Six Word Friday – Wave

March 1, 2013
Mepkin Abbey - SC - - Copyright 7-1-2007 Martha L Shaw

Mepkin Abbey – SC – – Copyright 7-1-2007 Martha L Shaw


Cleansed by waves of living water!


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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beyond

January 18, 2013


What Lies Beyond?

The path is long.

It has been rough

And I’ve stumbled so many times,

But still . . .

The trees often parted

And in the open space,

Blue sky and sunshine was revealed,

And gave me hope to rise up,

To dust off,

To take a deep breath,

To look beyond the ordinary,

To take another step,

Then another . . .

To climb the steep slope,

To slip,

Then to keep on climbing,

For beyond lies . . .


By Martha L Shaw © 1-18-2013


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

November 30, 2012

Reflecting on the glory of God . . .

Copyright – 11-30-2012 by Martha L Shaw

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Jesus and Tolstoy on Contentment

July 29, 2011

South Carolina's Mepkin Abbey


The great writer Leo Tolstoy once wrote that “ If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”   As I considered that quote, two things came to me.  First of all the only source of perfection I know of, as a Christian, is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – the Trinity.  Jesus, in becoming God Incarnate, and thus totally human on earth, gave His life that we might be forgiven and have eternal life.  He didn’t die on the cross that we might settle for good enough, nor did He die so that we could be merely  content.  He did so in order that we might HAVE IT ALL!  That being said, you are correct Mr. Tolstoy.  However, if we look to the one who is perfect, we don’t have to settle for mere contentment!

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