Archive for the Spirituality Category

Bible prophecy coming true?

Posted in religion, Spirituality, Thoughts on February 28, 2010 by maryrestaino

 Matthew 24

4Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, 5for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many. 6And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. 7Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. 8But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.


A tribute to murdered children

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry, Spirituality on January 25, 2010 by maryrestaino

Thoughts never spoken


Never shared

A touch or a smile

Never offered

During another’s joy

Or pain

A song never heard

That should have been sung

Gifts never given

That would have been brought

The bloom was cut

And didn’t get the chance to flower

Another life thoughtlessly taken

Before it begun

You know something’s missing

Even though no one else seems to

Only God has the wisdom

To decide

Who should live

And who should die

Start today

Posted in Poetry, Spirituality, Thoughts on July 26, 2009 by maryrestaino

100_0410A new day

Begin again

Breathe life into your dream

If you can imagine it

Let it take shape

With the efforts of your mind, soul, and body

It can start today

No regrets at sunset

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry, Spirituality on July 25, 2009 by maryrestaino


As the day ends

Don’t dwell on the opportunities you missed

Rather appreciate the beauty of the moment

While looking forward to tomorrow

Live more simply and be happier

Posted in Personal, Spirituality, Thoughts on July 24, 2009 by maryrestaino

Feeling like you’re drowning in debt and bills? Does it seem like your paycheck never stretches far enough? You might find this story interesting.

It seems that a man in Utah has been living in a cave for three years and stopped spending money in the autumn of 2000.  Daniel Suelo is not like the average American-drowning in credit card debt, struggling with a mortgage, terrified of the next downsizing at the office. In fact, he isn’t worried about the economic crisis at all.

Although I don’t wish to live in a cave, I found this story made me think about my own life. How I feel deprived if I can’t buy that Starbucks coffee, or because I can’t afford the extended basic on cable television. I was also amazed on how this man survives on what he can forage in the forest, the generosity of friends who feed him sometimes in a nearby town, and the discards of modern society. Most of us can make do on less, with an adjustment in our expectations and some creativity. It seems to be a more spiritual way of living.