TWELVE LIKE ME?

May 15, 2018

Jesus did NOT seek 12 with pedigrees.

He invited the tired, sweaty, ordinary 12 who said YES 

and taught them how to change the world!

                                             By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 

 

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AUTHENTICITY

April 20, 2018

To repeat another’s words

rather than my own

is the same

as wearing a borrowed hat,

or chasing someone else’s dream.

In order to change the world

for the better

I must be authentic

to do my part.

I am a unique creation of the Most High!

His plan .. . His gifts . . .are best.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2018

 

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The Decision

February 18, 2015

Smile when the sun shines,

Smile when it rains.

How we choose to see the world

Changes everything!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  1-17-2015

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Quote of the Day – Kindness

January 3, 2013

Someone referred to me as kind the other day and my initial reaction was “wow, I thought he loved me.”  Amazing how this world’s misuse of words and acts can change things (he does love me) . . . but this quote says it so well:

Genuine kindness is no ordinary act,

but a gift of rare beauty. 

– Sylvia Rosetti –

 

 


Change The World? It’s Simple . . .

December 16, 2012

Our priest told a great sermon today.  God wants to give us the best.  We need empty hands and we don’t always leap eagerly to relinquishing our hold on our stuff in order for Him to be able to give us what more and better He has.  “It’s simple.”  God will help us . . . we can turn to Him with our fears . . . change . . . it is  scary sometimes, but oh, when we let Him work through us and fill us with His grace . . . we can.  Favorite quote from the sermon?  “Even an acorn can find a way to roll down the street.”  As I read the following quote, the changes God can help us with . . .  the “yes, but what can I do” and the “my small effort . . . will it really matter?”  Those thoughts all came together with a resounding Yes I can make a difference!

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I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go. – Rachel Joy Scott –

Let’s do this, shall we?  Not just for ourselves. . . let’s do it for the children!


Choose To Empower and Bless!

November 21, 2012

Did you ever see a movie and later hear some folks talking about how dreadful it was and quietly think “but, I loved that movie!”  I have.  The Lord’s grace and blessings are all around us and His generous outpouring on us is constant.  We have only to be open to receive. The bad things in life are still near, but He is nearer!  So, which story do you choose to tell?  Which story do you choose to see?  Which story do you choose to live?  Your choice is life changing, for those around you and for you!  Be the positive and empowering “changer for the Lord” in this world, won’t you?

Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize.    – Chimamanda Adichie –


Is Kindness Fashionable? A Tuesday Quote

November 13, 2012

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world.  – Annie Lennox –

When I read this quote I made a face . . . wrinkled up nose, raised eye brows . . .  you get the picture.  Thought “oh, yuck . . . greeting card sentiment.”  Then I got that very familiar nudge to reevaluate.  I did so.

Seems, Jesus made kindness and acceptance His modus operandi and he changed the world.  Why not me?  I can’t really tell you if it by trying to be kind whether I felt it or not changed anyone’s day, but it did change my own.  There just might be something to this .. . .

 

*yes, the greeting card and envelope shown are my own design, original photography, etc.*


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