Saturday, May 31, 2014

Please... If Possible...

It's been a very long time since I discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), anything to do with injured workers.  Today, will be the day.

Before I get into this entry, I would like to share some information with you.  I'm praying you will attend, if you are able to, so that you can be supportive of injured workers.

Injured Workers' Day

Protest at Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), Windsor

2485 Ouellette Avenue

1 PM  Sunday June 1st, 2014


Call for justice for all injured workers.

Workers’ compensation is being destroyed to save employers’ money.

Demand justice!  Oppose austerity!

Not on the backs of injured workers!


Unfortunately, I won't be able to join all who will be supportive, that day.  With having a medical procedure done a few days ago, I will not be able to attend.  Please know that I will be praying for this event to be powerful and a blessing.

I am a member of Injured Workers Coalition, here in Windsor, Ontario.  Here is a link to our group's website:  http://injuredworkerscoalition.blogspot.ca/

Please know that you do not have to be an injured worker to become a member of our group.  All you need to be is a person in support of injured workers.

Hopefully, you will watch this YouTube video entitled, The Chain Of Shame:  A Creative Revolt By Injured Workers.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNe6x652LGY

You'll see that it discusses the difference between the support of injured workers, and those who work for WSIB.  This will probably be shocking to many of you.

Hopefully, you will understand how heartbreaking it is, to see injured workers suffer.  Not just physically, but also financially.  Also, with all this stress of a system that was originally set up to assist those who have been injured while working.

In my opinion, WSIB certainly isn't a loving system.

Knowing this, reminded me that those who work for WSIB are, in essence, not obeying God's Word.

Just as we read, in John 15:12, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."

It seems that many injured workers are unloved.  Unloved by WSIB and by those, who make them suffer more, while going through the system.

I pray.  Regularly.  And, hope you will, also.

Not just for injured workers.  But, also for anyone/everyone who works for WSIB.  In my heart, I wonder how any one of those people who are not loving others, but hurting others, can even sleep at night.

Even so, I make myself show love towards those people.  I forgive them.  Just as God commanded us to do.


Until next time...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

I Love Him!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), every now and again, I let you know that I've received a special e-mail.

The one I received recently, was very different than what I've been used to seeing.

Andre Rieu is the conductor in the music video entitled, I Will Follow Him.  Here is a link so you can watch and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/FcLF5wopyjo.  The lyrics are below.

I Will Follow Him

I will follow him
Follow him where ever he may go
And near him I always will be
For nothing can keep me away
He is my destiny

I will follow him
Ever since he touched my heart, I knew
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away, away from his love

I love him, I love him, I love him
And where he goes I'll follow, I'll follow, I'll follow
I will follow him, follow him where ever he may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep, keep me away

I will follow him
Follow him where ever he may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away, away from his love

(I love him)
Oh yes, I love him
(I'll follow)
I'm gonna follow
True love, he'll always be my true love
(Forever)
From now until forever

(I love him)
Oh yes, I love him
(I'll follow)
I'm gonna follow
True love, he'll always be my true love

There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away, away from his love

I will follow him
Follow him where ever he may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away, away from his love

(I love him)
Oh yes, I love him
(I'll follow)
I'm gonna follow
True love, he'll always be my true love
(Forever)
From now until forever

I love him, I love him, I love him
And where he goes I'll follow, I'll follow, I'll follow
He'll always be my true love, my true love, my true love
From now until forever, forever, forever

There isn't an ocean too deep
A mountain so high it can keep
Keep me away, away from his love

I must say that I enjoyed this video, immensely.  Not only was the music good, but the lyrics are truly wonderful.

It's true.  I love my Lord.  And, nothing can every keep me away from His love.

Just as we read in Romans 8:38-39, " For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Just as those Bible verses state, I am persuaded that nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  With us meaning those who belong to Him.

Yes, He is my destiny.  And, hopefully, yours also.

Once we belong to Him, we can never... ever... be removed from the palm of His hand.  Ever.

For this, I am truly grateful.

Hopefully, you belong to Him, also.  Do you?

Are you trusting in Jesus Christ... alone... for your salvation?  Hopefully, so.  Because if you are, then you belong to Him and will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.

If you are not trusting in Jesus Christ, and in Him alone, for your salvation, where you will spend eternity won't be good.  For you will be separated from God.  With no chance of escape from Hell.

Please... trust in Jesus Christ, today.  Don't wait for something to happen in your future.  We are not guaranteed even our next breath.


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Voice & A Voice!

Recently, I discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) how my television (TV) was sent back to the manufacturer to be repaired or replaced.  So far, I haven't got it back.

I also mentioned how happy I was that before the TV got sent away, I was able to watch the final episode of The Amazing Race and other programmes.

There were other programmes I wished I could have seen.  Like The Voice.

Loving music myself, I enjoy watching programmes like that one.  Without being able to watch the finale, due to having no television set to watch at home, I searched online to see who won.

Josh Kaufman was the winner, on The Voice!  Here is a link so you can see for yourself:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/05/20/nbc-the-voice-season-6-finale-winner/9355663/.

How grateful I am that I can search out information on the internet.  After all, when I was younger, we didn't have internet.  So, anything like this, wasn't possible!

I should let you know that on the day my daughter B assisted me in mailing off my TV set to the manufacturer, there was something else I had to do.

You may recall that I let you know how the anti-lock braking system (ABS) on my van had locked up for a second (2nd) time.  Both times, it was due to my van not being driven for more than three (3) months.  Of course, this was due to my ongoing health problems.

You also may recall how I had managed to get my van moving and was able to reset the ABS, later. 

However, getting my van out of my parking spot, and out of the parking garage, wasn't easy.  Just as I let you know, previously.

My spinning tires left marks on the painted floor of my parking spot.  In my heart, I believed I would have a problem with the person in charge of the parking garage.

And, I did.

On Tuesday, May 20th, the day after our Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada, the fellow in charge of the parking situation telephoned me.  He let me know they weren't happy about the mess my tires had made in my parking spot.

I was told I could not park my van anymore in my parking spot.  At least, not until I received in writing proof that my vehicle was fixed and would not again have the same problem.

During our conversation, I explained that this situation happened, due to my being unable to drive, due to my ill health.  I reminded him that once the ABS are reset, the problem has ended.  And, that is what I did, once I got my van outside the garage.

