I’ve been thinking a lot about James the past few days & just how close eternity really is. The first time I met James was in a middle school youth service (68) where he preached an entire message on Penguins. He waddled most of the message, He had the entire room crying laughing 😂. I remember standing in the back going I want what this guy has... Joy. He had a gift of making those around him forget why they were sad or upset. One of the funniest human beings on the planet, obnoxiously encouraging, & a great friend. We lived together when I was in Bible college & my Dad was often sick in the hospital and he always had a way, even for just a moment, of finding joy. If there was a record player in heaven oasis & the kooks would be blasting from his mansion😂. I will miss him. There are times this side of eternity when life doesn’t make sense & yet we trust God in the midst of it all. I am so sorry to his family & to his friends who felt like family. We love you James.