SILENT AND BREATHLESS!

December 16, 2017

The service was coming to a close…

all was dark and silent;

but for the glow of a single candle,

much like the star on that special night.

Darkness soon changed to a joyous glow

as we all shared in the light!

Each hand held a lit candle

and each heart held the best gift of all . ..

an invitation to eternal life!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2017

 

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THIS IS HE!

December 15, 2017

Recieving three gifts,

born in meager surroundings,

came our infant King!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2017

 

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NOT JUST AN ORDINARY DAY!

December 8, 2017

It Began Like Every Other Day . . . But Then

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A simple peasant girl

Answered yes

To a question

Which surely shocked her

And the world was changed

Forever.

Thanks, Mary.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2013


LOOK UP FOR THE ANSWER!

December 14, 2016

Why do we make Christmas such a conundrum when all we need to do is open our hearts and follow His lead?

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“He Asked her WHAT?”

December 7, 2016

How Crazy . . .

Jesus

A simple peasant girl

Answered yes

To a question

Which surely shocked her

And the world was forever changed!

Thanks, Mary.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2013

 

 

 

 

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CELEBRATE

November 28, 2016

Brighter than the rest!

adornment for a king’s crown?

celebrate His birth!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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HIS MOTHER KNEW

November 26, 2016

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Becoming

Soft lips touch my finger.

Teeth grip my knuckle.

Smiling eyes . . .

New tooth coming!

Marked by love.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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SEASON OF WONDER

November 25, 2016

 

As we approach the season of joy and wonder, I find myself gazing at the babe but seeing something more . . .

Was That The Tree?

Gazing at my picture book,

one which someone cast aside,

I spied a picture of a tree . . .

the “Holy Land” the title said,

though surely nothing there

remains from Jesus’ day  . . . .

nothing but perhaps that tree

believed to be perhaps

a remainder of a time long past

but burned into the heart and soul

within me.

If this tree could talk,

would it tell of a man who leaned against it,

one who smiled,

one who loved,

one who willingly died for me?

Could it have been a limb

from that very tree

on which the deed was done?

 

by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 11-26-2012

 


Happy 6th Day of Christmas

December 30, 2014

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We are halfway into the Christmas season and the magi should, at this point, likewise be halfway to the Babe . . . that being said . . . if we take our custom of celebrating literally,  then Jesus and His earthly parents spent 12 days (at least) living in the stable/cave with animals and dung . . . and His life was going to grow much more difficult than this and ALL FOR EACH ONE OF US.

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It Doesn’t Have To Be!

December 3, 2013

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When my new sweater didn’t fit properly, I was quick to return it for the right one.  When the new gallon of milk didn’t smell fresh, I quickly brought it back for another.  It never occurred to me in either case to decide that, though not as they should be, they were good enough.  Why then do I accept a life that is only “good enough” when it doesn’t fit?  Why do I settle for okay?

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE

We were created for greatness.  We were made in the image of God.  Greatness is in our DNA.  As we begin Advent and a new year and with it another new opportunity to regroup, to reevaluate, and to re-create ourselves, let’s look beyond society’s expectations and  limitations.  Let’s turn inward.  Let’s look to our hearts, our souls, and our dreams.  Don’t settle.  You were made for MUCH MORE than that.  Be truly realistic!   Our God is AMAZING and through Him we can be as well!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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