Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking Back...

Before I begin today's entry here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to wish my grandson, S... a very Happy Birthday! I'm looking forward to celebrating with you, later today!

From the title of today's LwL entry, I'm sure you can tell that this entry will be one of reflection.  Looking back on this year of 2013.

For me, it hasn't been a great year.  In fact, I must say that this has been probably the third (3rd) worst year of my life.

Between suffering from pain, swelling, infection and other issues that affected my body, due to the MRSA (staph infection in my wound area of my gut) and the ABSCESS, it hasn't been easy.

Especially, since treatment was severe.  And, time spent in hospital wasn't pleasant.

Then, there were family troubles and other issues that have directly affected my life.  None of which I would want to discuss at this time.

Even so, I am grateful for every breath I have taken.  Even if I have been battling a lung infection, that seems to be improving.

Seriously, I thank God.  Even for this horrible year!

I truly believe we are living in an evil world.  One filled with unloving people, who care not about anyone but themselves.

It's not just me who believes this.  God told us in His Word, that this would happen.

Read it for yourself, in Ephesians 5:15-20, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;"

Yes, we must make sure we do what we can, when we can, and however we can, to redeem the time.  We need to make the most of whatever our situation allows.

It's not easy, to be sure.  But, God is there for us, always.

Our Lord told us He would never leave us, nor forsake us... that He'd be with us always, even 'til the end of the age.  Hallelujah for this!

Whenever I find myself feeling low in spirit, I take a deep breath... and pray, to Jesus. 

As you know, I am a music lover.  And, God seems to fill my heart and mind with music, and songs, whether I am asleep or awake.

Of course, relying on God's Word, is uplifting to me, also.

Between prayer, music and Bible reading and/or reflection upon His Word , I am uplifted.  For this, I am truly thankful! 

How anyone can get through this life without God, is absolutely mind-boggling to me.  I know for certain that I could not do it. 

I need Jesus.  And, I'm grateful He loves me.

Do you know that Jesus loves you? 

He does.  He loves you so much, that He gave His life for the world, for all who will believe upon Him.  Including you.

If you do not believe you need salvation, or need a Saviour, then I would suggest you read the Book of John (in the New Testament of the Bible), Chapters 3 & 14.

If you are not yet born-again, I pray God's Word will remove the blinders from your eyes, and allow you to see and hear what you need. 

As 2013 comes to an end, please know I am praying for you. 

May God bless you, throughout 2014.

Until next time...

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Remembering K & Truly Thankful!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to say that today is the anniversary of my granddaughter K's birth and death.  If you can find it in your heart to pray for her mom (my daughter, P), and all who still grieve, I would appreciate it.  Thank you.  May God bless you...

As I mentioned yesterday, here on LwL, it was my Lord's Day, and I went to worship.  Just as I normally do.

After not getting any sleep until after 4:30 a.m., I had to drag myself up. 

Why this happens to me, I have no idea.  But, it does.  And, I don't seem to have any control over it.

Even though I was tired, I got myself ready, and drove to meet with my church family.  I was thankful that I had made it in plenty of time, and not been late!

In the midst of our worship service, and before our pastor's sermon, we did something different.  Pastor Tom suggested that we have a time, where we could speak up and discuss what things in our lives we are thankful to God for.

Pastor Tom led the way.  A long-time member who is a lay pastor, spoke next.

Then, I took my turn.  And, praised God for leading me to that group who are so loving, and prayerful!

Of course, I praised God for much more than that!  I also praised Him for providing healing for me of the lung infection that I've been battling.

No, it's not totally gone, but the antibiotics that I finished several days ago, truly helped.  Hopefully, I will be able to get rid of the wheeze and cough, sometime soon!

The thing I spoke about that meant the most to me, was the fact that I was thankful that Jesus fulfilled God's plan of redemption for us, by dying on the cross, and being resurrected.

Especially, since He did this, long before any of us were born.  And, He did it, even though He recognized the fact that we are all born... sinners.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Many other people used the microphone, to praise God and let us know what they were thankful for.  I praised God for this!

Pastor Tom's sermon was wonderful, also!  As was our musical worship.

But, I must once again say as I have said many times in the past... that I am truly grateful that Jesus loved us so very much to come to earth, to suffer, and die on a wooden cross, even though He was sinless.

How thankful I am that Jesus fulfilled God's plan, by doing what God our Father, wanted Him to do.

How thankful I am that Jesus did what He said He would do, by sending the Holy Spirit, to lead and guide us.

Believe me, when I say there is nothing more important than everything that was done for us!  For us, who truly did not deserve to have Jesus pay the price for our sin, and take the punishment for us.

If you do not yet know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, I feel badly for you.  If this is the case, then you are unaware of your need for salvation.

And, if you lose out on gaining salvation, once your life ends here on earth, your chance for spending eternity in heaven, will be lost.  Totally, lost.

So, you may ask... what do I need to do to be saved? 

Believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).

Until next time...

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

The First!

As I mentioned many times in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am ever so grateful for today being SONday.  My Lord's Day!  The day when I can worship Him, with my church family.

And, to worship, I will go!

Before Christmas, it seems that some places I had gone, I heard Christmas Carols.  Some of the music, is secular in nature. 

However, the real Christmas Carols, are Christian songs that honour our Lord, and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

One that comes to mind I'm sure you are familiar with.  It's entitled, The First Noel.  Here is a link to hear Jackie Evancho sing the first two (2) verses:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpjrlFI0ZEY.  And, here are the lyrics:

The First Noel

The first Noel, the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay
In fields where they
Lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
That was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel
They looked up
And saw a star
Shining in the East
Beyond them far
And to the earth
It gave great light
And so it continued
Both day and night
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
(3rd verse not on sung on the Youtube video)
And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came
From country far;
To seek for a King
Was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King,
Born is the King of Israel.


How I adore The First Noel!  Yes, the music is wonderful, but it's mainly because of the lyrics.

Lyrics that are a reflection of Matthew 2:9-11, "When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh."

The first Noel, is the first Christmas.  When Jesus was born.  How wonderful that we, as Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I realize that no one truly knows what the date was of Jesus' birth.  I know that some people think that we shouldn't celebrate His birth on that particular date, since it probably is not the date of when He was born.

However, I believe we do need to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  No matter what date it is.  Since the date of December 25th has been used for centuries, I believe we should continue, as such. 

Without His birth, He wouldn't have been here on earth to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

Without Jesus dying on the cross of Calvary, and being resurrected, we would not have been able to become saved.  We would not have a way to gain entrance into Heaven.

After all, Jesus is the way, the Truth and the Life.  No man comes to the Father, but by Him.  Just as we were told in John 14:6.

Have you come to Christ?  Are you saved? 

