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About Taurus James Ministries

About Taurus James Ministries
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Inspire. Influence. Impact.

Attend to the needs of others.

Go! Get the Poor, Orphans, Widows (POWs).

Reach, Teach and Mobilize people.

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Taurus James

Rev. Taurus M. James

Hi! I'm Taurus (a Capricorn) and I use what I have to attend to the needs of others and positively Inspire, Influence and Impact the world around me.

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Moody instruMental Musician (TaurusBeats.com)


Taurus M. James, Moody instrumental Music Man

I compose and produce moody instrumental music.

I started developing my moody instrumental music skills as a kid playing buckets and cans on the streets of Washington, DC ("junkyard" bands). I eventually became the drummer for the US Air Force Academy Cadet Gospel Choir, even though I had never played on a drum kit before. Later, I continued to improve my composing and songwriting skills as drummer for the Ogden, Utah Gospel-Jazz band, The Upper Room.

VISION is my 2018 instrumental music collection (concept album) of songs expressing my story of living through the loss of my eyesight. I am using the money I raise by selling this album to fund my VISION mentoring program for young boys.


Fitness Minister (MinisterFitness.com)


Minister Fitness

As a follower of Jesus Christ and ordained minister, I work to help build up others in this faith. My desire is to glorify God in all I do, while helping others reach their full potential in Christ.

I started the online community MinisterFitness.com as a place where Christ followers could help and build one another up. Using the concept of the GYM as a framework for biblical living, I present thoughts, questions and insights from my own personal faith-walk with Christ as a catalyst for introspection and discussion.

The GYM is the place where God, You and the Mission come together. Whether you knew it or not, as a Christ follower, you are already in the GYM. The question is: "What are you doing in the GYM?"

Minister Fitness is part of my Kingdom Fitness Academy.

Armed Forces Insurance

2016 Spouse of the Year

Branch Finalist

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

(#MSOY16)

#MSOY2016

Tell us a little bit about you!

Male Military Spouse (US Air Force), Stay-At-Home-Dad (SAHD), US Military Veterans Advocate, Moody instrumental Musician, Minister, Teacher, Web Developer and IT Specialist with a passion for using the latest Internet technologies to promote individual artistic expression.

"Faithwalk Music" (TaurusJames.com) is where you can learn more about my life, faith, family, music and work.

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Share something funny/random/interesting about you

I'm a Capricorn and an introvert. This is hard.

Let's see, I love helping people and I'm comfortable being in the background. That's one reason why I'm a drummer. As a self-taught musician/composer and programmer, I love challenges. I love using what I learn to help others more.

What is something you've learned from being a military spouse?

Love hard, love fast and love often.

The frequent moves force me to get involved in the community quickly and work to form friendships. With each move, I have gotten a little better at creating a home environment for my wife and daughter that is filled with laughs and hugs.

In your opinion, what is one of the most important issues facing military families?

Divorce is one of the most important issues facing military families. The stresses and uncertainty that come with the military lifestyle challenge marriages, pushing many past the breaking point.

When the military family is broken by divorce, it can have a negative impact on on our military strength.

We have plenty of resources available to help military families in this area. I'm simply passing on the resources and information, as needed.

In your opinion, what is one of the best aspects of being in a military family?

The life-long relationships resulting from connecting with other military families is one of the best aspects of being a military family. Knowing that you are not alone really helps make this journey easier.

What is one thing you would want to accomplish with the MSOY title?

I want to help make people aware of the growing diversity of military spouses, including the growing number of male military spouses. I also want to help male military spouses connect with the people and information they need.

I am humbled and grateful for the MSOY Base title and I will use it to serve as a voice and face for military spouses.

With the overall MSOY title, I would continue to help military spouses and their families any way that I can to show them that they are not alone in this journey.

We applaud every military spouse, the unsung heroes who maintain the home-front during lengthy deployments, selflessly give back to their communities through volunteer work, and provide moral support for their loved ones serving both at home and in harm’s way. On behalf of Armed Forces Insurance, we salute each of you!
- Garry L. Parks, Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret), Chairman of Armed Forces Insurance

Male Military Spouse (MachoSpouse.com)


Male Military Spouse

I've been a military spouse for more than 20 years. I do whatever I can to make my wife and daughter laugh and smile, daily. As a military spouse, I've learned to love hard, love fast and love often. When it's time to move, the pain is good because it means I experienced love.

Unfortunately, many males who become military spouses don't make it. It's a non-traditional role and there wasn't a lot of support available, until recently.

I teamed up with Chris Pape and built the online male military spouse community web site, MachoSpouse.com. I figured that I could build a platform to help bring men together and get the information and assistance they need to try and help reverse this divorce trend.


US Military Veterans Advocate (VeteransInfoSite.com)


US Military Veterans Advocate

My dad is a Vietnam veteran and I don't feel that he ever received the gratitude or respect that he deserved. He's my hero. One of many black men who served our nation in Vietnam, only to return to a different kind of battle.

Freedom is not free. The men and women who step up to serve this great nation deserve our gratitude and respect. That's the least we can do as American citizens.

I built the VeteransInfoSite.com website to do more. I want to make people aware of the needs of our heroes - our US Military Veterans. I also want to help get our military veterans and their families the information and resources they need.

Never Forget

POW-MIA

Please, remember our POWs and MIAs.
They still wait.
Their families still wait.


Web Developer / Sr. I.T. Specialist (TJTechPros.com)


Web Developer

"Army of One" is the nickname Mark Lesser gave me, while the two of us built a lead generation platform for a large financial company. I demonstrated my values - Integrity, Service and Excellence - to Mark and others to earn the name.

Integrity first, Service before self and Excellence in all I do - These are the core values I live by. I like for my work to speak for itself.

If you have an Internet project you need help with, or a computer problem you need solved, contact me. I'm an I.T. Master...at your service.

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Male Military Spouse Help Your Wife Shine - Macho Minute

As message to Civilian Male Military Spouses to help their wives shine.

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SAHD Life: Are You a Sad-At-Holidays-Dad?

As a civilian male military spouse and stay at home dad, it can be hard to navigate the holidays and avoid depression. Early on in my journey as a male military spouse and SAHD, I was a Sad At Holidays Dad. The worse part was that I didn't know why.

A message to civilian male military spouses and stay at home dads about the holiday blues.

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3 Reasons To Add USB MIDI Controllers To Your Home Music Studio

Making Moody Instrumental Music is fun and relaxing for me - it is my therapy at times when I have high stress from other areas of my life. After more than 12 years of making Hip-Hop beats and instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason Software, I have seen and used a few tools that helped make the process easier and more fun. The USB/MIDI controllers are great tools to enhance the music-making process allowing you to have more fun while making bangin' Hip-Hop beats and moody music. Here are three reasons why you should buy a controller with both, MIDI AND USB capabilities.

3 Reasons To Add USB MIDI Controllers To Your Home Music Studio

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Before You Take The Field

As the Lab Director of the  2018 Athletes In Action JAM Camp, I started each lab with a few moments for the young men to acknowledge something God had done, before they took the field.

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SAHD Life: Being Ready When Disaster Strikes - What Sandy Taught Me

The devastation left behind by super storm Sandy really got me thinking about being prepared. As a stay-at-home dad, I have more time to think about things like being prepared for disasters and just every day activities my family has. But listening to the heart wrenching stories about people left without power, without heat, and without homes, prompted me to look more into expanding my preparedness/readiness plan for my family.