TOUCHING HEARTS, CHANGING LIVES

TOUCHING HEARTS, CHANGING LIVES

Yesterday, as I was driving for Lyft here in The Woodlands and Conroe, I had the privilege of giving three college ladies a ride. I was taking them to a wedding which was a good distance away. We had some great conversations and laughs, and here is one convo I want to share with you. We were talking about Christianity and how it is perceived by others. We had a lot of fun even though some of the subjects were really deep and serious. One lives in Ft. Worth, one in Dallas, and the other in San Diego.

We were talking about touching hearts and how some Christians, (religious folks), tell people what they should be doing and sometimes they just plain judge them out loud causing even more pain to the individual. That’s just plain being the devil’s advocate and it can crush their spirit even more. That’s what he does to them all the time already. Are we going to add to the pain? They really need to know they are loved and need hope in that moment. Unless they ask for advice, it might be better to keep it inside until the opportunity arises, if and when it does. Perhaps we need a better relationship established before they let us in, if not, it could be like water running off of a duck’s back. It could also push them away from the One who created them and really loves them, giving them a false idea of Who He really is.

Do we remember where we were and how we were doing before giving our hearts to Jesus, Him filling us with His love, and changing us? Or, were we pushed at Jesus that same way in fear of judgment? I remember hearing a lot of hell, fire, and damnation and it took me a long time to get over the fear it instilled inside of me. I was afraid to come near Him for a long time and it took a lot to get past it. It is His kindness and love that leads us to Him and helps us to want to change our ways. It is His kindness that helps us know that He’s not going to smack us, but rather, that His loving arms are open towards us and His are the greatest hugs we’ll ever get no matter how far we’ve run from Him or what we’ve done. I wrote the song STILL from my own journey.

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BROKEN TO WHOLE

BROKEN TO WHOLE

There’s that SUPER DREADED word again, BROKEN! I hate it with a passion and I see so many others there and just want to heal them instantly. Just about the time we get things sewn together, someone else comes along and rips a greater hole, it seems. It’s like that graphic song that came out a while back, STITCHES, “…needle and thread, gonna get you out of my head.” We were so wonderfully and delicately created and put together by the Lord in our mother’s womb. Psalm 139. We were created to be loved! Whole! How do we get there? Is it even possible?

True Love cannot exist without True Freedom and that freedom starts in the Spirit. “Who the Lord sets free is free indeed!” John 8:36. He also heals all of our wounds in our spirit, soul, and body, if we allow it. Sometimes our own words and doubt erase or hinder what He can do. Been there, done that so many times! I’m still finding those broken pieces and trying to stitch them back together. There is scar tissue there and some callouses. Just need the oil of the anointing to be massaged into those areas, healing! Yes! Read more

INDEPENDENCE | INTERDEPENDENCE | DEPENDENCE

INDEPENDENT | INTERDEPENDENT | DEPENDENT

What a mouthful. What does all of this mean? When is each one a good thing? Can we have them all at the same time? What do we need in order to be able to fulfill our God-given Life Dream?

Today, we celebrate Independence from England and the establishment of a new, and free country almost 250 years ago. But look at us now! Do we only see the bad that is going on? Do we see only the good? Can we see both and distinguish between them? One is trying to destroy us while the other is trying to help us become even better.

Our world and generation seem to be in much chaos, but I suggest that it is really in constant transition. Transition to what? If you believe in God and are a Christian, this can open up a can of worms, because many Christians are on opposite sides in their belief of what is currently happening and how it will progress. Clearly, sometimes we are our own worst enemies! Many read the Bible to help them find and discover the truth, but many don’t and just listen to those who claim to know the truth and get misled. There are many teachers in Christendom that teach opposing messages. Who is right? Who is wrong? Why does it matter? Read more

STARTING OFF ON A NEW JOURNEY!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF JOSEPH JAMES!

Welcome friends, fans, and guests. I’m starting something new today and we’ll see how it goes. I might have to course correct along the way, but that’s the fun in going on an adventure into the unknown. It’s been a long time since I have seriously written in a blog and I’ve done so much since. So, here goes! Welcome to the journey! I truly hope it blesses you.

I have so many things to share with you so that I might be able to encourage you today, give you some hope, perhaps some tips to make your life easier, and maybe some stories to help you in your journey. I’ve been through a lot of stuff, traveled quite a bit, and accomplished a lot of things. So, here goes! Are you ready?

I’ve been given a new lease on life and it’s changed everything. I had a seizure and a minor vehicle accident on March 8, 2024. It stress-fractured five of my vertebrae. The good thing about this was that it uncovered an eight mm cerebral aneurysm in my head between my left ear and eye. I was a walking time bomb with it just waiting to explode and kill me. I lost two months of my life in and out of the hospital, five visits, twelve days, and am almost fully recovered. It’s all repaired now and I am free to continue my Life Race! I’ll go into more depth in my following posts.

