Saturday, January 31, 2015

Wow! Amazing!

If you haven't yet read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would suggest you do.  This way, you'll have a better understanding about what today's LwL entry is about.

Here is a link to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) page, where they posted the complete letter that pastor Saeed wrote to USA's President Obama

In case you cannot access the link, to read what was posted, I decided to copy/paste the information.  There is information from ACLJ, plus the letter from pastor Saeed.  Here it is:

American Pastor Saeed Abedini has written a letter from his Iranian jail cell to President Obama thanking him for meeting with his wife and kids.

Last week, President Obama met with Pastor Saeed’s wife, Naghmeh, and their two children, Rebekka and Jacob, and promised to make Pastor Saeed’s freedom a “top priority,” even telling Jacob that he “will try” to work to get Pastor Saeed home by Jacob’s birthday in March.

Yesterday, Pastor Saeed told a family member in Iran who was able to visit him that President Obama’s willingness to take the time to meet with his wife and kids greatly encouraged him.

He wrote a letter to President Obama expressing his immense gratitude:
Dear Mr. President,
I was personally encouraged that you were in my hometown of Boise, Idaho and made time to visit my wife and children. They have had a heavy burden to carry in my absence, and your presence helped to relieve some of that burden. Thank you for your fatherly compassion of letting Jacob know that you will try to get me home by his birthday. I know that as a father you can truly understand the pain and anguish of my children living without their father and the burden that is on my wife as a single mother.
I also know how encouraged Christians around the world were to also hear of this meeting. Nothing is more valuable to the body of Christ than to see how the Lord is in control and moves ahead of countries and leadership through united prayer.
Thank you again for standing up for my family and I and for thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.  President Obama, you have my prayers from inside of these walls. I pray for God’s guidance, wisdom and blessing for you as you lead this great nation. 
God Bless you and your family and God Bless America!
Saeed Abedini
Prisoner for Christ, who is proud to be part of this great nation of the United States of America that cares for religious freedom across the world.
Rajaee Shahr prison
Karaj, Iran
Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has been wrongfully imprisoned, separated from his wife and kids, for nearly two and a half years in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith.

We agree with Pastor Saeed that President Obama’s willingness to meet with his family sends a powerful message about America’s priorities and resolve to defend persecuted Christians.

During his weekly visitation yesterday, Pastor Saeed was allowed to talk and pray with a family member from Iran for about 20 minutes in the Iranian prison.

As Pastor Saeed expressed last week, he continues to suffer from increased pain – the result of injuries sustained from prison beatings.  He continues to need medical care.

Now it is time to bring Pastor Saeed home.  We will continue working with the Obama Administration, the State Department, the United Nations, and world leaders toward Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

1.29.2015 UPDATE:

National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan has told Fox News, "I can confirm that the White House has received a letter for President Obama from Saeed Abedini, thanking the President for meeting with Mr. Abedini’s wife and children in Idaho." "We remain concerned about the health and welfare of Mr. Abedini, sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran on charges related to his religious beliefs, and we repeat our request for Iran to grant Swiss officials, who serve as our protecting power, consular access to determine his well-being. We again call on Iran to release Mr. Abedini so that he may be reunited with his family.”

Please continue to pray for his release, as we continue working to bring him home to America.  Stand with us and urge President Obama to take action on his word and not leave Pastor Saeed behind.  Sign our petition for Pastor Saeed’s freedom (below and) at


For a really long time, I've prayed for pastor Saeed.  And, for others like him, who are being imprisoned and persecuted by Muslims, due to them being Christian.

While I am happy that USA's President Obama confirmed to pastor Saeed's wife and family, that he would help get him released from prison in Iran, I still found it upsetting in one way.

When I read this, I was happy, but wondered something.  Why hasn't he done this, before now?

Why has he allowed pastor Saeed... and his family, to suffer for about two and a half (2 1/2) years?

Even so, I praise God that he promised to help them.  For this, I am and always will be grateful!

No matter what happens, I realize that pastor Saeed has truly been an obedient Christian.  Just as I stated, yesterday.

Why do I think this?  Well, you could read yesterday's LwL entry, to be sure.

But, in addition, I would like to say that pastor Saeed has presented his body as a living sacrifice.  And, been merciful.

Just as we are told to be, in Romans 12:1, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

Pastor Saeed, is definitely trusting in our Lord, in an acceptable way, which is definitely reasonable service to God.

I must admit, he amazes me.

Hopefully, those who are not yet Christian, will understand that pastor Saeed is experiencing a trial that many people will not face.  A serious trial, that may change his life, and the lives of his family.

Once again, I ask you to please pray for pastor Saeed... and others suffering persecution in the same way.  Plus, please pray for family members who also suffer.

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Abused & Suffering, Yet Thankful...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while now, you'll be aware that I've posted with regards to pastor Saeed, and how he needs to be released from the prison in Iran.

Why is pastor Saeed there?

During a visit, he was arrested and imprisoned.  You see, Islam didn't accept the fact that he is Christian.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been working hard ever since pastor Saeed and others were persecuted for their faith, and arrested by Muslims.

Possibly, there is some good news. 

Recently, USA's President Obama and his wife met with pastor Saeed's wife and children. 

This I heard on the news.  Plus, yesterday I received an e-mail from ACLJ.  Here, I copied/pasted the e-mail message, so you could read it:


American Pastor Saeed just wrote a heartfelt letter thanking President Obama.

He wrote the President from his Iranian jail cell, thanking him for meeting with his family and for making his case a "top priority."

Pastor Saeed wrote:
"Thank you again for standing up for my family and I and for thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. President Obama, you have my prayers from inside of these walls."

Read Pastor Saeed's Letter of Thanks to the President.

Pastor Saeed - a U.S. citizen imprisoned for his Christian faith - remains in intense pain.

He needs medical treatment because of prison beatings. He deserves to be home.

A National Security Council spokesperson said today, "We remain concerned about the health and welfare" of Pastor Saeed and again called on Iran to release him so he can be reunited with his family.

As we fight globally for his freedom, please urge President Obama to keep his word - to fight for Pastor Saeed's release.

Sign Our Petition: Bring Pastor Saeed Home.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

How wonderful it is that pastor Saeed is thankful.  Thankful enough to even write a letter thanking his President Obama.

So many people would not be. 

Especially, if they were like him... being abused physically, emotionally, and without any way of knowing if they would ever be released from prison.  Or, if they would be murdered.

Thinking about this, made it clear in my mind, that pastor Saeed, is obedient.  And, thankful to God, for everything in His life.

Much like we read we should be, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

It is obvious that pastor Saeed has accepted the fact that even though he doesn't deserve to be incarcerated and hurt physically, he is thankful to God.  And, has accepted the fact that what is happening to him, is happening due to it being the will of God.

This amazes me.

There are not many people like this.  Not, that I've met.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... please, pray for pastor Saeed. 

And, pray also for everyone else who has suffered persecution, and been imprisoned, solely due to the fact that they are NOT Islamic.  NOT Muslim.