In a calm, cool voice I also asked him if he truly thought any mechanic could give written confirmation that this wouldn't ever happen again.  He refused to reply to that.  I'm sure, it was because he knew it wouldn't be possible to have any mechanic promise this.

Instead, he became rather upset, raising his voice and sounding demanding.  I was told that since I had problems in the past with my van leaking (you may have read about that last year, how my air-conditioning line blew and had to be replaced), they definitely would not allow me to park my van in the spot I pay for, monthly.

I was told I had to move it out, or they'd have it towed away.

So, I let him know I would move it out in the afternoon.  While I didn't let him know I had to go meet my daughter B, to mail off my TV, I knew I had to drive to do that, so that was when I decided I would move it.

Dealing with this situation wasn't easy.  During our conversation, that man raised his voice and was demanding, just as I mentioned earlier. 

It would have been simple for me to have done the same, in response.  But, I didn't.

It also would have been easy for me to have broken out in tears.  But, I didn't.

Instead, I took a deep breath.  And, I prayed for that fellow who had been rather nasty to me. 

I was grateful that God gave me the grace to deal with this problem.

Just as we read, in Matthew 12:18-19, "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets."

As I said, I didn't cry during my telephone conversation.  But, I did, later.

How grateful I am that God gave me control over my emotions.  Especially, since most women become tearful when stressed, and/or angry (probably due to female hormones).

God provided for me, that afternoon.

After driving into the parking lot of the parkette across the street from my apartment building, I managed to obtain the one and only spot left there.  Yes, many cars park there, even though this is a city park, parking lot.

Many people in nearby buildings cannot obtain a second (2nd) parking spot, where they live.  If this is the case, most will try to park in this lot.

If there had not been a spot available, I would have had to drive quite a distance away from the area where my apartment is located.  And, would have had to walk about three (3) blocks distance, to get home.

This would not have been possible, in my current condition.  So, I must say, I am truly thankful to God.

It seems He makes a way where there isn't one, for me so very often.  Hallelujah!  For this, I thank You, and praise You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Answered Prayer & Time Passages...

Recently, I posted about some music, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It was regarding the song, Islands In The Stream.  Here is a link for you to read, if you'd like to be reminded about what I wrote:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2014/05/islands.html.

In that LwL entry, I discussed how I didn't understand why God has had that song on my mind, for so very long.  I prayed and prayed, and prayed about this.

It wasn't until God placed another song on my heart and mind, that I realized what He was telling me.

The newer song resonating inside me, is by Al Stewart entitled, Time Passages.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm6TsYypBpY&feature=kp

Time Passages
 
It was late in December, the sky turned to snow
All round the day was goin' down slow
Night like a river beginning to flow
I felt the beat of my mind go
Drifting into time passages
Years go falling in the fading light
Time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Well I'm not the kind to live in the past
The years run too short and the days too fast
The things you lean on, are the things that don't last
Well it's just now and then, my line gets cast into these
Time passages
There's something back here that you left behind
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

Hear the echoes and feel yourself starting to turn
Don't know why you should feel
That there's something to learn
It's just a game that you play

Well the picture is changing, now you're part of a crowd
They're laughing at something, and the music's loud
A girl comes towards you, you once used to know
You reach out your hand, but you're all alone in those
Time passages
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight
Oh, time passages
Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight

There were some lyrics of Islands In The Stream that came forward in my mind.  Here they are:

I can't live without you
If the love was gone

Everything is nothing
If you got no one
And you did walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

 
But that won't happen to us
And we got no doubt

Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never

 
We start and end as one
In love forever


 
It was after praying and receiving the Time Passages song on my heart and mind, that I realized that God was speaking to me about how I'm living my life.  At least, for a while now.  Mainly, since my husband Gordon, died just over four and a half (4 1/2) years ago.

I awoke not only with that new song, but also with the realization that God was pointing out to me that I have been looking back for so long, now.  And, I've been losing sight of the real thing.

I realize He loves me and will never leave me, nor hurt me.  While I love Him, He also loves me.

And, this may be the year... for the real thing.  For me, to be able to move forward with my life.

Time Passages, confirmed this to me, also.

That song placed on my heart and mind, the reality that even though I didn't want to, I was looking to the past, to help me through my life.  At least, in some ways.  But, not all.

As His child who reads His Word, the Bible completely... every year, I realize that we must not look to the past.

Just as we read, in Isaiah 43:18-19, "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."

Grief isn't easy.  Nor, is life.

However, God has been helping me through.  And, I've been trusting Him.

I thank Him for answering my prayer, and revealing to me that my life not only needs to move forward, but this may be the year for the real thing.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Movies & People... The Same?!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've mentioned how I like to watch movies.

Normally, I watch films on my television (TV).  They can be on any television station, but I really like Movies! TV Network.  Here's a link for you to check it out:  http://moviestvnetwork.com/schedule.php.

Before I sent my TV off to be repaired, I watched a couple of movies on that station.  Here is their info:

Heartburn.  Here is a link to check this movie out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heartburn_(film).  It's a drama film, starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.  Even though the final scene made me smile, this movie generally made me feel sad.  Watching this reminded me about how sometimes love can truly be one-sided.  Yes, there was sin in this film. 

The Lady From Shanghai.  Here is a link to read about the movie:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_from_Shanghai.  This is film noir, starring Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles.  To be honest, I almost shut off my TV when this was airing, but decided to watch to see if the ending would prove it to be different.  I found this to be a horrible movie, filled with sin by every person/character in the film.

Once my TV was sent to be repaired, I began watching movies on my computer. 

While there are many sites with films, I decided to search on YouTube for free movies.  They have quite a few, available to watch.

Death in Venice.  Here is a link, if you'd like to watch it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAos94a-fw&list=PLF7198D24E5EC5B3C&index=125.  This drama film starred Dirk Bogarde and Bjorn Andresen.  I had never before heard of that movie.  However, knowing I have been to Venice, I thought it would be worth watching.  In my opinion, it was a sad movie.  But, it touched my heart.

I Hate Valentine's Day.  Check this movie out, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Hate_Valentine's_Day.  This was a romantic comedy, starring Nia Vardalos & John Corbett.  Yes, there were some sad and/or sinful parts, but there was also some good parts to this film.  The ending was very romantic.  Overall, I enjoyed this film, even though I had never heard of it, before.

