Today is the day! What are we going to do with it? There is someone close by who wants to be a part and to help. Can we see them? It doesn’t have to be a lonely walk, rather it can become an adventure in this life’s journey. Listen to the new song by Joseph James. THIS DAY!
Over the last 5.5 years, we have traveled the USA, Canada and Alaska, going where the Lord told us to go with my business paying our way, with the exception of a small amount of donations. We’ve experienced many miracles in the journey and lots of divine appointments when we arrived at our destinations. We mainly stayed in Hilton brand hotels over the last four years, giving us Diamond Status for those four years. We’ve seen a lot and experienced a great deal more. It’s one thing to turn on the news to see what’s going on, it’s another to be there in some of it. Believe me, the actual sometimes has little to do with what’s reported. Even in the churches, there’s a lot being said about those on the outside that’s simply not true in many cases. If we are ever to make any kind of long-lasting difference in our generation, we’re going to have to refocus. ON COMMON GROUND…
(Land’s End | Homer, Alaska 06.2017 | Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)Read more
There was once a wealthy man who wanted to build a city for his workers to honor, care for, and to protect them. His workers had built many elegant and strategic projects for him, so he wanted to help them have a place of their own to rest and have fun without fearing the raiding parties of evil that lurked in the surrounding mountains. At various times of the year, the raiding parties would sweep down out of the mountains and do much damage to the area cities and harm the people. Building a city…
(Looking through the hole of the Siamese Twins Rocks at Pike’s Peak from Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 03.02.14 | Joseph James | Follow Your Dreams Tour)Read more
Fear is the destroyer of dreams and everything good and eliminating fear is of utmost priority. Out of it comes all kinds of evil, greed, murder, envy, jealousy, hate, etc. These are all born out of fear. True Love conquers all fear, but how do you get it? How can one overcome the fear in their life to live the dreams they were destined for? It’s a journey…
(Colorado Springs, 03.15.13 | Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)Read more
This year has been one of many twists and turns, up and down in some uncharted territory. As each door closed and pretty much hit us in the face as it did, another opened, but not what we were hoping for. The entertainment business and ministry can be difficult just on their own, but mix them together in outreach and it can get really complicated, quickly. Folks have their own opinions about ministry, but adding entertainment to it, and some just freak out.
(Some of the places we’ve been on the Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)Read more
It’s not the prevailing circumstances that necessarily define a person, rather, it’s what they do in/through it. Tough times come on all, but some press through and overcome, while some give up. Storms only last for a while. If all we can do is hold on through it, that can be enough. Sometimes we get the benefit of walking with others through the storm. No matter the company or not, we must set our face to the wind and by His grace we can endure it. Many want to know who this God is, but unless we embrace the hard times, needing His help, perhaps we won’t know. It’s through the hard and seemingly impossible times that I discovered more about who He is, than in the easy times. Just a thought or two. Blessings in your journey.
Get the first book FREE, that started the whole SAGA. Great SUMMER ADVENTURE. Download the FREE Kindle App on your device and enjoy the JOURNEY.! Great for teens and all ages. Lots of dreams to be deciphered, danger to be avoided, a romance, a city on the brink of destruction, those mysterious creatures, and what are those symbols for anyway? USA, UK, & Australia settings. (The Kindle can read it to you as well)
I wrote a song, THE CLOWN, on December 24, 1993 about the wearing of masks. When I get back into the studio, it’s one of the songs I’m going to record. Have you ever walked into a park where a clown was performing? Depending on what the clown was doing, folks laughed or cried, nonetheless, there was usually a message to the act. After we walk away though, all we remember was the act, but had no clue as to who the clown really was.
I am thankful for the mountain tops of success and abundance, but I’ve also grown to like the valleys somewhat. They are the necessary journey that prepares us for the tops. They strengthen us and protect us because the valley not only shows us where we are, but where those around us are as well.
(The image above is from July 2017 from our trip to Alaska on our Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)
Janiece and I have walked in abundance and lack in seasons of our life over the years. It’s amazing that those who support you and don’t in each season. Paul, in Philippians 4:10-14, shows that he found sufficiency in Christ regardless in which situation he was, yet many, and most of these in Christendom, would have us believe that if we aren’t successful in their eyes, we must be doing something wrong. Yet, every work I’ve seen that has lasting effect starts from a humble place. Many, even in the world, lost everything before gaining what they have now, called success.
Joseph James’ will be performing at the SOZO Coffeehouse in Omaha, Nebraska on May 24, 2018 from 7-9pm. His son, Daniel Hartmann [Dee Zee] will be doing several dance performances as well. The Follow Your Dreams Tour is an entertainment outreach to help encourage people and to rekindle hope in their hearts with a focus on helping them dream again and go for their destiny. We might have special guest performers from the community. Tickets are $5 online and at the door.
If you’re in the area or know of someone who is, please let pass this on.