About

profile1My name is Joel Bidderman, and you’ve found my blog and creative space on the web.

I’ve been a bit nomadic much of my life, but have hovered around Arizona for a good part of my life…but also in GA, TN, CA, HI (that was nice), and MN (that was cold). In MN I joined staff at an amazing organization called Feed My Starving Children, and I now work for them in Mesa, AZ, where I also serve on staff as the worship pastor at Vineyard Community Church in Gilbert, AZ.

I love my family: an awesome cool wife, and two fun and adventurous daughters. As a family we are learning how to give, we love singing, and talking to God.

My writings here are usually random thoughts and thematic threads, often revolving around faith and simplicity. I believe that following Jesus infiltrates every aspect of our lives. I’m a bit of a ragamuffin. I’m not perfect. I’m learning.

There are a few things I’m passionate about that you will find here:

  • Following Jesus
  • My spiritual journey and things that have helped me along the way
  • Experiencing God’s love and sharing it with others
  • My music

Grace and peace,
Joel