The Ballad of Unity

June 18, 2015

Dedicated to Mother Emanual A.M.E. Church

Charleston SC

When I stand alone

I cannot hear the music

but when instead I hold your hand

the lyrical voices of freedom, hope, love and peace

make my heart soar!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–18-2015 Words and Image

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White man fatally shoots 9 in historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina – Washington Times

June 18, 2015

I live in Charleston and ask as well for unity and peace and for the shooter to be found. Pray for the responders and those who minister to the many hurting in this tragedy!


Encounters Report

June 17, 2015

Another Red Letter Day

Encounters With JesusHi all,

I wanted to take a couple minutes and say thank you to all my blog friends who have been so supportive with my new endeavor as an author and to give you an update on my progress. I’m learning first hand that which I have heard over and over again. Once you publish a book, the work on your project has just begun. It probably more true (are there levels of truth?) for self published authors, because if anyone is going to promote your book, it’s going to be you.

As to progress–well–there is progress, slow but steady. Since I self-published this volume, if I want it on book store shelves, I have to go to private books stores, and negotiate with each store owner personally. I have managed to get into a couple brick and mortar stores here in northern New Jersey. I am working on putting together a…

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Memories of Dad

June 17, 2015

Strolling at the shore

waves of blessings at high tide

You showed me the way

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–17-2015


Enlightened

June 11, 2015

Beauty in a storm

when I do not look in fear

sun peeks through the clouds

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–10-2015  Words and Image

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015


Can I get an AMEN?

June 10, 2015

Not sure how it is where you are, but where I am the rumble of distant thunder today was overtaken by sunshine. ONCE AGAIN the darkness could NOT overtake the Light! Amen! – Martha L Shaw

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The Gift of Faith

June 10, 2015

A distant rumble

cannot darken my delight

in nature’s beauty

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–10-2015  Words and Image

Lily

When I got my first home, knowing nothing of gardening, I was amazed when the neglected yard suddenly come spring had lilies in bloom!  When I relocated some years later filled with hopes and dreams, I also faced many unexpected challenges. I still do. Come spring though, I was again surprised by lilies!  I still know nothing about gardening, but I know my Savior’s redeeming love.  I saw it that day in the lilies He gave to me! The lilies bloomed again today!


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