NAILS – An Acrostic

March 13, 2019

Never had a tree so touched my heart.

Acorns, bark, leaves to rake.

It was so ordinary, almost invisible.

Lent’s reminder of my Savior’s love – His blood. . . 

Somehow the tree wasn’t just a tree anymore.

By Martha L Shaw © 2015


April 3, 2017

Treasure Hunt

We search high and low,

seeing everything

and finding nothing.

Frowning becomes moaning

as we steal the joy from other hearts

and toss it away in disgust.

The challenge will never be met

lest we realize the Truth.

What we seek is already within us!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015

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March 31, 2017

Passport to ETERNAL LIFE!

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May I introduce you?


March 26, 2016



I can STILL hear His footsteps as He dragged the heavy, rough cross along a seemingly  endless path . . . sweat and blood dripping . . .  knowing what was to come . . .and He did it for me.


March 22, 2016

You paid the price,

believing I was worth it.

Thank you!



Nestled close to you

In the shelter of your wings

I finally know

The true meaning of freedom!

By Martha L Shaw © 3-23-2015


March 19, 2016

and loved me enough to do it ANYWAY . ..


Thank you!

Then AND Now

March 18, 2016

We cry hosanna

with palm branches and smiles,

yet all the while

you know . . .

and love us anyway!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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It Really WAS A GOOD Friday!

March 30, 2013

I can remember as a child and as a not so youngster wondering why in heaven’s name did they call it Good Friday?  They killed my Jesus?  That’s SOOOO not good.

That being said, the child grew up and learned some things . . . but along with the incredible gift of eternal life won for us by Christ’s death FOR US, I am just realizing that this year (unlike several Good Fridays in the last few years) it truly was a good one.  I felt His love, joy, and peace SO PROFOUNDLY and experienced relief from physical challenges, emotional heaviness, and so many of the “but how can I” situations which are best surrendered to Him in the first place!

I was with people I love, was sharing Him, and was seeing the Light in such wonderful ways.  I hope and pray that as this Holy Week comes to a close and the blessing of Easter is upon us tomorrow, that you all feel profoundly blessed on that day and in the days to come!

Six Word Saturday

March 30, 2013


Eagerly anticipating my risen Lord’s return!


Gethsemane Revisited

March 26, 2013

What was it like in the garden that day? What was the weather? Was it seasonable? Were there people about Gethsemane? Did they have any idea of what was to come to pass? Were there dark clouds in the sky as though a storm was brewing? Was there an odd stillness in the air? Did they catch their breath in an uneasy sense of “something just doesn’t feel right?” Without radio, television, newspapers, computers and the like, how much was known of what was planned? There was no water cooler down the hallway where “everything important” was shared among those who clustered and whispered there . . . were there children wandering about happily playing? Was it a pretty day with blue skies and sunshine and a gentle breeze? What was in the minds of those who were there?


What was in the minds of Jesus sleepy companions that night? Were they confused? Did they anticipate that “something” was up? When Jesus awakened them and spoke to them “can you not watch and pray with me for an hour” did they have any inkling of something life changing that was to come in just a few short hours? Was it a dreadful night or a beautiful one? Did they sleep well or toss and turn, their souls in an uncertain and undefined distress? Did they think their world was coming to an end? Did they know their friend and Savior was about to die to save them and grant them eternal life with Him? Did they think it was “just another day?”

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