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
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.
“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.”
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