Wednesday, January 04, 2017

A Look Back at Prodigal Mile

I once played in a band called Prodigal Mile. That band is working toward a reunion this year. I wrote some thoughts about it.


A long, long time ago, in a place perhaps not so far away, you were cool if your favorite band was the most awesome band no one had ever heard of...and you got to introduce all of your friends to their music. Then that band just happened to show up and play at your college campus. Then when you showed up for monthly "Metro" Baptist Student Union events, that band was there too. They were a group of friends, making music to encourage others to live a life of worship of Jesus Christ.

It was new music. It was shared music. Some of it was original. Together, you were all like family, setting out on a great adventure, to see what our great God had in store for your life.

Eventually, life moved on. We all got jobs, careers, spouses (often from the very same group that hung with the band), mortgages, children, cars, bigger Nerf guns, and didn't leave a cow tongue stuffed in someone's couch. Life crowded out the sounds of the music, but the music resonates still in those whose hearts burn with the Holy Spirit.

Though often times altogether separate, we are many who continue to walk this journey. We are the prodigals, walking this journey with our Lord, trying to make our way home. What joy will fill our souls when on this road we find ourselves on that last mile...that Prodigal Mile.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

CCC's "2nd Annual Christmas Boutique Fundraiser"

2nd Annual Christmas Boutique

I'm proud to be partnering with Chesterfield Community Church Women's Ministry to MC/DJ this event. Local vendors are featured, and will donate 10% of profits to Made for Freedom (, a company benefiting international human trafficking survivors on their journey toward dignified employment, providing for themselves, and their families.

This is an exciting event with 25+ vendors on 2 separate levels, so make sure you visit both the fellowship hall and the upstairs foyer. Of course I'll be available to present the variety of services I offers, and speak about my part in the evangelism/discipleship group, Floodlight Revolution.

The "Christmas Boutique" is Thursday, 12/1, from 6-9pm @ Chesterfield Community Church.
Directions: 14647 Ladue Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (314) 469-3255


Returning Vendors:

Made for Freedom - Dawn Manske
Creabeli jewelry, clothing and professional handbags and satchells

Glaize Creek Bath, Body and Soy Candles - Joy Aiello -
visit this site to see Joy's story and what makes her products so special.

Glyna's Unique Boutique - Glyna Patterson
Inspired jewelry creations for the holidays and beyond.
From fun and trendy to elegant statement pieces

Whatknot Designz - Janet Hampton
Janet is back sharing her custom jewelry recycling spent bullet casings into beautiful works of art you can wear.

Silver Lining Studio - Kristin Shuler Piston
Wooden Wall art and ornaments with inspirational quotes.

Photography - Marshall Winslow
Beautiful photographic prints of nature around the world
Also does family portraits-schedule a date at the event

Mary Kay - Alina Brown
Featuring cosmetics, skincare and fragrances. Alina always has some amazing stocking stuffers on hand.

Tastefully Simple - Adrienne Swanson
These products are a snap to whip together but they taste like you have been cooking all day. Make sure to visit her booth for a sample.

STL Cake Pops- Rachel Sarino
You won't want to miss ordering your treats for the holidays or even just to indulge in some of her awesome creations!

Ryan Jones - Author
Ryan and Carol Jones will again be joining us featuring his books he personally has authored. Come and get your books and have them personally autographed.

Carol's Creations - Carol Aguilar - Beautiful hair bows, decorated hair brushes, and deco phone cases.

A Tail of Two Strands - Cassie Shope/Dawn Lee - handmade crocheted Christmas ornaments, decorations, and more!

Vivian Brill -
Photo note cards featuring St. Louis Victorian era parks, etc.


New Vendors:

Busybee Creations - Debby Miller - Seamstress and Needlework Extraordinaire - Debby will be featuring her Mug Rugs - A special little place to rest your cup of something yummy and a treat.

Zingara Gems - Diana Phillips and son Andrew
Beautiful handmade jewelry and Angel photography.
She can usually be visited at the Creve Couer Farmers Market

One Crafty Lady - Ruth Pitt
"One Crafty Lady" is bringing her handmade and reusable Christmas gift bags and gift card/money holders this year to the masses!

