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“There is not one wise man in twenty that will praise himself.”
William Shakespeare

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips. (Proverbs 27:2)

How much value do you place on the testimonies
of those who a person well?

The praises and testimonies you are about to read all came from friends who know me very well – people who have personally experienced the fruit of my journaling. I met nearly all of them since reading “The Greatest Salesman In The World” in 2000. Next to the Bible that book influenced me more than any other I have ever read.

Each person sharing his or her praise has made a big difference in my life and I have made a big difference in theirs. That is what covenant relationships are all about – two-way relationships in which people meet the needs of one another and bless one another.


Dr. Joseph Peck has become an uncommon follower of an uncommon Man…the Lord Jesus Christ! Joseph models our Savior by manifesting the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). A large part of Joseph’s maturity has been because he is mastering journaling. Dr. Peck’s book “UNCOMMON Journaling for Breakthroughs” will mirror his heart – a heart that is seeking God’s heart.

Rev. Mark Jarvis
Founder and President, Champion Learning Centers


Joseph Peck is an incredible leader with a heart that reflects Christ at all times. Joseph has an insatiable desire to help others through divinely inspired insight and discernment. While Joseph is a client, he also is a provider of web and internet marketing services. He is a leader in social networks, blogs and journaling. I believe that Joseph is the foremost journaler of all times. He inspires others through his God given ability helping others see their gifting while encouraging them to activate plans of action meeting their goals. Joseph remains an accountability partner to help others soar! That’s Joseph, a gifted medical doctor and life coach extraordinaire!!

Ben Stewart
Founder and President, Inspired Wellness Coaching
Founder and President, FastForward Companies


I don’t know anyone that has become a student, or master, of journaling to the level of Joseph Peck. He has a passion for sharing with others, the gifts of journaling – some of those gifts include focus, organization, personal life impact and the simple yet powerful capture of life’s moments and memories.

Joseph has probably spent a good part of a year distilling, developing and perfecting how to best communicate, share and teach others the life transforming skill of journaling. He conducted several online webinars/seminars that gave him the opportunity to optimize the best way to share his material. In addition, he now has several testimonies of people that have benefitted from learning and applying journaling in their lives. Many are now reaping the life changing impact of this powerful habit, that Joseph himself has benefitted from personally for several years.”

Michael Stay
President & CEO, Core Impact, Inc., Strategists For Market Pre-Eminence


There is so much to be said about the spoken word. The Bible says in the beginning God spoke and the Holy Spirit was hovering over the water to respond to the spoken word. In the same way the prophets prophesied and the Holy Spirit was there to respond to the word. Through journaling, the word is written, again the Holy Spirit is there to respond to the word. I see an incredible awakening in the spirit of people who journal. Thoughts are written and later reflections in the journal reveal how the Holy Spirit has intervened. It’s amazing. It’s supernatural. It’s a real spirit builder. Scales begin to fall off your eyes and humbles one to desire the will of God.

Butch Mills


I met Joseph right around the time that he began his faith walk with Jesus. We struck up a friendship that has lasted and grown. I may have been one of the first people to introduce Joseph to journaling. Joseph, though, is a voracious and quick learner. What I casually suggested as a simple tool and habit, Joseph has latched onto, perfected, and used as the cornerstone of personal and spiritual growth. Today, I am learning from him in the arena of journaling and personal leadership. Joseph may be the most organized, focused, productive person I know. He attributes most of his personal development and success to journaling, and as a close friend who would love to achieve half of what Joseph accomplishes, I would agree: Journaling is the lead domino in his life.

Rev. Matt Gregory
Senior pastor, Soul Purpose Church
Founder and President, The Counting Pastor


You have blessed me and everyone you’ve met and it is I who feel humbled. I thank God every day for your spirit and your mentorship. You are a phenomenal “coach” and you practice what you preach.

You are the power networker who has brought us all together. Thank you for being such a willing servant.

You are the most positive person I know… I’ve admired your perseverance this year … you have touched so many lives and God has given you convergences with the leaders in social marketing. God has trained you for this and He’s going to use you in consulting projects that are Kingdom building and exactly in step with the desires of your heart. With your intercessors on board I feel it happening right now!!!

Joseph is the greatest dreamer I have ever known!

LORD, help us to be better Samaritans… That is our primary command . And this story (Good Samaritan) is the essence of the MTC story… And this is the story that we ask You to help us tell the world… And as I was thinking about this word Samaritan, I can’t think of anyone who better exemplifies ‘Samaritan’ than Joseph.” (Virginia’s prayer on Feb 10, 2009)

Virginia Morton
Author, Marching Through Culpeper


I have developed strong relationships with almost every coach I have ever been blessed to work with, but the relationship between Joseph and me has proved to be very special. While he has been an extremely receptive student of coaching, I would have to say that I often feel I have learned more from working with Joseph than he could possibly have learned from me. He has truly become my peer mentor.

Dr. Jerry Graham
Coach Trainer, Lifeforming Leadership Coaching


Of all of the people that I have ever met, Joseph (Peck) is the person who best exemplifies the notion that God can do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we can ask or think.