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

End Times...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any amount of time, you'll know that there are times when I let you know about dreams I've had.  I won't be doing this, today.

However, I will be posting a link by a Facebook (FB) friend of mine, Daniel Blair.  Daniel is a pastor, and is a fellow author.

Recently, Daniel posted a link to a video he created and posted on YouTube.  Here is a link to the video entitled, Visions

I truly found this video to be one that all should watch.  Especially, fellow Christians.  Hopefully, you clicked on the link and watched and/or listened to it.

If you did, you'll know that Daniel is explaining how we are truly in end times.

It seems that not everyone agrees about us being in end times.  In fact, some people don't believe that the rapture will happen.

However, the rapture will happen.

Just as we read, in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, "For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

As I have heard some people say, the word 'rapture' is not in the Bible.  This is true.

However, the word 'trinity' is also not in the Bible.  Does this mean that the trinity, does not exist?  Absolutely not. 

The Trinity absolutely does exist.  The people of the Trinity, are God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

God, three (3) in one (1).

Hopefully, you understand now, that the rapture will happen.  After all, we read it in today's Bible verses.

So, call it what you will.  Rapture, or whatever else you feel it should be called.

Just know that if you are a child of God, you will participate in the rapture.  Whether your life here on earth, physically ended, or whether you are still alive, it doesn't matter.

If you belong to God, you will be raptured.

Unfortunately, if you do not belong to Him.  You won't be raptured.  And, the difficult life you may be experiencing now, will become worse.

Don't believe me?  Read the Bible.  God's Word. 

And, you'll read the truth, as God has told us.

Until next time...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I like to discuss historical issues and life issues.  Today, I would like to do this, even though yesterday was the day I should have done it.

Yesterday, the 27th of January, 2015 was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.

For anyone who is not aware of what Auschwitz concentration camp is, here is a link on Wikipedia, for you to check it out:  Or, you can research online.

In addition, here is a link so you can read an article and watch a couple of videos that published that is entitled, Auschwitz 70th anniversary:  Survivors mark camp liberation

Auschwitz, was one (1) of hundreds of concentration and work camps that Hitler used during world war 2 (WW2).

These camps held people that Hitler referred to as political prisoners. 

Some people think it was only Jewish people taken to places like this.  But, this is not the case. 

Yes, millions of Jewish people were brought to, abused and exterminated/murdered in these camps. 

Also, there were others taken there, who Hitler and his Nazi regime thought were against them.  Like underground workers, who worked with the allied forces.  Even some Christians, like Corrie ten Boom, and some of her family members.

Here is a link to the ten Boom museum in Haarlem, (Holland) Netherlands  Hopefully, you'll check out this museum online, and visit it like I did with my now deceased husband, Gordon a few years ago.

While I have not been to see Auschwitz concentration camp, I hope to do so, at some time in the future.  Just like I did with Gordon, when we visited Dachau concentration camp, in Germany.

Through travelling, God showed us many things.  Especially with regards to historical places and people.

It seems some people don't agree with remembering the past.  But, I do.

By doing so, we have our eyes opened to the suffering that many experienced.  And, we Christians are able to see how God used us and others, to provide freedom. 

Freedom that we have, today.  At least, in some countries.

By showing us so many things, God showed us not just how suffering occurred, but also that we need to honour the Word of God.

Much like the Apostle Paul did, in Acts 20:32-35, "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. "

God's grace builds us up, and assists us in our sanctification.  Helping us to become more like Christ.

Just as we read here, we do not covet.  But rather, by being showed things, we are to support the weak, and remember the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ, where He told us it is more blessed to give than to receive.

How does this relate to the subject of today's LwL entry, regarding Auschwitz and WW2?

Those (meaning the allied forces) who knew that what Hitler and his Nazi's did during WW2 was wrong and not acceptable unto God, gave of themselves, when they stood up, spoke up... and fought for the freedom of those who had been incarcerated, abused and/or murdered in those concentration camps, like Auschwitz.

And, many were blessed.  Either here on earth, or in Heaven.

Until next time...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


On Sunday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know I was headed to Bible study and worship, with my church family. 

This was something I truly did.  And, enjoyed every moment.

We had a missionary couple visit us.  So, instead of our pastor preaching, the husband of the missionary couple spoke.  And, his wife sang to us!  :)

After once again having only one (1) hour of sleep, I was so-o very grateful that I didn't find myself dozing off.    I must admit, what this missionary had to say was very encouraging.  Even so, I thank God for keeping me awake!

Afterwards, we had a pot-luck luncheon.  Once again, I enjoyed a meal with my church family.  Thank You, Lord!

Due to having this meal at lunchtime, I didn't have to do any cooking for dinner.  Well, at least not anything more than cooking a couple of eggs... :) lol!

Thinking about the work that missionaries do, makes my heart skip a beat.

Some people think that it is not necessary to send people to do missions work, to various other countries.  Some people think that we definitely do not need to have people do missions work, even here at home.

However, the truth is... people are needed to do missions work.  Where?  Here.  There.  Everywhere.

Just as Jesus told us, in Mark 16:15, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

Some people have condemned me for preaching the gospel to people.  However, I know that God will bless me for doing so.  After all, isn't that what our Lord just told us in today's verse?

We are to go into all the world.  Not just certain places.  But, everywhere.

And, while there, we need to be preaching the gospel to every creature. 

Every creature.  Not just some.  Not just those we think need it.  But, to everyone.

Yes, there are parts of the world, countries, areas, cities, towns and villages where more of this needs being done, than in other parts of the world.  However, even in some areas that we may think don't need this done, it truly needs to be done.

If this weren't the case, our Lord, Jesus Christ would not have told us to do this.  He would not have commanded us to do what He said.

Whether we leave home and travel in obedience to God's calling, or whether we stay home, and become missionaries, right here at home, it truly doesn't matter.  The only thing that matters, is that we do as He requested.

So, my friend... reach out.  Touch someone, today.  Plant those seeds for Christ.

By doing so, you'll be blessed.

Until next time...

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Monday, January 26, 2015

I A W - Jan 26 - 30, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada & Prayer Needed...

There was something I wanted to discuss here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I thought I should do, before it is too late.  Especially, since the week in question, has changed over what transpired, last year.

It was Islamic Awareness Week (IAW), here in Windsor, Ontario, at the University of Windsor, last March 10 - 14th, 2014.  Here is a link to an online advertisement:

Here in Windsor, we have Islamic grade schools.  Now, they are working towards opening high schools, in my city.

Last week, I read a notice posted on Kijiji Edmonton entitled, Islam Awareness Week 2015:  The Messenger.  Here is a link:   And, here is what was posted (in case you can't open the link):
Date Listed18-Jan-15
Please Contact
AddressEdmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta, 11405 87 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9
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Event Date(s) 26-Jan-15 to 30-Jan-15
Start Time 18:30 to 20:30

Five cities team up once again to bring you a United Islam Awareness Week across Western Canada. The third of its kind, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting trilogy! Learn about the astounding events that place more than 1400 years ago when Prophet Muhammad and his message of Islam transformed the world forever.

