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  JOSEPH

The joseph road

Do you wonder if God has a destiny for you?

Joseph’s life is a winding tale, from the choices laid before him to the struggles he endured to the protection God bestowed on him. Out of the ashes of disaster, God enabled him to rescue Egypt and to save a deeply flawed family that grew into the great nation of Israel. But there were choices that Joseph made. And there are choices you and I make that determine our destiny.

Walk the Joseph Road to learn how to make those fateful choices.

In life, there are no shortcuts. When difficult times come, we need to keep engaged and pressing on, even if we don’t feel like it. Know that God placed you where He wants you. Our neighborhood, our schools, and our workplaces reflect God’s special calling for us. When we realize that, we develop a totally new perspective on life that frees us. We stop fighting our circumstances. Instead, we begin to look for God’s purpose in those circumstances.

Realize too that times of testing go hand in hand with God’s purposes. But this can be hard to accept. No one wakes up on morning and prays, “God, please send me a serious struggle so I can learn to trust You.” We don’t look for trials and testing;.by nature, we all desire ease and comfort. There is no evidence that during Joseph’s years of slavery that he knew what God was doing and why. Joseph simply had to trust and then act in the midst of his circumstances with faith and integrity.

We know our lives here are temporary, yet most of us give ourselves ti temporal hope. All the success and pop psychology books teach and glorify this kind of hope: Ge more, be happy. Make more money and buy more things. Gain position and power for worldly acclaim. Buy a bigger house, a more prestigious car, and a vacation home to feel better about life. All these are temporal. These things in themselves are fin, but not if they’re the source of our hope.

What is the source of your hope? Under the reign of grace, our hope should be governed by Christ and His purposes: “Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hears on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Our hope in this life is to give ourselves to what will last for eternity: people, God’s Word, and a life that reflects Christ. When circumstances become difficult, when our health breaks down or our marriage or family breaks apart, then hope in temporal things gives no comfort. Our hope in Christ is then our only true hope.

The Joseph Road lays out a pattern for believers to navigate through life with all its twists and turns. It’s filled with choices we must make to keep on that path of blessing. Make choices that leave no regret. make choices that lead to a life well lived.

Jerry White: Christian Leader, Author, and Speaker

jerry & Mary’s Books

Jerry and Mary have authored and co-authored 16 books including Honesty, Morality and Conscience, Rules to Live By, Unfinished: How to Approach Life’s Detours, Do-Overs, and Disappointments, and To Be a Friend.

Public speaking

Dr. Jerry White, international president emeritus of The Navigators, is a popular speaker on discipleship, leadership, and the theology of work and ethics.

About Jerry & Mary

Dr. Jerry White, international president emeritus of The Navigators, is a popular speaker on topics of discipleship, leadership, and the theology of work and ethics.

He earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, a masters in astronautics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a PhD in astronautics from Purdue University. He served as a mission controller at Cape Canaveral in the early days of the US Space program, was an associate professor of astronautics at the US Air Force Academy. He retired from the Air Force in 1997 as a major general. In addition to leading The Navigators for 18 years, he has served with the Lausanne Movement as leader of the Lausanne Workplace Network.

He authored and co-authored (with Mary White) 16 books including Honesty, Morality and Conscience, Rules to Live By, Unfinshed: How to Approach Life’s Detours, Do-Overs, and Disappointments, and To Be a Friend. Jerry and Mary have 4 children and 11 grandchildren. They live in Colorado Springs. Jerry is an avid handball player.

Mary White is an author, speaker and homemaker. She earned her bachelors degree in English from the University of Colorado. She authored or co-authored a number of books, including When Your Kid’s Aren’t Kids Anymore: Parenting Adult Children, Successful Family Devotions, and Harsh Grief, Gentle Hope, which is the account of the tragic death of their son, Stephen. Her delight in life is her 11 grandchildren.

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Stress, work, identity, anger, sexuality. Discover the subtle dangers that confront men and learn strategies for safely traveling around them.

Examining the origin and depth of our conscience, our moral compass, and truthful living, Jerry explains how God has given us everything we need to face the ethical questions of today in all areas of our lives. 

Life is full of disappointments and detours. If the road you’re traveling is unexpected or you’re struggling to reconcile your new reality with dashed dreams, take heart. Jerry and Mary White have been there, and they know there are more options for the road ahead than what you can see right now.

Stress, work, identity, anger, sexuality. Discover the subtle dangers that confront men and learn strategies for safely traveling around them.

Examining the origin and depth of our conscience, our moral compass, and truthful living, Jerry explains how God has given us everything we need to face the ethical questions of today in all areas of our lives. 

Life is full of disappointments and detours. If the road you’re traveling is unexpected or you’re struggling to reconcile your new reality with dashed dreams, take heart. Jerry and Mary White have been there, and they know there are more options for the road ahead than what you can see right now.

Shattered dreams can be the source of your greatest hope. Do you wonder if God has a destiny for you? Joseph’s life is a winding tale, from the choices laid before him to the struggles he endured to the protection God bestowed on him. Out of the ashes of disaster, God enabled him to rescue Egypt and to save a deeply flawed family that grew into a great nation. 

Friendship is not a rational process. While reasoning and discerning play a part in our choices of friends, feelings and emotions are strong elements as well.

How do you respond to your child’s murder? Can hope come from the pain? Let Mary tell you her story. On a dark spring night, Jerry and Mary White’s son became the victim of a brutal homicide. The agonizingly painful, yet tender story Mary tells here testifies to the divine power of hope and offers genuine compassion to others experiencing severe loss.

Shattered dreams can be the source of your greatest hope. Do you wonder if God has a destiny for you? Joseph’s life is a winding tale, from the choices laid before him to the struggles he endured to the protection God bestowed on him. Out of the ashes of disaster, God enabled him to rescue Egypt and to save a deeply flawed family that grew into a great nation. 

Friendship is not a rational process. While reasoning and discerning play a part in our choices of friends, feelings and emotions are strong elements as well.

How do you respond to your child’s murder? Can hope come from the pain? Let Mary tell you her story. On a dark spring night, Jerry and Mary White’s son became the victim of a brutal homicide. The agonizingly painful, yet tender story Mary tells here testifies to the divine power of hope and offers genuine compassion to others experiencing severe loss.

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