My Heart 2 Yours 4 Him
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Joseph Wright Griggs was born in Lubbock, Texas on July 9, 1930. Joe has been married to the former Ruth Allen for 22 years. He has one brother, John Paul, who, together with his wife, Florence, spent 35 years as Southern Baptist missionaries in Zimbabwe in South Africa; and two sisters, Mary Jo Butler and Betty Ruth Gillaspie, both retired elementary school teachers. Joe has a doctor of education degree in educational psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has taught elementary school for four years - two years in Brownsville, Texas and two years in Lincoln Park, Michigan. He also spent seven years as a professor of educational psychology at Central State University in Edmond. Oklahoma. However, his longest tenure was with the Federal Government, as a psychologist with the National Institute of Mental Health in Rockville, Maryland for eighteen years where he generated research proposals in school mental health and administered government support for ethnic minorities to get their doctorates in mental health related fields.  
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 Following his retirement from the government, Joe spent two nine-month terms teaching English as a Second Language at a large electronics factory in Nove Zamky, Slovakia. He was in Slovakia when the nation of Czechoslovakia was divided into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic on January 1,1993. Both Joe's mother and grandmother often wrote and read poetry to the four children. So at the age of 19, Joe began writing poetry himself. He has had printed four small books of Christian poems which he has distributed to family and friends. Now he has found a publisher who will publish in one volume all of Joe's poems. The title of the book when completed will be: THE BIBLE IN POETRY. There will be well over 100 poems in the new book.