The following is the Foreword from Dennis Goldsworthy-Davis, minister of Open Wells Ministries, for Janiece Turner-Hartmann’s story, Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life, written by Joseph James. Please help us get this story to go viral as it will help many folks who are dealing with many of the issues Janiece lived through. Suicide is such a huge problem in our society, and we want to share the gift of life and encouragement so that folks will choose to go for their dreams no matter how hard it seems. We can all make it if we just don’t give up.
There is a saying in Yorkshire England, ‘It is better felt than telt,’ which means if you can experience something, it has a greater value than talking about it. This book is such an experience! The Janiece Turner–Hartmann story is about a true God given miracle! Written by her husband, Joseph, after years of walking with the miracle and living with the miracle, he decided to document it for all; so that others could believe that God is a miracle worker in the every day people, as He always has been and always will be.Read more
Help us get this true story to go viral and to help save some folks going through depression and possibly considering suicide. Janiece’s story has helped many over the years, those who watched her personally, those who saw all of the miracles, and those who are hearing her share her story or reading her biography.
It is the story of a young person walking through overwhelming odds.
It is the story of when all around her gave up, miracles still happened!
What was viewed as a tragic ending to a life, began a journey for new dreams to be fulfilled!
Dream! Dare To Live! Life is an Adventure!Read more
We will be at the Sozo Coffeehouse in Omaha, Nebraska for a concert | outreach with our Follow Your Dreams Tour. Please join us from 7-9pm. I’ll be sharing my songs and Dee Zee will do a freestyle dance or two. Let’s encourage each other to go for our dreams! SAVE A LIFE! See you there! Sozo Coffeehouse, 1314 Jones St, Omaha, Nebraska 68102
Book 4 is written and is now in the Proofreading Stage. ISLANDS IN THE SEA: A City On A Hill! – More information at the link below on the SAGA
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Dan, Susan, John, and Nikki answered the call in Islands In The Sea: The King Walks In! Book 1, in the The Lion Roars! Book 2, and then again in Illegitimate? Book 3, but now that one-third of the city is destroyed and under water, can they save the rest of the city. The cult is seeking revenge and the dark sentinels have moved to another vantage point, but something big and sinister is approaching quickly in the distance. Can they figure out the coded cave system before it’s too late and the rest of the city falls?
Today, we start filming the first segment for my new music video, A TABLE FOR TWO. We are filming in Homer, Alaska at the Land’s End Resort, The Chart Room Restaurant. Filming a night scene in the afternoon is tricky for sure, going to use the green screen. We could do it later in the evening, but in summer here, it doesn’t get dark.
I really felt like I needed to record my new song yesterday and get it out so it could be heard. I really feel like someone’s life might depend on it. I recorded it live here in Oklahoma. It will become the theme song for the tour after I record it at a later date and add full backup instruments and drums.
I don’t care what you’re going through and how hard things seem. There is never an excuse to end your life, in my opinion. There is always hope. I know, I’ve been there too. It was a really bad situation. All seems hopeless in the moment, but trust me, the Lord will eventually help you through, just wait for Him and reach out to those around you if you can. Message me. This is the whole basis for the tour, to Save A Life! We need you. You have a purpose and a great destiny in His Kingdom or the devil wouldn’t be trying so hard to take you out. No race worth running is ever easy, but when you cross that finish line… Blessings… Be encouraged.
Just finished editing and adding the last two songs I recorded live at the Homewood Suites, Katy | Houston, Texas in February. All 17 are in a playlist at the link below. I have another list of 10 I recorded in our portable studio when we were in Atlanta, GA, and a list of 6 instrumental songs as well that I put together in Colorado Springs, CO.
Angels are all around us as well as demons. They interact with our prayers and sometimes we get to see them. The power of prayer and the angels can change destinies helping us get through things miraculously. Never give up hope! Destiny!
As I was writing this song, I was thinking about The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. There are many roads we can walk, but some seem especially lonely, until we discover something incredible along the way. There is a twist at the end of this song. I hope it blesses you in your journey. Destiny!
