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cjamesharper

Nickname

cjamesharper

Gender

Male

Country

United State

State

California

City

Chino

Zip

91710

Looking for

Potential Courtship, A Date with Serious Intentions, Friendship, Marriage Minded, Blended Family

Marital Status

Divorced – with children

Christian Affiliation

United Reformed Church (URC)

Race

Caucasian, Hispanic / Latino

Height

5' 9"

Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Dark Brown

College /University

Some undergraduate education.

Union Ironworker trade apprenticeship.

Graduation Year

2006

Level of education

Technical Training

Employment

Full Time

Occupation

Union Ironworker

Company

Los Angeles, Local 433

Seeking Ethnicity (those I am willing to date)

Any

My ideal place to live

A cabin in the woods

My view on smoking

I might not mind a pipe or cigar

My view on drinking

I drink regularly, in moderation

On the subject of children

I have children and would gladly accept someone elses's

Tell us about your family. How do you feel about relocating?

I am a father of three children, (aged 17, 15, & 12).   I have all three a majority of the time, and my eldest all the time.   I am not at liberty to relocate far at present.  I have the blessing of my pastor and consistory to remarry should I choose.

How old were you when you were drawn to Christ and how is your Christian walk these days?

I have always been drawn to Christ, having been baptized as an infant and raised in the church.  I am a member of our church in Pasadena since 2000 and attend every Lord’s Day.  I presently serve in communion preparation and catechsis of the church children on Sunday mornings.

How have the Doctrines of Grace changed or affected your life?

The doctrines of grace are a continual comfort.  The older I get and the more I learn of God’s grace and mercy, I am increasingly cognizant of my own sinfulness and of my need for Christ.  The gospel is a continual consolation.

Do you have a "Quiet Time?" What are you studying?

I am working my way through Calvin’s “Institutes…” and Meredith Kline’s “Glory in our Midst”.

Who is your favorite Biblical Character and why?

My favorite Biblical character would be David.  Although a horrible sinner, David recognized his position before God and humbly sought His mercy and providence in all things.

Are you content being single? Why? If not, why?

I have become content, but I prefer not to be single, recognizing my own needs and weaknesses, as well as my strengths and capacity to love.

What are four qualities your friends would attribute to you?

My two best friends are also my masters in Hapkido (Korean karate, in which I possess a 2nd degree black belt).  They would describe me as faithful, hardworking, patient, and forgiving.

What are three things you are most thankful for?

I am thankful for my church and reformed theology, which have been an immeasurable support over the years.

 

I am thankful for my family.  They are a continual blessing, and the most important thing in my life.

 

I am thankful for my master, mentor, and friend Les, without whom I do not know what I would do.

Describe the character and personality traits you enjoy in another person? What are yours?

I am attracted to people who are passionate for Christ and his church.  I enjoy people of a quick mind and intelligence, and who have an enthusiasm for life and a dedication to things that bring them joy.   I respect people who are kind to others and modest in their open opinions, even if perhaps they may disagree with or have a dislike for someone.

 

I am a determined and dedicated man, and I give great attention to detail in whatever task I have before me.  I am a tremendously hard worker and enjoy seeing things done thoroughly and properly.  I am faithful in my obligations and my duties seriously.  I love deeply, openly, and honestly and am kind and patient with others.

Other than your parents, who has been the most influential person in your life and how?

Other than my mom and my grandfather, my master has been the most influential man in my life.   He has been my confidante and friend for over a decade, and has been there in the best of times and worst of times sharing my joys and picking me up out of the mud.  He has always given godly and logical advice and has been an example of strength, kindness, and generosity.

What contributed to your previous relationship/marriage ending?

My wife apostacized from the faith and left our family.

How long have you been on your own since and what did you to do get through it?

I have been single for six years now.  It honestly has not been easy, but God is faithful.  Regular church attendance and being under the means of grace has strengthened my soul.  Seeing my children do well and heal has brought healing to me; though I was in pain, it was then that I was most concerned about and continuously prayed for.

Favorite lines from movies, poems, songs, hymns or Scripture you would like to tell us about?

“It follows that every good thing we could think or desire is to be found in this same Jesus Christ alone. For, he was sold, to buy us back; captive, to deliver us; condemned, to absolve us; he was made a curse for our blessing, sin offering for our righteousness; marred that we may be made fair; he died for our life; so that by him fury is made gentle, wrath appeased, darkness turned into light, fear reassured, despisal despised, debt canceled, labor lightened, sadness made merry, misfortune made fortunate, difficulty easy, disorder ordered, division united, ignominy ennobled, rebellion subjected, intimidation intimidated, ambush uncovered, assaults assailed, force forced back, combat combated, war warred against, vengeance avenged, torment tormented, damnation damned, the abyss sunk into the abyss, hell transfixed, death dead, mortality made immortal. In short, mercy has swallowed up all misery, and goodness all misfortune. For all these things which were to be the weapons of the devil in his battle against us, and the sting of death to pierce us, are turned for us into exercises which we can turn to our profit. If we are able to boast with the apostle, saying, O hell, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting? it is because by the Spirit of Christ promised to the elect, we live no longer, but Christ lives in us; and we are by the same Spirit seated among those who are in heaven, so that for us the world is no more, even while our conversation [life] is in it; but we are content in all things, whether country, place, condition, clothing, meat, and all such things. And we are comforted in tribulation, joyful in sorrow, glorying under vituperation [verbal abuse], abounding in poverty, warmed in our nakedness, patient amongst evils, living in death. This is what we should in short seek in the whole of Scripture: truly to know Jesus Christ, and the infinite riches that are comprised in him and are offered to us by him from God the Father.”~John Calvin

Do you have any life-long goals? What are they?

I would like to get my Master black belt in Hapkido and open my own school to teach at in my retirement.

I want to through-hike the Pacific Crear Trail and Appalachian Trail.

I would like to learn to sail, buy a boat, and use it to travel.

I want to be a hands on and dedicated grandfather…when the time comes.

Where were you born and where have you traveled?

I was born and raised in California and have traveled to Mexico, Canada, and the Philippines.

About Me

Warrior-Poet, Reformed Christian, Father, Ironworker, Hapkido 2nd Degree, Friend

My Interests

°Reading

°Hiking

°Hapkido (Korean Karate)

°Cooking

°Foodie

°Traveling

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