January 16, 2017

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Oh, the search, so far and wide
For changing leaves or changing tide.
A mansion on a hill so high,
Or sleeping bag beneath the sky?
The road, so long with many lanes . . .     
At times by foot but oft by planes.
Will my journey ever end?
Or, will another cloud descend?
Then, looking in your eyes I knew,
And every doubt suddenly flew!
For home is not a place apart,
But somewhere deep within the heart.
By Martha L Shaw ©2014




January 14, 2017

Open your heart to faith

and pray with hope


You will be amazed

at the previously unseen miracles

Love has richly showered you with,

which you have taken for granted.

It is never to late to bow down,

to say thanks,

to share the good news.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 26:7-9




January 12, 2017

Light Ministry Blog


My children are spread

throughout multitudes of others.

Can you see their faith?

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Blessings From The Compost Heap

January 11, 2017

I sit here seeing only ruin around me and being unable to climb out of its vastness and praying somehow His purpose in it will come to fruition.   I realize I may not see His purpose but there is peace to be found in knowing He uses all things.  As I did a bit of reading just now, this quote came to me:

All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.

– Anonymous –

It seems in life there are times when we, or I, are called to be the compost nourishing the seeds from which tomorrow’s flowers grow.  These times can be uncomfortable and even painful, but if it blesses the Lord, it is good.

A new season is coming and the flowers will bloom!


The pieces will all come together.  He will see to it.

(quilt is my work)

Awakened – A Haiku

January 10, 2017

So long I feared thorns

Sadly to then miss the rose

Nestled in their midst

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015



January 9, 2017

Defining Passion


I quake in your presence

All the day long,

though I feel no fear.

You fill me



And spirit,

Yet I hunger for more of you.

Awake . .  .  asleep,

In darkness or  light

Your face I see,

But my quest for you is,

In this world,

Without end.

Love transcends the veil.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2014


January 8, 2017

The Way You Love Me

As I hold your hand

And we take our morning walk

My heart leaps within me.

My desire becomes less and less

Of what the future holds.

As long as you hold my hand

Tomorrow and other tomorrows

Matter not.

I am basking in today!

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-14-2015


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