Monday, September 30, 2013

Believing...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I tell you about important things... and unimportant things, also.

Today, I'll tell you that on Saturday, I went to visit the fellow who is in rehabilitation after having a stroke.  After crossing town, God immediately provided a parking spot for me.  Thank You, Lord!

Unfortunately, the gentleman wasn't up to having a visitor.  He was exhausted and could hardly stay awake.

I saw my daughter P for a few minutes, and did an errand, before heading to the library.

On Sunday morning, I went to worship.  Just as I usually do, on SONday mornings.

Once again, I went to worship at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC).  Of course, if you've been reading LwL over the past few weeks, you'll know that I've worshipped with this group of fellow believers, several times.

And, you'll also know that it is where I went to watch the movie, Facing the Giants on Friday evening.

I felt truly blessed, being there today.  And, not just because they once again prayed for me and my health needs.  But, also because the sermon that my friend Tom Perry preached, was wonderful!

Afterwards, I met with some single friends at the Tim Horton's (TH) in Tecumseh, in the plaza at the corner of Tecumseh Rd. & Manning Rd.

It was nice meeting with those friends.  We enjoyed conversation, together.  And, I enjoyed a cup of French Vanilla Cappuccino!

Then, I headed to the library.  After I was finished doing my thing there, I headed home.

I need to tell you that I was happy that I had a rather busy weekend.  I thank the Lord, for this.

You see, every year it seems that no matter how hard I try, I just cannot seem to shake off the heartbreak of what happened to me over the years.

It was at 3:45 p.m. on September 30th, many years ago, when the tractor (cab) portion of a tractor-trailer hit the school bus I was driving.

I wrote a chapter about this in the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You....  Feel free to click on the link to find out more.

This collision changed my life.  Totally.  And, brought oh so much trouble into my life.

Thinking about this, brought to mind John 14:1, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me."

Yes, my life changed.  And, even though it was many years ago, I've suffered greatly.

Even so, God used this horrible incident to change me.  And, mold me into the person He wanted me to become.

Just as He told us He would.  After all, He is the potter, and I am the clay.

I'm grateful that my Lord, Jesus Christ provides for me.  And, helps me through the trauma of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that pervades my mind, especially at this time of year.

Thank You, Lord.  Thank You, for loving me, so very much.  More than I ever dreamed possible. 

And, I thank You, for giving me, and my daughter P, a testimony to Your goodness.  And, for Your love towards us.

I will continue to trust in You, and believe that You will continue to lift me up and encourage me.  Always. 


Until next time...

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lovest Thou Me...?

Being our Lord's day, I'll be going to worship, just as I've written about, before here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Jesus means so very much to me.  I love Him with all my heart.

A Facebook (FB) friend has shared with me, a song.  In fact, he's shared it with me, several times. 

It has touched my heart.  So, I thought I would share it with you.

It was written by Bill Gaither and performed by Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and is entitled, Lovest Thou Mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdBYVxYe5-0

Here are the lyrics:

Lovest Thou Me (More Than These?) (from Get Away Jordan)

Lovest thou me, lovest thou me, more than these?
Modern times have brought us many blessings
People live in wealth and luxury
But the Master asks this question
Lovest thou me, lovest thou me, more than these?
I love Thee more than this old world could offer
All sinful follies I deny for Thee
My love, my life, my all, I pledge Thee
I love thee Lord, I love thee Lord, more than these
More than these

CHORUS
Lovest thou me, more than these my child?
What will, will your answer be?
Oh precious Lord, I love Thee more than all of these
More than fame
More than wealth
More than the word
More than fame
More than wealth
More than the world


God is love.  And, I love Him. 

He is everything to me.  I love God more than anything else in the world, or in my life. 

I am grateful that God comes first in my life. 

After all, He told us to do so in Matthew 22:36-37, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

Yes, I love the Lord my God, with all my heart, soul and mind!

Do you?

If you do not yet know and love God enough to read His Word, the Bible... then, I suggest you do so.

It is there, where you will find out how much He loves you.  And, what He expects from you.

May God bless you, as you study to show yourself approved.


Until next time...

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Nothing!

I've mentioned here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I have worshipped recently at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), here in Windsor.

As I posted on Facebook (FB), on Friday evening, they were having a MOVIE NIGHT.  It was a no cost evening, since it was free to watch the movie and since free pop, water and popcorn was provided.

Knowing that I have worshipped there, and have been made to feel welcome, I promoted it on FB, to help attract people to attend the film viewing evening.

Originally, I thought I would attend, alone.

But, when my friend M visited me recently, she let me know that she, her husband and son would be attending.  She said that they were looking forward to seeing the movie!

Then today, things changed.

M let me know that she and her family would not be able to join me, after all.  Just to remind you, M is a friend who is also awaiting surgery, that has been delayed. 

Since she had extreme swelling and could hardly stand up, there was no way she could attend.  And, her family would not want to have left her alone at home. 

So, I prayed for her.  And, I am asking you to pray for M, also.  Thank you.  May God bless you, for your loving Christian heart.

Yesterday afternoon, my friend A called me.  She asked me what I was doing for the evening. 

I let her know I was going to see the movie:  Facing the Giants at WEBC.  Here's a LINK to watch the movie through a Youtube link!

A agreed to come with me.  So, I picked her up and we made our way to the church.

It was truly a wonderful movie!  In my opinion, it confirmed to all who have watched it, that nothing is impossible for God.

Of course, it was a direct reflection of Luke 1:37, "For with God nothing shall be impossible."

How grateful I was to have seen this film.  And, how thankful I am that fellow Christians made the film, so that both saved and unsaved people could watch the movie, and enjoy it.

After all, it is absolutely the truth.  God's truth.  Nothing is impossible for God. 

He taught us this, in not just the verse I quoted, but also in other verses of the Bible.  And, the Bible is God's Word.  His truth, that all who are trusting in Jesus Christ, need to read and understand.

Yes, I am truly thankful to God! 

Thankful for my salvation.  For His Word.  And, especially for sending His only begotten Son to die on a wooden cross for the sin of the whole world... of all who will believe upon Him; and become resurrected, so we can know that we too will enjoy everlasting life, in Heaven... with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

If you do not yet know Jesus, as your Lord and Saviour, please come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may not happen.  Today, is the day of salvation! 


Until next time...

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Everything?!

In yesterday's entry of Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about how it seems God has been opening new doors for me, in my life.

All due to the fact that in my writing, I reach out to people.  People who may need encouragement, or salvation. 

Or, possibly those who enjoy reading about how God works in my life.  This way they can reflect upon their own lives and see how He works in theirs!

Of course, there are those who truly just enjoy reading.  For those people, I am grateful, too! 

Arriving home, I praised God when I prayed before heading to sleep.  And, thanked Him.

I must say that I didn't get much sleep that night.  In fact, I had very little.

My mind kept wandering.  

I kept thinking about how God seems to be showing me that He has a plan for me to live, through my pending surgery, even though it is extremely dangerous.  And, about how what had been told to me as being needed as soon as possible by all three (3) surgeons that I saw, has dragged out... over and over, and over, again.