Africa Screams.  Here's a link for you to check out this film:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_Screams.  This comedy film is one I believe I saw years ago, when I was younger.  While not every character in the film was honest and forthright, it was humorous, even if it did involve some sin.  I truly enjoyed this movie! 

It seems to me, that almost every movie seems to contain sin, in it.  Much like every person.

Just as we read in Ecclesiastes 7:19-20, "Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not."

The fact is, there is no one on this earth without sin.  We are all born sinners.

Even though God created us, this earth and more, it is clear that He cannot look upon sin.  We must repent and turn from our wicked ways.  How do we do this?

We need to become wise by hearing/reading God's Word... the Bible, and come to Christ. 

Each one of us needs to accept Him, as God's only begotten Son, who came to earth to suffer and die physically on a wooden cross... and who later was resurrected to show us that not only does He have everlasting life, but we can, also. 

By trusting in Jesus, and in Him alone.

I'm trusting in Jesus.  I pray that if you are not yet doing so, that you will come to Christ today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! & His Provision...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish all my American friends and relatives a very Happy Memorial Day!

This is a day when all who have stood up, and/or fought for our freedom need to be honoured.  While this is only a special day in USA, the truth is that we need to be thankful for all military people in all countries who have done their work for our freedom. 

May God bless each veteran, everywhere!

Lately, here on LwL, I've discussed a lot of things.  Including what I do with my time. 

Normally, if I were working, this wouldn't be necessary.  However, with recovering from surgery and not being able to do much yet, life is very different.

How I wish I could be totally rid of the pain, I still have.  While I have less pain, I still have pain. 

Knowing that it is decreasing, I am grateful to God for providing me with the healing, I'm receiving.

Still, life hasn't been easy.  Think about what you would do, if you couldn't drive, use public transit, stand or sit for a lengthy period of time, or even walk much.

As I said previously, I have been so grateful for the ability to watch television (TV).  At least, that was until Thursday, May 15th.  As you know, that was when my new TV died.  And, restarted again, for a while.

On Tuesday, May 20th, after our Victoria Day long weekend, my daughter B helped me.  Thank you, B!  I appreciated your help, more than you know.  May God bless you!

After my TV was packed up, she carried it to the postal outlet at a nearby Shoppers Drug Mart store.  I met her there, to send it off for repair.

Yes, it was sent back to the manufacturer.  It needed to be repaired, since there was a loose connection problem at the back of the TV.

At first, I thought I would feel rather bored, with not having a TV to watch.  After all, that's how I felt when my older one stopped working, when my digital converter was damaged and died.

But, knowing I would be without some sort of relief from quietness, I prayed about this.

A feeling of peace came over me that can only come from Him.  Yes, He provided rest for me.

Sort of like what we read about, in Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."

The rest He gave me, was truly relaxing.  I didn't feel stressed, at all.  Unlike, what I thought I would be.  But then, we do receive what God wants us to have, when we follow His Word.

After the first couple of days without a TV, I awoke to find that God had placed a thought on my mind.

He reminded me that we have a gym, here in the building I live in.  And, very few people utilize it.

However, in the room, is a TV!

So, I went downstairs, to watch it.  On my way there, I prayed that the room would be empty, since whenever someone is there using the equipment, they usually have the TV on so they can watch a programme they like, while they work out.

Ahhh... yes!  I unlocked the door and entered the gym.  It was empty!

And, I got to watch some TV.  Not for long.  But, long enough to give me a chance to feel like I was able to do something I didn't think I would be able to do.

I must admit, I truly felt blessed.  And, thanked God, for it!

Of course, I know I am truly blessed. 

After all, I am one of His children.  And, will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven, one day.

Will you?

Will I be able to see you, in Heaven?

If you stand before God and He asks you why He should let you into His heaven, what would you say?

Hopefully, you will let Him know that you are trusting in Jesus Christ, for your salvation.  This way, you will have the right to be admitted into Heaven.   As long, as this is the truth in your heart.


Until next time...

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Lighthouse...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I do my best to honour and glorify God.

Being my Lord's Day, I decided to honour and glorify Him, once again.  Not just by praising Him and worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.  But, also through music, once again.

A friend posted on Google+ this song by The Hinsons entitled, The Lighthouse.  I had never heard it before, but adored it.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyxUUPHkDhE#t=15.  The lyrics, are below.

The Lighthouse

There's a lighthouse on a hillside
That overlooks life's sea.
When I'm tossed it sends out a light,
A light that I might see.
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er.
If it wasn't for the lighthouse,
 I know my ship would be no more.

Everybody that lives around us
They all say tear that lighthouse down.
The big ships don't sail this way anymore,
There's no use of it standing around.
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night,
When just in time thank God I saw the light;
Yes the light from that old lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill.

And I thank God for the lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
For Jesus is the lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin;
He has shone a light around me
That I could clearly see,
If it wasn't for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be.

And I thank God for the lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
For Jesus is the lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin;
He has shone His light around me
That I could clearly see,
If it wasn't for the lighthouse
Where would this ship be.

 If it wasn't for the lighthouse,
Tell me, where would this ship be?

Yes, I thank God for the lighthouse.  For Jesus is our lighthouse!  Just as the lyrics tell us.

He is our light and our salvation.

Just as we read, in Psalm 27:1, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Whom shall I fear?  There is no reason to fear anyone, here.

Jesus is my strength and my rock.  He leads me, guides me, and lifts me up even when I'm experiencing trauma in my life.

For this, I'll always be grateful!

Grateful for His love.  Grateful for salvation, by trusting in/believing upon my Lord, Jesus Christ. 

I know after my life ends here on earth, I'll spend eternity in Heaven with Him. 

Will you?  Are you saved? 

If not, come to Christ, today.  We are not guaranteed, tomorrow.

We're not even guaranteed our next breath.


Until next time...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

The C Word... And, Prayer...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something other than my life.  I'll be discussing some other people's needs.  And, a praise report!!

A Facebook friend of mine, R has been sick with lung cancer for a while, now.  I've been praying for her.  And, have requested others to pray for her, as well. 

God has been answering her prayer for healing.  She reported the other day, that the latest test results show that the tumours in her lungs, are reducing in size.

Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

I cannot tell you how happy I am for this.  My heart swelled up with joy, when I found this out.

Now... there are others for whom I've been praying, who truly need prayer for healing, as well.

