March 20, 2017



Joy was a snowflake

Caught in my hand.


I held it too close

And it melted.

Joy was a daisy

I picked in the morn.

Tucked in my pocket,

Its petals were lost.

Joy was a smile

You placed in my heart.

I shared it with a friend.

Its warmth glows on!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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March 15, 2017

In my heart and thus my life,

love is an instinct.

I was created by Love,

in the image of Love,

in love,

through love,

to love.

Many failures may befall me,


Love never fails!

By  Martha L Shaw – © 2017


New Living Translation
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!




March 4, 2017

While we wait, disappointed, the Lord is with us. . . be open, blind eyes!

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Where there is great love, there are always miracles.

– Willa Cather –



February 8, 2017

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.

– Mohsin Hamid –



January 24, 2017

It need not take devastation to awaken us to the beauty we’re surrounded with, but sadly that is so often the case! – Martha L Shaw






Blessings From The Compost Heap

January 11, 2017

I sit here seeing only ruin around me and being unable to climb out of its vastness and praying somehow His purpose in it will come to fruition.   I realize I may not see His purpose but there is peace to be found in knowing He uses all things.  As I did a bit of reading just now, this quote came to me:

All the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds of today.

– Anonymous –

It seems in life there are times when we, or I, are called to be the compost nourishing the seeds from which tomorrow’s flowers grow.  These times can be uncomfortable and even painful, but if it blesses the Lord, it is good.

A new season is coming and the flowers will bloom!


The pieces will all come together.  He will see to it.

(quilt is my work)

So Often We HIDE From Opportunity . . .

December 21, 2016

. . . then wonder why we weren’t chosen?

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2 Corinthians 8:16-18

Titus Sent to Receive the Collection

16 Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same concern I have for you. 17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm enthusiasm and on his own initiative. 18 And we are sending along with him the brother who is praised by all the churches for his service to the gospel.

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