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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 »

LIVING ON THE EDGE song by Joseph James

Have you ever walked too close to the edge of a cliff up in the mountains and had fear come all over you? I have and sometimes this life of faith is just like that. The Lord tells us to do something before He lets us in on why and what is going to happen when we do. It reminds me of the Indiana Jones movie where Harrison Ford has to walk out in faith over a canyon and then finds the path under his feet. It was there all along, but it wasn’t apparent until he stepped out. LIVING ON THE EDGE… 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 »

The Journey Continues

Where are we going? Lake Tahoe? We drove through beautiful California on our way to Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon in December 1994. Lake Tahoe seemed like a paradise in some far off dream. The snow glistened in the sunlight and created such a romantic back drop. The little tea house on the little island in Emerald Bay looked like something from out of time itself. Sometimes a cloud would form above the lake but you could still see the mountains above it. Magnificent to say the least… It is also magnificent in other “seasons” too… THE JOURNEY CONTINUES Read the rest of this entry »

Love Or Control

Control comes through many forms, including hurts, pain, wounds, inferiority, superiority, and other filters in our hearts, but never, ever through True Love. If we have to control it, it isn’t really ours and we’ll only end up pushing away that which we try so desperately to grasp or hold on to. Read the rest of this entry »

Bible – History Or Life

The Bible is a book of history for some people; to others it is a story book; to still others it is a book of law, tradition and religious duties; and yet to some it is life. How can anyone truly interpret it correctly without communing with the One who wrote it in the first place? The last is the easiest one, all you have to do is ask and He will gladly walk with you and show you things you’ve never seen. 1 John 2:27. What a journey! Always an adventure and full of life! Bible – History Or Life? Read the rest of this entry »

Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory Art Print

Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory – 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, “Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory” and was written as the Lord told me about my life and how others tried to use the gifts He had placed in me for their own glory. The Lord wants each of us to walk in the destiny He has created for us so that we might be truly free and give the glory to Him. Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory

Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory Art Print by Joseph James (Hartmann)  Read the rest of this entry »