While I know many people who need prayer for healing, I truly cannot mention everyone.  However, at this time, I will mention a couple of those, who are battling cancer

Plus one person I haven't met, but prayed with my neighbour/friend regarding the fellow.

This young man arrived from Europe, yesterday.  He'll be visiting with her and her son.  They've been friends for many years.

As per what I was told, the fellow is in his 30's and is dying.  Apparently, he has Melanoma.  Skin cancer.

He truly needs prayer.

Regarding the other two (2) people I'm praying for, both are related to me.

The first person I will mention, lives overseas.  She is someone I am not able to go visit, at this time.  Especially, since I am not yet able to travel.

While talking by telephone the other day, I found out that she was once again home from hospital.  For this, I praised God!

She truly needs healing from her lung cancer.  The tumour(s) inside her are affecting her breathing greatly.

However, she is now on oxygen 24 hours per day. 

I praise God that this will help her breathing.  However, she truly needs prayer.

And, so does another relative of mine.

This person lives not far from me.  She has cancer.  Cervical cancer.  And, has just gone through more testing to see if it has spread within her.

Apparently, she has not yet found out when her surgery will be scheduled for.  Hopefully, it will be soon.

This isn't someone my age.  This woman is younger.  And, has a young child, even.

So, she truly needs prayer.

Thinking about those who need prayer, brought to mind James 5:14-15, "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:
15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

What a blessing these Bible verses are! 

Okay, they don't necessarily commit to full physical healing.  But then, God is not a genie in a bottle, who will grant a positive response for every request.

Still, God gave us a way to know what to do.

In order to have this work in our favour, and have God hear our prayer and provide healing for us, we must be saved.  He told us in His Word, the Bible, that He does not have to listen to the prayers of the unsaved.

I believe this is why we are told in these Bible verses, that the prayer of faith shall save the sick... and that the Lord shall raise him up.  And, that his sins shall be forgiven.

Wow!  How thankful I am for this! 

Okay, I am not an elder in the church.  But, prayer is powerful.

Let us pray, together...

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before You, on bended knee, because You are our awesome God.  You know the end from the beginning.  You know everything about us.  Yet, even in our sinfulness, You loved us, and sent Your only begotten Son to earth, so that those who believe upon Him, our Lord, Jesus Christ, will not perish, but have everlasting life.  Father, each and every one of us know those who are suffering in life with health problems.  We all know those who have various forms of cancer.  We pray it is Your will to provide healing for each person prayed for, not just here today, but in our prayers, daily.  Father, we thank You for the healing You give.  We thank You for the physical healing that will be obtained for those we are praying for.  And, we thank You, that no matter what, You will save those who pray to You, as we discussed, today.  We thank You, that You have provided for us, Your children, to have ultimate healing.  For when we leave this earth, and spend eternity in Heaven with You, we will have new bodies, and will no longer have any pain and/or suffering.  Still, we pray for those today and for all who we know who are suffering, here on earth.  We pray that You will save each person, if they are not saved already.  And, that You will physically heal those we are praying for.  We ask this in Jesus' precious name, because You told us that whatever we ask in Jesus' name, You will give us the desire of our heart, if it is Your will.  You know this is truly the desire of our heart, so we pray that it is Your will for this healing.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.


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Friday, May 23, 2014

Waiting For You...

As you are probably aware, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss music from time to time.  Like, today.

A song has been resonating in my mind, lately.

It's a song by Richard Marx entitled, Right Here Waiting For You.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2SwgfKBnH0.  The lyrics, are below.

Right Here Waiting For You

Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain

If I see you next to never
How can we say forever

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted, all the times
That I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I wonder how we can survive
This romance
But in the end if I'm with you
I'll take the chance

Oh, can't you see it baby
You've got me going crazy

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you
Waiting for you


Waiting for you

Once again, I must say that even though this is a secular song, I feel drawn to it.  For some reason, whenever I think about music/lyrics of secular songs, I still think about my Lord.

When I thought about this song, I related it to Him, even though it's not truly about Him.

I thought about how my life has been filled with trials.  Some harder than others.

And, I thought about how my heart breaks, from time to time. 

But then, God always fills my heart and mind with His truth.  And, His love and direction.

He lifts me up.  He encourages me.  Even when I feel low in spirit.

Just as we read in Isaiah 40:28-31, "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

We are only human, and not gods.  He is God.  And, He is in control.

Just as we read in today's Bible verses, He gives power to those who need strength.  To those who are weary.

How I praise God that I wait upon Him.  And, Him... alone.

Because of this, He helps me, daily.  And, will help you daily, too... if you belong to Him. 

How does this happen?

In order to belong to Him, we must believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Then, we will be saved.  (Acts 16:31).  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Battle...

Last week was truly an eventful week, as I discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  At least for me.

How thankful I was that my daughter B managed to get my television (TV) working again.  This allowed me to watch some programmes I enjoy.  Plus, the game show... Jeopardy.

Years ago, I used to watch it, daily.  Now, I do not always watch the show.

However, there was a reason I wanted to see it, last week.  And, it was not just due to the fact that there was a Battle of the Decades finals last Thursday and Friday.

In case you are not familiar with this contest, here is a link for you to read about it:  http://www.jeopardy.com/minisites/battleofthedecades/finals/.

This contest was very important to me, mainly due to one (1) person who was a contestant.  Brad Rutter.

Here on LwL, I've mentioned a few family names, in the past.  Well, the last name of Rutter, happens to be one of my family names.

As I mentioned to my friend, A... I have no idea if Brad Rutter is related to me, or not.  However, since the name is the same as some of my family members, it is a possibility.

And, knowing that he is very smart and has been a large sum winner on the show, is also another reason I wondered if he is related to me.  You see, some of my family members with that same family name had been very smart people. 

Including one of my uncles, who was actually a member of Mensa.  Here's a link so you can read about it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensa_International.

Of course, Brad Rutter's fellow contestants Ken Jennings and Roger Craig are both highly intelligent people, also.

In any case, due to us sharing the same family name, I hoped Brad Rutter would win the contest. 

And, he did!  By doing so, he won another million dollars.

Was I happy for him?  Yes!  And, so was my friend A, who also hoped Brad Rutter would win, because we may be related.

But, was the money the important issue?

It may have been for the contestants, but certainly not for me.  And, not just because I wasn't a contestant.  But rather, because even though we need money to live in this world, it is not the meaning of our lives.

