Friday, December 15, 2017

Truth...

A few weeks ago, I read something I feel I need to share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

The article is by msn.com and is entitled, From the Islamic State to Suburban Texashttp://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/from-the-islamic-state-to-suburban-texas/ar-AAupl84?li=AAadgLE&ocid=ientp.

Hopefully, you clicked on the link and read the article.  In case you couldn't, I am sharing some of what was stated (I copied/pasted):

The story of Tania Georgelas and her husband John unfolded across four continents, but it is one of the most American stories I have ever heard. Stop me if this one is familiar: John, a Texan from a wealthy Christian family, converted to Islam as a teenager and 13 years later ascended to the high echelons of the Islamic State. In London, along the way, he married Tania, a native-born Muslim with ambitions of becoming a suicide bomber. They had four kids, and together they fantasized about becoming a family of itinerant holy warriors, a sort of Islamic version of the Von Trapps, substituting slaughter of infidels for Alpine showtunes. In 2013, they went to Syria, hoping to make it into ISIS territory. Only John succeeded. He will probably die there.

If this sounds to you more like an anti-American story than an American one, the fate of Tania and her kids might change your mind. After weeks in Syria, she and kids ditched John and returned to Plano, Texas—home of John’s parents—in late 2013. She and the kids left Syria by slipping through a barbed-wire fence into Turkey. On arrival in Istanbul, she was exhausted. (If you’ve ever dragged kids through an airport terminal, imagine doing the same punishing journey, but under sniper fire.) John’s parents rescued them and brought them back to Plano.

It also stated this (I copied/pasted):

The physical distance between the couple seems to have broken John’s spell over his wife. Once compliant, she sought and obtained a divorce, uncontested, and stopped praying. She remade herself into a Texas society woman, so thoroughly adopting the ways of her new home that only her accent reveals her as non-native. From the way she dresses, you’d think she spent the last decade reading Italian Vogue, not the Koran. She goes to concerts. In lieu of a mosque, she attends a Unitarian church. In lieu of a jihadist cleric husband, she has Craig, a boyfriend from Minnesota, who squires her around to the wine bars and bistros of the north Dallas suburbs. Craig makes good money in IT, and although he was raised Christian, he is now a spiritual searcher, ready to sample any faith tradition except, perhaps, his predecessor’s.

Wow!

This story is truly amazing. 

To me, not just because the woman, who was originally Muslim, is living in Texas, USA and is no longer worshipping as a Muslim.  It's amazing to me, that her husband who claimed to be Christian converted to Islam.  And, is helping ISIS... which is truly a group of Muslims who are doing what their god wants them to do.

It's also amazing to me that the article states that the woman's boyfriend who claimed to be Christian, is now a spiritual searcher who is ready to ample any faith tradition.

Sigh...

This truly shows us that life isn't good.

After all, there are some people who truly aren't born again, yet claim to be true Christians in this world, even though they truly haven't gained salvation. 

If they had been truly Christian, those people would never have exited from Christianity, for our Lord, is the most important Person in our lives.

Hopefully, you believe what I am saying, is true.

After all, you need to understand what we were told in Luke 6:45-49, "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great."

Amen!  A good man would bring forth that which is good, while an evil man would bring forth that which is evil. 

Why would anyone call Him Lord, Lord, and not do the things which He says?

This shows you that anyone who was truly Christian, would be born again... saved... by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and would do only good things in their life, honouring Jesus. 

I must admit that it truly breaks my heart that there are people who claim they are Christian, mainly because their family heritage included Christianity, but yet, they do not live as a true Christian, so they probably are not.  Some people like this claim to be Christian... yet, they don't worship, they don't read the Bible, they do not live according to what we learn He expects of us.

I am Christian.

Are you?

If you do not gain salvation, you will not spend eternity in Heaven with my Lord after your life ends here on earth, just as I will do.

Instead, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with NO chance of escape.

Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven, after our lives end, here on earth once you've become born again, and gained salvation, just as I have done.


Until next time...






Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Blessing!

There's something I saw and decided I would share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It was actually posted on Facebook (FB) by my friend, T.  I must admit, I found it to be lovely!

What is it?

Click on the link by lifesitenews.com entitled, Trump White House displays stunning nativity set with baby Jesushttps://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-white-house-displays-stunning-nativity-set-with-baby-jesus?utm_content=bufferd9645&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer.

Hopefully, you clicked on the link and read what was stated.  If not, please read about it (I copied/pasted):

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A new video of the White House’s Christmas decorations shows a beautiful traditional nativity set with a baby Jesus in a manger.
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The White House's 2017 nativity set.
“The White House at Christmas traditionally has been a magical place for children,” The White House Historical Association explains. Since the 1800s, the White House has been home to Christmas trees (except under conservationist Teddy Roosevelt), elaborate decorations, and many Christmas parties and festivities.

A video released by First Lady Melania Trump shows Christmas trees, lights, bows, cookies, and ornaments decorating the White House for the Trumps’ first Christmas there.

The video zooms in on the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, and baby Jesus of the White House nativity set. Baby Jesus is crowned.
 
Praise God!

