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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Adventure: 4 Hour Trip Becomes 10.5

ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE, ADVENTURE??? Our trip from San Antonio to Houston, Tx: OK, we fin-aaaaaaaly got to Houston town at 7:35pm… We left San Antonio at 10:10am… 10.5 hours that normally take around 3.5. We had a leak in the heater core while we were staying in SA for about a month and decided to pay the big bucks to get it fixed at a dealer in Boerne before this trip, just felt it was the right thing although I could’ve found a place much cheaper and if I would’ve had the time, I could’ve done it myself. The repair came with a 2 year warranty and the service manager, Mike said to call him if we needed anything on our 1200 mile journey to Daytona Beach. I should have noticed there might just be a bit more to this journey from that simple statement. I did notice it. Just outside of 1604 on I-10 East this morning the temperature gauge pegs to Hot. I pulled over, opened the hood and coolant was everywhere and all over the pavement. One of the heater hoses had come off from the heater core. What were we going to do. We had roadside assistance but Mike said to call him. Read the rest of this entry »

Born-Again For Greatness

If we do not believe we are destined for greatness, that our dreams and visions are real and then rise to the challenge to run our race with determination to win, then we are destined to not even begin our race or not finish it in victory. There are many things, forces, and opinions that will try to keep us from succeeding, but what are we going to do? Choices! BORN-AGAIN FOR GREATNESS… Read the rest of this entry »

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… Read the rest of this entry »

Armor of God

There is a lot of talk and discussion of putting on the armor of God. I will try to explain this in a more simplistic way. There are a lot of people who say you must put on this armor of God daily, however, scripture does not say this. Once you have it on, don’t take it off. Be clothed in Christ which is the armor of God. Ephesians 6:(10-18) Read the rest of this entry »

Open Doors

What are open doors? Of course, you need an open door to get a lot of things accomplished in your life. If we are going to do any shopping, we need the doors of the store to be open so that we can go in and purchase what we need or want. We also need to have open doors in areas of business and employment. But did you know that each one of us are a door? Did you know that there are also doors in heaven? There are many kinds of doors, some are closed and some are open. How do they affect our lives? OPEN DOORS! Read the rest of this entry »

Clothed In Christ Art Print

Clothed In Christ – Art Print by Joseph James (Hartmann) – Finally, after several years of creating some art prints for some of my poems, we now have them available in 12×18 inch prints. Each print is printed on high quality metallic paper called Ice Gold Metallic with an 80# text weight. It is stunning and brilliant as the light touches the metal flakes and colors and makes them sparkle. This print is titled, “Clothed In Christ” has been an ongoing revelation to me about how the Lord clothes us in His righteousness. We stand before Him in His perfection. Read my blog post on this subject for more on the revelation I received. Clothed In Christ

In Christ Art Print by Joseph James (Hartmann) Read the rest of this entry »