Finally, I drifted off for less than a handful of hours.

It was good that I didn't sleep long Thursday night.  It was good that I had set my alarm.  I got up, got ready and within a short time after doing so, my friend M arrived Friday morning.

We had a great visit, together!

Then, it was off to the library, before heading to Tim Horton's (TH) to meet another friend of mine, A.

A and I used to just go out for lunch every now and then, but we decided that even though we will still do this, it was nice to get together at TH.  This way we could enjoy a cup of coffee/tea and be able to sit and talk, without feeling pressure from any restaurant about leaving, so they could have the use of the table for other lunch time patrons.

While there, a friend from where I used to worship approached us.  I introduced my friends to each other, and we chatted for a few minutes.  Then, M left to reconnect with her husband R, who was outside waiting in their car.

During A and my conversations, we spoke about many things.  Including how we both missed our husbands.  Yes, we both are widows.

At one point, we each had tears flowing.  Even so, we both were grateful to have had true love in our lives.

Thinking about this, brought to mind 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Yes, in all things, we must rejoice.  We must give thanks.  Just as God commanded us to do.

We need to be grateful for all things in our lives:  the good, the not so good and the horrible. 

God may not have ordained trials in our lives, but He has allowed them to happen.  It was His will for us to go through experiences in life, like losing our soul mates.

Being a Bible-believing Christian, I realize that God uses each and every experience in our lives, for good.  In one way, or another.

For this, I give thanks.  Always.


Until next time...

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Another Door?

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed what happened at the legion, when I attended there for dinner, on Monday.

Unlike most other dinner evenings, I left there earlier than normal.  I had another place I had to go!

I left South Windsor, and drove towards home.  Instead of going home, I stopped at Sandy's Riverside Grill

Even though Sandy's is only a few minutes from where I live, I had never been there, before.

No, I wasn't going there for dinner.  After all, I had just enjoyed a tasty meal with my friends at the legion.

I had been asked to meet some people, there.

On Facebook (FB), apparently my name had been drawn by The Windsor Square, to participate in an evening where those whose names were drawn would meet.  Here is a LINK for you to check out this publication.

To be honest, I don't normally go to restaurant/bars in the evening.  Not even when my now deceased husband Gordon, was alive.

But, I felt I should attend.  So, I went.

On my way there, I prayed that God would provide a parking spot for me, near Sandy's.  My heart was filled with gratitude, when I pulled up and found there was a spot on the street, immediately in front.  Wow!  Lord, You are utterly amazing!  Thank You!

To my surprise, the majority of the people in attendance were there for the same reason I was. 

I joined a small group of those who were seated at a table near the front entrance.  To my surprise, one woman at my table I had met previously, at meetings concerning the boarded up houses issue on Windsor's west side.

We enjoyed serious and fun conversations. 

As I sat there, I thought about how I had never really done this sort of thing, in the past.  And, wondered if God was somehow opening the door for me, in some way.

In addition to having conversations with those who had been invited, I met both the Publisher and the Editor of The Windsor Square.  Not together, but at separate times.

We enjoyed some conversation.  And individually, I was asked by each of these men, if I would be interested in writing for their publication.

My reply to each fellow, was that when I am finally recovered and well enough, after my upcoming surgery, I would indeed like to do so.  But, at the moment, I didn't feel I was in a position to do more than I am already doing.

The Editor's reply to me was rather shocking.  He suggested that I provide him a link to LwL.  He said that he felt he could use it for the publication.

I thanked both men for inviting me to join the group.  And, I thanked them for the gift certificate I won! 

When my name was drawn, many voices asked me if I had a pet.  When I responded that I didn't, laughter filled the room!

Still, I was thankful to have won that gift.  I'd like to thank you, once again!

My daughter P will enjoy making use of the Pet Certificate!  I'm grateful she can use it, for I don't have a pet, nor does my daughter B!

I'm sure you can tell that Monday was a very busy day for me. 

And, it was rather shocking, in the events that took place.  Especially, when God opened the door for me to be able to reach more people for Him, through my writing.

This door-opening seemed to fulfill what God told us in Colossians 4:3-4, "Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:  That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak."

How grateful I was!   After all, it seemed like He was opening another door for me to be able to reach out to others, proclaiming His goodness to me.  And indeed, to all who are His children. 

Are you His child?

Are you trusting in Jesus?  And, in Him, alone... for your salvation?

If you are, you are God's child.

If not, you need to become His child, in order to spend eternity in Heaven, when your life ends here on earth.

Please know that I pray that I will be able to see you and be with you in Heaven, once life has ended. 


Until next time...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

O Lord!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that on Sunday, I attended a fund-raising dinner for C Sr., the dad of the fellow C Jr., who is the music person at legion on Mondays.

On Monday, I went to the library, stopped by my daughter P's for a moment, and then made my way to the legion to join my friends for the dinner and dance.

Arriving late, I was shocked that my friend L, and her boyfriend D, had not yet arrived.  Even so, another couple who wanted to sit with them, saved the table that we usually are seated at.

The first thing I did, was go over and give C Jr. a card for his dad, one for him, and a couple of booklets.  They spoke about God's love for us, Jesus, salvation... and of course, the gospel message.

Whether or not C Jr. or his dad was open to reading them, was not under my control; but, I prayed.  My job had been done.  Meaning that, I did this to plant seeds for Christ and to provide hope and encouragement to both men.

In came D.  Within a few minutes, L arrived.

After changing into their dancing shoes, they quickly made it onto the dance floor.  Just so you know, it's large enough to provide dancing room for about 53 couples!

As per normal, the music was wonderful.  As was dinner, too!

Literally moments after we finished eating dinner, C Jr. walked over to our table.  It was rather shocking, because he had never before done this.

He asked me if I would sing.

Being rather shocked, I laughed and commented about how I would have preferred to do this, before I ate, not immediately after!  Anyone who sings, knows that it is much more difficult to do this, especially after immediately eating a meal.

Even so, I agreed to do this. 

Within a few minutes, I sang Crazy, by Patsy Cline.  Another song, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, which I sang immediately after.

During the first song, I noticed that as I was singing, C Jr. joined me in a few parts, singing in harmony.  Wow!  Again, this was a first for me!

Please realize that until I sang the first time at the legion, I had never before sang before a secular crowd, except at karaoke.  But, never before, as entertainment for a crowd of people.  And, now this was the first time I was asked to sing.  Anywhere.

It amazed me.  And, made me happy that God had healed me of stage fright.  Stage fright that prevented me from having a singing career, years ago.

Thinking about this, reminded me of Jeremiah 17:14, "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."

Yes, God healed me from the fear of having anyone hear me sing solo.  Thank You, Lord! 

Of course, it goes without saying that I am truly thankful that I have been saved.  Saved, from spending eternity in Hell.  I am grateful that I'm saved, and will spend eternity in Heaven.

I praise God for this.  Especially knowing that I am able to honour Him, whenever I can.

