Cherokee Legend

Roger DanielShepherd's Song

Here is a powerful story from the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of passage. His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for … Read More

You Need More Than a Ticket

Roger DanielShepherd's Song

(I found this in my collection of stories. Unfortunately, I do not know the original source and I am unable to cite the author.) In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor. Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggles with Parkinson’s disease. But the Charlotte … Read More

And the Survey Said

Roger DanielShepherd's Song

Last week I was exercising my gift of “remoting” — surfing through the 800+ channels on Direct TV — when an episode of Family Feud caught my attention. The question given to the contestants was, “Name something you usually find at church.” There were 6 possible answers. Care to guess what they were? If you guessed “singing,” you got the #1 … Read More

One Dead Flea

Guest WriterShepherd's Song

 Betty Call “… for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains” (I Samuel 26:20). While reading this morning from I Samuel 25:17-20, I was impressed by the words of David to King Saul. David said the king was obsessed by a single flea. Of course David … Read More

I Am Joe’s Soul

Guest WriterShepherd's Song

Ralph Brewer (Note: Some years ago the Reader’s Digest produced a series of articles on the various organs of “Joe’s” body, including the heart, lungs, glands, ears, nose, and teeth. Since an article had not appeared on the subject of Joe’s soul, J. Ralph Brewer, author of this article, felt the topic was worthy of consideration. Ralph Brewer, a close, … Read More