Where are you at in your journey of life? Are you running for your God-given Life Dream? Are you in the throes of despair and depression? Are you in a romance or recently broken up? Is your heart in pieces or mostly healed and restored? Do you have your own business or perhaps no work at all? Is life easy for you and you have fun things to share or is life so difficult, you feel so overwhelmed? Read more

HONEY I LOVE YOU

When I’m writing a new song, I am determined to make sure it has a good message that is going to help the listener is some way. Then I add the drums and various instrumental tracks  as I hear them in my mind, hoping that the music will attract the right listeners. I had no clue though how HONEY I LOVE YOU would touch one in my audience two weeks ago. Read more

ARE YOU READY? …for Such A Time As This!

Joseph James Community On Locals

Join me and subscribe to my new platform channel on LOCALS, a new online social community bought by Rumble. I’ll be sharing more videos of things from my life, my walk, our tour, Janiece’s story, the music, the books, the upcoming movie project, the supernatural journey, faith, love, etc.  Joseph James Locals Community Read more

HINDSIGHT 2020 | JOSEPH JAMES

HINDSIGHT 2020 | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]

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HINDSIGHT 2020 | JOSEPH JAMES

Hindsight 2020 is a look back on 2020 and beyond to see what’s really there and what we need to change. It’s a place to reach out, to join our hands together across this land, restore our freedoms and take out the corruption that seeks to control us all. It’s time to rise and stand together for our freedom, our generation and those to come.

It’s a fun song with a catchy tune, but make no mistake, it’s to the point. It’s time to TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT!

HINDSIGHT 2020    © 02.07.2021   w/m Joseph James

G D C D G
G                                                        D
Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but this is twenty-one.
G                                                                     D
Didn’t know what they were doing, but now let’s have some fun.
C                                             D
Let’s go around town and shake some trees.
G                 /F#m     Em
We’ll let it all hang out…
C                                D                       C               D            G
Let’s join with our neighbors and take this garbage out. Read more

SUCH A TIME AS THIS | JOSEPH JAMES

SUCH A TIME AS THIS | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]

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SUCH A TIME AS THIS | Joseph James

Sometimes not everything was lost of our dreams and relationships in the past. Sometimes there is still life and new growth where there once seemed total devastation and destruction. Perhaps we’ve really just been maturing for SUCH A TIME AS THIS! Sometimes the Lord’s restoration and healing work goes unnoticed to us and then, wow!

This video was filmed throughout Waldo Canyon on the Rampart Range Road, Pikes Peak and the Garden Of The Gods where a fire was so destructive in 2012 and threatened Colorado Springs. Now 9 years later there’s beauty again, the young Aspens flourishing, and there are lots of areas that never burned as you can see in the video. It’s like that in our lives. SUCH A TIME AS THIS!

SUCH A TIME AS THIS      © 06.21.21     w/m Joseph James

G D C G
G                                    D                        C                          D
I’ve run my race! I’ve set my course time and time again.
C                 D                         G                    C
Just to be out of time and left behind again. Read more

NEED TO BE FREE | JOSEPH JAMES

NEED TO BE FREE | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]

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NEED TO BE FREE | JOSEPH JAMES | Official Lyric Video

Relationships can and should be fun and free. We should be free to enjoy each other and to still pursue our individual dreams while supporting each other. In this, we can soar together on the heights and support each other through the tough times, the valleys as well. Destiny… Purpose… Dreams…

NEED TO BE FREE     © 05.24.21  w/m Joseph James

G D C D G
G                     D
If you would love me so,
C                                             D
Maybe my heart wouldn’t let you go. Read more

GONNA TURN IT AROUND | JOSEPH JAMES

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GONNA TURN IT AROUND | Joseph James

Have you ever heard the term, “Laughter does good like a medicine?” Also, “the Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming.” “The joy of the Lord is our strength!” Did you know that when we see things the way He does, we can join in with Him in the laughter and live in joy, knowing that no matter what comes our way, He has a way through it?

It’s time to shake off those things that have been holding us down, laugh again, party with friends and family, and just plain have some fun in the midst of our enemies. Jerry Savelle said, “If Satan can’t steal your joy, he can’t keep your goods.” Why would we want to let him keep our goods?

Come on America, it’s time to rise up and start dreaming again. AMERICA DARE TO DREAM Tour.

