A Collection Of Experiences and Observations

You are Mine by Karen Sheppard

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;I have called you by name, you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:1 NIV  Recently, I kept my […]

Dispensers of Joy

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7 NIV Six years ago, one malnourished, tiny nine-month-old baby boy was rescued from the streets of China and dropped off at a hospital. Through a series of providential events, he became part of our family. […]


Old hands, young hands, wrinkled hands, calloused hands, soft hands, freckled hands. I love to study hands. I don’t think I have pretty hands, but they are what God gave me and I must realize He gave me these hands for a purpose. So, I need to embrace the fact that how my hands look […]

2018 Sheppard Family

First of all, we want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. What a blessing to continue relationships for many years with those of you we have had the privilege to know not only from the U.S., but also other countries.  We still love living in the Texas Hill Country and enjoy the peace […]

December 10, 2018, Uncategorized
Out of Darkness into Light

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9 NIV As I write this today, September 11th, I am reminded of the desolation and destruction of […]

December 2, 2018, Uncategorized
Bulverde/Spring Branch, Canyon Lake, Boerne Area Opportunity to Help Rockport Relief Effort

This is my friend, Deb Massey Honeycutt.  She lives in Rockport and has been a godsend to the people who were so devastated by Hurricane Harvey. For six months she has worked tirelessly to coordinate resources and volunteer efforts for Rockport and surrounding areas. She still plays a major role in supporting the people there, […]