After all, we cannot take it with us, when we leave this world.

Just as we read in 1 Timothy 6:7, "For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."

It's true.  When we were born into this world, we came with nothing.  Not even clothes on our backs.  And, when we leave here, it is impossible for us to take anything with us.

Not people, family, friends, money, or anything else.

The important thing about what will happen to us, once we leave this world, concerns where we will spend eternity.  After all, when we die physically, our soul lives on.

Friend, I know that because I am trusting in my Lord, Jesus Christ, I will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.  Just as we read in the Bible.

If you also are trusting in Jesus Christ, you will do the same.  And, I'll look forward to seeing you, there.

However, if you are not trusting in Jesus Christ for your salvation, you will not spend eternity in Heaven.  Instead, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

Please know that if you are not yet saved, I pray for you, that you will come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Voice and Supplications...

Recently, I discussed here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about how last week and last weekend was a very special time for me.

I suppose I must go back a couple of weeks, again.  Just to remind you that my digital converter connected to my older television (TV), stopped working.  And, how I connected up a new flat-screen TV, which worked fine.

How grateful I was for this.  Yes, God helped me, by providing for me to watch television (TV), just as you read recently (about movies!).

However, last Thursday, May 15th, I went to turn on the TV in the morning, as I do every day, and instead of it turning on, it died.  :(

I was absolutely shocked.  And, rather upset.  After all, even though I had purchased it in July 2013, it had only been put together and used for the first time, less than one (1) week before it stopped working.

My first thought was... what will I do, now? 

A thought came to mind.  I got out the information booklet, which told me to unplug the TV, let it rest, and then plug it in, again.

I did this.  Over, and over, and over again.

This wasn't easy for me, considering I can hardly bend over.  And, am not supposed to do so.

In addition to unplugging the power cord from the outlet, I also tried unplugging the connecter end that plugs into the TV, over and over and over again.  Plugging it in again, didn't make it work. 

So, I called the company.  After a lengthy discussion, the person on the other end of the phone line, let me know that someone from the company would call me back.

A woman called me.  We discussed again, the situation.  And, I let her know I wasn't happy that this 'new' TV had only worked about six (6) days, before it died!

Another comment I made was about how upset I was, that while I'm recovering from surgery and hadn't been able to drive to go out, or anything, that I no longer even had a TV to watch.

The kind woman on the phone let me know that since the TV had only been connected less than a week earlier, they would e-mail me a label that I could affix to the packaging that would contain the TV and all its components and paperwork.  This way, I wouldn't have to pay to have it returned to them.

For this, I praised God!

After our conversation ended, I prayed, again.  It bothered me that over the course of the long weekend, and for a while after that, I would not have a TV to watch.  Especially, since one of my favourite shows, The Amazing Race, would be having the final episode.

Later that afternoon, my daughter B came to see me.  She was going to help me package up the TV to send it back, through the mail.

B began unplugging it, and plugging it in again, over and over.  Then, she did what I did, and unplugged the connection at the back of the TV, and plugged it back in again, over and over.

After a while, she was upset and was going to begin helping me to package it, but decided to unplug behind the TV again.  This time, when she plugged it back in again, the red light came on... on the front of the TV.

I said to not touch it!  And, I used the remote control to turn it on.  It turned on!

We discussed how the connection at the back, was obviously a loose connection.  Otherwise, it would have never stopped working, in the first place.

I called back the woman at the company and had to leave a message.  Then, I e-mailed her, asking her to phone me.

On Friday, she called me back.  I discussed how we knew what the problem with the TV was, and why it hadn't worked.  I also let her know that I would be sending the TV back, even though it was working at that time. 

Why?  Because, if it stopped working again, due to a loose/bad connection problem, there was no guarantee it would ever work, again!

She agreed.  But, being a long weekend, I let her know I couldn't send it until after the weekend.  She agreed.

How thankful I was for this.  And, especially thankful to God.  After all, He had heard my prayer and my need/desire as I prayed.

Feeling like this reminded me of Psalm 116:1, "I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications."

Yes, He heard my cry for help.  He heard my prayer and request.  He understood my heart's desire.

And, He answered my prayer, so that I would be able to be content through the long, lonely weekend.  For this, I am truly grateful.  Thank You, Lord!


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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another Sign...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that I drove my van on SONday. 

I went to worship with my church family.  For this, I praise God!

Just so you know, my driving on my Lord's Day, was not the first (1st) time since January.  The first (1st) time was actually last Friday evening.

That's right!  But, there's something you need to understand.

Last Friday, I decided I needed to do something.  Prior to me having surgery, a friend had returned to me not just my fold up mattresses, but also the covers they had misplaced and couldn't find for quite a while.

At that time, I had removed the covers and washed them.  After re-installing them into the packaging, I wasn't able to return them to my van, where I normally store them.

If you saw my apartment over the past year, you'd know how I am feeling rather fed up with being overcrowded.

You see, with the balcony repairs going on, anything/everything normally stored out there, has been stored inside my one (1) bedroom apartment.  This includes a couple of deck storage boxes, plus sign frames for work, and more.

So, with these large couple of fold-up mattresses, also taking up room, I decided last Friday to move them out to my van.

Please understand, for you or anyone else, they would be rather light to carry.  For me, they feel heavy.  And, I am not supposed to lift, or carry anything.

Knowing this, I decided to place one on top of a short cart on wheels that I use for groceries, usually.

When I went out my door, I ran into a couple who live on my floor.  They were shocked to see me dressed and trying to hold onto the mattress package, sitting on the carrier.

The husband asked if he could help me.  The wife insisted he needed to.  I let them know I had thought I would have to make two (2) trips to my van, because I had 2 of the packages to take there.

Instead, they had me to get the other mattress package.  And, the husband carried them both, saying that they were really light, but a little awkward, due to their size.

I was so very thankful that God had provided help for me. 

I thank you, my neighbours/friends, for helping me.  May God bless you!

After placing the large packages into my van, my neighbour left me at my van.

Believe it or not, after checking things over, I began to return to my apartment.  But, then a thought crossed my mind.

It had been four (4) months since I had driven.  My van had been parked a very long time. 

So, I did an about face, and went back to my van.  I climbed in and started it up.

I recalled after a previous surgery and not being able to drive for a while, that my van sort of seized up.  I was hoping it hadn't happened again, but unfortunately, it had.

