BE, THOU, LIKE THE CHILD

June 20, 2017

Image result for dandelion

 

OH, those meddlesome weeds,

she said.

But to the child

all was beauty!

As the breeze

blew through my soul

I picked a yellow dandelion

and smiled!

 

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

Related image

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-4 ESV)


SERVANT – SAINT

June 15, 2017

Mother Teresa

was a paragon of faith

mostly because she simply aimed

to be His servant. – Martha Shaw

Image result for mother teresa


NOPE! Sure was NOT Me!

June 12, 2017

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.

sleeping

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

freedom thoughts

.  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

canstock5440798

In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1


THAT’S FOR THE BIRDS!

June 10, 2017

Whether the day is sunny or stormy,

the birds in my yard sing anyway.

There is quite a revelation in this!

Praise always –  praise anyway – Martha L Shaw

sparrow

 


THE MORNING AFTER . . . Reflecting on the Flame

June 5, 2017

 

Here I sit at my desk looking at images of yesterday’s Pentecost splendor as the tongues of fire touched all in attendance just as they did that first time. 

How did His disciples feel on this day?  Did they feel as I do? Did they feel almost slain by the lingering heat from the flame of yesterday?  Surely their countenance would never be what it once was as the Light shining through them was something never known before and which they’d risk EVERYTHING to share . . . and here I sit, in my brokenness desiring to do the same and confident that He will guide me all the way.

Acts 2:3

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated

and came to rest on each of them.

Related image

A PORTION IS NOT HALF A COOKIE

June 1, 2017

. . . IT IS SO MUCH MORE!

Image result for HALF A COOKIE

Lord,you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. – Psalm 16:5

FLAWED

May 16, 2017

Why do we have no qualms about missing worship,

yet are so very quick to make the false claim that our prayers go unheard?

Thankfully, we are loved and forgiven!  – Martha LShaw


%d bloggers like this: