sometimes

January 5, 2019

Ah, the Living Word!

Poems From Psalms And Nature

sometimes
it is enough
to simply hold
one of my
well-worn Bibles
and thank God
and then reread
a Psalm I’ve read
more times than
I know and still
discover something
new

From my archives

Ellen Grace Olinger

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LOVE AND KISSES!

January 5, 2019

Luther Burbank: “Flowers always make people better,happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”

I like this quote because it states something I have come to believe but in a different way. I believe that God created flowers solely for the purpose of making us smile, feel warm,and know that we are loved. They represent God’s kisses to me. 


Warmth In Winter

January 3, 2019

snow

Though it’s still winter,

with you always in my heart

I celebrate spring!

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2016


WITHOUT EVEN A DRUM . . .

January 2, 2019

Christmas and other special holidays send us into such a tailspin! 

  • We spend money we don’t have
  • load up on food we don’t need or want
  • we lose sleep
  • we are never satisfied with our results
  • nothing seems ever enough
  • we’re anxious for it to be over

The gift . . . the best gift . . . the only one that truly touches hearts and changes lives . . . did not and cannot be tucked in a box.  It can be given, be shared, it never runs out, is never the wrong size or color, it doesn’t make you fat nor require words.

It was and is and always will be LOVE.

We can share it daily!

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

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SURRENDER AND FOLLOW

January 2, 2019

Clouds over my head

Whisper opportunity

Gentle wisps of change

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015

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FAITH MEETS HOPE

January 1, 2019

The Strength of Tenderness

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The ground is hard beneath my feet,

The air so sharp.

Still I travel

Where you lead

Hoping for a sign.

Stopping for a moment’s rest,

I discover hope’s gentle face

And sweet scent

Beckoning me on.

I smile,

Then rested and restored,

I travel on.

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-16-2015

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NEW YEAR – NEW BLESSINGS

December 29, 2018

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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