I Did NOT!

June 22, 2015

I have a friend who wakes up all aglow and usually singing.  My late Mom often woke up singing church hymns.  Me?  Clear the way!  I need my coffee, shower, and quiet-time!  Yes,  I sometimes awaken in song, but not too often.  Not today.

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How we feel does not need to rule the day.  Hope is within us

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.  Pray with me . . .

Lord,

I give my all to you and

ask that you enable me

to reflect your joy and hope

on this day and always. Amen

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In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1


Praise Him ALWAYS!

June 2, 2015

Awaken and pray

Clouds suddenly reveal Son

Hope-my hand in His

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6-2-2015

How we feel does not need to rule the day.  Hope is within us.  Pray with me . . . Lord, I give my all to you and ask that you enable me to reflect your joy and hope on this day and always. Amen

In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

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Taking Off The Blindfold

May 29, 2015

Blindfolded we dance

Sun still shining as we sing

Darkness holds no fear

By Martha L Shaw – ©  5-29-2015

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I was not what you’d call an athlete as a kid but I was active, running and biking and playing games without fear.  I wanted to swing the highest and bike the fastest.  We played games with masks fearlessly and when it was someone else’s turn I laughed as they wandered.  Now as an adult with failing eyesight, darkness comes unexpectedly and scares me.  Familiar hallways seem filled with obstacles waiting to hurt me.  Gone is the girl laughing with her blindfold on.  This fear is not necessary.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble;  – Proverbs 3:23

Light . . . Darkness . . . why fear one over the other?  If I am on the path with my Lord, day and night are both alike.  He will not let me fall.    I am His.


PEACE NOTES

May 13, 2015


Half Baked

April 13, 2015

reflecting on the cross

Sometimes, looking in the mirror discourages me. I so yearn to be more and do more, but all I see reflected back at me from my mirror is the same old me.  “When, Lord?” I wonder as I walk away.  I think of the Sunday sermon and all the amazing folks in the Bible who served God and our priest had reminded us of their human brokenness and my initial response was “But I’m not a murderer like Paul or . . . ”

As I often do when my heart is troubled, I took to the kitchen and taking the pan from the oven, I hardly looked at the contents.  Instead, I poked a tester into it to see if the inside was ready to serve.  A Light lit up in my heart.

The Lord lives INSIDE where He is hard at work on me.  When I am ready to serve in the ways He chooses,He will lead me on! How reassuring!   Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.”  Matthew 25:34


Wounded But Not Stopped – Quote To Inspire

April 8, 2015

The scars of others should teach us caution. – St. Jerome

I cannot completely agree with this quote.  Caution can lead to fear which can shut us down . . . and I think that often the scars of others can bless and inspire us to carry the Light to others.

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John 20:27

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side.
Stop doubting and believe.”

THOUGHTS OVER MORNING COFFEE

March 26, 2015

Why do we look down on the weak? Taking ownership of my weakness is one of the greatest gifts I can give myself since the admission opens the door to His strength in me! – from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee byMartha L Shaw

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