Please know that it is too late in my life, to ever have a music career.  However, I feel blessed having opportunities to be able to speak and sing for people, whether they are Christians, or not.

After all, it also allows me to plant those important seeds for Christ, whenever I can do so!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Forget Not!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I told you about how I joined a group of believers at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), on Saturday.

On SONday, this is where I went to church, to worship God.  It's also where a friend of mine, and I had worshipped, last Sunday.

As I mentioned previously, last week the pastor prayed for my friend and their spouse.  For this I was grateful.

But, this past Sunday, the pastor surprised me.  He asked about my friend's need for prayer and during the service, prayed for their need.  Just as he had promised my friend, he would.

How happy and grateful I felt, knowing that the pastor recalled my friend's need for prayer, and hadn't forgotten.

It did my heart good to know this, and to hear prayer being done.  It also made my heart swell, knowing that several people let me know after the service, that they would pray for my friend's need.

I praised God for this group of loving believers.

About 4:00 p.m., I made my way to the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 594.  It's the same place where I've been meeting with friends on Mondays, for the seniors dinner and dance.

When I arrived, I had trouble finding a parking spot, but God provided for me!  Hallelujah!  Thank You, Lord!

Making my way inside, to locate my friends, proved to be harder than normal. 

Apparently, about 275 tickets had been sold for this fund-raising event.  And, the hall was packed with people!

The fellow C Jr., who I have seen handling the music weekly, had taken over for his dad, who had become ill with lung cancer.  His dad, C Sr., had been a member of a legion in Windsor, for over 30 years.  And, had been in charge of music for events like we attend on Monday's, for many years.

This fund-raising dinner was in honour of C Sr.

When I saw the support that people offered, not just by attending this dinner, but also by giving financially to assist the family with expenses not covered by our healthcare system, my heart skipped a beat.

After all, God told us to do good to others.

Just as He did in Hebrews 13:16, "But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." 

Many people there, made sacrifices.  Like those who contributed to door prizes.  And, those who purchased tickets to attend the fund-raising dinner. 

Not to mention all who participated in setting it up, cooking and presenting the meal.  And, those who promoted the event and worked hard at organizing.

Oh, it was a beautiful time.  It seemed that others like me, enjoyed the Filipino fashion show that featured clothing for both men and women.

And, all were impressed by the singing performance of two (2) young girls, aged 5 & 11.  Wow!  What voices!

Yes, all who participated in the programme sacrificed their time, finances and more, to make this fund-raising event a success.

I praised God for this!  Even though it seemed that everyone there was happy to participate, the best part was knowing that He was well pleased.

Before attending, and ever since, I've prayed for C Sr.  And, for his son, C Jr., as well as the rest of his family and friends who care enough to show loving support.

May they all be blessed by our Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Do It!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about The Lord's Prayer.  And, felt truly blessed, doing so.

After all, prayer is very important.

My whole weekend was filled with Godly things.  Including prayer.  And, more.

On Saturday, I joined a group of fellow believers at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC), here in Windsor.  The pastor, as I've mentioned in the past, is someone I attended Bible study with and more, back in the mid 1990's.

Being the new pastor at WEBC, he's begun some new programmes, there.  One was a course entitled, Personal Evangelism - Sharing our Faith with Others.

Even though I am not a member of WEBC, he had let me know I was welcome to attend the new course.  And, I did!

There was about 15 of us, who participated in the course.  And, who shared a delicious lunch that we all contributed to, before the course began.

I must say, I felt very comfortable with/in the group.  Several of the people, I have known for many years.  Others, I met, recently. 

Even so, I felt very welcomed.  I praise God for this!

We'll be meeting again once per month, in October, November, and January.  After the course is finished, we will have an exam to write.

Ooohhh, how I hate writing exams!

I must explain that the reason is because I haven't had to write many exams.  In high school, I only wrote two (2) exams, due to the fact that my marks were high enough that I was exempted from having to write any other exams.

Then, while taking university courses, I was truly unsure of how to even write an exam.  But, I fought off the fear and managed to do it, receiving high marks.

Same with the courses that I had to take to become licensed to sell real estate.  Knowing that I needed to have 75% or higher, I fought off nervousness, once again.  God helped me through with marks in the 90's.  For this, I praised God!

Of course, with my pending surgery, it may turn out that I may not be able to attend and complete the course.  If I am able to be able to write the exam, I'll trust God for me to not become tense.

Please note, I mentioned being tense.  Not worried.  Not fearful.

I try to not be tense, and not worry, nor fear.  Even with regards to my current health condition and my pending surgery, for which I still have not received a date for.  Being only human, I can say that it isn't always easy.  But, I do it, as best I can, for I want to honour Him and be obedient.

After all, God told us not to worry and/or fear.  In fact, He told us so, in many Bible verses.

One such verse is 1 Chronicles 28:20, "And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord."

Even though we are only human, and are not gods ourselves, we must be strong and courageous, just as God told us to be. 

And, we must just do it!  Just as He told us to do!

It's not simple to not have fear, but God commanded us to do so, and to not be dismayed.  Even when we face enduring trials in life.

So, we must trust in Him!

After all, God is with us... His children.  He told us, that He would not fail us, nor forsake us, until we have finished all the work we will do as service to the Lord.

For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Lord's Prayer...

As I'm sure you're aware, I post music here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  With this being our Lord's day, the music I like to post, is honouring to God.

Last evening, while on Facebook (FB), a childhood friend posted a link that I shared.  It touched my heart.

Here is a Youtube link to Andrea Bocelli singing The Lord's Prayerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFj2-u2cGQ

 
The Lord's Prayer
Matthew 6:9-13

"After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
 Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
 in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever. Amen."
 
There are different versions of the Lord's prayer, depending upon which version of the Bible you are reading.  Even though some of the words may be slightly different, it virtually is the same.
 
Jesus quoted this, not to tell us to pray His exact words, although we can do this, as many people do.
 
He actually used this as a basis of prayer.  To give us an idea about how we need to pray.
 
We need to be praying to God the Father.  We need to dedicate the prayer to Him, glorifying Him. 
 
Once we've done this, we can then ask what we need for prayer.  And, ask for forgiveness.
 
As we close in prayer, we once again honour and glorify God.
 
And, as a born-again Christian, I pray in Jesus' name.  After all, He is our Lord, who taught us to pray. 
 
For this, I am eternally grateful!
 
Have a blessed Lord's day!
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Police?!

Today, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm going to write about something that hasn't happened to me in many years.

Getting lost.

Go ahead.  Laugh.  I can chuckle with you!

However, at the time yesterday, it wasn't funny.

I suppose I should start at the beginning and let you know that I had an errand to do.  Not here in my city, or even nearby. 

My errand was in Michigan.  In one of the suburbs of Detroit.

Normally, I go across the border alone.  However, because my friend M had recently obtained a passport, she decided to go with me.

I must say that things went well crossing the bridge into USA.  And, we got on the right highway, immediately.  I-96 west was where we made our way.

