MY TESTIMONY

June 19, 2018

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Soul Kisses From My Savior

You introduced me to my heart

The day that I accepted yours.

I know now that true and lasting  joy

Was never before mine

Until that day I looked into your eyes

And found my very soul

Was looking back at me

In the pure love and grace

I saw reflected there.

You touched my hand

And led me to the place

That I’d been seeking all my life

Without ever knowing what I’d missed.

Suddenly, this secret of our love

Is one that I can no longer keep

To myself

And so I freely share it

Every chance I get.

A most amazing consequence

Is now so clear to me.

For every time I blow a kiss

You blow me two of yours!

by Martha L Shaw ©2012

 

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WE DECEIVE OURSELVES!

June 19, 2018

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Before we judge and

close our doors and hearts to one another,

we need to remember that

our church buildings would be empty of any but

our Triune God

were it not for

we sinners present!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 


A LITANY OF THANKS

June 12, 2018

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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.

Amen

By Martha L Shaw –  ©2014


MISSIONARY ON FOUR LEGS!

June 6, 2018

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The Bible illustrates much that is vital using sheep but I am not a shepherdess; I take care of Scrappy and she loves and cares for me!  A dog’s life is generally simple if she is a pet.  Not unlike perhaps a sheep but I believe dogs know love . . . and I have learned and felt the Love of the Lord through my pet.  The photo here looks like prayer time to me.  Who can say otherwise?  Our God is Mighty and blesses us through ALL creation . . . love is patient, love is kind . . . and sometmes love has fur!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:4

 

 

 


LOVE . . . EXTINCT???

May 25, 2018

Christians, as well as any other “religious” groups I have heard of, are raised with clear values ESPECIALLY love!

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HOW TRAGIC IT IS that our news broadcasts, paper and electronic communication seems CLEARLY to alert us that love has become ARCHAIC!

LET’S WORK TOGETHER AND SAVE LOVE FROM EXTINCTION!

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Blessed and Refreshed

May 22, 2018

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In the earliest moments of morning

While traffic outside is quiet,

The family sleeps,

The dog is still . . .

My stress disappears . . .

It’s just you and me.

I have all I need

And more!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  5-3-2015


YOU RAISE ME UP

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

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