What has the media taught you about Islam? How do you pronounce the words “Muslim”, “Qur’an”, and “Muhammad”? Are all Muslims terrorists? What does Islam have to say about women’s rights, environmental sustainability, and war? These are all questions you may have thought of before but may not have had an outlet to have these questions answered. Now’s your chance!

In a growing multicultural and vibrant society, it is critical to teach yourself about the various ethnic cultures and religions. It makes communicating with people easier and it is extremely important to understand other people’s world views.

Join us, as NYMiNK in collaboration with universities in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, bring to you “Islam Awareness Week” (IAW). From January 26th to 30th 2014, Muslim Student’s Associations from across Western Canada will be hosting an exhilarating Islam Awareness Week featuring dynamic exhibits, free learning material, and engaging seminars.

Come ask any question you have about anything Islam – judgement free!

More information on locations, program schedules, and keynote speakers to be released soon! Look out for #IAW2015 at a university near you!

Islam Awareness Week 2015: The Messenger
The Legacy of Earth's Mightiest Messenger

1) Transformer: Age of Illumination

Before Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* came with the message of Islam, society was ravaged by numerous injustices. Many people worshiped idols and did not respect the dignity and honour of human life. Infant daughters would be buried alive, people would fight and kill for petty reasons, and the poor would be enslaved and taken advantage of. Let us venture forth on a transformative journey and learn how the Final Messenger illuminated the world with his example and teachings, which revolutionized society as well as every generation to come.

2) Kryptonite for Corruption

When Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* received revelation from God, he was tasked with confronting a nation which threatened to bring the world to a hopeless state of oppression and inequality. With scarce resources and supporters, find out how he swiftly changed the corrupt
ways of the most powerful and influential people and established a methodology to extinguish social injustice for all places and times. He was truly a Kryptonite for Corruption.

3) Guardian of the Galaxies

More than 1400 years ago, Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* found himself chosen to be the final Prophet, after a series of Prophets were sent to humanity from its inception. These Prophets would guide humanity to their true purpose for existence and emancipate them from ignorance. Join us and explore how the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* fulfilled this role and became the
guardian and guide towards answering the galactically profound question, ‘what is our purpose in life’?

4) The Incredibles

The family of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)* were seemingly ordinary people living very simple lives. However, their extraordinary impact on societies and history continues to affect and inspire billions of people today. In addition to learning how we can pragmatically strengthen our own family units and societal values, we will delve into the lives of arguably the greatest family in history and discover what made them so incredible.

5) Justice League

Today there exist leagues in the forms of international courts and organizations that attempt to establish justice through diplomacy and other means. Most governing bodies we see today have struggled to create a system of harmony between all races, genders, ethnicities, and faiths. However, during the life of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)*, he successfully created a society of peace, security and stability through a strong connection with our Creator. Join us and challenge your conventional understanding of what Shariah Law is, and how it surpasses any justice league in serving the needs of humanity.

*(p.b.u.h.); ‘Peace be upon him’ is mentioned after the names of Prophets as a form of respect.

Unfortunately, Muslims here in Canada, are doing everything they can to encourage people to become Islamic.  Even though Islam isn't truly just a religion, but is actually an ideology.

Meanwhile, our Canadian soldiers have suffered.

Here in Canada, late in 2014, three (3) Canadian soldiers were shot by Muslims.  Two (2) died.  The other suffered physically, to be sure.  Emotionally?  Only he, his family and God knows, to be sure.

Our Canadian soldiers are suffering overseas, as well.

Here is an article by Huffington Post entitled, Canadian Soldiers Exchange Fire with ISIS In Iraq

Please don't misunderstand my reasoning for posting about this, today.  Or, ever.

It is my opinion, that since Islam is doing everything it can by using terrorism to overtake areas of the world, and while it is doing everything it can to change the world in general, and convert it to Islam, I believe they should be stopped.

No different, than what some people thought with regards to Adolf Hitler, and his Nazi regime, that attempted to do the same thing, many years ago, during WW2.

I agree with what our Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper stated recently.  I've said it in the past, and will say it, again.

While we are not at war with Islam.  Islam is at war with us.

If they are not stopped, our country and various other countries in this world of ours, will be taken over.  Just as many small, poor countries in Africa had done to them in the past, and are now Islamic.  Even if it takes a much greater amount of time, for unless they are stopped, they will not give up.

Of course, it is all in God's time, when this will happen.

Just like we read, in Ecclesiastes 3:8, " A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

As was mentioned earlier in this entry, and in the past, while we were not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us.  This can only mean that we are virtually, at war. 

Please, pray that God will lift us up, encourage us, and provide for our every need, to be able to end the terroristic activities of those who are at war with us.

And, please... pray that any/all Muslims we come in contact with, will come to Christ, and become saved by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Until next time...

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

His Children!

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be heading out to Bible study, and worship with my church family.  Just as I do mostly every SONday!

Of course, I also adore worshipping musically, as well.

Thinking about how God called us to do missions work, brought to mind a hymn that is lovely.  It is by a British Christian singer/songwriter, Graham Kendrick and is entitled, Go Forth In His Name.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  The lyrics are below.

Go Forth In His Name

We are His children
The fruit of His suffering
Saved and redeemed
By His blood
Called to be holy
A light to the nations
Clothed with His power
Filled with His love

Go forth in His name
Proclaiming "Jesus reigns"
Now is the time
For the church to arise
And proclaim Him
"Jesus Savior, Redeemer and Lord"

Countless the souls
That are stumbling in darkness
Why do we sleep in the light?
Jesus commands us
To go make disciples
This is our cause
This is the fight
Chorus (2 x)

Jesus is Lord (3x)

Listen the wind
Of the Spirit is blowing
The end of the age is so near
Powers in the earth
And the heavens are shaking
Jesus our Lord soon shall appear
Chorus (2x)

Jesus is Lord (4x)

Yes, Jesus is Lord.

When He came to earth, in the form of man, He came and taught everyone He came in contact with.  And, did everything He could to begin planting seeds for not just Jews, but for Gentiles (everyone who was not Jewish), too.

After all, all power had been given to Him. 

Just as we read, in Matthew 28:18, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

When I think about how Jesus came to earth, I realize that all the power He had, had been given to Him, by God the Father. 

Our Heavenly Father, who created His plan of redemption for us.  And, who sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ... to earth, to suffer and die on a wooden cross, for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.

Jesus had power in Heaven, but also here on earth.

Had He wanted to not suffer and die to pay the price for our sin, He could have left this earth.  And, returned to God the Father.

But, He didn't.

He stayed here on earth, and fulfilled God the Father's plan of redemption for us.  So, that whosoever believeth upon Him, would not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

I have everlasting life... by believing upon Jesus.

Do you?

If you have not yet come to Christ, know this:  He will not turn you away.  No matter what sin you have committed, here on earth, in your life.

Jesus will save you, and give you everlasting life.  Just trust in/believe upon Him... and you will be saved.

Until next time...

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Saturday, January 24, 2015


I must apologize to you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Christmas is over.  Yet, there is something I forgot to post about.

