In May of 2017 we moved the Gulf Coast Native and Icelandic flock from Louisiana to our new home in Wyoming. In December 2018 I had to rehome the remainder of my flock with a dear shepherd friend who was willing to take them, and lives in Montana. Due to advancing cancer, I became no [...]
Crochet Patterns for Woolfred and April Brown
Woolfred and April Brown, two of three characters from my Green Grass, Still Waters book are now available as Amigurumi patterns! These are great patterns to make if you have intermediate experience with crochet, and are comfortable reading a pattern. To learn more about the patterns, see the listings for Woolfred and April Brown. If [...]
Resource for Children’s Ministry
"I have a mission I believe in. I want to preserve meaning of the sheep & shepherd analogies in scripture, to make God's word more relatable to those not now living in agrarian society; to educate people what understanding "I am the Good Shepherd" tells us about Jesus' heart, character and personality. But being only one person, if this message is truly to spread, it will depend upon teaching as many others as will listen, so they may in turn, teach the people in their own groups. Essentially, I need to educate "shepherds", that they may be empowered to teach their own "flocks". "
Isaiah 40:11 Who is Your Lamb?
If you attended the Hearing the Shepherd's Heart luncheon, click the link below here to download a one page summary of thoughts that go along with Linda Boswell's beautiful painting we gave you a print of, and the little clay sheep I made. Is 40 11 Who Is Your Lamb
"If people can become more familiar with sheep again in our 21st century world, the significance of those ideas [expressed by sheep analogies in Scripture] ...will not be lost."
The Significance of Shepherds in Nativity
"When it rains on the sheep, the shepherds get wet."
“Gently Leading Nursing Ewes” Isaiah 40:11
Shepherd is not only aware of the mother's concern for her babies, ...He is also sensitive to it and willingly takes action to help her with her concerns.
Re-discovering Passover and Easter: Which Lamb?
This is "The Kracken", Woolfred, our "male of the first year". So thankful Jesus paid for my sins, so I never have to sacrifice Woolfred! Leviticus 22 22 "Animals blind or made infirm and weak or maimed, or having sores or a wen [running sore] or an itch or scabs, you shall not offer to the [...]
Rediscovering The Parabel of the Lost Sheep
The parable of the lost sheep is a story told in 4 sentences: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on [...]
How Sheep Are “Like People”: Sheep Form Strong Emotional Bonds
"Like people, sheep believe there is safety in numbers. When they lose a sheep-friend they love, they notice and may even show signs of grief. When sheep are isolated, they get lonely and can become depressed."