Thursday, April 27, 2017

Amazing!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something else I did last week.

On Friday, April 21st, 2017, my friend D, who had me attend the ladies group meeting where she worships, asked me to attend a meeting at another location.

Knowing that it was an evening where brothers and sisters in the Lord, were going to meet, I decided I would attend.

It was being held at 7:00 p.m., at Northshore Community Church, in Belle River, Ontario, Canada.  Here is a link for you to find out about this church group:  http://www.northshorechurch.ca/.

Being busy that day, I didn't arrive before 7:00 p.m.  I arrived just a few minutes late.

Even so, I was able to take a seat at the table where my friend, D was.

D's husband, G was there.  In addition, a couple of friends of theirs... R, and N were there.  Plus, a friend of N's who was, D.

Wow!

It was nice being with everyone, in attendance of the meeting. 

However, it was also nice going and enjoying time later, at a coffee shop/restaurant area, where everyone at our table were able to enjoy more time, together.

I must admit, it was a blessing being at that the church meeting. 

I was amazed seeing so many people there, including N's friend, D!  I hadn't seen him in at least a couple of years.  So, it was nice to be there with all these people.

Music was played.

Everyone sang along, when they wanted to.

Then, prayer was done.

Anyone who wanted to quote/read Bible verses did so.  Just like I did, a couple of times.

What did I quote/read?

Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."  Yes, it's a Bible verse that I mention fairly often, as I'm sure you know, if you read LwL often!

However, I also read Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

My friend, I need to ask you... do you love God?

If you do, and are called according to His purpose, all things work together for good for you.

I love God.  And, I've gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Have you?

If not, please... do so today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fun... Stress!

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

Why?

Well, if you read LwL yesterday, you'll know that I attended a women's church group meeting where my friend, D worships.  And, sang solo... a capella (without music).

Now, I'm going to tell you what else happened that evening.

Once I arrived and spoke with my friend, D... she asked me to participate in a game event. 

The game was like Jeopardy.  But, it was regarding the Bible.

At first, I thought D was asking me if I'd like to do it, but it turned out that she didn't really want to ask me, but wanted me to do it.  So after some conversation, I agreed to do it.

I must admit, it made me nervous.

So nervous, that I actually screwed up a bit, with some of the singing.  :'(

Sigh...

It was okay, though.  I managed to do everything I needed to do, even if no one else thought I had screwed up.

With group music, D played the piano.  And, I led the group in the singing.

Then, we began the Jeopardy-type game.

Yes, there were three (3) of us women who participated.  Each of us chose a subject, and value.  Then, we all had to answer the question.

At first, we all got all the answers correctly!

Then, for some reason, during a question being asked, I answered incorrectly.  Aww... I must admit, I felt sick in my heart.

But then, shortly after, even though I got another question correctly, the other two (2) women didn't.  So, this made me feel somewhat better than before.  lol

Okay, I won't say how stressful it was, but I will say that we all laughed many times!  And, enjoyed playing the game.

After all, even though none of us were perfect, we all had some wisdom and knowledge of the Bible.

Much like we read, in 1 Corinthians 12:8, "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;"

Yes, for to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit.

This absolutely described each of us who played the Bible Jeopardy game. 

Although we all understand and read God's Word, the Bible, it doesn't mean that we are all exactly the same.  For, we are not.

Even so, it was a blessing.

Of course, after the game ended, the three (3) of us who played the game, were blessed.

D, gave each of us a gift for participating.  Yes, I enjoyed eating the delicious Easter chocolate!  Thank you, D! 

Do you read God's Word, the Bible? 

As you know, I do.

Does it make each of us perfect?  Not really.

However, God reveals to us through His Word, everything we need to know.

So, if you aren't reading the Bible daily, I would suggest you do so.

For, if you do... God will bless you.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sing!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I addressed the issue of singing.

I'll be doing that again, today!

Why?

Well, if you've read LwL for a while, you'll know that I get invited to women's church group meetings by a couple of my friends/sisters in the Lord.  And, I was invited, again.

So, on Tuesday, April 18th, I attended the women's meeting.

Oh, I should let you know that prior to attending, my friend who is the leader of the group, had contacted me.  D, let me know that she wanted me to sing at the meeting.

Usually, when I attend, D asks me to help lead the singing, usually with another woman.  You see, D plays the music, on the piano.