Only once previously had I been to where we were headed for our first stop.  And, it seemed at that time, like it was a long drive.

Yesterday, I kept saying that it seemed like too long a drive, but we agreed to keep going.  Eventually, I realized that we had passed the area where we had been headed to.

M handed me the google map that was not one of detail, but a basic map of the area, and I realized for the first time, that I-96 divides itself and becomes two (2) different roadways.

I'm not talking about heading in different directions.  No, these were both running parallel to each other, and both were called I-96! 

My first thought was, 'how could this be?!' 

After all, normally the highway systems are numbered to show that they are part of a highway system, but going in a different route, by adding another number in front of the highway number.  An example being in the Detroit area... I-696.

But this wasn't the case!  When I realized that somehow we had gotten onto the more northerly of the parallel I-96 highways, I headed back towards where we were supposed to be.  I suppose I should get a map of Michigan, and one of Detroit to keep in my vehicle!

Once we were in the general area of our destination, we began to wonder if we were headed in the right direction.

Opening a window, I enquired of a person if they knew where the road was that we were looking for.  The woman replied that she didn't.

M joked about finding a policeman.  I prayed, silently.

Within a few moments, M pointed out that there was a police car a couple of vehicles ahead of us.  Then, she joked about pulling them over and asking them for directions.  After all, police usually pull drivers over!  Not the other way around.

To her surprise, when we were stopped at a traffic light, I opened my door, and proceeded to the Police Car ahead of us.

The officer gave me directions, but said we should follow them into the gas station beside us.  He didn't like the idea of me standing out in the road.

I did exactly what the Police Officer had requested.

At first, M was a little tense.  But, I got out of my van, and one of the two (2) officers got out of their car.  We met, and he confirmed to me that we were indeed on the right track.  He gave us further information, which I was grateful for!

All M could do was laugh, when I got back into my van!  We chuckled together, thinking about how we had sort of pulled over the cops, instead of the cops pulling us over!

Within minutes, we reached my destination.  And, I did my errand.

Even though we laughed over the whole incident, I was truly thankful.  And, I believe M was, as well.

We praised God and thanked Him for helping us, every step... or should I say, mile... of the way!

Being thankful of all God did for us, brought to mind Psalm 118:1, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever."

Yes, God showed us mercy.  He showed us mercy when He provided someone, even though it was a Policeman, to assist us in our need.

He provided for us in every aspect.

Once my errand was done, He led us, without any problem, to the area where M had hoped to do some shopping.  Believe me when I say I was thankful for His goodness to us!

After all, we accomplished everything we had set out to do.  With God's help, of course!

Later, we made our way back to the Ambassador Bridge area.  Instead of crossing immediately, we went to my favourite Mexican restaurant and enjoyed a very late lunch, together.  Then, we headed for home, in Canada.

At the Canadian side of the bridge crossing, we were thankful for God's mercy in providing us with such few cars in the customs area, that it only took us a couple of minutes to be released and on our way home. 

Due to this, M arrived home, before her son arrived home from school.  We praised God for this!

Yes, God was good to us!  He showed us mercy in so many ways!  And, for this, I am truly thankful!


Until next time...

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Understanding...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, then you are aware of the severity of the two (2) infections my body is trying to fight off:  an abscess, and a staph infection MRSA.

For seven (7) or more months, after my surgery September 2012, I battled leaking blood and fluid.  For most of the time, the leakage happened through an opening that would not heal, in my incision(s).  However, after that, for several weeks, I actually leaked... through my skin.

To me, it was shocking when I finally healed, from the skin leakage.  And, I've wondered why I am still not leaking.

When I saw the Toronto surgeon at the end of August, it seemed that he felt the same way.  He told me he was shocked that I wasn't still leaking.

Hearing this from him, was devastating to me.

After all, if the infectious fluid and blood are not leaking out, then where is it going?  In my heart, I believe there is a good chance that it may be spreading inside me.

People tend to ask me how I'm feeling.  Truly I'm grateful they care enough to ask. 

Unfortunately, I cannot give them an answer that would satisfy them.  Why?  Because, I can't tell what's happening inside me.

How I'm feeling truly has very little bearing upon my health.  My pain levels fluctuate.  As does, the swelling I experience.

Knowing that I cannot see inside me, and have not had any testing done to measure my level of infection, it makes it difficult for me to let people know how I am, physically.  After all, I cannot tell whether or not I'm about the same, getting worse, or if God is providing a miracle healing for me.

In some ways, I feel slightly stronger.  In other ways, I feel weaker, and more tired.

In any case, I know that I am not in control.  God is.

Does this mean that I don't at times think about how I'm doing?  Or get upset with the time rolling on and on, without me having the surgery I need?

Absolutely, not!

After all, I am only human.  I'm not God. 

But, I am His child.  I'm trusting Him, for everything in my life.  And, I keep my heart and mind on Jesus, as best I can.

Just like He told us to, in Philippians 4:6-7, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

When I find myself feeling stressed, I turn to Him... in prayer.  And, I thank Him, for saving me, loving me, and providing for me.

When I pray, I ask Him for healing.  It matters not to me, if I'm healed through surgery, the use of drugs, or if He provides a miracle healing for me.

Once my focus has turned away from me, and returned to Him, peace comes over me.  How thankful I am for this!

I know that without my Lord, Jesus Christ... I could not make it through this trial of life.  Yes, this is only one of many, I've experienced.

But, even though I've survived many serious trials, and am managing through current ones, I know that my health issue has been the most life-threatening.

How thankful I am, that I know where I'm going, if my life here on earth, ends.  Thank you, Lord... for saving me!

In my heart, I would like to stay for a while and continue working for God.  However, if it is not His will, it won't happen.

Who knows God's will?  Only Him.  No one else.

Still, I believe prayer works.  If you can find it in your heart to pray for healing for me, I would truly appreciate it.  Thank you!

May God bless you, my friend.


Until next time...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

H.B.! & The Shadow...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there are days when I honour people and/or special days.  Today, is one of those days.

Today, is the birthday of a family member.  Happy Birthday!

If my mom were alive, it would also be her birthday.  I love you, Mom... and miss you.

The way things have been going, regarding my need for surgery, it seems I may see you sooner than either of us thought.  If it is God's will.

On Wednesday, September 11th, after I parked my van, I walked through the parking garage, to enter the building where I live.

Enroute, I ran into an older gentleman.  He asked me if I had yet found a surgeon.  I let him know that indeed, I had.

For you who are not aware of this, I had met with a Toronto surgeon at his hospital office, on Thursday, August 29th.

He agreed to do my surgery.  More about this, another time.

The gentleman neighbour said he was happy for me.  And, he let me know that he wanted to tell me something, but not until I had found a surgeon.

He let me know that he had a friend.  His friend had surgery at the same hospital as I had twice last year.

He told me that like me, his friend got the staph infection MRSA while in the operating room.  And, he also had an abscess.  Like me.

I cannot recall if I told you I have an abscess, or not.