If not, I would suggest you begin reading your Bible.  Start in the New Testament.  You will surely see that you need a saviour.  And, the Saviour you need, is Jesus Christ.

Until next time...

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Saturday, December 28, 2013


As I discussed yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), transporting gifts for all my family on Christmas day, wasn't easy.

However, upon arrival at my daughter P's, things were different.  I didn't have to lift and carry everything out of my van, for there were family members who assisted me. 

All I did was carry the pumpkin pie that I brought!

Phew!  Was I thankful for the help.  Thank you, loved ones!

After entering P's home, I settled myself on a seat at the table.  :)  It wasn't for the purpose of eating!

A couple of her sons (my grandsons Z & S) were there.  Both were using some of their electronic equipment to play games. While they played their games, we chatted. 

P's eldest son (my grandson D) came downstairs from his bedroom, to welcome me.  We also enjoyed some conversation.

While I visited with the children, P and her boyfriend K were in the kitchen.  A couple of times, I asked if they would like help with the meal.

My help was not needed, so I remained visiting with my grandchildren!

Christmas dinner turned out to be more of a feast, than a regular meal!  Of course, this is usually the case, don't you think?

It was absolutely delicious!  Thank you, P and K for all your hard work.  And, for the scrumptious turkey, roast beef, potatoes, veggies and more!

Just as we were finishing up dinner, something happened that brought another smile to my face.  My daughter B, arrived. 

With her, was a couple of her sons (my grandsons N & J), and her daughter (my granddaughter, A)!

While it was a rather short visit, I was happy to have been able to see more of my family, on that special day.  Thank You, Lord... for providing for me!

Just thinking about how it did my heart good to see some of my family members, made me think about Jesus.  And, about how good it was for us, that He came to earth.

I am truly grateful that Christ came.  And, I was thankful that I was able to celebrate with my family members, the birth of Jesus!

After all, God told us in John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Yes, the Word was made flesh.  That was Jesus.  When He was born!

Okay.  I realize that even though people generally celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25th, it probably wasn't the date of His birth.

No one knows exactly what date it was when Jesus was born.

Not me.  Not you.  While some may have known way back then, it's not so, today.  No!  No one knows, today!

However, as the verse tells us, Jesus came to earth to dwell among us.  For this I praise God.  Especially, since he was full of grace and truth.

There were those who beheld His glory.  The glory begotten of the God, the Father.

Shepherds came.  The wise men, came.  They all celebrated!

Just as I believe we need to celebrate!

There's much more to be said about this, but it will have to wait for another time.

I will say that the most important thing to me, was to celebrate my Lord, and Saviour's birth.  And, I did!  With some of my family.

He truly blessed me, that day!  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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Friday, December 27, 2013


As I discussed yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I was happy to have been invited to share Christmas dinner, with my daughter, P and her family.

Leaving my apartment on Christmas day, to go to P's home, wasn't easy.

I had a cart to use.  Even so, the volume of gifts I was taking with me, was far too many for the size of the cart!

You see, in addition to transporting P and family's gifts, I also had to transport my daughter B's and her family's!  All except her eldest son T's; as I mentioned yesterday, I saw him on Christmas Eve and gave him and his girlfriend their gifts.

As I entered the elevator, some of the gifts that were in bags and not wrapped, fell out.  All over the hall and elevator!


I praise God there was a lady on the elevator, who helped me.  She made sure the elevator door remained open, while I bent, lifted and repacked the gifts.  I thanked her, and prayed God would bless her.

As I went to exit the elevator at the main level, the same thing happened, again.  It seemed like an instant replay, almost!


Be still my heart!  Once again, I thanked her for assisting me, by keeping the elevator door open while I gathered up and repacked the gifts, again!

Of course, I had to make my way to my van, which I had earlier moved to the front door entrance area.    And, had to transfer everything from the cart, into my vehicle.

Believe it or not, it ended up taking me close to a half (1/2) hour, to get all of this done!


By the time, I got myself settled into my driver's seat, I was exhausted.  Truly, exhausted!

So, I took a second to pray. 

Afterwards, I took a deep breath and began my trip across town.  I thanked my Lord, for helping me.

Just as God told us He would, in Psalm 121, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."

Yes, my help comes from the Lord.  My Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He helped me do what was difficult for me to do, considering I have only begun recently bending, lifting and stretching.  After being told by every surgeon I've seen, to not do this.

He's with me, always.  For this, I am truly thankful!

He protects me.  He provides for me.  And, He helps me, daily.

And, He always will.  Just as Psalm 121 tells us.

For this, I praise God!  Hallelujah!

Why does He do this for me?

He does this for me, because I belong to Him. 

He's made so many promises to us, His children.  I thank Him, for this!

Do you belong to Him?

Do you read His word, the Bible?

If not, I would suggest you begin reading in the New Testament portion of the Bible.  There you will see and read for yourself, the truth of His Word.

And, you'll realize your need for salvation.  And, how to obtain it... by believing upon the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Please know, I pray for you!  And, always will.

Until next time...

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Honour... & Prayer Request...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I enjoy discussing special events.

Of course, Christmas is one of them.  And, so is Christmas Eve!

I must say that when I was in Northern Ireland one Christmas, I was shocked to see that worship services celebrating Christmas were actually held on Christmas day.  However, here in Canada, most church groups hold a Christmas Eve service, rather than a worship service on Christmas day itself (unless of course, it is a case where Christmas falls on a Sunday).

So, late in the afternoon on December 24th, I made a couple of stops to visit people.  One stop was to visit my oldest grandson T (my daughter B's son) and his girlfriend, S.

After a short visit and dropping off Christmas gifts to them, I made my way to where I've been worshiping.  Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church!

Since some of the congregation gets together with their family members to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, our service was not after dinner.  Instead, it was held at 5:00 p.m.

I must admit, it was a lovely service.  Very heartwarming.  And, very loving, in many ways.

It did my heart good to worship with my church family.  Especially, since we are all dedicated to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The music was awesome.  As was the sermon.  And, prayer.

The service ended with a candle-light segment, honouring our Lord, Jesus Christ.  It was beautiful!

I must admit, that while I was driving home, I felt rather tired.  Worn out.  And, low in spirit, just thinking about spending another Christmas day, alone.

As I drove, I talked with God.  And, prayed.

When I arrived home, I found my daughter P, had phoned and left a message for me.  I was invited to celebrate with her family, and enjoy dinner with them, on Christmas day!

My heart skipped a beat, with joy.

You see, years earlier, I used to provide Christmas dinner for all my family.  Then, came a time when both my daughters decided they wanted to just spend Christmas day with their own families.

So instead of getting together on Christmas day, we usually got together before Christmas.

