REBORN!

September 26, 2018

My transformation

mosaic of brokenness

reordered by God

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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GIFTS

September 25, 2018

The quitessential artist

sees the sun behind the cloud,

the face beneath the mask

and reveals their splendor

to the world!

By Martha L Shaw ©2018

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The Storm That Wasn’t

September 25, 2018

When I Stray

In the night

I gazed at the light streaked sky

before any raindrops even fell  . . .

Already concerned about damaging winds

which never came my way.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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GO DEEPER

September 24, 2018

To see what is truly opulent

one must look,

not to the obvious,

but to the very soul!

By Martha L Shaw ©2018


Flickering Hope!

September 24, 2018

FOUND

I fell to my knees

In the darkened space

With no sound but my own breath

But still

My soul heard your voice

And by the light of a single candle

I found The Way

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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THANKS FOR NOTHING!????!

September 22, 2018

Come on, y’all – you have shaken your head and thought

“what gives, Lord!” Just like all of us!  Well, He gives!

 

Ephesians 5:19-20

speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

This quote is one I cannot read often enough.  It’s so easy to be thankful when things in my life are just as I wish them to be, but when my plans don’t work out, or my prayers aren’t answered in the way I wish they’d been, I don’t always think to say “praise the Lord anyway” and I KNOW I should.  The quote both reminds and convicts me because God’s plan is always best and when He blesses me by not giving me what I want, what I receive ultimately turns out to be more than I can ever desire or pray for, just as the Bible repeatedly tells us.  So, join me in saying “thanks” even when the answer is “no.”  Thank you Lord for always knowing what’s best for me and for your patience!


finding rest only in God

September 21, 2018

Read this and say “Ahhhh”

Jesus community

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

How long will you assault me?
Would all of you throw me down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
Surely they intend to topple me
from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.

Surely the lowborn are but a breath,

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