After letting it run for a few minutes, I placed it in drive, and proceeded to pull out of my parking space.  It wouldn't move.

I gave it more gas, and it began to shake, and I could hear my tires spinning. 

It felt like the emergency brake was on.  It wasn't.  To make sure, I placed it on, and then shut it off, again.

Nope.  No movement.

I decided I had to place much more pressure on the gas pedal.  Then, it began to move, shaking and stopping/moving in a jerking motion.  Like it had done previously, after it had been parked for a long time.

By the time I got to the down ramp of the parking garage, the noise was so loud that it sounded like a police siren was sounding off. 

Approaching where I could stop outside, I tried to reverse my van, and slam on my brakes to try and re-set the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), that I realized was the problem.  Yes, it had seized up my van, once again.

Why this happens whenever my van sits too long without being moved, is beyond me.  Only God knows why.  And, I was grateful He helped me.

As I began driving on the roadway, there was no further screaming from my van.  And, I had no trouble driving!

I drove to the nearest store.  This was about a five (5) minute drive from where I live. 

In the plaza parking lot, I once again reversed, giving it the gas.  Then, I slammed on the brakes, which should have re-set the ABS.  It did!

For this, I was truly thankful!  Hallelujah!

After all, God once again, provided for me. 

Not in the way many people would think of.  But, God's Word, the Bible, tells us that Jesus did many things for those who believed upon Him.  Even some things that we cannot read about.

Just as we read in John 20:29-30, "Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:"

I praise God for blessing me and helping me accomplish my goal.  After all, I am one (1) of those people referred to, who have believed, even though I have not seen.

Thank You, Lord!  Thank You, for doing for me, what no one else could.

Thank You, for providing the help I needed, that I received from my neighbours/friends.

Thank You, for helping me drive, using a pillow between me and my seat belt, to protect my gut and provide some pain relief.

Thank You, not just for helping me that night, but for all the help and love You've given me, throughout my life.  Including this major physical ordeal that I've been suffering through since September 2012.

I will always honour and glorify You!


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Monday, May 19, 2014

An Open Door...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I have some news for you!  I did something recently, that I haven't done, since January this year.

On this, our Victoria Day long weekend, I drove my van.  Yes, this was the first (1st) time since mid January, about four (4) months, ago!

A few days ago, my pastor of Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church phoned me at home.  He let me know that there were a couple of my church sisters who were willing to pick me up, and drive me to church. 

Of course, this would only happen if I felt I would be able to sit up long enough.  Not just long enough to drive there and back home again, but also throughout the worship service.

I must say that I was excited hearing this!  After all, it does my heart good to know there is someone who cares about me. 

So, I told Pastor Tom, that he could have one of the women call me on the Saturday of this weekend.  If I was feeling up to it physically, I would agree to be transported so I could worship with my church family.

I won't go into discussing events of this past week that have caused me to consider trying to drive my van.  However, I must say that in my heart, I was grateful that God had opened the door for me to be able to go and worship with my church family, rather than doing so, at home... alone.

Thinking of having that door opened for me, after praying so very much, brought to mind Colossians 4:1-4, "Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
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 am that I have a Master in Heaven.  My Lord!

How grateful I am that God answered my prayer, by providing for me, a way that I wasn't sure was going to happen for quite a while, yet.

When my church sister telephoned me on Saturday, I let her know that I had decided to join her and the rest of my church family to worship on SONday.  And, let her know that I had decided to drive myself, to do so.

When I arrived at my church building, our greeter was so very happy to see me, and welcomed me with a heartfelt message.  Many of my brothers and sisters-in-the-Lord hugged me, and let me know how happy they were to see me.  Especially, since they have been praying for me, for such a long time.

I must admit, I felt so very blessed!  And, loved.

Especially being able to worship with my church family.  And, having prayer, answered.  Theirs, and mine.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

I Was On His Mind...

As you would know if you've been here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) for even a short time, I enjoy my Lord's Day.

Today, being SONday, it is time for me and indeed, for all who love God, to honour and glorify Him.  In addition to worshipping Him, in grace and truth, I enjoy honouring Him, through music.

While this music video is by The Florida Boys, entitled The Florida Boys Farewell at NQC 2007, it features their song, When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind).  Here is a link, so you can listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6VL-lEV87M.  The lyrics are below.

When He Was On The Cross (I Was On His Mind)

I'm not on an ego trip
I'm nothing on my own
I make mistakes, often slip
Just common flesh and bones

But I'll prove someday just what I say
I'm of a special kind
When He was on the cross
I was on His mind

A look of love was on His face
And the thorns were on His head
The blood was on that scarlet robe
And stained a crimson red

Though His eyes were on the crowd that day
He looked ahead in time
When He was on the cross
I was on His mind

He knew me, yet He loved me
He whose glory makes the Heaven shine
I was so unworthy of such mercy
Yet when He was on the cross
I was on His mind

Yet when He was on the cross
I was on His mind


I truly find this to be a beautiful song.  Not just because the singers recorded it well. 

Mainly, because it shows how I feel about what Jesus did on the cross at Calvary.  For me.  And, for you, if you are saved.

Thinking of how He gave Himself for all who will believe, I thought about John 19:30, "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."

Yes, His life ended.  His life, that He had used to tell those who needed salvation, about what to do.

He didn't have to give up His life.  He did so, because of love for God the Father... and for us.  For, we were on His mind.

He could have chosen to be disobedient to God, the Father.  He could have chosen to not come to earth, at all.

Even when He came to earth in the form of a human, He didn't have to stay.  He could have elected to leave at any time.

He didn't have to allow Himself to be hurt, abused, and hung on a wooden cross where He would give up His human life.

He didn't have to be resurrected.  But, by doing so, He showed the world that He had everlasting life.

Just as we will, by believing upon/trusting in Him. 

If you do not yet know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be to late.


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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Enduring Temptation...

The day before yesterday, I discussed some movies, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Today, I'll finish up the list of some films I recently watched.

As I've said previously, I enjoy watching movies.  Especially, old movies. 

The TV station I enjoy watching does play many old movies.  But, they also air some that are not too old.

If you can use an antenna, you may be able to join me in liking the TV station.  It's called, Movies TV Network.  Here's a link to check out its schedule:  http://moviestvnetwork.com/schedule.php?date=05/16/2014.

