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


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



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