June 23, 2018
The Ballad of Unity
Dedicated to Mother Emanual A.M.E. Church
When I stand alone
I cannot hear the music
but when instead I hold your hand
the lyrical voices of freedom, hope, love and peace
make my heart soar!
By Martha L Shaw – © 6–18-2015 Words and Image
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September 12, 2015
To Rick and Katrena
Thoughts of you
make me smile.
Near . . .
far . . .
always in my heart!
By Martha L Shaw ©9-12-2015
December 30, 2014
Dedicated to my dear Mother, Barbara Shaw,
who died just a few months ago
after many years of poor health and dementia.
Dedicated, as well, to caregivers everywhere.
They say the eyes are
Mirrors of the soul,
And I really do believe
That this is true.
For, when I look into yours,
Though sometimes conflict
And pain look back,
Jesus looks back at me as well.
I see Him holding you so close,
Loving you so much,
And I hope that my eyes
Reflect Him back to you.
By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 12-30-2014
September 21, 2013
A dear lady from my church died unexpectedly this past week. I just came from her funeral. She was only 53 years old. When she was born the doctors had to break it to her parents that her health was poor and that “this baby is going to die.” She did not die.
At the age of 14 when most of us are trying to figure out if we are adults or still children, she was having open-heart surgery. “going to die.” She did not.
Today a packed church celebrated the life of this active and hard-working lady. She was a very quiet person. I only ever knew her first name. She sat behind me in church every week.. I never saw her at the meetings I attended, or at coffee hour, yet still she touched my heart. Always a smile, always a hug, always a welcoming nod from this very sweet, very quiet lady. Those who knew her well and spoke of her today revealed just what my heart already knew . . . for they could not speak of her without also speaking of Jesus.
What a tribute to her life that is! What is the miracle of death? Simply this! There is no death! For His followers, Jesus destroyed death! Live on sweet friend! See you in church tomorrow! You will be on the other side and smiling even brighter than before!
August 2, 2013
Heaven’s Happy Tears
Dedicated to Kim and Paul Yecke
on what would be their 27th anniversary
Dewdrops on my roses this morning
Were surely tears from heaven
As all the angels join with us
In celebrating our eternal love.
Yesterday. . . today . . . tomorrow
Blend together in my heart.
For all those years ago
Twas a union so blessed
In this world nor the next
Can ever separate
Our adjoined hearts
By Martha L S-haw – © 8-2-2013
RIP Paul – we will never forget you!