The Coming

February 17, 2017

Sitting here,

I know today is a dark and cold wintry day

But yesterday

It looked and felt like spring!

Only the bare branches betrayed

What the calendar on my wall tells me.

A knowledge of all that is to come

Heals my soul.

By Martha L Shaw   –  © 2014

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Beauty

February 16, 2017

LOVE THIS! MUST READ, Y’ALL!

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Near the slums the train halts .The windows were shut down and she repeated”Excuse me .Will you please describe the stopage?”.


I started”Here is a big farm with streams cutting it.
The fresh water bears scaly tuna and white lotus.The red fishes jostling in the stream and the beautiful transparent water reflects it’s magnificence. The last beams retracing from the ripples and whirlpools is out of the world.

Some boys are playing nearby with the marbles and others with football.
Their smiles are louder than any imaginable expression.

The sun is setting down and does the cool breeze.The falcons and cranes are swinging their tall legs in the crystal water and the Frogs and toads jumping in the ponds.
Some girls are plucking flowers and kneading them to a garland”.

She coughs ,laughs”This was my old dwelling place. Many Old friends still live in these slums. I am happy…

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Let’s Do That!❤☕

February 16, 2017

CHANGE THE WORLD ONE CUPPA AT A TIME!

Tea and Tales

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Tea. My favorite thing. It’s the thing that forces me to slow down and focus. To breathe and be calm.

Sharing tea is a wonderful thing. It’s nice. It’s kind. It brings you closer. Oh the things I’ve heard around the teapot.

Invite someone to share tea with you today. Let’s be nice. Let’s be kind. Yeah, let’s do that!!!❤

xx Patricia

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SEEK, SMILE, GIVE THANKS

February 16, 2017

 

I awakened to clouds

Hindering the sunshine

From lifting my spirits

As I approached the new day.

Stretching,

I sipped morning tea

In my quiet place

Saying nothing.

I heard only

The soft restful breaths

From my pup

Who snuggled close to me

And feared nothing.

I found my heart

And soul awakening finally

Then a bit of morning light

Caught my eye

As a bird called out

To her hungry wee ones.

A duet of fluttering wings

Met fluttering leaves

And the last of the raindrops

Rippled on the ground.

There is always beauty to be found.

New days meet new opportunities.

To find, we must

Seek, smile, and give thanks!

I did.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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FAITH IS THE ANSWER!

February 16, 2017
Those who live always filling time ranting and blaming others will always be unhappy. WHY CHOSE THIS? You only hurt yourselves in doing so. Those you rant about are taking steps to move on with their lives!
 
PRAY! LISTEN! FOLLOW HIM!
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I EXPECT SO!

February 14, 2017

 

Pray with expectation!

He loves us!

He ALWAYS answers!

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Lessons From My Child Self

February 13, 2017

Depending on your faith or denomination, this might not be completely familiar, but ,I was thinking of Mom at church yesterday and recalled her telling me that as a tiny girl she would march around the house holding an upside down broom and pretend to be the crucifer at church.

So, later in the service, as we sung the Doxology and got to the words “praise Him all creatures here below” I remembered myself as a wee one singing the same words with one tiny mistake. I misunderstood and heard them say “preacher” rather than “creature” AND GOT MAD! I decided they were NOT going to tell me only PREACHERS could praise Him. I WAS GOING TO AS WELL!  lol

It should not surprise anyone that both of us have, in our own ways, felt called to forms of ministry from a very young age.

 

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