I Want To Be That Flower

March 24, 2013

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.

– William Shakespeare –

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Aroma of Christ

August 13, 2012


Beneath a partly cloudy sky

lies my deck . . .

its weathered wood planks

occupied solely by a few empty chairs

and a plastic pot laden with weeds

which attempt to choke

the rose-bush planted there.

My gaze finds a single small and tender bloom

has met the challenge

and its beauty overcomes all else.


By Martha L Shaw – copyright 8-13-2012


Intrusions of Grace

August 8, 2012

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.

– Saul Bellow –

I love LOVE LOVE this quote.  It is so relevent to my heart, soul, and mind.  I like to think I’m pretty smart and I can “handle it.”  What does this mean?  It means the Lord has the answer to my prayers in hand and is waiting for me to stop chasing my tail and let Him pour out His grace on me!  When I stop spinning, I am often interrupted.  Interrupted by Him.  When I truly stop, become quiet, and listen – the beauty of His love and grace so fills me I am left breathless!  This is what life in Christ is!

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