I AM WITH YOU!

April 9, 2019

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My mind was full of noise;

and manufactured worry that would not go away!

So despite my hesitation

I chose to sit a while.

I knew it was a lovely day

but couldn’t take it in.

I worried that I needed to . . .

oh, if only!

YES, BUT . . .Oh, but I can’t!

oh, but everybody else . . .

“Child. . . ”

“CHILD!!!!” still louder,

Seeing noone,

I was certain of trouble,

but then I heard

“I AM!

my gaze was toward the ripples

I simply did not see

as my anxiety grew.

“Child, I AM called you here to spend an hour with me!

Lay aside your worries!  Give them to me!”

I felt His embrace and finaly I knew!

I gazed at the small waves

gently flowing by

and the droplets were like my tears

BUT I DID NOT KNOW I CRIED.

“Now lay those worries down and leave them for me! . . .

Trust them to me, then sit quietly and know the

strength and intimacy of my love for you!

It is living in your heart,

as am I!”

A gente kiss and I closed my eyes

and knew!

He will ALWAYS give me

everything I need!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

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and The Sound Of Your Voice!

April 1, 2019

I HUNGER FOR YOUR MUSIC

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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LISTEN TO HIS VOICE

March 27, 2019

“ALL of my senses listen, see, and appreciate the love of God in His amazing gifts such as these and so many more!! ” –Martha Shaw

 

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“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story” – Linda Hogan –

 


REFRESHED AND BLESSED

March 25, 2019

A lovely late spring day

promises a bit of refreshment

from sniffing and sneezing.

As I smile with unspoken joy

reflecting heavenward

from my appreciative smile

I feel a gentle breeze tickle me!

I find that a leaf laden branch from my tree

happily waves its many new leaves to its Maker

as it shares my joy

and springs into new life!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

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Community

March 9, 2019

The birds sing sweetly

while nearby dogs are barking.

Neither seem threatened . .

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Fine feathered wisdom . . .

showing such abundant grace

I must learn their song!

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By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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THE CHOICE

March 3, 2019

The voice of change,

of peace,

of growth,

of renewal

comes in a whisper.

We must make the choice to listen.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016 words and image

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WE DO NOT TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY ENOUGH!

February 25, 2019

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Matthew 22:37-39

 

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