My now deceased husband Gordon, was alive at this time.  Since we no longer celebrated with family on the Lord's birthday, and since he had time off of work at that time, we began to travel.

Even after he died, my family did their own thing, mostly.

So, being invited to dinner and to celebrate Jesus' birthday with my family... on His special day, was truly a blessing to me.  It meant I didn't have to be alone, either!

I praised God for this!  And, for P.

I must admit, I felt honoured!

Thinking about being honoured, reminded me 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."

Not only was I grateful, but I prayed.

You see, my daughter P, has Lupus.  Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which in some cases ends a person's life.

P has had more than her share of trials in life.  Especially, concerning her having Lupus.

While there have been times when she has been in a sort of remission, there are also times when the disease greatly affects her.  Just like it has, as of late.

My friend, if you could find it in your heart to pray for my daughter P, I would truly appreciate it.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I pray that God will bless you, for contributing to what I believe is God's plan to extend her days upon the land.  Especially for her obedience to God's Word, as He told us, in the Bible.

May God provide for all your needs.  Please know that I pray for you, also.

And, I pray that you had a very Merry CHRISTmas!

Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jesus! & Merry CHRISTmas!

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to wish you, a very Merry Christmas!
As I discussed yesterday, I am so very grateful to God, for the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, I wish Him, Happy Birthday!
Nothing could ever be more important than that!  For without His coming to earth, we would have no plan of salvation.
How wonderful it is, that God made a way for some people to know that the Messiah was to be born.  Like the shepherds.  And, the wise men, who followed the star.
It is wonderful, that they all found Mary, Joseph and our Saviour, who came to earth as a baby... who was named Jesus, just as had been prophesied.  Hallelujah! 

How grateful I am that God told us so, in Luke 2:15-21, " And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb."


May God bless you, as you celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
Merry Christmas!
Until next time...
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Silent Night...

Anyone who knows me well, or who has read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, knows that I love and adore my Lord, Jesus Christ.

And, they would know that I enjoy music.  It resonates in my soul.

One Christmas carol that both my now deceased husband Gordon and I both adored for many years, is Silent Night

It was composed by Franz Zaver Gruber, in 1818.  Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4WB2zfmps.  Here are the lyrics.

Silent Night

Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin , mother and child
Holy infant so, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly, hosts sing Hallelujah.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.

This CHRISTmas carol is so very important.  It speaks about the Virgin Mary, and about our Lord, Jesus Christ, being born.

It also speaks about Jesus being God's Son, being love's pure light.  Plus, it speaks about the shepherds.

Silent Night, is truly a reflection of Jesus Christ's birth.

Just as God told us, in Luke 2:1-14, "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

All I can say is, I thank You, Father!

Thank You, for creating the plan of redemption for us.  For without Your plan, we would not have a way to obtain everlasting life, by trusting/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I thank You, Jesus!  Again, if You had not been obedient to God the Father's plan of redemption for us, we would not have a way to spend eternity in heaven.

I thank You, Holy Spirit!  For if you had not approached Mary, Jesus would not have been born, through the virgin birth that made Him the only person in the world, who is perfect.  The only person who could complete God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

If you do not yet know Jesus as your Lord, and Saviour, I would suggest you read the New Testament portion of the Bible

In it, you will find out how much God truly loves you.  And, what He expects of you.

In the meantime, I will worship and praise God, for everything.  Especially, the birth of my Lord, Jesus Christ!

I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas Eve, and...

Until next time...

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Monday, December 23, 2013


Just as I normally let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went to worship with my church family, yesterday!

In addition to those who normally worship with me, a family of friends joined us in worship.

In fact, this couple and their children I have known for many years, now.  In addition to worshipping together, at a different church, they also hosted a Bible study group at their home for a while, where several of us friends joined them.

At this time, the husband is attending Bible college.  Eventually, he will become a pastor.  Hearing this inspired me to invite them to meet my pastor and the people of my church family!

My friend, the wife, is a busy lady.  She is a military reservist.  In addition, she home schools their two (2) children!

Upon leaving the sanctuary, they commented to me and my pastor that his preaching reminded them of a pastor that we had all enjoyed, several years ago.  You see, at various times, we had all worshipped at the same church!

Hearing this, made me feel good and my heart pump with gladness.  After all, it was that same pastor who had preached and taught those of us, who truly wanted to understand God's Word. 

This too, was another reason why I've felt comfortable with the preaching/teaching, here at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.

As I've said before, while checking out other Christian church groups, I found that there were many whose preaching/teaching did not seem to be what I believe it should be.

Many sermons I heard preached in various places, never contained a gospel message.  And, there are some groups, where sin is being taught as being acceptable.  Even though it is NOT acceptable to God.

To me, it is necessary to support those, who are truly teaching/preaching God's Word.  Scriptures are very important.

Just as God told us, in 2 Timothy 3:16, " All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:"

Our own righteousness is as filthy rags.  That's what God taught us.  We need to be instructed to know His Word, and understand what He wants us to know and live by, in obedience to Him.

So, I am grateful that there are those who want to become pastors prepared to preach and teach the truth of God's Word... the Bible.

Afterwards, we all went downstairs to our fellowship hall.   Together, we enjoyed a pot-luck Christmas lunch. 

It was wonderful that I was able to introduce my friends to so many people, there.  And, spend some time talking with my pastor, and his wife.

And, as it turns out, the husband currently in Bible college, may be able to do his internship, there.  To me, it would be wonderful!  For this, I praised God!

And, to this end, I will pray!

Until next time...

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Sunday, December 22, 2013


If you haven't been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL), you won't realize that today is a special day.  Of course, if you have been a reader of LwL, then you will know that each SONday... is!

Today, is the day is a day of worship.  Shortly, I'll be heading out to join brothers and sisters in the Lord, to worship.

Many people know that one way I enjoy worshipping, is in song.

Today, there was one song that stuck out in my mind.  It was written by Jack W. Hayford, arranged by Eugene Thomas, and is entitled, Majesty!

Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaRwD2Y7C0s.  And, here are the lyrics:


Majesty, worship His majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honour and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority
Flow from His throne unto His own;
His anthem raise.

So, exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty--
Jesus who died, now glorified,
Kings of all Kings.

Majesty, worship His majesty.
Unto Jesus be all glory, honour and praise.
Majesty, kingdom authority
Flow from His throne unto His own;
His anthem raise.
So, exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus.
Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus, the King.
Majesty, worship His majesty--
Jesus who died, now glorified,
Kings of all Kings.
Jesus who died, now glorified,
Kings of all Kings.

Of course, as I've said in the past, I worship God the Father, in spirit and in truth.

Just as He told us we would, in John 4:23, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."

Yes, God the Father seeks those who truly love Him, to worship Him.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I truly love God, and adore worshipping Him. 

