Friday, August 31, 2012

My life belongs to You ~ by Karrlin Bain

My life belongs to You
                                      by Karrlin Bain ~ August 10, 2012

Heal me up in every way (Psalm 147:3),
Remind me when I start my day,
“Do not Worry” to me You say ” (Luke 12),
My life belongs to You.


Heal what physically in me ails (Matthew 14:35),
Forgive my wimpy whiney wails (Psalm 73),
Light my path so I can see (Psalm 119:105),
All the plans you have for me (Jeremiah 29:11).

I love you,
And yes I know,
You love me,
Your Book says so (John. 3:16) (Jeremiah 31:3) (Romans 5:8).

Thank you Lord,
And please just know,
My life belongs to You.



Karrlin's commentary:  ; )  When I read this I laugh because you HAVE to read Psalm 73 to know what I am talking about when I write wimpy whiney wails.  If I did not know what it said I would guess... I would guess it probably said something like "and the 11th commandment to never break is THOU SHALT NOT WHINE!"  That is not the case though... it is actually an example in the Bible of people whining.....  here you have it:

Psalm 73:17-20
17-20 All they did was sin even more,
    rebel in the desert against the High God.
They tried to get their own way with God,
    clamored for favors, for special attention.
They whined like spoiled children,
    “Why can’t God give us a decent meal in this desert?
Sure, he struck the rock and the water flowed,
    creeks cascaded from the rock.
But how about some fresh-baked bread?
    How about a nice cut of meat?”




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Thursday, August 30, 2012

I Thought of You Today ~ by Karrlin Bain


I thought of You Today
by Karrlin Bain
December 2008

I thought of you today
As I often do
Life gets so busy
And it seems
Our work is never through

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Daily Instructions to Self ~ by Karrlin Bain


When I was growing up I invented a unicorn named "King" that followed me around all over the place. He (yes I know...still imaginary...) protected me and cared about me... while also looking generally muscular, beautiful, magical and amazing--as unicorns are wont to do. He was my hero! He was based on a picture one of those shiny school folders we could get... I guess you still can for kids. In my kid mind he was all powerful and really cool! (And in my defense I read tons of science fiction!!!)

I also attended a Lutheran school and learned about God as a true King. My faith replaced that need for that imaginary King. When I think of this though ~ I visualize or think of my King as more than someone that sits on a throne... I know that God cares about me the way I could only imagine that super cool unicorn would... but God is way cooler!

So... when I wrote this poem it has double meaning for me. I had created an imaginary character when really there was no need! 


I had originally called it "Lord you are my Hero" but thought that sounded cheesy and I don't want it to sound that way... I also did not want to come across as someone who just does all of this easily without staying connected with God through relationship... so I changed the title to "Daily Instructions to Self" and should follow these instructions each day.  God is my hero... kind of like a knight in shining armor... but I can wear the armor in this case... the armor of God as show us in Ephesians 6:10-20 (clicky link!!!)!!!  How cool is that????

Also I wish someone would songify this for me somehow (even if it meant changing it up some) and get it into churches!!! I can't.




Daily Instructions to Self
By Karrlin Bain ~ January 10, 2011

Lord You are my Hero
My one and only King
When I fear the unknown
Your praises I will sing
Your commands I’ll carry out
Your love conquers every doubt
I am Yours my King

Every day I slip up
I stumble and I fall
Sinner that I am
It is You I need to call

I am Your child to direct
I'll give You my free will
I'll walk the path that You light up
I'll let my heart be still

I'll give up Earthly longings
No matter what it takes
I will commit my heart to You
I’ll own up to my mistakes

I'll trust that You’re my purpose
My Destiny my King
I'll cherish what You've given me
And clear my mind to sing

I’ll sing Your praises when I'm lost
When I wander from Your path
I'll sing Your praises, trust You, love You
and on all else I'll pass

I'll bring to You my children
My heart, my home, my time
I'll write to You this praise filled poem
And credit You each rhyme

Lord You are my Hero
My one and only King
When I fear the unknown
Your praises I must sing
Your commands I’ll carry out
Your love conquers every doubt
I am Yours my King



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Greatest Gift ~ by Karrlin Bain

Greatest Gift
By Karrlin Bain ~ August 2012

Once upon a spring filled time
There was just a little girl
Her life was moving forward
Most times in such a whirl

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Journey is the Dream ~ by Karrlin Bain

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is
to think you control it.”
 John Steinbeck (Thinkexist.com)

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
~ Robert Frost ~ excerpt from The Road Not Taken


"Don't stop believing"  by Journey (Hey... that counts!  ; )


"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives.
But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey
reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What
we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
Jean-Luc Picard (13 July 2305 -) is a character in the Star Trek fictional universe

                            The Journey is the Dream
                                                      by Karrlin Bain


A dream just out of reach
Is of course the dream to chase
Stretch and grow and then just know
That you have won the race

Remember also what they say
As you move through each new day
The finish itself makes not the win
It is the journey on the way

So then I ask you this my friend
If that dream in very end
You did not quite achieve
How can it be an all-out fail
If in the journey you believe

The only fail there could have been
Was to give up on the way
And now your journey is achieved
Today is a new day

Believing that
These new days face
With hope and ease that dream erase
Then don’t give it a second thought
And now with
Brighter dreams
Replace



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