LIGHTEN UP!

March 26, 2015

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CELEBRATING OUR CRUCIFIXION

March 26, 2015

Crucifixion is the prelude to RESURRECTION. We know this as Lent draws us into Palm Sunday and Holy Week but do we realize it is not just His story but ours IF we are alive in Him? Do we realize what a gift our own pain is? We may not know every point in our continuing journey, nor are we to be concerned with this, but we know our ultimate destination!

freedom


Surrendered

March 25, 2015

Nestled close to you

In the shelter of your wings

I finally know

The true meaning of freedom!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015

surrender


UNDRAPED JOY

March 24, 2015

my other office

A lack luster morning

Holding me back

From being all I can be

And doing all I can do

Instantly made better by throwing open the drapes

And letting in the Son!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015 Words and Image


GLOOMY?

March 23, 2015

gloomy day

Stepping through the door

into my dark screened porch

I hungered for a beautiful day

I could not see.

So, I closed my eyes

And felt your breath

In the cool breeze

As I drank my fill

Of your living water.

I knew your love spoken to my heart

Through every bird that sang

Rain or shine!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015

 


A New Outlook?

March 23, 2015

Some of us live such ordinary lives while others soar to the extraordinary . . . is the difference truly our circumstances, or could it be our focus? – from THOUGHTS OVER MORNING COFFEE by Martha L Shaw​morning coffee


Yesterday

March 20, 2015

Gloomy day . . .

steady rain . . .

That was yesterday.

Awakening to puddles this morning

I looked beyond and found something more!

If not for the showers,

where would be the flowers?

By Martha L Shaw © 3-17-2015

blue


What God Sees

March 17, 2015

This flower was not like

all that surrounded it.

Looks,

function, 

form . . .

no comparison.

Still it blooms with such beauty

and does not second guess itself.

By Martha L Shaw © 3-17-2015

yellow


Young Love

March 17, 2015

When I was a little girl

love was  sweet and simple.

Fancy gifts were not needed.

I only needed to whisper your name

or listen as you whispered mine

to know our love was forever.

Nothing has really changed.

By Martha L Shaw © 3-17-2015

waiting


RIP

March 16, 2015

Was it really a year ago that I lost you?  My heart is  broken in two because I rejoice that your pain is over and you are with our Lord, but I miss you so much . . . the sun is still shining but I need the warmth of your embrace one more one more time Mama . . .

baby me with ma and dad


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