We recorded the Follow Your Dreams Tour concert at the Sozo Coffeehouse in Omaha, Nebraska on October 12, 2017 and created a Video Highlights film on YouTube. This is to show a small portion of what we do in the concerts and outreaches as we encourage folks to dream and to not give up. Depending on venues, we can do speaking and/or music and add dance, comedy and acting in as well. Read more
SENTENCED TO DEATH, DESTINED FOR LIFE – the book begins…
This story begins on a rainy day in July of 1991, on the Northwest side of San Antonio, Texas. The ‘Sentence Of Death’ had been issued and there was an eerie feeling of the certainty of its judgment in the atmosphere. A young woman, in her early thirties, is seen standing on the front porch of a home for the terminally ill. She is smoking a cigarette and listening to her headphones. Normally, she would be sitting out in the front yard with her smoke; however, today the rain has forced her to stay on the porch. Her gaunt, anorexic figure displays her state of mind. She was depressed all of the time. Her constant cry is, “God! Will you please take me home? Just take me home!” She cried out over and over in her mind as she listened to a song by Metallica called “Sanitarium,” trying desperately to drown out all of the voices inside of her head.
Janiece Elaine Turner had been through years of extreme pain and misery. She was tired, extremely exhausted, and she just wanted it to be all over, finished. The voices inside of her head would not leave her alone. Unbeknownst to her, she was getting her wish. Soon it would be all over, but it would not be the way she had expected.
After almost eight years of pain, surgeries, mental institutions, treatments, drugs, and medications, the doctors finally came to a new conclusion, aided by a new technology called the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). They told her family that the myelin sheathing around the nerves in her brain were dying and this was causing her brain cells to die. At the time, they called it Demyelinating Syndrome. They told her family there was no hope for her and asked them if there was a place that she could stay comfortably until she died, because the mental hospitals could not help her anymore and also, they were so expensive. Taking into account the doctor’s advice, they decided to place her into her oldest sister’s caregiving home for the terminally ill. The family was told not to tell her she was dying, for fear that this time she would be successful in taking her life, after all the numerous attempts she had made in the past.
There was something very special about this dreary, rainy day, however. This day was different. It was not like all the other days before. This day was special, because it was the fulfillment of a promise from a long time ago. This was the day that death would be sentenced and life would begin to blossom.
As she continued to listen to the music and continued to smoke her cigarette, the front door opened and her sister walked out. Janiece pulled the headphones down to her neck so that she could hear. Her sister only spoke a few words this time out of frustration and then went back inside. It was the same words she had heard from others over the years. “Do you want to stay sick forever?”
Aware, for the first time in many years, she suddenly exclaimed, “No! No! I don’t want to be sick forever!” As she was turning around to face her sister, she reached down to put the cigarette out, but by this time, her sister had already gone back inside.
Janiece opened the door and looked for her sister. She walked up to her. “No!” she exclaimed. “I DON’T want to be sick forever! Now what…”
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I really felt like I needed to record my new song yesterday and get it out so it could be heard. I really feel like someone’s life might depend on it. I recorded it live here in Oklahoma. It will become the theme song for the tour after I record it at a later date and add full backup instruments and drums.
I don’t care what you’re going through and how hard things seem. There is never an excuse to end your life, in my opinion. There is always hope. I know, I’ve been there too. It was a really bad situation. All seems hopeless in the moment, but trust me, the Lord will eventually help you through, just wait for Him and reach out to those around you if you can. Message me. This is the whole basis for the tour, to Save A Life! We need you. You have a purpose and a great destiny in His Kingdom or the devil wouldn’t be trying so hard to take you out. No race worth running is ever easy, but when you cross that finish line… Blessings… Be encouraged.
Love is a delicate and precious thing to find. Everyone searches for it, but few are they who find true love. Broken relationships and families can hold us back from experiencing all we can. So what are we to do? Where is this so-called thing called love? Everyone Wants To Be Loved!
I hope this song encourages you and blesses you. Sometimes we can feel like there is no way to go on, but trust me, the storm will pass. I’ve been there too, the relentless beating of the storm, day after day, and I wanted to give up as well, but the Lord was there and He carried me through. Of course, I had to let Him help me and you do too. You won’t regret it.
SMOKING OF THE GUN (Live) | Joseph James – Do you know of someone who is deep in depression and suicidal? Joseph and his wife minister to those going through dark times, because we’ve both been there and made it through. If you read Janiece’s bio, http://sentencedtodeathdestinedforlife.com, you will see that she’s gone through multiple attempts in her past. She has videos there as well.
