Loving Shepherd

My Lord, God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

-Thomas Merton O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968)

Psalm 23 – The LORD is my shepherd


The Loving Shepherd

How Jesus helps us in our daily walk.

In this section we share short stories and original poems to not only inspire each other but others who may be led to visit here.

Original Poems

Original Poems – St. Stephen’s Anglican ChurchWriting a poem is all about observing the world within you or around you. You can write about anything, from love to the rusty gate at the old farm.

Poems can provide words of comfort and wisdom and acknowledge the sacrifice Jesus Christ made to save every soul. They can touch the heart and extol the virtues of eternal religious principles. Here are a number of such poems submitted by our visitors.

Our Poems Page is here


Pocket Testimonies

What is a “pocket” testimonial?

It is not necessarily a full-life testimony but a portion of one’s life where God has intervened and helped through tough times.

In this sense, pocket is more like a symbolic word. Sometimes it’s easier to give a copy of a testimonial, (kept in a pocket, bible or on a website), rather than sharing it verbally. One then has the freedom to reflect upon what is written in their own time and in a relaxed environment.

Our Pocket Testimonies Page is here


True Stories – Thoughts about God

True Stories submitted by visitors to St Stephen’s Loving Shepherd Page

 Our True Stories Page is here


Special Prayers

Special Prayers submitted by visitors to St Stephen’s Loving Shepherd Page

Our Special Prayers Page is here



Reflections on Life and God submitted by visitors to St Stephen’s Loving Shepherd Page

Our Reflections Page is here



Devotions submitted by visitors to St Stephen’s Loving Shepherd Page

Our Devotions Page is here


Please Share

Do you have an inspirational story, poem, or thought to share with our visitors? If so, please fill out the form below and we will consider adding it to our list.

Please understand that we are not able to handle a lot of submissions. Regardless, we will get back to you as soon as possible. We pray about every submission and please don’t be discouraged if your story is not added here.