July 20, 2016
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!”
By Martha L Shaw – © 2016
‘ . . . 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!
October 21, 2015
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
April 25, 2015
The clouds break apart
dampened grass between my toes
Ah, new beginnings
By Martha L Shaw – © 4-15-2015
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?
Thoughts of forgiveness
Appeared in the midst of
Sin’s glare . . .
A lily among the tangled growth.
By Martha L Shaw –© 7-29-2013 Words and image
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’ –