Come . . .

March 11, 2017

I was in our special place.

I needed to ask . . .

but did not see you.

I called out,

sensing your nearness.waiting

There you were.

“Here,  my child,

I’ve been waiting”

By Martha L Shaw © 2015



August 1, 2016

An apology is NOT giving up nor giving in.  It is a statement that the relationship is more important than who was right or who was wrong.



Often, sadly, the bickering continues long after the cause of it is forgotten.  Please don’t let this happen!

My First Glimpse At Abba! A Father’s Day Tribute

June 17, 2016

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My First awareness, first glimpse at Abba? Daddy it was you!  Though I miss you for you are with Him now, as another Father’s Day comes I am grateful to realize that, like Him, you are always with me!  Whether I sit in your favorite chair, admire your much loved sunsets, or hear the sounds of saws and lawn mowers hard at work, you are here! There is a chair at my table, a spot on my porch steps, a broken cookie or two . . . waiting for you still.  You always knew when I was baking and asked “if you have any broken pieces, can I . . . ”  I always broke some just for you!  You always fixed everything that I had that broke . . . whether it was my dolls or my broken heart.   Happy Father’s Day Daddy!  I love you!


May 23, 2016

By Martha L Shaw © 2-18-2015


I am floating

high above the clouds

where the air is light

and the sky is ALWAYS blue . . .


this is not a dream!

You really DO love me!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016




Not Just Another Dog Tale

October 20, 2015

The dog was shaking and barking when I entered the room then jumped into my waiting arms, suddenly quiet, snuggled close, grew still and rested. Nothing really changed in his circumstances, just his awareness of my presence and my love . . . which changed everything. The Lord is with us . . . His waiting arms reaching . . . Martha L Shaw

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October 8, 2015

Technology makes so many things quicker, easier, and more efficient and we often hear people speak of the past as “oh, before . . .(insert your favorite site).” One thing technology and social NETWORKING sites do not improve is relationships! In these days of efficiency we have become too busy for relationships, for love, for being together, and for so much more . . . constantly claiming we are too busy for “that.”.


Efficient technology should free us, not consume us! I love you, my friends.

  • Smiley images will never replace touching you
  • photographs of a loaf of bread will never replace breaking bread with you.
  • Texting will never replace sitting in my livingroom with you.

We are more accessible than ever, and lonelier as well.

Time to recharge the batteries in our hearts!

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May 19, 2015

The man I love has caloused hands

from working so hard.

His shoes are filthy

because he’s always on his feet.

His smells sour . . .

the factory has no fans.

He doesn’t buy me roses

and drives a rusty car,

but he got that stranger something to eat.

I couldn’t go to boarding school,

but he pushed me on the swing

and told me stories when I could not sleep.

I want to be just like my Daddy.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  5-19-2015

daddy and me

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