Gifts . . . they are meant to be given and received but mostly to be USED and held in thankful hands and hearts, not set on a shelf for a new day, or some unforeseen special occasion. A blessing set aside is not a blessing at all. A special occasion? Is not every day one of those?
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I thought more about teaching Sunday School (1981 – 1993). As the elementary children read from their Bibles, they began comparing different translations. They would say, “Mine says . . .” That led to discussions about words and meanings.
Isaiah is another book I often read for comfort and inspiration. After our long and severe winter, this verse surely is vivid.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 40: 8 (KJV)
Today it is 20 degrees, which is warm weather here these days. The sun is bright. A beautiful day.
The first year after my mother’s passing, 2004, the perennials pictured Resurrection. That is a…
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The rain continues to pour
As darkness claims the sky
I looked up
And saw through a crack in a cloud
That the sun is still near.
By Martha L Shaw – © 3-6-2014
Sometimes the list is so long
And the clouds depart
Leaving a burst of sun
After such a long damp spell.
So, today I did nothing
And it was EVERYTHING.
I enjoyed the Son
And thanked Him.
By Martha L Shaw – ©3-4-2014
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Jesus does not ask all of us to sell everything we own, nor are we often expected to give it all away. However, He does ask that we place Him above all else. He saw that wealth was in the highest position of honor in the young man’s life, so He directly exposed…
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