Author Archives: James Gorton

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.

Proverb: Discipline


None of us like discipline. From my earliest remembrances as a child, I can still remember the discipline that I was given when I had done something wrong. I remember at 5 years old when I coaxed a neighbor boy … Continue reading

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Proverbs from Proverbs


This year as I was reading through the Bible, I came across Proverbs again and began to have a thought. Solomon, the wisest person on earth wrote the book of Proverbs. His writings are truly wise for all of us … Continue reading

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Wild Turkeys


Nadine and I decided to go for a little walk around our neighborhood this morning. Actually, we live very close to the country setting as it only takes a 1 block walk before we are in nature. It didn’t take … Continue reading

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Seventeen Second Irritating Beeping


I woke up this morning around 6 am to go to the bathroom. When I returned, Nadine was wide awake. She had been in that state for at least an hour. She couldn’t sleep and the more she focused on … Continue reading

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Snow In May


I have been very quiet over the last several months with the writing of my jlog. I don’t have a good reason except for the fact that I have procrastinated in putting my fingers to my iPad and hence the … Continue reading

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Blame Game


It is so easy to blame others for their actions that caused us to say something negative or act in a certain unkindly way.  “They were the reason I did such and such.”  “If only they hadn’t acted a certain … Continue reading

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Wild but Tame


Sunday was a wonderful day for Nadine and me.  We went to church and heard a fabulous sermon by our senior pastor and afterward headed to Colorado Springs to visit my mom.  Initially when we got to View Point where … Continue reading

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