Although no one can really tell that I am connected to God every minute of every day, I believe I am.  He's on my mind night and day.  And, I stay connected to Him, in a mode of prayer.

Friend, if you have not yet come to Jesus, and obtained God's promise of salvation, by trusting in Jesus, then please... do so, today.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Today is the day of salvation.

And, one day... I pray I'll meet you in heaven.

Until next time...

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Blessed! & Thankful!

If you know me in real life, or if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, you'll be aware that I enjoy blogs.

Of course, I enjoy writing LwL.  But, I also enjoy reading other blogs.

A few months ago, I came across a blog, that I enjoyed.  It is a travel blog.  About RVing.

Once I found I enjoyed this blog, I went back to the beginning of the blog, and began reading it.

Of course, when I see something I would like to comment on, I don't always do it.  If the time is too far in history, there's no point.  At least, in my mind.

However, on this blog, I did make a comment a few weeks ago. 

The writer of the blog, actually e-mailed me, with a response.  This was in addition to allowing my comment to be posted, on-line.

On another occasion, I posted a comment on the RVing blog.  I should let you know that this blog is set up to receive comments.  Unlike LwL.

The reason I commented was because I was shocked that the writer posted on November 24th, that it was his birthday.  Wow!  Yes, it was shocking to me.

After all, it turns out that we share the same birthday!  And, he and his wife are Christians, too!

Then, as I got sick about three (3) weeks ago, I was e-mailed, once again.  They let me know they were praying for me.

How blessed I felt!  I thanked God!

Then, a few days ago, as I was reading their entry on Going RV Way, I noticed they had a link to my blog... LwL.  It was listed among the other blogs they read. 

I replied to another e-mail I had received from them, where they let me know they were still praying for me, in addition to commenting upon something I had posted. 

I also let them know that I was surprised they had added LwL to their list, since LwL is not an RVing blog (although one day it may be...).  I let them know I was thankful.  And, I let them know that I added their blog, Going RV Way, http://goingrvway.blogspot.ca/ to the list of blogs I read. 

You'll see a link listed on the right side of this page, where it says:  My Blog List

In the past, I had several other RV blogs listed, there.  However, when the blogging system broke down, all were lost/removed by the system. 

Yes, I could have re-added them.  However, at that time, I made the decision to only make links to Christian blog sites.

Please know that it did my heart good to have my fellow blogger and his wife, let me know that they read LwL.  And, that they were encouraging others to read LwL, also.

However, what made me feel blessed the most, was the fact that they let me know they have been praying for healing for me.

How encouraging!  How blessed I felt.

After all, God wants us to encourage others.  He wants us to lift each other up, in prayer.  He wants us to be supportive and edify others. 

Just as they did, me.

And, just like He told us, in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."

I thank you, my new blogging friends, for being kind to me.  For praying for me.  For encouraging me.

I praise God for you, that you are willing to allow your followers/readers an opportunity to link into LwL.

Mostly I praise God that He has provided fellow believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ, to open the door for the unsaved to read about God.

I praise God that He has brought Godly friends into my life.  And, of course, I praise God for the internet.  For without it, this would not be possible.

I am thankful that I am able to write LwL, daily.  And, post it on-line.

I'm thankful that God has helped me to be able to write about how He works in my life, and in the lives of others.

I'm thankful that those who have been encouraged by my writings honouring our Lord, Jesus Christ, feel blessed.

After all, this is the purpose of me writing LwL.  I want to Honour my Lord.  And, help others who are hurting.

I want to do His work, as He told us, to help comfort others.  And, edify them. 

I want to help those who belong to Him, recognize that God is with them, not just daily, but every minute of every day.  Especially, so they can rely upon Him, during stressful times.

After all, He is with us always.  And, promised to be with us, until the end of the age.

Yes, I must say, I feel blessed.  And, thankful!

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

Heritage & Fruit!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that yesterday was my daughter P's birthday.

After being inside my apartment since last Sunday, I went out, yesterday.  I must admit, I had a nap before heading out the door!

As arranged, I drove across town and picked up P at her home, around supper time!  No, we weren't going out to dinner alone, together. 

We went to two (2) different locations and picked up pizza.  Enough pizza to feed all 10 people waiting at her home!

Arriving back at P's home, we gathered family members and a friend. 

All of P's sons (my grandsons!) were home.  Plus, I was able to spend some time with two (2) of my grandsons, who were at their aunt P's home! 

Oh, and while we were enjoying dinner together, another of my grandsons dropped by for a few minutes.  Apparently, he was going out with another relative and had seen my van parked there, so he stopped by! 

It was so nice to have A come in, hug me and tell me he loves me!  I felt truly blessed, and let him know I love him, too!

When I say it was a blessing being able to spend some time with some of my grandchildren, I truly mean it!

I must admit that I had wondered if we had picked up enough pizza to feed everyone.  But, I was happy to see that there were a few pieces left over.  This meant that everyone had their fill of food!

Of course, we all had made sure to leave enough room for birthday cake!

Normally, I bake and lightly decorate birthday cakes for family members.  But, as you're probably aware, I do not yet have enough stomach muscle to lift my mixer out of the cabinet where it's stored.  So, just as has been done over the past 15 months, I did not supply the cake.

P had something we had never had, before.  She had an ice cream cake!  I must say, it was delicious!

And, of course, she enjoyed opening birthday presents!

I praise God for being able to celebrate P's birthday.  Just as I appreciate other family member's birthdays, as well!

Thank You, Lord!  You certainly blessed me! 

Being able to spend time with my child and other family members, I mean!

After all, God told us in Psalm 127:3, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

Yes, my daughter P and her sister B, are the reward God gave me.  Just as their children are heritage of the Lord to them... and, to me!

Please don't misunderstand.  I do not have a perfect family. 

I don't think anyone does!

However, I feel blessed that I have family to gather with, from time to time. 

To spend time with.  To celebrate them.  To celebrate their lives, at various times of the year.

For this, I will always be grateful.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

H.B. P! & Death...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'd like to wish my daughter P, a very Happy Birthday!  May God bless you, now and always.  Love,  Mom  xoxo

Yesterday, I had a long distance phone call.

Someone I had never met before, called me.  M called to let me know that she received the Christmas card for her mom, that I had mailed her.  And, she let me know that her mom had died.

At first, I was shocked hearing her last name.  You see she had the same last name as a relative of mine in Northern Ireland, who has been very ill. 

So, I asked where she was calling from.  When she said the Toronto area, I knew immediately who had died.

Unfortunately, M didn't know everyone who was friends with her mom, so she didn't call everyone.  This meant it was too late to even attend a funeral service, for my friend Judith.

You may have recalled me writing about Judith.  Of course, at that time I didn't use her name, just her initial, J.

