RIP OFF THE LABELS!

July 8, 2017

Unlabeled

The happy little dandelion

growing in the field

smiled toward heaven

all the while.

No one ever said

“you’re just a weed”

so he had no doubt

that he was loved.

Perhaps

there is a lesson

here for you andme?

by Martha L Shaw © 2017

dandelion

 

Just today, another young life lost whom I knew and many I never knew, due to labels. . .some self imposed, some by society or classmates or undefined loud mouths thrust upon them, but lives lost again aand again needlessly.  Each loved, each with purpose. When will we learn.

 

 

but by His love

 


THE ANSWER HAS NOT CHANGED!

May 17, 2017

img_1189555745174_21

WHEN WILL WE LEARN?

WRATH DOES NOT HEAL WRATH!

BIGGER GUNS ONLY MAKE BIGGER HOLES!

THE ANSWER?

PRAY, LISTEN, FOLLOW!

Image result for BULLET HOLES

 


Message From A Child On Peace

July 25, 2016

The following quote HAS to shared.  In the enlightened times where we still hear of cruel political figures and both random and mass shootings often from misdirected CHILDREN, let this and our faith in the Lord give us joy and hope!

 

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

– Anne Frank –

take wing

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

April 5, 2013

Gloom and glory go hand in hand.  Have you noticed?  It is midday where I sit yet the sun in just now beginning to shine outside my window.  As I approach the lamp and snap it off finally, I see more than a colorful lampshade.

  • I see reflected glory.
  • I see patriotism.  
  • I see Christian love.  
  • I see friendship.  

My pretty lamp was a gift from a friend as she packed up her home and prepared for deployment.  She is in the military.  At any moment she can  be sent to the center of a war-torn part of the world where she will serve willingly, lead and protect others, live surrounded by death, dying, and destruction.  Yet, my friend presents a calm spirit in the face of it all.  She sees life as full of beauty and color.  So, on this gloomy day, do I.  Thanks Lynn!

I present this to you in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge.  To participate, click here and read all about it.  The theme? Color!

Digital Camera


What Color Is Peace?

November 12, 2012

Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.  – Jewel Diamond Taylor –

I’m not overly political, I must admit and I’m taking no side in this post but this quote gave me pause for thought.  It seems I can’t pick up a paper, click on a website, or listen to television or radio without angry thoughts becoming angry words and deeds.

It is always somebody’s fault . . . or somebody else’s . . . does it matter in the end who the blame ultimately belongs to?  We are changing the world around us with fighting in the White House and fighting in the churches and fighting in the grocery store parking lot and the classrooms where our children learn . . .

Where’s it getting us?  What did our forefathers fight for?

What color is peace?  


Healing 101

January 19, 2012

 

It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place…

 

 it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.

– David Hume –

 

This quote from Hume speaks loud and clear.  Whether we are thinking of the world which is perpetually at war, bringing families back together, being a good neighbor, or leading people to the Lord. 

Whether we are talking about body, mind, or spirit, healing is all about love.  Spread some today, won’t you?

 


Out of Focus on Love

August 27, 2011

You know, this is random but you’ll realize that soon . . .  the dictionary – and society – has a poor definition of love in my personal opinion.  It seems to me that both sources of “meaning” present a picture that more closely resembles lust than love. 

 

I mean, eyes meet across a crowded room – love at first sight?  Okay, sure you can approach and have a relationship and it can become love if you both choose to make it that, but the concept of love at first sight is flawed since two strangers are only attracted initially by curiosity and lust. 

 

Love is a noun, or as a noun, is something we can have.  We decide to have it.  We work to perfect it.  We give it.  We seek it.  If we are Christians, we are especially called to all these but while it might feel good and often it might not feel all that good, its work.  It’s a lot of work. 

 

 It makes us step outside of our “all about me” world and put “it” out there and take risk in doing so.  Life becomes entirely different and in my view rises to a higher level when we decide to love and put it, this love, into action. 

 

It is not, however, initially a feeling or a verb, at all.  It begins as a noun and it’s only what we decide that makes it more than that.  We don’t even have to decide in favor.  I know some who do not choose to live with love as a focus.  I pray for them. 

 

Do you love what you do?  Does it show?  Do you feel the benefits of having made the decision to love? 

 

Just random thoughts. . . you know, getting back to the gaze across a crowded room theory . . . we are quick to buy into the concept of “love at first sight” and get all hot and sweaty about a cute stranger . . . sometimes . . . but then other times, we pass judgment and show ourselves to be unwilling to accept anyone who’s “different” from us.

 

Where’s the “love” when we’re faced with political unrest?  Where it is when we are faced with folks who worship differently than we do?  Dress differently than we do?  Speak a different native tongue than our own? 

 

Jesus died for them, too.


%d bloggers like this: