YOU CANNOT HIDE

October 22, 2018

No matter how hard a lemon

may try to disguise itself as an apple,

The Gardener will know the truth.

Sprinkling sugar on the surface

will not make sweet that which is not.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

 

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WE DECEIVE OURSELVES!

June 19, 2018

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Before we judge and

close our doors and hearts to one another,

we need to remember that

our church buildings would be empty of any but

our Triune God

were it not for

we sinners present!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 


FLAWED

May 16, 2017

Why do we have no qualms about missing worship,

yet are so very quick to make the false claim that our prayers go unheard?

Thankfully, we are loved and forgiven!  – Martha LShaw


AS THE RAIN PASSES BY

April 20, 2017

A HAIKU ON FORGIVENESS

The clouds break apart

dampened grass between my toes

Ah, new beginnings

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015

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FILLED WITH YOU

October 21, 2016

Direction – A Poem From My Soul

Your love fills my soul

And your peace

Is like nothing I could imagine.

Yet,

This morning I woke with a start,

I stopped to think

And stumbled off the path.

My fear frozen heart beat too fast

And my mind drew me

In another direction

But not a good one.

I breathed deeply,

I called out to you,

And you showed me the map

Leading me back to you.

The peace in my soul

Softly comforted me.

I smiled

Ready for a new day

Filled with wonder,

Filled with you.

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 10-30-12


DOES IT REALLY MATTER? NO!

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.

Suddenly,

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,

always.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

bread of life

 

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

 

 

 


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