April 11, 2019

I closed my eyes,

listened to the music,

and knew it came from You!

My drab day brightened

as the gray mist washed away

by the waves of color

drifted about my heart and soul.

Anxiety was quickly forgotten.

Hope’s brightness easily replaced it

like a love song . . .

while violyn kissed piano

and my soul drifted joyfully

in a dance that will never end.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019





June 6, 2018



February 14, 2017


Pray with expectation!

He loves us!

He ALWAYS answers!


Refreshment For A Friday Bible Verse

September 7, 2012

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. (John 14:18)


God Is Crazy About You!

September 6, 2012

He is, my friends.  He is totally crazy about each one of us.  What prompted me to say this, I must admit, is that I got an email which was intended to sell me a product and that was the subject line.  I admit, I wasn’t in a position to make a purchase financially so I deleted the ad, but I was still blessed by the reminder.  He uses everything for out good – even marketing slogans.  That being said, I admit that some days the hurdles in my life seem like mountains I’m neither able to get over or around.  Do you have days like that?  Happily, my faith and His love restore me and so this doesn’t become a permanent and fatal thing . . . so, as I write this I admit I’ve just had a procedure done to help heal an eye problem and am about to rest my eye but I saw a quote I really had to share and so I give you a bit of wisdom from Emerson:

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

We know that with God all things are possible, but this quote says it in such a visible way.  Sometimes I feel like a small acorn . . . that, however, does not have to be a drawback.  The Lord has a purpose for each of us and we only have to let go and let Him.  Blessings, y’all.





September 5, 2012

Once again I have been blessed to have one of my devotionals published on Richie and Kathy Castaldo’s Cry of Worship Ministries site.  Check out my devotional and the many other great resources this site and ministry offers to bless you!  Link:


Welcome Wednesday Bible Quote

September 5, 2012


Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

Emily Dickinson and Eternal Life

September 1, 2012

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson

I have always dearly loved poetry and Dickinson is one of my favorites.  This quote is a delightful reminder to me that through Jesus Christ we are blessed with eternal life!  Death no longer has the sting it did before He won for us the victory through His great love for us.  As His followers we know that love truly is immortal!  Those we miss in our daily lives truly are not gone from us anymore than Christ Himself.  They live on in our hearts through the love we share.  On our darkest day, we still have light, hope, love, and companionship through our beloved Lord Jesus Christ!  Let yourself feel the love!


You Are Being Watched!

August 29, 2012

Loving Heart – A Quote For Sunday

August 19, 2012

Okay, this is a quote for all times and all places, but how fitting that I should find it on Sunday morning between church services! 

Break bread with me?

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.  – Charles Dickens –

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