fredericksburg, Texas. I’m here for several months working on a film project and the view from my front porch is phenomenal. This is a photo of a recent sunrise from the front porch of our little apartment. As we are starting  a new […]

The Cathedral Concept

The Cathedral Concept

The Cathedral Concept is a life perspective that focuses on our purpose here on earth and our reward once we arrive in heaven.  We used this concept to encourage the crew of Indescribable during production.  During post production it was especially helpful as weeks of editing turned into months of editing and re-editing. That is what the […]

Seeds Of Faith

Seeds Of Faith

Jesus said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Mathew 17:20) As a child I remember the excitement of discovering that flowers had seeds that could be planted. Four O’clock and Morning […]

Lost In the Fog?
Lost In the Fog?

One morning recently the view from my front porch was lost in the fog, so I decided to blog about fog.  Didn’t Washington cross the Delaware under cover of fog and gain a surprise victory?  Didn’t fog protect Allied troops from the bombs of the Luftwaffe during ’The Miracle of Dunkirk‘ in World War II?   Initially, I thought […]

Loving Commitment
Loving Commitment

Loving Commitment. Two words.  Whether you see them as adjectives, adverbs, verbs, or nouns, these two words really encapsulate something that has been growing in my life. Especially in these past two years. Before I met Stacie, I had a lot of things that Americans idolize.  I had freedom.  My options were open.  I could pursue […]

Sunrise On 2013
Sunrise On 2013

I watched the sun rise on 2013 from where I am in Fredericksburg, Texas. I’m here for several months working on a film project and the view from my front porch is phenomenal. This is a photo of a recent sunrise from the front porch of our little apartment. As we are starting  a new […]

The Cathedral Concept
The Cathedral Concept

The Cathedral Concept is a life perspective that focuses on our purpose here on earth and our reward once we arrive in heaven.  We used this concept to encourage the crew of Indescribable during production.  During post production it was especially helpful as weeks of editing turned into months of editing and re-editing. That is what the […]

Seeds Of Faith
Seeds Of Faith

Jesus said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Mathew 17:20) As a child I remember the excitement of discovering that flowers had seeds that could be planted. Four O’clock and Morning […]

Fatherhood: Long Term vs. Short Term Holiness
Fatherhood: Long Term vs. Short Term Holiness

Fatherhood: A Long Awaited Desire I have looked forward to fatherhood for a long time.  First from a natural, almost instinctive desire to have children of my own.  Second, because raising godly offspring seems to be one of the most effective ways to advance the Kingdom and influence the culture for Christ.  When my little […]

Intentional Living or Pinball Marble?
Intentional Living or Pinball Marble?

Intentional Living or Good Accidents? Are you the pinball operator or the marble?  Are you practicing Intentional Living or are you being bounced around like a pinball marble? Do any of you remember the free pinball game that used to come with Windows operating systems? I used to play that frustrating thing a lot. Other […]

Running With Endurance – Tough Choices
Running With Endurance - Tough Choices

I Like Running With Endurance Especially once I’m finished and the race is over- or in my imagination before the race even starts. This morning as I was running I meditated on running with endurance.  My route includes several loops, so at various times I have the opportunity to take the shorter route and go […]

When God’s Answer to Prayer Looks Different
When God's Answer to Prayer Looks Different

I like a good story about an answer to prayer.  Especially when the answer is exactly what was asked for. On Friday morning I was on the way to a funeral for a friend of mine.  Stacie and I were responsible for several items including the program for the service.  We were experiencing a few […]

The Man of Her Dreams: Why I recommend Marriage
The Man of Her Dreams: Why I recommend Marriage

“Thank you for being the man of my dreams.” We had been sitting there watching the sunrise, smelling the sea breeze coming off the gulf when she said it.  We were on this small beach in Portland TX, just a short walk from Grandpa’s house.  All during her childhood Stacie had come here at various […]

Memorial Weekend with Grandpa

Stacie and I spent Memorial Day weekend with our Grandpa Jack Paslay in Portland Texas. I really enjoy chatting with him about what it was like in the years leading up to World War II. He was a medic in the Navy and was serving stateside when the war ended. After the war ended, he […]

Celebrating Marriage

Stacie and I celebrated the resurrection with our own private sunrise service this morning.  Our one year anniversary is almost two weeks away but because we got married on the day before Easter it feels like our anniversary. Married life- I highly recommend it!