In Love With The Lord

Martha L Shaw


Charleston, South Carolina, USA
December 31
Freelance writer and artist


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JULY 25, 2012 2:07PM

Think You Deserve Better?

More . . . More, and then still more . . . that seems to be what society focuses on.  "It" is never enough.  "It" is never good enough.  "They" seem to be one-up on "us" and . . . gasp . . . we can't have that!  So what do… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2012 12:07PM

Olympic Gold Metalist!

You!  It can happen!   It’s true! 

I know, the thought of something like that, to many of us, is ‘OH, yeah, but . . . ” However, I am merely stating facts here.  You have it in you to have your very own Olympic GOLD metal around your neck.  It&r… Read full post »

Seems to me that everywhere I look I see negativity and anger.  The print media, online media, television, radio, restaurants and bars . . .  we sure do seem to love to rant about all that's wrong in our neighborhoods, our towns, our nation, and the world.  We look for whom… Read full post »

JULY 4, 2012 12:07PM

Celebrate Freedom!

JULY 3, 2012 8:07PM

Finding Eden

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Isaiah 51:3

The Lord will surely comfort Zion
    and will look with compassion on all her ruins;
he will make her deserts like Eden,
    her wastelands like the garden of the Lord.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,

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Editor’s Pick
JUNE 19, 2012 3:06PM

Baggy Butt Jeans of the Soul!

Okay, stay with me, guys!  I heard a wonderful sermon on Sunday on Jesus changing us.   You heard the rumor that people can’t change?  Amazing what the Lord can do when we give our lives to Him!  Let me also interject that if you are in the Charleston SC area andRead full post »

JUNE 11, 2012 10:06AM

Hope Has Floppy Ears

We all have days when we go about life on "auto-pilot."  Challenges of all sorts seem, on those days, to be too heavy and rather than resolve them, we set them aside and behave responsibly. 

Our mind knows that the economy will get better, that we can exercise a bit… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2012 10:06AM

Hurricane Season of the Soul?

So, are you facing spiritual stormy weather?  Do you have times when life is on a spiritual high but others when it crashes down on you?  You are not alone.  A new season is on its way.  I promise . . . He promises!

God speaks to me 2

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JUNE 9, 2012 10:06AM

What Are You Searching For?

Do you sometimes feel isolated?  Alone?  Abandoned?  We all do, but some of us just don't admit it to ourselves . . . or show it in an easily defined way. 


Know what?  The answer we seek is often RIGHT THERE and our bold attempts to be "class clown"… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 1:04PM

Re-gifting Blesses the Lord?

2 Corinthians 9:10-11

 10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion,

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APRIL 11, 2012 1:04PM

Jesus Rose . . . But Then What?

When Mary Magdalene realized Jesus was not “gone” but had risen and suddenly realized the one who was close to her was not working  to weed the garden, I’m sure she wanted to hug Him and hold Him close.  She didn’t get to do that though, did she? 

He did give… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2012 8:03PM

I Am Nothing

It is true, you know.  I am nothing. 

I was walking out of a church supper last night with a friend.  She is about my age.  Not too long ago she and her husband were happy, active, independent, and living a good Christian life . . . then they both got… Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2012 2:03PM

Joyful About NOTHING?

Thing is, I used to be fairly happy.  I had it under control.  Life was okay.  Then the Lord planted a seed in me which caused some changes and a lot of last few years have included growing pains.  Sometimes it was and is hard to think of anything but the… Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2012 2:03PM


It is dark and dreary where I sit, but I know that brighter days are coming.  Perhaps the day is lack luster where you are as well?  Here are some smiles to lift your spirits.


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So, you have been given a message to share?  You have writing skills?  You are a leader in your chosen profession?  You love people and love Jesus and desire to shine His reflected light? 

This is great, but you need to reach them!  They need to find you!  How can your… Read full post »

MARCH 13, 2012 8:03PM


Spring is in the air and so is the pollen.  Achoo.  Excuse me.  I am allergic to pollen but as a rule suffer as silently as I can.  Achoo.  Ooops.  Clearly, this first week of hearing the pollen count spoken of on the morning and evening news has upset things in my… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 29, 2012 12:02PM

Leap Day

Okay, this post is about another sort of leaping and not simply another piece about how many days appear on the calendar this month.  The word leap appears many times in the Bible and I was curious to view some of the verses . . . this one caught my eye… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2012 2:02PM

When The Storm Passes

The threat of a storm lasted long, but now that the storm is over it seems as though it was quite brief.  How often do we find this to be true?  After it has gone, the beauty in its wake seems brighter than ever before  . . .

Here are… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2012 2:02PM

An Ordinary Life Redefined!

Sometimes just wandering by the front window at the right time of day can be an amazing experience. 


Ordinary can be extraordinary!

Simple can be simply incredible!



See what you've been missing?


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FEBRUARY 18, 2012 1:02PM

A Word, A Song, A Joyful Heart

For the last several days, as I awakened in the morning it was not to immediately enjoy the singing of birds outside my window which typically will always fill me with the Love of my Father God for I know how much He loves every feather on each one of them… Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2012 2:01PM

My Heart Doesn't Look Like A Valentine!

Seriously, the human heart doesn’t look like a valentine and while I could look up why the day February 14th became linked to a specific “shape” we call a heart, I’m not going to write about that.  As I look at the shape what I see is a rounded shape which is… Read full post »

JANUARY 30, 2012 2:01PM

Kisses From God

Luther Burbank: “Flowers always make people better,

 happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”

I like this quote because it states something I have come to believe but in a different way. 

I believe that

God created flowers

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JANUARY 21, 2012 9:01PM

Restored My Soul

One Flickering Flame

by Martha L Shaw


Are you afraid?

Do you dare try . . .

You cannot overcome it,

or maybe . . .

One small candle lit

and held in shaking hands.

The light has come

but eyes squint to see it

and the flame flickers.… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2012 10:01AM

What Does Your Spam Mail Reveal?

Okay, I'm not sure how to take this, but spammer are working hard to "improve me."  I'm wondering what they think of me.  Here's the deal.  They seem to think I need to improve my finances.  I get lots get rich quick opportunities and job offers to process money into the US… Read full post »