My Beloved

March 29, 2015

A palm branch welcome

A donkey ride, “hosanna!!”

enroute to the tree

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015



March 26, 2015

Crucifixion is the prelude to RESURRECTION. We know this as Lent draws us into Palm Sunday and Holy Week but do we realize it is not just His story but ours IF we are alive in Him? Do we realize what a gift our own pain is? We may not know every point in our continuing journey, nor are we to be concerned with this, but we know our ultimate destination!



March 16, 2015

Was it really a year ago that I lost you?  My heart is  broken in two because I rejoice that your pain is over and you are with our Lord, but I miss you so much . . . the sun is still shining but I need the warmth of your embrace one more one more time Mama . . .

baby me with ma and dad

No Longer Spinning In Circles

March 9, 2015


The Gardener

He prepared the soil,

pulled the weeds,

gave the seed

all it needed.

“It is good” He said.

Does the flower know it’s beautiful?

By Martha L Shaw © 3-9-2015

I wonder if we realize, deep within us, that the Lord intends us to love ourselves? Be with that. Do you? Do you really? Do you, instead, focus on societal or familial expectations or false beliefs? Do I . . . can I love the one theLord intended me to be whether or not friends approve of my choices? Is not His will alone my top priority? Can I accept or truly reflect His love if I do not love myself? I believe our society can negatively affect our priorities but I also believe living in Him surpasses all else, if we listen and follow. He’s got this.

I Know His Love

March 8, 2015

Little bee,

thinking for sure that his life had no purpose,

came upon a simple blossom.

Drawn by its fragrance,


everything changed

and the ripples grew to circles,

bigger and bigger!

The world,

for countless generations,

became sweeter

and ablaze with beauty.

By Martha L Shaw © 3-8-2015

Around The Corner

February 27, 2015

The path,

this sacred journey,

is filled with sharp turns .. .

corners around which we cannot see,

but oh, the beauty He has placed there

just waiting for us!

Keep moving forward

with Him!

By Martha L Shaw © 2-27-2015  Words and Pictures

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

He Restores My Soul

February 27, 2015


By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015

By Martha L Shaw © 2-24-2015


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