James A. Miller Music - DJ/MC, Live Performance, Private Instruction and Events.

Floodlight Revolution - "Shining intense light into dark hearts."

Copper Clover Crafts - Jessica Grimes - Home decor

MM^2 - Handmade Mermaid and Shark tails, blankets, jellies, t-shirt bags and more!

Vicki McFerron - jewelry, handmade wreaths, quilts and throws.

Kippi - Beautiful Custom Embroidery
Blankets, Dog and Cat Coats, Christmas Stockings, Tree Skirts, Coats, Jackets, Backpacks and more.... Embroider something you have on had or order an item from her directly.

And more to come!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Free Music: "Your Daughter's Dad"

For a limited time, you can download "Your Daughter's Dad", from my previous release with Floodlight Revolution, for free! Click the link below.

Intentional Relationships

Doh! I incorrectly referenced my favorite Bible verse. Time for coffee. (Proverbs 27:17, not Proverbs 27:7.)

New Song: Unfinished Human Story

Here's a quick & dirty cell phone video of a new song I wrote last week. Chances are this song will get fleshed out and put on my next recording project, though that may be a few months.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Has Science Discovered God?

For those interested in such a question, and its answer, I'm providing a PDF download from, a site of facts about Jesus, presented by scholars. I believe this article is well worth reading.

Download here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Wrap-up: "CrossBridge 2016"

It was great to be a small part in what God is doing with these great folks @ CrossBridge Community Church STL. These past 3 years leading worship music and a list of various tasks have brought growth and fulfillment in my own calling. I love you all. Many thanks from James A. Miller Music, my family, and those who have played a role in Floodlight Revolution. May the Lord bring many blessings to each of you. May you grow as His disciples, and make disciples of many more.

Special thanks to: Jason Weaver, Taffy Darby, Stephen Adams, Tim Trace, Luke Sanders, Dan Deming, Derek Reed, & Denise Miller.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wrapping Up "CrossBridge 2016"

Just a couple more weeks left of my summer ministry project, "CrossBridge 2016". Then I'm going to be retooling for a new adventure. Drop in at this page ( for updates, join my email list, and/or follow me on social media (links in the sidebar).

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Human Lives Matter!

A timely Psalm...

Psalm 139 (NCV)

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
139 Lord, you have examined me
    and know all about me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I get up.
    You know my thoughts before I think them.
3 You know where I go and where I lie down.
    You know everything I do.
4 Lord, even before I say a word,
    you already know it.
5 You are all around me—in front and in back—
    and have put your hand on me.
6 Your knowledge is amazing to me;
    it is more than I can understand.
7 Where can I go to get away from your Spirit?
    Where can I run from you?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there.
    If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
9 If I rise with the sun in the east
    and settle in the west beyond the sea,
10 even there you would guide me.
    With your right hand you would hold me.
11 I could say, “The darkness will hide me.
    Let the light around me turn into night.”
12 But even the darkness is not dark to you.
    The night is as light as the day;
    darkness and light are the same to you.
13 You made my whole being;
    you formed me in my mother’s body.
14 I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
    What you have done is wonderful.
    I know this very well.
15 You saw my bones being formed
    as I took shape in my mother’s body.
When I was put together there,
16 you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me
    were written in your book
    before I was one day old.
17 God, your thoughts are precious to me.
    They are so many!
18 If I could count them,
    they would be more than all the grains of sand.
When I wake up,
    I am still with you.
19 God, I wish you would kill the wicked!
    Get away from me, you murderers!
20 They say evil things about you.
    Your enemies use your name thoughtlessly.
21 Lord, I hate those who hate you;
    I hate those who rise up against you.
22 I feel only hate for them;
    they are my enemies.
23 God, examine me and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any bad thing in me.
    Lead me on the road to everlasting life.
New Century Version (NCV)
The Holy Bible, New Century Version®. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DJ'ing for Jesus

Love doing sound/DJing for VBS! The anticipation was building in this pic.