July 26, 2016

Oh darkness,

you cannot hide

my seemingly elusive joy.


in my heart exists the Lamp

to guide me to it

So I will sing on!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016



July 25, 2016

As I approach His table this coming weekend

there will be candles lit

and singing

and I will smile and think of  your birthday,

but there will be no cake

or wrapped packages

for you are on the other side now.

You have my love

and I have yours

but you have one thing more.

You live with Him

in the special place He prepared just for you.

I asked Him to give you a birthday hug

from me.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

My late Mom, like my Nana  before her, spent time in her declining years peeking out the windows and making up little stories of what might be going on in the neighborhood, who’s cat wandered by, who had the holiday lights lit . . . they are on the other side of the veil, but I know they’re peeking!


WANTED:  Any Condition

July 25, 2016


This body,

Full of flaws,

Has become the sanctuary of the Most High

Simply because

I gave all of me

To Him.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

image copyright neha 2016

Message From A Child On Peace

July 25, 2016

The following quote HAS to shared.  In the enlightened times where we still hear of cruel political figures and both random and mass shootings often from misdirected CHILDREN, let this and our faith in the Lord give us joy and hope!


Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

– Anne Frank –

take wing



July 24, 2016

Believe In Angels?

I sure do!  I know the Lord is with me always and I know He has angels watching me closely.  I may sometimes feel lonely, but I am NEVER alone!  You’re not either!  Rejoice!


July 22, 2016


watered trees

It was a beautiful day

When we began

But that was long ago.

I didn’t expect time to pass so slowly,

Nor the path to be so rocky

Or so steep.

I noticed though,

As I lay resting,

How sweet the grass and flowers smelled.

Such colors!

I never really noticed their beauty before.

So many varieties of flowers!

The sounds!

As I try to rush I miss them,

But at rest I hear the trickling of a stream

And the calls of wild things!

So vast a symphony,

I cannot name them all!

I love my journey with Him!

He calms my fear,’Guides and guards me!

My greatest joy?

Sitting close by the fire

And just listening

And being!


By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


July 22, 2016



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