I wrote LOVE SONG when I was going through a very difficult season in my life. It was one of my first on the piano as I was learning how to play it. I desperately needed the Lord’s manifest presence and love and He came through. No matter what, He is always near.
Who is the stranger? You might meet him where you least expect. At the end of the road, there is always a way through. At the end of love, there is a new love. Never, ever give up. Someone is watching and waiting.
Have you ever met someone who you thought could see right through you to your core, to your soul. That is what this song is about. The old man, well, he’s a mystery. He’s gender-less on this planet as it could be anyone at anytime, but eternally, well, I’ve met Him. He can see right through whatever defenses we have. Let go! Be free!
Forgiveness in the First Degree | Do we know what we’ve really been forgiven of? It is that first-time revelation, when standing face to face with reality, that we begin to understand what Jesus did on the cross for us. It is that revelation that changes our lives forever. True freedom! Destiny!
Janiece and Joseph wrote this song together one month after their wedding. GOTTA BE REAL – Having experienced the Lord, they couldn’t play the games of religion. This song is about their life and about reality. Be Real!
Joseph wrote this song while he was going through a lot of struggles. He just wanted to be free. Sometimes we find that we are the one who is holding us back. How can we get free? How can we ever get to the place where we can be ourselves and be okay with it? Free!
Do you know of someone who is deep in depression and suicidal? Joseph and his wife minister to those going through dark times, because they’ve both been there and made it through. If you read Janiece’s bio, http://sentencedtodeathdestinedforlife.com, you will see that she’s gone through multiple attempts in her past.
Joseph James wrote this song with a dual meaning. See if you can guess the two stories woven into one. At some point he’ll reveal both on this channel, Google+, and on his facebook fan page. Love is a funny thing sometimes. If we only look on the surface, we might just miss the whole thing. We can gain a complete perspective from a very old text. If you’re really determined and adventurous, you can find the an reference point and see if you’re right.
Love is a delicate and precious thing to find. Everyone searches for it, but few are they who find true love. Broken relationships and families can hold us back from experiencing all we can. So what are we to do? Where is this so-called thing called love? Everyone Wants To Be Loved!
This is one of Joseph James’ earliest songs when he received a prophetic word from the Lord as he wrote this song. Parts of the song are taken from Ezekiel 34 and Isaiah 26. It is a clear warning from the Lord to those who are mistreating His people and building their own kingdoms with their own traditions and rules. He always provides a time for repentance and restoration before judgment comes. The Lord is setting His people free.
Love Calls to us from afar. Can we hear its voice in the midst of all the other voices, confusion, lies, pain and strife? Can we hear the truth? There is a love that is true and yes, it is there for us to find.
I hope you enjoy the songs and that they bless and encourage you to follow your dreams. We are currently booking for the FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS Tour. If you’d like us to come to your community, please use the form on our contact page.
GOTTA BE REAL – Joseph and his wife, Janiece wrote this song together a month after they were married, 22 years ago. They’ve been walking the journey since. Religion kills the freedom found in the Lord. It’s not about the rules, but about the true freedom found in Him.
So be free in your walk with Him. Walk with the One who wrote the scriptures. There is nothing like knowing Him. True Freedom! Be Real! Love deeply!
Ok, just as I promised, here it is. The LIVE VERSION of ANGEL ON THE WAY, recorded here in the meeting room at the hotel last month. I am doing a series of 15 of my songs live, so that you can get a feeling of what the concerts will be like. Plus you can also cast votes for liking your favorites so that I can choose which ones to place on the first album. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel to be the first to hear the new music videos as they go live. Keep up with extra news on my FB Fan Page. I appreciate your support and prayers. I started this journey of writing 29 years ago. It’s time to get on the road to a city near you.
LOOK closely at the artwork on this one to see the special addition to the image for the song. If you see it, comment on it. I had fun designing this one. Please pass this link on to others who might need to hear the power of prayer. Blessings and I hope you enjoy it.