How sad it is
that so many
spend their entire lives masquerading
as someone else
only to leave this world sadly missing
the special one they were created to be . . .
By Martha L Shaw ©2018
Anticipation or dread . . .
You chaRge the beating of my heart
and set my eager feet in motion,
but which way points the compass?
By Martha L Shaw – ©2016
I don’t understand how people can go through life looking for the worst, focusing on what’s wrong with “everyone else” and never being satisfied. Don’t they realize you will only find what you’re seeking? If you seek His face and His grace all around you, that’s what you’ll find. The other things will always be there, but so will He.
[Imitating Christ’s Humility] Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
1 Timothy 4:15-16:
Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
You were wearied by all your ways, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!