FROM CHANGE COME UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS

January 7, 2019

How blue is the sky

and how bright the sun!

Winter’s warm smile

brings unexpected joy

on this mid-season day!

Tomorrow’s cold air

won’t be so biting

after this early taste of Spring!

I complain?  NOT!

For the four seasons bless me;

each in a new and unique way.

I bask in the opportunities

each one brings!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

 

 

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Warmth In Winter

January 3, 2019

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Though it’s still winter,

with you always in my heart

I celebrate spring!

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2016


TEACH US, LORD

October 31, 2018

You created us as unique creatures with a purpose.  Sadly, instead of giving yoou glory for this and learning from one another, we listen to the evil one and behave wickedly!  Help us to reflect Your love and behave as one mutually supportive body in you as you intended and please forgive us for our failings, In Jesus’ holy name.  Amen

 

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UNWRAPPED

October 6, 2018

Ah,

the lovely Autumn leaves

clothe my tree

in loveliness!

Suddenly,

barren branches for a time.

Sigh . . .

As the dry, now colorless leaves

await raking

and burning

I scratch my head

and wonder why such beauty

contained for a season

in those deciduous leaves

had to fall??

Then,

I am reminded!

Like that tree,

I too have seasons

for which God has a plan!

As the leaves fall,

new ones

will come along in due season

with more strength

and beauty than before!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

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ANSWERING AN AGE OLD QUESTION!

September 21, 2018

Happiness

is not a goal;

it is a by-product.

 

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IF HE LEADS YOU TO IT . . .

July 24, 2018

 

 

HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT!

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“You can never cross the ocean

until you have the courage

to lose sight of the shore”

― Christopher Columbus

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By Martha L Shaw ©2015

 

 


HE DID NOT CREATE US WITH LABELS

June 29, 2018

Unlabeled

The happy little dandelion

growing in the field

smiled toward heaven

all the while.

No one ever said

“you’re just a weed”

so he had no doubt

that he was loved.

Perhaps

there is a lesson

here for me?

by Martha L Shaw © 2015

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WE ARE BORN WITH OPEN MINDS  AND LOVING HEARTS.

LET’S REMEMBER HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS!

 


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