July 3, 2017

Fueled By . . .


Peace and passion

Do not travel hand in hand

All growth,

Perhaps even life itself

Comes to a halt.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

take wing

NOPE! Sure was NOT Me!

June 12, 2017

I have a friend who wakes up all aglow and usually singing.  My late Mom often woke up singing church hymns.  Me?  Clear the way!  I need my coffee, shower, and quiet-time!  Yes,  I sometimes awaken in song, but not too often.  Not today.


How we feel does not need to rule the day.  Hope is within us

freedom thoughts

.  Pray with me . . .


I give my all to you and

ask that you enable me

to reflect your joy and hope

on this day and always. Amen


In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1


May 19, 2017

Day three . . . will the rain EVER stop?

My mood was falling like the steady drops of rain

So I stepped outside.

I looked up at the clouds

Intending to share

a piece of my mind!


The cooling, cleansing drops had their way

And I laughed

Then pounced in the nearest puddle!

I was young again!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


Tears of Joy

May 6, 2017

I sit at the water’s edge

hearing the music of the droplets

tumbling over the rocks at the shore . . .

sounds of strength and hope.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2015

rocky shore


March 27, 2017


my other office

A lack luster morning

Holding me back

From being all I can be

And doing all I can do

Instantly made better by throwing open the drapes

And letting in the Son!

By Martha L Shaw © 2015 Words and Image

Haiku Horizons prompt “late”

January 3, 2017



Rain drops gently fall

It is neither late nor light

Their music feeds me

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017





ATTITUDE- Your Choice!

November 10, 2016

There were plenty of dark clouds,

but I was distracted by the stars!

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

Image result for clouds and stars

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