Keep Holding On

September 1, 2017

Hope in my pain . . .

It’s like sunshine in the rain.

I can’t see it.

I can’t feel it,

Yet I know its nearness

And that alone propels me.

I move forward

With You.

By Martha L Shaw © 2016

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I DON’T ADMIRE YOU. . .

July 5, 2017

It’s true.

Admire?

I admire the way you comb your hair,

and the way you mow my lawn.

YOU mean more than what YOU DO;

yes, even what you do for me!

YOU are my neighbor . . . friend . . . brother . . . sister.

You?  I LOVE!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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WHAT SPARKS YOUR FLAME?

July 3, 2017

Fueled By . . .

If

Peace and passion

Do not travel hand in hand

All growth,

Perhaps even life itself

Comes to a halt.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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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

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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!


HAS SHE GOT ROCKS IN HER HEAD?

June 15, 2017

Rock On – Compassion Redefined!

How do you define compassionate living?  It just may be broader

than you have considered . . .

Our sense of community

and compassionate intelligence must be extended to all life forms, plants, animals, rocks, rivers, and human beings. This is the story of our past and it will be

the story of our future.

– Terry Tempest Williams –


NOPE! Sure was NOT Me!

June 12, 2017

I have a friend who wakes up all aglow and usually singing.  My late Mom often woke up singing church hymns.  Me?  Clear the way!  I need my coffee, shower, and quiet-time!  Yes,  I sometimes awaken in song, but not too often.  Not today.

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How we feel does not need to rule the day.  Hope is within us

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.  Pray with me . . .

Lord,

I give my all to you and

ask that you enable me

to reflect your joy and hope

on this day and always. Amen

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In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1


THAT’S FOR THE BIRDS!

June 10, 2017

Whether the day is sunny or stormy,

the birds in my yard sing anyway.

There is quite a revelation in this!

Praise always –  praise anyway – Martha L Shaw

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