January 22, 2019
She stood in the corner alone and sad
and looking at the crowd, she wished she could join them
but did not.
People asked the band. . . .
“Oh, please play this!”
Still, she stayed in her corner thinking
“I don’t like this music!”
Did it NOT occur to her
By Martha L Shaw ©2019
[ Ask, and It Will Be Given ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
January 5, 2019
Luther Burbank: “Flowers always make people better,happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”
I like this quote because it states something I have come to believe but in a different way. I believe that God created flowers solely for the purpose of making us smile, feel warm,and know that we are loved. They represent God’s kisses to me.
November 16, 2018
Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.Psalm 119:18 ESV
As a child, I often thought “Why is the teacher always picking on me?” At the time it seemed not only was I picked on, but a very high percentage of the time! As an adult, I saw things differently. Rules and laws save and protect us and for certain keep us on the right path so that we will learn and accomplish what we very much need to. As we mature in life and in relationship with our Heavenly Father, Teacher . . . it is espectially important! We are created out of His amazing love for a blessed purpose which could result in our hurting ourselves and others if we do not obey!
Our Father God is waiting for us to seek forgiveness when we disobey and His sadness while waiting for us is due to His immeasurable love! How incredible is it that once we repent, He eagerly holds us and leads us to the right path!!
November 10, 2018
“Remind yourself every day you get up
and everywhere you go,
‘I am in the presence of God.’”