Old Man Winter I Am Hibernating

white-trees-2.jpgThe weather today

Is full of leaves

Crunching as

Feet walk through them

The ground covered

With wetness

The air filled with musty

All is cozy inside

Without seeing

Or recognizing

The signs of

Old man winter

Is sneaking upon us

The weatherman

Just posted a

Notice to me

Starting Monday

Night a chance of

Six inches plus

Of that white stuff

You know it is called


Get your shelves

Stocked on toilet paper

And milk, get diapers

And bread, for winter

Has decided whether

I like it or not

To pay me a visit

Wait, what is that?

You want me to come

Back and visit?

I’m sorry friends

I must go for my

Bed covers are

Calling to come

Hibernate until Spring.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


Let Us Hold Hands & Stand Strong

What do you think of when the word insane is spoken. Some nut case? A person of not right mind? Someone out of your own neighborhood?

The definition of insane is


[in-seyn] Show IPA




not sane; not of sound mind; mentally deranged.

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is mentally deranged: insane actions; an insane asylum.

utterly senseless: an insane plan.
Can this word also be used as a trump card for getting out of the consequences of decisions we make?
It seems to me that people who shoot others with no thought but to harm or kill use this term loosely. Or maybe it is the avenue lawyers enjoy taking in order to win a case.
The mother not far
Hawaii Kauai I - The myth is there

from my home town has been on the news of late. Somehow her two boys ended up in a shut trunk of her car. With it being in the middle of summer the boys died. Will she be able to say she was insane? Or maybe too busy to notice her kids were not with her? I believe and I may be wrong, but she was at the time carrying in groceries or laundry from the car. Her reasoning was that the boys played in the car frequently. The neighbors stated they had seen the boys playing in the car before.

Why didn’t the neighbors say something? Speak up for God’s sake, save a life, get involved. Why are we so afraid of getting involved? Afraid we won’t be the likable person in the neighborhood any longer? Afraid someone will come hurt us for speaking up?
Do we not have God’s shield protecting us when we are trying to protect others? These two boys are gone forever. There is no bringing them back. Can we think for just one minute what was racing through those little ones minds as their life was being ripped a way from them?
The gentleman or person or man who shot all of those 12 people in the movie theatre is now considered insane. Does this mean he will get off the hook? Does it mean he may sit in a secured lock-down unit for the rest of his life with three meals, a shower and a color television? Will he be able to spend time in a library and earn a degree while he is incarcerated?
Will the families of those killed feel better knowing that the person that snuffed out their loved ones lives that the criminal is insane? Can they forgive him while they heal to be able to move on with their lives dealing with the empty seat at the dinner table?
Is this an excuse or are there that many insane people running around our own towns we live in? If this is true, what is causing all of the insanity? I don’t know the answers, but I can loosely wonder was the mother on drugs when she was carrying that child? Was the family so deprived of love and attention that the child had to get attention, even if it meant getting negative attention?
It really bothers me what is happening today. Nothing is a surprise anymore. Planes tearing down buildings, mass murders, rapes, stalking, court laws not staying updated for our years we live in now. Lawyers making big bucks to get the criminals off any way they can?
What is going on? Is Satan so much smarter than we humans can not even begin to figure his ways? His goals are cemented, but the means of which he uses to get people on his side certainly freaks the crap out of me.
When is it going to hit home? So close we can say he/she lived next door. We spoke to them while waiting in line at the grocer. We dined with them just last week. I talked to them about our kids having a sleep over on Friday.
God is what we need. We need our amour on, fully dressed ready to fight. We need a shelter to run to, which is God’s arms. Let him wrap his arms around us and keep us safe. Let us go to him with all of our concerns. Let us hold hands together as neighbors, communities, cities and states. Let us pray and stand strong on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

It Scares The Hell Out Of Me!

Jesus H. Christ

Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

I don’t mind using the term, it scares the hell out of me. I sit with my mouth opened, watching the noon news, and observing the words and video of the shooting at the movie theater in Colorado. The random shooting was during the movie Batman.

This is not a preach blog, but an eye opener to all of us who wonder about our futures. It doesn’t matter to me what religion you practice, or how many times you pray or even if you go to church or not.

What concerns me, is what I know, and don’t say, as a tiny dot on this enormous earth. My beliefs that I personally try to follow, living day-to-day lives. I see devastation everywhere. Messes that can not seemed to be cleaned up. People seeming to do crazy things to harm others.

We are in trouble in my opinion. The only way out is to accept Jesus Christ, and make him your most important thought, every single day. To be able to escape this world and get my soul into heaven where I will see no more tears, anguish, and sorrow, is a plus in my eyes.

In my thoughts, I see the more we take God out of the world, the more the devil is welcome. He can sneak into any crack, left open. He can come into our own families, our work, our streets. He will use any means, and all of his power, to change your thinking. He can lure you into thinking that you are doing something that will be alright and you will not be held responsible for any actions.

I have seen news media where Americans do not place their hand over the heart, when saying the pledge of allegiance. I have seen schools taking away the privilege of saying prayers in school.

Groceries are out of this world in prices. Families finding themselves wondering how they are going to feed their children. Jobs are being taken away or lost if you voice your opinions in the wrong tone. Apartments and homes being rented for a price so high, because of high taxes and or greed.

When are we going to stop and hold hands and stand together for what is fair and right? Can we go back in time to when a hand shake finalized a deal? Where trust is formed out of words and not sealed on a paper? Can we unlock our cars at night or leave our houses unlocked during the day hours?

Killings going on all over for no good reasons. Sickness coming back rapid, that was once thought to be ended. Countries mad at each other, wars constantly being fought, and does anyone really know the reasons why it was started in the beginning?

It scares the hell out of me to see this beautiful planet we live on, being put through turmoil. God says to love one another, clothe your neighbors back as you would your own. Treat your neighbor as you want to also be treated.

We need to spread the word of God even faster than we have done in the past. We need to let everyone know, that we need God to be taken seriously once again, before we are lifted off of this earth.  I want to know what is going to happen to me when my body lies lifeless in the ground. I do not want any questions to enter my mind on my death-bed, about where I am going.

Lord help us all, let us see your arms reaching out to us. Let us believe that you are the only way, and that all other ways are false. Keep me safe in your arms Lord, never leave my side. Help me to be a witness to others who have never heard your name. Please give me the ability to be there for others in needs, but to also be able to recognize false prophets in disguise. Amen.