CHOOSE JOY! – IT’S CONTAGEOUS!

January 6, 2017

When I was a child, I loved laying in the grass looking up at the sky . . . I thought of who else, in some distant place, might be sharing it with me.  Birds flew about tweeting and I wondered what they said..  When clouds came in, I thought not of storms but of the interesting shapes . . . “that one looks like a bear!”  Even when it rained, I loved watching the droplets bounce off surfaces looking like tiny mirrors reflecting a world that fascinated me.

GreaterGlory

Clouds over my head

Whisper opportunity

Gentle wisps of change

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015

 

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The Heart Makes A Choice

August 28, 2014

 

The day began with birds singing

A wakeup melody of praise.

I joined them in spirit

With words of my own

Then proceeded on with my day.

Smiling,

I made coffee

And fed my body

As my soul had been,

And smiled still.

There is turmoil all around me

And though I try

I cannot change it all

But I do not have to let it change me.

Sing  . . .

Smile . . .

Praise . .  .

I choose joy.

By Martha L Shaw – © 9-17-2013


The Heart Makes A Choice

September 17, 2013

The day began with birds singing

A wakeup melody of praise.

I joined them in spirit

With words of my own

Then proceeded on with my day.

Smiling,

I made coffee

And fed my body

As my soul had been,

And smiled still.

There is turmoil all around me

And though I try

I cannot change it all

But I do not have to let it change me.

Sing  . . .

Smile . . .

Praise . .  .

I choose joy.

By Martha L Shaw – © 9-17-2013


Which To Choose?

October 25, 2012

Like most of you, my life is full of challenges.  Perhaps you also live with family members who choose to see everything as dark and angry?  Take heart, you do not have to follow suit.  There is another option and it will bless you!

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.   -Swedish proverb –


Seeds, New Beginnings, and Choices

July 22, 2011

Step Forward in Faith

There has never been a time in life when an ending was destined to be only that. The opportunity for a new beginning ALWAYS exists. Take it!  Hope is a choice . . . choose it!  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   – Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

 

 


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