June 5, 2018

Branch Out!

If a tree were to resist

shedding her colorful autumn leaves,

when would come spring?

When would come summer?

If we resist change

we cannot question why

we do not grow.

Do not choose death – choose life!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015 Words and Image

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June 1, 2018


We cannot have shadows in the darkness.

So, if you see one on a rainy day,

and you cannot find the sun,

that sunny brightness

MUST be reflected from you!

You are blessed!

Be a blessing to others!

By Martha L Shaw –  ©2017


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April 6, 2017

Dancing In The Spirit

As I rest in your embrace

your immeasurable outpouring of love

makes my spirit dance and sing

as I bask in your glory.


there is nothing we can’t do.

I am yours.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2015


The Coming

February 17, 2017

Sitting here,

I know today is a dark and cold wintry day

But yesterday

It looked and felt like spring!

Only the bare branches betrayed

What the calendar on my wall tells me.

A knowledge of all that is to come

Heals my soul.

By Martha L Shaw   –  © 2014

Copyright 1995-2013 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved

Copyright 1995-2017 by Martha L Shaw all rights reserved

Six Word Friday

January 25, 2013

Today?  More than I could handle . . . 


Known Or Unknown

August 21, 2012

What is love after all but trusting in the unknown. – Marty Rubin –

We cannot fully know, as I see it, what’s in the heart of another human, and this can frustrate us if we aren’t secure in our relationships with one another.  However, if we place our trust in our known Lord and seek His will, His compassion, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, peace and love can and will be ours. 

New Eyes – New Heart

August 7, 2012

Our Lord is our strength, our protection, our lover, and so much more and He is with CERTAINTY our ever-present shelter YET we do not always know this in body, mind, spirit, soul . . . and thus we are needful and pray asking for these.  The truth is they are ALREADY ours yet until we fully KNOW and TRUST in this with every fiber of our being, we can’t fully EXPERIENCE and REST in this assurance!

I’m praying for new eyes and a new heart.  Join me, won’t you?

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