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


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


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


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!


June 10, 2015

Sunshine and blue sky

preceding afternoon storms

hope and peace – still mine

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–10-2015

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June 8, 2015

Memories of your touch

Fill me with a longing

None but you can satisfy.

I listen to the silence

Remembering the sweetness of your love

Spoken in a whisper

Only I could hear.

You told me I was your princess

And made me believe it’s true.

The warmth of your embrace

At once electrified me

And brought such rest to my soul

As I curled up with you

Knowing you would be with me always.

I am safe,

I am yours,

You are mine


By Martha L Shaw – © 6-20-2013



June 6, 2015

The path was steep

and I had traveled for so long,

but a quick glance behind me


how very far I’d come!

Suddenly restored,

I continued my ascent!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6-6-2015


Heart Sight

June 5, 2015

There’s a tired old fence

of rotted wood

yet all I see

are the flowers growing through it.

Can you smell the fragrance?

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6-2-2015  Words and Image

your love is like


June 5, 2015

Since what used to be

is now beyond my reach,

I must move on

climbing higher.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6-5-2015


Let’s Dance!

June 3, 2015


I saw the others in the room

dancing to a tune I could not hear.

I stood aside,

I watched and sighed.



They seemed to share a joy

I didn’t know.

They seemed to know a love

I didn’t feel.

I waited in lonely silence.

Then, I could wait no more.

With awkward steps

I left my hiding place

And followed.

At first my steps

Were slow and few

But then it happened!

I began to hear the music, too!

The more I danced,

The less I considered my shaky feet

For I had found something else.

I discovered joy!

By Martha L Shaw – © 6-25-2014

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