Blessed and Refreshed

May 22, 2018



In the earliest moments of morning

While traffic outside is quiet,

The family sleeps,

The dog is still . . .

My stress disappears . . .

It’s just you and me.

I have all I need

And more!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  5-3-2015


A Knowing

May 21, 2018

By Martha L Shaw – © Words and Pictures 5-3-2015


that delicious moment

when you don’t know how it’ll happen

and have no idea how things will play out

as you realize you can do nothing about it


you know who does

and your soul is filled with peace!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015

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May 19, 2018

Finding Love

I primped and perfected

or so I thought

but felt nothing.

I floated in an ocean of if only

and why not

as the waves grew higher

and brought me down.

You reached out,

you lifted me up,

you loved me.

You saw your beloved

absent of all those doubts

and insecurities.

The waters stilled

and as I looked at my reflection in them

I saw you.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015



May 18, 2018

Tears of Joy

I sit at the water’s edge

hearing the music of the droplets

tumbling over the rocks at the shore . . .

sounds of strength and hope.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2015

rocky shore


May 17, 2018

The sun still shines

on dark rainy days.

You can see it reflected

in EVERY puddle!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


Jeremiah 29:13 

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.



May 15, 2018

Jesus did NOT seek 12 with pedigrees.

He invited the tired, sweaty, ordinary 12 who said YES 

and taught them how to change the world!

                                             By Martha L Shaw – © 2018




May 11, 2018

I strode through the forest

or so I began

seeking silence . . .

seeking peace.

My thirsty soul knew I would find you there,

but I stopped and stood still among the greens,

the light filtering through the branches.

I was surprised by the very loudness of it all.

For I never realized

one could not hear the music,

the loving whispers in my soul,

my own silent hallelujahs,

without quiet surrounding me!

My senses stirred as never before

as I tasted your wine

and basked in the aroma

that is you.

My empty hands knew

that yours held mine

and the beauty .. .

your Light drew me in

as never before.

I am you – you are me,

we are one!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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