August 17, 2017

Strolling alone

on a shady and unpaved road

is VERY hard on these weak legs,


I always liked to walk with Him.

Wish He was here now.

Just Him here would bring rest

to my weary heart.

Wish I could do all I used to do . . .

but my soul is young though my body not so much.

Maybe HE could still . . .

I stood a  moment,

gathered my thoughts,

and felt His hand squeeze mine!

In my distraction,

I didn’t notice He was there all along waiting and loving me!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017


So easy to set aside worries in daylight, but those pests do torment at night. I’ve taken to prayer in their midst, but when they shout too loud I seek Christian broadcasting, and rest in it, and the Lord has led me each night this week to the perfect verse to touch my heart and soul and assure me “I AM” Here’s last night’s – a favorite!

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11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.   Jer 29:11



August 1, 2017

I heard

the applause of many angels

reign down on a dance floor


with the stars in gentlemen’s eyes

as the ladies danced in satin gowns

and their best diamonds!

No other light was needed.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  2017

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July 4, 2017


Tears are like refreshing rain

Restoring the parched land of the soul

And welcoming new life.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015


By Martha L Shaw – ©2015 https://inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com/


July 4, 2017

Gentle breeze or strong wind

I am given what I NEED

Refreshed, reborn, sail . . . 

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016



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July 3, 2017

Fueled By . . .


Peace and passion

Do not travel hand in hand

All growth,

Perhaps even life itself

Comes to a halt.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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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,


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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June 13, 2017


Tapers on the sofa table

Gently lit the room

For it was night.


While mother slept,

Father and I enjoyed the gentle candle light

And stories from another time and place.


We needed no warmth

From those candles, though.

That came from father’s heart.


He knew I’d be waiing.

I knew he’d come.

Sleep didn’t come easily to him.


We spent hours together

He shared so many stories

Oa life as a boy,family,the farm…


Tales of many generations

Retold in the gently lit room

Well into the night.


Tears come as I share this

But not of sadness,

All of joy!


As we retired for the night,

I waited for his sounds of sleep

Before taking to my bed.


He is gone now,

But my memories still bring

Love, peace, and rest!


By Martha L Shaw – © 2017


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