The Mandate

Hi All! I'm Joana Melisia James, singer, dancer, author, Christian. I love to read and I also love writing but most of all I love God and all that comes with Him. 

I became a Christian at the age of 13 and since then, even though I've made several mistakes along the way, I haven't looked back. Today, I'm thankful for those mistakes because I have developed an outlook on the Christian walk that I probably never would. 

My mandate now is to share my experiences and lessons with the world so that others don't have to do the things I shouldn't have. 

I also wish to remind every Christian out there that God is not through with you. Continue to trust and have faith in Him. 

May the words that I have penned help you with your walk.

If you have been blessed, ministered to or touched in any way by any of the posts on this site, feel free to let me know, I'd love to hear from you.

You can also visit my official author website at


  1. Joana, I received your book "From Redemption to Maturity" yesterday in the mail. I had entered the contest and my name was picked. Thank you so much. I am interested in getting to read it [thankfully I can do that one devotional at a time as I have a backlog of reading". I will post a review when I have finished. You are so gracious and once again, Thank you. Darlene Keith

    1. Great Darlene, I do hope that you are blessed by the book.