Six Word Saturday

November 30, 2013

Quiet, sunny, cool enough for snuggling . . . 

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What Does Thanksgiving Really Mean?

November 28, 2013

As I sit here, that last of the meal prep is underway in the kitchen. It falls short of full media-promoted tradition. Mom, just a couple of days out of hospital is about to dine in her bed from a tray table set for her, It suddenly occurs to me that I have yet to find a moment to shower and dress as I make note of my leopard PJs and slippers.

My phone and computer chime as loved ones text or post on my timeline a loving message in celebration of what the day represents. Surely this day of mine is nothing Rockwell painted or would understand . . . or perhaps he would. Isn’t this day about a grateful heart more than anything else? I have one.

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Thanksgiving – A Quote For Today and Always

November 28, 2013

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.    -Melody Beattie

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Was That The Tree?

November 27, 2013

As we approach the season of the celebration of Jesus’ birth, I find myself feeling maternal. Looking into sweet baby eyes and wondering who He will be when He grows up. Ah, but in this case, we already know the answer . . .

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Artist

Gazing at my picture book,

one which someone cast aside,

I spied a picture of a tree . . .

the “Holy Land” the title said,

though surely nothing there

remains from Jesus’ day  . . . .

nothing but perhaps that tree

believed to be perhaps

a remainder of a time long past

but burned into the heart and soul

within me.

If this tree could talk,

would it tell of a man who leaned against it,

one who smiled,

one who loved,

one who willingly died for me?

Could it have been a limb

from that very tree

on which the deed was done?

 

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-26-2012

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Tangy Lemon Bread

November 26, 2013

Yummy!

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TANGY LEMON BREAD (CAKE)

 

½ CUP OLEO/BUTTER

1 CUP SUGAR

2 EGGS, SLIGHTLY BEATEN

GRATED LEMON PEEL

½ CUP MILK

 

1 2/3 CUP ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

1 tsp. BAKING POWDER

½ tsp. SALT

½ CUP MINCED NUTS

 

1/4 CUP sugar mixed with juice of one large lemon for topping

 

350 ° oven

 

Cream sugar with the oleo/butter, then stir in eggs til nicely yellow.  Then add grated lemon zest and milk. 

Blend flour with baking powder and salt.  Add this to the egg mixture and stir lightly til well blended.  Add nuts last.

Line brownie or oblong cake pan with parchment paper or spray with Pam.  Pour batter into pan and level it out towards the corners and sides.  Bake 40-50 minutes or is done when toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and immediately pour lemon juice-sugar mixture over bread and spread with pastry…

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Becoming

November 24, 2013

Soft lips touch my finger.

Teeth grip my knuckle.

Smiling eyes . . .

New tooth coming!

Marked by love.

By Martha L Shaw – © 11-24-2013

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Uniquely Humbled

November 21, 2013

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Whoever welcomes one such child…   Matthew 18:1-9  I remember the first time I dared to form the words “I’m grown” out loud while in conversation with my mother and one of her sisters. Initially I needed help because my aunt new exactly what I was about to say and before I knew it there was no turning back. “That’s right,” I boldly blurted out, “I’m grown!” In my defense I was married and my oldest was about a year old. They simply smiled and the conversation continued. The disciples ask of Jesus “who then is greater in the kingdom of the heavens?” Jesus responds by calling forward a child. We are to “turn and become as children.” Over the years, my brief moment of elevation, confirmation and reception into adulthood on that “great day” is uniquely humbled by my life as a child of God in the sense…

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