March 31, 2017

Passport to ETERNAL LIFE!

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May I introduce you?

Refreshed – Haiku

March 31, 2017

Gently falling rain

Whispers of love to my soul

Spring’s living water

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015


all of me

March 31, 2017

Love this!

Quote for 3/31/2017

March 31, 2017


Jeffrey H. King's Blog

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:5-6NKJV

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March 28, 2017

I LOVE this! So simply profound and so true. Sadly, we do not always let Him!


March 28, 2017

Cool air of morning

quickly warming – sun rises

blossoming of Spring

By Martha L Shaw © 2017

   We change and grow with the season, on our journey . . .

big yeller













March 28, 2017

. . . because life was not meant to be just black and white!

 Our individuality was meant for blessing, not distressing!


A Day at the Beach

By Martha L Shaw © 2015




March 27, 2017


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 © 2015 Words and Image


March 25, 2017

Sprung! – A Haiku

Frosted palm  branches

Spring giggles excitedly

winter’s slow retreat

By Martha L Shaw © 2015


palm tree


March 25, 2017

Okay, it is difficult to find a Bible translation with the above book in it, but stay with me!

whit cookies

One of my favorite things to do is bake for folks.  My late Mother did also and so it stirs up happy memories, so when I began to have some limiting physical challenges as she had, I could not do exactly what I used to do.  This was the stage at which Mom gave up.  So, my reaction?

  • What?  I cannot bake?
  • It was fun!
  • People were happy!
  • Dang, what good am I?

For a while I wished I could do what I “lost”and pouted!  That blessed nobody!  Eventually, the Lord spoke louder and got my attention.   He gave me a heart and mind and I gave up too soon!  If I was meant to accomplish something, He would provide a way!  So, when He said “make a different cookie!”  I realized if I had quit sulking, I might have gotten a lot  more baking done a lot sooner.

This isn’t really about cookies, though the story is true.

When the road turns in a new direction, the trip isn’t over yet!  His plan is ALWAYS best.  There have been loads of surprise road blocks in my life, but when I FOLLOWED HIM, what He planned was SOOO MUCH BETTER than mine!  Can I get an AMEN?


White chocolate chip cookies

1 cake mix (I used butter pecan)

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla

choc chips of your choice (I did not measure)

Mix well and bake at 375 for about 9 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet, pay attention as time may vary.  Should be light brown on bottom and will be very soft until cooled!  I made mine just under golf ball sized. Smaller will need less time and ovens vary!

Laugh!  I always have a few cake mixes, when they are on sale, and dislike cake generally.  VERY handy for baking all sorts of non-cake treats in a hurry!  As for cake, I prefer my ice cream solo!















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