A GIFT OF HOPE

January 23, 2019

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DON’T TURN DOWN SUCH A GIFT!

January 23, 2019

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James 1:5 ESV

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YOUR CHOICE . . . SULK OR SOAR

January 22, 2019

She stood in the corner alone and sad

and looking at the crowd, she wished she could join them

but did not.

People asked the band. . . .

“Oh, please play this!”

Still, she stayed in her corner thinking

“I don’t like this music!”

Did it NOT occur to her

to ask,

to seek,

to knock?

By Martha L Shaw ©2019

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[ Ask, and It Will Be Given ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8 ESV

 


HOPE CAN ALWAYS BE FOUND!

January 22, 2019

Among Weeds and Thorns

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When the garden is filled with weeds

Yet one stubborn flower

Finds the strength to grow,

Am I to frown

Because it is the only one?

Is it not a very welcomed blessing?

Surely its beauty

Nourishes my hungry soul

Giving me the strength

To tackle the overgrowth

Of opposition

Not unlike the single

Blooming rose

Basking in the midst

Of thorns;

Hope

Of a coming new season!

By Martha L Shaw ©2013

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Thank you!

January 19, 2019

A single rose bloomed on a cold winter’s day! 

I knew it was from You! –

By Martha L Shaw – ©2019

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Quote for a GREAT DAY!

January 19, 2019


LIFE IS ASTONISHING!

January 18, 2019

I just bought a new devotionals book on praise so perhaps this is why my interpretation of the following quote made me think of my life as a Christian.  It is encouraging regardless of our individual interpretations.  Enjoy!

Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.

– Mary Oliver –

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