Archive | July 2013

Seek His Face

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

Jesus kneeling\

I needed encouragement.  Actually I needed more than that.  I needed to feel the joy of the Lord which I possess but which life’s challenges were preventing me from feeling.  Want to feel His joy?  Click on the image above.

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Fear?

Ruach 333, by Quilla

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“My life is now hidden with Christ, in God”.

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Fear

“The LORD is my light, and my salvation. . . . . . . .whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life. . . . . . . . . . .whom shall I dread?

“In the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
In the secret place of His tent He will hide me,
He will lift me up on a rock.”

“Wait for the LORD.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage.
Yes, wait for the LORD.”

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–Psalm 27, verses 1, 5, and 14

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“Whatever troubles come on you, of mind, body, or estate, from within or without, from chance or intent, from friends or foes—whatever your trouble be, though you be lonely, O children of a heavenly…

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Daily Prompt: Stranger in a Strange Land

Have you ever felt like a stranger to yourself?

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

 

What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place — the food? The architecture? The people watching?

 

What a thought-provoking topic!  My immediate reaction was, quite likely, not what most would expect.    You see, my life, my lifestyle, my home, my finances, my vocation, my faith, and ultimately my heart has changed greatly in the fairly recent past.  Change is good.  Change is growth.  Change can be scary, especially when one no longer fits the mold of familiarity that friends and family have grown accustomed to.  Suddenly, this land I’ve been in for so long has become a strange land.  Suddenly, I am a stranger to myself . . . or expressed more clearly, I have become my true self.  What do I like best?  Well, the food . . . I’m eating a mostly vegetarian diet and that’s good.  People watching is fun but sometimes frustrating.  People…

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Blessings from a weekend spent with Christ

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Many will agree that Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island is a God filled place.  To stand in Kimbel Chapel and merely look out the window bank allows an infilling of the Holy Spirit…at least for me.

Cursillo is that type of experience for me – spending time away from the “real world” and drawing closer to my Savior.  Each weekend I experience I learn more and more.

This weekend most of what I learned was about prayer.  Not “how to pray” but just “pray”.

Some of my friends are self proclaimed atheists and consider God a non-entity.  I love and respect the choice.  With any luck, they love and respect my choice to believe that when our time here on earth is done, that we have been promised abundant riches in Heaven…and through dedicating your time here on earth to walking with Christ, you can experience all that God…

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