Watch Where You’re Going!

January 17, 2017

NEW IN TOWN

Blessed

I heard about you and became curious.

You sounded unlike any other.

I heard rumor of invitations

“get to know you”

And watched the mailbox closely,

Never noticing you stood nearby gazing at me,

but no mail came.

On my morning stroll I saw

The letter carrier pass the park bench.

“Did my invitation come today?”

I wondered?

No, only more worries.

I returned home,

Never seeing your gaze into my eyes

As you tapped the park bench.

What’s wrong with me?

My soul cried out,

As I stood pulling weeds in my front yard.

You called “Martha!”

But I worked on.

I swept the debris by my door

As you called out again,

Louder,

But I swept and wept

And felt left out.

Suddenly,

A hand grabbed my wrist,

And with a start

I tugged it back and looked up.

“Martha!  Why do you weep?”

“ . . . but you never wanted me.”

“I’ve kept near you all these days”

You assured me,

“but you never met my eyes.”

This time I did.

I saw such love there.

You spoke again saying

“Come and follow me!”

I dropped my rake and followed you home.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017


January 16, 2017

EVEN ME

 

Our Lord came,

Born to peasants,

He did chores,

Grew up, chose a few easily overlooked helpers,

And opened the gates of heaven

For generations of us sinners.

He has a special purpose

For each of us.

Ask, listen, believe!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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MY HOMECOMING

January 16, 2017

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Oh, the search, so far and wide
For changing leaves or changing tide.
 
A mansion on a hill so high,
Or sleeping bag beneath the sky?
 
The road, so long with many lanes . . .     
At times by foot but oft by planes.
 
Will my journey ever end?
Or, will another cloud descend?
 
Then, looking in your eyes I knew,
And every doubt suddenly flew!
 
For home is not a place apart,
But somewhere deep within the heart.
 
By Martha L Shaw ©2014

 

 


NO LONGER UNSEEN

January 14, 2017

Open your heart to faith

and pray with hope

unceasingly.

You will be amazed

at the previously unseen miracles

Love has richly showered you with,

which you have taken for granted.

It is never to late to bow down,

to say thanks,

to share the good news.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 26:7-9

 

 


Awakened – A Haiku

January 10, 2017

So long I feared thorns

Sadly to then miss the rose

Nestled in their midst

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015

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OTHER WORLDLY DESIRE

January 9, 2017

Defining Passion

 faithful

I quake in your presence

All the day long,

though I feel no fear.

You fill me

Body,

Mind,

And spirit,

Yet I hunger for more of you.

Awake . .  .  asleep,

In darkness or  light

Your face I see,

But my quest for you is,

In this world,

Without end.

Love transcends the veil.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2014


BASKING IN YOU

January 8, 2017

The Way You Love Me

As I hold your hand

And we take our morning walk

My heart leaps within me.

My desire becomes less and less

Of what the future holds.

As long as you hold my hand

Tomorrow and other tomorrows

Matter not.

I am basking in today!

By Martha L Shaw – © 1-14-2015

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