With A Grateful Heart

October 20, 2014

16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. – Colossians 3:16

stained glass window

Lord, your love for me is beyond measure

and mine for you grows every day!

The warmth of your embrace

makes me forget my troubles for a time.

 Help me to grow stronger in You

so that I may be the servant you created me to be!

Amen

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By Martha L Shaw © 10-20-2014


Trills and Thrills

October 17, 2014

I feel your touch,

Your breath warms my heart.

Your closeness

Says more to me

Than words ever could

For only in the silence,

Do we truly hear the music!

By Martha L Shaw © 10-17-2014


Don’t Miss Them!

October 15, 2014

Blessings In A Tattered Cardboard Box

Blessings do not always come on silver trays,

wrapped in ribbons and festive bows.

Sometimes they come in dusty boxes

lugged by sweaty arms.

Occasionally,

a spider or two may tag along.

When you face life with an open heart,

you discover miracles happen

everyday.

You may even wonder what you’ve missed!

by Martha L Shaw –  © 10-22-2013

dusty box


Thoughts Over Morning Coffee & Robert Louis Stevenson

October 15, 2014

RLS has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl holding my first of his books, a Little Golden Book my Mom got for me. She and I quoted those sweet verses all the time. He is how I discovered poetry at the age of 3 and why I love it . . . and why I have been a writer and poet since I could hold a pencil. He said:

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson -

books


Six Word Saturday

October 11, 2014

Ah, sun rays – with me everywhere!

give thanks


You

October 8, 2014

When you walk into the room
And believe all the smiles
Are meant for someone else,
Know that mine is meant for you.

By Martha Shaw © 10-7-2014

jesus hugs


Arise!

October 7, 2014

sunshine

Slowly,

I opened my eyes.

The sun was still shining

And the birds still sang.

It was enough.

By Martha L Shaw © 10-7-2014


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