Reconstructing Life One Story At A Time

Writing • Podcasting • Coaching

 

Wherever you are on your journey, whatever challenges you face, you are welcome here.

I’m James, and I’m a writer, author, and podcaster, exploring our spiritual and creative journey, and the intersections between faith, creativity and identity. My first book, ‘Mosaic Of Grace’, is available here.

I write, I podcast, and I also coach. If you sign up below you can keep with my work, get exclusive material from me, and get a free e-book, Dance Of The Writer: A Beginners Guide To Authentic Writing’ , as well as access to my Facebook community.

We’re all telling a story with our lives.

My blog is where I share reflections on my own story, with practical tips to help you on your journey.

I talk about how we can discover our identity & calling, find our unique voice, how we can explore and develop our creative gifts, and lessons I’m learning from my spiritual journey.

You’re welcome here, stop & have a read.

I Am Free

I Am Free

For a long time I’ve talked about sharing my story. Of writing a memoir about my childhood trauma, it’s impact on me, and my recovery and healing. People who love me have told me, with the best of intentions, that I need to stop living in the past. That telling this story is a sign I still live in the past, the past still controls me, and I’m not being present in my reality now and not creating anything new. For a while, I believed this. I'll be clear now. I don’t want to live in the past. I don’t want to let the past control me. I don’t wish my future to be dictated to by my past. I have chosen to be free and to create a new reality for myself. I choose that today again. My past no longer has power over me. I no longer live there. I am free.
I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here

I’m lonely. I’m sitting in a coffee house during my week off work, on my own, online. A few login issues on my laptop have done their work with my head for today. When your brain is like mine, it only takes little things to wind you up and frustrate you to extreme proportions. I used to think it was immaturity. Now I know it’s just how my brain works. And now I’m writing, sitting here, alone. I'm lonely. But I'm still here
Beneath The Clouds

Beneath The Clouds

I was sitting at my desk recently at work, busying myself with whatever was important that day. I always listen to music at my desk. Music takes me into my own world, it isolates me from all around me, which helps me focus a lot better. But it also takes me into my dreams. The best music stirs our imagination, it moves our soul, it connects with our story - and our true self, buried in layers below the conscious self. I don’t recall what music I was listening to at this moment, in truth. But it doesn't matter. My mind went on a journey.
(Not) Deficient

(Not) Deficient

Today I received a letter from a medical professional. It read that they believed I was on the autistic spectrum, and recommend I take formal tests to confirm this. It wasn't a formal diagnosis, but it was as close as you can get without one And my first reaction, despite my better judgement, was that something inside felt deficient.

I host a weekly podcast on spirituality, creativity, & identity.

On the show I interview NYT bestselling authors, musicians, pastors, philosophers, thought-leaders and even neuroscientists – on these and other fascinating topics.

Pop over & have a listen.

Poema S2 09 | Claire Musters on Taking Off Our Masks

My dear friend, author and speaker Claire Musters, joins me on the show today. Claire shares her powerful and challenging testimony of how she had to confront the masks she was wearing, the darkness in her life, and how through the love and grace of friends, her devoted husband and God, she found a way to healing and transformation - and in the process discovered her authentic self

Poema S2 08 | Kaitlin Curtice on Glory Happening

Kaitlin Curtice joins me on the podcast today. Kaitlin is a Native American Christian author, speaker and worship leader. Kaitlin and I discuss her new book, 'Glory Happening', real stories of finding the divine in everyday places.

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The book is called Dance Of The Writer: A Beginners Guide To Authentic Writing, a book about maintaining a healthy balance between being authentic in our life and work, and the realities of business and marketing.

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