Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

I'm a 71 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 seven 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've become certified with the American Chaplaincy Association through Aidan University in June '21. I'm the Director of Emerge Chaplain's Response Team. 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 on 24 July 2015. She was ordained in February 2022. She has a blog too called Under a Carolina Moon. Give it a visit.

Principle vs Emotion


Principle: The collectivity of moral or ethical standards or judgments. Emotion: A mental state that arises spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes; a feeling. These two words describe how people react to situations … Continue reading

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The Aging Process


Being 71 is a blessing, yet resigns me to my mortality. As I have written about in the past I was told I would not live past 60. No. Nothing about an incurable disease. My dad called it a genetic … Continue reading

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Compulsion


Anyone that follows the Lord knows that He leads us every day to meet people after we have had time with Him each day. I don’t know how everyone reading my posts feels, but when I’m not doing something, I’m … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend


This Easter Weekend came suddenly upon me quite unexpectedly. It seems ministry is being offering me opportunities I have not ever had. Since leaving the work-a-day world I’ve found God is increasingly given me people to minister to. One day … Continue reading

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Depression


Some of you may have never dealt with depression. If you have you will know what the symptoms are and when they are coming. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. … Continue reading

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Simply Salvation


I’ve started writing another book. It’s titled the same as this post. What I’m feeling in this writing is to explain the simplicity of salvation. As I started the book I found myself wanting to focus on the Good Shepherd … Continue reading

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Stats


I don’t normally look at my stats, but lately I’ve become more curious as to where people that do visit this page live. Granted I have only a few followers, but I am amazed at the power of the internet. … Continue reading

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Just Be There & Be Ready


My wife’s sister and I rode out to the Pig to get breakfast for for the three of us. As I pulled into the parking lot we heard a horn blow, but I knew it wasn’t for me. As we … Continue reading

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Believe in Tomorrow


I started out today doing taxes. I realized when I saw how much I owe I thought about how far God has brought me in life. It’s a non-issue anymore. I would have cried, struggled, and fought with the number … Continue reading

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Book Deal


I am between jobs for a bit and I’ve had time to polish up my manuscript for my book. Oh? You didn’t know? I signed a book deal with a major publisher to publish my book. It’s not a big … Continue reading

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