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

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

To Feed the Kid Inside

Topsy Turvy Land - Children's Poetry by Donna J. Shepherd

Chizzy's Topsy Tale by Donna J. Shepherd - a FREE e-book!

FREE Printable Topsy Turvy Coloring Page!

A FREE Printable Hidden Picture Puzzle by Liz Ball

Wee Ones Magazine

Stories for Children Magazine

Highlights Magazine


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