April 29, 2017


Your very presence

sweetest perfume to my soul

you are mine always

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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Blessed By Darkness and By Light

April 28, 2017

 God speaks to me 2

If it wasn’t for the storm

Would the dead wood remain standing?

Without its rain,

Would the pond still refresh my thirst?

Would the grass still grow and cushion my footsteps?

Would the garden still feed my body,

Feed my soul?

If it wasn’t for the storm,

Would I still see the sun and feel its warming rays?


By Martha L Shaw – © 2013


April 28, 2017

A voice from the next room called out in a loud voice “I be knackered!” Quite frankly, I was not sure whether to run for cover or to run for covers!

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April 27, 2017

When I was very small  I had a green blanket on my bed.  To anyone but me, it was nothing special at all.  After I had it for a while, it was full of holes, but Mama knew not to replace it.  As I tried to sleep at night, I would suck my fingers on one hand and hold my green blanket with the other, all the while rubbing the fuzz with my fingers.


Poor Mama must have constantly swept my bedroom floor of all the fuzz and my special blanket was surely less warm than it had been . . . to Mama.  Not to me, for my heart was reminded of how much I was loved and how safe I was simply by being wrapped in it.


The blanket was not magic and Mama, though neither she nor I could truly know my heart, left it with me until I outgrew it.  I know now, but not then, that there is just one source for the love I felt and that God is the source. He was also the one who knew my heart then as now.  I am older now and do not need the blanket, but the little girl I was  still lives inside me and she STILL  feels blanketed in Abba’s love.



April 26, 2017

When you plant the seeds of love

the roots grow strong,

those roots go deep,

and the plant reseeds itself

throughout the garden

and beyond!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017





April 25, 2017

Sing For God

April 25, 2017

Unashamed of Jesus

But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalms 59:16 NASB

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April 25, 2017

At The Crossroads


With my heart pounding

I face the dark passageway

And must make a choice . . .

Shall I retreat filled with dread

Or seek opportunity?

I shall

follow you

one step at a time.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


April 23, 2017

I was on an avid search for peace!

I turned every stone,

and opened each door!

After miles of running, running, calling out,

I simply had to stop and rest.

It was then I found it!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017 Words  and image

A Day at the Beach 2



April 22, 2017

Despite their fragility,

in body and on branch,

the birds sang on

in delicate harmony.

Thunder and lightening,

driving wind and rain

did not change their spirit!

We have much to learn from them!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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