Judith was the woman who worked at the cemetery where I went to purchase the plot for my now deceased husband Gordon, and me.

At the time when I met Judith, she was fairly new to Windsor.  So, I reached out to her and we became friends. 

Judith and I spent a fair amount of time together.  Plus, she would join me and other single friends at Tim Horton's on the first (1st) Friday of each month, for fun, coffee and conversation. 

We had some good times, together.  And, much laughter!  She was a lovely lady.

A couple of years ago, Judith left Windsor, to move back, closer to family.  I knew she had been ill and had spent some time in hospital.  And, she had surgery, too.

But, the last time we spoke, Judith said she was feeling improved and truly sounded much better.

Her daughter M, let me know that Judith's cancer had returned.  And, once again, she had surgery. 

At first, I thought it was the surgery or the cancer that ended Judith's life.  But, M told me it wasn't

Apparently, Judith had Radiation treatments after her surgery. 

It was confirmed after her death, during an autopsy, that had she not had those Radiation treatments, she would probably still be alive.  M had been told, it was those treatments that actually ended Judith's life, for there had been no more cancer inside her after her surgery, and the treatments caused internal bleeding.

I was grateful M had called me.  She apologized for not letting me know, sooner.

She also let me know she was grateful that I was Christian.  You see, she had some trouble dealing with the grief she was going through, losing her mom.

And, she let me know that it was only when she turned and gave her pain to Jesus, that she began improving.  I praised God for this.

After all, our Lord is with those who have broken hearts.

Just as God told us in Psalm 34:18, "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

M may or may not be an infant Christian.  Only God knows for sure.  But, I will say... when she told me that she turned to Jesus, it made my heart almost burst with gladness!

Obviously, M is hurting with grief.  But, how grateful I am that she turned to our Lord.

After all, as we just discussed, our Lord is with those who have a broken heart.  I praise God for this!

And, as the verse tells us, He saves those who have a contrite spirit.  I praise God for this!

Another thing I am grateful for, is that M recognized that I am Christian. 

I appreciated that she knew that she should call me, to notify me of Judith's death.  And, I appreciated the fact that she herself recognized that she needed to speak with a fellow Christian.

We prayed on the phone, together.  And, we agreed to meet for coffee, should I be able to travel up her way.

If you can find it in your heart to pray for M, and the rest of Judith's family and friends, I would appreciate you doing so.  After all, those who are grieving, need to be lifted up in prayer. 

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What a Promise!

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that I haven't been well.

In fact, you'll know that I've been battling a lung infection. 

A dry cough accompanies the lung infection.  And, so does chills, and sweating.

As you can imagine, I have been limiting my going out.

Not just because I don't want to infect anyone, even though I don't.  But also, because I don't want the cold, damp weather to affect my breathing.

Although, I have been mostly staying indoors, life hasn't been easy.  And, it hasn't been kind.

Anyone who knows me, or who has been reading LwL for any length of time, knows that I have trouble sleeping.

As I wrote about previously, when I first became ill, I had trouble sleeping.  Then, a week ago Monday, I spent almost the whole day, sleeping.

In fact, on that particular Monday, I had trouble even moving from my bed to my recliner chair and back again to my bed after a couple or so hours.  It was like I was totally exhausted.  With no physical energy.

Sleep is supposed to be night time relief.  And, sleep is supposed to help your body relax, to heal.

Where has mine, been?

I cannot even tell you how many nights I've spent awake.  All night long.

Of course, on some of those days, I've taken a nap for a short time.  Or, have missed watching some television in an evening, because I couldn't stay awake.

But tell me, who can survive on a half (1/2) hour sleep here, or two (2) hours sleep, there? 

It seems to me, that I've been able to.  Otherwise, I wouldn't be here on earth to write about it.  :)  :(

If I sound frustrated, it's probably because I am. 

It's the middle of the night.  I am awake and writing this LwL entry.  Instead of being asleep.  Resting.

Being frustrated doesn't help anything.  Or, anyone.  Not even me.

After all, God is in control of everything.  He knows what I need.  And, will provide it.

Just as He told us, in Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Yes, God knows what my needs are.  So, I'll just take a deep breath, and trust Him.

Just as you should do.  After all, He know what your needs are, also.

And, He shall supply for all our need, according to His riches in glory, by Christ Jesus.

What a wonderful promise this is!

To you.  To me.  To all who belong to Him!

This shows us that He will always take care of us.  Whether sick, or in good health.

Yes, I am counting on Him.  Trusting Him.  For my sleep, healing... and for everything in my life. 

Are you?

If you're not, I would suggest you read the New Testament portion of God's Word, the Bible.  There you will find out just how much He loves you.  And, what He expects of you.

May God bless you, and lead you to Christ, if you haven't been, already.

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed yesterday about how my feet became wet and freezing cold, while I was out and about, on Sunday.

By the time I arrived home, I was coughing, once again.  And, shivering.  I felt frozen.

After putting away all I needed to, I got thinking about how best to deal with this.  So, I went and had a shower, again.  And, soaked my feet.

Afterwards, I used some of the mentholatum ointment I had purchased.

I first rubbed it on my chest.  Then, I placed some on the soles each of my feet, and placed on a pair of socks.

This may sound silly, but I had done this many years ago, and it worked.  Here, I had forgotten about doing that, until a sister-in-the-Lord (SL) at church, had mentioned it.

I covered up, relaxed in my recliner chair, and chilled out.

Yes, I truly mean I chilled out!  lol :)

By the time I awoke from a short nap, I felt so-o much better!  The chills were so much less, I felt like they were almost gone.  And, I was breathing so much better, too!

Again, I praised God!  And, thanked Jesus for having my SL remind me about doing this!

One thing that surprised me, was that I felt better.  Overall. 

This was a shock to me.  After freezing like that, I thought for sure I would become worse.  But, it didn't seem to be that way.

I felt improved.  And, I felt confident that I would be able to physically overcome this lung infection problem.

After all, I had prayed.  Much.  And, often.

Thinking about this, brought to mind 1 John 5:14-15, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

God may know the plans He has for us.  Plans to help us and not harm us.  Plans to give us hope and a future.

But, we don't necessarily know what those plans are.  Or, when they take effect.

What we do know, is that we need to have confidence in Him.  Confidence that we can only receive when we read God's Word, the Bible... after we have come to Christ.

Then, as God's children, He opens the door for so very much.

In my case, it's healing.

Have you thought about how God has helped you?

If not, I would suggest you do so. 

Reflect upon your life.  Reflect upon your life's troubles/trials.  Reflect upon whatever sin you have/have had in your life.  Then, reflect upon your love for our Lord.

Repent, clean yourself up by confessing to Him, any wrongdoing on your part.  Then, trust in Him, with all of your heart, soul, mind and spirit.

