December 1, 2014
The season has changed
And a time of cold has come.
The flowers wither
And dried petals lay on the winter hardened ground.
my heart sees their beauty
And smells their sweet perfume.
I will paint of them here
By Martha L Shaw – © 12-1-2014
November 3, 2013
If we believe in the absolute power and love of God then we must also believe our lives, our joys and our challenges, are in His hands. – Martha L Shaw 11-3-2013
February 19, 2013
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12
Such truth in those words and they speak of our true and created need for one another as the collective body of Christ. We have not seen God but we are created in His image and thus reflect His splendor on one another. If I look in my own mirror, I am far more likely to see what I am not, but when I look at you I see the great I AM.
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
September 25, 2012
Okay, can you relate? You see, when someone says “don’t look now, but” tell me, don’t you look anyway? How about when you have a tooth ache. Do you keep sticking your tongue there to see if it hurts?
Yup, I hate that I do those things. Oh, then there’s the fact that on a gloomy day, it seems I and everyone else wears dismal colors. How about when someone yawns. Don’t you often do it too and you’re NOT EVEN TIRED? So today as I was driving down the road in heavy traffic heading to the school where I teach Creative Writing to some children in an after school program, I noticed a dusty dump truck in front of me and in big bold letters painted across the back was the phrase “Keep on smiling!”
I was suffering from allergy issues. I had other concerns weighing on me. Lots going through my mind and heart, but those concerns didn’t stop me from doing what the sign said. I smiled and since seeing the truck I keep finding my self doing it and even giggling a little. So I was thinking, as Christians we are commissioned to reflect the love of Christ. Do you suppose if enough of us do, it could really and truly catch on as folks on some deep level are drawn to what lies deep within US? Let’s try it! Joy, not because life is easy, but because we are HIS!