We never really had our full winter in Central Oregon and now, like most of the west, we are in drought conditions and are under extreme fire conditions. Typically, in June we are able to access the upper elevations of the mountains, but not without running into a lot of snow. This year, we have been able to access higher elevations WITHOUT much snow and now only glacier snow remains in the mountains.
If you spend much time on the Internet you have probably visited several websites that require a username and password. Maintaining your identity and securing your access to websites is important, therefore, secure usernames and passwords is important and is crucial to minimizing the risk of identity theft.
Here are the common mistakes we make when creating online passwords:
For me, email is one of my primary methods of communication and information gathering. I continue to try to find ways to consolidate my email, but I am involved with so many different organizations, that I have not been able to consolidate my email into just one (1) email account.
Very often we think of ministry as the work of a Christian church or organization, or of a missionary or someone working “in the ministry." But James tells us in chapter 1 verse 27 that "pure religion is to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world."
Can you believe it? Am I being a pessimist when I say “almost one-half of 2015 is over?” Or am I an optimist when I say “there's more than one-half of 2015 remaining?” Either way, I can’t believe May is almost over.
“Over the past 4 years God has taken The Shepherd’s House to places we never thought we could go. Christ is ministering to people every day at The Shepherd’s House in ways we wouldn’t have thought possible.” Cash Lowe, Director of Programs, The Shepherd’s House
When I sat down to consider the best of 2014, I initially collected all of the statistics and events of the year (see below). But as I looked at these calendar events, number of meals, number of graduates, number of volunteers, number of teaching hours, and number of donations, one thing was glaringly missing...the names and faces of each and every individual who has served God and/or has been touched by God through the work of The Shepherd's House and Grace Network International.