GONNA TURN IT AROUND      © 05.21.2021  w/m Joseph James

G D C G
(Chorus)
G
Gonna have a party tonight!
G
Gonna pull out all of the stops!
G           C                                                       G
Gonna shake off everything that’s been holding me down! Read more

ON A COLD DARK NIGHT | JOSEPH JAMES

ON A COLD DARK NIGHT | JOSEPH JAMES | [Official Lyric Video]

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What happens when we meet an angel in the night? What happens when it’s not what we think it is? What are we going to do?

ON A COLD DARK NIGHT –  © 02.18.21 w/m Joseph James

G                                                                                                             D
On a cold dark night. I heard a desperate plea, Crying out for help.
G                                                                                                  D                     C D
I am all alone! Sad and weary now! I think I’ve lost my way, tonight! Read more

AN EVIL PRESENCE TRIES TO OVERPOWER JANIECE

Have you read the story of when an evil presence/demon came into Janiece’s room, the room went from being lit by the sunlight outside to pitch black in moments. She saw something appear in the darkness that terrified and paralyze her. What did she do to get the victory? This was during the 7 years of her mental struggles in and out of the mental hospitals. It’s on page 273 of the new Limited Color Edition SDDL book. Has this happened to you or someone you know?
SENTENCED TO DEATH DESTINED FOR LIFE Movie Project | Joseph James
We’ll be doing scenes like this in the movie. Get your Special Limited Edition book and read the journey before the movie comes out. Guess which scenes will be in the movie. Perhaps we’ll do a contest or something. What are your thoughts? We might put some things in the movie that are not in the book.

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DREAMER’S INK TASK FORCE FORMATION

2021!!! Here we go…

Going to start off this new year here in Boerne, TX where I began last year in Colorado Springs, CO before the pandemic/feardemic shut everything down. We welcome your prayers as this is an ongoing battle to get through all of the hoops.

I am putting the DREAMER’S INK TASK FORCE into full throttle and we’re going to save some lives. This is Texas and no, we haven’t shut down. There has been too many deaths related to the shut downs and isolation that the media doesn’t even mention. I’m looking into places to hold these meetings, the Bevy hotel in Boerne has given me a good rate and I want to find some places in the neighboring areas as well, including San Antonio.

Suicide strikes without warning, one day we are talking to our friend, family member or peer and the next going to their funeral. I’ve had enough. The pandemic has only made this worse.

You can start your own Task Force no matter where you are with your family, friends, and/or work place or I can come and help you get started. Read more

SPINNING AROUND Song | Joseph James

SPINNING AROUND | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
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SPINNING AROUND | JOSEPH JAMES | [Lyric Video]

C  /B  Am  /B  C  /B  Am  /B  G
C                              D               C                            D
Waking up in the morning. Sunlight shining through.
C                                  D /E         G     /F#   Em
Blowing now sweet kisses, at you.

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I’M GONNA FLY Song | Joseph James

I’M GONNA FLY | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
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I'M GONNA FLY | JOSEPH JAMES | [Lyric Video]

C Am C Am
C                                 Am          C                    Am
Walking down this trail just wandering along,
C                                   Am   F                         G
I know that there’s an end, just like in this song,

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Memorial Day 2020

On this Memorial Day, I just want to say thanks to all of our vets and military. Through all the bad things you might be facing, you can make it through. We support you.

I wrote this song to encourage you and your families. I’m working on creating and filming the music video to it. I need some vets, soldiers and their families to be a part of it. Perhaps we can include some short clips of you saying something to those out there that you want to encourage. I’d like to have it finished by Veteran’s Day. After the Lord gave me the song title, SOLDIER’S STORY, and story early one morning in and out of sleep, I awakened to hearing this, “Jesus, take the wheel!” so I included that line in the song.

I’d like to use some short video clips with you in uniform, being together with your family and/or your buddies, perhaps some video of some of the military equipment and planes. I have video I took here of the stealth bomber overhead that I put in DARE TO DREAM Music Video. I’ll let you know where and when we will be filming, and might do some of it while we’re traveling on tour.

Let me know if you’d like to help me in this project. You don’t have to be in the military to help. Use our contact page to message us. True Americans are proud of you! Don’t listen to the others.

This song is available also on Amazon and on Spotify and other streaming services, all 36 by June 1, 2020. DARE TO DREAM Album by Joseph James. Search the name of the album or song and Joseph James. More info at | https://www.joseph-james.net

SOLDIER’S STORY Song | Joseph James | Chords & Lyrics

SOLDIER’S STORY Song | Joseph James | Chords & Lyrics | [Official Lyric Video]

SOLDIER'S STORY | JOSEPH JAMES | OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO

SOLDIER’S STORY | w/m Joseph James | © 01.06.20 | 110 BPM

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