And Jesus Said . . .

May 26, 2017

LOVE IS GREATER

They pointed and shook their heads.

“Not a grain of common sense,” they said.

Still she moved ahead.

“What is she thinking?”

She followed the path.

They called her names,

but it did not sway her.

Throwing things at her did nothing

to change her mind.

EXHAUSTION,

heat,

hunger,

threats. . .

loss of friends,

still she answered the same way.

“Follow me!” He’d invited.

Eagerly, she did.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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DEFINING LOVE

May 8, 2017

They gave Him bitter wine to drink

and He took it

so that we might have

that which was sweet.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2017

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MY WORLD

May 3, 2017

Into His Hands

Bread in the oven,

dog’s asleep nearby.

The parrot’s singing in the livingroom

in a cage by a sunny window.

The house is otherwise quiet,

the family’s safe,

the weather mild,

all is at peace.

Tomorrow’s worries have no place here.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2015

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AROMA OF LOVE

April 29, 2017

 

Your very presence

sweetest perfume to my soul

you are mine always

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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MORNING GLORY

April 21, 2017

 

Today is nothing special . . .

I have no particular plan.

I woke up feeling joyful

Just because I can.

 

Some will find this rather odd.

I feel sorry for them.

But as for me, I’m praising God!

Glory without end!

 

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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Blessed By Indifference

March 3, 2017

Warm thoughts

on a frigid day

do not raise the temperature.

But instead,

make me indifferent to it!

By Martha L Shaw © 2015


A STONE’S THROW

February 18, 2017

 

I took a stroll

On a clear day.

Passing a brook,

I bent to pick up a stone

And tossed it in

And OH the ripples

Spread far and wide

From that one small gesture.

Believe!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017 – words and image

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