You NEVER Leave Me – or Give Up On Me

October 1, 2016

Direction – A Poem From My Soul

Your love fills my soul

And your peace

Is like nothing I could imagine.


This morning I woke with a start,

I stopped to think

And stumbled off the path.

My fear-frozen heart beat too fast

And my mind drew me

In another direction

But not a good one.

I breathed deeply,

I called out to you,

And you showed me the map

Leading me back to you.

The peace in my soul

Softly comforted me.

I smiled

Ready for a new day

Filled with wonder,

Filled with you.

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 2012


September 29, 2016


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We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. – Martin Luther King Jr


September 28, 2016

The sky is so large

Yet we often see just clouds

He gave so much more

By Martha L Shaw ©2016


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September 28, 2016

Daily Bread . . .

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The Scent of Distraction

“There’s nothing I can do . . . “

Counting out cups of flour.

“How can I fix this mess I’m in . . . “

Measuring the salt,

Adding sugar.

“I’ve got nothing left . . . “

Sprinkling the yeast.

“It’s hopeless . . . “

Pounding the dough.

“I’m tired of feeling so . . . “

Noticing the scent filling the room.

“When will I ever . . . “

Absently placing the luscious loaves

On the counter.

“Hmmm . . .

Maybe a small slice . . .”

A little bit of butter  . . .

“Here, have one.  I made extra.”


Bread for today

He has plans for tomorrow . . .

“now, where was I?”

Off track

but now thankful!

By Martha L Shaw –© 2013-2016


September 27, 2016

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He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

– Albert Einstein –


September 27, 2016

The phrase “know your place” CAN be greatly encouraging!  Many of us living in this world spend time and energy being so discouraged, but take heart!

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If you are still this side of the veil, you are UNFINISHED!  God  is with you and has great plans for you!  Talk to HIM!


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. . . or YOU EITHER!

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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