November 20, 2014


My late Uncle Bob had only one arm.  As a child he played ball, rode his bike . . . he grew up and joined the yaught club, was a great golfer, personally rebuilt his house . . . I guess they forgot to tell him he could never do those things . . .



November 20, 2014


As the sun rose

Its warming rays touched my

Night cooled flesh

With the thrill of a new day!


By Martha L Shaw – © 11-19-2013


Small Wonders

November 19, 2014

The rustling leaves seem to whisper

Of the frigid air all about them,

While the birds resting near

Still sing  of blue skies and sun.

He knows their every feather.

By Martha L Shaw – © 11-19-2014


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.”


In His Arms

November 17, 2014

When I was small I rarely had to fear because Daddy was there to hold me close. Brokenness never challenged him much whether it was a displaced dolly’s head or my broken heart. He always held me close, dried my tears, and put my broken pieces back in place with his love. He’s not here to do that anymore but Abba still is whenever I need Him. I needed Him today.

Wasted Time

November 17, 2014

Possible storm, they said

so I spent the morning worried

and frowning at the sun.

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-17-14



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