February 11, 2019
When The Storm Passes . . .
The threat of a storm lasted long, but now that the storm is over it seems as though it was quite brief. How often do we find this to be true? After it has gone, the beauty in its wake seems brighter than ever before . . .
Here are some photographs taken after other storms have gone. It seems there is a message in their beauty.
29 He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea[a] were hushed. – Psalm 107:29
August 7, 2018
The sun beckons me
a warm hug waiting, calling
ah, you raise me up
By Martha L Shaw ©2015
So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say,
‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'”
1 Samuel 3:9
August 4, 2018
My thoughts just drifted back to my childhood and to how much I loved sitting on the floor at Nana’s feet, feeling unconditional love and listening to her stories, memories, advice, and so much more. Time was meaningless as I knew such love and acceptance and encouragement and lost all sense of time.
How fitting to immediately find this before me! “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” – Jeremiah 33:2-3
Can I have an
August 1, 2018
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114 ESV
“My hiding place” initially seemed like a joke. Sure, before I truly knew the Lord, my life was one big hiding place. Thinking about it now, my new life as a reborn creature reveals so much more yet my hiding place and shield are REAL and always there but seen by me while mystifying others. For example, Let’s look at Daniel in the lion’s den. Pretty vulnerable, no? But the story didn’t end there, did it! The lions walked on still hungry.
Then there’s David . . . young and small and left to defeat Goliath, well – expected to lose the battle against the giant warrior. But who was it that walked away unscathed? The psalmist sure got it right! My hope is in Him – my Lord and my God.
WHERE HE LEADS, I WILL FOLLOW!
July 24, 2018
“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018