Yes, I copied the whole article, except for the video that was there.  So, in case you weren't able to click on the video on the article, I decided to share the video that is actually on YouTube; it's entitled, 2017 Christmas Decoration in White Househttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=W3cyw2DdPtc.

What a blessing this is!  Hallelujah!

After all, everyone needs to honour our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Just as we read, in 1 Peter 3:15, "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"

Amen!  We need to honour and bless our Lord.  And, we need to give an answer to every man that asks a reason of the hope that is in us, with meekness and fear.

After all, Jesus IS our reason of hope!

Even though some people don't believe that the American President, Donald Trump is Christian, I believe that he has gained salvation.  Why do I think this?  He and his wife, are honouring Jesus and showing that Jesus is the reason of hope. 

Plus, Donald Trump and Mike Pence (the Vice President, who is definitely a born again Christian)... are doing all for others, by supporting what God expects from those who love Him.

Plus, the White House is set up to focus on Jesus' birth.

For this, I'm truly happy... even though I am Canadian and not American.

Hopefully, you feel the same.

For if you do feel the same, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WSIB Protest, Monday Dec 11...

I'll let you know, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I attended with a group outside of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), on Monday, December 11th, 2017.

WSIB was formerly Workers' Compensation Board (WCB).  WCB actually helped injured workers, more than WSIB does, today. 

Sigh...

Even so, about 40 of us who support injured workers, met and held signs showing what we thought people needed to read.  Here are pictures of both sides of the sign I held and showed to cars driving by where we were.
 
 
 
 
There were other signs with various messages, but I didn't get pictures of them all.

However, I did take a few pictures of some of our group.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of everyone who attended the protest at WSIB.  Even so, I am sharing one picture with you.


This picture is rather unique. 

Not just because of some of the people who protested together at WSIB.  This picture also shows a cane I brought from which I could use to sit on.  :)

I brought that cane with the seat, because even though it was extremely cold, I couldn't stand up for the whole hour we were there.  This way, I sat off and on near the side of the road, so that drivers could read the messages that I showed you, earlier.

To me, it was truly a blessing having about 40 people attend this protest.  Especially, since not everyone who attended was an injured worker.  Some were those who support injured workers.

Thinking of people supporting injured workers, made me think of Acts 20:35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Amen!  Those who were with us, support the weak... injured workers.  What they have done is truly a blessing, for they are doing for others and not receiving for themselves.

For this, I am truly thankful.

Thank you... each person who came and supported injured workers at the protest in front of the building where WSIB is located.  May God bless you.

I thank God, for He put it on the hearts and minds of those who came to support injured workers, at the protest of WSIB.  He is truly wonderful!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

On...

I feel I want to let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about what I've done.  And, what I didn't do.

Last Thursday, I was feeling so worn out.  I had done everything physically that I thought I could do.  Only, it was worse on me, than I thought it would be.

In the late afternoon, I went to my Chiropractor's office, and had my chiropractic care/treatment.  For this, I was truly happy.  Thank you, Dr. Gemel!  Thank You, Lord!

Feeling that I truly needed to rest, I drove home.  Then, I relaxed for the evening.  And, slept well.

However, in the morning, when I awoke, I realized that I had missed the meeting with Injured Workers group.  :'( 

Sigh... 

I must admit, I felt badly.

Knowing that on Friday, I still wasn't feeling great, I did what I felt I needed to do.  But, then in the evening, I met with some fellow Christians.

We met at McDonald's in downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  The city where we live.

The reason for meeting there, was because we were all going to go out and give hats, gloves, socks, food, etc. to those who were homeless.

However, just as before, I didn't feel well.  No, it's not that I'm sick.  I was still hurting badly, physically.

So, instead of going with those fellow Christians, I gave them the items I brought with me.  They took them, and gave a lot to those who they found who were homeless.  There was still some left over, that will be given out another time, shortly.

For this, I was truly thankful!

On SONday, I did the same thing.  I brought with me, items that I had packaged up, and brought them to the worship service I mentioned yesterday.

I praise God that some people who were homeless, attended that worship service.  Plus, some people who were not well off, were there.  Including some people who were being supported by the local mission.

There were enough things, that just as with my fellow Christians from Friday evening, there was still enough items to be given out, in the near future.

I've focused mostly upon my Lord, who helps me, always.  Every day, He helps me even as I am greatly hurting, physically.

Again, all I can say is that for this, I am truly thankful.

After all, I haven't been focusing much about things happening to me, here on earth.  I've been focusing on the need of others.

Thinking of this, made me think of Colossians 3:2, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."

Amen!  We need to set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 

We need to focus on things God would want us to do.

Just as I've found myself doing lately.  Even though I am feeling physically, worse.

Knowing that He's helped me, I'm thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Hallelujah!

I feel I want to let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about what I've done lately.

Well, I'll let you know a little bit.  :)

After being busy a lot, I attended Bible study on Wednesday evening.  It was a wonderful time.  I must admit, I appreciated being there.

Yes, it was held by Pastor Brad, and some of the people I've met and/or have known who are worshiping on SONdays, attended the Bible study, as well!  I was happy!

