Quiet Time

Originally posted on Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Artist:

I sit in silence

as a gentle breeze refreshes me

and brings me new life.

Your love’s quiet strength

restores me like none other.

I am yours.

By Martha L Shaw – ©  7–1-2015

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I Did NOT!

Originally posted on Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Artist:

I have a friend who wakes up all aglow and usually singing.  My late Mom often woke up singing church hymns.  Me?  Clear the way!  I need my coffee, shower, and quiet-time!  Yes,  I sometimes awaken in song, but not too often.  Not today.

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How we feel does not need to rule the day.  Hope is within us

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.  Pray with me . . .

Lord,

I give my all to you and

ask that you enable me

to reflect your joy and hope

on this day and always. Amen

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In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

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The Ballad of Unity

Originally posted on Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Artist:

Dedicated to Mother Emanual A.M.E. Church

Charleston SC

When I stand alone

I cannot hear the music

but when instead I hold your hand

the lyrical voices of freedom, hope, love and peace

make my heart soar!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  6–18-2015 Words and Image

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Clothed With Compassion

Originally posted on Revelations In Writing:

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – (Colossians 3:12)

Here I am, on the first day of summer break, and I am now compelled to study and stretch my mind to learn and grow more, wherever I can… This morning, this one verse, is packed full of deep and meaningful words. Rather than give an overall generalized application, I wanted to break it down, and look at each set of words, as their meaning is quite significant.

First, as God’s chosen people, we who have chosen to follow Christ, are wanted, desired, and considered among the Lord’s elect. This is not because we are worthy, but rather because He is good. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you…

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Dew Drop In!!

Originally posted on New Heaven on Earth!:

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This morning my sliding glass screen door was covered with dew; drops raining down, floor wet with dew drops. Glory, the manifest Presence of God, is like dew, like rain, like a river; growing, increasing, multiplying exponentially to a waterfall; a force of heaven that cannot be stopped! Heaven is invading earth!! It starts with a drop, and just a mere drop of God’s Glory can transform body, soul and spirit! Just a touch from God can alter everything!!

“The remnant shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers upon the grass, which tarry not for men nor wait for sons of men…your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and ALL your enemies shall be cut off” Micah 5:7, 9

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Put yourself on the altar and be altered! (Romans 12:1-2) Be made new in his River!

“By his mercies (loving-kindness) we…

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For Us and Within Us

Originally posted on Revelations In Writing:

Being confindent of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – (Philippians 1:6)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            God’s work for us, was made complete when Jesus went to the cross.  His work in us, began when we first believed, yet is an ongoing process throughout our entire life.  Because His Spirit is in us, we are enabled to grow more into the likeness of Christ every day that we choose to walk with Him.  Despite our seasons of both strength and struggle, God in us, is at work.  The Lord uses all things to grow us for our greater good, and to more clearly reflect He who is in us, unto the world.  May we embrace with confidence the promise that He will finish what He began within us, and will remain present all of the days of…

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What Have You Got There?

Originally posted on Another Red Letter Day:

Peter and John walked through the dusty streets heading toward the temple at the hour of prayer. Perhaps you know the story. There not dressed in any striking fashion, not wearing their Saturday bests. It’s just another mid-afternoon prayer time.

They met a lame man sitting near the gates begging alms of the passers-by. Peter get’s his attention—“Look at us.”

What do I do in this situation?

I dig through my pockets; Hand over a dollar or two; Make him promise not to buy liquor or drugs with it; Make my way to church; Pat my self on the back; Check—care for the poor—off my list.

But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene–walk!” – Acts 3:6 NASB

When I was digging through my pockets, I overlooked the vast limitless…

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