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.

Research on the Rapture Doctrine


From my earliest years till I was around 25 or 26 I was instilled with the Rapture doctrine. Then I happened by a Christian book store in Wilmington one day and while looking through books on eschatology I found this … Continue reading

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Christians Eat Their Own


I’m a bit disturbed over people who seem to criticize various Christian groups or ministers. No doubt there are charlatans out there that are fleecing the flock, so to speak, but I am amazed at the attacks on each other … Continue reading

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Fear


“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.” Proverbs 9:10-11 This subject … Continue reading

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My Mind Is Stayed Upon Him


All my life I thought I had things figured out. But of late, I’ve found yet another level of this life that God has opened to me. I’m at a point where I’m separating myself from what I used to … Continue reading

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Ain’t Got Me Yet


Let’s see, I’ve had the Red measles, Black measles, German measles, mumps, chicken pox, my mom told me the docs told her I also had a mild case of small pox and an assortment of other diseases. I almost went … Continue reading

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God’s Gift to Me


I have to say something about today. I don’t take any day for granted, but to share them with Libby Lewis Rowe is sufficient. She is God’s earthly representation of His love for me. She stands by me patiently giving … Continue reading

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THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER


Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. – Heb 13:8 Tenses in Hebrew.  Enlightenment comes from understanding language and customs.  Our Western culture and English language differ from the Oriental thought and culture. There are four … Continue reading

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WAR?


An acquaintance of mine on Facebook logged a post this morning that simply said “Putting all jokes aside, God please protect us from what is coming”. The following is my response to this person. I don’t press my beliefs on … Continue reading

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End of a Year and End of a Decade


It seems like only yesterday I was sixty. That was 2010. Now approaching seventy I’ve found a plethora of changes have occurred not only in my mental state, but physical as well. No longer youthful, even as I presumed so … Continue reading

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A Boy to a Man


I don’t remember writing much about my military time except perhaps in my autobiography. It struck me a couple of days ago how it affected me when my brother commented through a post on his FaceBook page that everyone should … Continue reading

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