Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thanksgiving & E...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll let you know about something regarding Monday, October 9th, 2017.

Hopefully, you recall that Monday, October 9th, 2017 was our Canadian Thanksgiving day!

However, it was also another special day.

Even though I had attended a birthday party for my great-grandson, E on the Saturday of our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I saw him again, on the actual date of his birthday!  October 9th!

I must thank my daughter, P for having me over to celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving, by having dinner with her and our family.  Yes, it was a wonderful time!  And, a delicious meal, as well!  Thank you, P!

I feel I also need to thank her for having our Thanksgiving family gathering on that day, because as I said previously, it was E's birthday.  Yes, he turned 2 years old!  :)

It was such a good time for me.  I truly appreciated feeling loved by P, and our family members.

Yes, I felt that my daughter, P... honoured me.  I felt she honoured me by inviting me to be with our family for those two (2) special reasons.

Thinking of that, made me think of Exodus 20:12, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

Amen!  I was honoured, as P's mother!

For this, I am truly grateful.

Not just to P for having me, although as I've said, I was truly thankful.  But, also because what she did, will make her blessed by God.

For this, I am truly thankful.

And, always will be.

Thank you, P!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

H.B. T! & Aww!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to wish my grandson, T... Happy Birthday!  I'm looking forward to seeing you! 

Now, I'll let you know about what happened when I saw my great-grandson, E.

Even though it wasn't his birthday, we and other relatives got together on Saturday, October 7th, to celebrate E's 2nd birthday!

It was a wonderful time to see E!  And, it was surprising to see him do things that in the past, he had never done, before.  :)

Older children climbed on the trampoline, at E's aunt's home, where we all met.  After a couple of hours, E's dad, my grandson, D... was shocked when he saw E climb onto the trampoline, without any help!  I have to admit, I was shocked, too!

The children had a good time.  So did we adults.  Plus of course, we also enjoyed some delicious food and birthday cake.  Thank you!  :)

When E sat with his mom to open his birthday presents, it was truly nice seeing this happened.  E enjoyed seeing the items he received as birthday gifts.

Was this shocking?  Absolutely, not!  It was what everyone expected.

However, something happened that shocked everyone.

Just so you know, E never tried to play with any of the gifts he received and got to see with his mom.  Except once.

When the box I gave E was opened, I'm not sure he even noticed anything else I had placed into the box, other than an item that he adored!  When he saw the 'minion' ball inside the box, he smiled, stood up, picked up the ball, and wouldn't put it down.

E carried the minion ball, rolled it, played with it, and hugged it, continuously!

His dad, my grandson, D... made a few comments about how it was the gift E seemed to like best.  lol

I'm not sure other people were happy, but I know I was.  I was truly thankful to my Lord.

Why?  Well, at the time when I bought the ball, I wasn't sure if he'd like it, at all.  But, E.. loved it!  Thank you, Lord, for placing it on my heart to obtain it and give it to E!

After all, I had prayed that He would help me obtain a gift that E would love to have.  And, He did!

Thinking about how I prayed and how He helped me, made me think of Colossians 4:2, "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;"

Amen!  We need to continue in prayer, just as I had done.  Plus, we need to watch in the same with thanksgiving, just a I had done.

Yes, I was happy, and thankful.  I silently prayed and honoured Him for helping me do what my great-grandson, E would adore.

Thank You, Lord!

Of course, being the Saturday of our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I was truly thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Higher and Higher...

Like I've done in the past, I'll be telling you about today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

After all, today is our day of worship.  It's SONday!

Of course, I worship in spirit and in truth.  Just as God wants us to do.

But, I also worship through music.

Today's music is not a hymn.  However, it is some music that has been on my heart and mind for a long time.

It's by Jackie Wilson and is entitled (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwqCmEi9Jc.  The lyrics are below.

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Your love lifted me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now once I was down hearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But then you came and it soon departed
And you know he never
Showed his face again

That's why your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

I'm so glad, I've finally found you
Yes, that one, in a million girl
And now with my loving arms around you
Honey, I can stand up and face the world

Let me tell your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keepd on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now sock it to me...
[?] woman...
Keep my heart going...
Higher and higher...
I said keep on lifting...
Lift me up mama...
Keep on lifting me...
Higher and higher...
Keep on lifting me...


Amen... we keep getting lifted higher and higher, when we experience trials in our lives that break our hearts. 

