Friday, November 23, 2012

Thankfulness ~ A Thanksgiving Poem by Karrlin Bain



Thanksgiving Day ~ November 22, 2012

* Please note... Classy gates all around are for sweetest puppy ever!!  
Christmas tree is always up for Thanksgiving.  

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

~ Endless Weekend ~ by Karrlin Bain

Endless Weekend
by Karrlin Bain

Like a Crystal Set of Bookends
Filled only with Good Books
The Classics & Fine Treasures
Hidden Crannies & Nooks

Pining for the Weekend
Stretching Long Ahead
Minds Eye Does Quite Envision
Arrival on other end

With All Tasks Gone & Relaxed
To Do Lists all Ta Done
Memories Lived and Captured
Existing Love and Fun

As for that day that follows
Whose name we'll whisper not
That day we'll joyful banish
It is all but forgot

Off with that day This Moment
Mischievously Send
Replacing it with Magic
Of Continual Weekend


November 17, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cherished Snowflakes~ by Karrlin Bain



November 13, 2012

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Cherished Snowflakes
by Karrlin Bain

Snowflakes
United this Morning
And Broke my Windshield Wipers
But I forgave them because they are the
Loveliest, Miracle-iest, Delicate-iest, Sweetest
Little intricates That I have ever been Blessed enough
To See and when I Remember my Most Magical
Wonder Awe Filled Growing Up Memories
Snowflakes Crisply Glisten Within
In the Most Heartlifting
Snowglobesque
Fashion

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Walking on Water when you feel like you're drowning ~ A Book Review ~ by Karrlin Bain

Clicky Link: Walking on Water 
Finding hope in life's darkest moments
a book by Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt

 Authors Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt share stories and information about anxiety, depression and obsessiveness that help us connect with and relate to both of the authors as well as the subject.  I am thrilled to review this book!  
   
I must call this
 a book of HOPE.  
    
This is exactly the kind of book/information that I want to have in my life tool kit!  Anyone that is a human being or a person can benefit from reading this fascinating book.  Yes, I just said this book could apply to and support anyone and everyone! 

Some might believe that Christians would not (or should not) suffer from anxiety and depression because of having faith in God to carry them through tough times, but that is 
a MYTH.  The authors of this book show us that struggles like anxiety and depression do not discriminate.   Wonderful, put together, successful people can have these feelings sneak in on them.  Christians can suffer from anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness.  Anyone can suffer from anxiety, depression, and obsessiveness.

This book is here to help those that suffer from these conditions.  The author and pastor Tommy Nelson describes in detail what he has gone through or what one might go through when dealing with anxiety and depression.  He and counselor Steve Leavitt write from their experiences.  The book addresses how these conditions can come about because of chemical imbalances, circumstances, or combinations of the two. They talk about the ups and downs of diagnosing, coming to terms with having it (acceptance) and forms of treatment which may include counseling and/or medication.

This book is also here as a PREVENTATIVE MEASURE.  Reading this book during the happiest time of your life or during any time of your life will help you.  You may learn to think in ways that help you to avoid heavy depression and anxiety.  You may certainly learn how to better suspect and recognize the earliest signs, therefore being more of a help to yourself or others when experiencing depression/anxiety/obsessiveness.  This is a case where information is power.  Lastly, and most importantly, you will be able to connect to God's word in relationship to what you are experiencing.  This book ties and connects all of it's information directly to God's Word by quoting scripture (specific Books and Verses from the Bible) and connecting it with the various thoughts and beliefs that accompany these conditions.

I am so happy to own and highly recommend Walking On Water when you feel like you're drowning.  It goes without saying that we all walk through this life and experience things that may make us prone to various mental health issues as discussed in this book.  I like having this on my bookshelf!

Personally I enjoy working through Bible studies.  There are already specific details I have found in the book that I want to share with family and friends.  I believe we will read this book aloud with the kids and share according to the age level.

This book would make an excellent Bible Study 
 for one person, two friends, couples, families, or any kind of group.  

The back of the book lists the verse which sums it all up
 (you can click the verse/link to take you to an awesome Bible website:
You can find this book on Tyndale House Publishers 
website by clicking this link: Walking on Water when you feel like you're drowning
Finding hope in life's darkest moments by Tommy Nelson and Steve Leavitt

I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Tyndale House.
Thank you Tyndale House!!!


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cleaning Tip #2 ~ Get Something Delivered to Your House! ~ by Karrlin Bain

~ Cleaning Tips for the Clutterbug ~
How to be extremely creative, slightly distracted, somewhat
 inattentive and still keep an amazingly CLEAN home...

(...and yes, some of you are right to be laughing 
~I am pretty sure it is those of you that know me...)

Cleanify Me ~ Cleaning Tip #2 ~ Get Something Delivered to Your House!

I personally LOVE this cleaning tip!  It all began when our refrigerator totally croaked on us.  That part… not so much fun.  First the freezer, then the frig.  The part that I LOVE: NEW STUFF!!!  The delivery men are coming today with a new one (even with water and cube dispenser finally!!!!!) and this has forced me to face some cleaning music.  I am also so excited about the new item that I am willing to work for it… for a little while!!!  Okay... better get ready... (1 hour later:  ding dong... doorbell... they are here!)  

I had to move the entire living room around so they could bring the old refrigerator out and the new refrigerator in through the front door.  When I moved the couch, tables and chair so there would be ample room for the giant frig, I found a few interesting things, to say the least.  I cleaned up the floor and vacuumed.  Removing the old refrigerator messed up the entire kitchen floor so I had to mop it!  Vacuuming, mopping? Both DONE.  They took the old refrigerator away and gave me a new sparkly one… so refrigerator cleaned?  DONE (yes that counts!).  Grocery shopping will be forced due to the fact that we are out of food (and quite hungry) from our refrigerator totally conking out a bunch of days ago, so grocery shopping? DONE! (when hubby does it after work!)

So next time you have a lot to accomplish and are looking for some organizational motivation… buy something REALLY AWESOME and set up the delivery guys for as soon as possible!  It is all in a day’s work!  Next time I am going to get something REALLY good delivered… like a hot tub, or a rock climbing wall, or a marble horse statue, or a real horse, or….


Wishing to hear YOUR comments if you wish...

What would YOU have delivered if the sky was the limit??
and/or
What kind of statement does YOUR refrigerator make?