July 10, 2019
If I was passed a glass of poison to drink, I would destroy it – not drink it. God would urge me to. He loves me.
Oh, the hug He gives!
Why then, when anxiety plagues me in so many painful ways, do I hold onto it and make myself sick? Lose my joy? Perhaps cause others to follow this wrong path with me?
Turn to Him, ask for help, turn it over!
DO NOT PICK IT BACK UP!
March 25, 2019
A lovely late spring day
promises a bit of refreshment
from sniffing and sneezing.
As I smile with unspoken joy
from my appreciative smile
I feel a gentle breeze tickle me!
I find that a leaf laden branch from my tree
happily waves its many new leaves to its Maker
as it shares my joy
and springs into new life!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2019
March 12, 2019
Mom, dressed for her first date with Dad!
When someone so close to us and whom we love so much is near the end, we feel their pain as they age and we would do whatever we could to see the Mom (or other loved one) as we remember them . . . even one more time. This week marks another anniversary of her passing. She felt no pain in passing while asleep and just didn’t awaken this side of heaven. She died holding hands with Jesus with a big smile on her face, just like my Grampy did. If your morning quiet place seems to have a larger angel choir, that’s Mom. No matter how many things she could no longer do toward the end, she was always singing and I am sure she still is! Likely, the angels in your life are singing with her!
The last thing she and I said to each other was to smile and say “I love you!” it was a sunny spring afternoon and the birds were singing!
July 31, 2018
It began . . .
An ordinary day.
I heard the sounds of peace and passion.
A duet that at once caught my breath
while also wrapping me in streams of gold.
My heart . ..my soul
Were fed as never before.
Should I dance or cry or laugh
In a banquet
Of all three
Music so sweet and gentle
Then suddenly it grew in magnitude
And repainted the landscape.
Wrapped in a bow.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
June 2, 2018
FIND A REASON TO REJOICE TODAY!
NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK!
I get stressed, especially when I multitask and demand too much from myself! The Lord doesn’t give us more than we can handle – we do!
- Take a praise break! Can’t thiink of anything good about your day?
- relax your muscles
- breath deeply
- close your eyes
- say “Lord, thanks for loving me!”
- repeat until chest tightness relaxes