Joseph James wrote ANGEL ON THE WAY as a song of encouragement to not give up and to believe in the miraculous. He and Janiece have experienced many miracles in their life and experience interactions with the angels on an ongoing basis. They are around us for a reason, they are there to help us and to advance the Lord’s Kingdom. We hope this song blesses and encourages you. If you know of someone who needs to be encouraged, please send them the link. Joseph has other songs on his Youtube channel.
Joseph Jame’s New Song – “Angel On The Way”
If you haven’t been able to find a book series to read for Christmas or want to give a gift of books to someone, check out my new trilogy, ISLANDS IN THE SEA! It has a lot of adventure, romance, prophetic visions and dreams, interaction with the spirit realm shrouded in mystery. How can one person make a difference in our world and fulfill his destiny? Well, you have to read it for yourself to find out.
The first complete chapters of each book are on my website. Available in Kindle and Print on Amazon. Have a great Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.
More information on the books here: Destiny Path Of Life Website.
On November 28, 2015, I awakened early in the morning with the first verse of a new song. The morning before I awakened the same way. I was able to finish each song in about an hour. The first is called, FLY FROM HERE, and this new one is called LOCKED INSIDE. I didn’t realize it at the time I was writing it that it was going to portray my wife, Janiece’s journey. Yesterday, I finished the video and it is now available to see on YouTube and/or purchase and download from my Bandcamp artist page. This song is unique in the fact that I was able to take her miraculous story and highlight it throughout the just under 4 minute song. LOCKED INSIDE HER PRISON… Read more
Sometimes our lives are like a jigsaw puzzle. We collect a lot of the same kind of pieces from one area of the puzzle and start to put them together. Sometimes we begin to identify with this little area thinking this is who we are and what we’re to do with our lives, but then the Lord takes us on to another area and we grow in it. Sometimes we let go of the former and begin to think, “This must be who I am.” Then we are shown another area and then perhaps another area and sometimes we can get confused as we journey on and think that perhaps, somehow we missed it. Read more
I awakened in the night hearing the Lord speak to me over and over about He’s the God of… The thing that brought this up was the Foreword that Dennis Goldsworth-Davis wrote for us to add to Janiece’s biography, “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – Tell My People I Love Them! – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story” written by yours truly. In the last paragraph he writes, “Who knows what miracles are awaiting all whose hearts are open to the potential of the God of Janiece. He is your God too!” So, I’m hearing this going over and over in my spirit as the times goes by. The God Of… Read more
Who I am. Who am I? Who are you? Why are we here? When I think of these questions I think back to when I heard a song by Supertramp called, “The Logical Song.” One of the main lines of the song is, “Can someone please, just tell me who I am?” If you’ve never heard of it, you can google it to find a site to listen to it. The album came out in 1979 and we still ask the same questions today. Who am I? I bought the album as soon as I could and would cruise up and down the streets in my home town at night just listening to it. It was just me, the music and the wind blowing through my open windows in the cool night air. This was the question on my mind during my teenage years, “Who am I?” Why do we do the things we do? Why do we have to conform to these worldly standards? We don’t have to conform, there is a better way. Throughout all of history, good changes come when people dare to stand up with a better way. Before we can do that, we must find a better way. Who I am! Read more
Human Being or Human Doing, which one are we? My wife introduced me to this concept years ago and it set me free. Sometimes I start to go back into the Human Doing mode and have to make a conscious effort to stop and change direction. So what is the difference and how do we know when we crossover? Human Being or Human Doing! Read more
We have ministered in 8 public meetings here in Colorado Springs since May with our JOURNEY TO HOPE! public meetings and have another one at 7pm this Friday, August 23, at Wellsprings Worship Center. We have listened to feedback from those who have attended the meetings and have produced a 7 DVD series called JOURNEY TO HOPE! in response to their comments and concerns. The main resounding comments we are hearing are concerning mainly churches. Read more
After two weeks of filming and editing, we have now produced the JOURNEY TO HOPE! 7 DVD Series with Janiece Turner-Hartmann. We published her biography, SENTENCED TO DEATH, DESTINED FOR LIFE! in July 2011. The biography gives certain details about her life and documents her journey through some of the greatest miracles in our generation. In the JOURNEY TO HOPE! DVD Series, Janiece identifies with 7 major struggles in her life, relates to each one and shares how she made it through victoriously. This series was designed to help individuals identify with and overcome in these areas in their lives. It also helps others to identify with people who are going through some of these struggles in their life and perhaps gain some understanding in order to be able to help and encourage them along the way. Read more