July 22, 2014
reflected on puddles in the yard
a break in the clouds
by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014
April 4, 2013
Resting in the rain
And washed in His endless love
soothes body and soul.
Restored, renewed, and prepared
For the coming season’s change.
By Martha L Shaw © 4-4-2013 – Words and images
January 28, 2013
I sit here seeing only ruin around me and being unable to climb out of its vastness and praying somehow His purpose in it will come to fruition. I realize I may not see His purpose but there is peace to be found in knowing He uses all things. As I did a bit of reading just now, this quote came to me:
All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.
– Anonymous –
It seems in life there are times when we, or I, are called to be the compost nourishing the seeds from which tomorrow’s flowers grow. These times can be uncomfortable and even painful, but if it blesses the Lord, it is good.
A new season is coming and the flowers will bloom!
The pieces will all come together. He will see to it.
(quilt is my work)
October 15, 2012
All was bright in life for a time, fragrant, and fresh. Oh, how lovely it was to have those who gazed in my direction say “ahhhhh!” Then, things in life began to droop. My petals . . . where have they gone? At least my leaves are still . . . oh, no! Not my leaves as well?
How odd! Wow, it’s dark . . . day and night are all the same. What is to become of me? Hmmm . . . A new season is coming, someone said . . . I wonder . . .
Hey, something within me is feeling different, new! Maybe it IS a new season approaching . . . it is said that a period of darkness leads to a time when I will bloom anew! It simply takes the Master Gardener’s touch . . .
by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-15-2012