Lasting Light Poetry

March 7, 2003

Hello Friends ~ I'm back to share a new poem and some good things with you today. My new poem is called "Why" and it's about those times we question the rhyme and reason of things. I have used a classic painting and classical music. Relax, and have a look.



Deja Vu or Maybe New ~ "Escape" is a light hearted poem about daydreams. I hope it will give you a smile. ~ In these uncertain times we need a source of solace and strength. Whatever happens, please remember to "Keep The Faith". ~ I wrote "Watching Over Me" as a reminder that I am never alone. I hope these poems bring something special to your day. They are meant to soothe and encourage. ~


Keep The Faith
Keep The Faith

Watching Over Me
Watching Over Me


Lynn and Deb's Spot ~

Angel Hearts - Lynn's latest page....
Angel Hearts

Touching of Hearts - Deb's latest page....
Touching of Hearts


Recipes from the Board ~ There are some fantastic ideas for St. Patrick's Day and some fabulous goodies posted on Lasting Light Message Board. Here is a sampling. Let's cook!

A St. Patrick's Day Treat from Ireland

~~ Irish Coffee Pudding ~ Posted by Beatrice

6 eggs, separated
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup very strong coffee
1 1/2 oz. unflavored gelatin powder
1/3 Cup Irish whiskey or Irish Mist liqueur
2 1/4 Cups whipping cream, divided
1/4 Cup crushed walnuts

Beat egg yolks with the sugar until thick.
Heat the coffee until hot but not boiling: add the gelatin and dissolve it in the coffee.
Mix this mixture into the yolks and sugar.
Place in a double boiler (or in a stainless steel bowl suspended over boiling water).
Continue beating until mixture begins to thicken, about 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat, and when the bowl has cooled a little, place it over cracked ice and continue stirring.
Beat 1 1/4 cups cream.
When pudding mixture has cooled and is on the point of setting, fold in cream.
Stir in the the whiskey or Irish Mist.
Lastly, fold in the well-beaten egg whites.

Pour into a soufflé dish that has a double thickness of parchment paper tied around it: the paper should come up 3 inches above the top of the soufflé dish.
Oil a jam-jar or bottle and press it down into the center of the pudding, this will leave a well that will later be filled.
Chill for several hours to set.

Remove the paper collar by easing around the circumference with a knife dipped in hot water.
Carefully remove the jar or bottle, and fill the center with 1 cup sweetened whipped, cream.
Decorate the exposed sides of the pudding with crushed walnuts, pressed on with the palm of your hand.

Serves 4


~~ Cheesy Crockpot Chicken ~ Posted by Debbie Yauch

Almost too easy, the chicken cooks in a creamy, cheesy sauce that is delicious over noodles. This freezes well, too.

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Place chicken breasts in the crockpot. Mix the undiluted soups together with the garlic powder and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, until chicken is tender.

Serve with the delicious sauce over rice or noodles.

Yield: 8 servings


~~ GOOEY BUTTER CAKE ~ Posted by Joni

1 package yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, melted
1 tbsp. water

Mix and spread batter into 9 x 13 pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Batter will feel like mud. Set aside while preparing topping.

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar (probably about 4 cups)

Beat cream cheese. Add eggs and mix. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Pour over batter in pan. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes.

For chocolate gooey butter cake, substitute chocolate cake mix for yellow and add 1 cup chocolate chips to topping mixture.


~~ Parmesan Salad Dressing ~ Posted by Linda

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Great as a salad dressing or dip for vegetable crudites or chips.
Makes 1 1/2 cups dressing


Karen's Musings
Karen's Musings

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Note from Karen ~ I know it's been a while since we last had a visit. I'm sure we are all concerned about world events and the possibility of a war. Lasting Light is only meant to be a place of comfort and inspiration. I do think we all need to be a little kinder and a bit more tolerant with each other. I encourage you to make a difference in your own world by reaching out with a caring gift or perhaps a letter or phone call to someone you know needs your support. Many have family and friends serving in the military. They do need our support and prayers. ~ Where I live the sun is shining today. Spring is on the way. Let's take heart and allow ourselves time each day to appreciate all the beauty around us. Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I appreciate your kind letters and please take a moment to sign my guestbook and let me know you dropped by. Shine on...........Karen


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Irish Blessings ~ Posted by Beatrice

Here's a special Irish wish, You can hear it in Cork or Kerry, God bless yourself, God bless your house, and may your days be merry.

Warm be the love that surrounds you;
Good be your friends and true;
Constant be hope and promise;
Useful the work that you do;
Close be your family around you;
Good health be yours day by day;
Long be the life that you’re living;
And full of much joy on the way,

Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

May the good Lord take a liking to you, but not too soon.

May you get the reward in heaven that's been denied you for your goodness on earth.

May we have the grace of God and may we die in Ireland


Quotes ~

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

George MacDonald

Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. "I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone."

"The Wise Woman's Stone"
Author Unknown


Thank you for sharing this time with me. Until next well, be safe, and don't forget to share a smile. ~




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