Much like when we lose people we love.  Spouses, parents, siblings, grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Yes, this song isn't truly Christian, but it always seems to make me feel like God is lifting me higher.  Higher than ever before.

Thinking of this, made me think of Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

He loves me and lifts me up.  He strengthens me, and helps me.  And, always will... because He's my God.

Yes, He's with me.  And, with you... if you belong to Him.

I belong to Him.

Do you?

Hopefully, so. 

If you don't, then when your life on earth ends, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.

If you belong to Him, you'll spend eternity in Heaven, with Him.  And, with me, for I'll be with Him at some point.

Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven, some day.


Until next time..

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hmmm...

Do you have any idea what I'll be discussing, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today?

Hmmm... maybe you do.  But, maybe you don't.

I'll be letting you know about movies I watched!

Here are some movies I've watched:

Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this American biographical film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Balls_of_Fire!_(film).  The music was great, so I enjoyed this movie.

The In Crowd, starring Donovan Leich and Joe Pantoliano.  To check out this 1988 musical film, you may want to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_In_Crowd_(1988_film).  I enjoyed this movie, and the music.

Bang the Drum Slowly, starring Robert Di Niro, Michael Moriarty and Vincent Gardenia.  You can click on this link, to check out this American sports drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_the_Drum_Slowly_(film).  Even though this was a sports film, I like how the title talks about banging a drum.

The Idolmaker, starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher and other actors.  Click on this link, to check out this American musical drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idolmaker.  The music and the movie was nice.

Music from Another Room starring Jude Law, Jon Tenney and other actors.  Want to check out this American romantic comedy film?  If so, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_Another_Room_(film).  Yes, I enjoyed the movie, due to the music.

After reading about each of these films, you'll notice that I mentioned about music.

Music is so wonderful.  Not just to me, but to many people.

Especially, when someone enjoys worshipping through music. 

Yes, I realize that these movies weren't Christian.  So, they weren't used by many people to worship through.

However, music can be used to praise our Lord.

Thinking of this, made me think of Psalm 9:2, " I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High."

Amen!  I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High!

Just as I do, on SONdays.  Our day of worship.

But, also through almost every other day.  For I pray, worship and praise Him, daily!

Do you?

Hopefully, so.  For if you do, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Worship! Sing! Come!

In the past, I've mentioned here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about how important it is to worship.  And, to sing as a form of worship.

Today, I'll not be sharing music with you.  That's not why I am making today's LwL blog entry.

Instead, I'll be letting you know about something I'll be doing this coming SONday!

If you would like to read about what I'll be doing, you may want to click on the link for Lynnie Musichttp://2lynniemusic.blogspot.ca/2017/10/singing.html.

Or, click on the link for Lynnie Ministrieshttp://lynnieministries.blogspot.ca/2017/10/singing.html.

Even though I didn't write exactly the same information on each site, I thought I'd share with you, what I posted on Lynnie Ministries.  Here's what I posted (I copied/pasted):


Come...
and join me to worship!

I will be singing for my Lord...
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
11:00 a.m.
at

First Baptist Church
710 Mercer St.,
Windsor, ON N9A 1N2

You are welcome to attend!

Blessings...

I realize that not everyone will be able to come to worship where I'll be singing, this coming SONday.

However, if you live close to where I'll be worshipping and singing, then you may want to join us who will all be there.  Then, you can also hear my music that I will sing for my Lord.

After all, He is my God!

He is the only God!

Just as we read, in Exodus 20:3, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Amen!  We shall have no other gods before Him!  Amen!

He is so very important.  Not just to me, but to anyone else who belongs to Him.

Do you?

I do. 

I do, because I have trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and have gained salvation.  This means that I belong to Him, and when my life here on earth ends, I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

Will you?

Hopefully, so.

For if you don't, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.

Come to Christ, today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

More...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If you didn't, I would suggest you do. 

If you have, you'll know the information I received by e-mail that I posted on Facebook (FB), concerning the gospel music Thomas A. Dorsey created.  And, why he created it.

A couple people on FB liked the posting and shared comments and links.  I decided I'd share the links with you, so you could not just hear more about Thomas A. Dorsey, but you would actually hear others sing his music, and hear him speak, and sing other music.

Here is a link where you'll hear Thomas A. Dorsey speak.  But, it's a woman who sings Precious Lord.  Here's the link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlmCflPD2s8.

Here is the link where you'll see and hear Thomas A. Dorsey speak and sing, when he was much older:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEosw5GUCzQ.