When I had seen an American surgeon in Las Vegas, was when I found out that I had an abscess, and not just another pocket of fluid inside me.

Please forgive me.  And, know that I would have loved to have told you everything I have found out about my need for surgery.  However, not wanting to cause or contribute to any complications, I have not done so.

So much like this gentleman's friend, I am being poisoned daily by the abscess, and my body is trying to fight off complications from the MRSA.

He told me that his friend kept having his surgery postponed.  Over and over.  Like me, he had been told that he needed surgery, as soon as possible.

But, it didn't happen for him.

After having his surgery date postponed many times, he finally made it into the operating room.  The surgeon opened him up, to find that even though the abscess and MRSA hadn't yet caused his organs to shut down his body, they had indeed spread throughout his abdomen, covering his organs.

The operation was not done.  Apparently, his body was left the way it had been, and he was closed up.  And, was sent home, to die.

Hearing this, I felt badly for the gentleman who related this to me.  He missed his friend, and let me know that he was hoping I would have my surgery, soon.

I thanked this gentleman for the information, and let him know that I felt badly for him, and for the deceased friend's family.

Then, as I made my way through the foyer into the elevator, I began thinking about what I had just heard.  I felt like I was walking through the shadow of death.

I thought of Psalm 23:4, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Yes, what I heard was rather upsetting to me.  But, it wasn't something I didn't already know could happen. 

After all, I had now heard from three (3) surgeons that I needed to have surgery, as soon as possible.  And, it had been explained to me that if the infections inside me spread to my organs, I would die.

But, even though it was upsetting, I reflected upon Bible verses, including the one I quoted here, today.

Indeed, it seems I am walking through the valley of the shadow of death.  Like what the verse says, I will fear no evil. 

Even though I have times when I feel alone, being a widow... with no one to talk with, pray with, enjoy Bible reading time with and more, I know that I am truly not alone.

After all, I know that my Lord, Jesus Christ comforts me, and is with me.  Always. 

He promised, when He told us... His children, that He would never leave us, nor forsake us, that He would be with us always, even to the end of the age. 

I am trusting in Him.

Once again, I must say to you, that if Jesus is not your Saviour, you are headed to spend eternity in Hell.  If you come to Jesus, and trust in/believe upon Him, you will be saved.  And, you will then spend eternity in Heaven.

Hopefully, I'll see you, there!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Alone? Never!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I experienced some computer problems on Monday.  And, you'll know that due to that time consuming problem, I wasn't able to meet my friends at the legion to listen to great music, watch dancing, and share with them a great meal.

I felt bad not joining L & D.  But, there wasn't much I could do about it.

Someone had told me that another legion location held the same type of event every Tuesday.  I checked on their website, since I heard that it was the location closest to where I live.  Sure enough, it gave me the day, time and cost online.

Since I had missed enjoying Monday's event, I decided to try the Tuesday one.

Unfortunately, I went alone.  I had thought about asking a friend to go with me, but in my heart I felt I should probably go alone, to check it out.

Was I glad I did!

Parking was a problem.  But, I was glad God provided for me one of the last spots available on their lot.

Upon entering, I expected to be welcomed at the door.

To my surprise, the two (2) women rather ignored me, continuing on with their conversation.  Eventually, I interrupted, offering my payment to enter.

I was handed a draw-like coupon and asked what this was for.  After all, both legion locations offer a draw to be held.  So, I didn't know if this was for the draw or for my meal.

They looked at me strange and said it was for my meal.  I commented that I had attended the Monday dinner at another location, but this was the first time I was joining in with this group. 

I asked what I do with it.  And, I was told to go over to the serving window across the room. 

First, I got a seat.  Then, found the ladies' room. 

On my way back to my seat, I noticed the person handling the music was the same fellow who does the Monday dinner.  He waved at me.  I waved back!

After picking up my plate of food, consisting of boiled potatoes, corn, chicken-a-la-king and a slice of bread, I decided to change my seat.

Since I hadn't found anyone I knew, other than the music man, and since no one had even said 'hi' to me, I decided I may as well sit near where he was working.

The meal was tasty.

Even so, I felt rather alone.  And, somewhat bored.

Yes, the music fellow welcomed me, calling me by name.  He spoke with me for a moment, but I didn't want to take up much of his time, since he was busy doing his music.

One thing that surprised me, was the fact that the whole time I was there, not one person/couple got up to dance. 

An elderly women seated at the next table to me, came over to comment about no one dancing.  We chatted for a moment or two (2).  This made me feel a little less tense.

Still, as I sat listening to the music, I began to feel like it had been a mistake going there, alone.  So, I left.

Instead of feeling lifted up and encouraged, as I had hoped to be, I felt rather sad and alone.

At least, until I once again turned my thoughts to Jesus. 

And, how He told us in Matthew 28:20, "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Just thinking of what Jesus said in that verse, lifted my spirit.  It's amazing how that works.  But, it does.

Knowing that He is truly with me, and with you... if you belong to Him, makes my heart skip a beat.

Thinking of how loved I truly am by Jesus, encourages me, daily.  And, gives me the strength to carry on.

How grateful I am that He loved us, so very much, that He came to earth to die on a wooden cross, for my sin, and the sin of all the world, of all who will believe!  How grateful I am that He still loves and saves those who come to Him.

There is no time, like the present.  If you do not yet know Jesus as your Saviour, please come to Him, today.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Living...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) over the past few weeks, you'll be aware that I've been joining my friend L and her boyfriend D, at the legion's dinner and dance each Monday.

Yesterday, was different.  I didn't join L & D.  And, I missed out on enjoying the music, watching the dancing and enjoying a meal with my friends.

For some reason, I've been having trouble with my computer, again.  I'm not a computer whiz, so I don't really know what is causing the problems I've been having.

I've upgraded everything I can think of, including my anti-virus protection.  Yet, I'm still having troubles. 

In any case, by the time I got things sorted yesterday, I realized I would be too late to arrive in time to purchase my dinner ticket at the legion.  You see, they have a 'cut off' time.  After that, you can't join them, for dinner.

Instead, I decided to cross town and go visit J, at the rehabilitation centre.  It seems he's not improving much.  Still, I try to encourage him, whenever I visit.

He's mostly laying in his bed, unable to use the left side of his body.  I've never seen him sitting up in a chair.

Sometimes, I bring him a treat, and feed it to him.  Other times, I just visit.

When I left, I prayed for him.  He wasn't snoring, but he had drifted off to sleep.

Leaving there, I did an errand and some shopping.  Then, I headed home.

Thinking about how difficult my own life has been, especially as of late, I began thinking of how I am not truly living for myself.  And, the fact that I'm living for Christ.

A Bible verse came to mind:  Galatians 2:20, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."

Without Jesus, I know I could not make it through a day, here on this earth.

This world is truly not my home.

Living here, is only a temporary place of existence for me.  And, there truly is not much to live for.  Except for my Lord, Jesus Christ.

How thankful I am that I have been saved!  Saved from an eternity in hell.  Saved, so that when my life ends, I can be forever in heaven, with God.

