His Fix-It Shop For the Heart – A Tanka

March 30, 2019


It is pouring rain.

Here I sit in hope not felt

Yet I still believe.

I have not placed my fingers

In the holes . . . yet He filled mine.


By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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Do Not Split the UMC: Stay & Fight with Me

March 29, 2019

Bless you, Becky, for facing challenges and serving the Lord as He seeked! My denomination and others have and do face these painful situations. Love-listen-pray!

Rev. Rebecca Writes

Why one visually impaired, brown, clergywoman is staying- and why you should as well.

Sometimes, it takes low vision to help the church have new vision.

Right now, there is a lot of talk about splitting the United Methodist Church. A significant number of people on either side of the theological divide are talking about leaving and making new forms of Methodism.

I hear the arguments on both sides, and I am sorry for all the pain and the hurt that has been caused by both groups.

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Let’s Change These Statistics  

One of the biggest statements that I’m hearing from both sides is that people feel hurt, misunderstood, and unwanted.

Friends, I’m sorry to say it, but the church has made me feel hurt, misunderstood, and unwanted for almost my entire life. If we want to talk about problems in the United Methodist Church, let’s talk about the…

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March 29, 2019



Sunshine after rain

you were standing at my door

you refresh my soul

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016



March 27, 2019

“ALL of my senses listen, see, and appreciate the love of God in His amazing gifts such as these and so many more!! ” –Martha Shaw




“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story” – Linda Hogan –



March 26, 2019

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 25, 2019

A lovely late spring day

promises a bit of refreshment

from sniffing and sneezing.

As I smile with unspoken joy

reflecting heavenward

from my appreciative smile

I feel a gentle breeze tickle me!

I find that a leaf laden branch from my tree

happily waves its many new leaves to its Maker

as it shares my joy

and springs into new life!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

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March 23, 2019


March 23, 2019

Royal Orchestra – Haiku

Ah, morning breezes

leaves sway to your melody

sunrays dance along
By Martha L Shaw – © 2015


Blessed are those . . .

March 22, 2019

who may not see but believe!

Got to share this quote because the truth in it must be shared.

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise

of ordinary people living ordinary lives

– Tracy Chapman –

Speaking plainly, I must say that if you’ve not seen angels, you are just now looking closely enough.  The Lord sends them to each of us all the time.  Trust and believe.  You are loved.

For he will
command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

Psalm 91:10-12


March 19, 2019

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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