Come on, y’all – you have shaken your head and thought
“what gives, Lord!” Just like all of us! Well, He gives!
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This quote is one I cannot read often enough. It’s so easy to be thankful when things in my life are just as I wish them to be, but when my plans don’t work out, or my prayers aren’t answered in the way I wish they’d been, I don’t always think to say “praise the Lord anyway” and I KNOW I should. The quote both reminds and convicts me because God’s plan is always best and when He blesses me by not giving me what I want, what I receive ultimately turns out to be more than I can ever desire or pray for, just as the Bible repeatedly tells us. So, join me in saying “thanks” even when the answer is “no.” Thank you Lord for always knowing what’s best for me and for your patience!
Sometimes . . .
You have to listen really closely
To hear the music in the silence.
But, once you hear it,
Your heart will never forget its voice.
It Began Like Every Other Day . . . But Then
A simple peasant girl
To a question
Which surely shocked her
And the world was changed
By Martha L Shaw – ©2013
If the rose
Knew only its thorns
Would it still be sweet?
By Martha L Shaw ©8-24-2015
Words and Image
What is that glow
which lies beyond the gate?
Two steps away,
Dare I enter?
by Martha L Shaw – © 7-23-2014
The troubles in life are not the struggles themselves. They are the false notion of separation we feel. The Lord recently reminded me that nothing can separate me from His love. NOTHING. Romans 8:38 – Martha L Shaw
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, Romans 8:38