October 22, 2015

The beautiful Autumn leaves

Used to speak of death to me

For as they fell

Bare branches were left in their wake,

But I was wrong.

The colorful carpet formed

Beneath my feet

Prepares for new life to come!

Bare branches await the buds of Spring’s new life!

Death has no place here

For victory is won!

By Martha L Shaw ©10-22-2015



October 21, 2015

When we love the Lord with a trusting and grateful heart,
we do not just soar . . .
we realize we have already been doing so
without EVER knowing it!

– Martha L Shaw​ © October 2015


I Am A Marked Woman!

October 21, 2015

When We Call

Marked As Yours

Your arms stretched out,

“it is finished” is what you said,

But for me it had only just begun.

All those years before my birth,

Your hand print of love

Was already on my soul

And eternal life with you was mine

Before my first breath!

Yours is a love without beginning

And without end!

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013

Seeking Peace? A Rohr Quote

October 21, 2015

“As long as you think you’ve got to fix everything, control everything, explain everything, and understand everything, you will never be a peaceful person.”

– Richard Rohr

Fire in the Sky


October 21, 2015


Crisis! Crisis! Crisis!

So, I stand here tired and stressed and facing the crisis of today and wondering WHAT WILL BE THE CRISIS OF TOMORROW . . . 

Problem with this line of thinking?  

The Lord already had the solution for today’s crisis YESTERDAY and while I’m running ahead fussing about tomorrow, HE’S HOLDING OUT HIS HANDS TO ME WITH THE SOLUTION I NEED RIGHT NOW.  

All I have to do is accept His Gift!

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Not Just Another Dog Tale

October 20, 2015

The dog was shaking and barking when I entered the room then jumped into my waiting arms, suddenly quiet, snuggled close, grew still and rested. Nothing really changed in his circumstances, just his awareness of my presence and my love . . . which changed everything. The Lord is with us . . . His waiting arms reaching . . . Martha L Shaw

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Glimpse of Glory!

October 16, 2015

Are you wondering

How you will get through this day?

Blessings and glory!

Words and Images

Copyright 2003-2015 Martha L Shaw

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Kisses From God

October 15, 2015

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Garden of Memories

October 15, 2015

 me in garden 1963

A pencil mark on the door frame . . .

A scuff mark on the floor . . .

Memories of what was,

And seeds planted

For all that is to come!

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013


October 14, 2015

The white-haired lady

Sitting quietly in her rocker on the porch

In solitary joy

Sported a wreath of flowers on her head,

Reminder of another day and time.

As she turned the pages

Of her life,

She smiled.

She was not alone.

By Martha L Shaw ©10-14-2015





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