Overlooked Blessings!

February 29, 2016


I shall LEAP for joy

in thanksgiving

for all the amazing sunrises

I have somehow overlooked!

By Martha L Shaw © 2-29-2016

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Devotionals For People Who WANT MORE!

February 29, 2012

Okay, today is decision day.  It is.  I kid you not.

So, what decision . . .

Did I propose to a man?  No, but it’s tempting . . .

Did i win an election?  No, but given who is running, maybe you’d like me to?

So, what decision you ask?

Okay, the decision is that I’m going to write a book of devotionals.  The Lord’s been nudging me and I’ve been giving Him the “I’m listening” but actions speak louder than words, sorry. 

I have felt like “I can’t make money doing that . . . ”

None of those editors want someone like me . . .

I can’t self publish . . .

Mainstream publishers aren’t all that interested in Jesus . . .

How can this possibly work?????

Okay, He gave me skills to write, but someone needs to read the manuscript!!!!!!

Know what?  God is God and Martha is Martha.  So, I am going to do this and if He wants y’all to buy one, He’ll take care of it.  Mine will be different.

How different? 

For one thing, no dates . . .

that way if it’s 2-29, you’ll have one to read a

nd if you get caught up in life and slack off, no guilt laden reminder when you see that your bookmark is still in mid-February and tomorrow’s March. 

If you, like me, have days when you need a little light “kiss” from Jesus to remind you that you can get through the day 0r the morning, or the next 60 minutes, there’ll be a little reflection of Christ and His love in your purse where you can slip to it and find a wee kiss waiting . . .

Yup, that’s it.  I”m doing this . . . and as our dear friend Bob said the other day when he was sharing Wendy’s healing and discovering a call from the Lord in his heart, “If He wants me to do this, I”m not going to let lack of finances and confidence stop me from doing His will.”  Nope, I”m not either, Bob. 

So, stay tuned, keep praying for me, and watch for updates . . . and make room on your nightstand! 



Leap Day

February 29, 2012

Okay, this post is about another sort of leaping and not about how many days appear on the calendar this month.  The word leap appears many times in the Bible and I was curious to view some of the verses . . . this one caught my eye and tugged at my soul:

For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
2 Samuel 22:29-31

Who among us has not felt surrounded by enemy forces against us or penned in by high walls which keep us from being happy, successful, at peace . . . yet regardless of walls whether real or imagined, and walls often constructed by our own human weakness, He brings us joy and peace and strength.  Our faith in the Lord enables us to not just climb over those walls, but to knock them down.  In Christ we are truly set free! 

And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Acts 3:7-9


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