December Roses

December 12, 2014

The trees are bare of leaves

Yet strength remains

As branches await

The fresh blooms

Of the coming spring.

On my rosebush

Mostly  thorns remain

But it is still a rosebush just the same.

In my heart

I see the buds to come

And know their scent.

Faith is like

Roses in December.

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-12-2014


It Began Like Every Other Day . . . But Then

December 12, 2014


A simple peasant girl

Answered yes

To a question

Which surely shocked her

And the world was changed


Thanks, Mary.

By Martha L Shaw – ©12-23-2013

I’ve NEVER Been That Popular, But . . .

December 11, 2014

“The only route in life to true joy, as I view it, is following Christ. It may not make you popular, but do you place more value in popularity over the joy of Christ?”

Joshua 24:15 (KJV)

“15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ” – From Thoughts Over Morning Coffee Martha L Shaw

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Locust and Wild Honey Diet!

December 8, 2014

An oddly dressed dude in the outskirts of town, a on peculiar diet, preaching an unexpected and surprising message . . .  THESE DAYS such an event would go viral on Twitter but back in Jesus day, would you think this would draw much attention?  No newspaper, cell phone, internet . . . but John the Baptist drew crowds by crying in the wilderness and while existing on bugs and wild honey . . . and think of the bee stings . . . and countless folks heard him speak of the one coming after him.  That being said, don’t you think solving your challenges and mine is easy for God if we let Him? . – From Thoughts Over Morning Coffee Martha L Shaw

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December 6, 2014


We are in such a hurry to be butterflies. None of us really want to be caterpillars. Yet, it is very near the end of its journey that the creature develops its wings . . . its true beauty. Humanity has much to learn from this, I believe. – From Thoughts Over Morning Coffee Martha L Shaw

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Miracles – A Poem of Rebirth

December 5, 2014


you take the darkness of night

and through your might alone

you dispel it

for each morn

brings with it

the miracle of birth

and the opportunity to begin anew!

by Martha L Shaw – copyright 12-29-2012


“But I’m Right!” or Maybe Not

December 3, 2014

When we judge others, their message becomes our own. Our mission, as I believe it, is to pray for them and reflect Christ. How are we doing this if we openly condemn and repeat choices of others? – From Martha L Shaw Thoughts Over Morning Coffee -

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