August 1, 2016

An apology is NOT giving up nor giving in.  It is a statement that the relationship is more important than who was right or who was wrong.



Often, sadly, the bickering continues long after the cause of it is forgotten.  Please don’t let this happen!

God’s Grace

July 20, 2016

We pray

We get wrapped up in our request,

we wonder when the answer will come.


our larder flows with milk and honey.

Our response all too often?

“I asked for a drink of Water!”

He forgives,

He loves,

He provides,


By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

bread of life


‘ . . . land flowing with milk and honey . . . ” Exodus 33





April 5, 2016

I was doing my usual morning things and suddenly in the middle of this, the Lord stopped me with a message He wanted shared.  Maybe it’s for you.  

We all have regrets which hold us  back from all He holds out to us.  A huge one was just placed on my heart.  FORGIVENESS.  It is hard,  but by FAR the hardest one for me to forgive is MYSELF.  He wants me . . . us, to do that.  Receive His peace.  IT IS YOURS!



I Am A Marked Woman!

October 21, 2015

When We Call

Marked As Yours

Your arms stretched out,

“it is finished” is what you said,

But for me it had only just begun.

All those years before my birth,

Your hand print of love

Was already on my soul

And eternal life with you was mine

Before my first breath!

Yours is a love without beginning

And without end!

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-12-2013

Forgiveness – A Haiku

April 25, 2015

The clouds break apart

dampened grass between my toes

Ah, new beginnings

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-15-2015


I’m Forgiven

July 15, 2014

If we truly accepted our own imperfection, I mean TRULY, and lived with gratitude knowing how loved and forgiven we are, surely we would be less judgmental and more accepting, forgiving, and loving of one another?



July 29, 2013


On a day when light is filtered

Through clouds and sudden showers,

I gaze at the neglected garden

And wonder if Eden looked this way

After the fall?

Pondering this,

Thoughts of forgiveness

Appeared in the midst of

Sin’s glare . .  .

A lily among the tangled growth.

Beauty restored.

By Martha L Shaw –© 7-29-2013  Words and image


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