By e-mail, I received a YouTube video entitled, WestJet Christmas Miracle:  Spirit of Giving.  Here is a link so you can watch this short video:

I've seen a few different videos regarding WestJet and how they have been giving to people.  Giving to those in various cities and countries.

To be honest, I almost wished I had been on one of the flights where their passengers were blessed with Christmas gifts.  But then, I would have had to be flying somewhere, instead of staying home.

Still, it touched my heart that this company wanted to bless others. 

Hopefully, you've watched the video that I provided the link for.  If you did, you'll realize that many people have been blessed by this airline company.

For this, I praise God!

I praise God, because this tells me that some in charge of this corporation, are probably Christian.  After all, fellow Christians enjoy blessing others.  And, do nice things to people, wherever and whenever they can.

Some people might not agree.

There are some people that may think that by doing what they did to give to others, and celebrate Christmas, that they will be rewarded in the future by those who like what they did.  This may happen.

It touched my heart what was done.  It was like there were those who wanted to love their customers, in an unexpected way.  And, let their light shine before men. 

Just as we read, in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

God wants His children to be a light to the world.

We, who belong to Him, should want to glorify God, by blessing others through good works.

Just as WestJet, did.

True.  They may not have mentioned God, in their advertising, showing what they did.

But, anyone with God's heart, would understand that by doing so, they may have experienced terrible legal situations, from/by those who were not yet saved. 

So, what should we do?

Do what you like.

Utilize their services, if you want.  Or, ignore them.

Ultimately, the choice is yours.

However, I believe God will bless them, for doing good to others.

Do you do good things, for others?  Hopefully, so.

For if you do, God will bless you, if you are part of His family.  Are you?

All you must do, to be part of God's family, is to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, you shall be saved (Acts 16:31), and thereby become a child of His.

What a blessing that is!  Hallelujah!

Until next time...

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Friday, January 23, 2015

As Long As I Live...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that my great-granddaughter S, has experienced some serious health problems recently.  Even though she was only born January 12th.

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I should discuss a special issue, or not.  But, decided to do this.

I have a friend here in Windsor, who years ago was a nurse.  We've been friends for a very long time, now.  For this, I'm grateful.

My friend M hasn't been well, herself.  In fact, in the past, I've requested prayer for her.  And, if you are still praying for M, I thank you, so very much!  May God bless you...

During a telephone conversation yesterday, we spoke about various topics.  Including her health concerns.

She asked me how my great-granddaughter S was doing.  I let her know that S had not had any further problems, like she encountered the other day, when she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

M said there was something she thought I should let my family know.

She told me that she had a relative whose baby had a similar problem.  For quite a while, that baby suffered off and on, in a similar manner.

At first the physicians couldn't determine the problem.  Eventually, they did.

A doctor that had seen the baby repeatedly, asked if they were smokers.  To which, they replied they were.

The doctor explained that if a baby's esophagus was weak, then they wouldn't be able to vomit, or spit up after feedings, and may even have trouble burping.  This apparently puts stress on the heart.  And, quite often, a baby experiencing this, may go through spurts of not breathing.

Breathing smoke can apparently cause even further weakness in the esophagus, from what I was told.

From what I heard, if this happens, it is not just serious with the breathing and heart situation.  It can also reduce the amount of oxygen that is needed by the brain, so it is possible that brain damage can occur.

Hearing this was not just informative, but also rather stressful for me.

Not just because I realized that this may possibly be the problem my great-granddaughter S, is experiencing.  But also, because I realized that there are multiple smokers living in the house with S, who might be unhappy hearing about this.

So, I prayed about this, and passed along this information to my family members, including S's mom.

Truly, I thought they might be happy to hear that there may be a solution to S's problem.  But, instead, it seemed they were upset.

While I thought I was helping them, it seemed to me that they thought I was not.  This is okay.  God will work it out, once they realize I was not causing any problem; but instead, was providing information that may help keep S, well.  Also, I forgive them.

As I'm sure you're aware, I had been praying about this problem S was experiencing.  I am grateful that God answered my prayer.  Thank You, Lord!

Thinking about how He seemed to be providing an answer to pass along to my family, made me think about how I feel about Him. 

I love Him.  And, will always call upon Him, with regards to every aspect of life, I need to pray about.

This reminded me of Psalm 116:1-2, " I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live."

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my Lord.  And, always will.

He has inclined His ear unto me, for He has heard my prayers and responds, generally speaking.

I will rely on Him and call upon Him, for as long as I live.

Unfortunately, not everyone can say this. 

Belonging to Christ, I can.  But, there are people in this world, who do not belong to Him.  So, God doesn't necessarily always hear their prayers.

Then, they quite often think that God doesn't love them.

This is not the truth.  If they read God's Word, the Bible, they would understand that God loves them.  And, He loved them before their lives even existed.

He loves them and others so very much that He sent His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth to provide a way of redemption for us.  To provide a way for anyone who will trust in/believe upon Him to gain salvation, and experience eternal life, in Heaven, with Him.

For this, I know I will always be grateful.  And, will continue praying for not just friends and family's needs.  But, will also continue to pray for the unsaved.  And, plant those seeds for Christ, that He commanded us to do.

By being obedient to His calling, I will look forward to hearing Him say to me... well done, my good and faithful servant.

Until next time...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015


If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you're aware that my great-granddaughter S, who was born on January 12th, was taken to hospital by ambulance, yesterday.

Apparently, she began turning blue, and was not breathing.  Then, would breath, but it would happen again.

This happened shortly after I left, after visiting and holding her for close to an hour in time.

I thought I should keep you informed, as to how S is doing.  She's home, now.

After spending about 24 hours at the hospital, and having many various tests done, she was able to be taken home.

As far as I know, the results of the testing done, didn't show what the problem was.  However, it looks like what was happening, has not happened for a while.

Apparently, S received a prescription for medication that will address an issue of acid reflux (or possibly, colic).

While there was no determination made, confirming this was the problem, the hospital doctor felt that it may have been a possibility.  If this issue was the problem, it may have made her choke, internally without vomiting.  And, not be able to breathe, properly.

Hopefully, this was the problem.  And, will be dealt with, through the use of the prescribed medication, issued.

I must admit, I am happy that S made it through this health concern.  After all, it was only 10 days ago that she was born.

Of course, it is always God's will that is done. 

He determines what will happen in everything.  Including our life and death issues.

Just as we read, in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;"

We truly have no control over anything in our lives.  For the timing of everything, is handled by God.

We had no control over when we were scheduled to be born.  Nor, when we'll die.

Just as we read in today's Bible verses.

Still, I am grateful to you, and to all who have prayed for my great-granddaughter S, who is now resting at home.

For this, I praise God.  And you, my friend(s).

I pray that you are willing to continue praying for S, requesting of God that she is fully healed from whatever it was that was ailing her.  And, may she not be subject to further complications of this situation, and/or death.

Thank you.  May God bless you... always!

Until next time...

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Prayer Needed!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there is something I would like to tell you about.  And, ask you to pray about.

