AND CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING!

July 14, 2018

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A building is not just a place to be but a way to be. 

– Frank Lloyd Wright –

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and a church is built of flesh, bones, willing spirits, loving hearts

and God!

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TEAM JESUS

July 9, 2018

I tried to be all things for everyone.  Thinking back, I realize none of us were intended for that.  Hmmm . . . was I thinking of my Lord, my neighbors, or myself?  In my foolishness, I thought the answer was Jesus.  I remember reading the 23rd Psalm and thinking “STUPID SHEEP.” Me, I had it all together . . . NOT!   I  was all about Martha!

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Those sheep loved the Master, served Him well, and were lovingly cared for – Facing hunger or fear or uncertainty of any kind was no real problem.   The Master (Shepherd) who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask had it all together since long before we were we!  Those sheep had it good!  THIS SHEEP is gonna  follow the Shepherd far more closely than she used to!

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Ephesians 3:20-21 

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

 

GOOD COMPANY

Ah, those green pastures

Where did the still waters go?

Good, the Shepherd’s near!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 

 


THE LISTENING HEART

July 6, 2018

 

Sacred music plays

Yet others fail to listen

Oh my soul dances

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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“Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words remain forever.

Matthew 24:35

 

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PLANT THE SEEDS OF LOVE

June 26, 2018

We are unique!

This was no accident!

How could the garden be

nearly so beautiful

if the Gardener planted

only one type of seed!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

 

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Don’t seek vengeance. Don’t bear a grudge;

but love your neighbor as yourself, for I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:18 

 

 


MISSIONARY ON FOUR LEGS!

June 6, 2018

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The Bible illustrates much that is vital using sheep but I am not a shepherdess; I take care of Scrappy and she loves and cares for me!  A dog’s life is generally simple if she is a pet.  Not unlike perhaps a sheep but I believe dogs know love . . . and I have learned and felt the Love of the Lord through my pet.  The photo here looks like prayer time to me.  Who can say otherwise?  Our God is Mighty and blesses us through ALL creation . . . love is patient, love is kind . . . and sometmes love has fur!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  1 Corinthians 13:4

 

 

 


COURAGE REDEFINED

May 29, 2018

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

– Sir Ken Robinson –

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CALLING ALL POETS!

December 1, 2017

The following quote may be true for some but not for me!   Seeing and hearing and feeling the world as a poet is,for me, a HUGE blessing.  FELLOW POETS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?

 

Quote:

poets. have
the toughest job
in the universe-

of turning silence
into eloquence.

– Sanober Khan –

 

 


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