Healing Ministry

April 10, 2014

I am happy to share this link to Christian Healing Ministries where you will find a link to their free publication!



Current Healing Line

Faith and Trust

April 9, 2014

Shy little boy

Reaches for my hand.

My heart melts.

By Martha L Shaw – ©- 4-9-2014


In Season . . . Quote For Tuesday

April 8, 2014

Deuteronomy 11:14-16

14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.



Photography Copyright Martha L Shaw 4-8-14

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Power In Weakness

April 7, 2014

Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. - Ralph W. Sockman -


April 5, 2014


He weaves my dreams

Together with His own

And the result

Is far greater

Than anything I could imagine!

Ny Martha L Shaw – © 4-5-2014


National Adopt A Greyhound Month – April

April 4, 2014

To draw attention to these beautiful animals and the many who are seeking homes right now . . . and in honor of National Adopt A Greyhound Month, I am republishing this piece I wrote some time ago.  Is there room in your heart and home for a new member of the family?

God and the Greyhound


It was a trying day.

I sat down to decompress

And thoughts swirled about me

Like a tornado

On a path to destruction.

I couldn’t escape them.


There you were.

Your loving nudge went unnoticed,

At first,

Then you reached out again

With a loving touch

That kissed my very soul within me.


My focus on you was divided at first,

But again you reached out to me

And you were both gentle and strong.

The tornado of emotion passed me by.

There were no words,

Nor any sound at all between us,

But your touch restored me

And I met yours with my own,

Reminded of God’s love

By the affection of a greyhound . . .

I wonder,

Why can’t a servant of God

Run on four legs?

Today, one did.

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2013

Boone loves a Sunday afternoon drive with the family!

Coombsy is all smiles!  Mom and Dad are home!

A visit with my friend Kim’s dog inspired this poem.  Pictured here are both her dog and my friend Mary’s dog.  Retired greyhounds make wonderful family pets.  For more information on adopting a greyhound, visit this site:  http://www.adoptcharlestongreys.org/

April – National Poetry Month 2014

April 4, 2014

Martha L Shaw:

Great info!

Originally posted on Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:

It’s wonderful to read about the many ways people are celebrating poetry.  As many of you know, I serve as a volunteer at The Haiku Foundation (THF).  The Education Wall I helped begin last year has grown, and others have added more work.  Jim Kacian, the founder and director of THF, is the Editor for the Ed Wall.  This link goes to his initial introduction of the work (June 28, 2013), which in turn links to the Ed Wall (also filed under Programs).  The foundation is non-profit.  This work continues and is a great resource for teachers.


Don Wentworth is the Editor for the April 2014 Per Diem collection at THF.  The theme is “Transcendence.”

Also, John Stevenson is leading their first Renku Session.  I hope to spend some time learning about renku in the next weeks and months.

National Haiku Poetry Day is April 17.

Here’s the link for…

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