He will hear you.  Just as He does, me.

And, when He hears us, He does for us, not just what we request of Him, but also everything else He believes we need.

For this, I will always be thankful.  Praise God.  Hallelujah!

Until next time...

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Monday, December 16, 2013

In You??

As I discussed yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), my life is in You, Lord!  Of course, He knows it, too...

Over and over in my mind, I kept wondering if I should go and honour Him, with worship. 

In my heart, I wanted to.  In my body, I just wanted to rest.

After much prayer, I decided to get myself up, and running to go worship.  Well, okay... we can forget the running part.  I drove.  And, walked.

Since my coughing seemed to have curtailed itself, and knowing that it seemed I was past the point of being at risk of sending germs to others, I made my way to meet up with my church family.

The cold air didn't seem to affect me.  For this, I was thankful.

I praised God for the Holy Spirit's direction.  Worship was wonderful!

Although, I must admit, I didn't sing.  When I tried to, it brought on a cough, once again.  So, I just mouthed the words, knowing that they were coming from my heart.

Afterwards, I dropped by to see a relative of my deceased husband, Gordon.  It was unfortunate that they weren't home.

It was rather disappointing. 

Not only was I not able to drop off their Christmas gift and say 'hello', but after parking on the one way street on the driver's side of the road, I stepped out of my van onto the roadway.  Sound normal?

It wasn't.  The snow covered roadway, hid the sewer area and I stepped right into the softened, mushy, deeper than elsewhere depth of snow.

It covered my feet and soaked me up to my ankles.

Yes, I was wearing my sh-boots.  At least that's what I call them.  They are boots that look like shoes.  Slip on shoes.

The trouble was, that the mushy wet snow soaked me, my sh-boots and even my feet.  So, until I made my way home and was able to remove them, my feet were wet, freezing and uncomfortable.

Of course, with old Murph, of Murphys' Law, being alive and well, this was my first stop of many.

Knowing that I will be busy next weekend, and knowing there was a few things I needed to contribute to it, I made my way to do my shopping.  The first store I entered, didn't have what I needed.

This was shocking to me, because they always have them.  But, they didn't.  Upon my request, they called their other location, who claimed they had some, but not all of what I needed.

Knowing their other location was at the furthest part of the town of Tecumseh, I stopped at another store, on the way.  Nope.  None.

In fact, I stopped at five (5) stores.  And, walked through each one.  To have the same result.  None.

Eventually, I made my way to the store I had been heading towards, in Tecumseh.

Upon arrival, I recalled being told they only had 2/3 of what I needed.  But, God answered my prayers.  I found another one, hidden behind other items. 

This meant that I was able to purchase all I was looking for! All that was required to fulfill what I needed to do.

Hallelujah!  I praised God for this!

This brought to mind, John 15:7, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."

Knowing that God's will is always done, I thanked Him.  Over and over, again.

After all, He did it for me.  He supplied what I needed.  He provided.

Yes, I abide in Him.  And, His words abide in me.  This verse lets us know that this is probably why God answered my prayer, in a positive way.

Again, I praised Him!  And, thanked Him!

Does His words abide in you?

Do you read His Word, the Bible?

If/when you do, do you try to remember/memorize Bible verses?  Especially the ones that are a promise to you?

Hopefully, so.

If not, I would suggest you do so.  And, may God bless you.

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Lately, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've been letting you know how I've been doing, physically. 

Of course, if you've been reading, you'll know that I'm sick.  You'll also know that I'm taking medications to assist me in healing.

I've been praying about whether or not I should go outside, into the cold. 

Yes, it's truly cold here, now.  In fact, our whole area is white with snow now, because it wasn't warm enough to rain.

I'm still waiting to be led by my Lord.  As an answer to prayer, where I asked for wisdom and direction, concerning whether or not I should go out into the cold, to go worship Him, with my church family.

After all, my life is in Him.  He is everything to me.  I am nothing, without Him.

I'm sure He'll answer my prayer request and provide me with the answer to my prayer.

Thinking of this, brought a chorus to mind.  One that I have always enjoyed singing, during worship services. 

It's by Daniel Gardner entitled, My Life Is In You Lord.  Here is a link to a version sung by Hillsunghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmZZr5NASu0.  Here are the lyrics:

My Life Is In You Lord - Daniel Gardner

My life is in You, Lord,
My strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord
In You, it's in You. (Repeat) (Repeat) (Repeat)

I will praise You with all of my life.
I will praise You with all of my strength.
With all of my life, with all of my strength.
All of my hope is in You.

My life is in You, Lord,
My strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord
In You, it's in You. (Repeat)

I will praise You with all of my life.
I will praise You with all of my strength.
With all of my life, with all of my strength.
All of my hope is in You.

My life is in You, Lord,
My strength is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord
In You, it's in You. (Repeat)

In You, it's in You.
In You, it's in You.

This song reminds me of Psalm 39:7, "And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee."

Yes, Lord!  My life, is in You.  My hope, is in You.  And, my strength, is in You.

It's all about You.

I am truly grateful.  To You, and for You!

So, I will continue to trust in You, for everything in my life.  Including the healing that I believe You are giving me.

Once again, I thank you for praying for healing, for me.  I appreciate your prayer, more than you know.

Please know that I pray for you.  And, will always do so.

May God lead you to continue praying for me.  And, may He bless you, always.

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Saturday, December 14, 2013

He Helped Me!

As I discussed yesterday on Life with Lynnie (LwL), it probably wasn't a good idea to have gone out on Thursday at suppertime.  The cold seemed to set my body off  'chillin' and 'smokin', once again.

If I could have avoided it, I would have.  But, I truly felt like I didn't have much choice.

I won't discuss the reason why. 

However, I will say that the couple I picked up and took with me to Bible study, don't drive.  Neither of them.  And, this was a situation, where they truly had to be taken to meet up with my pastor.

No matter what, I was grateful that I had done, what we had pre-arranged for me to do.  Hallelujah!

Even though it really wasn't good for my physical condition, God provided for me.

He helped me through.  While I did cough from time to time, it certainly wasn't like I had done over the prior few days.  It seemed to be under better control.  I truly thought I was receiving healing from Him, rather quickly.

At least, until after I dropped the husband and wife off, where they live.

Once I felt the rush of the cold air on me once again, I began to cough.  And, cough.  And, cough.  All the way home.

While I felt I was once again suffering, I praised God for providing for me.  Providing, by allowing me to not cough much at all, while I was with the small group of people we shared dinner, Bible study, and prayer with!

I felt weakened and weary by the time I arrived home.  And, prayed.

