August 24, 2017

When I was a child I never hesitated to run to my Daddy when I needed him, whether I had skinned my knee,was scared by a bug,you name it. I never stopped to wonder if I was a good enough girl, was my problem big enough … I knew his love was more than big enough no matter what I did or didn’t do.  GOD WANTS US TO RUN INTO HIS ARMS THAT SAME WAY!


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August 16, 2017

If we know the truth of the following words and that they apply to each of us created in His image, AS WE ARE, why must the hate continue to defeat love? Where is peace?

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well. -Psalm 139:14




May 4, 2016

There is often little I can do

but I am loved by the one who can.


He knows my heart.

The gift He holds for me

is beyond all I could ever hope for!

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2016

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Tears of Joy

October 7, 2015

If you look very closely

At the raindrop

Resting on a blade of grass,

You just might discover

The sun’s return reflected there!

By Martha L Shaw ©10-7-2015


Let’s Dance!

June 3, 2015


I saw the others in the room

dancing to a tune I could not hear.

I stood aside,

I watched and sighed.



They seemed to share a joy

I didn’t know.

They seemed to know a love

I didn’t feel.

I waited in lonely silence.

Then, I could wait no more.

With awkward steps

I left my hiding place

And followed.

At first my steps

Were slow and few

But then it happened!

I began to hear the music, too!

The more I danced,

The less I considered my shaky feet

For I had found something else.

I discovered joy!

By Martha L Shaw – © 6-25-2014

Mom Passed . . . But . . .

February 3, 2015

I have been devoting much time to going through my late mother’s things.  She was the last of my family of blood relations, at least those know of and it has been nearly a year.  Cleaning out the trappings of a life when someone’s gone is so difficult. What to keep, what to sell, what to throw away . . . when your heart aches for one more minute of holding a hand, listening to their breathing in sleep . . . all the little annoyances become treasure when someone’s gone. But, putting away the bits and pieces of this life really makes us richer because it stirs up the memories and love we share and makes them grow firmly planted in our soul . . . for our loved one is not really gone at all.

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The Singing Heart

January 30, 2015

The sun is shining

on old dusty memories

while the birds sing praise

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-30-2015 Words and picture

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What God NEVER Said

January 29, 2015


“It has been a loooooooooooooong and hectic day.  I will get to that outpouring of grace tomorrow!”


January 26, 2015

Like a hurricane

challenges have rocked my world

Son . . . relieved, restored!

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-26-2015

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His Plan

January 20, 2015

Don’t be discouraged . . . people say that all the time and the Bible repeats it over and over and still I am temped to respond rudely when I hear it!  (and sometimes give in to the urge 😦

Today, He wanted me to finally sew for a special someone.  My response?  “But my bad shoulder and my tremors . . . ”  He persisted.  I am not so fast . . . He said it’s not a race.

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Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Indeed He has a plan and it might sound impossible but He enables those He calls.  Today He assured me I could still sew.  Tomorrow?  I will find out when I get there.  He will speak softly to my heart and hold my hand.

Dedicated to Adam  . . . today’s special someone!  

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