My grandson T, became a dad on January 12th.  Nine (9) days ago.  His daughter S, looks very much like both him and her mom, S. 

S is just over five pounds (5 lbs.) in size, and is so very sweet.

Yesterday, I saw her for the first time.  And, held her in my arms for close to an hour.

By the way, yesterday was also S's mom's birthday.  Once again, I wish you Happy Birthday, S! xoxo

My great-granddaughter S slept the whole time I held her. 

Even when her mom, dad and I tried to wake her, she stayed asleep, so I never got to see the colour of her eyes.  T let me know she has beautiful blue eyes, though.  :)

After leaving them about 1:20 p.m., I went to do some exercise with a group of friends.  Together, we did an hour long line dancing lesson.

Arriving home, I was in absolute agony.  I took Ibuprofen for pain, and relaxed for a few minutes.  I even dozed off.

My phone rang a few times, and I was happy to have spoken with people.

All except the people I would have preferred speaking with.  Some of my family, who knew what had gone wrong.

When I went on Facebook (FB) about 9 p.m., I saw a posting that was truly upsetting to me.

Apparently, yesterday afternoon, after I left their home, my great-granddaughter S, had stopped breathing several times, over a period of about 15 minutes.  She had been taken by ambulance to hospital.

I praise God that He provided for S!

Believe me when I say I prayed for her.  In addition to my prayer, I also posted on several prayer sites on FB, asking for prayer for S.

My friend, I'm also asking you to pray for S.  After all, there is no guarantee that S is healed from whatever was ailing her.

Being only nine (9) days old now, she is not strong.  And, needs all the prayer she can receive.  Especially, from fellow believers.

Just as we read, in James 5:15, "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."

Prayer of faith, shall save the sick.  For this, I praise God... and am asking you, my brothers and sisters in the Lord, to pray for S.

The Lord shall raise her up, to be sure.

If any sins have been committed, they shall be forgiven.

How wonderful this is!  God loves us so very much that He provides in every aspect of life.

I thank you for praying for S, my friend.  May God bless you, lift you up, encourage you, and provide for your every need.

Until next time...

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I planned to write about something different than what is being discussed, today.

Knowing that I received this following message by e-mail yesterday, and knowing that there is a quick response required, I decided to post about it, here on LwL, today.

The message I received is from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)'s Executive Director, Jordan Sekulow.  I'm copying and pasting the e-mail into this LwL entry, so that everyone can read it.  Here is what I received by e-mail:


On Wednesday, President Obama will be in Pastor Saeed's hometown.

We're asking him to meet with Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed's wife.
Pastor Saeed is an American citizen, and Iran has imprisoned him merely because of his Christian faith.

There are reports the Obama Administration is considering leaving Pastor Saeed behind, striking a nuclear deal with Iran without freeing American captives.

After years of uncertainty and fear, Naghmeh deserves an opportunity to meet with the President, to make a personal plea that he not abandon Pastor Saeed, a fellow American.

We're writing an urgent letter to President Obama, asking that he make time to meet with Naghmeh.
We only have two days to make a difference. Join our call today.

Sign Our Letter: Mr. President, Meet With Pastor Saeed's Family.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

I must admit, this breaks my heart.

Not just because Pastor Saeed is still imprisoned by Muslims, and is suffering, greatly.

Not just because Pastor Saeed's wife and children are suffering.  As well, as other family members, who love him.

It also breaks my heart, because I believe that USA's President Obama (PO), needs to be standing up for Pastor Saeed.  PO needs to be doing everything he can possibly do, to have a fellow American released from prison

Especially, since Pastor Saeed, has done nothing to deserve being imprisoned.  And, is being persecuted in a way that is affecting him, physically.

Please, go on ACLJ's site, if this link doesn't work for you.  Sign the letter. 

Stand up.  Speak out.  Do whatever you can to help this brother in the Lord... and his family.

After all, we need to help those who are weakened. 

Just as we read, in Romans 15:1, "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves."

Pastor Saeed may be a strong Christian.

However, it's been noted in the past that he is weakening, physically. 

He definitely needs to be released. 

So, my friend... bear Pastor Saeed's infirmity.  Don't please yourself. 

Help how you can.  And, pray.

By doing so, you'll not only please Pastor Saeed, his family, and others.  But, more importantly, you'll please God.

Until next time...

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Monday, January 19, 2015


Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I want to discuss something that I enjoyed with my church family.

Yes, of course, I went to Bible study class, yesterday.  And, worshipped in spirit, in truth and with music, afterwards.  Just as I normally do.

What I wanted to let you know is what happened this past Friday evening.

In the past, we sisters in the Lord met up with our pastor's wife, L.  Normally, at their home.  Or, at someone else's.

However, this past Friday evening, we met at our church building, in our fellowship room.

Thinking that I should probably bring some kind of a sweet treat with me, I did so.  I brought some tasty donuts.

When I arrived there, I was surprised to see my pastor, there. 

After all, it was a women's gathering.  And, I knew he was not going to speak, preach or teach.  His wife, was.

At first, I thought... oh well... he probably wants to hear his wife speak to our group.

I must admit, it was surprising to me, but it didn't matter.  I like my pastor's company.

My goodness, I was further surprised to see not just sweet treats on our serving table.  There was also food, there!

Wow!  Considering I had eaten a late lunch, and had been busy and had not yet eaten dinner, this was a nice thought.  But again, very surprising.

After conversing with a few women, some more arrived.  With their husbands!

Thinking the men would leave, it didn't bother me.  But, to my surprise, they stayed throughout the whole women's gathering.

We prayed, together.

We enjoyed the meal, and sweet treats.

And, of course, we heard L speak.  She did a wonderful job.  It was a blessing to each of us!

Yes, each of us.  Even the men!

Did it really matter, that the men were with us females at the women's gathering?  Not really.

After all, many of my church family, are from countries all over the world.  Places, where thinking is different, and where things are done in a different way.

It truly made no difference if we were alone as females, or joined by males.  For where two (2) or more are gathered, God is in the midst.

Just as we read, in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Yes, He's with us, in any group of people.

He's with us, even in a small group of two (2) or three (3).  And, He's with us, even when we are alone.

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

After all, this means that we are never alone.  Ever.

Just so you know, I found out that some women join in the men's breakfast meetings/gatherings. 

Hmmm... maybe I'll join them!

Until next time...

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Sunday, January 18, 2015


I'm sure you aren't surprised that here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know that I am going to attend Bible study, today.  And, will be going to worship afterwards, with my church family.

As I've said in the past, one way I enjoy worshipping, is through music.

After discussing lately, about how we all need to come to Christ, a song/hymn began resonating within me. 

I believe this song Come To Jesus was written by Mindy Smith, even though it is sung by Chris Rice on this YouTube link:  The lyrics are below.

Come To Jesus

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for Love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk, sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain...then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside...then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on glory's side...and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live...

Yes, we all need to come to Jesus.

It matters not, who we are.  Where we were born.  Where we live.  How we were raised.  Or, if we were raised by some form of religion, or not.

