Archive for the Thoughts 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.


Symbols of loss

Posted in Poetry, Thoughts on November 18, 2009 by maryrestaino

All that’s left is

Broken glass on the side of the road

Catching the light of the night

Twisted car wreckage

About to be hauled away

A building burned

Or boarded

Symbols of memories



Claimed by death


And fate

Another beautiful day

Posted in photography, Photos, Thoughts on September 15, 2009 by maryrestaino



Another beautiful day

Spending it with you

Makes it even better

Go on, give it a try

Posted in photography, Photos, Poetry, Thoughts on September 10, 2009 by maryrestaino



The time has come

Take a chance

Try something new

Or a different approach

To an old challenge

Don’t let fear of change

Keep you from a destiny

That can be better

Than you ever imagined

Changing like the wind

Posted in Poetry, Thoughts on August 7, 2009 by maryrestaino


Mixed signals





A flame that roars so brightly

Quickly burns out

Leaving you only with ashes

And feeling cold

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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

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.