May 23, 2013
So, how’s that for a title to a post? God has a purpose in the lives of each one of us and sometimes this purpose changes throughout our lives and in different stages of our walk with Him. In my case I think He and I have gone full circle and we are back to a calling I have known in my soul since pre-school. I am to write. As yet, my financial provision is still a mystery and I admit when it became clear I was to be a Christian/Spirituality themed writer and poet, my initial reaction was “But Lord I have to eat and have a roof over my head.” He has a plan for that too and well . . . this human is sometimes accused of thinking too much, so I think He’s holding back on details to teach me more.
Funny and sometimes scary thing about walking with the Lord is that at various points the GPS doesn’t provide clear signs. So, the choice is to pull over and park or to cruise along knowing there’s enough gas in the tank and snacks and water in the back seat and knowing He’ll not let me get too lost. So, I’m cruising along a pretty road with lots of trees and flowers and trying to be blessed by them and not worry about His doing His part. I’ve been looking for new ways to share my God-given gifts and ways to expand as a writer and praying about it and along with some other things He and I are working on, I am now a contributing author/writer on the following three blogs. Please be sure to check them out if you haven’t yet. The variety of writing and writers is wonderful and the talent is as well. I am blessed to be a part of these sites:
Armor of God
The Christian Gazette
May 22, 2013
or is there?
I was reading something earlier and a word used stuck with me. It was used correctly, I thought, but somehow I was caught by it and had to look up the word origin. That was an aha moment for the origin did not in any way mirror the definition as we know it today.
Neither what I was reading nor the word which caught me are the point of this little bit of “wisdom” though. They were only the sky writing which made me look up and wonder . . .
Did you know that if we misuse, misspell or mispronounce a word often enough in society that dictionary publishers will revise the dictionary to include our error? Furthermore, after a while and with enough revisions the original intent is often forever lost? It’s true. I’ve seen it. I am one of those peculiar folks who research these things. My use of the word peculiar was deliberate. It is not the word which inspired this post, but merely a tie in to another blog post, I admit. That was one in which I amended the definition of the word peculiar to its true and complete meaning – one in which I am happy to label myself with. But, to return to my point here . . .
I believe the frequent alteration of word definitions speaks clearly of you and of me and of our society. All too often, our poor choices and mistakes of judgment go uncorrected. We don’t elect to grow, to learn, to rise to the occasion . . . we merely change the rules. Sad, I think.
Right and wrong . . . does it still matter?
May 8, 2013
Hey all! I am updating blogroll and will be naming it “recommended reading” and am seeking your help.
Through reading one of your blog posts, I discovered a WONDERFUL publication called Time of Singing, which is a quarterly Christian Poetry Magazine/Journal which has been in existence since 1958. Had it not been for our family of writers here, I’d have missed out on this great read AND missed an opportunity to potentially be published in it some day.
I would love your help in finding other inspiring treasures. They can be print media or e-zines, and my only request is that they be inspirational/Christian. If you know of one which is traditional values based but might not call itself Christian, that will work too.
I ask you to please put a link to the publications you like in the comment section to this post and I will update my blogroll to include it. Thanks.
March 3, 2013
Nut bread . . . mocha java . . homemade and yummy!
February 28, 2013
I am blessed to share with you that Betty Bolden and
has presented me with a new blog award! I woke this morning to find that she’d nominated me for the Top 10 Award! Thank you so much Betty! I encourage you to visit her blog and am sure you will be blessed by her writing and her heart for Jesus!
February 14, 2013
Here I sit
Listening to the music,
Wanting to dance
And wishing you were here with me.
I wonder if you realize
The depth of my secret hunger
To be hugged,
To look deep into your eyes,
To see that special spark
I’ve seen before
And wished it was for me?
I could tell you how I feel,
Yet here I shyly sit,
As I hear a different song
And look off into my own secret space
Envisioning your softly worn
And delightfully disheveled
The curl of your hair which I long to
Slip my fingers through . . .
And wondering if maybe
You are shy as well?
By Martha L Shaw = © 2-14-2013
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