Girl, you have me singing after a rough night. ANYBODY NEED ENCOURAGEMENT?
What is “His Encouragement?”
Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week. By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group of blogging friends in order to offer you a weekly devotional which will be posted every Thursday. We are calling the series, “His Encouragement.”
It is my prayer that these words of encouragement inspired by scripture will help to carry you through the rest of your week My prayer is that this weekly series will be a much needed reminder that God loves you.
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.
5 Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads…
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That joy and wonder . . . take hold of it . . . such a gift
Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Contemporary Poetry and Prose Poems
Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Love Looks Pretty on You by Lang Leav
Friends, I am pleased to announce that poetry is making a comeback! In recent years there has been a distinct upsurge in the interest of poetry by both readers and publishers. Lang Leav, international bestselling novelist and poet, is one of the voices of this movement.
Previously, it was an accepted fact that poetry simply didn’t sell. In modern times, people prefer novels and other works of prose. I have heard it lamented by my friends and other literary critics that poetry has fallen by the wayside. They bemoan the fact that “no one reads poetry anymore.”
Leav’s groundbreaking success, as well as the success of other…
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I heard the sweet sound of a bird
calling out from a high branch.
he didn’t give up.
He showed no anger.
He listened . . .
he called again.
He enjoyed his perch,
then called again
and waited some more.
He performed daily tasks while waiting.
The cycle repeated.
the right time came
and he got the Word .. .
He sang with such joy!
Love is patient.
Love never fails!
Love is eternal.
By Martha L Shaw – ©2017
The house is quiet.
It is early morning
And the moon is handing the reins to the sun.
The illusion of darkness fades
As the breath of a new day
Fills my heart and soul.
“Good Morning” Hope seems to say.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2016