While seated in my recliner chair, it seemed like immediately, that I fell asleep.  For about two and a half (2 1/2) hours!  It was all I could do, to force myself to wake up, in time to take my medications.

When I was finally able to wake up enough to leave my chair and go take my medicines, it was about midnight.

It didn't take much for me to realize that I hadn't been functioning in my own strength.  After all, like I said, I was so tired, I could hardly wake up.

Nope.  I knew in my heart, that it was God's strength and help that had made me able to do what I had done.

Just as we read in Psalm 71:16, "I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only."

After all, my righteousness, in and of myself, without my Lord, Jesus Christ... is just as the Bible teaches... as filthy rags.  But, Jesus' blood and righteousness is stronger than anyone could every imagine.

My physical collapsing, had proven that I didn't really have much strength.  But, my Lord, did!

He helped me, in every way possible.

I praised Him, for this!  And, continue to praise Him, for all He has done and does for me.

With my health concerns, I may be suffering, but fully trust in God... for everything in my life.

Hopefully, you do, also.

If not, I would suggest you pray about it.  Speak with God.  And, He will answer.

Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Friday, December 13, 2013

Calling For...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed the fact that I now have a third (3rd) infection going on, inside me.  This one is in my lungs.

I praise God for providing for me.  I praise Him for supplying a doctor, who treated me for this condition. 

And, I praise Him for helping me feel improved enough to do what I needed to do, yesterday.

Being Thursday, it was Bible study day.  Normally, I wouldn't think about it, at all.  I would just go.

However, with not feeling fabulous even on Wednesday, I debated whether or not I should make the effort to join my those of my church family, who attend.

Knowing that I had invited a couple I had recently gotten to know, I didn't really want to cancel out.  So, when I felt slightly improved on Thursday, I decided to pick them up (they don't drive), as we had pre-arranged.

Being our last evening of Bible study for 2013, our pastor had arranged for us to arrive earlier than normal.  This way, we could enjoy eating dinner together.

Yes, even though we don't normally do this for Bible study evenings, we celebrated our time together, and enjoyed salad and pizza, for dinner.  I must say, it was delicious!

Afterwards, we had our study time.  And then, prayer time.

I dropped off the couple at their home, and made my way home.

By the time I arrived, I was coughing like crazy, again!  Before I had left home, I hadn't been coughing much.  But, after being out in the cold, I was coughing hard, once again.

Hmmm... I suppose it probably wasn't a good thing to have gone out in the cold.  Especially since, I am still sick.

Speaking about being sick, I asked my pastor to do what God told us to do, in James 5:14, "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:"

Hopefully, this will happen, soon.  I'm sure it won't be difficult to arrange a time for this to happen.  Most likely after our worship service, this coming Sunday.

I am looking forward to being prayed over.  I believe that this will have a positive impact on the healing I need.

For this, I praise God... in advance!  I am convinced that He will answer the prayer I will receive.

Meanwhile, since I have some things still to do before Christmas arrives, I feel I need to take these next few days and not go outside.

This way, I won't subject myself to being overwhelmed physically, by the cold.  The cold that last evening once again gave me the feeling of having chills, shivering inside me, while feeling like I'm sweating on my exterior.

And, it will give me a chance to rest up, while I'm not in the best physical condition.  After all, I am feeling rather tired, and weary.

Even so, I thank You, Lord... for providing for me.  Even by making a way for me to not have to go outside, breathing in freezing cold air!

No matter the outcome, I know God will heal me.  One way, or another.

Until next time...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Infection #3?!

Yesterday, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed how I felt slightly improved, healthwise.

Yes, I wasn't feeling as dizzy as I had over the prior couple of days.  And, my head felt somewhat improved, not aching quite so much.

However, the coughing continued.  The pain in my lungs, and in my abdominal muscles felt severe.

After posting yesterday's LwL entry, I went to bed.  But, didn't sleep.  Well, at least, not for very long.

It turned out I only had about an hour's sleep.

When my alarm went off, I knew I had to be up and running.  It's easy for anyone to imagine that I was exhausted.  Especially, since my coughing every few minutes had prevented me from sleeping.

My friend M A had suggested on Tuesday evening, that she or her husband take me to either the hospital or my doctor, or even a walk-in clinic.  I thanked them, feeling that since my head seemed clearer, I might be able to drive Wednesday.

Later, my friend M had called me shortly after M A had.  She let me know that she wanted to pick me up about noon and take me for medical care. 

I let M know exactly what I had said to M A.  In response, she suggested we talk around noon. 

Which we did, yesterday.

When I told M I felt well enough to drive myself for medical care, she let me know that if she later found out I hadn't gone, she would come pick me up and take me to the hospital.  Whether I liked the idea, or not.

How I praise God for friends who care for me!  Thank You, Lord!

I phoned my family doctor's office.  Usually, on Wednesday afternoons he's not there.

Believe me when I say I was shocked hearing a pre-recorded message, letting all callers know that he had changed his office procedure.  Instead of running his practice like a walk-in clinic, as he had done for at least a dozen years or so, listeners were told that everyone now had to make an appointment to see him.

Wow!  Be still my heart!

No, I didn't press the button to speak with his receptionist.  Chances are, she wouldn't have given me an immediate appointment, although I cannot be sure.

Rather than find myself upset, or hear that like in the past, he wasn't there on Wednesday afternoons, I decided to just go to a walk-in clinic. 

Besides, only a few weeks ago, he had refused to give me a prescription renewal for antibiotics, claiming that he didn't think I should be on them, even though my body is fighting off infections.  So, why would he do so, now?

After going to the bank, I decided to not go to the walk-in clinic I had originally thought to go to.  You see, I had prayed about it.  Even though it was across the street from the drug store where I have my prescriptions filled, I realized that it's usually filled with families.

So, as I approached a walk-in clinic closer to my home, I stopped there.  Although I had been to the lab in that fairly newly constructed building, I had never been to the walk-in clinic. 

There were people waiting for their time at the lab and/or x-ray area.  Others were waiting at various doctor's offices.  When I reached the walk-in clinic, there was no one seated there.

Shock!  I even mentioned this to the receptionist, who after taking my info and checking my health card, immediately took me in to examination room #1.

Another person was brought into the room next door.  And, after a minute or so, the doctor entered my room.

We discussed why I was there.

He checked my ears and throat, letting me know they looked fine.  This surprised me, because my head and ears were still aching.

He took my temperature and let me know it was 36.9 C, meaning it was normal.

I was absolutely floored!  I commented that I couldn't believe this, since inside me, I was feeling like I had chills rolling through me.  And, I was sweating so much that sweat was running down my face, onto my clothing.

He listened while I explained that I coughed less while being seated or standing, but could hardly sit even partially reclined.  And, hadn't slept more than an hour during the night, due to the constant coughing.

