Hope in Him

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

For you.

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-1-2014

jesus hugs


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

Quote of the Day – Image

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 us1 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.

“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

Love Defined

December 27, 2012

Digital Camera

First the manger

Digital Camera

Then the cross

I Just COULDN’T Help Myself!

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!

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