If you are not trusting in Jesus Christ for your salvation, I will not see you in heaven.  Unfortunately, you'll spend eternity in hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

If you want to do this, continue on with your life, as it now exists.

If you would prefer to live forever in heaven with God, you must come to Christ.  All you need to do, is to believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).


Until next time...

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Honour, Glory & Love...


Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I thought I'd mention that it was one year ago today, when I had surgery for an INCARCERATED HERNIA.  The surgery that literally changed my life.  More about this, another time.

As I mentioned yesterday, I went to church.  And, worshipped God!

Ahead of time, a friend of mine had agreed to meet me at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church, here in Windsor.  I was glad he remembered to join me.

This friend needs prayer, for a circumstance that will affect his life.  And, in addition, his wife will be very happy to know that they were prayed for and will continue to be prayed for.

The pastor prayed for my friend's family need, in addition to other prayer needs.  How grateful I was for this!

After all, God's Word, the Bible, tells us in Matthew 18:19, "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."

One of the other needs prayed for, was my need for healing. 

Again, I must say I am thankful for prayer.  And, am thankful to those who have been praying, for me.  May God bless you!

We had been invited to join the group downstairs after the service, where lunch was being served. 

Unfortunately, my friend couldn't stay.  But, I did.

It had been quite a while since I had done this, with this church group.  Yet, as I walked down the stairs, I felt quite comfortable.  Almost like I was at home, once again.

During our meal time, I was able to chat with several people.  Some I have known for a very long time, and others I had just met.

I felt truly blessed.  And, not just for the delicious meal that had been enjoyed by many, including me.  Thank you, my friends!

I felt blessed, being welcomed and shown love by these people.  People who had just shared time with me, worshipping our Lord.

May God bless this ministry group.  May God bless and provide for this church family.

May God bless each and every person, who honours and glorifies Him, there.  And, indeed... everywhere!


Until next time...

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Because...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I praise God each and every day.  But, being SONday, I'll once again be going to worship Him with fellow believers.

I'll be heading out to church, to worship.  While there, I know I'll worship Him in spirit and in truth.  And, of course, with music.

One thing I am praising God for, is that Jesus died, was resurrected and is alive in Heaven.  He's seated at the right hand of God.

And, because He lives, so will we who believe upon Him.

Thinking of this, brought to mind a song that you probably know.  It's called Because He Lives.  Here's a link to listen:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M-zwE33zHA.  And, here are the lyrics:

Because He Lives - Songwriters: GAITHER, BILL / GAITHER, GLORIA / DAMICO, ALCEU
 
God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives;
But greater still the calm assurance:
This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!
Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

And then one day, I'll cross the river,
I'll fight life's final war with pain;
And then, as death gives way to vict'ry,
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know He lives!
Chorus
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
 
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
 
Yes, because He lives, I can face tomorrow!  I praise God for this!

Without Jesus dying for our sin, we would not have everlasting life available to us.  But He did die for us, and provided for us.

Just as God told us in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

How grateful I am that God created a plan of salvation for us.  How thankful I am that Jesus was obedient to God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

Thank You, Lord... for giving Yourself, so that a wretched sinner like me, could be saved from eternity in Hell, by simply believing upon You.

If you do not yet know Jesus as Your Lord and Saviour, come to Him, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Evidence... & Wowee!

It's been a while since I wrote about what I've been up to, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  So, I decided that today would be the day.

Wednesday turned out to be a rather surprising day.

Oh yes, I did my usual stuff.  I wrote and published here on LwL.  And, went to the library.  But, what I did afterwards was what was very different.

I went to visit my friend, M.  We had been realtors together in the past, but a while back, she had given up her license, and retired.

In the past, I've written about how M has had her hands full with health issues, also.

Upon arriving at her home, we enjoyed some conversation.  Then, M wanted me to sing using her computer's microphone and webcam.  This way, she could record my singing.

To be honest, I didn't really feel like doing this.  Okay, you'll probably think it was only fear, but it wasn't.

In case you're not aware, the apartment building where I live is having balcony repairs done.  And lately, the workers have been located in my area.

It hasn't been easy dealing with this situation, especially during the recent heat wave we experienced. 

Sigh... once again, no air-conditioning (a/c) to cool down my apartment, due to the fact that my a/c unit needed to remain covered up to not allow any concrete dust to enter it.  If this happened, it would destroy the unit.

My bedroom window was shut and locked.  My balcony door was shut, locked, and I had placed a towel along the bottom of the door's track, just as we all had been told to do.  In addition, I made sure the door was sealed with some foam tubing I had been given. 

All this was done to ensure that no concrete dust would be able to enter my apartment.

Did it work?  Well, yes... and no.

For the most part, it did work.  Unfortunately, after they did some grinding of the concrete in and around my unit's area, I did find that my sandals seemed to slip on the flooring.  It felt like my floors were coated with something.

Looking around I didn't really see much dust, but there was some.  So, did the sealing of my unit work completely?  Not really.

At one point, the fellow doing the work was right outside on my balcony.  Wearing an oxygen mask, he worked away.  The concrete dust was so thick that I could hardly see anything outside.

At the time, I was seated in my recliner next to the door.  Even at the time, I prayed that none of that concrete dust would find its way into my unit.  But, it did.

Not only did I feel residue on my flooring, but that day and ever since, I've felt like my nasal passage, and throat has been affected.  And, my lungs have felt heavy.

So, here I was at M's.  And, she wanted me to sing and record my voice. 

When I say I truly didn't feel up to it, I meant it.  She seemed rather disappointed, and so did a musically-inclined university fellow who was visiting with her and her husband.

I have faith that this is a temporary feeling.  That God will provide for me, and remove the physical feelings I have been experiencing that I believe is due to breathing in even just a small amount of the concrete dust.

Thinking about this, brought to mind Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

I'm trusting God to help me feel better.  I have faith He will do this, and give me complete healing to this regard.  And, I have faith that He will give me complete healing throughout my body, concerning my other rather dangerous health issue of infections, that I need healing of.

I must say that M and I had a nice visit, together.

Once M's husband D arrived home from work, I thought I should make my way home.  After all, it was approaching suppertime.

To my surprise, as I approached her door to leave for home, M suggested that we get pizza from our favourite restaurant.  And, invited me to stay for dinner.  Wowee!!!!

It didn't take much persuading to have me stay!  lol :)

Truthfully, I believe M & D were both as happy as I was, to share this delicious meal together, even if it wasn't preplanned.

How thankful I am that we don't always know God's plan for us.  How thankful I am that He leads us even in the smallest of ways, to be thankful.

Thankful for the big things that affect us in life.  Thankful for the small things.  And, thankful for things that we don't expect to happen.

And, for me... thankful I enjoyed a wonderful visit and meal with friends, on that day.  I left feeling truly blessed.  Thank you, my friends.  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Is This What You Want???

In the past, I've been condemned for making postings on controversial issues.  Both on Facebook (FB), and here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

Many more people have been supportive of my postings.  For this, I am grateful and am thankful for each one who sees and seeks truth.

