My bread dough rises like the sun
Hearts unguarded sharing His love!
Uplifted arms – spirits soar!
Gathering of His flock.
Sing, dance, and rejoice!
By Martha L Shaw – © 12-9-2013
As I drove down the street
The blue sky smiled brightly
As the October sunshine laughed happily
But the sound of my own thoughts
Stole my attention
As I wondered how to fix . . .
What to do about . . .
And nothing seemed to make sense.
I opened the window
And as the cool autumn air took hold of me
My thoughts were blown away
For a time
And I heard the plaintive cry of a lonely bird
Soon joined by another
And when this trio sang as one
Mourning time had ceased.
In its place?
By Martha L Shaw – © 10-1-2013
You stood beside me,
Squeezed my hand,
It was enough.
By Martha L Shaw – ©9-15-2013
I posted this on Facebook, but feel nudged to share it here as well, so . . .
Is your wallet filled with cards of all sorts? It seems to me we are a society which is constantly “signing up” and yet, while we were created to be “community” rather than just individuals, I wonder if any of us . . . for all our signing up, actually truly show up? Do we live up? Do we give up? Does the one with the most little cards in his or her wallet win a prize? I think it’s time to WAKE UP. Problem is, we can’t do that alone. It takes a community. When we achieve THAT then things will finally be looking up.
I believe that one of the most special gifts Jesus desires to give to His sons and daughters is the ability, if we so choose, to see another person using not our own but HIS heart.
Will you let Him give this gift to you?
She stooped to pick up a shell
And held it to her ear.
Though the tide was out
And the waves seemed small and far,
She found joy in the soft warm sand
And the imagined sound of the ocean.
As she strolled along quietly
Suddenly she heard it!
The tide was changing
And the majesty became so clear!
Rejoicing as the gentle droplets,
Displayed such power!
She held onto her board
And rode the wave
By Martha L Shaw – © 7-16-2013