Josh Hatcher is a Writer, Musician, Speaker, Poet, and Blogger living in Northern Pennsylvania. He is an entrepreneur, graphic designer, professional clown, and hobby farmer, as well as a husband and father of four.

Josh's vision is to inspire, inform, engage, and entertain.

Poor Boy Rich Kid – #PoetryThursday

Poor Boy Rich Kid – #PoetryThursday

I write this poem back in 1996. Not about anyone in particular… but I found it in a stash of old files, and I think my old college poetry is kind of cool to stumble across! Your folks have been keeping up with the Jones’s so long You thought they’d never die: Collecting a backyardContinue Reading

Fining Lawbreakers? Or are Speed Traps about making money for someone else?

Fining Lawbreakers? Or are Speed Traps about making money for someone else?

A few years ago, I got pulled over in Limestone. Actually – BEFORE the infamous “Speed Trap” that everyone talks about. I had just exited the expressway, and was on 219, traveling slower than the flow of traffic. I know I was speeding. So I’ll ADMIT that I know I was speeding. Here’s the deal.Continue Reading

Don’t “P” in the OOL – Three P’s to avoid if you want to succeed.

Don’t “P” in the OOL – Three P’s to avoid if you want to succeed.

1. Don’t be passive. Your dream is not going to get built if you just sit around and talk about it. You’ve got to turn your ideas into plans. Spend some time brainstorming and doodling your ideas on paper. Then take those doodles and write some goals. Take those goals and write some steps. TakeContinue Reading

Broken Old Heroes

Broken Old Heroes

I was driving through my old hometown. It’s been a decade since I lived there, and the signs on the stores have all changed, and the names on the mailboxes have changed in some parts of town. And I watch with a bit of confusion as the heroes of my childhood fumble across the street…Continue Reading

Insect  – by Josh Hatcher #poetrythursday

Insect – by Josh Hatcher #poetrythursday

Insect The clouds whisk away the last blue and the insects mistake for night. They scream their orders, Millions in shiny black armor… marching, storming, preparing to destroy… And the clouds melt away to a creamy blue, and they hush, waiting in their ambush.

Poems for Holy Week

Poems for Holy Week

I’ve got a number of poems that I’ve written about the crucifixion… I thought them fitting on this Holy Week. Nail This first poem has inspired a song that I wrote. Watch the video – or purchase the original recording. His blood coated me, but not in redemption… As I held the weight of HimContinue Reading

Don’t try to PLEASE people… Be You.

Don’t try to PLEASE people… Be You.

The way I see it, we can try to please people, or we can try to serve people. Pleasing people often involves a mutation, where we become something we are not. It involves changing our DNA so that we fit in the box everyone wants us to fit in. Unfortunately, without divine intervention, DNA doesn’tContinue Reading

My wife is going to kill me for this…

Every night, my beautiful bride of 15 years falls asleep next to me watching tv. Every night, I get up, take off her glasses, and turn off the TV. Every night, she talks in her sleep, and I try to keep her talking as long as possible, so that I have good stories to tellContinue Reading

What We Forget About Jesus  |Relevant Magazine

What We Forget About Jesus |Relevant Magazine

I just found out this piece that I wrote several years ago was just reposted at Relevant Magazine. Check it out!

All I Have To Give You… #poetrythursday

All I Have To Give You… #poetrythursday

If I could give you any gift, I’d give you cathedrals, spires and hollow, with a gargoyle choir to scare demons and chase monsters from your closet. I’d give you Serengeti grassland, stampedes of gazelle, and sunset to match your eyes, sparkling. I’d give you rivers, and ponies, and gentle downy goslings. And simple cloudsContinue Reading