THANKFULNESS

November 21, 2018

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts

– Rachel Carson –

 

 


WHAT DOES YOUR HEART SEE?

August 11, 2018

Whether you stand in the shade,

Or in the sun,

Is not the tree still beautiful?

By Martha L Shaw – ©2014

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Handmade from twigs by M L SHAW

 


AT ALL TIMES GIVE THANKS

August 6, 2018

Smiling,

The cloud rained down.

The droplets kissed the dry land.

Refreshed and blessed,

The blades of grass gazed heavenward      

And the sun began to shine.

By Martha L Shaw ©2015

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The Awakening

June 7, 2018

Our earthly life can be frustrating

and our human weakness

is like a blindfold

keeping us from realizing the beauty,

the miracles,

and God’s loving hand

guiding and protectig us always.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018 Words and Painting

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THANKS Y’ALL

July 1, 2017

As we enjoy the next few days as AMERICANS, let us lay aside our political ugliness, and instead ponder all we are thankful for and all who contributed in any way toward these many blessings, the troops, and families and friends at home and especially those who died for our freedom!

 

HAPPY AND BLESSED 4TH OF JULY!


ALWAYS GIVE THANKS!

June 27, 2017

Beyond The Veil

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For the Light costumed by darkness,

I thank you, Lord.

For the beauty I know but cannot see,

I thank you, Lord.

For the music I cannot hear yet still I dance

And thank you, Lord.

For your secret healing of my every need,

I thank you, Lord.

For living in this broken human’s heart,

I thank you, Lord.

For using me anyway,

All my love and thanks and praise to you.

Amen

By Martha L Shaw –  ©2014

 


GROWING AND GLOWING

June 7, 2017

Days of raindrops

Tinkling like fingers on piano keys

As birds hover beneath a leafy umbrella

Singing along.

Some called it a gloomy day

But I am blessed.

The dust of yesterday is gone

As a new season

Is freshly polished

For tomorrow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

Words and image

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Signs and Wonders

October 6, 2013

presents

The balloon popped.

Squeals of delight were heard!

Loud and joy filled laughter . . .

Bows on each of her ears,

She made a hat

By folding bits of wrapping paper.

The gift lay nearby  . . .

“she likes the wrappings BETTER?”

No,

She just appreciates the love of the giver

Most of all!

By Martha L Shaw © 10-6-2013


In All Things

July 31, 2013

I hear it . . .thumb_cartoon_weather_set_showers

Thunder’s roll

I see the skies of black and gray.

The same hand that painted these

Holds the brush that brings about

The rainbow

In the wake of storms . . .

The hand that gave me eyes to see,

Ears to hear,

A heart to love.

I give you thanks.

-By Martha L Shaw – © 7-31-2013


Creation

July 30, 2013

Dust!

Whisked away.

Thoughts of you  . . .

Thoughts of me  . . .

Smiling!

By Martha L Shaw –©  7-30-2013

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