The Heart – A Max Lucado Quote

October 2, 2013

“When God hears your heart, does He not hear the still-beating heart of His Son?  The Christian is a person in whom Christ is happening.”

– Max Lucado –

heart hands

You Make Me Feel . . .

May 13, 2013

It’s Monday.  Life is full of Mondays.  I notice the blue shirt you’re wearing and note that it is a great shade of blue.  You haven’t said a word to me yet and I cannot read your heart from your facial expression.  As you approach me, I smile and wonder what’s up.

Tomorrow, next week, next year, twenty years from now . . .  I will not remember the shirt or the fact that it was Monday.  I will not even remember exactly what you say to me.  What will I remember?

I will remember how you made me feel.  That is what will make a lasting impression on me.  It will linger . . . stay with me.  I won’t dwell on it, but the truth is, it really will lurk in a space inside me for a long time.  It might change my day or my life.


Something to consider before we speak to one another.  Words have power to take life or to give it.  You decide . . .

Eyes of the Heart Quote!

February 25, 2013

Wow, this is so true.  We have all read this sort of message in the Bible, sang of it in praise songs, etc., but I wonder as I think of some of the decisions and false judgments I have made whether “hearing it” requires a bit more thought.


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery –

Good Morning, Lord!

February 15, 2013


I awakened early,

Snuggled deep into my soft pillow

And wrapped warmly in my quilt

I pretended it was still time for sleep.

As I lay cozy in my bed

You whispered lovingly to me

And I sighed, smiled, and whispered back.

Gazing lovingly,

I felt your arms holding me close

As you filled my heart with you

And I realized it was there

That I would forever stay,

Waking, sleeping,

It matters not

As long as you’re with me.


The wake-up melody sounded

High in the sky

On distant branches of the tall tree

Outside my window

And I realize the sun was opening

Its sleepy eyes,

And so did I.

Listening to the sweet songbirds

I added my praise to theirs

As together we faced the day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2-15-2013

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


Quote of the Day – His Love

February 11, 2013

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5


Superbowl Five Sentence Story

February 3, 2013

A Patriots fan cheering for the 49ers for fun, but not entirely pationately STILL wants them to win.  I, said fan, am enjoying my solitary party and treats as much as the commercials and game itself.  While it is only halftime just now as I consider these things, one thing comes to mind.  I already know what special memory will remain with me when this game is done.  Surely that can only be the blessing of hearing children from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT singing as the game was about to begin . . . wow.

Tricubica – Of The Heart: A Poetry Challenge

January 1, 2013

Well of heart:

Grace . . . favor,



by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 1-1-2013

Care to play along:  Check out Caddo’s blog or Betty’s . . . or both and learn of this “tricubica” poetry form!  Three lines, three syllables!

Quote That’ll Make You Stop and Think!

December 8, 2012

From Joyce Meyer:

“You can always hear somebody’s heart if you listen.”

Six Word Friday – Sound

November 16, 2012

Love links two hearts without sound

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-16-2012

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