Archive | December 2014

You! You’re The One!

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

John . . . His focus on love is unique in that he refers to himself as the one Jesus loves and while this might appear as an exclusive statement, the focus of his writing says otherwise. We all need to be so aware and ready to share this important message of our Savior’s love. I am Martha L Shaw– the one whom Jesus loves.

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Gift of a Broken Heart

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

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Truly loving is the only thing, I think, that can really break the human heart. Perhaps, though, THAT is a gift since the Lord, if we let Him. will take all those imperfect fragments and with a kiss will create a new heart within us – His own! – from Thoughts Over Morning Coffee by Martha L Shaw

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Riches  Redefined

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

My first car,

Though rusty and dented,

Was beautiful to me.

It cost little

And that was what I had.

It set me free!

No radio,

So I had to sing.

In summer

My open window refreshed me

As the aroma of cut grass reached me

Along with the sound

Of kids at play.

I’ve had other cars since then,

But was that one

the worst or best?

By Martha L Shaw – ©12-26-2014

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She Said Yes!

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

Vengeance . . . what an ugly word. Look it up. It is so much worse than you may think. We sin. We come from a long line of sinners. We have no valid excuse and surely God has reached out in amazing ways in the thousands of years since the Garden of Eden yet here we are rushing about preparing for the great announcement of Mary giving birth to her firstborn Son. When you look into the eyes of a newborn babe, you surely do not think of God’s vengeance, yet whether she knew or not, that is what Mary saw. God’s ultimate vengeance and His ultimate love for us was wrapped in swaddling clothes and born in a dirty barn/cave . . . did the animals instinctively sense He came to die a violent death for us? The humans didn’t know. Mary did not understand any of this…

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“But I’m Right!” or Maybe Not

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

When we judge others, their message becomes our own. Our mission, as I believe it, is to pray for them and reflect Christ. How are we doing this if we openly condemn and repeat choices of others? – From Martha L Shaw Thoughts Over Morning Coffee –

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Hope in Him

Martha L Shaw - Poet, Writer, Author, Artist

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The season has changed

And a time of cold has come.

The flowers wither

And dried petals lay on the winter hardened ground.

Still,

my heart sees their beauty

And smells their sweet perfume.

So,

I will paint of them here

For you.

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-1-2014

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