It seems to me that there are many people who would rather put their heads in the sand and not see what is happening throughout the world.  Believe me when I say that I pray for these people, because one day, they will raise up their heads, shake off the sand, and throw their hands up in despair, wondering what happened.

Please know that the couple of real-life people who have condemned me, are people I have known a long time.  To them, and to anyone else who may not agree with me, I must ask:  Is This What You Want???

Here is an article published in The Windsor Star, Saturday, September 1, 2012, entitled:  Boy, girl beheaded in Afghanistan.  Since it is short, I will post it here, for you to read:

An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban.
A 12-year-old boy was killed in southern Kandahar province Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body.
A six-year-old girl was beheaded in eastern Kapisa province on Thursday, police said

Read more: http://www.windsorstar.com/life/girl+beheaded+Afghanistan/7177689/story.html#ixzz25ENwLFn3

Check these out!

* Youtube video, Christian Persecution in Nigeria Africahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCcFTn51UZw&feature=player_embedded

*  Youtube video, The Passion of the Coptshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHvQXfGUBCs&feature=share

*  Youtube video, 17 Afghans Beheaded "Sharia Law" Radical Islam...:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LcnGBjzWVc&feature=player_embedded

*  Sharia Unveiled illuminating minds article entitled, Hindu Women in India Found Raped and Chopped Into Pieces By Muslimshttps://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/hindu-women-in-india-found-raped-and-chopped-into-pieces-by-muslims/

*  Digital Journal article entitled:  Iran moves to legalize marriage for girls under 10 years oldhttp://www.digitaljournal.com/article/329317

*  Pakistan News Watch article entitled:  Demand for Release of Christian Girl, Abolition of Discriminatory Lawshttp://news.one.com.pk/2012/08/26/demand-for-release-of-christian-girl-abolition-of-discriminatory-laws/

*  Youtube video, Palestinian Woman Delighted Bomb Killed Jews!!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugeLqxc_q00&feature=player_embedded

*  Youtube video, Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi:  The Day Will Come When We Will Be Masters of the Worldhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7OHC0QZ5nc&feature=share

*  Youtube video, Persecution of Christians in Egypt, 2 of 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rTa_qz620lc

*  Youtube video, Are you ready to die for Jesus like this man?  Christians are being persecuted in Somalia by Muslims:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lmUdVWF_N6s

*  Youtube video, Muslim Child Brideshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qfjbmq4vOWU


So, let me ask again... is this what you want?  For you?  For your child?  For your grandchild? 

Or, will you stand up and be supportive of those who are standing not just for truth, but also for freedom?!

Yes, freedom.

While the rest of the world seemed to be happy that people overthrew the Egyptian government, I stood strongly opposing it, knowing that this was just a case where Muslims were overthrowing a government that tolerated non-Islamic religions, like Christianity and more.  I may have been condemned then, but the proof that I was correct, is what is happening there, now.

Christian churches, homes and more are being destroyed and fellow Christians are being murdered.

I have FB friends who need much prayer, as these Christians who live there and in other countries, know they are living in danger.  Like our Syrian brothers and sisters in the Lord.

What is the answer?  Well, our best option is to pray.

And, pray, I do!

With all my heart, I pray for these people.  Not just for non-Muslim friends whose lives are being changed by Islam taking over, but also for Muslims.  All Muslims.

Islam is not just a religion.  It is a way of life.  When it enters a country, whether by force or in a calm, peaceful way, it poses itself to be peaceful.

Once it gets its foot in the door, and gains some rights to Sharia Law, things begin to change.  Look at what's happening in England, and in some other European countries.

Of course, for those who have prayed, there is the odd time that we hear of some Muslim people converting to Christianity.  For this, I am grateful!

Here's one Youtube video, Famous Muslim Leader accept the Lord Jesus Christ... Dr. Daniel Shayestehhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-85CJ1fWqT0&feature=youtu.be.

Here's another Youtube video, BREAKING - Prince Al-Shaba converts to Christianity and RENOUNCS ISLAM!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKicNzoPsaU&feature=player_embedded.

In addition to the the Youtube video regarding Prince Al-Shaba, here is a link to Egypt for Christ's article about him, Kuwait: The prince's mysterious conversionhttp://www.egypt4christ.com/index.php/english/60-articles/3580-kuwait-the-princes-mysterious-conversion.

Yes, we are grateful for large mercies such as the conversion to Christianity by well known Muslims, but we also must be grateful for small mercies.  And, we must pray.  Always.

This reminds me of 1 Thessalonians 5:17, "Pray without ceasing."

Please, join me in prayer.  Let us together pray for the future of all nations that value freedom. 

The freedom that our parents, grandparents and forefathers fought so hard for.  The freedom that I hope you don't want to lose, any more than I do.  Thank you.  Let us pray...


Until next time...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Grain of Salt?!

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I partly addressed the issue of what the USA will do concerning what's happening in Syria.

Think this isn't a serious issue?  Think again.  And, take a look at the following articles.

Here is a video and article by World News on NBC News entitled, Russia proposes Syria put weapons under international control in attempt to avert attackhttp://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/09/20399319-russia-proposes-syria-put-weapons-under-international-control-in-attempt-to-avert-attack?lite

Russia is an ally of Syria

And, what did USA's President Barack Obama say?  Please read this article entitled, Obama on Russia's Syria chemical weapons proposal:  'Take it with a grain of salt':  http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/09/20399319-obama-on-russias-syria-chemical-weapons-proposal-take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt?lite

How can anyone take any of what is happening in the Middle East, as a grain of salt?!

It certainly isn't something to be taken lightly!

After all, Islam is causing havoc in so many areas, in their effort to take over the world.  Everywhere they have control, it's not just infidels (unbelievers in Islam) who suffer.

It's also their women! 

Some Muslim women are abused, stoned, or subjects of honour killings. Others are brainwashed into accepting themselves as being useless to the world. 

Check out this article:  Britain First video & article entitled, Non-Muslim women dress like apes and pigs, get raped because they don't wear the burka!:  http://www.britainfirst.org/news/video-non-muslim-women-dress-like-apes-and-pigs-get-raped-because-they-dont-wear-the-burka/

This situation with Syria is definitely serious.  Not only are infidels and fellow Christians being affected by the internal civil war events that have been happening, but the rest of the world may enter into war, because of the seriousness being supported by Islam.

Of course, if this happens, there won't be anything any of us could do about it.

In God's Word, the Bible, we know that war has and will happen.  And, much more will happen. 

Just as we read in Matthew 24:3-13, "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

Yes, nation shall rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom.  Famines, pestilences and earthquakes will happen in divers places.  And, even Damascus, Syria, will become a ruinous heap, as you read in yesterday's Bible verse.

As God's Word tells us, this is the beginning of sorrows.

We who belong to Jesus, will be delivered up to be afflicted, shall be killed, and be hated of all nations, for His name's sake.  Think about this for a moment.

