Monday, April 11, 2005


This is the initial post to this blog. Welcome to friends, family, visitors, colleagues, antagonists and all others! Here you will find my articles from the church newsletter, as well as other periodic posts on a variety of topics, from church to film, from current events to family.

My hope is that this blog will be a place stimulating reading, civil discussion and honest sharing. You are welcome to offer whatever thoughts you might have in response. Thanks for visiting.

[NOTE regarding the history of "The Shepard's Crook": The first two years of this blog were written when I was the pastor of a local church and the posts reflect that perspective. Since December of 2007, however, it has been a family blog, and the concern has been the family of Will and Bura Davis Shepard.]

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