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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On Praying Expectantly

November 26, 2014

When we pray simply “you know what I need,” from which point of view does our expectation align? If it is His, and given that He knows us better than we know ourselves, how can we claim our prayer was not answered?Martha L Shaw Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

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Share His Goodness!

November 19, 2014

“Give thanks to the LORD,

call on his name;

make known among the nations what he has done.” 

1 Chronicles 16:8

We know of His powerful goodness and love.  Isn’t it selfish to keep this to ourselves?  I believe it is, so, let’s spread the word of all that Jesus has done for us!  The world is so eager to spread the bad news, it is time to return the focus to Christ and the Good News!  Join me, won’t you?  Just this morning I experienced one of those mini miracles we are given every day and don’t always notice.  I awakened stressed and fearful of not making it through my challenges, but this time I stopped and prayed for courage and strength and immediately became aware of His peace!

What has the Lord done for you today?


Light THAT Fire!

November 18, 2014

Have you noticed how one person’s mood or outlook on life can very easily influence whomever they interact with?  Most of us won’t be quick to agree that we are weak or easily led by the opinions of others.  We like to believe we’re above all that, but if we’re honest, very often having to hear the negativity of others can then breed in us and ultimately spread through us to others – much like a wild fire.

What message do you truly desire to share?  What attitude do you truly desire to reflect?  Most of us will agree that we wish to reflect an attitude of gratitude.  If we focus our eyes and our ears on His face . . . His message, we can put out the destructive wild fire and reflect His joy instead.

Joshua 24:15
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

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Thoughts Over Morning Coffee – On Stormy Weather

November 17, 2014

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The glow of Sunday’s hope filled shining rays is replaced by the foggy gloom of Monday’s promised storm. The key is listening to the heart which knows with certainty that He is still in it.Martha L Shaw THOUGHTS OVER MORNING COFFEE

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Thoughts Over Morning Coffee – On Truth

November 13, 2014

 bookThat one tiny lie makes it so much easier to add another and yet more and thus we have dug ourselves a tunnel so deep that to navigate our way back on the path to truth becomes more and more difficult until, in the end, we become the very lies we told. So sad, the gift of life left behind for us because we made poor choices. - Martha Shaw – Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

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Love Is An Art . . .

November 13, 2014

. . . and YOU are an artist!

Life where you’re always doing something you love is art.

                                                                                          – Leo Babauta -

Needlework shown is my own work – M L Shaw


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