Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cast Your Cares on Him

(I Peter 5:7)

I wallowed in the valley of despair.
Thinking there was no one who ever cared,
And I didn’t know what to do.
And then I heard the voice of the Lord
Speaking softly to my heart of hearts,
He said, “Cast your cares on Me, I care for you.”

Are you heavy laden down with care?
Do your burdens seem too much to bear?
And you don’t know what to do?
Bring your every burden to the Lord.
Raise your hands in praise for in His Word,
He said, “Cast your cares on Me. I care for you.”

I know there is One Who cares for me.
And now I know exactly what to do.
I call upon my Savior, Jesus.
I praise Him as He blesses me anew.
He meets my every need. I praise His holy name.
My hungry soul does feed. I praise His holy name.
Cast your cares on Him. He cares for you.

By Donna Shepherd

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Poem for Writers

A Writer’s Step of Faith
(Matthew 14:28-33)

I step out
Into a sea of words.

Oh, that anointed phrases
And heavenly prose
Would jump onto my page
Like fish jumping into a boat!

But they don’t.

I take each step in faith,
all the while
Catching fish as I walk.

Waves of rejection
Threaten to overcome,
And I’m afraid.

I begin to sink
Into the murky deep.

“Lord, save me.”

Jesus stretches forth His hand.
I keep my eyes on Him,
And grasp Him tight.

He guides me
through every storm
Over contrary seas,
Catching fish
One word at a time
Until we cross
To the other side.

Copyright © 2006 Donna J. Shepherd

Monday, February 13, 2006

Itty Bits of Bliss

I'm pleased to announce my inclusion in the book, Itty Bits of Bliss. Compiled by Christine Tricarico, the book contains 38 fully illustrated fun, whimsical poems to inspire children ages 4-ll. $2.00 per book is being donated to Love Our Children USA in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Here a link to purchase information:

Itty Bits of Bliss

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Temporal Currents

I'm pleased to announce my inclusion in a new book.

Press Release:

Temporal Currents is an inspirational poetry collection edited and compiled by Christine Tricarico, widely published poet and editor. This collection features 45 poems by Donna J. Shepherd, Hope Galvan, Victor Jasti, and other wonderful poets from around the globe. This collection is intended to reach out, inspire people of all ages, and evoke a sense of peace, wonderment and spirituality in each of us. Temporal Currents is the perfect gift for all ages!

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Cosmic Brownies

Two poems by yours truly are included in Cosmic Brownies - poems about lesson learned in life (Sun Rising Poetry Press). Maya Angelou gave permission for the use of her poem When I Was in My Younger Days in this collection. The book may be ordered through Amazon.