God’s Fuzzy Little Helper . . .

July 27, 2019

Could it truly be an accident

that God spelled backward

becomes dog?

Though animals are frequent in the Bible,

I do not recall my Scrappy . . . or your Sadie.

But,

though God’s love is not questioned,

the sweet faced,

soft eared,

warm tongued critter

and her unquestionable love and kisses

have nursed many a heartbrake.

Thank you Lord!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

 

Image may contain: dog and indoor

Image may contain: dog and indoor


WELCOME GUEST!

March 29, 2019

KNOCKING AT MY DOOR

DOOR

Sunshine after rain

you were standing at my door

you refresh my soul

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

 


MOST TREASURED GIFT – FAITH

June 26, 2017

A distant rumble

cannot darken my delight

in nature’s beauty

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015  Words and Image

Lily

When I got my first home, knowing nothing of gardening, I was amazed when the neglected yard suddenly come spring had lilies in bloom!  When I relocated some years later filled with hopes and dreams, I also faced many unexpected challenges. I still do. Come spring though, I was again surprised by lilies!  I still know nothing about gardening, but I know my Savior’s redeeming love.  I saw it that day in the lilies He gave to me! The lilies bloomed again today – an ever living reminder of His love!


In His Image

May 10, 2017

In the quiet

I felt your arms around me.

I smiled.

I sighed.

I knew your breath,

So close to me,

Was filling my lungs

And giving me strength

To grow . . . to go on.

I was in you.

You were in me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2014

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JESUS WEPT- SO CAN WE

July 28, 2016

Cry

Tears are like refreshing rain

Restoring the parched land of the soul

And welcoming new life.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015


FOREVER MINE

July 12, 2016

COME


More Than Enough!

October 16, 2014
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”  
Psalm 119:81-83

Are you seeking  the Lord’s promise, His comfort?  I am.   Comfort presents a soothing image like this perhaps:

bedroom comfort

 The sun is streaming through my bedroom window, the sounds of birds are singing and children at play outside while rushing off to school  .  . . the afghans, quilts, pillows and things I’ve created provide comfort.  I am, at this moment designing something of that sort to provide comfort to someone I love.  I know my gift will be appreciated.

Still, it will not be quite enough.  We cannot, in our humanness, provide “enough.”  As I read what the Psalmist writes “when will you comfort me” I am convicted.  For, like him I know the Lord’s promises, know they are real, know they are mine, and know they bring me more than enough  . . . as only He can.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1-3 My heart is troubled.  But I am working on that because He loves me.  Just as the throw I design and make for the one I love will provide warmth and comfort, so then will the Lord provide in much greater ways than my love can do.  So, I will stitch, I will pray, I will listen, and I will wait.  I already know how my story ends, for He already won for me the victory!  

Six Word Saturday

November 30, 2013

Quiet, sunny, cool enough for snuggling . . . 

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Looking For His Comfort

October 17, 2013
 
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”  
Psalm 119:81-83

Are you seeking  the Lord’s promise, His comfort?  I am.   Comfort presents a soothing image like this perhaps:

bedroom comfort

 The sun streaming through my bedroom window, the sounds of birds singing and children at play outside .  . . the afghans, quilts, pillows and things I’ve created do provide comfort.  I am, at this moment designing something of that sort to provide comfort to someone I love.  I know my gift will be appreciated.

Still, it will not be quite enough.  We cannot, in our humanness, provide “enough.”  As I read what the Psalmist writes “when will you comfort me” I am convicted.  For, like him I know the Lord’s promises, know they are real, know they are mine, and know they bring me more than enough  . . . as only He can.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1-3 My heart is troubled.  But I am working on that because He loves me.  Just as the throw I design and make for the one I love will provide warmth and comfort, so then will the Lord provide in much greater ways than my love can do.  So, I will stitch, I will pray, I will listen, and I will wait.  I already know how my story ends, for He already won for me the victory!  

 


Friday Quote On Comfort

October 19, 2012

It is refreshing to see upbeat and positive words spoken on the differences among us.  We were given different gifts by the same giver.  This was God’s design and it is perfect!

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.

– Ani DiFranco –


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