Rick Heeren
Regional Vice President for Harvest Evangelism
Cofounder and Vice President, City Miracles, “City Reaching Through Marketplace Transformation”
State Apostolic Coordinator for the Minnesota Prayer Alliance
Author, The Elk River Story
Author, Thank God It’s Monday
Author, The Threshing Floor
Author, Marketplace Miracles


Dr. Joseph Peck is a leader in the lifelong Art of hearing God’s voice because he is a lifelong learner in the daily listening room. The impact of his life, transformed by the voice of God, are his daily devotionals fueled by his Uncommon Journaling that I have enjoyed and have forwarded numerous times to people all over the world.

As a fully trained Life Coach, Dr. Joseph knows how to also hear God’s voice in the ministry and marketplace and has become a world-class leader in Relationships; the currency of the kingdom of God, and Conversations; the currency of relationships. This book is the fruit of a consistently creative life lived in dialogue with the Creator and will accelerate you ability to do the same.

Dr. Joseph Umidi
Founder and President, Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, the largest Christian coaching organization in the world
Founder and President, 7 Mountains Coaching, reclaiming the 7 mountains for Jesus
Founder and President, Equityforming Financial Coaching
Professor, Regent University School of Divinity
Senior Director New Life Ministries International


You can’t be around Dr. Joseph Peck very long without hearing him tell about how journaling has impacted his life. Joseph shares freely and frequently with all how journaling has, time after time, helped him to put together the “pieces of the puzzle” and brought him clarity on how God is speaking to him. As he puts it, journaling continues to be the “lead domino” of his life. The benefits he has realized from recording his own daily walk of faith have led him to develop a system which can be taught to others.

God has inspired Joseph to set some “God-sized” goals for his personal life, one of which is to impact one billion souls for Christ. I believe that his development of this journaling system falls right in line with this goal, in that the intent is to influence every recipient in such a way that they too will begin to see more clearly through journaling how God is speaking to them each day, that they will therefore be able to share these God-experiences with others. Thank-you, Dr. Peck!

Tim Smith
Worship leader, Soul Purpose Church
Singer, In One Accord


The challenge about journaling was CLEAR. Thanks for being the best journaler in the universe. I am believing my log jam to break apart.

Deborah Smith
Certified LIFE Coach


When we look back in American History it seems evident that more than a few of our founding fathers really had a deep love for the new nation. It is increasingly rare to find leaders today who give you a sense that they really love their city, state or country. More often than not civic leaders today seem more concerned with themselves and their political careers than with the people they supposedly serve. I had the privilege of meeting someone recently who actually appears to genuinely love the city and state in which he resides. He is Dr. Joseph Peck. Joseph has such a love for his city Culpeper and Virginia that it exudes out of him in almost every conversation he holds. It is said that one speaks out of the abundance of his heart and I can testify that Dr. Peck has both Culpeper and the state of Virginia deep in his heart. I have never met someone who has such a genuine love for his city and state as this man.

Jeff Bernstein
Founder and President, Gates of Zion: Opening The Eyes Of Jewish People Worldwide To The Light Of The Messiah


Hi Joseph & Julia, AJ and I can’t thank each of you enough so that you would know how much you blessed us over the weekend. You are such a great couple. Your hospitality was tremendous and we really enjoyed just being in your home and company. Your group really blessed AJ and me. It is truly the first success story we have had. We have never had anyone come alongside us like the two of you. It is truly a God send. Joseph, you have an amazing gift that transcends any single gift. You go wide and deep in your thinking and planning. Your mind doesn’t stop.

Hi Joseph, Thank you so much. Your group was far and away the best group I have ever met. I’ll never forget the meeting we had following the process. (January 29, 2009)

Jack Serra
Founder and President, The Marketplace and Marriage Connection
Author of two books


You have been a true brother and encouragement in my work with Mastermedia. Can’t tell you how it has meant to me to have our friendship, and your support over these last months have been much appreciated as it has come at a needed time.

Burt Swardstrom
Director of Communications, Mastermedia International


In July 1999, Dr. Joseph Peck left Culpeper Hospital after working there for twelve years. Below are what some of his hospital colleagues wrote about him.

July 11, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

It has been my pleasure to work with and call Dr. Peck my friend and colleague for the past twelve years.

Dr. Peck brings many innate qualities that are essential for a successful person. His organizational skills are without equal – no one I’ve ever met has been more organized yet thoughtful of any task before him. He has shown himself to be a quick problem solver, with patient care and safety his primary concern. Many patients, unknown to them, have benefited by his ethical and moral principles related to their care. His patients are people not procedures.

An outstanding personal character trait is the simple- his word is his bond, he always did what he said he would do and worked tirelessly to fulfill his obligations both on an administrative and personal level.

A great team player he gave freely of himself to instruct, but was also willing to listen to others- he could see the Big Picture through the prism of all the necessary details.
I have no doubt Dr. Randall J. Peck will be successful in any endeavor he pursues. He will be a valuable asset any cause or organization he joins.

If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call.


