The Ballad of Unity
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
If these were leaves
And I was five again,
I would leap into the air,
Land in a giggling heap of joy,
Then raise my arms in gleeful abandon
And do it all over again!
I just might anyway!
By Martha L Shaw – ©7-2-2014
Matthew 18:3New International Version (NIV)
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
The Gift of Faith
A distant rumble
cannot darken my delight
in nature’s beauty
By Martha L Shaw – © 6–10-2015 Words and Image
When I got my first home, knowing nothing of gardening, I was amazed when the neglected yard suddenly, come Spring, had lilies in bloom! When I relocated some years later filled with hopes and dreams, I also faced many unexpected challenges. I still do. Come spring though, I was again surprised by lilies! I still know nothing about gardening, but I know my Savior’s redeeming love. I saw it that day in the lilies He gave to me! The lilies bloomed again today!