For many years, I attended Bible study, but for a while now, I hadn't.  After all, I wasn't sure where I would worship, so I hadn't decided where to attend Bible study.

But, now... I know... and will do what I should do, with all who participate. 

Thank You, Lord!  I appreciate being led to worship with the Bible Community Church group.

Just as I did yesterday, again 

Of course, after the service was done, we all enjoyed having dinner, together.  Just as we had done so much in the past, as I previously told you.  To me, this is a true celebration.

However, there was a large group of people.  44 people worshiped, and enjoyed dinner, together!

A few people also came to Christ, and gained salvation. 

For this, I was so happy! 

After all, some fellow Christians, Pastor Brad... and I usually tell people about Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."  Just as I've mentioned here on LwL, in the past.

It was such a blessing seeing that within this church family group of worshippers, new people coming to worship are gaining salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ!

This was truly a blessing!

Within a few weeks, there will be several people getting baptized.  For this, I am also truly happy.

Happy for those who are gaining salvation.  Happy for Pastor Brad, who is helping people to come to Christ.  Happy for my church family, who is supportive.

Hallelujah!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thank You, Lord!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

But...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I doubt if you will be surprised when I let you know that today is a special day.  It's our Lord's Day!

Yes, we need to worship.  I do.  Hopefully, you do.

Of course, as I've said in the past, I also enjoy worshiping through music!

A Facebook (FB) friend shared a YouTube music video with me, that I thought was rather unique.  Although it has music that I'm sure everyone will recognize, the lyrics are different.

Here is a link for the music video that is entitled, Jesus Saves (to tune - Jingle Bells with lyrics)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAx079UDgGs.  If you click on it, you will be able to see the lyrics and enjoy the music and/or sing along.  The lyrics are below.

Jesus Saves

The world belongs to God
He spoke and there it was
Though it was very good
It all went bad because
The man that God had made
And the woman there with him
Turned their back on God to get 
A deadly taste of sin.

But...
Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the Saviour
You can come to Him today, HEY!

Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
People from their sin
You will find forgiveness
When you put your trust in Him

Well if you look around
You'll see how sin has spread
Turning light to dark
And living things to dead
But God still rules the world
He always had a plan
To send His Son to save us in
A likeness of a man

But...
Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the Saviour
You can come to Him today, HEY!

Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
People from their sin
You will find forgiveness
When you put your trust in Him

Well if you come to God
You still have time you know
He'll wash your sinful heart
And make it white as snow
Come taste eternal life
And death will have no sting
All who trust in Jesus
Are the children of the King

Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the Saviour
You can come to Him today, HEY!
 
Jesus saves!
Jesus saves!
People from their sin
You will find forgiveness
When you put your trust in Him

You will find forgiveness
When you put your trust in Him

Amen!

To me, this Christmas music was really truthful.  And, it made me think of several Bible verses.

Even so, I thought mostly about:

*  Romans 10:9, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

and...

*  1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Amen!  Just as today's Bible verses and the music lyrics say... if we believe in Him, we shall be saved, and if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness... so our sinful heart can become white as snow.

For this, I am truly thankful!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

IS...

I'm doing something, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), just as I've done in the past. 

You may be aware.  But, maybe not.

I'll tell you.

I'm letting you know about movies!

Here are some movies I've watched:

* Just You and Me, Kid, starring George Burns, Brooke Shields, and many, many other actors.  If you'd like to check on this comedy film, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_You_and_Me,_Kid.  Even though there was some troubles in this movie, I enjoyed the ending.

* A Thousand Clowns, starring Jason Robards, Barbara Harris and other actors.  To check out this film that's been listed on various sites as film adaption and/or comedy, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Clowns.  Even though it seemed there was some stress, it was nice watching this movie.

* The Assassination Bureau, starring Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg and other actors.  If you want to check out this black comedy film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Assassination_Bureau.  Even though murder was focused on, I enjoyed seeing this movie.

* Sam Whiskey, starring Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson and other actors.  Click on this link, to check out this American DeLuxe color comedy-western filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Whiskey.  Even though this movie was rather sinful in nature, I watched it.

* Benny & Joon, starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and other actors.  Would you like to check out this romantic comedy film?  If so, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_%26_Joon.  Even though I felt part of this movie was sad, I watched it.

As I'm sure you realize, each of these are considered to be... comedy films. 

I found that I didn't think of them as being funny.  I didn't really laugh much.  But, I did laugh a little.

Even so, there were parts of the films that were truly sad.  So, it affected my heart-felt feelings.

Thinking of this made me think of Proverbs 14:13, "Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness."

Amen!  Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Just as what I saw in some of those movies, I realize that life isn't easy. 

Not just me, but also many other people have situations in their lives that make their heart sorrowful.  So, even laughing at some things, our hearts can feel rather heavy... and/or sad.

But, I need to say something that I believe is truly important.

What is it?

God... IS... good!

He helps us every day of our lives, when we belong to Him.

I belong to Him.

Do you?

In case you need to come to belong to Him, you need to know that all you have to do, is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and it opens the door for you to have your life changed.

Then, you'll be loved by Him... because then, you belong to Him.

For this, I thank Him!  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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