Feb 03

Changes on ChiefShepherd

Well, I have been pretty much absent for the past few weeks. There have been some personal issues that have restricted me but there were also some very significant issues related to this site. Particularly, I was able to acquire … Continue reading

Jan 30

Struggling With The Truth

It seems “religion” is becoming an ever more popular topic of discussion among politicians and the stars of movies and television these days. But, invariably, when their conversations turn to matters of faith, there’s a glaring omission in their professions. … Continue reading

Nov 14

Converted! (Windows to Linux, that is)

In November ’08, I converted my laptop & desktop from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux. Over the preceding weeks, I had become more and more concerned about some security issues in Windows. I finally decided to do something about it. Look at … Continue reading

Oct 22

Worry: The Cause, The Cost, And The Cure

Life is so full of uncertainties. Wouldn’t it be great if there were at least a few things we could count on? Some constants to give us a reliable foundation for the beginning of each new day? Well, Jesus assures … Continue reading

Apr 18

It is a Matter of Focus

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Troubles

“We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert to … Continue reading

Mar 06

Looking for the “wisdom store”

This is a follow-up post to the article, “Jesus – right on time.” (See the “James On Trial” site for more on this title… http://james.justordinaryfolks.com/2009/09/looking-wisdom/) “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2Pet … Continue reading

Feb 03

Dressing Like God

In Colossians 3:12-14 Paul calls upon us (as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved) to clothe [ourselves] with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. The word “clothe” is used to require that we “put on” some things that may … Continue reading