YOU Decide!

September 24, 2016

I Have Decided!

I just read the words “hope is a way of seeing.” In a physical sense, how I see may seem beyond my control yet it is not. My heart soul, and mind are involved. I can look out my window and see untidy landscaping I am unable to change or I can look up at branches of leaves swaying in the September mild breeze, at the blue sky, the absence of clouds, and feel blessed. My choice!

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YESTERDAY’S GONE!

September 23, 2016

Why do we persist

in holding so tightly

to yesterday?

Whether good or not,

it is recorded but closed to change!

To waste time

and energy

on yesterday,

to create a burden of tomorrow .. .

STOP!

The Divine is in the here and now!

Embrace  it!

 

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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MONEY CANNOT BUY . . .

September 23, 2016

Generosity

fresh flowers from the garden

a gift of the heart

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY OOPS!

September 22, 2016

Opportunities come!  JUMP for them!

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At times, you’ll land like this, but see that smile?

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SEASON CHANGES – NEW LIFE BEGINS!

September 22, 2016

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Remember what was,

be thankful for what is,

have joyful anticipation of what is to come!

By Martha L Shaw ©2016


GOT IT ALL TOGETHER?

September 21, 2016

I find myself thinking of what a gift my brokenness can be

if I have given my all to the Lord.

Not only

does His Light shine through the cracks,

but oh the mosaic He creates

with all our bits and pieces!

                                                                            By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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STYLISH, ME?

September 21, 2016

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[  Matt 22:39

There are so many sources for defining “stylish” for us and yet I see a world defined more by insecurity.  It may seem odd to some, but the verse from Matthew immediately came to mind as I considered this.  Does the length of my hair, my nails, or my nose define either my style or my ability to receive and share love?

It is no accident that the verse places equal  importance on loving our neighbors and self love!  I do not believe we can serve the Lord and reflect Him to others if we do not love all whom God created and this includes ourselves.  Obeying the verse above supersedes any suggestion or definition of “stylish” we are urged to reflect!

 REFLECT HIM! REFLECT LOVE!

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