Prayerful Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

September 6, 2018

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Morning Calling

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


Sitting At Your Feet

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.

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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


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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.













July 24, 2018

Matthew 10:29-31

“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.


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By Martha L Shaw – © 2018


July 6, 2018


Sacred music plays

Yet others fail to listen

Oh my soul dances

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words remain forever.

Matthew 24:35


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June 16, 2018


The Lord does not want us to run from Him in fear!  To the contrary, He desires a personal relationship with us and for us to turn to Him with everything.  We are to share the good, the bad, our BIG needs and little concerns, our joys and sorrows!  My daddy was like that.  He was my first experience of what Abba truly meant. 

  • God’s love, His grace, is a glorious free gift! 

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“He is like a father to us,

tender and sympathetic to those who reverence him.” 

Psalm 103:13 TLB

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As I lay awake on the stormy night

Wondering if sleep would come . . .

And concerned as to what

The storm might bring

A wee bit of light

Shined in the distance.

It caught my attention

Though my fear hung on

For just a moment,

For it was then that I heard the music

Of several tiny birds

Fearing nothing

And singing with thanks and hope!

Suddenly so was I!

A new day had come!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018






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