August 17, 2015

Faith does not mean doubt will not whisper in our ear. It means we will press on and not be stopped by it. – Martha L Shaw


Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

October 4, 2014

While some say “that noise woke me up,” I say “that songbird awakened my soul” – Martha L Shaw “Thoughts Over Morning Coffee”


Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

October 2, 2014

If I’m feeling the pain then I am alive and can also find the joy!

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Thoughts Over Morning Coffee

September 29, 2014

When we approach the world around us looking with the eyes of Christ, our blindness is immediately healed. – Martha L Shaw – Thoughts Over Morning Coffee


Religion or Relationship

September 22, 2014

Martha L Shaw:

Love this! Simply put and spot on!

Originally posted on Wordsmith's Desk:


There are many religions in this world,

but there is only one relationship.


What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it – we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are…(1John 3:1)


There are many possibilities in this world,

but there is only one certainty.


“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. (John 3:16)


Your choice:

Religion or Relationship


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Sunday Morning Bible Quote

September 21, 2014

2 Corinthians 13:14New International Version (NIV)

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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Language of Prayer

September 18, 2014

Originally posted on Another Red Letter Day:


What follows is an excerpt from a paper my daughter, Jessica Joy Brigante, wrote while at Seminary.


I consider prayer to be a simple word to describe communication with God. But communication is complicated and multi-faceted.

With strangers and acquaintances, I communicate with small talk – simple words and phrases, nothing deep.

With close friends, there is emotion, a deeper sharing of the heart, and a different collection of words with various meanings, as well as body language that communicates meaning. There might be emails, letters, gifts, phone calls, hugs, etc.

With my family, there is a history of communication. There are inside jokes that reference memories in a way no one else would understand.

With my husband, my intimate partner, all of these forms of communication are used, and more. We communicate with a love language of sounds that we don’t share with others. Our movements mean more…

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