Isn't it already happening? Isn't prophecy, already being fulfilled?

Aren't Christians already being killed and/or hated by those jihadists set on conquering the world through violence and terror?  Yes, indeed!

And, people wonder why I want to help those who are unsaved, realize the seriousness of what is happening in our world, today?!

Not all will be saved.  God told us He will save whom He will save.  Those who truly come to trust in Jesus for their salvation will be saved.

Until I take my final breath, I will continue to speak up, and spread the word that people everywhere have a need to be saved.  The reality of what's happening in the world today, and what God told us in His Word, is the proof.

And, I am truly grateful, that he who endures to the end, will be saved.  Thank You, Lord.  I praise you, God!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Ruinous Heap & We'll Never Forget...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I must say that I will truly never forget 9-11.  Hopefully, you won't either.  Prayer continues...



In yesterday's LwL entry, I mentioned how the world is truly an evil place.  After all, it is Satan's domain.

It seems that no matter what we Christians do, the religion of Islam seems to be creating havoc.  Not just in one area or another, but it seems to be happening in many places.

Think about all the countries in the world that have been affected.  Wow!  It's mind blowing, to be sure!

Last evening, I listened to USA's President Barack Obama speak about what is happening in Syria

Truly I am thankful that the voting was delayed.  Hopefully, this will give people time to come to the realization that they need a Saviour, before destruction happens.  And, that Jesus Christ, is the Saviour they need!

Why do I think this? 

For the same reason that I speak up with regards to Islam attempting to take over the world. 

Some people may think that I speak up regarding Islam out of hatred; this is not the case.  I speak up to speak truth, in love.  And, to let people know that the world is changing.  They need to come to Christ. 

Before it's too late. 

After all, Islam is doing its best to fulfill prophecy.  And, it's doing its best to cause destruction.

Check out this article entitled, Truth May Scare You!!  But, This War Can Kill Us Allhttp://tatoott1009.com/2013/09/05/truth-may-scare-you-but-this-war-can-kill-us-all/

Here is an article entitled, Jihaddists re-take historic Syrian Christian village as stand off continueshttp://rt.com/news/syria-christian-village-standoff-570/

God told us in Isaiah 17:1-14, "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.
And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the Lord God of Israel.
At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us."

Now, with the situation in Syria, I've come to realize that it truly won't be long before the rapture happens.

After all, as you just read in the scripture above... Damascus will become a ruinous heap.  Prophecy will be fulfilled.

Of course, no one knows for sure when the rapture will happen, but it will definitely happen. 

After all, Jesus told us so.  And, He told us that no one will know the day or the hour.  Not even the angels know.

But, it will happen.  Eventually.

Are you ready?  If not, come to Christ, now.  No one is guaranteed, tomorrow. 

Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.  Do it, today.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rejoicing!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), quite often I discuss my comings and goings. 

Over the past few weeks, as I've mentioned, I've gone to join my friend L and her fella D at one of the legions on a Monday afternoon, here in Windsor.  Yesterday, was the same.

Upon entering, I paid the entrance fee and purchased my dinner card, signed in and went to my friends' favourite table.  To my surprise, they hadn't yet arrived.

Within minutes D arrived.  L joined us shortly after.

Once again, the music was wonderful.  And, so was dinner, later. 

Something happened there, that I was grateful for.

One couple approached me as I was seated, listening to the music.  Since others had approached me earlier, asking if I was going to sing again this time, and had told them that I wasn't, I thought possibly this was the reason they had, also.

Nope.  That wasn't it. 

The couple looked familiar, but I couldn't recall from where.  After all, even though I haven't worked over most of the past year, over the past 25+ years of selling real estate, I've met many people.

They let me know they had seen me at church on Sunday.  A smile came across my face, rather quickly.

Then, the wife asked if I sold real estate.  Of course, I replied I am a Realtor, even if I'm off work, at the moment.

She then, proceeded to remind me that both my now deceased husband Gordon and I had been at their home, many years ago.  It was when her husband had repaired one of my computers.

Ah!  I immediately recalled where they lived, for this was the only occasion when I took a computer for repair to someone's home, rather than to a shop.

Over the years, we've all aged.  I was surprised they recognized me.  But then, with mail-outs to them and others, people are reminded of me.

They asked me how I was doing.  After a short discussion, they offered to pray for me.  I thanked them and appreciated their caring Christian love.

Just as I did another fellow and his wife. 

This man is a fellow Realtor B, who saw me when he was up dancing with his wife, K.  We hadn't seen each other in a while, especially since I've been off work, sick.  But, we enjoyed some conversation, together.

At the end of our talking session, they offered to pray for healing for me.  For this, I was thankful.  And, in return, I agreed to pray for them, also.  After all, we all have need of prayer!

It gave me a chuckle to realize that in a room with about 90+ people, there were three (3) Realtors in attendance!  lol :)

Later, instead of driving home directly, I drove over to the rehabilitation (nursing home) centre, where I have been visiting a fellow who had a stroke several months ago.

As I was entering the hallway leading to his room, I ran into one of his family members.  Smiling, I was happy to see them!

Then, they began telling me all about the sale of the fellow's home and the details involved.

Immediately, I let the person know that I had known about the information they were relaying, long before ever coming to visit their relative.  And, I realized that they must have been thinking rather negatively about me.

The thought came to mind, that they must have been thinking the only reason I was visiting this man on a regular basis, was because they thought I was hoping to be able to list and sell his home.  A home, I already knew was sold and gone!

During my visit, I gently mentioned what had happened.  And, let him know I was rather hurt over what had occurred in the hallway with his relative.

After all, I had known this man's relative for many years.  And, was heart-broken that they would think such evilness of me.

I also let him know that I forgave the person, and when we prayed together, I prayed for many things, needs and people, including this person who had truly hurt me.

Being upset and filled with sorrow about this happening and other issues, including my health, I felt rather horrible as I drove home.  But, I was lifted up recalling some of God's Word. 

One such verse to help us be encouraged, is John 16:22, "And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you."

How grateful I am that God gave us His Word, the Bible!

Without it, and without Him, I do not know how anyone can make it through this horrible, evil world.  After all, Satan is the father of this world we live in.  And, he is the father of all, except those who belong to Jesus.

As I'm sure you're aware, we're living in a world being overcome by a group that calls themselves religious.  Yet many, instead of being filled with love for others, are showing hatred by murdering those who they consider infidels, while causing death and destruction throughout the world.

I believe that because I, and others, belong to Jesus, we will suffer more than the average unsaved person.  After all, Satan does not have to attack his own.  He will only attack those who belong to Jesus.

In any case, after reflecting upon God's love for His children and after recalling Bible verses, I was once again lifted up.  I praise God for this!  Thank you, Lord!

If you are reading LwL, and have never read God's Word, the Bible, I would suggest you do so.  Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

Please begin reading in the book of John, and read to the end.

And, in case you do not already have salvation, may God bless you with it, and encourage you as your read and come to better understand Him, and our world.


Until next time...

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