February 13, 2017

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You Are Special!

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!  You are all special to me!

love quote

DP Challenge: Cupid’s Arrow – A Poem

February 14, 2013




Here I sit

Listening to the music,

Wanting to dance

And wishing you were here with me.

I wonder if you realize

The depth of my secret hunger

To be hugged,

To look deep into your eyes,

To see that special spark

I’ve seen before

And wished it was for me?

I could tell you how I feel,

Yet here I shyly sit,

Toe tapping

As I hear a different song

And look off into my own secret space

Envisioning your softly worn

Slightly rumpled

And delightfully disheveled

Favorite clothes,

The curl of your hair which I long to

Slip my fingers through . . .

And wondering if maybe

You are shy as well?

By Martha L Shaw = © 2-14-2013


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As I Have Loved You

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

This quote (below) is especially for those of us who are not at present fitting into the greeting card industry’s model of what love is all about which truly does fall short of the truth.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”” John 13:34-35 NIV

February 10, 2012

Whether it’s about the Love of God, the love of those near and dear in this world or both, you will be inspired by this wonderful Haiku.

My Heart Doesn’t Look Like a Valentine!

January 30, 2012

Seriously, the human heart doesn’t look like a valentine and while I could look up why the day February 14th became linked to a specific “shape” we call a heart, I’m not going to write about that.  As I look at the shape what I see is a rounded shape which is bursting open.  A simple shape.  A shape, a vessel, so full it is exploding and it’s contents are thus shared with those near and far as it bursts because it cannot contain anymore . . . much like my human heart when it is so full of the love of God.  I can’t selfishly hold His love, even if I wanted to.  I must share it.  Fortunately, He makes this easy for He gives us people with whom it must be shared.  He also gives us more so steadily that we never have to worry about running low. 

As Valentine’s Day approaches and we are reminded of love as the world and the retail industry define it, I believe Christians who know it’s definition in a different way should take care to give that love more freely.  Let us allow that “holiday” to be a reminder of what His love means and let us share it freely everyday, shall we?  Candy is nice, but when we “”taste and see that the Lord is good” as Psalm 34:8 reminds us, we find LIFE as we’ve never known it could be!  Let’s share that love everyday!

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