October 17, 2018

Just as a mother bird broods 

to protect her young . . .

giving them warmth,


covered with her love,

and when the time comes

sets them free

to do as they were created to do . . .

so, too, does our Creator God

love and protect us

in the shelter of His wings.

We may not see Him,

but His love, power, and grace

are with us always.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018







June 8, 2018



April 17, 2017

The sad little bird,

caged for so long,

hopelessly yearned to fly.

One day,

the cage door was open!

But still he stayed inside,

not knowing what it was

to be free!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017



June 30, 2016


What If

October 22, 2014

what if

I Love Rumi – A Quote For Tuesday

October 2, 2012

Oh, this one just makes my jaw drop, lifts weight from my shoulders, and makes my soul dance ALL AT ONCE.  What must the neighbors be thinking?  lol  I hope it catches your soul as well!

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”  – Rumi


September 1, 2012

The puddles are still near

though the flood waters have receded.

Yet, I am blissfully unaware.

The splendor of your love

so shines in my heart

and lifts my soul

that I am blinded to all else.

I see only blue skies

lit with sun so radiant

that like the birds of the air,

I soar to new heights,

all the while singing your praise.

The storm has passed

and the memory of it has gone;

leaving, in its wake

a new day,

a new life,

a new spirit within me.

I am rested.

I am reborn.

I am free.

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright Sept 1, 2012


July 27, 2012

As followers of Christ and in our commitment to Him and to our personal relationship with Him we are called to be His vessel.  We “know” what a vessel is . . . or we think we do.  Have you ever looked up the definition?  I just did.  Not sure why, but as soon as I saw what the definition stated I became convinced the Lord called me to seek this information and to share it.

A vessel is a utensil that is used.  It is also an airship.  INTERESTING.  Consider . . . as a utensil it serves the one who carries it.  The burden is in the hand holding it. We need to remember as well the second part of the definition for that word as we ponder our commission as Christ followers.  A vessel is also an airship.  As such, it SOARS! 

Wow.  I am loving being a vessel now that He’s shown me these words.  Rest in His hands and soar!

Good Morning Tuesday Bible Verse!

July 24, 2012

Well Good Morning!  The Lord is speaking His love to me in so many ways and He seems especially to be revealing the freedom which comes from forgiveness and our forgiving those who hurt us.  Friends, I know how hard it is, especially when we know there’s no mistaking it.  They sought to hurt us, but by releasing them in our prayers to God by our forgiveness, we are able to love the sinner and we are actually setting ourselves free in Him!  We have been set free to love and serve the Lord.  It’s AMAZING!  It is our own self-imposed bondage which so often holds us back.  Let’s say yes to His love and the freedom He won for us out of that great love, shall we?

John 8:36

36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.


July 3, 2012

Are you going through some things right now?  I am.  It has slowed me down but it cannot stop me unless I allow it to. 


There’s no disaster that can’t become a blessing, and no blessing that can’t become a disaster.  – Richard Bach –

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