We need to trust in/believe upon Jesus, Christ.  The Son of God.

Just as we read, in John 3:36, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

If we do trust in/believe upon Jesus, we receive everlasting life.

Anyone who does not trust in/believe upon Jesus, shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  Just as we were told in today's Bible verse.

God has made it clear.

If we do not trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... we will suffer for eternity and experience God's wrath.  His wrath, will keep the unsaved separated from Him, forever.  With no chance of escape.

So, if you haven't already done so, come to Jesus.  And, live.

Until next time...

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Standing Up!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I feel we need to... do it!  Speak up/out... regarding the truth about Islam.

For quite a while, it seemed that people didn't want to hear truth about Islam.

Not friends.  Not family.  Nor, many other people.

And, since our government never took a stand on the issue, it was disappointing to me.  Especially, since media seemed to refuse to tell the world about what Muslims have been doing around the world.

That is, at least until lately. 

Since Muslims have not just been attacking people in the Middle East, or in Africa, where most people wouldn't even hear about, many people were not made aware of what was happening.

However, now that they are standing up, and attacking in western countries, like in Europe, Canada, and USA, things have changed.  Now, the media is showing the truth about Islam.  And, various governments are speaking up, and taking a stand against what Islam is doing.

For this I praise God!

Here is an article and video by, featuring our Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper entitled, Standing Up Against Terrorism

Some people still don't believe that there are those who suffer persecution.  But, there is. 

Here is an article recently posted online, by entitled, Christians Burned Alive:  Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2014

Plus, here in Canada within the last few weeks, we had three (3) soldiers shot; two (2) of them, died.

Muslims hopefully will not get away with doing things like this in Canada.  At least, now that our government has agreed with me, as I said various times in the past, that even though we are not at war with Islam... Islam is at war with us.

It seems God has already helped deal with these troubles.

Sun News Network posted an article and video entitled, Ottawa jihadist, three Edmonton ISIS fighters reportedly killed

It makes me feel rather sad, when I hear that Muslims are being killed.  Especially, since I know that they will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... for eternity.  Forever, is a very, very, very long time.  And, there will be no chance of escape for them.

They must come to Christ.

Just as Jesus told us in John 3:7, "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."

As I've said in the past, I'm happy that there are Muslims who convert to Christianity.  The only problem is, that there are not enough Muslims doing so.

We need to plant those seeds for Christ... so that unsaved people can become born again.

I do this, regularly.  Hopefully, you do, also.

If so, you'll be rewarded.  In Heaven.

Until next time...

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Do It!

Don't have heart failure, when you hear that I partly wrote this Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry a quite a while ago.  Yet, I never finished this entry, until after I posted yesterday's LwL entry, about Suffering Persecution.

As I've said many times in the past, we all need to stand up.  We need to speak up/out.

Please watch this video by IDOP entitled, Don't Stand in Silence

In addition, please read this article by Jews News entitled, Canadian Mayor tells Muslims to pound pork
Please know that I am not against Muslims.  Or, any other immigrant who has come to live, here in Canada.

However, much like my grandparents did, and probably some of your relatives did, they need to adopt to our Canadian lifestyle.  They shouldn't be trying to change ours.

In my opinion, anyone who moves to Canada and doesn't like some things about living here, should reflect upon their feelings.  And, if they truly can't stand living here, then they should return to where they came from.

Call this, crazy... if you like.  I call it... speaking up/out.

As this video requests, I believe we brothers and sisters in Christ need to speak up.  We need to speak out.  And, we need to pray.

We need to pray for all who are being persecuted for their faith.

Yes, there are many being persecuted for their faith.  Just as you will understand better, if you watch and/or listen to a video posted by 100 Huntley Street entitled, Update from the Vicar of Baghdad

It seems that people doing evil things, seem to enjoy doing such things, to many people.  Especially, Muslims. 

But, they don't do just evil things against many people.  They also teach evilness.  And, speak evil of what Islam calls infidels... meaning, those who are not Muslims.  Us.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 1 Peter 3:16, "Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."

Yes, at some point, God will correct those who are speaking and doing evil against others.  Especially, Christians.

They will no longer be able to falsely accuse our good conversation in Christ.

Many will realize they have done wrong to those of us who belong to Christ.  For sure, when He has them attend the table He will create for us, in the presence of our enemies.

Hopefully, you won't be at the table our Lord creates, in the presence of mine enemies.  For if you do, this will reflect that you do not belong to Him.  And, you will be considered an enemy of mine.

Hopefully, you have already come to Christ, and gained salvation, by trusting in/believing upon Him.  By doing so, you will be a brother or sister in the Lord, with me. 

Come to Christ, today.

Until next time...

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Suffering Persecution...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to discuss an issue that is breaking my heart.  Persecution.

Persecution of the saints (we, saved believers in Jesus Christ), seems to be happening more and more, today.

In my opinion, Islam is causing the worst persecution of Christians.

Someone I know who lives here in my city, is a fellow Christian.  Although, I must say... he wasn't always Christian.

When my now deceased husband Gordon and I became friends with Zachariah Anani (Zach), he told us about his past.  And, how he persecuted Christians in Lebanon, when he was a Muslim.

Here is a link, where you can read a bit about Zach:

Sincerely, I am grateful that Zach has become Christian.  Not just because he has gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I'm grateful for he has revealed much truth to me and to others, about the threat Islam is to Christianity.  He speaks about this, and has videos on YouTube that you can watch.  Check it out!

In today's society, it seems that Christianity is no longer acceptable.  At least, to the unsaved. 

No one wants to allow Christians to pray in school, as they did for many, many years.  No religion is to be preached.  Yet, this is not really what is being done.

In many school systems, Islamic students are able to pray as their religion requires them to.  Yet, Christians... cannot.

Here is an article that shows how Islam is being promoted, in today's society.  It's entitled, And... "I" am the Islamaphobe? :

Some people may be thinking that Christians are only being attacked and persecuted by people from other religions and/or ideologies... like Islam.  But, this is not the truth.

True Christians are even being attacked and persecuted by people who are not truly saved.  If this were not true, the following circumstance wouldn't be happening.

I'm referring to what has happened to Christians in Ukraine. 

It seems that Christians are being attacked, persecuted and even murdered by people who are not supposedly from another religion.  Like Islam.

Of course, there is no way for you or me to confirm that this is happening, since it has not yet begun to happen here in Canada.  However, from what we see in this video I'm posting, this is truly happening.

The video is on YouTube and is entitled, Tortured in Ukraine:  Christians Living a Nightmare.  Here is a link to watch it: .

Watching that video literally broke my heart.

After all, those who we heard did this persecution, were supposedly fellow Christians.  In my opinion, this is not the truth.

There are some church groups around who call themselves Christian, but may not truly be.  They promote Christianity, yet they do not teach/preach that those participating in their worship services, need to read God's Word, the Bible, and become born-again Christians.

To me, this means that there are some who call themselves Christian, without truly being Christian.

