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March 24, 2012

In less than a month, my book Awake will be released both online as well as in your local bookstore. What I have pasted below is the forward to Awake, written by good friend and constant encourager, Mark Batterson. Mark is the bestselling author of In a Pit with a Lion...

March 23, 2012

Lyle and Chuck were in their early 40″s. Both had spent the majority of their lives asleep to the desires and dreams that lay hidden inside of them. Today I want to honor these two great men. When most would simply continue their lives of quiet desperation, they unders...

March 21, 2012

The year was 1863 and First Lieutenant John Dunbar was injured in the Civil War. Only moments away from having his leg amputated, John was distraught and feeling hopeless. Staggering out of the medical tent, he mounted a horse and charged the Confederate army on the ot...

March 20, 2012

I just ran across this video while cleaning off my harddrive. Nick and I were on a shoot in China and I saw scorpion. Sometimes I do things for the story. Then, later I look back on the story and think to myself… "I am not sure I truly needed that story."


March 20, 2012

The following is taken from chapter 9 of AWAKE, releasing 7 days from today. It tells the story of my time in Haiti just after the earthquake.


“On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake wreaked havoc on Haiti. From the moment we heard about the quake, Megan and I...

March 19, 2012

Coming in at number 3 in my AWAKE List of Heroes is a little known man named Charles. To this day, no one knows his last name and this is one of the reasons Charles has made my list. He did not seek fame or applause for his sacrifice, he simply worked for four long yea...

March 18, 2012

In an earlier post I honored the great Dr. Leo Marvin, a man who taught me a little bit of how to live AWAKE. Today I want to honor another great man who also helped show me the way. His name was Thomas Callahan.


Thomas never had the skills of his legendary father, “Bi...

March 17, 2012

In my book, Awake, I quote famed psychologist Dr. Leo Marvin, defining the approach he calls “Baby Steps.” “It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself. One day at a time, one tiny step at a time.”


The man was a genius. Taking a few small steps, every day or...

March 13, 2012

Six days until the release of AWAKE, the book you can watch. Check out the review below.

“Immediately grabs the core of your being ! Desire to awaken to ones’ dreams rises with the powerful storytelling of Joel and Jesus.  The captivating principles  subtlety move throu...

March 12, 2012

One week from today my book, Awake hits the shelves. I am going to start posting some of the endorsements over the next few days. The first is from singer/songwriter Matthew West.


“Joel is on a mission to usher in a new and exciting form of creative storytell...

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