January 25, 2019


The scent of your love

Like an ever blooming rose

Awakens my heart

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017



What the Songbirds Taught Me

December 3, 2018

I woke with a start!

My dog sat up at my feet in bed

Daylight began to shake its head

and so did my sleepy Scrappy!

She doesn’t care for rain

but loves the screened in porch.

I stood near and felt the morning damp chill.

My dog cocked her head and smiled.

I wondered . . .

Then rain and wind were not what I heard or felt

but rather

a choir of birds singing their songs in joyful harmony

from the upper branches of a tree in my yard.

Whether rain or likely reign,

they knew no fear . . .

only love.

By Martha L Shaw ©2018





Jesus Culture…(Music)

November 29, 2016


When We Wait

May 21, 2016


I heard you sing.

Twas more a plaintive cry.

The sun dipped behind a cloud at the tone,


Still you sang on.


A second voice joined in

And her high pitched joy

Made for a beautiful duet!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

yellow birds

Sing My Soul

April 1, 2014

I have suddenly realized

That the quietness of my soul

Is playing a much different tune

Than it ever has before!

By Martha L Shaw – © 4-1-2014


Quote of the Day – Dance!

February 26, 2013

One of my favorite people quoted this to me and I’d forgotten who said it.  Love it.  This is life in Christ!


You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

– William W. Purkey –


A Knowing – Tanka For A Rainy Saturday

August 18, 2012

Morning awakens

and the birds call out in song.

Yet, storms are coming. . .

surely they feel its approach?

Praises still ring . . . theirs and mine.


By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 8-18-2012


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