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Sentenced To Death,
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Holding On To Your Faith – Or Someone Else’s

The way I have written two of my books has been very interesting. I’d like to map it all out and then fill in the gaps with writing, but that’s not the way it happened. For each paragraph I wrote, I would have to wait on what came next. I didn’t know the outcome of the story or even how to get there. Of course, writing a book this way really makes it exciting to me. I get just as excited about what comes next as I know the readers will also. But, what if it doesn’t go anywhere? What if the ending doesn’t make sense? What will others think? HOLDING ON TO YOUR FAITH – OR SOMEONE ELSE’S…

This is faith. I must trust that since the Holy Spirit is leading me to write it, that He will also give me every word to write and that it will tell a story that not only makes sense, but will help to change lives. As I was thinking about what more to write, I suddenly felt like writing this article in the blog. The title came to me immediately, “Holding On To Your Faith – Or Someone Else’s.” Then as I was wondering how to start, these words started coming to me as an example of the title.

So, just what is the difference between holding on to your faith and holding on to someone else’s faith? You see, someone could have told me that they believed I should write a book. They could even have told me that God told them to tell me to write a book. They could even have the faith that it is going to be a great book. Now, being excited about writing a new book, I could have dreamed up a title, outlined the chapters and started adding the content. It may or may not have been an interesting book. It may or may not help others. Others may or may not even read it. The bottom line is that I would be doing everything based on someone else’s faith and it could get very stressful, especially if it doesn’t turn out the way I or the other person expects it.

The way for me to hold on to my faith is to hear from the Lord that he wants me to write a new book. Now, since He told me, His faith will be imparted to me upon my obedience. The words and ideas start flowing and I simply write them down and illustrate as necessary. I don’t worry about the outcome, nor even if the book is read by anyone else. If the storms come and try to deter me, I lean on Him. If it gets delayed, I lean on Him. If the words stop coming, I lean on Him. What He speaks to us, He is faithful to perform.

I know this is a very simple story, but it is exactly what I have done in writing. Has someone told you to do something based upon their faith? Have you heard from the Lord to do that thing? If not, don’t. If you don’t have the faith, wait. The scripture says, “whatever is not of faith, is sin.” It is simple. Be at peace, rest and relax.

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Joseph James

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Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 4 books to help people get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!,” “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In!” Book 1 and “Islands In The Sea: The Lion Roars” Book 2. We are presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and will soon be writing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea.” Check out the website below for the latest updates. I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Some of these are on our site, YouTube in video, and available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know. The proceeds from all of our products help us to minister to those who need help.

Our main ministry site is, my products site and blog is, Janiece’s site, for her biography is, and our online store is

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Janiece and I travel and minister to individuals and groups as doors open for us to go. We are starting a new thing this year. We will be going to communities, as the Lord leads, and booking hotel meeting rooms to do concerts. We will invite those from the hotel as well as the community. We will connect to other churches and organizations in those communities to help those who desperately need help, and who, perhaps won't come into a church building. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. We’ve both been through a lot and have been healed and restored and that we have to pass on to others. We can speak through truth and experience because we’ve been there. If you would like to book us for a concert, event, speaking and/or ministry meeting, please use our CONTACT page. We hope we have helped to encourage you to go on and find the wonderful destiny God has planned for you. Psalm 139. Fly higher…

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Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life: The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story - Joseph James (Hartmann)

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I am presently converting “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life” into a movie and have just finished publishing the 3rd book in the sequel to “Islands In The Sea”, titled “Illegitimate?” It is now available in the trilogy on this site through Amazon. We finished filming and producing the JOURNEY TO HOPE! 7 DVD Series with Janiece Turner-Hartmann and they are on YouTube for those who need help and encouragement. We are planning to take some time out to record some more music and then start touring early this year, 2017. Hope to see you on the road.

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