He Holds Me Close

April 18, 2014

holding hands










Crickets and rain drops outside my window,

Quiet my distracted soul

And not unlike a lullaby,

I feel my spirit finding rest

In You.

By Martha L Shaw © 4-18-2014




Songs of the Angels

April 16, 2014

freedom thoughts


Music of the angels,

Sounds resonating

Outside my window.

Peace, joy, praise

Calms my body

And uplifts my soul.

A bark,

A tweet,

A clap of thunder.

Love of God,

Nature . . . nurture  . . .

Comes in all shapes and sizes.

He made and loves them all.

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-18-2013

Six Word Saturday

April 12, 2014

new sunroom furn


Saturday, Jesus, and a good book!



Faith and Trust

April 9, 2014

Shy little boy

Reaches for my hand.

My heart melts.

By Martha L Shaw – ©- 4-9-2014



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 4, 2014


At the sidewalk café I sit by myself

Yet realize, smiling, that I am not alone.

I enjoy the company of decades . . .

No, centuries of those who’ve passed this way

And oh the stories they can tell!

I have only to listen!

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-4-2014 Words and image




With My Lover

April 1, 2014

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Prayer does not require words. It can be an inner glow as you feel a gentle breeze touch your face and the cool sensation of low tide tickling your toes and you realize the lover of your soul placed these there just for you and at that very moment He is holding you close. By Martha L Shaw – © 4-1-2014



Sing My Soul

April 1, 2014

I have suddenly realized

That the quietness of my soul

Is playing a much different tune

Than it ever has before!

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-1-2014


Freedom Thoughts Series – Tuesday

April 1, 2014
My spirit glides along the water, refreshed, renewed, and safe in the hands of the Captain.

.   – By  Martha L Shaw – © 4-1-2014

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