Archive | May 2013

God and the Greyhound

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

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It was a trying day.

I sat down to decompress

And thoughts swirled about me

Like a tornado

On a path to destruction.

I couldn’t escape them.

Suddenly,

There you were.

Your loving nudge went unnoticed,

At first,

Then you reached out again

With a loving touch

That kissed my very soul within me.

Distracted,

My focus on you was divided at first,

But again you reached out to me

And you were both gentle and strong.

The tornado of emotion passed me by.

There were no words,

Nor any sound at all between us,

But your touch restored me

And I met yours with my own,

Reminded of God’s love

By the affection of a greyhound . . .

I wonder,

Why can’t a servant of God

Run on four legs?

Today, one did.

By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2013

A visit with my friend Kim’s dog inspired…

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Is Being Sensible Working For You?

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

I come from a long line of sensible people.  Church going folks.  I always assumed the two concepts go hand-in-hand.  You know what?  I can’t say I’ve ever found the word sensible in the Bible.  Okay, so I decided I needed to look that up and since cyberspace provides worlds of opportunity I can tell you that one quick click revealed that the word appears just twice in the entire Bible.  Twice!  So, since my “sensible” approach to life is no longer working and since it seems the Lord has crazy and amazing (though not entirely defined yet) plans for me, I’m thinking that with just two uses of the word “sensible” that’s not much of an endorsement for MY PLAN.  Well, as it happens my sensible approach is no longer working anyway . . . so it’s time to totally trust in the Lord.

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Trust.  I don’t like that…

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