Here are more of the films I watched, recently:

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, starring Sidney Poitier & Spencer Tracy.  You're probably familiar with this movie, but here is a link so you can check it out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who's_Coming_to_Dinner.
This drama film is sometimes considered a comedy.  However, in my mind, it is more dramatic than funny.  The ending is rather loving.

Stalag 17, starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand & others.  Feel free to check out this film, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_17.  As you may realize, I enjoy some movies regarding WW2.  This is one! 

Come Blow Your Horn, starring Frank Sinatra & Lee J. Cobb.  Here's a link, where you can check out this movie, that is considered a comedy:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Blow_Your_Horn_(film).  Throughout much of this film, I was unhappy about how sin was prevalent in the movie.  However, like in some other films, the ending not only showed repentance, but it also ended with characters doing what God would have them do.

The Big Chill, starring Glenn Close & William Hurt.  You can check out the movie, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Chill_(film).  To be honest, even though I thoroughly enjoyed the music in this film, I didn't really care for the movie, due to it being filled with much sin.  In fact, in my opinion, the whole film was nothing much but sin.  :(

How sinful some movies are.  And, how they entice people to choose to sin in their lives, I find truly upsetting.

Thinking of this, brought to mind James 1:12-15, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."

How wonderful it is that we know that any temptation we experience, is not of God! 

How blessed I feel, knowing that sin brings forth death.  And, that God made a way for us to repent of sin, and turn to Him, through believing upon/trusting in His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I must admit, I praise God for His Word, the Bible.  Some people don't focus on God's Word.  Some people think it is not necessary to do so. 

However, I do.  After all, it is God speaking to us.

I'll never be unhappy about reading through the Bible, every year.  If you are not a Bible reader, I would suggest you begin to do so. 

This way, you'll learn about God.  You'll learn about what He expects of us. 

In addition, you'll glorify Him!  And, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Islands?!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I sometimes mention music that has been affecting me.

As in the past, a song has been on my heart and mind.  It's been there off and on for a while, now. 

It's by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers entitled, Islands In The Stream.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI5EQUz1gCg.  The lyrics are below.

Islands In The Stream

Baby, when I met you
There was peace unknown
I set out to get you
With a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside
There was something going on

You do something to me
That I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got something going on
Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ha
Making love with each other, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

I can't live without you
If the love was gone
Everything is nothing
If you got no one
And you did walk in the night
Slowly losing sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us
And we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never

We start and end as one
In love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ha
Making love with each other, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

Sail away

[Instrumental Interlude]

Ooooh, come sail away with me

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha

Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me
To another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ha
From one lover to another, ah-ha 

Why this song has been with me for so long now, I cannot say.  I have no idea.

However, looking at the song and the spirit behind it, made me think about how lonely I have felt from time to time.  Especially, since being so ill and having so many surgeries since September 2012.

There have been times when I have felt like an island.  Alone.  By myself.  Surrounded by lives so busy that I am not noticed.

However, because I am trusting in my Lord for everything in my life, I realize I am not an island unto myself.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 12:12, "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ."

I may be a hand, arm, leg or foot, but I am part of the body of Christ.  For this, I will be eternally grateful!

Are you part of the body of Christ?  Are you saved? 

Hopefully, you understand that anyone trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ will be saved. 

If you're not sure about this, please read the book of John, in the New Testament portion of the Bible.  By doing this, you'll not only read about how to become saved, but you will also come to realize that everyone needs to be saved.

Hopefully, I'll see you one day, in Heaven!


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wilful Sin?!

As I mentioned a couple of times, recently here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am truly grateful being able to once again watch television (TV)!  Thank You, Lord!

Since I cannot really go out anywhere, or do much of anything, watching TV has become really important to me.

Unlike many people, I am not fond of many of the TV shows that are on, weekly.  Especially, some of the comedy shows.

However, I enjoy movies.  Especially, old movies!

Here are some I recently watched:

Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire.  Here is a link to read about it:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funny_Face.  It's a romance movie that I was happy I watched.

Queen Bee, starring Joan Crawford & Barry Sullivan.  If you'd like to, feel free to check it out, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Bee_(film).  It was quite an intimidating drama.  Still, I enjoyed the film.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, starring Gene Wilder & Madelaine Kahn.  This was listed as a mystery movie.  Although it did involve mystery, it was truly a comedy, just as this link shows:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_Sherlock_Holmes'_Smarter_Brother.

Hanover Street, starring Harrison Ford & Lesley-Ann Down.  You can check it out, here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanover_Street_(film).  This was a war film, regarding WW2.  And, it was romantic in nature.  The fact that sin was involved in this movie was not comforting.  At least, not until near the end of the film, repentance happened.  For this, I praised God!

How happy I was at the end of Hanover Street, that the sinners repented

Repentance is necessary, in life.  Without it, we have no way of being looked upon by God.  After all, God cannot look upon sin.

Please don't misunderstand what I am saying. 

I realize that each and every one of us, has sinned in our lives.  We are all sinners.  Every one of us.

And, there are times when believers even fall into sin.  But, those who are saved, realize that they cannot live forever with sin in their lives.

Truly, once we come to Christ, have repented, have gained salvation, and are aware of how detrimental sin truly is, we must elect to not sin.  And, if we fall into sin, there can be repercussions.

Why?

Because of what we read in Hebrews 10:26, "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,"

Yes, there will be no more sacrifice for our sins, if we elect to sin, once we've gained salvation.

Would this be good?  Absolutely, not!

This is why we must confess our sin, and turn away from it, if we've fallen into sin.  Meaning, repent.

Then, and only then, will we be forgiven.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Simple... and Low...

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed how I lived through a few days of little and/or no television (TV).

Some of you might laugh at that.  However, knowing that I'm recovering from that major surgery, it isn't funny to me.

You see, I am not able to go out, anywhere.  Why?  Because, I cannot drive, yet.

Hopefully, it will be soon for me to do so.  I must admit, I'm tired of being stuck at home, with no way of going anywhere.

Shopping has been impossible for me, unless I've been with my daughter, whenever she's driven me to medical appointments.  Appointments either here in Windsor, or in London, Ontario.

Lately, my pain level has decreased somewhat.  And, it seems I am able to sit up at the computer for more than a few minutes. 

I praise God for this!  Thank You, Lord!

Being able to drive won't happen until I am able to sit up straight for enough time to drive somewhere.  Plus, be able to sit and/or walk while I'm out.  Then, be able to sit up straight again, to be able to drive home.

