A SIP AND A PRAYER

April 23, 2019

Ah, morning breezes

leaves sway to your melody

sunrays dance along

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015

PATH IN THE WOODS

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MY CUP RUNNETH OVER

July 19, 2016

 

A FEAST FOR THE SOUL

CAN BE DEFINED IN SO MANY WAYS

 


Six Word Saturday

January 19, 2013

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The healthiest diet?  A Eucharistic Feast!

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“Come As You Are”

November 6, 2012

 

I quietly entered the room,

Knowing you’d be there.

You invited me to sit . . .

To be comfortable,

And I sat down on the wooden bench

In the back,

Near the door . . .

“No,” you said.

“Come sit here”

And you invited me to the table

In the most beautiful, sacred space

Reserved for those you want

To be close to . . .

“Wow,” I thought

And hesitated,

But you asked again

And were so welcoming.

It was lit by candle light,

And refreshment was served

From the finest vessels . . .

And set with the best linen.

I sat at the table,

Feeling at once in awe

And special.

You smiled lovingly and said

“you are special, my dear one.”

I gave you my heart.

You filled mine

With your eternal love.

 

By Martha L Shaw – copyright  11-5-2012


Saint of the Day – February 25

February 25, 2012

Today is the feast day of St Walpurga, and English missionary.  It is said that she traveled with her brothers and uncle and evangelized among the Germans.   She was a nun at the monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm which had been founded by her own brother and upon his death she succeeded him as the abbess.


Saint of the Day – January 23

January 23, 2012

Today, January 23rd is the feast day of Marianne of Molokai.  Mother Marianne devoted her live to serving the lepers in Hawaii.  When we think of lepers most of us think of times when Jesus walked the earth in human form, but it still exists even today.  Mother Marianne was born in 1838 and in Germany but she and her family came to the US when she was just two years old. 

Mother Marianne’s fine example of Christian love by reaching out to those whom society shuns reminds us of Jesus’ command to love one another as “I have loved you.”


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