September 14, 2015
I just read the words “hope is a way of seeing.” In a physical sense, how I see may seem beyond my control yet it is not. My heart soul, and mind are involved. I can look out my window and see untidy landscaping I am unable to change or I can look up at branches of leaves swaying in the September mild breeze, at the blue sky, the absence of clouds, and feel blessed. My choice!
June 10, 2015
Not sure how it is where you are, but where I am the rumble of distant thunder today was overtaken by sunshine. ONCE AGAIN the darkness could NOT overtake the Light! Amen! – Martha L Shaw
February 26, 2015
No sin left unforgiven
At the last day
If you but ask.
Let Him fill you with His grace . . .
Eternal life with Him.
“Do you love me?” I do.
By Martha L Shaw ©3-26-2013
April 20, 2013
It is dark out. Everyone around me is cranky. I didn’t sleep well. There are things I am seeking to discern . . . the attitudes around me are hard to dodge and seek to destroy my own.
Ah, but this quote just found me. Hope is nearby . . .
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation. Pearl S Buck
April 12, 2013
Leave the door open to the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go. – Rebecca Solnit –
Our trust in the Lord changes things, changes us, changes our perspective on darkness versus light. When we open the door in our hearts and let Him in, we follow the unknown path but with His hand in ours. Thus the darkness has a new light. It has been forever changed, as have we.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. – Psalm 112:3-5
February 19, 2013
Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. – Rumi
I’ve so often told folks that following the Lord in my life means that even if I go over the cliff, He will give me wings! The challenges in my life continue, but His love, provision and constant presence will NEVER fail me. Things don’t always go according to my plan. I don’t always see the ways in which He has redeemed some of the stuff I’ve lived through, but I have NO doubt that His purpose will be met in all my stuff and that He did bless my mess of the past and use it! His love NEVER ENDS.