Morning Calling

August 7, 2018

The sun beckons me

 a warm hug waiting, calling

ah, you raise me up

By Martha L Shaw ©2015



So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say,

‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'”

1 Samuel 3:9



August 1, 2018

How fierce is His love?  Remember David and Goliath!  He will do the same for YOU!



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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A Knowing

May 21, 2018

By Martha L Shaw – © Words and Pictures 5-3-2015


that delicious moment

when you don’t know how it’ll happen

and have no idea how things will play out

as you realize you can do nothing about it


you know who does

and your soul is filled with peace!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015

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May 19, 2018

Finding Love

I primped and perfected

or so I thought

but felt nothing.

I floated in an ocean of if only

and why not

as the waves grew higher

and brought me down.

You reached out,

you lifted me up,

you loved me.

You saw your beloved

absent of all those doubts

and insecurities.

The waters stilled

and as I looked at my reflection in them

I saw you.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015



March 21, 2017

AT ONCE, when I committed my life to the Lord, these weak human eyes and this flawed human heart saw His Light, love, and beauty EVERYWHERE.  I was looking with the same tired eyes at the same spaces and places, but His heart in mine showed me what I had been missing!  Raking the brush in my yard, I gazed at the pile of twigs and such, and saw something more.  Within minutes, my hands assembled this cross entirely from a pile of brush.  Oh, how much more He can do when we turn in faith and love to Him!

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Lord, Why Is This Happening?

June 18, 2012

Perhaps that title should or could say  “Lord, why is this still happening???”

Changes . . . seasons of the soul do change.  We learn, we grow, new challenges are brought to us, new awakening, new awareness of His love and promises . . . along with the changes come growing pains. Sigh.  Seems many of us are in a time of the current season going out like a lion.  I know I am.  When I am not staring down the many storm clouds, I admit to wanting to hide under the bed until the booms stop, but from that vantage point, I can’t see the light nor can I reflect it. 

For those of you who, like me, are quite aware of your imperfections, and are thrilled or should I say THRILLED AND RELIEVED AND THANKFUL that Jesus loves every weak and dysfunctional part of each one of us AND can still give our life purpose, I offer the following from Joyce Meyer:

“Don’t lose sight of the future God
has for you because you want to
be comfortable right now.”


Exam Time?

December 12, 2011

The college students in my life are going through their “finals” just now before Christmas break.  I remember that time well.  It was exciting and full of anticipation – both of wondering what’s next and wondering if I’d get through that time of testing.  As I write this I am in a time of spiritual testing.  I’m having some of those same thoughts.  Today I read the following words which  give me hope and strength to carry on.

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing

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