Brion E. Dugas, CRNAP
Route 1, Box 296
Reva, VA 22735
Phone: (H) 540-543-2428


July 29, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known Dr. Randall J. Peck since my arrival at Culpeper Memorial Hospital ten years ago. I am a general surgeon who does roughly thirty OR cases a month. In addition, I have served as Department of Surgery Chairman for two of those ten years (anesthesia is a subset of the Surgery Department here) and I have served as Medical Staff President for an additional two of those ten years. I have had the pleasure of extensive contact with Dr. Peck, both in terms of the frequency of our interactions, as well as depth.. Dr. Peck is an excellent anesthesiologist. He is thorough and conscientious and always keeps the safety and well-being of the patient as a high priority. I feel he has always done an excellent job of caring for even the sickest of patients. I cannot think of any clinical situation or patient who would not be well served with Dr. Peck as their anesthesiologist. I also feel Dr. Peck’s professionalism and ethical standards are above reproach. I was very sorry when he told me that he would be leaving our institution. I am sure he will perform well in any capacity he chooses.


Mark B. Gloudeman, M.D. F.A.C.S.
Culpeper Surgical Associates, P.C.
633 Sunset Lane, Suite F
Culpeper, VA 22701

[Former President of the Medical Staff at Culpeper Hospital (1996-98)]


August 20, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been requested to write a letter of reference for Joseph J. Peck, M.D. I have been associated with Joseph for many years, as a fellow physician, friend, and patient. I have always found him to be compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable in all of his endeavors. I have been in close contact with him as an anesthesiologist on many difficult cases and he has always provided excellent care. I have also had the opportunity to be a patient, with Joseph giving the anesthesia, and found it to be an outstanding experience.

Joseph is very compassionate and committed to various issues, including technology. He has even formed his own company to help disseminate technology through the local school system. I think that whatever Joseph decided to do he will bring professionalism, compassion and intellect to this endeavor.


Peter E. Godfrey, M.D.
Blue Ridge Obstetrics and Gynecology
633 Sunset Lane, Suite A.
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 825-4557

[Former President of the Medical Staff and President of the Hospital Board of Culpeper Hospital]


August 11, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing in reference to Randall J. Peck M.D., whom I’ve had the privilege of working with since 1987. Dr. Peck is an extremely competent Anesthesiologist, and a very caring person. He has contributed much to Culpeper Memorial Hospital, not only with his medical expertise, but with his organizational skills and expert computer knowledge.

I respect Dr. Peck, not only for his ability as a physician, but his high moral standards and strong family ethics.

I am very saddened by his recent decision to leave Culpeper Memorial Hospital. I will greatly miss the professional care he provided, and the support and help he offered me.


Alice Ann Ford, R.N.
Assistant Director Operating Room
P.O. Box 6
Oak Park, VA 22730
(540) 948-6175

[Former acting director of the operating room at Culpeper Hospital. “Former Employee of the Year” for Culpeper Hospital]


May 18, 1999

Re: Dr. Joseph Peck

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known and worked with Dr. Joseph Peck for approximately ten years. I have found him to be hard working, industrious and an excellent anesthesiologist. I would highly recommend him for employment.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Robert Rutkowski, M.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Virginia Orthopaedic Center, P.C.
P.O. Box 5005
Culpeper, VA 22701

[Former President of the Medical Staff of Culpeper Hospital]


July 8, 1999

To Whom It May Concern:

Dr. Joseph Peck has been known to me for eleven years. We work closely in the operating room, the post -anesthesia care unit, the ambulatory surgery unit, in the pre-op unit and in the pain clinic. Dr. Peck is exceptional in his organization of time and patient care. His technical skills are excellent in delivering anesthesia care and he s always striving to pre-empt the post -op pain by various methods. His patients wake up easily and are comfortable. Dr. Peck has a great bedside manner and really enjoys getting to know his patients, their families, and shows great concern for their entire surgical process. His assessment of critical patients and their need for intensive care can be relied upon. The various surgeons and emergency room physicians rely on his judgements and opinions. He is frequently called to the intensive care unit to assist in crises also.

As you can see, Dr. Peck can be a real asset to an institution. He has been a good friend to me as well as a teacher and it has been a pleasure to work with him. If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call me.


Kathryn E. Andrews, R.N.
Head Recovery Room (P.A.C.U.) Nurse
7228 Silver Beech Lane
Warrenton, VA 22186
(H) (540) 349-9138
(W) (540) 829-4110


January 4, 2000

To Whom It May Concern:

I have known Dr. Joseph Peck since 1987 when we both worked closely in the Operating Room and more recently in the Preop/Pain Consult setting. Joseph is a competent anesthesiologist and demonstrates professionalism and compassion with everyone he comes in contact with. Joseph is highly motivated, very goal oriented, and demonstrates impeccable organizational skills.

Joseph has not only given much of himself to his profession, patients, and the hospital, but he has also given much to the community. I feel with Joseph’s many wonderful qualities, he will succeed in whatever he undertakes.


Connie Alphin, R.N.
Charge Nurse for Preoperative and Pain Consult Room
Culpeper Hospital
P.O. Box 592
Culpeper, VA 22701

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