December 8, 2017

It Began Like Every Other Day . . . But Then


A simple peasant girl

Answered yes

To a question

Which surely shocked her

And the world was changed


Thanks, Mary.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2013

I Am Certain!

December 19, 2012

Life is full of uncertainty.  Surely, you agree?  We can focus on that and likely discover that our focus accomplishes little but make us physically ill and all the more stressed by the ver uncertainty we spent so much time on, or . . .


We can redirect.  One thing we are able to hold close and be infinitely certain of?  The love of Christ.  In this time as we prepare to celebrate the life changing birth of a new baby who would be our King of Kings, let’s try to reflect the certainty we have in Him.

Forgetting the CHRIST in CHRISTmas?

December 3, 2012

It seems to me not a day goes by without my hearing of someone bemoaning the “religious” aspects of Christmas.


I do not deny having enjoyed stockings hung, red elves and reindeer, and Christmas trees and such.  Presents or gifts are fun.  However, at the heart of the celebration and surely the most intimate and precious part is the birth of Christ.  Yet, it seems a growing number seek to celebrate CHRISTmas with Him.  We all love celebrating and perhaps we don’t all choose to celebrate the same events, so why turn Christmas into Christmas?


So, I did a little checking and with just a few clicks came up with at least 52 “holidays” in the US alone and I’m sure it’s an incomplete number!  I’m not judging.  I’m happy to celebrate Alice’s first lost tooth, and all sorts of other occasions and appreciate how important they all are but CHRISTmas by its very name is about CHRIST.  Let’s never forget that, please!



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