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


Quote of the Day On Forgiveness

April 7, 2013

Forgive another and I’m set free!  Really?  It’s true and this quote expresses it so well!


When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself.

– Lewis B. Smedes, in ‘Forgive and Forget’ -

Nailed – A Holy Week Acrostic Poem

March 26, 2013


No sin left unforgiven

At the last day

If you but ask.

Let Him fill you with His grace . . .

Eternal life Him.

Do you love me?” I do.

By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013

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Love and Forgiveness – A Poem and Prayer

February 28, 2013


Forgive me Lord . . .

For the many times I’ve been so caught up

in the new problems of the day

that I never even thanked you,

nor even at first noticed

the answered prayers of yesterday.

I am truly thankful for your love,

Your patience,

Your provision,

And your constant presence.

Teach me to reflect your love in my suffering

Just as you did when you suffered

So much more than I can ever comprehend

Out of your immeasurable love for me.  Amen

By Martha L Shaw – © 2-28-2013


Ashes. An Acrostic Poem For Lent

February 13, 2013

An ashen heap,

So full of memories burned and gone

However, not truly forgotten, but then:

Enter upon the scene Jesus Christ

Sin forgiven as ashes swept away and treasure redefined!


By Martha L Shaw – ©2-13-2013


A Hard Lesson To Learn

December 6, 2012

I have come to know that this quote is true.  I will admit it was a difficult one to grasp but whether what I needed to forgive was from long ago and between myself and someone long gone from my life or more recent, I must say that holding the lack of forgiveness in my heart truly did cause the wound to become larger and more infected yet releasing this wound and forgiving resulted in immediate healing in me.  Please pray on this.  Forgiveness is life-giving!  Forgiving is an amazing gift to give yourself!  Release it to Jesus who died for all of us!

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There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. – Alan Paton -


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