Around The Corner

February 27, 2015

The path,

this sacred journey,

is filled with sharp turns .. .

corners around which we cannot see,

but oh, the beauty He has placed there

just waiting for us!

Keep moving forward

with Him!

By Martha L Shaw © 2-27-2015  Words and Pictures

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

He Restores My Soul

February 27, 2015


By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

Nailed – A Lent Acrostic Poem

February 26, 2015

No sin left unforgiven

At the last day

If you but ask.

Let Him fill you with His grace . . .

Eternal life with Him.

Do you love me?” I do.

By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013

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Love Is . . .

February 26, 2015

As I complain

of the splinter in my hand

I recall the nails in His.

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015


I Wonder . . .

February 25, 2015

Does the bird

on the branch of the tree in my yard


“Do I sing out of tune?”

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015


Book Review – Guest Author – Payton McGrew

February 24, 2015
Book Review by: Payton McGrew Age: 12
Wonder By: R. J. Palacio
The Julian Chapter By: R. J. Palacio
     Auggie Pullman just wants to be normal; that’s all any middle school age kid wants. But for Auggie it’s not too easy. He can’t just blend into the background  like any other ordinary person would. That’s because Auggie isn’t normal; he has a fascial defect that sets him apart from everyone else. Everyone, literally everyone notices him; the jocks, the populars, and even the ordinaries. Everyone criticizes Auggie, especially Julian. Julian and his parents definitely go the extra mile to make Auggie’s life horrible. Julian even started a game at school sorta like the stinky cheese game in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Julian calls Auggie “the freak” and leaves mean notes in his locker. But all isn’t as it seems until you read the Julian Chapter. 
     The Julian Chapter is an audio book from the bully’s side of the story. I think this is unique because you always hear the good side of everything in a story. In the Julian Chapter, you dive deep into Julian’s personal life. You find out why he acts out, what he did and the punishments for his terrible behavior. Julian’s side of the story really puts perspective on how you should be treating others. I know it opened my eyes to see all the “Auggie’s” around me at my school and try to-not just put a stop to-but to understand the “Julian’s”; to help the “Julian’s” and to mend the friendships between the “Auggie’s” and the “Julian’s”. 
     I would recommend both stories to children ages eight to adulthood because of all the wonder in the novels. From Mr. Browne’s Precepts to Summer, the bystander, there is so much to learn from Wonder.

The Challenge

February 24, 2015

Reach out,

reach up,



By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015


Cross & Passion

February 24, 2015
By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

Love Crucified – Art From My Rake

February 21, 2015

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February 20, 2015


By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

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