Allow Love In!

October 28, 2014

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Marked As Yours

Your arms stretched out,

“it is finished” is what you said,

But for me it had only just begun.

All those years before my birth,

Your hand print of love

Was already on my soul

And eternal life with you was mine

Before my first breath!

Yours is a love without beginning

And without end!

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013


October 27, 2014


 I can’t be sure

If the stars still lit up the night

Before I met you

For the eyes of my heart

Were not yet open.


The tiniest spark

In the darkness of my fear

Fills me with your Light

And warms me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-13-2013

Monday Quote – Isaiah

October 27, 2014

Time Of Singing Fall 2014

October 25, 2014

Martha L Shaw:

Check it out and be blessed!

Originally posted on Poems From Psalms And Nature:


Yesterday the new Time Of Singing, A Magazine Of Christian Poetry arrived.

Lora Homan Zill is the Editor.

Many years ago, I found this excellent poetry print journal through Poet’s Market.  I was teaching and remember I had completed my grades, and then I stopped at a bookstore at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois (late 1980s).

Lora included a note in the new TOS about the review I wrote for a new book by Luci Shaw.  I posted the review on, and the title of Luci’s book is Adventure of Ascent, Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey (IVP Books).  As Lora mentioned, former editor Charles A. Waugaman published Luci Shaw in Time OfSinging years ago.  My few short reviews for Luci Shaw’s books are thank you notes.

Karl and I are working on a chapbook for Quiet Christmas Poetry.  We are donating all proceeds to

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Keep Blooming!

October 25, 2014

If I love roses and you do not, it does not change the rose! — from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee by Martha L Shaw

If I love roses and you do not, it does not change the rose!  -- from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee by Martha L Shaw

Receive By Giving!

October 24, 2014

We so often hear pleas this time of year to spend money but giving from the heart goes in a potentially opposite direction.  A hug, a smile, a cup of tea, a listening ear . . . a loaf of homemade bread, a plate of homemade cookies, cakes, or muffins  . . . you will be amazed how doing so changes your day!  Be a blessing to someone today!

The Secret To Being Rich!

October 24, 2014

The difference between rich and poor is unrelated to any bank account or financial statement. It lies deep within each one of us.- from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee by Martha L Shaw



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