and The Sound Of Your Voice!

April 1, 2019


I awakened early,

and all seemed still asleep.

A cup of tea,

a wicker chair,

a sunporch just for me. . .

but I was not alone,

you, too, were there.

I hungered for your music,

heard when we’re alone.

You never disappoint!

I sipped and listened to the gentle breeze

the creaking of the porch door,

the singing of a bird high in the tree.

Soon I heard the tinkling of tiny tear drops

of moving water in the rivulet nearby

and they mirrored myown

tears of thankfulness and joy.

Soon the day would grow busy

and the gentle sounds of your gifts,

your voice,

would be lost in the confusion

and distress.

But in the din I will close my eyes

for just a moment

so that once more

I can hear your music.

It is well.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2018

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Love Notes

March 23, 2016

When I truly listen with my heart,

all the noise surrounding me

is suddenly masked by a whisper!

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February 8, 2016

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What Do YOU SEE?

February 5, 2016


Six Word Saturday!

August 30, 2014

Rising Sun!

Day’s Begun!

Praising Jesus!




Morning Inspiration

June 20, 2014

Meditate on this:

James 1:6
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.



Point To Ponder . . .

December 6, 2013

Can we truly love others if we do not also love ourselves?


“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”

Leviticus 19:17-19 

Stillness of the Soul

June 4, 2012

There are many things in life that fall into the category of “can’t afford” in the present economy . . . my own and our nation’s.  There is, though, one thing I cannot afford NOT to have and in my personal opinion, nor can you afford to miss out on it in your day.  Quiet time. 

I know, you’re busy.  Most of us are although people typically judge “us” as idle and “themselves” as overworked, especially when “fools” like me say “quiet time is essential.” Sorry, but it is.  Even if you can only take a minute, TAKE IT. 

A minute isn’t much, but on the other hand, when you’re waiting for that morning cup of coffee, that minute is long.  When you await that important phone call, a minute can last forever.  When it’s almost time to go home, eat lunch, kiss the one who’s been serving in the military for months . . .  that minute before “it” finally happens is LONG. 


So, start small and take that minute.  Maybe, you’ll find you can steal a few in your day at random times.  Does your mind wander in quiet times? Don’t stress, just breath . . . reel it back in . . . listen to your soul . . . seek to hear His voice . . . you will come to hear it. 

A minute of letting go of everything and just simply “being” will make all the “stuff” in your day go better.  You will accomplish more.  You will focus better.  You will find peace . . .

Prayer unfolds in the stillness of the soul.

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