ALL GOOD GIFTS

January 4, 2017

Clouds holding back tears

as winter weather returns

joy floats on my tongue

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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FIND THE BEAUTY

September 15, 2016

 

Ah, gentle drum beats

leading to a crescendo;

Then comes the rainbow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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Joy Hidden In The Fog

May 20, 2013

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Is joy simply a gift, or a conscious decision we choose to make? It is difficult to choose in the midst of those who seek something else just as it is hidden in a fog of their apparent resentment of our own seeking something more . . .

By Martha L Shaw – 5-20-2013


Seven Word Sunday

March 24, 2013

Though the rain continues, Jesus still reigns!

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Shining On A Rainy Day

July 30, 2012

Yup.  It’s raining.  My paper’s still in the driveway and wet, so here I sit chatting with you and drinking coffee without the paper.  It’s Mom’s 83rd birthday today and I planned some “out and about” things today, but the skies are bleak and gray and there’s a promise of a return of yesterday’s bad storms both today and tomorrow.  They’ve said “avoid travel until the storms pass . . .”

We do try to avoid storms, yet they find us don’t they?  Still, as I was waiting in the cafe at the front of a store with a ton of other shoppers yesterday, we were taken by surprise by it.  We sipped sweet tea or lemonade and waited.  We saw a pause between the drops and ran to our cars laughing.  We drove a short way and ‘WAM’ the storm was lurking there awaiting us. 

As we arrived safely at our destinations weather or not, the focus of our attention on the storm shifted to relief as we laughingly ran into the shelter awaiting us.  This is what our Lord desires us to do.  We weather the storm knowing He’s in it with us, will calm the storm, and has His welcoming arms waiting for us to run into when our focus shifts from storm to Sonshine. 

Anyone can reflect His light on a sunny day, but we are called to do so at all times . . . weather or not.  Who’s with me? 

““You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and

glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14,16 NIV

 

 


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