I let him know that I was aware that coughing could cause me to pull a muscle, because I had done so in the past.  But, I also let him know that this wasn't the pain I was experiencing. 

The pain I felt, worse than the pain in my lungs when I coughed, was in the area where my surgery had been for the INCARCERATED HERNIA.

He listened to my lungs.  And, commented to me that it sounded bad, including wheezing.

We discussed my allergies, etc.  Then, he asked me if I had ever used a puffer.  I let him know that I had... as an adult, a few times.

I also let him know that as a child, I used to get Bronchitis, about every year.  But, I had never used a puffer as a child.  I usually just suffered throughout most of the winter, for drugs didn't seem to always cure me.

However, as an adult, since I had been taking the vitamins/minerals that I have used for about 16 or more years now, I hadn't experienced such lung troubles.  Except since my husband Gordon died, letting him know that I am aware that I've been under much stress ever since his death. 

And, stress reduces a person's immune system.  Not to mention that my health had not been good since having the incarcerated hernia surgery 15 months earlier, and am still awaiting more surgery.

It was so nice of him to give me a puffer to use.  He gave me a prescription for antibiotics and cough syrup, letting me know how he felt I needed to take/use it all.

I thanked him.  Then, I asked him if I could ask a question, as he was leaving the room.  He gave me permission.

I asked him why I had such fever-like symptoms, if I didn't have a fever?  He responded that it was because I have infection in my lungs.

Infection?  My heart nearly gave way.

Here I am, already fighting off two (2) infections in my gut.  And, now I have infection in my lungs?!

I stayed calm.  I thanked him, blessed him, and thanked God for him, aloud.  I shook his hand.  And, we went our separate ways.

After all, he had been a caring physician, who showed me mercy, and understood my need.  And had cared for me, so I would not suffer any longer, than necessary.

Thinking of mercy, made me think of Philippians 2:27, "For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow."  After all, I had read that chapter yesterday, when I used some verses from it, here on LwL.

How grateful I was for God's mercy towards me!

He knew I didn't want to sit for a lengthy period of time, amongst others ill with various problems.  I didn't want to make anyone else sick.  Nor, did I want to pick up something else, from someone else.

He had provided in so many ways.

Like not having anyone there, when I arrived.  Yet, when I left, seats were filled with those needing his care!  Thank You, Lord!

I praised God for Him providing that caring doctor!  Thank You, Lord!

I praised God that I wouldn't have to suffer much longer!  Thank You, Lord!

I praised God that He didn't want me to have a continued situation of sorrow, upon sorrow.  Thank You, Lord!

After all, I am still trying to heal from my other two (2) infections.  And now, I have a third (3rd).

I will always trust Him!  For everything in my life.  Just as I normally do.  Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Improving, But Still in Need of Prayer...

As you would know if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL), I have been sick.

Once again, I thank each and every one of you, for praying for me.  May God bless you...

Yesterday, I wrote about how I hadn't eaten since Saturday. 

Well, last night, after I posted that LwL entry, I went to sleep.  And, did exactly what I did as in time past.  I spent some time in bed, then went to my recliner chair.  Then, back to bed.

I had a dream.

In the dream, someone told me I needed to eat some Lipton's Chicken Noodle Soup (LCNS).  Who told me this?  I don't recall.

However, just as I was dreaming that I was making some, I awoke.  So, I recalled the dream.

At first, I thought... well, it's only a dream.

Then, I realized that I hadn't eaten in three (3) days.  And, wondered if it was God telling me I needed to eat.

So, when I felt I had enough strength about lunch time, I made some LCNS.

At first, I didn't think I would be able to enjoy it.  But, I found it to be refreshing.

Yes, it gave me some strength.

I normally wouldn't have made a comment like that, but I feel it was true.  I was able to stay awake longer than I had during all of Monday.

I praised God for this!

My coughing isn't as severe as it was, because whatever is ailing me seems to have left my head (yes, I still have a headache), and has gone to my lungs.  Even so, when I cough I feel like my abdomen will burst open.

Just so you know, I was supposed to see my newest Windsor surgeon, today.  However, being sick, I had to cancel and rebook.

After all, if I was hurting with weak stomach muscles, each and every time I cough, I would hate to see someone recovering from surgery, with possible stitches, hurt like this.  Or worse.

After all, God tell us to care for others.

Just as He told us, in Philippians 2:1-5, "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:"

Even though I am feeling slightly improved, I am still glad I rebooked my medical appointment.  I wouldn't have wanted to hurt someone else.

I'm so grateful God loves me.  I'm so grateful God loves you, too.

I'm so grateful that He sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth, to die on a wooden cross for my sin.  For your sin.  And, for the sin of the world... of all who will believe.

I'm so thankful that He has provided me with supportive friends, who have called me, showing me they care.  Or, who have messaged/e-mailed me.  Or, who have prayed for me, on Facebook... or wherever you are.

Again, I must thank you for prayer.  And, let you know that even though I am improving, I still need continued prayer.  Thank you...

May God bless each and every one of you.

Until next time...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thank You! Continued Prayer, Please...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I let you know I was sick.  And, requested prayer.

Thank you, to all who prayed for me.  I appreciate it, more than you know.  And, want you to know that I pray for you, also.

The coughing I mentioned was so horrific, that I truly thought my gut was going to burst open.

In case you're not aware, after having two (2) surgeries in the last 15 months, my surgeons had all told me the same thing.  No bending, no lifting, no carrying, no nothing. 

One reason was because I am awaiting surgery, once again.

Another reason was because when you've had your gut opened like this, you have no stomach muscles.  Especially, when you haven't been able to do anything to help strengthen them.

When I coughed, about every few seconds, my gut hurt beyond belief.  Of course, my head hurt, too.

How have I been feeling, today?

Not any better.  Although I must say, that I am not coughing as much.

It was so difficult to lay in bed.  The coughing was so much worse, even though I was propped up with extra pillows.

After a couple of hours, I couldn't stand it anymore.  Then, I would move out into my living room to sit in my recliner chair. 

A couple of hours later, I would return to bed.  This went on all day, and all evening.

I haven't eaten since Saturday.  And, I'm in terrible pain.  And, have fever, too.

A couple friends phoned me, today.  I thank you, for caring.

I cannot drive.  This means I cannot go to the doctor's office.

Of course, I am not truly alone.

I have with me, the Great Physician, for whom all things are possible.  Jesus.

I thought about the woman who touched Him, and admitted it, after He said He felt power leave Him. 

He told her, in Luke 8:48, "And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace."

Yes, I have faith.  No, I am not yet healed. 

I'm still suffering.  But, I'm trusting that I will be healed.

Of course, I believe I still need prayer.

So, I would like to ask you to continue praying for me, please.  Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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