5 reasons I’m a virgin at age 23 and I could scream it atop Pikes Peak

October 20, 2014

Martha L Shaw:

His wisdom from a courageous young woman!

Originally posted on One Mountain at a Time:

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Overlooking the mountains near Bear Lake in CA.

I am 23 and I have never had sex. I plan on waiting until I’m married. Everyone who is waiting for marriage to have sex has his or her own reasons but I am sure we all have one in common: God’s intention for sex. About 3% of Americans wait until marriage to have sex. That is 1 in 30 people. To write about the reasons why I have remained abstinent from sex is something I hope touches someone in a positive way. It is only by the grace of God that I am still waiting. Before you continue reading, pause your current music and listen to Mount Zion by Jonathan Helser. I wrote to this masterpiece tonight!

Waiting to have sex isn’t old fashioned or unrealistic to me because waiting to have sex is truth from God and His word is forever, not…

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With A Grateful Heart

October 20, 2014

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. – Colossians 3:16

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Lord, your love for me is beyond measure

and mine for you grows every day!

The warmth of your embrace

makes me forget my troubles for a time.

 Help me to grow stronger in You

so that I may be the servant you created me to be!

Amen

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By Martha L Shaw © 10-20-2014


Inspirational Quote For Today

October 20, 2014

Originally posted on In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose:

Happiness

is not a goal;

it is a by-product.

           – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Thought For Today

October 20, 2014

Six Word Saturday

October 18, 2014

Ah, Saturday!  Unexpected company, unexpected joy!

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Trills and Thrills

October 17, 2014

I feel your touch,

Your breath warms my heart.

Your closeness

Says more to me

Than words ever could

For only in the silence,

Do we truly hear the music!

By Martha L Shaw © 10-17-2014


Are You Blessed? A Challenge!

October 16, 2014

I was just given the following task and I am sharing it with you.  Please take a moment to answer the challenge and if you like, share you response by linking this post to your blog and let us read it!

The task:

Look around you right now. Really look. Take a few deep breaths and notice the beauty in the ordinary.  Share what you discover!

My response:

It is a lovely October day here in SC. I have my home office windows open to the cool air and sounds of my childhood . . . kids coming home from school and having fun, dogs barking happily, birds singing, men at work renovating their homes with power tools . . . the sounds and scents of cut lumber and mowed lawns brings Dad, my childhood home, my playmates back to me . . . it is like music and perfume to me. Blessings known by all the senses.

How about you?  A colored leaf? A puppy’s kiss?  A broken cookie?  What?


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