February 3, 2013
Since I already teased you with photographs of my first ever homemade bagels, I will now tease you with my first ever homemade pizza bagels from yesterday’s adventure:
Superbowl snacking, watching the game, writing, ah, Sunday night peace and restful fun. Feeling blessed.
January 15, 2013
To the heart that wants to sing,
there will ALWAYS be a song!
Words and images by Martha L Shaw Copyright 2007-2013
December 21, 2012
What does surprise really mean? Thinking about it, I know that I’ve enjoyed a “surprise” from when I was very young. Thinking about it further, I suddenly realized that in some ways the words change and surprise are not all that different. One merely has come to receive a more positive response and the other a more negative one, not unlike weeds versus wild flowers. An odd bit of greenery grew in my yard not long after I moved here. I nearly sprayed it with weed killer. I’m glad I didn’t because this beauty surprised me one morning soon after I considered spraying:
Changes . . . surprises . . . weeds . . . wild flowers . . . when we approach life with an open heart, the surprise, the greatest surprise of all, is the joy which erupts from deep within the soul! This is a season for the celebration of the greatest surprise of all. The birth of a baby who was also a King. He came to earth to suffer for our redemption. Wow, think of being a peasant girl asked to give Him birth! As your rip the paper and bows from packages this coming week, consider the real surprise and joy the day celebrates!
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December 19, 2012
Sometimes God blesses us hugely and when that small voice in our soul says “quick, look!” we aren’t listening and oh what we miss! I was impatiently waiting for Mom as we were a few minutes later than I wanted to be in leaving for church this evening. I looked up just in time to see the last bits of an amazing sunset. She stepped out a minute later and it was gone. If she’d been on time, I’d have missed this: