FROM CHANGE COME UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS

January 7, 2019

How blue is the sky

and how bright the sun!

Winter’s warm smile

brings unexpected joy

on this mid-season day!

Tomorrow’s cold air

won’t be so biting

after this early taste of Spring!

I complain?  NOT!

For the four seasons bless me;

each in a new and unique way.

I bask in the opportunities

each one brings!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

 

 

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TRUST AND FOLLOW

November 1, 2018

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I embarked along the path

I was directed to take.

Assuming it would be short . . . .

Assuming clear weather . . .

Assuming a warm climate . . .

But these were brief and fleeting at best.

The path was mostly unpaved,

Slippery and full of fallen trees.

I stumbled and skinned my knees.

I was cold.

The only sound I heard was my own breathing

And the call of wild beasts of prey!

Oh, when would I . . .

No!

Ouch!

Why?

Will I ever?

At some point I turned around a bend

And there it was!

My destination,

For a time anyway,

Had been reached!

I sighed at the glow of the sun

And felt its rays.

I wonder . . .

Could it have been there all along

Waiting for me to look up?

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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A JOYFUL SERVANT

August 20, 2018

Sometimes . . .

You have to listen really closely

To hear the music in the silence.

But, once you hear it,

Your heart will never forget its voice.

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TRUTH WHISPERS

August 3, 2018

Faith does not mean

doubt will not try to tempt us!

It means we will press on

as the Holy Spirit leads us.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 

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EMPTY HANDS

August 1, 2018

I heard you call out to me

and it made me smile

while I cried out in return.

At first my head was heavy

not knowing what was said

but somehow my heart knew

and was lifted up,

larger than before

and spilling over with love,

more than enough to share.

It is good.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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HE IS ALL I NEED

June 14, 2018

HE CAME TO MY DOOR AND KNOCKED!

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I am called to soar

Broken wings cannot stop me

He enables me

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017


WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE SMILING!

June 11, 2018

My soul is raining!

Stubborn sun, why must you shine?

Tears refresh the joy.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2017

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