The pain I felt, brought to mind how God told us that we will be persecuted.  And, how we should deal with the issue.

Just as He did, in Matthew 5:10-12, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."

My friends, those who are being persecuted, are suffering. 

But, they are blessed by God, for their reward in Heaven will be great.  Just as we read in today's verses.

Even though our brothers and sisters in Christ will be blessed by God after they leave this earth, I believe we need to be praying for them.  And, do whatever we can to help them.

Please, find it in your heart to do what God would lead you to do, to help our fellow Christians, who are suffering and being persecuted for their faith.

Until next time...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I must say that Monday was a very special day.

Of course, because my great-granddaughter, S was born!

But, there was also something else that happened, that was a wonderful thing.  It didn't have anything to do with family.

In fact, it had to do with someone I had never before met.

On Monday evening, I spent time with a group of women that I had prearranged to meet up with.  This was in South Windsor.

While driving home, I was stopped at a light and saw a woman carrying many bags.  It was extremely cold.  And, windy.

I felt badly for her.

At first, I thought she planned to take a bus home, but when I saw her moving forward instead, I wondered how she could carry all she had with her.  Knowing she didn't look like a young lady, and knowing that she was not located near any residential housing, I pulled over, and asked her if she would like a ride home.

She quickly responded she would!  And, was truly happy that I had offered her a ride home.

K loaded up her items in my van.  Then, she climbed into the front passenger seat.

It turned out she only lives about five (5) minutes away from where I do.  So, it was easy to take her home.

She was truly thankful, and talked about God.  This made my heart skip a beat!

We enjoyed some nice conversation, together.  Plus, I gave her information on how to contact me.

Before she left my van, she handed me a small gift. 

I told K that I didn't need to accept anything from her.  I hadn't given her a ride, to be blessed.  I had given her a ride, to bless her.

I didn't need any reward for doing this, for being obedient to God's leading.  After all, God had placed it on my heart to reach out and help her. 

Thinking of this, reminded me of  Philippians 2:3-4, "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

What I had done, by giving K that ride, was simply to help her.  For I could tell she was suffering with every step in the wind, loaded down by bags.  And, I felt badly for her struggling and suffering this way.

She truly touched my heart, through the suffering I could see she was experiencing, in the darkness of the evening, after 9:30 p.m., in that commercial area she was walking away from.

In any case, as she got out of my van to head to her apartment, K insisted I take something from her.  It was a large bookmark, that seemed rather cute to me, since it had a few owls on it, and had a question asked at the lower edge:  Whooo's been reading my book?

It made me laugh when I saw the question and the owls.  After all, I am an author of a book, Love Never Fails You... that is meant to encourage people who are experiencing trials in life and/or grief.

On Tuesday evening, K phoned me.  She gave me her phone number, full name and address.

We decided that after this busy week has ended, we'll get together for coffee.

What a blessing it was, to meet up with a fellow sister-in-the-Lord, without even realizing this would be the case, when I stopped to give her a ride.

Thank you, Lord.  Thank You.

Until next time...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Congratulations, Granny!

There is something I haven't yet mentioned, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

At least, I believe I haven't yet written about it.  If I have, please forgive me for not recalling doing so.

Why I couldn't sleep last night, was beyond me.  But, about an hour after I finally drifted off, my phone rang.  And, I was woken up.

It was my daughter B. 

Before I tell you what she had to say, there is something I should tell you.  My daughter B has her son (my eldest grandson) T, and his partner S, living with her. 

T & S, were expecting a baby.  A baby, girl.

When B phoned me somewhere around 5:00 a.m. (I hadn't looked at my clock, so I cannot tell you the exact time she called), it was to tell me that S's water broke.  B was taking them to the hospital.

Even though I had only had about an hour's zzzz's, I found I could not go back to sleep.

Eventually, I got myself up and running.  Well, okay... not really running.  Walking.  And, doing things I needed to do.

Getting things done, I knew I had to leave home, about 11:00 a.m., to do some tasks that had been preplanned.

About 12:05 p.m., I found out that B's granddaughter (my great-granddaughter) was born, about 11:20 a.m.  Her name was planned to be... S.  S, weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz.  :)

Unfortunately, my daughter B was upset.  Even though she was happy.

Originally, she and her son T, had been allowed to be in the birthing room with S.  B was there for about three (3) hours, before S's mom showed up. 

To be loving and kind, B left the room, so S's mom could be there with T and her daughter.

Eventually, after baby S was born, mom S's mother left the hospital.  It was then, when my daughter B went to go see her newly born granddaughter and her parents.

Unfortunately, it didn't happen.

The nursing shift had changed.  No one realized that B had been the person who had originally spent time in the birthing room, with T and S, while she was in labour.

B was told that under the hospital's new rules, no one was allowed in the room, except the two (2) people who were originally, there.  B let them know what happened.

The nursing staff refused to allow B to enter the room.  Not even to take a peak at baby, S... and her family.  Or, even to take a photo.  :(

After I finished with a meeting I had attended, I drove over to B's home.  She was so upset.  She was crying.

B and I sat together, talking for a short time.  Then, I prayed with her.

When I arrived home, I had some work to do.  Eventually, I went on Facebook (FB), and saw that B had posted photos of our new family member, S.  Plus, several other pics, including a pic of baby S, and B!


God answered our prayer.  For this, I will always be thankful!

Faith in our Lord, did this, to be sure.

Just as we read, in Matthew 21:21, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done."

I praised Him!  Over and over, again! 

Yes, it will be a day or two (2) before I will be able to see my new great-granddaughter. 

Still, I am truly thankful that God answered our prayer.  And, made a way, where there seemed to be no way, for my heartbroken daughter B, to be able to see her newly born granddaughter, S.

Thank You, Lord!  Thank You!

Until next time...

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Monday, January 12, 2015


In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I let you know that I would be going to attend Bible study, with my church family.  I did! 

Afterwards, we worshipped.  And, we had communion, together!

Ah... how I love taking communion.  Especially, with brothers and sisters in the Lord, who are my church family.

To me, it is a wonderful way of celebrating our Lord, Jesus Christ.

One thing I truly liked, during our time taking communion, was when our pastor mentioned a Bible verse that I believe is necessary to be quoted. 

I must admit that there are only two (2) pastors who I've ever heard use this Bible verse, before taking communion.  My current pastor, and a previous one, who now is lead pastor at a church over in Bloomfield HillsMichigan, USA.

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

Not everyone agrees with me on this.  But, I believe that we all need to be clean vessels before we take communion.

In order to do this, we need to release sin from our lives.  Thus, making us clean vessels.

How do we do this?

Confess our sins.  Not to another person.  But rather, to God.

After all, just as we read in today's Bible verse, if we confess our sin(s), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So, while our congregation is being served during the communion portion of our worship service, I always use that time to pray, confessing to God, any sin in my life.

I must admit that my previous pastor who quoted this Bible verse, always told us that we needed to review daily, how we did things.  Or, even immediately after contact was made with another person, at any time.

Upon reviewing, if there was anything said/done that wasn't truly what God would have us do, we needed to confess.  And, repent.

