SixWord Fridays

September 19, 2014

You catch me before I fall!


Language of Prayer

September 18, 2014

Originally posted on Another Red Letter Day:


What follows is an excerpt from a paper my daughter, Jessica Joy Brigante, wrote while at Seminary.


I consider prayer to be a simple word to describe communication with God. But communication is complicated and multi-faceted.

With strangers and acquaintances, I communicate with small talk – simple words and phrases, nothing deep.

With close friends, there is emotion, a deeper sharing of the heart, and a different collection of words with various meanings, as well as body language that communicates meaning. There might be emails, letters, gifts, phone calls, hugs, etc.

With my family, there is a history of communication. There are inside jokes that reference memories in a way no one else would understand.

With my husband, my intimate partner, all of these forms of communication are used, and more. We communicate with a love language of sounds that we don’t share with others. Our movements mean more…

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Keep Holding On

September 9, 2014

Hope in my pain . . .

It’s like sunshine in the rain.

I can’t see it.

I can’t feel it,

Yet I know its nearness

And that alone propels me.

I move forward

With You.

By Martha L Shaw © 9-9-2014



September 5, 2014

My body may be broken

but my heart

no longer is


Jesus took all the dysfunctional pieces

and called them His own.

By Martha L Shaw – ©9-5-2014

just dance


Six Word Fridays – Sure

September 5, 2014




At peace – His promises are sure!

My Memory Art six word fridays



September 4, 2014


You stood beside me,

Squeezed my hand,

And smiled.

It was enough.

By Martha L Shaw – ©9-15-2013

Are YOU The One?

September 2, 2014

Nothing will ever change

Until one single soul

Breaks down the wall of fear

And climbs through

To the other side.

By Martha L Shaw – ©9-11-2013



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