As I said earlier, I pray this will happen, soon.  I'm trusting Him for this.

After all, my life has been rather simple in nature, as of late.  And, He has helped me through all the physical trials I've faced.

Just as we read in Psalm 116:6, "The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me."

I know that as I heal, my life will change.

He'll continue to provide for me.  And, restore my life.  In many ways.

For this, I'll be eternally grateful.  To God, to be sure!

But, also for you, my friend... who has prayed for me.  Thank you, for continuously praying for healing for me. 

May God bless you... always.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

No Thoughts...


Every once in a while, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss how I watch television (TV), often.  Especially, while I've been ill, and/or recovering from many surgeries.  Including this last one, that was major in nature.

Last week, things changed, somewhat.

As I've mentioned in the past, balcony repairs are being done here, where I live.  It took three (3) years to complete the repairs on the other side of the building.  Now, it's year three (3) here on my side of the building.  And, work is still being done.

While the workers were still using heavy equipment on my balcony and on all the balconies above and below mine, something happened that I found rather upsetting.  While the work was being done, I all of a sudden heard a loud bang.

No, it wasn't while they were on my balcony.  In fact, I'm not sure which balcony was being worked on.  However, when the loud bang happened, my TV reception died for a few seconds.  Then, it came back on.

I wondered if the wiring that runs up and down all 26 floors, giving every unit access to the roof antenna, was damaged.

At first, I couldn't tell.  It seemed that after that happened, my reception was okay.  Only for a short time. 

Then, my digital converter began shutting off and on, again.  Not just like it had during the loud bang.  But also, repeatedly.  Over and over.

After a couple of days of experiencing this, and missing quite a bit of the programmes I was watching, I began to wonder if it was the wiring, or if my digital receiver had been damaged during the loud bang.

On the fourth (4th) day after this trouble began, I no longer had any television reception.  None.  At all.

Last fall, I had purchased another TV.  It was one that I planned to use in my bedroom.  However, it was never installed.

With some help, I managed to get the flat-screen TV box moved into my living room.  Once there, I was able to get it out of the box.

That was enough work for one day.

I knew I had to move some items that were normally stored on my balcony, but were being stored during the balcony repair work, behind my older TV.   They were some of my real estate signs and frames.

I praise God I don't have carpeting, for it wouldn't have been easy for me to slide what I need moved, if there was carpeting.  That was all I did, another day.  And, it was truly more than enough, for it caused me great pain, to get this job done.

A couple of days later, on the day when I found I had absolutely no TV to watch, I managed to get the wires changed over to the new TV.  After doing the setup, I found I once again had great TV reception.

It confirmed that whatever happened to cause the loud bang days earlier, had definitely sent surges through the antenna wire and/or the electrical system, but it was not the antenna wire supplying my unit, that had been damaged.  It was definitely my digital converter that was damaged and/or died.

Sigh...

While I found this upsetting, I was also grateful that God had provided for me.  And, how He takes care of me.  Always.

Just as we read in Luke 12:22-24, "And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?"

How amazing it was to me, that God provided for me, long before I even knew I would need His help.

How amazing it was to me, that God had made a way for me to obtain a new TV, months earlier.  One that wouldn't need to be used with a digital converter.

He knew my need, long before I did.

No, it wasn't an important need.  Certainly not a need that a person could not live without.  But, it was still a need.

And, He took care of me.  Without me even thinking about having a need, at any time.

Wow!  Thank You, Lord!

One thing I've grown to know, over many a year, is that I do not need to think about my life, and my life's needs.  He will always provide for me. 

Why?  Because, I belong to Him.

Do you belong to Him?  Are you saved?  Are you trusting in/believing upon my Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, I would suggest you come to Him, today.  Tomorrow may be too late.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Fruitful Heritage...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that in addition to the day being our Lord's Day, it was also Mother's Day.  And, my granddaughter A's birthday!

Since both my daughters have children, each one usually spends Mother's Day with their family.  However, there have been times when I've been included in their celebrations.

Yesterday, I received a phone call from my daughter P.  In addition to both of us wishing each other Happy Mother's Day, P let me know she hadn't been feeling well.

In fact, she had been feeling badly for a couple of days.  And, was in much pain, yesterday.

I must admit, I feel badly for her.  Life's not easy for her, considering she has Lupus.

If you can find it in your heart to pray for healing for P, I would truly be grateful.  Thank you.  May God bless you.

On Facebook (FB), one (1) of my grandsons messaged me.  Yes, he wished me Happy Mother's Day.  And, we chatted for a bit.  :) 

About lunch time, my daughter B arrived to see me.

In addition to her coming to see me to wish me Happy Mother's Day, she brought with her, my granddaughter, A.  It was A's fourth (4th) birthday!  Once again, I wish A Happy Birthday!

We had a nice visit.

I made sure I had prepared lunch ahead of time, so we could enjoy a meal, together.  It seemed everyone enjoyed the food. 

One thing I felt badly about, was the fact that I did not have birthday cake to celebrate A's birthday with.  :( 

As I'm sure you're aware, I'm recovering from major surgery.  Since my abdominal muscles were stretched and used to reconstruct me, I am still in pain.

My pain is much less, thank God!  However, my surgeon confirmed that for a few weeks yet, I will probably still have pain.

This meant that I could not bake a cake, or anything else.  After all, I am not to bend, lift, stretch, carry or do anything that could bring on a situation of me developing a hernia, once again.

Still, I had donuts in the freezer.  So, we enjoyed them together, and sang Happy Birthday to A. 

It seemed that she liked her birthday gift.  And, couldn't wait to play!  :)

To me, family is very important.

In my life, I haven't always had family that was loving towards me.  Not in my younger years.  And, not always, even as an adult.

Still, God provided for me.

It did my heart good to be visited by some of my family.  Meaning, both my daughter and my daughter's daughter... my granddaughter.

After all, God told us that family is important.  Especially, children.

Just as we read in Psalm 127:3, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

I must admit, that when both my daughters were born, I thanked God for them. 

And, still do.  Even though none of our lives are perfect.

My daughters are far more important to me, than they probably even realize.

My love for my daughters, and indeed for all my family members and friends, exceeds any/all situations in life.  Positive situations, or negative, it doesn't matter.  My love for them will never end.

For this, I praise God.  And, always will!


Until next time...

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