April 22, 2019
Scrappy and I had lunch in our screened porch amid birds singing, a gentle breeze, blue skies viewed between leaf filled branches and the wonderful sound I love to hear – the sound of a saw cuttng wood! The sound and smell is life giving to me and perfume to my soul! Daddy was so skilled at EVERYTHING since if he didn’t know, he self-taught and worked with perfection. Sadly the last 15 years of his life were spent sedentary due to Parkinsons. Lord, heal me and or show me the way to shine and to make my parents proud for the 3 of us! We love you and hunger to serve with the treasure you bestowed!
August 27, 2018
Tee shirt vendors got it wrong! God gave us a new day . . . let’s be hopeful . . . thankful even! Attitude matters!
I awakened to a quiet house.
It was very early
and the only noise was
the soft sound of my dog asleep nearby.
Sensing my gaze,
she stumbled out of bed and followed me.
I sit sipping my first cup of coffee
and breathe in the peaceful soft sounds of the new day.
I don’t know what the day brings
but I know who brought it.
That is sufficient.
By Martha L Shaw – ©2018
April 5, 2013
Gloom and glory go hand in hand. Have you noticed? It is midday where I sit yet the sun in just now beginning to shine outside my window. As I approach the lamp and snap it off finally, I see more than a colorful lampshade.
- I see reflected glory.
- I see patriotism.
- I see Christian love.
- I see friendship.
My pretty lamp was a gift from a friend as she packed up her home and prepared for deployment. She is in the military. At any moment she can be sent to the center of a war-torn part of the world where she will serve willingly, lead and protect others, live surrounded by death, dying, and destruction. Yet, my friend presents a calm spirit in the face of it all. She sees life as full of beauty and color. So, on this gloomy day, do I. Thanks Lynn!
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November 11, 2012
Thank you, proud Navy Veteran Ronald E Shaw, deceased, my Dad. Thanks as well to all Veterans, past and present for honoring us with your service!
June 30, 2012
Lee Greenwood and this amazing song “Proud to be an American” is high on my list of songs for any time of the year, but especially right now with the 4th of July approaching and so many friends – some of whom I’ve never met but still appreciate – overseas serving in our military right now. Play this song and sing with me! Sing to them and with them!
Thanks for serving, everyone! God bless you all!