J. Barrie Shepherd is an award-winning poet and an honorably retired PC(USA) pastor, the author of many books.
A poem by J. Barrie Shepherd.
An abundance of horizon draws our gaze, delineates our days here at our rock-fast retirement center at the shore. Well-seasoned eyes seem..
Those head bindings rolled and laid aside in a separate place, the way the sympathetic gardener gently calls her by her name,..
There comes a point, halfway between the ashes and the lilies, when you stop and ask yourself “Just how did I get..
These Lenten days are loaned to us, set aside – beg, borrow or steal – from winter’s numbing latterness so we remember..
Gratitude is the way to go. Not only with the daily stuff – that too, of course – but at the end,..
Full body search, and scan unlock intimidating gates toward the so-called Welcome Center of the Federal Maximum Security Facility, in a late..
Amid sheepish shepherds, embarrassed kings, awkward angels with their bent-coat-hanger wings – my most unforgettable character is the tender-hearted lad assigned to..
An invitation to go deeper, to penetrate the hard-worn surface of our habitual this-and-that, permit entry to images, suggestions, even fears that..
Black Friday opened up before Halloween this year, and the customary counselors are predicting drastic shortages, delays and empty shelves. The supply..
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