However, when she asked me to sing at the meeting scheduled for last Tuesday, she asked me to sing solo.  A capella... meaning without any music.

I've done this in the past at various group meetings and celebrations, so I agreed to do so.

And, I did.

I must admit, I enjoyed singing.  Not just because I adore singing.

But, mainly because when I sing, I am honouring our Lord.  I praise Him.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Psalm 104:33, "I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being."

Amen! 

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live.

I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

And, always will.

For this way, I can feel good in my heart, not just by singing... but, also for blessing Him by doing what He wants us to do.

Even though He blesses me.

Do you do this?

I hope you do. 

For by honouring and praising Him, you'll be blessed.

Just as I have been.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

A Blessing of Worship!

It's on my heart to tell you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), what I did, yesterday. 

Through the week, I wasn't sure where I would go to worship, on SONday.

However, something happened last Thursday, April 20th, while I spent time with a friend, that made me decide what to do.

You see, last Thursday, a friend of mine and I met at the Red Lobster restaurant.  We enjoyed lunch, together.

Mmm... yes, the lobster sandwich I had was absolutely delicious!

Of course, I enjoyed my time with my friend, A.  We'll look forward to getting together, again soon.

While we were at Red Lobster, a sister in the Lord was working there that day.  L, had worked there a long time, but I hadn't been there for a very long time, and didn't know if she would be there.  But, she was.

L spoke with my friend A, and me.  She let us know that she would be singing on Sunday, where she worships.

So, I knew that's where I would go to worship.

Yes, I did go and worship, there.

After the worship service was over, I went to speak with L, to compliment her.  To let her know how beautiful it was, what she sang.

I also got to speak with another sister in the Lord, who worships where I did for many years.  She also let me know that she worshipped there, because L was singing.

Singing.

Many people don't think that music is good.  However, as I've said many times in the past, music is also a good way of worshipping.

Thinking of this, made me think of Isaiah 12:5, "Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth."

Amen!  We need to sing unto the Lord; for He hath done excellent things:  this is known in all the earth.

This is why L sang.

This is why I sing, whenever I can.

Do you?

Hopefully, so. 

For if you do, God will bless you!


Until next time...

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Needed!

Like I've said in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today is a day when we need to worship.  And, honour God.

Hopefully, you will worship Him.  I know I will!

Of course, I also enjoy music as a method of worship.  So, I decided to share a song with you.

This song is not a hymn.  And, it's not really showing that it is honouring God.  But, I feel that the lyrics actually honour Him.

The song is by Anne Murray and is entitled, You Needed Me.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X79Jko9bBI.  The lyrics are below.

You Needed Me

I cried a tear, you wiped it dry
I was confused, you cleared my mind
I sold my soul, you bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me

You gave me strength to stand alone again
To face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me, you needed me

And I can't believe it's you I can't believe it's true
I needed you and you were there
And I'll never leave, why should I leave, I'd be a fool
'Cause I finally found someone who really cares

You held my hand when it was cold
When I was lost, you took me home
You gave me hope when I was at the end
And turned my lies back into truth again
You even called me friend

You gave me strength to stand alone again
To face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me, you needed me
You needed me, you needed me


Even though Jesus' name isn't part of the lyrics of this song, I always think of Him, whenever I hear, think of, or sing this song.

As I mentioned recently, I've had tears and sadness, but He cleared my mind.  And, He lifted me up so much, that I know He was there for me, because I needed Him.

He has held my hand, and has provided for me.  He's given me hope.  And, even calls me... friend.

Jesus has given me strength to stand alone again, to face the world out on my own again.

For this, I will always be thankful.  And, will always praise Him.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Psalm 28:7, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him."

Yes, the Lord IS my strength, and my sheld.  My heart trusts Him, and I am helped.  Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

This may have not been my song, but it was a song I felt honoured Him.  Which is why I shared it with you.

Do you worship Him?  Do you honour Him?

I do.

If you do, you'll truly be blessed.


Until next time...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Shalt Not!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something I've done in the past.

I've watched movies! 

Even though it's been a while since I've mentioned what I've watched, I thought I'd share some with you, today.

Here's some movies I've watched:

Manhattan Murder Mystery, starring Alan Alda, Woody Allen and more actors.  If you would like to check out this American comedy murder mystery film, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Murder_Mystery.  Hmmm... even though they say it is a comedy film, I didn't think so, since it had murder in it!

