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Shaft Of Light
Sentenced To Death,
Destined For Life

Realize Your Dream

What does it take to see our dream fulfilled? How do we know we are going in the right direction? I started off going for it full steam, but now the steam has fizzled. How do we get back up and get energized? A lot of these questions can be answered when we begin to understand the process in the dream being fulfilled. REALIZE YOUR DREAM! Read the rest of this entry »

Starting On The Wrong Foot, Ending On The Right

Did you get started off in life on the wrong foot or perhaps started good and hit a huge bump in the road and fell hard? Perhaps your past is riddled with things so bad you can’t seem to get past the haunting memories and leave it all behind. How does one forgive oneself for the bad things they’ve done? How could the Lord forgive me? Look at my mess! I want to live a life of freedom and love, but day after day I have these haunting memories. Can someone help me? Let’s take a look at Paul… STARTING ON THE WRONG FOOT, ENDING ON THE RIGHT! Read the rest of this entry »

The Tithe – The Law Or Not

I have spent years wanting to know the truth about the tithe, and interestingly enough, depending on which church/fellowship group you meet, they all believe differently. But that’s not good enough for me, because I want to know the truth in my heart so that I can be at peace in it. I am writing this not to dissuade anyone in what they believe, but rather to just point out a few things to help them along their journey. I’ve already made my choice, I am at peace about it and new doors have and are opening before us. The Tithe – The Law Or Not! Read the rest of this entry »

Mental Triggers – If…, Then…

Have you ever done something you don’t want to do, but you feel locked into it anyway? No matter how hard you try to respond differently to a certain thing, you still end up reacting in the same old way. It gets you down, perhaps even to the point where you want to just give up and quit. Then depression comes knocking at your door, that old familiar friend, and just like before, you let him in, well, only for a while, you hope. How can we ever break this cycle? There is a way and it’s not impossible. BREAKING MENTAL TRIGGERS, ONCE AND FOR ALL! Read the rest of this entry »

CROSSROADS song by Joseph James

Every once in a while we come to a crossroads in our lives where choices have to be made. Which choice is the best? Which one do we choose though? Do we go the easy way or do we make the difficult decision? As I was writing this song, the Lord gave me an incredible revelation in the midst of it. We’ve been living that way ever since as it has changed our perception of the storms that come our way. A short mp3 music clip is below the lyrics. Crossroads… Read the rest of this entry »

A Mile In His Shoes

Sometimes we are so quick to judge. Why did they do that? Couldn’t they see? What were they thinking? They should have know better? A MILE IN HIS SHOES… Read the rest of this entry »

Relationship or Religion?

How do you separate this? Easy! Check out the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible and you can see this easily. Relationship with Jesus or religion with the Pharisees. Who accomplished the Father’s will? RELATIONSHIP OR RELIGION? Read the rest of this entry »

An Unpopular Trail

Sometimes Life leads you down a path that is unpopular with the crowd. Oh, you can try to blend in with your friends, but you know you just don’t fit. What seems right for them to do is not the right thing for you. Sometimes you even stay awake late into the night after the party, thinking, all alone. “If I could just fit in…” An Unpopular Trail Read the rest of this entry »

His Colorful Kingdom

I awakened this morning thinking about His wonderful Kingdom. His Kingdom is filled with many brilliant colors, yet a lot of people only see it as black and white. It would be like getting up every morning and putting on a pair of glasses that remove all color. We know we wouldn’t purposefully do that, but in a spiritual sense, many of us do. Why do we do this when there is so much more to see and experience in His Kingdom? HIS COLORFUL KINGDOM! Read the rest of this entry »

Seeing His Grace

When looking at others, if all we see are their faults and weaknesses, we will truly miss the most important thing, His grace working in them. They are not the ones who need to get the glory and be lifted up anyway, it should all go to Him. Without His grace & love everyday, I know where I’d be. Evidently He doesn’t care too much that we look broken and weak to others, because it wouldn’t have been any problem to have created us perfect like the angels. At some point we have to realize that it’s not about perfection, but rather a relationship caught up in His love. It is His love that causes me to want to change anyway. Why would I want to change for someone who I don’t think loves me? If you don’t know His love??? SEEING HIS GRACE! Read the rest of this entry »

I Wish – Art Print

I Wish – 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, “I Wish” and was written as I looked back over my past and then all of the experiences and changes that were necessary to help mold me into the person I am today. I Wish!

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Clothed In Christ

Have you ever thought about what it means to be clothed in Christ? What does this include? How can this be? What does it look like and how does it benefit us? Will it silence the voice of the enemy? Am I really able to stand before the Lord? Does He really, really accept me? Clothed In Christ! Read the rest of this entry »