I’m originally from Canada but moved to Israel 10 years ago. After much time travelling the world and visiting many different countries, Israel was the one that gave me a sense of home. It was here that I met my israeli wife, Liz, and we have been living in Jerusalem since we were married over 8 years ago.
Living in Jerusalem has been a place of new challenges but also great inspiration. It is amazing to think that many of the great Psalms were written and sung in this place 3000 years ago and are still relevant for today. I don’t think I could have written and recorded these songs in a more inspiring place than here in Jerusalem.
My passion is to see the Psalms and other Scriptures restored back into our personal and congregational worship as it was in the time of King David. I believe that music is a very powerful way to strengthen our spirits and also to influence our thinking so that our minds and emotions are lining up with truth. My wife and I have personally seen the fruit of singing and listening to the psalms everyday and how it changes the atmosphere of our home, relationships and our inner thought life. We love to see others blessed in the same way and want to keep writing and sharing the music we have been given. It takes a lot of focus and a cultivated life of worship to write worship music. That is only the beginning. Most people don’t realize it, but I spend hours arranging, recording, and editing my songs after they are written. My wife also helps with that because it is very time consuming. It is my desire to keep producing more songs to bless people and the inspiration to do so doesn’t seem to stop!
I also have a strong desire that believers all over the world begin to see the incredible significance of Jerusalem not only in the past but it’s central role in the restoration process we are in right now! I desire that all His people connect to the Land of Israel and especially to the place of His Name, the City of Elohim. I love to encourage people to experience Jerusalem during the Feasts, especially during my favourite time of the year, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). The Feasts are a very inspiring time designed by our Father to renew our spirits and also to bring his people together in the unity of worship. In fact many of the songs I have recorded were written during those incredible times of refreshing.
Blessings from Jerusalem (Psalm 128:5),
James and Liz