Saturday, December 01, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
To my Friends and Family
You are Missed Dearly
Aromas fill the
House we live or visit in
Waiting for the Feast
Loved ones Remembered
Who have passed on to Glory
Good memories shared
Sadness and Anger
Can overcome us also
Divorce or Broken
Relationships can get us
Down this holiday
Call a Friend or Just
Show up and see how you will
Be Welcomed in Now
Thanks to the Faithful
Volunteers who cook and serve
For the Homeless Ones
I give thanks to God
For all who read these poems
Have a Blessed Day
Christina Marie Falco Elias
Sunday, November 18, 2007
MY BOYS (Luke and Nick) at the AMC theater. Nick let me take his photo on his last day of work, 11/3/07, because I offered to help clean up the theater mess.
Nick's friend said: "You have the coolest mom" as I swept the AMC.
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
by Christian D. Larson - 1912
I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
I went swimming in our pool early this morning, about 815.
I noticed what I thought was a dead spider in our pool.
It was on it's back, with legs curled under, floating on the water. I thought it might be a black widow and was very happy it was dead. I almost used my hands, since it was dead, but instead I got a pool toy and removed it from the water. It proceeded to walk away! I smashed it with the pool toy. Damn Resilient Poisonous Spiders!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
To new possibilities
Love enters into
Our lives when we don’t expect
And leaves abruptly
Love returns to us
Perhaps in a new package
We embrace it more
Love is volatile
Passionate tender honest
Mean and Confusing
Love is shared moments
With Impeccable timing
Friendship and Conflict
Love is Forgiveness
Sunny Days and Stormy Nights
Mercy Care and Joy
Friends who love forgive
True Love cannot hate lie steal
Friends who love repent
Love surprises us
Even after many years
With pleasure and health
Love is to observe
Workmanship of God displayed
In your own children
Love is gift from God
Shared and passed on so we Bless
Others with God’s gift
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Each body has its art...
Safeguard the health both of body and soul.
I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.
French Romantic painter (1798 - 1863)
Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure.
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body.
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body.
Roman poet & satirist (55 AD - 127 AD)
Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.
Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.
The body is] a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels!
Theodor Herzl (1860 - 1904)
If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred.
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare (1564 – 161
U . . . . . . . . . . . . Unbelievable Ocean Sunset // Especially in Hawaii
M. . . . . . . . . . . . Maker.....God Made Summer!
M. . . . . . . . . . . . The Moon is awe-inspiring
E. . . . . . . . . . . . Every Breeze is so nice. Evening Darkness Calms a hot day.
R. . . . . . . . . . . . Gentle Summer Rain Cleans the Sky
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Without her I Do
Not exist except in Her
Lovingly working in the
Home to make it good
Spoiling the kids
That look quite a bit like hers
Wants to start over
Dreams she had more time
To spend with her mother who
Lives so far away
Necklace you crocheted
I still proudly wear at work -
Photo of the beach
I miss your smile
Sweet laugh and the delicious
You were there for me
Bikes rides games and movies too
My fair wedding maid
Wondering what kind
Of sister I would have had -
My friends have been great
Wondering what kind
Of person you would have been -
Are you in heaven
I loved you dearly
I hate that you died so young
We had such good times
Wife to husband
Sorry for the times
I failed with my emotions -
Please forgive me now
How could anyone
Expect any more from you
Who are Gifts from God
I will miss you all
Our bonds will survive for years
Believe God Loves You
I know you are near
Even though you seem so far
Help me to be true
Today I pray for
Peace in this pazzo world -
What caused this chaos
Christina Marie Falco Elias
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
- -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."
-- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
“A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.”
"Good works are links that form a chain of love."
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
Sunday, April 08, 2007
"O Lord, we can betray You in many ways. We have turned from those whose physical needs we could afford to meet. We have been insensitive to the plight of the prisoner, the lonely, the powerless and the handicapped. We have placed blame on others which was properly our own. Forgive us for these and other betrayals against You and against others. We thank you, Lord, that you take from us the weight of such guilt, if we but ask. Amen. "
"Lord Jesus, we confess that it is easy for us to look at Pilate and wonder what he was thinking. He is so easy to condemn. Did he really believe he was innocent? Do we believe we are innocent? Would we have made another decision? We would like to think so, but under pressure, filled with fear, blinded by our own prejudices, probably not. Forgive us for not always standing for Your truth and Your ways. Forgive us for too often choosing the easy way, rather than Your way. Thank You for loving us so much that You willingly endured this kind of injustice and humiliation for our salvation. We bow in silent gratitude before You. Amen."
Unison Prayers from church I attended April 6th 2007, Good Friday
Saturday, April 07, 2007
I turn the big 5.0. in a few months.
I need to tackle this and be cured of it for my next *50* years---sure!
My Reality Check was being weighed at the doctor's office April 2nd.
I've already increased my activity, walking, parking farther away, stairs, ex-bike.
I am eating less. I'm trying to decipher my emotions before choosing to eat. I found a great web-page on being cured of binge eating. My therapist is helping me address the real deeper issues related to my being overweight.
My doctor would not give me a diet pill--damn her! (just kidding)
Please pray for me to accomplish this. Thanks.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Accepting God's Forgiveness
Action leads to attitude
Advice, support, listening ear, and unconditional love from people walking the Christian life
Allowing myself a reasonable amount of time to grieve
Asking God to bless everyone who mistreats me (Romans 12:14)
Believing God Will Heal me
Corporate worship weekly
Counseling from professional Christian
Entrusting my life to Jesus
Facing my giants head on
Faith that God will work it all out for good since He allowed it to happen
(Fasting and Prayer--Hard for me to do)
Fellowship with Christians
Forgiving those who have hurt me
Fun humor laughter playtime recreation can help at times
Getting my focus off self and onto others
Hugs, encouragement, support and listening ear from my husband
Listening for the whisper of God’s direction in my heart and mind
Personal private study of scripture
Prayer prayer prayer and more prayer
Seeking God’s face for the best way to proceed
Serving those less fortunate
Thanking God for my many blessings
Trusting God's promise he will not forsake me
Waiting for God’s direction in God’s time
The stages of grief Kubler-Ross identified are:
Denial (this isn't happening to me!)
Anger (why is this happening to me?)
Bargaining (I promise I'll be a better person if...)
Depression (I don't care anymore)
Acceptance (I'm ready for whatever comes)
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (contemporary english version)
"Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins."
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (new international version)
"YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON ANYONE, NOT EVEN A GREAT LEADER."
Psalm 146:3 (contemporary english version)
"Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there."
146:3 (new living translation)