To me, it was wonderful seeing and hearing all this.

Not just because the music was wonderful. 

Mostly, because what was said and shown confirmed that how I feel about grief, is true.

Grief never seems to end.

Even though we would like it to end.

The grief doesn't have to be just of a spouse, like I have experienced.  It also happens for other family members and friends, who have passed away.  Like the loss/death of my parents, brother and some friends of mine.

Grief isn't easy.  But, God is good.

In fact, He's wonderful.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Psalm 147:5, "Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite."

Amen!  Great is our Lord, and of great power:  His understanding is infinite.

He is so wonderful and/or great... that He knows what we experience when those we love and/or care for, lose their lives.

His power is so great, that He helps each of us, through the grief that we experience.

His understanding is infinite.  Always.  And, forever.

For this, I am truly grateful.

And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tommy Dorsey & Others...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) this past SONday, you'll know that I shared music and lyrics with you, on that day of worship.

Yes, I shared a gospel hymn with you by Thomas A. Dorsey entitled, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, that's also known as Precious Lord.

If you read that LwL entry, you'll also know that I shared information about it on Facebook (FB) about three and a half (3 1/2) years ago.  However, I also shared it again, a few months ago... on May 1, 2017.

Even though I shared it on FB, I want you to know that I received the information, by e-mail. 

So, I've decided to share with you what I posted on FB (I copied/pasted):

received this by e-mail. Interesting...

Who wrote the song "Precious Lord"? I was very surprised to find out who it was.

THE BIRTH OF THE HYMN "PRECIOUS LORD"

Back in 1932, I was a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago 's south side. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn't want to go; Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child, but a lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis . I kissed Nettie goodbye, clattered downstairs to our Model A and, in a fresh
Lake Michigan breeze, chugged out of Chicago on Route 66.


However, outside the city, I discovered that in my anxiety at leaving, I had forgotten my music case. I wheeled around and headed back.

I found Nettie sleeping peacefully. I hesitated by her bed; something was
strongly telling me to stay But eager to get on my way, and not wanting to disturb Nettie, I shrugged off the feeling and quietly slipped out of the room with my music.


The next night, in the steaming St. Louis heat, the crowd called on me to sing again and again. When I finally sat down, a messenger boy ran up with a Western Union telegram. I ripped open the envelope....

Pasted on the yellow sheet were the words:

YOUR WIFE JUST DIED.

People were happily singing and clapping around me, but I could hardly keep from
crying out. I rushed to a phone and called home. All I could hear on the other end was "Nettie is dead. Nettie is dead.'"


When I got back, I learned that Nettie had given birth to a boy. I swung between
grief and joy. Yet that same night, the baby died. I buried Nettie and our little boy together, in the same casket. Then I fell apart. For days I closeted myself. I felt that God had done me an injustice. I didn't want to serve Him anymore or write gospel songs I just wanted to go back to that jazz
world I once knew so well. But then, as I hunched alone in that dark apartment
those first sad days, I thought back to the afternoon I went to St. Louis .


Something kept telling me to stay with Nettie. Was that something God? Oh, if I
had paid more attention to Him that day, I would have stayed and been with Nettie when she died.


From that moment on I vowed to listen more closely to Him. But still I was lost
in grief. Everyone was kind to me, especially one friend. The following Saturday evening he took me up to Maloney's Poro College , a neighborhood
music school. It was quiet; the late evening sun crept through the curtained windows.


I sat down at the piano, and my hands began to browse over the keys. Something
happened to me then. I felt at peace. I felt as though I could reach out and touch God. I found myself playing a melody. Once in my head they just seemed to fall into place: 'Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn, through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light, take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.'


The Lord gave me these words and melody, He also healed my spirit. I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, this is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His restoring power.

And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.

- - - -Tommy Dorsey

For those too young to know who he is, Tommy Dorsey was a well-known band leader in the 1930's and 40's.

Did you know that Tommy Dorsey wrote this song? I surely didn't. What a wonderful story of how

God CAN heal the broken hearted! Beautiful, isn't it?

Worth the reading, wasn't it? Think on the message for a while.

Thought you might like to share this, I just did.

To me, it was wonderful what was said and done.  Even though it was truly heartbreaking.

But, just as what was said, God CAN heal the broken hearted!  And, He does.

Just as we read, in Psalm 147:3, "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."

Amen!  He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Just as He did for Tommy Dorsey, who created that beautiful music.

And, just as He does for everyone else.  Including me.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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