Lasting Light Poetry

May 15, 2003

Hello Friends! I know it's been a long while since my last newsletter, but I do hope you will enjoy this one. I have a new offering. It says what I feel is important in this world...perhaps you agree. Have a look at "Living With Love".

Living With Love
Living With Love


Deja Vu or Maybe New ~ I love the sunsets all year long. They are especially captivating in summer. "Eternity's Door" is the result of letting my imagination fly while enjoying one. I hope you enjoy it as well. ~ I admit I'm a romantic. I think "I Wonder" is a question we all ask when we love someone. I love the painting by Robert Williams. He is a California artist who really captures the magic of the ocean. ~ The beauty of God's creation is unmatched by anything man can create. "Of Thee I Sing" is a tribute to the astounding beauty all around us. This small glimpse into the Heartland of America is captured so beautifully through the lens of Gary D. Tonhouse. Enjoy!

Eternity's Door
Eternity's Door

I Wonder
I Wonder

Of Thee I Sing
Of Thee I Sing


Lynn and Deb's Spot

Lynn's new website....
Handcrafted recipe card gift bags
Handcrafted recipe card gift bags

Check out the rest of Lynn's website,

Wee Inspirations - Deb's website - no new pages at this time
Inspiring poems and stories, greeting cards and a picture tour through Scotland.
Wee Inspirations


Recipes From the Board ~ Here are some delicious recipes to add some new "flavor" to your day. I hope you'll stop by the Lasting Light Message Board and check out more delicious recipes. Please post of a favorite of your own if you wish. Let's Cook!

~~ One Step Pound Cake ~ Posted by Beatrice

I love making this cake, I love eating it too! I have made this over the years for every day dinner and when guests come over. It never fails. I hope you and yours will enjoy it as much as I do!

What you need:

2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup of dairy sour cream
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs

1 cup powered sugar
1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice

What you do:

Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Generously grease (using 1 tablespoon solid shortening) and lightly flour 12 cup fluted pan. *
In large bowl, blend all cake ingredients at low speed until moistened.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool to lukewarm; invert onto serving plate. Cool completely.
In small bowl, blend glaze ingredients until smooth. Spoon over cake.

* You can also use an 8 inch springform cake pan

( This would be lovely with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!! ~ Karen)


~~ Really Good Macaroni Salad ~ Posted by Lorna

5 cups (16-ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 package (8 ounces) cheddar cheese, cubed
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix ingredients until well blended. Refrigerate.

Makes 8 1/4 cups


~~ Little Egg and Ham Pies ~ Posted by Beatrice


1 teaspoon olive oil or butter, for lining the muffin tray
12 thin slices good quality ham
12 large eggs, preferably free-range
2 tablespoons cream
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan


1. Heat the oven to 180C or 350 F. or Gas 4.

2. Lightly oil or butter a 12-hole muffin tray. Line the base and most of the sides of each mould with a slice of ham, then break an egg into the hollow. Drizzle with the cream and scatter with sea salt, pepper and parmesan.

3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the egg is just set and starting to shrink away from the sides of the tin.

4. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then run a knife around each mould to loosen the ham and egg and remove to a wire tray. Eat warm or at room temperature.

(I've tried these...and I think they are a lovely breakfast when you want something special..Karen)


Lasting Light Message Board
Message Board

Lasting Light Poetry
Lasting Light Poetry


Note From Karen ~ Today was full of sunshine. It was the warmest day we've had this year in my part of the world. It was good to just to take a leisurely walk and enjoy a nice day. ~ I want to thank all of you for your continued interest and support in my poetry and my website. It was created with you in mind. I am encouraged by your letters and guestbook signings. ~ Please take some time for yourself today. We can't nurture others unless we nurture ourselves first. Enjoy your day! I'm so glad you're on this journey with me. Shine on..........Karen


Inspiration ~ This poem was posted by Sandy of White Rock on my message board. I hope it touches your heart the way it did mine. You will find many beautiful inspirations left by caring souls on my board. The people who post there are pure gold. ~ Karen

Your heart is filled with pain,
Your mind cluttered with confusion.

Pieces of your life fall around you
Like raindrops in a storm.

The path you chose so long ago
Led you straight to hurts door.

Now your weary feet struggle
To find the road back home,
Searching for the places
That love and beauty hide.

Temptations lie in wait all around,
Pulling at your every step,
Waiting for you to slide back
From the chosen, sought for, path.
Emptiness surrounds you,
Confusing your perceptions.
It is difficult to carry on.

I will do my best to fill your heart with joy,
To clear the cobwebs of confusion,
Help you find your purpose.

I am good at catching pieces
And I can chase away a storm.

Let me walk your path beside you,
I have walked this road before.

You can lean on me when the weariness comes.
My shoulders are very strong.

I can not fight your battles,
Or chase away demons of the soul,
But I can lend you my strength
Until you find your own.

I will help you find the courage
To face each day anew.

I can not shorten the journey you must make,
The road is just as long as before.

But I can fill the emptiness
And help you reach your center,
The place where love and beauty hide.

Take my hand, be my friend,
Let me walk with you awhile.

Angi Eads


I've enjoyed this time with you........and look forward to seeing you again. Be good to each other. Until next time...........Karen




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