January 6, 2019


My hope is rising

just as is the glowing sun

kissed by morning dew

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015



Awaken Singing!

January 31, 2017


The scent of your love

Like an ever blooming rose

Awakens my heart

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017


Mid-Week Comfort – Bible Verse

September 12, 2012

I read this and was at once comforted, humbled, and excited!  Please read it through then read it a second time more slowly than the first.  Pause . . . reflect on it, and let the words wash over you.  You may want to read it another time or two letting the words speak to your heart.  It defines love in an amazing way – I pray it touches your heart!  It sure touched mine.

“The Lord your God is with you,
    he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
    he will quiet you with his love,
    he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17

Restoration – A Tanka Poem

August 10, 2012



Loud, angry voices

so often mere steps away

unjust, unwelcome . . .

Your love quietly rains down.

My wounded soul is lifted.


Help them see the rose

nestled there among the thorns.

Loves sweet aroma . . .

among makings of a crown

unworthy for my precious King.


Let me know your love.

Give to me a thankful heart,

filled with compassion.

Joy found among the wreckage . . .

unexpected beauty found!


by Martha L Shaw – copyright 8-10-2012

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