February 17, 2014
“what’s that racket?” you asked,
As I flung open the doors
To the sunroom.
All around me countless birds sang!
Feeling the warmth of an almost spring day,
I heard “too cold!”
Basking in the radiance
Of the morning sun streaming
From a cloudless sky,
I heard you closing the blinds
“too much glare!”
My smile faded a bit
As I knew we were together,
Yet in vastly different placed.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2-17-2014
Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
February 14, 2014
Christ in my heart = NEVER alone!
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December 31, 2013
I read somewhere today that we should use our brains as our hearts know nothing. I am SOOO thankful that I know better. “They” can mess with your head and quote chapter and verse to prove their point. The Bible is often the weapon of choice. It is so often quoted out of context. But Jesus lives in my heart. When it is a happy heart He is there. When it is a broken heart He is there. When there are no answers, when there are only clouds, He holds the answers and He is the Son shining. The heart KNOWS because He lives there.
October 22, 2013
Blessings do not always come on silver trays,
wrapped in ribbons and festive bows.
Sometimes they come in dusty boxes
lugged by sweaty arms.
a spider or two may tag along.
When you face life with an open heart,
you discover miracles happen
You may even wonder what you’ve missed!
by Martha L Shaw – © 10-22-2013
October 2, 2013
“When God hears your heart, does He not hear the still-beating heart of His Son? The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening.”
- Max Lucado -
May 13, 2013
It’s Monday. Life is full of Mondays. I notice the blue shirt you’re wearing and note that it is a great shade of blue. You haven’t said a word to me yet and I cannot read your heart from your facial expression. As you approach me, I smile and wonder what’s up.
Tomorrow, next week, next year, twenty years from now . . . I will not remember the shirt or the fact that it was Monday. I will not even remember exactly what you say to me. What will I remember?
I will remember how you made me feel. That is what will make a lasting impression on me. It will linger . . . stay with me. I won’t dwell on it, but the truth is, it really will lurk in a space inside me for a long time. It might change my day or my life.
Something to consider before we speak to one another. Words have power to take life or to give it. You decide . . .
February 25, 2013
Wow, this is so true. We have all read this sort of message in the Bible, sang of it in praise songs, etc., but I wonder as I think of some of the decisions and false judgments I have made whether “hearing it” requires a bit more thought.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery -
February 15, 2013
I awakened early,
Snuggled deep into my soft pillow
And wrapped warmly in my quilt
I pretended it was still time for sleep.
As I lay cozy in my bed
You whispered lovingly to me
And I sighed, smiled, and whispered back.
I felt your arms holding me close
As you filled my heart with you
And I realized it was there
That I would forever stay,
It matters not
As long as you’re with me.
The wake-up melody sounded
High in the sky
On distant branches of the tall tree
Outside my window
And I realize the sun was opening
Its sleepy eyes,
And so did I.
Listening to the sweet songbirds
I added my praise to theirs
As together we faced the day.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2-15-2013
February 13, 2013
An ashen heap,
So full of memories burned and gone
However, not truly forgotten, but then:
Enter upon the scene Jesus Christ
Sin forgiven as ashes swept away and treasure redefined!
By Martha L Shaw – ©2-13-2013
February 11, 2013
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5