The Patched Ones…

June 8, 2018

Read this and be blessed!

a cooking pot and twisted tales

Here are the beautiful ones.

Hidden in the shadows of the glittery ones,

many times they’ve been broken,

and unevenly patched by the potter’s hands,

yet their value is priceless.

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This is about us. Many are broken. Many are hurting. Many have forgotten their true worth. Many are clinging to past mistakes and allowing them to dictate their present circumstance. Many hold on to their pain and weave unforgiveness into their soul. They forget to put down their burden at the Masters’ feet not knowing that in the potters’ hands, their broken pieces are gathered, refined and made far better than the original piece. Just like the Japanese practice of golden joinery ‘Kintsugi,’ – when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. No one is ever too broken to be fixed.

Come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden and I…

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June 8, 2018


The Awakening

June 7, 2018

Our earthly life can be frustrating

and our human weakness

is like a blindfold

keeping us from realizing the beauty,

the miracles,

and God’s loving hand

guiding and protectig us always.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018 Words and Painting



June 6, 2018


The Bible illustrates much that is vital using sheep but I am not a shepherdess; I take care of Scrappy and she loves and cares for me!  A dog’s life is generally simple if she is a pet.  Not unlike perhaps a sheep but I believe dogs know love . . . and I have learned and felt the Love of the Lord through my pet.  The photo here looks like prayer time to me.  Who can say otherwise?  Our God is Mighty and blesses us through ALL creation . . . love is patient, love is kind . . . and sometmes love has fur!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:4





June 6, 2018


Barcodes for Indie Authors

June 5, 2018

Meeka's Moving

I’m assuming that any Indies reading this post will have gone through the same frustrations that I did, so I’ll jump straight into the how-to part of the post. Once that’s done, I’ll talk about barcodes in general and discuss why you might want one. Let’s do it!

There are only TWO things you need to create your own, free barcode:

  1. an ISBN for your book
  2. a free online barcode generator

In Canada you can get an ISBN for free. In the US and Australia, you can buy an ISBN from a company called Bowker. The web address for the Australian company is:

Once you have your ISBN, you can go to the following website to use the free, barcode generator [you do not have to register first]:

On the Home page, select ‘Free ISBN-13 Bookland Barcode Generator’ as shown below:

You should now be looking at a…

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June 5, 2018

Branch Out!

If a tree were to resist

shedding her colorful autumn leaves,

when would come spring?

When would come summer?

If we resist change

we cannot question why

we do not grow.

Do not choose death – choose life!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015 Words and Image

tree resized

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