Lasting Light Poetry

January 18, 2003

Hello Again ~ I hope your New Year is off to a good start. It's good to share some time with you again. I invite you to take a look at a few of my poems you might enjoy. "Harmony" is a poem meant to brighten a gray day with thoughts of romance and spring. ~ A few thoughts about the beginning of a new year are evident as you read "Into The New". ~ If things aren't exactly going your way or if you have some post-holiday blues, I hope you'll take a look at "When You Can't Smile". We all have those days. Relax and enjoy, and I do have a new little poem at the end of this newsletter......


Into The New
Into The New

When You Can't Smile
When You Can't Smile


Deb and Lynn's Spot ~

Deb's newest Wee Greeting Card....

Have a wonderful day!
Have a wonderful day!

Inspirational Gatherings - Lynn's website
A gathering of inspiring poems, postcards, angel poems, living with depression and more.
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Recipes from the Board ~ Here are a few delicious recipes you might like to try for a Super Bowl party. I hope you will take a moment and post some nice Valentine favorites to share with us all. Let's cook!

~~ SUPER BOWL SALAD Posted by Beatrice

("Really rich!")

1 can cherry pie filling
1 can drained fruit cocktail
1 can drained pineapple chunks
1 can Eagle Brand
1 medium Cool Whip
pecans (optional)

Mix and chill.


This might be nice to serve at a Super Bowl party. I love salsa and this is always a hit...Enjoy!

~~ Easy Creamy Salsa Dip ~ Posted by Karen

1 package (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
1 Cup of you favorite Salsa (Thick & Chunky Style)
garnish (chopped olives, grated cheese, green onions, etc.)

Directions ~
Use an electic mixer to beat the cream cheese until nice and smoothe. Fold in the salsa and combine. Cover and refrigerate. You can add the garnish of your choice just before serving. I think a little grated cheese, chopped, olive, and minced green onion or fresh chopped cilantro look nice.

Serve with fresh veggies, tortilla chips, or whatever munchies you prefer


~~ Cheese Steak Sandwiches Posted by Max

1 lg. onion, sliced
2 tbsp. butter
1 lb. thin roast beef slices
1 (8 oz.) jar Cheez Whiz cheese
6 (6 inch) French bread rolls, partially split and heated

Saute onions in butter, remove onions from skillet. Add meat to skillet, heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally. Heat process cheese spread in saucepan over low heat. Fill rolls with meat and onions. Top with process cheese spread. Makes 6 sandwiches


Something New At Lasting Light ~ I'd like to apologize to any of you who tried to send pages using the form I used to have. I found it wasn't working properly. I am pleased to tell you I have a new form hosted by TAFMaster and I would greatly appreciate it if you would give it a try. This "Tell a Friend" service is excellent, and please take a moment to share my pages that way. Just click on the grey bar to send any of my poems to all your friends. Thank you for supporting me in this. ~ Karen


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Quotes to Consider ~

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carryit with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
- Pierre De Coubertin

If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that theworld will not raise your price.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built theark. Professionals built the Titanic.

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance, and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity.
- Celia Luce

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself,"I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I'm afailure."
- S. I. Hayakawa

Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways. Where it isunwilling it will find a thousand excuses.
- Arlen Price

Time is like the snowflake that on your finger lit. It disappeared while you were thinking of what to do with it...

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays


Sharing ~

Sharing is such pleasure
I've loved this time with you
Be well, be safe, and don't forget
He's watching over you

So that should keep you smiling
Through winter's darkest night
Please stop by and say hello
It's always warm at Lasting Light

Karen Shaw Matteson


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