THE JOYFUL JOURNEY

July 22, 2016

 

watered trees

It was a beautiful day

When we began

But that was long ago.

I didn’t expect time to pass so slowly,

Nor the path to be so rocky

Or so steep.

I noticed though,

As I lay resting,

How sweet the grass and flowers smelled.

Such colors!

I never really noticed their beauty before.

So many varieties of flowers!

The sounds!

As I try to rush I miss them,

But at rest I hear the trickling of a stream

And the calls of wild things!

So vast a symphony,

I cannot name them all!

I love my journey with Him!

He calms my fear,’Guides and guards me!

My greatest joy?

Sitting close by the fire

And just listening

And being!

 

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016


WHAT WE LEARN FROM OUR PETS

July 20, 2016

 

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A FOREVER KIND OF LOVE

Warm breath in my face

Oh those sloppy wet kisses

 His favorite toy

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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BE THANKFUL!

July 17, 2016

 

If our ancestors did not have the drive to succeed, where would we be?

Great Grampa Harry Moulton resized


POETS UNITE! CHOOSE LOVE OVER HATE!

July 16, 2016

My contribution to a great project reblogged in a previous post:

 

Love,
like hate,
is a decision we make.
Surely you would not choose death,
but life?
Christ laid down His life
so we could live! Choose life,
choose love,
choose Him!

By Martha L Shaw © 2016


Sing To Him With Joyful Hearts!

July 16, 2016
black and white rose in sepia
“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”   Song of Songs 2:11-13

Old Books . . . Old Friends

July 6, 2016

The tattered pages

Speak of those who’ve gone before

Can you hear the whispers?

By Martha L Shaw ©2015 

Digital Camera

For lots of reasons, I find myself reading most books these days by ereader, yet still I adore old books and stores which feature them!  I love the sight, smell and feel of them, but there is something more!  I hear the voices of each soul who held, read, and loved the book before me.  Old books, old friends!

 

 


REST . . . SOAR . . . SERVE . . . UM, SAY THAT AGAIN?

June 28, 2016

As followers of Christ and in our commitment to Him and to our personal relationship with Him we are called to be His vessel.  We “know” what a vessel is . . . or we think we do.  Have you ever looked up the definition?  I just did.  Not sure why, but as soon as I saw what the definition stated I became convinced the Lord called me to seek this information and to share it.

A vessel is a utensil that is used.  It is also an airship.  INTERESTING.  Consider . . . as a utensil it serves the one who carries it.  The burden is in the hand holding it. We need to remember as well the second part of the definition for that word as we ponder our commission as Christ followers.  A vessel is also an airship.  As such, it SOARS!

Wow.  I am loving being a vessel now that He’s shown me these words. 

Rest in His hands and soar!


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