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 (http://jamesamillermusic.com/) 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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Life Priorities Goal:

To share how much I love life with my heavenly Father, before I share my personal discipline with you, because I don't want you to mistake the salvation message through Jesus with the practice of religion.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Re: The Orlando Shooting

YHWH, the one true God, has given no human the authority to be judge, jury, and executioner. In fact, He has offered grace to all who will respond in repentance and faith in Himself indwelling flesh, Jesus Christ. Islam does not know this. It knows law without grace. Without God's grace, we are dead in our sin, whether it's homosexual activity, or merely the brokenness that inhabits us all. All sin brings death. That death has not been prescribed for delivery by any man. Hate no one because they sin differently than you. Instead, let us turn to our Creator in repentance, mourning, asking for healing, and true tolerance to live peacefully on this rock together.

‪#‎RealLove‬ ‪#‎JesusSaves‬ ‪#‎PeaceThroughJesus‬ ‪#‎StopTheHate‬‪#‎PrayForOrlando‬

Friday, June 10, 2016

Call to Action Follow-up

Friends, here's a follow-up from my call to action for our summer ministry project I posted online 3 days ago. In 2011, I founded Floodlight Revolution as a way of engaging the culture with the timeless absolute Truth of the Bible. To support that mission, I began a band by the same name. At the time, the band didn't perform publicly much, but my solo dates took off. Last year I began seeking how to truly expand the scope of Floodlight Revolution, while allowing the members to follow the direction of the Holy Spirit.

As you know, our culture grows darker by the day. It should be no surprise to us when sinners sin, however we, as God's people, are called to make disciples in this environment. I'm asking you to join me in taking a stand for truth. The stated mission of Floodlight Revolution is "Shining intense light into dark hearts." The Lord has shown me that the darker the world becomes, the brighter His children will shine.

This is where you come in. I'd like to unite together a dedicated group of individuals willing to use their God-given creativity to:

  • Support the local church in becoming more effective through practical steps
  • Engage the culture with creative content that we produce collectively while supporting each other in our individual endeavors

Here's how we've begun. We're helping to plant a multicultural church called CrossBridge Community Church. See that specific call to action here.

I'd like to invite pastors, musicians, artists of all kinds, lovers of spreadsheets, web design, etc, to be on board. Since I'm a musician, right now we're pretty heavy in the musician department, but all Christ-led are welcome. Satan has systematically permeated the world with lies to discourage people from living in the freedom and loving relationship with our heavenly Father. Let's facilitate dialog about the Salvation message and lead souls to repentance. God has given us skills to be used for specific purposes, and the time is short. I hope to meet together in the near future. Won't you join the Floodlight Revolution?

Call/Text: 314-308-2235
Email: james@floodlightrevolution.com

James A. Miller
Founder, Floodlight Revolution
James A. Miller Music

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

James A. Miller Music & Floodlight Revolution announce "CrossBridge 2016"

CrossBridge STL (http://crossbridgestl.org/) is a church plant meeting 10am Sundays in the Arnold Recreation Center. Comprised of individuals around the St. Louis metro area, across the nation, and around the world, CrossBridge STL is a unique blend of cultures, intent on sharing life together through the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross. This repentant commonality has brought together a community that might seem an odd mixture otherwise - Midwesterners with African immigrants and beyond. CrossBridge STL understands God's central message to us bridges all boundaries so we may live as the family we were created to be. We are better together.

During the summer of 2016, James A. Miller, wife Denise, and a varying crew from Floodlight Revolution are helping to plant and support CrossBridge Community Church. James is presently serving as the interim worship pastor and is forming a worship team. The church would like to invite you to be a part of this adventure. Currently it is seeking passionate individuals to volunteer in the following areas:

* Worship Team & Leader: Lead weekly worship music. Training assistance and resources will be supplied by Floodlight Revolution.
* Setup/Teardown Crew: Responsibly for weekly setup and teardown of necessary equipment and signage.
* Prayer Warriors: A dedicated group of individuals are needed to regularly spend time in prayer for services, heart preparation, spiritual growth, protection, and benefit of all who will attend.
* Greeters: We need folks that love to meet people and talk about what God has called us to do through CrossBridge Community Church. This team will be the first contact many will have with CrossBridge STL.
* Child Workers: We need a trustworthy, secure team committed to caring for the safety and spiritual well-being of CrossBridge Kidz (Pastor Keith shot down my label of “Cross Kids”…). Families need to know their children are safe, cared for, and being taught truth in love.

If you live in relationship to the Lord, love to build new teams, and would like to be a part of this adventure, we would love to have you on board, whether on loan temporarily, or if you're seeking an ongoing church group. If so, please contact one of the following:

James A. Miller
Call/Text: 314-308-2235
Email: james@jamesamillermusic.com

Pastor, Keith Swehla
Call/Text: 314-717-3724
Email: pastorkeith@crossbridgestl.org

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Striker/McCawley Wedding

This room did NOT stay this way.
It was such a blast DJing for these fine folks this evening. I'm honored to have been a part of their special day.

Also kudos to Russo's on an awesome catering experience.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Obituary: Chrysler/Town & Country

Name: Ol' Blue (The Manvan)
Age 14, of Maryland Heights, MO:

Has departed this life for the great scrap yard of the beyond on the day of Thursday, February 19th, 2016, upon a brief altercation with a small white sedan. "The Manvan" died at the scene of the crash as a result of injuries sustained. It can be further noted that the vehicle expired in the shade of Grace (Church, St. Louis...at the intersection in front of it).

Manvan was built...probably in various chunks in the US, Canada, and Mexico in 2002. Surviving are a rapidly decreasing number of rusting, fading, mechanically semi-reliable siblings. Over it's lifetime, Manvan transported many individuals to the best of his ability, despite a head-on collision, and being rear-ended twice...one run-in with a stationary telephone pole, and multiple instances of spilled bodily fluids, sometimes containing food particles.

Ol' Blue, as he was known in earlier life, traveled extensively, carrying many young, attractive, slim, glittery, prancing, dancers in form-fitting outfits, and their equipment; before finally being restrained to hauling an overweight, graying, sometimes rambling, balding, middle-aged musician with his quirky family that often deposited food crumbs. It is believed that the oncoming sedan acted in mercy toward Ol' Blue, seeing his distress, and threw his young, peppy body in front of Ol' Blue, thereby ending the minivan's life.

The Miller family is mourning the loss of Ol' Blue by... Aw forget it. Guess we'll have to replace it. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. May He be praised by the use of the possessions He's entrusted us with. They're really just on loan to us anyway.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season surrounded by those you love. Just thought I should drop a quick update to let you know I'm still out here. Presently I'm enjoying some intermittent down time. My current focus project is on preparing to launch a new St. Louis, Missouri church, called CrossBridge Community Church, and it's worship band. I may not be producing much solo type material right now, but trust me, I'm hard at work, and will be back on the scene before long.

In the meantime, I'm still accepting booking requests, including DJ dates.

I hope you have a great Christmas, and safe, happy new year. See you soon.

James A. Miller