Prayerful Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

August 28, 2018


Do you ever have trouble sleeping?  I sometimes do.  I never did as a child.  If I close my eyes right now, by day, I can still recall the soft murmuring of Mama and Daddy talking in the other room.  I didn’t always understand what they were saying, but I felt safe and loved and knew everything would be okay and felt their comforting nearness as I drifted off to sleep.   I am not that innocent little girl anymore but whether I am feeling alone or not, my Abba is always near and loving me too!  All I need to do is let go, let Him take care of me, and rest knowing He will never abandon me . . . just like my earthly parents never did. Amen



June 12, 2018


For the Light costumed by darkness,

I thank you, Lord.

For the beauty I know but cannot see,

I thank you, Lord.

For the music I cannot hear yet still I dance

And thank you, Lord.

For your secret healing of my every need,

I thank you, Lord.

For living in this broken human’s heart,

I thank you, Lord.

For using me anyway,

All my love and thanks and praise to you.


By Martha L Shaw –  ©2014


May 19, 2018

Finding Love

I primped and perfected

or so I thought

but felt nothing.

I floated in an ocean of if only

and why not

as the waves grew higher

and brought me down.

You reached out,

you lifted me up,

you loved me.

You saw your beloved

absent of all those doubts

and insecurities.

The waters stilled

and as I looked at my reflection in them

I saw you.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015


Do You Know Him?

April 24, 2012

This link was shared with me by a priest friend of mine and I thought it was great.  Note, it is both audio and video – if you are at work, be aware of this. 

So You Know Him?

Mighty To Save – Hillsong

January 27, 2012

Just because it’s the MOST AMAZING SONG EVER!! 

Click to hear it, see it, sing along! 

Sing if you love Jesus!!!!!!!!!!


King of Kings Friendship Award

January 20, 2012

King of Kings Friendship Award

I am blessed and honored to have been nominated by Anne, to receive the King of Kings Friendship Award.    Thank you so much Anne!  He is indeed my King of Kings and we are the Body of Christ in this world.  Alone we can do little but together as one body in Him, lives can be changed as hearts are won for the Lord! 

I am pleased to nominate the following to receive this award and add that there is no list of requirements associated with it but nominees are welcomed, if you so choose, to offer this blessing to others.  I thank all of you for your good works in sharing His love with me through your friendship and your blogs. 

And my nominees are:

Sadness Into Joy

January 18, 2012

Nehemiah 2:2
”so the king asked me, “Why does your face look so sad when you are not ill? This can be

nothing but sadness of heart.”

I was very much afraid”

I was sad earlier.  I had high hopes for the day and somehow fear set in and with it some disappointment and my heart was sad.  It happens.  We have those moments.  However, they can be moments or we can hold onto them and dwell in them.  I chose not to.  I prefer to dwell in the Lord and He in me.  He turns my sadness into joy.  He just did.  I don’t need to dwell on disappointments.  There will be other opportunities. 

Things do not always go the way we want them to.  It hurts when they don’t  but that turns around when the Lord provides what He has for us because His plan is perfect.  Happiness is temporary.  It requires constant feeding and the craving for it grows bigger and bigger and becomes hard to satisfy. 

Joy is what only the Lord can give.  It comes from being with Him and circumstances and things of this world can’t take it from us.  His joy, like the Holy Spirit goes deep within us and sustains us at all times and in all places. 

Nehemiah 8:10
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”




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