Friday, March 27, 2015

Grace Upon Grace

Pastor Mark and Verne laughing between takes. Hopefully we'll have a gag reel!

A couple weeks ago I was able to help film the testimony of some pretty amazing people. We set up 2 cameras, some lighting rigs, mic'd them up, and let the cameras roll. During the 2 and a half hours (or so) we spent there, I was...amazed.

Now when I say amazed, I'm not talking about an explosive fireworks spectacular, kind of amazement. I'm not talking about an incredible last second play that ends a football game, kind of amazement. I'm talking about a standing still, full of awe, time slowing down, kind of amazement.

The stories that Verne and Adina shared with us, I can only describe as, grace upon grace.

When you hear how their stories begin and think of where their story is now, you will think it is all grace.

When you hear of the pain and loss in their stories and how healing and thankfulness is the what they are experiencing now, you will think it is all grace.

When you hear of their struggles with the Lord and how they have come to know Him now as good and faithful, you will think it is all grace.

Well, that's what I thought anyway.

On Sunday April 5th at 9:15am, we'll be having our Easter Service at Roosevelt High School. Verne & Adina will be sharing their story there.

Click here for service details.
Kaka'ako Christian Fellowship
Easter Service: The Best Is Yet To Come

Hope to see you then.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I Realize

Wrote this song a while ago. Changed the chords and here's what happened.

I messed up right at the beginning!

Oh well.

Thanks for listening


Saturday, May 3, 2014

A song I wrote for my wife...

Baby, When You Close Your Eyes from Jared Miyamoto on Vimeo.

This is a song I wrote for my wife a while back. It's evolved a bit over the years...but at the time, we were on different islands and being apart can be tough on a relationship. Just trying to tell her how much I love her and that she's "the only one for me". Thanks for listening. -J

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Holding my son...

Holding my son as he sleeps makes me wonder how God holds us as we go through life. Right now, my son doesn't understand that I'm holding him, he just knows that he is close to someone who loves him...and he is at peace.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gungor - I Am Mountain

We should all probably get this album.


See you at the record store!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You Cannot Be Replaced

When a baby is born. It is magic. I don't know how else to explain it. To see a new life being born. It is incredible.  Words cannot really explain...cannot capture the miracle that happens in those magical moments.

As you hold that child in your arms, you think of all the possibilities...of all the "what could be". You have hopes and dreams.

But I don't think anyone thinks, "One day, little one...this world is going to beat you down. I'm not sure if it will be when you are a teenager or when you are all grown up, but one day it will be too much. This world and some of the people in it will be so relentless in their attacks that you might feel that it is better off to just...

end. it."

I mean, why would they?

But the truth is that the world (sometimes intentionally, sometimes not) does that.

This past summer a high school classmate of mine felt that way. I hadn't spoken to him probably since we graduated high school but when I heard the news, I was shaken.


I still kinda am when I really stop and think about it.

So this is entry is for you who don't think you are worth anything.  The truth is: You are worth everything.

Next week is World Suicide Prevention Week and the great folks at TWLOHA have put together a little package to get the word out.  The message is:

So click on this link, get yours today, and spread the word.

Speak love to those you see whether it be through a kind word, a smile, or actions because you never know who might really need it.