THE GIFT OF THE JOURNEY

December 6, 2018

I heard the sweet sound of a bird

calling out from a high branch.

No answer,

he didn’t give up.

He showed no anger.

He listened . . .

he called again.

He sang.

He enjoyed his perch,

then called again

and waited some more.

He performed daily tasks while waiting.

The cycle repeated.

THEN,

the right time came

and he got the Word .. .

He sang with such joy!

Love is patient.

Love never fails!

Love is eternal.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2017

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CHILDREN ARE LIKE FLOWERS

August 9, 2018

 

 

The tiny child placed a seed

In the fertile ground.

He sadly thought he lost his seed

After looking all around!

The season changed,

He played outside,

Can you guess just what he found?

 

By Martha L Shaw ©2018

 

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WHAT a life . . .

June 28, 2018

My Nana was SO VERY special to me.  When I knew her she always seemed very, very old and was said to be very, very sick but somehow I saw her differently the more I grew and visited her. Her one room apartment was so welcoming!  Bedroom, dining table, kitchen . . . all one small combined room.  She was on a very limited diet but bought candy and my favorite ice cream . . .

 

She should have been sad, depressed, lonely . . . she was too weak to leave her room, but she was not like that.  She called old Rocco when she needed groceries.  His little old store was near the home she had before Grampy died.  I knew he didn’t deliver nor carry what she needed, but actully ALWAYS had what she wanted. She called weekly and he went to the big store and secretly bought her groceries, he delivered then, he knew just where everything went and wouldn’t let her lift a finger, nor accept a tip, but he would visit.

I was always buying paper and her favorite pens . . .  and postage stamps, she told me to ask what pictures were on them . . , “you know what I like Muffin.”  For a shut in, she sure found a lot of friends to write to all over the country, and we had a tiny family.  Go figure!

If I was going to visit, I had to call first, She constantly had company.  How’d she meet them?  They had grand times visiting!  When I went to the small local stores, the shop keepers, long gone now remembered her from waaaay back and asked after her. . . . always.  She got tons of mail responding to those letters plus cards from the shop folks.

I can still remember sitting on the floor at her feet hearing stories of the old days and never did she run out of them.  She always made me feel special . . . so very loved.

At her funeral all were shocked she passed.  Yes, she was sickly all her life but nobody saw her that way.  She was just that sweet Miss Lee who made them feel so special.  To this day, I have never seen such a crowded funeral!

So many people feel hopeless these days . . . what can I DO . . . I can’t . . ., yes, but . . .  I can’t change the world!  My sickly Nana lived 20 years in one room but she dressed in pretty clothes  and heels and white beads in summer, always crocheting gifts, always smiling, with company or not she was never alone.

ME?  I can’t change the world . . . but why not?

Nana Lee changed a big piece! 

God knew what He was doing!

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Nana Lee on the right.

This written by Martha Lee, her loving granddaughter!

 

 


He Is PATIENT!

June 28, 2018

He isn’t really being slow about his promised return, even though it sometimes seems that way. But he is waiting, for the good reason that he is not willing that any should perish, and he is giving more time for sinners to repent.

2 Peter 3:9

As achild I was taught “God is great – God is good,” then I grew up and too often have prayed “where ARE you?”  You know what?  Both prayers are alright!  He desires a relationship!  DON’T FORGET TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAS TO SAY!

 

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Thank You Father!

June 17, 2017

To an impatient gardener

a slowly blooming seed

is a frustration!

But the Master Gardener

stays very near

and nourishes with food,

encouragement,

and love

and He is filled with joy

when the blossom comes to life!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017 words and image

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God’s Grace

July 20, 2016

We pray

We get wrapped up in our request,

we wonder when the answer will come.

Suddenly,

our larder flows with milk and honey.

Our response all too often?

“I asked for a drink of Water!”

He forgives,

He loves,

He provides,

always.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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‘ . . . land flowing with milk and honey . . . ” Exodus 33

 

 

 


When We Wait

May 21, 2016

 

I heard you sing.

Twas more a plaintive cry.

The sun dipped behind a cloud at the tone,

But,

Still you sang on.

Suddenly,

A second voice joined in

And her high pitched joy

Made for a beautiful duet!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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