Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

I'm a 70 yr old guy, who had worked in Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune for 28 yrs and now retired as of 31 Dec 16. I've worked in medical records, Health Benefits Department, Billing, the IT department and retired as the Personnel Security Manager for the hospital. I'm a musician and Corvette enthusiast. Yes, I have had two. I traded my second Corvette for a Harley Davidson Fat Boy mid-summer 2019. I've already ridden about five thousand miles. I'm also searching for a fresh new outlook on life with new spiritual insight among other things. I was ordained a minister on 20190202. I'm working on my studies with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University. I've found that with the unconditional love of my companion, Libby Rowe life is complete through God. She's a beautiful, vibrant, giving woman who gives her all in everything she puts her mind to do. She and I married 24 July 2015. She's also taking the Apprentice course to obtain her ordination as well. She finished her first year of study and has been ordained as an Exhorter. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.

Tangibles and Intangibles


I promise a spiritual application to this post so bear with me. Working in the retail and business world for several years introduced me to the concept of tangibles and intangibles. I’m sure we all have some understanding of what … Continue reading

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My Favorite Aunt


I spent years with no conversation with many members of my family. After my divorce and remarriage I found my new wife to be quite the family type. She was next to youngest of five. I was oldest of five. … Continue reading

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Another Milestone


This past Tuesday evening I finished my course for accreditation as a Chaplain. All that is left is getting my certification and ID. It was an 18 week course covering hospital/hospice care, jails and prison ministry, military chaplaincy, critical incident … Continue reading

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Just Know


Just know that God is God The answer to all questions great and small It is truly not odd He knows before you ask questions few or all I have one thing to impress this evening. Know that God is. … Continue reading

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God’s Guidance


I’m sure in your lifetime you have heard God speak to you. You may or may not have known who it was speaking, but I feel pretty certain most would know. I heard God speak to me around age twelve … Continue reading

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Leave The Door Open


I’ve wrestled with this over the last twelve years. Should I close the door or should I keep it open. By that, I mean my sons. I have two sons, both in the mid-forties. Both are married for several years. … Continue reading

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When Common Sense Died


Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd … Continue reading

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What To Say


Here I sit tonight with absolutely nothing in the forefront of my thinking, yet I know there are things deep down inside of me that wants to get out. Is this what is called writer’s block? I don’t know. Strange. … Continue reading

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I Know, I Know. But. . .


Okay. I’m guilty. I don’t write much any more. The question is why. The answer is simple. I had to go back to work. I now work seventy hours every two week pay period. Not only that I’ve gone back … Continue reading

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What Would I Tell My Dad?


At this point in life I find myself with a peculiar thought. I turned seventy years old this year. May dad passed away at the age of sixty. This being the last day of 2020 I look in retrospect of … Continue reading

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