My Empty Hands

March 11, 2019

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Lord,

Everything I have seems to be slipping

Through my fingers.

Tangible is so temporary

And things I’ve always valued

Are quickly gone

From my grasp.

I moan,

I weep,

I sing.

For while my hands are empty,

My heart is full.

Your love . . .

My trust in you . . .

Intangible  . . .  real . . . true.

I have nothing

Yet I possess everything.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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LOVE IN A CRYSTAL VASE

March 4, 2019

When I was a wee one

I always wanted to visit Nana

and bring her flowers.

Seemed to me she never got any.

As I saw things,

she was always alone, too.

I picked beautiful dandylions for her

and she put them in a water glass on her dining table!

I didn’t know it was a water glass

nor did I know the “flowers” were just weeds.

Nana must not have known what they were either

because she kissed me

and said they were beautiful

just like ME!

By Martha L Shaw © 2019

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DARKNESS OVERCOME

March 2, 2019

 bedroom comfort

Crickets and rain drops outside my window,

Quiet my distracted soul

And not unlike a lullaby,

I feel my spirit finding rest

In You.

By Martha L Shaw © 2014


HERE COMES THE SUN!

February 19, 2019

As I rolled over

preparing for the new day,

and also avoiding it . ..

I got up anyway.

Deep breaths . . .

surrender . . .

but I MUST . ..

What if . . .

I stepped out on the back porch.

The birds sang so beautifully

without any consideration

for the grey sky

or cold February wind.

Suddenly,

I took no notice either!

The Master artist,

looking at all my broken pieces,

DID’T see the mess

reflected in my mirror!

He saw His own likeness

and all at once I did as well,

and I shall follow Him always!

By Martha L Shaw ©2019

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PRAISE THE LORD!

February 12, 2019

IF you’re dealing with difficulties, there are 3 things to focus on!

 

  • YOU WERE CREATED IN YOUR LOVING GOD’S IMAGE
  • HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU!
  • PRAISE HIM ANYWAY!

 

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WEEKEND ENCOURAGEMENT

February 2, 2019


WE CAN ALWAYS GIVE GOD PRAISE!

January 25, 2019

It is too easy for us to find reasons to face faults in our world but this only makes things worse.  Our Lord is close to us always and despite our fears and confusion, He’s got this!  Trust and give praise and your heart will be renewed,  and faith will replace fear!

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Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  Philippians 4:8 ESV

 


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