This became my normal habit.  Even 'til now.

What a blessing it has been, being taught and preached to, by men who truly love God.

Thank You, Lord!  I pray that You will bless them.  Always.  Forever.

Until next time...

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Through It All...

Today, being SONday, I'm doing what I've mentioned many times, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

I'm heading to Bible study.  Afterwards, to worship with my church family... in spirit and in truth.  And, through music.

Thinking about what I've discussed over time, here on LwL, about going through trials, being lonely, and about trusting in God, brought to mind a song that I've sang part of in church, in the past.  But, not entirely.

It is a song by Andrae Crouch entitled, Through It All.  Here is a link so you can listen to and/or sing along:

Through It All

I've had many tears and sorrows
I've had questions for tomorrow
There've been times when I didn't know right from wrong
But in every situation
God gave me blessed consolation
That my trials only come to make me strong

I've been a lot of places
And I've seen millions of faces
But there were times when I've felt so all alone
But right there, in my lonely hour
It became a  precious, lonely hour
For Jesus let me know that I was His own

Now I can say
Through it all
Through it all
I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God
Through it all
Through it all, oh yes
I've learned to depend upon His Word

So now I thank God for the mountains
And I thank Him for the valleys
And I thank Him for the storms He's brought me through
For if I'd never had a problem
I'd never know that God could solve them
I'd never know what faith in the Word of God could do

But, now I can tell that
That through it all
Through it all, oh yes
Don't you know, I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God
Let me tell you that through it all
Through it all, oh yes

Oh I've learned to depend upon His Word

Every child of God in the night
You ought to thank God for every mountain
You should thank Him for those valleys
You should thank Him for those storms
That He's bringing you through right now
For if you never had a problem
You'd never know that God can solve them
You'll never know what faith in the Word of God could do

But, you can stand like a soldier in faith
Through it all
Oh, sometimes through the fire
But, through it all, oh yes
Don't you know I've learned to trust in Jesus
I've learned to trust in God

Oh, through it all, my Lord
Through it all
Don't you know I've learned to depend upon His Word
Through my sickness and pain
I've learned to depend upon His Word
When the doctor walked from my bed and shook his head
Right then, I've learned to depend upon His Word

Just as we heard in this song, I believe we need to depend upon His Word.  The Bible.

While the scriptures were written by men, they were inspired by God.

So, we need to trust in the Bible.  For by reading His Word, we grow in faith.  Just as God wants us to.

Just as we read, in John 17:17, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

Hopefully, if you are a child of God's, you read His Word, the Bible.  If not, please begin doing so.

For many years now, every January, I begin reading the Bible.  I start in Genesis, and finish by reading Revelation.  Just as I did last year, on October 10th, 2014. 

Once I've finished reading the Bible, I then focus on various books I want to reread.

So, my friend... join me in reading, and getting to know God's Word.  He'll bless you for this!

Until next time...

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Saturday, January 10, 2015


If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I discussed a couple of things.

One, was Islam.

Even when I wrote that LwL entry, I found myself feeling angry.  Very angry.

While I am still upset about what Muslims recently did in Paris, France, I am more calm, now.  After all, anyone who knows me, or who has read LwL entries for a long time, knows and understands how I feel about what is happening in the world today, concerning Islam.

Still, there's another reason I found myself feeling upset.

Ever since I began writing about Islam, there have been people I have known, who didn't agree.  And, belittled me, in various ways.

Even a person I knew as a child. 

Someone, who has put me down.  And, treated me in a negative way, even though they are considered a minister of the gospel.

Hopefully some, or better yet... all, of those people who have put me down, realize now that I was not the person who was confused in my knowledge.

They may have thought I was imagining things.  But, I wasn't.

Being educated in Islam, and being friends with some people who converted from being a Muslim, to being a Christian, has given me the knowledge necessary, to see truth.  The truth, that is currently happening in our world.

Even though I've been treated badly by these people, I am not unhappy.  I am happy. 

I am not filled with terror, much as some of these people have thought I am.

Much like what we read, in 1 Peter 3:14, "But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"

Let's face it.  Our righteousness is as filthy rags.  Just as God told us in the Bible.

Still, I know I have suffered for righteousness sake.  After all, by coming to Christ, and becoming saved by trusting in/believing upon Him, I have received His righteousness.

I may not be suffering persecution the way some of my brothers and sisters in the Lord are, mainly in the Middle East, or in countries where Christians are being severely persecuted.  But, this is truly a form of persecution.  Mild persecution.

In any case, I forgive those who have treated me badly.  I forgive them, who do not agree with the knowledge I have received.

And, I will continue to pray for each person, who has treated me this way.  I pray that God will remove the blinders off their eyes, and will allow them to see... and hear His truth.

Please, join me in prayer for people like that.  So, they will come to their knees, in repentance.

Thank you, my friend.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Moderate? No!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that there are some religious groups who are peaceful.  And, the fact that there are some, who are not.

Some peaceful groups think differently, than Christianity.  And, do not attack people, in any way.

While there are some people who belong to what they call a religious group, that is truly not just religious, but also a way of life.  A way of life, that they are trying to use, to overcome the world.


Some people don't agree with that statement.  I do.

A friend on Facebook (FB), posted a video that I thought was absolute reality of how Muslims think.  Here is a video by entitled, 'Moderate' Muslims Show Their True Insane Colors!:

Some people think that all Muslims living here in Canada, and in USA are just moderate Muslims.  Here is a video and article by Tea Party News Network entitled, Radical Muslim Leader has a Chilling Warning for America

Even though some people believe there are moderate Muslims, I do not.

Yes, there are some people who consider themselves Christian, because they were raised by parents who considered themselves Christian.  However, this does not mean they are truly Christian.

If they are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then they are probably truly Christian.  To be honest, only God knows, for sure.

However, Islam is different.

Any Muslims who do not follow what Islam teaches, are not considered moderate Muslims.  They are actually people who become attacked in various ways, by fellow Muslims.  Or, murdered.  Even by family.

So, how can anyone say there are moderate Muslims?

Maybe some people think they who do not attack others are moderate.  But, the fact remains that their lives have not yet ended.  We, nor anyone else here on earth have any idea whether they will change things tomorrow, the day after, or at any time in the future.  They may become another group of what some people call terrorists, and attack people.

Like what happened yesterday, in France.

Here is an article published online by BBC News entitled, Charlie Hebdo:  Gun attack on French magazine kills 12

Tell me.  Did you know any of these men, who did this?

Someone did. 

Yet, no one reported them to any government department.  No one stopped them from doing what they did, either.

At least, not Muslims, who might consider themselves... moderate.

Please, pray for these people.

Like all other people who do not yet believe in Christ, they need to be saved.

The only way this will happen, is if they become His people.  People that are commonly called... Christians.

After all, God told us in Matthew 1:21, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins."

Jesus is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.  No man comes to the Father, but by Him.

He... Jesus... shall save His people from their sins.

He's saved me.  Hopefully, He's already saved you, too.

If not, come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.

Until next time...

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