Winged Creatures, starring Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning and more actors.  Would you like to check out this crime film, that was actually known to me as... Fragments, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_Creatures_(film).  This movie was good to watch, even though it involved suicide and death.

Blown Away, starring Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges and other actors. To check out this action thriller film, you need to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blown_Away_(1994_film).  The action in the film was truly thrilling, but murder was involved.

Suspect, starring Cher, Dennis Quaid and other actors.  Click on this link, if you'd like to check out this American mystery/courtroom drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspect_(1987_film).  Even though this movie seemed to make me feel like it was dangerous, it was good to watch.

15 Minutes, starring Robert De Niro, Edward Burns and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this German-American crime thriller film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15_Minutes.  Even though this movie involved murder, I enjoyed watching it.

If you read all the information I mentioned about the movies, you'll realize that they involved murder.

Even though I enjoyed the movies, I must admit, I don't enjoy murder.

After all, God told us that we should not murder/kill anyone.

Just as we read, in Exodus 20:13, "Thou shalt not kill."

Yes, God told us that thou shalt not kill, when He discussed the Ten Commandments.

Why murder seems to be acceptable to some people is beyond me.

The only thing I can think of, is the fact that whoever is murdering/killing other people, aren't part of God's family.  They aren't truly Christian.

After all, if the person was truly Christian, they would want to read God's Word, the Bible.  By doing so, they would see what He expects of them, and what He would do for them.

Do you read the Bible?

I do. 

In fact, I read some of the Bible, each and every day.  So, over the course of the year, I read the entire Bible.

Hopefully, you do also.

If not, please... begin reading the Bible, today.  Begin in the New Testament portion, for it relates to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, in a very positive way.

If you do, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

No More...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) a few
days ago. 

If you did, you'll know that on Good Friday, Friday, April 14th, 2017, I sat beside a woman at the worship service, who normally worshipped with another church group at a different location.  And, we sat together, at the back of the sanctuary.

The lady who sat beside me, was named, L.

L let me know how she had knee replacement surgery done.  Truthfully, since she had trouble with her knee, had to keep moving her leg in various ways, and even had to stand up for a few minutes, I felt sorry for her.

Knowing that L mentioned she had her knee replaced, I truly thought it had been done, days earlier than when we met.

Why would I think this?

Well, she seemed to have a lot of pain.  And, had trouble dealing with the pain.  Yes, she had also mentioned she had pain.

I must admit, I truly felt badly for L.

You see, when my mom was alive, she had both her knees replaced.

Plus, on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, my cousin E... who lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, had her knee replaced.

Yes, my cousin has pain.  However, she told me that due to having over 6 hours of treatment daily, she has been able to walk.  And, even ran for a few seconds. 

Wow!  When did I hear about this? 

I had a conversation with my cousin E, on the evening before I met L, at the worship service on Good Friday.  This means I spoke with my cousin E, on Thursday, April 13th. 

To be honest, I was so happy for my cousin E, since she has been able to function well, even though her knee replacement surgery happened, only 10 days earlier!

Not only did I thank God when I spoke with my cousin E, by telephone.  But, I thanked God again, on Good Friday.

You see, I mentioned to my sister in the Lord, L... who sat beside me, about my cousin.

She seemed upset hearing about how well my cousin was doing. 

Why?  L let me know she had her knee replacement surgery more than six (6) weeks earlier.

Sigh...

I asked L if she was having the same treatment that my cousin E was receiving.  L let me know, she did not.

Believe me when I say I let L know I would pray for her.  In fact, silently, I prayed for her, at that time.

Thinking about how L and many other people are suffering, made me think about Jesus.  And, about how He suffered.

Thinking of how Jesus suffered, made me think of Isaiah 53:5, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

Yes, He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

Jesus paid the price for sin.  For the sin of the world, of all who would believe upon Him... and gain salvation. 

Jesus paid the price for so much, for us.  He suffered for us.  And, paid the price for the sin of all who believe upon Him.

By His stripes, we... who are of His family, are healed.

Hopefully, through prayer, anyone who is need of healing, who is truly a member of His family, will be healed, here on earth. 

I must say, I'm praying for healing not just for others, but also for myself.

However, the fact remains that even if we do not receive total healing while we are alive, we who are of His family here on earth... will be healed when our life here on earth ends, and we are taken to Heaven, to be with Him, forever. 

At that time, we will have no more pain.  And, no more suffering.

For this, I am thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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