Dance of Joy

March 10, 2019

The gleaming sunrays

just like silly little elves

scamper in the breeze!

By Martha L Shaw © 2015


“Are We There Yet?” Quote of the Day For Friday

February 1, 2013

Is it time to look at things in a new way?  This quote may change your life!


Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

– Matsuo Basho


January 15, 2013


To the heart that wants to sing, 

there will ALWAYS be a song!


Words and images by Martha L Shaw Copyright   2007-2013

tall trees at sunset

Mepkin 2007 029



up close color



Refocused and Renewed – A Poem

November 15, 2012


The rain is still falling

And it’s been dark all day.

Now, night has come

And the house is quiet . . .

As I settle down for rest,

I hear the music!

Each drop of water plays its own note

As it slips from the sky

And joins in the puddle dance.

Lifting the blinds, I look out

And find that the darkness is not complete

For the moon light

Reflects in each tiny dancing droplet

And all is a glitter!

I hid from the darkness I thought was there

And all along I was missing out

On taking joy in the amazing brightness!

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-15-2012

Seeking Joy – A Verse For Sunday

October 21, 2012

“I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”” Psalm 40:8 NLT

Jesus Has Been Trying To Tell Us!

August 29, 2012

You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.  – Cornel West –


Our amazing and loving Lord has been trying to write this message on our hearts since He walked this earth in human form and He still is trying to urge, to teach, to command us to love.


He came!

He loved!

He served!


If you have picked up a newspaper, turned on the television or radio, or simply walked down any street whether far or near, you cannot deny that we have failed in this . . . it is not “they” who have failed.  It is not an undefined “those who walk in darkness” who need to hear this message . . . it is each and every one of us.  Regardless of the denomination of the “church” you belong to, you know that we are the body of Christ and that the ultimate message is love yet all too often the message we focus on is one of being judge.  God is the judge.  We are not.  Want to change the world?  Reflect His love!






Love Defined

August 23, 2012


There are so many who say “I love you” and sadly it sometimes seems we’ve lost our definition of the word as we speak it yet still turn against the Lord and one-another.  So, I was seeking a definition for it and this quote begged to be shared:

“When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalm 94:18-19 NIV


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