My name is Will James
I am many things: a husband, a father, a lawyer, a musician, and probably most importantly, a Jesus Follower. I say Jesus Follower instead of “Christian” because I believe that “we Christians” have done such a poor job of showing who Jesus was/is, how He was/is, and why it matters. (Ghandi hit the nail on the head).
I choose to use a different term, not to be different, but because I now believe that what I thought was “Christianity” when I was younger was founded on a lot of stuff that doesn’t look like or sound like my Christ. So I’m starting over with Him.
This blog was originally intended to be a “ministry” I felt God had impressed on me, but I don’t like to use that term either (ministry) as I do not intend on “preaching” to you here. What this is… what I am trying to do is put into words what I know about the Creator, through having a personal relationship with Him. Not from what I’m told, or strictly what I’ve read or studied, but from real and personal experiences. See whatever God exactly is, not so unlike music, cannot fully be taught or read, it must be experienced.
This all started in 2008 as a strictly musical expression. I made a few albums and some people listened, so I thought I was on the right path. But something became clear to me as I developed in song writing: there is a lot of power in the notes you don’t play. There is a volume to silence when placed in proper context. Life, I discovered, works the same way.
This is why I say, “All life is music and God speaks Between The Notes.”
But just as that musical development took time and practice, learning to hear God between the notes also takes time and practice. It is a journey, not a destination. If you are here on this page, then you are now on this journey with me. Now, I don’t know where this is going, what my ultimate goal is, or where I will be at the end of this journey. However, I believe I am not the only person in this space and whoever you are, out there, maybe you are right here with me.
Now, what began as a “ministry” is more or less just my personal journal that chronicles this process of me trying to “figure it out.” Why I’ve made this process public is as much a mystery to me as anyone else. I no longer have expectations or intentions. I’m just along for the ride.
However, I hope and pray that whatever brings you by this “blog,” moves you or speaks to you in whatever way God intends it. I pray that it is a blessing for those who read as it has already blessed me in writing it.