November 10, 2018
It always seems so difficult
to have lost the ones you love
even though we know that they
are pain free up above.
But oh the happy memories
that come back with a start!
For I know that they are nearest
When I look inside my heart.
By Martha L Shaw ©2018
November 5, 2018
LORD, thank you for taking residence in my heart and soul and for never giving up on me even when I weaken and am tempted to give up on myself! Strengthen me to see beyond the darkness where there is Light and to shine Your light on those whom you place in my path. Your glory IS my joy now and always! AMEN
July 7, 2018
I stand on the shore.
Low tide twinkles like diamonds!
When the time is right,
The tide comes in – high, mighty . . .
Yet beautiful just the same!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018
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May 6, 2017
I sit at the water’s edge
hearing the music of the droplets
tumbling over the rocks at the shore . . .
sounds of strength and hope.
By Martha L Shaw – © 2015
November 28, 2016
I always thought of vigor as strong arms, strong legs, athletic ability, amazing muscles, physical strength strangers see and gasp and whisper as I pass . . . the dictionary depicts it that way. It is nothing like that!
I do not have that physical prowess of which I still desire, but . . . this heart of mine, no longer mine, holds all I need. I gave it over to the lover of my soul and He gave me His. This weak and broken human needs no strength of her own if she trusts in Him . . . my vigor is His heart and hand in me/mine.
The more I surrender, the more I become in Him. I know a love beyond defining. It is His for me and mine for Him. Through His heart – His eyes – His strength, I can do all things, and the view from there? Amazing!
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September 16, 2016
I was strong . . . or so I thought.
As the mighty oak in my yard,
Yet it was taken by the storm
While the seemingly fragile pine survived!
Perhaps we define fragile wrongly . . .
From Whom comes your true strength?
By Martha L Shaw ©2016
September 7, 2013
Replace my weakness with Your strength