January 23, 2016

The Stranger’s Cat


Glancing outside my window

and across the street,

I see a tired home

in near darkness.

I wonder who lives there

for I have never seem

your face

oh neighbor of mine.

I wonder if you are happy

or sad,

tall or short.

I know you have love in your heart,

for I have met your cat.

I see the garage door

is always left open . . .

not much,

but just enough for my furry friend

to pass in and out.

I’d like to someday meet

the one who loves my furry friend.

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright – 1-30-2013


Tanka Midday Uplift

January 21, 2016

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist



sometimes you just have to trust

and are rewarded.

Feel the warmth of Jesus’ smile

and a bad day becomes good!

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 1-31-2013

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You Are The Potter

January 20, 2016

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

Sometimes I just need to call out to Abba and He is always there when I do . . . and when I do not.  He knows my every need.  How amazing is that love?

Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

John 14:1
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me

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Are You Lost?

January 19, 2016

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

When you are lost in the wilderness, you have two choices. You can focus on how many trees there are and so close together  that they are blocking most of the sun light . . . . or you can focus on the Light that breaks through and know that you are being provided with direction . . . and follow that path.

John 1:5

 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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Defining Passion

January 19, 2016

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist


I quake in your presence

All the day long,

though I feel no fear.

You fill me



And spirit,

Yet I hunger for more of you.

Awake . .  .  asleep,

In darkness or  light

Your face I see,

But my quest for you is,

In this world,

Without end.

Love transcends the veil.

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-30-2014

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January 14, 2016

There’s a painting on my wall,

my life with all its flws.

Yet when I viewed it in the frame,

its beauty made me pause.

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-12-2016


The Tide Comes In

January 14, 2016

When your heart smiles,

hope rises.

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-12-2016DSC01400.jpg

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