Who’s noggingrande?

noggingrande is me, Joe Watkins.

Beyond that, I wonder at times what my answer to that question ought to be. I was baptized at the age of 6 and I am being saved this very day because of the work Jesus continues to do in me to make me more fully alive, and more fully who I was meant to be in him.

I am married to Gwynne, a woman whose unwavering love and support I could never deserve, and in whose debt I continue to live while she works to let me follow my passion and my calling. We have a son Micah, who I spend every day with and who will be the weirdest kid in school when it’s time for him to go.

I am a youth pastor with an M.Div. which is weird, but I don’t know of any other way to do it so I talk to junior high and senior high students about the kingdom of God and the meaning of Greek words, and they humor me most of the time and trust that I’m telling the truth.

I have and Art Education degree and I am constantly trying to get out of doing graphic design so I can do other things like writing, only to find I have a new project or a new job. I figure it’s high time I realize that there’s something about what I do in design that needs to be incorporated in what I do as I write, or as I teach, or as I share the good news that Jesus is King to the world.


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