About JP

watching-the-bride.jpgVerbi divini minister

I am a Christian, a husband, father, and U.S. Army Veteran. I am a lover of life and servant of the Gospel of Christ.

I believe Scripture gives us valuable instruction on right attitude and right action, and it is my hope that I will continually strive to embody the spirit of these passages:

Phi 2:3-4 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

1Co 13:1-3 If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

My life shall touch a dozen lives before this day is over. Leaving countless marks of good or ill before the evening sun rests. The wish, which I always wish, the hope that I dare to hope, is that God will guide my life to help other lives which it touches along its way.



12 thoughts on “About JP

  1. I’m not entirely sure it is possible for me to have a ‘better’ picture. I’m afraid this is as good as it gets…

  2. VDM. Almost got a tat with that, until I found out that it is mostly used among my Presby brothers. Wouldn’t want to be associated with them for the rest of my life. I’ll wait til I get to heaven. But if I must run with them here on Earth, it isn’t such a bad thing. LOL

  3. Yeah, I saw that as I was flipping through some Latin phrases in the dictionary, kinda liked the meaning but never knew is was used by those dastardly presby’s.

    I might have to change it… 🙂

  4. So I am a pretty new Christian and love the Word. I’m fairly analytical and very argumentative and I always have these issues or arguments that arise in my faith. Actually, I almost “left” my faith last night after a breakdown at a prayer meeting. Anyway, I needed a way to get my thoughts and arguments out, have more motivation to study for truth, and then get feedback or correction on everything – blogging. One of my first ideas to study is cussing as a Christian. I have a very close friend that had the main role in helping me decide to go to Christianity who thinks that cursing is okay as long as it’s not directed towards someone. I disagree. So i briefly googled for some verses and your blog was the first that I came to. I didn’t fully read it because I want to come across my own findings on things (i’m also holding myself from reading all of your other articles for that same reason), but what I looked over was amazing.

    I am writing you (I just made my account and don’t know how to send private messages) so that maybe you could subscribe to my blog and give me feedback on any of my struggles or questions that I post. As a new Christian, I know it will be easy for me to come across false logic so I am ultimately just asking for your help in accountability and guidance in my studies. I am only nineteen and college, two jobs, and church occupies a lot of my time so I am not quite sure when I will be posting my first blog and how often postings will be afterwards. If you could still aid me, that would be great!


  5. My church has a dayschool that I recently worked at for a few days. I was really upset about how the children were treated and some of there policies that were completely ridiculous and inflexible. If it was just a daycare then I would be fine with it, but they make a point to call this a ministry. Nothing about it felt like a ministry to me, and I am unsure of how to handle it. I talked to the directors, who are also in my church family, and they just didn’t seem to get it. I realize that I am not giving you a lot of details and if you need more to advise me please let me know.

  6. Jen,
    Not sure what you need advice about however, let us remember what “ministry” is:

    “Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to God and to other people in His name. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry—He came, not to receive service, but to give it

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