July 27, 2016

Puddle at my feet

Now a lake – living water

Love . . . faith . . . trust – Cleansed . . . changed!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016



July 27, 2016

Choose joy and happiness! It IS up to us! Paul’s beautiful and encouraging letters in the Bible were mostly written while bruised and bleeding and near death in a prison cell . . .

Urvashi's thoughts

Happiness is a state of mind when you feel one with your inner being.The feeling is inexplicable. Buddha rightfully said, ‘ there is no path to happiness: happiness is the path ‘. This indicates that we have the option of being happy irrespective of our circumstances. Why choose happiness? because it is the best choice you will ever make!

There are two main reasons that prevent us from being happy. One is doubt and the other is fear. Doubt arises when we have a weak belief system. The phrase “what if” constitutes a major portion of our life . Fear arises when we over analyze situations. We always  think about the worst case scenario. Our brains are wired in such a manner. Belief and courage should supersede doubt and fear.These two parameters pave the way to happiness. You will never find a person who is always doubtful and at the…

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July 27, 2016

There have been so many times of crisis in my life, and still to come Im sure.  BUT one thing I have learned is that when I finally calm down, let peace fill me, and surrender to the Lord, His grace opens my eyes and heart to discover incredible gifts of love surround me which my fear blinded me from receiving!





July 26, 2016

Oh darkness,

you cannot hide

my seemingly elusive joy.


in my heart exists the Lamp

to guide me to it

So I will sing on!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


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July 25, 2016

As I approach His table this coming weekend

there will be candles lit

and singing

and I will smile and think of  your birthday,

but there will be no cake

or wrapped packages

for you are on the other side now.

You have my love

and I have yours

but you have one thing more.

You live with Him

in the special place He prepared just for you.

I asked Him to give you a birthday hug

from me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

My late Mom, like my Nana  before her, spent time in her declining years peeking out the windows and making up little stories of what might be going on in the neighborhood, who’s cat wandered by, who had the holiday lights lit . . . they are on the other side of the veil, but I know they’re peeking!


WANTED:  Any Condition

July 25, 2016


This body,

Full of flaws,

Has become the sanctuary of the Most High

Simply because

I gave all of me

To Him.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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