Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank You...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed how I had emotionally fallen apart on Palm Sunday.

I must admit, it makes me feel awful that I cried.  And, wasn't able to stay and worship. 

Palm Sunday, is such a special day.  It's the day, when Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. 

Just as we read in John 1:12-16, "On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him."

Yes, what happened was fulfilled prophecy.

Just as had been told would happen, Jesus did.

How grateful I am that He fulfilled prophecy.

How grateful I am that He fulfilled the plan of redemption that God our Father, created.

Without You doing this, I would have no way of salvation.

Nor, would anyone else.  Not even... you.

Thank You, Lord.

Thank You.


Until next time...

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Praise God!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed how I had planned to spend time with my church family.

I must say that before I went, I had found myself crying.  Even within moments of waking up on SONday.

You see, yesterday... Palm Sunday was also the day that would have been my deceased husband Gordon's and my wedding anniversary, had he still been alive.

Before I left home, I prayed.  I asked God to help me through the day.

It's not just a case of grief.  I feel like I miss being loved.

During our Bible study class, I seemed to be okay.  No tears.

However, afterwards, when I went up to the sanctuary for our worship service, I felt differently.

Why?  Well, our Christian music group who were playing so that we could worship through music, played a song that was one of Gordon's favourites.

That's when tears began flowing, once again.

All I could do was think of Gordon and how I missed him.  And, his love for me.

I silently prayed, asking God to help me... and not let me cry any more.

It obviously wasn't God's will.  For if it had been, I would have stopped crying.

But, I didn't.  I couldn't.

Being embarrassed about crying, I decided to leave.

You see, I couldn't stop crying at all.

I picked up my coat and purse, and made my way out.  But, was stopped by my pastor's wife and another sister in the Lord.

They hugged me, and prayed with/for me, after I explained why I was crying.

I apologized for being an embarrassment.  And, let them know I felt badly about not seeming to be okay about dealing with my loss.

They told me I didn't need to feel that way.  They let me know they understood.

For this and for them, I praise God!

Thinking about praising God, brought to mind Psalm 150:1-6, "Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."

I truly praise Him for everything.

Everything in my life.  Even the trials I've experienced.

Even as I left, I found myself crying.

By the time I got home, I was no longer crying.

At least not for a while.  Tears came again, for a short time.

But, after realizing that God helped me through the day, my evening was better.

For this, I thank God.  And, praise Him!

Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Through It All...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a long time, or if you've known me personally, you'll be aware that today is a special day.  At least, it was in my past.

If my now deceased husband Gordon were still alive, this would be our wedding anniversary.

Even though this is a rather sad day of remembrance for me, I'll be heading to Bible study, that we now call Adult Sunday School.  Then, I'll worship God, with my church family.  Just as I normally, do.

I must say, it has been hard to deal with all the trials in my life.  Even so, God has helped me through.

Thinking of this, brought to mind music that is by Andrae Crouch and is entitled, Through It All.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB2pPCydEjs.  The lyrics are below.

Through It All

I've had many tears and sorrows,
I've had questions for tomorrow,
There've been times I didn't know right from wrong.

But, in every situation,
God gave me blessed consolation,
That my trials come to only make me strong.

I've been a lot of places,
And I've seen millions of faces,
But there were times that I felt so all alone.

But in my lonely hour,
Yes those precious lonely hours,
Jesus let me know that I was His own.

That's the reason I say that...

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,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

So 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 His Word could do.

That's the reason I say that...

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,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

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,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

I've learned to depend upon His Word.
I've learned to depend upon His Word.

To me, this is an amazing song.  Even if it isn't considered to be a hymn, in the past, during worshipping through music, we as a congregation sang the chorus that I made BOLD in the above lyrics.

It touches my heart, because I know that God has helped me through.  Through every single trial I have ever experienced.

And, He gave me mercy.

Just as we read, in Romans 9:16 NIV, "It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy."

Our own desires, or efforts do not always represent God's will for our lives.  But, His mercy does.

He shows mercy... to His children.

For this I am thankful.  And, always will be.

Are you His child?

Do you receive mercy from Him?

If not, please come to Christ.  Don't leave it. 

We aren't guaranteed tomorrow.  Or, even our next breath.

Gordon may have not been a perfect person.  But then, who is?  No one.

But, He trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

For this, I praise God... for this means that one day, I will see him in heaven.


Until next time...

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nothing Greater!

Every now and then, I feel the need to discuss issues here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Today, is one of those days.

The issue?  Injured workers.

Here in Windsor, Ontario on March 17th and 18th, 2015, a fellow went to court.

Why?

Because an injured worker was speaking up on Facebook (FB) about how Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) has hurt him.

This fellow, Mike Spencer, is an injured worker.  He's now living in poverty. 

Living on $610.00 per month, isn't easy.  Not for him.  Nor, for anyone else.  Especially, since some other injured workers are receiving even less per month, to live on.

No one knows for sure if the comments were actually made by Mike Spencer.  Even if they were, what happened to freedom of speech?  Freedom of speech that we are blessed to have, here in Canada.

Even so, the commenting about how WSIB contributes to/causes people to commit suicide, WSIB's corporate safety manager Frank Brunato who apparently lives in Toronto, apparently felt belittled.

Here is a link to a Windsor Star article entitled, Ontario's safety board tries to muzzle online commenterhttp://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/ontarios-wsib-tries-to-muzzle-online-commenter.

It's obvious to me, and probably to others, that WSIB does not want an injured workers to speak up about how they are suffering and in some cases, being treated poorly.

Sigh...

I recall many years ago, telling a doctor that was working on behalf of WSIB that I thought they were trying to make me go jump off the bridge.  I also told him I wouldn't do it.  And, told him I wouldn't ever see him, again.

For a couple more years, I continually suffered, until a physician I went to see for another reason, confirmed that I truly had a health problem.  Later, I had to have two (2) severe surgeries.  Yet, WSIB never acknowledged and accepted the truth of my situation.  Nor, did WSIB pay the cost. 

We tax payers, did.  WE paid the cost.

Sigh...

I feel badly if Mr. Frank Brunato truly feels hurt himself. 

Hopefully, God will open his eyes to the truth about how injured workers suffer.  After all, Mr. Frank Brunato is not suffering financially, like Mr. Mike Spencer, is.  Nor, like other injured workers who are receiving even less, to live on.

Who is to say Mr. Mike Spencer is guilty of doing what he was accused of. 

Even if it was Mr. Mike Spencer who made those remarks, what happened to our laws that permit freedom of speech?

Many people working for WSIB are living on far better incomes, than the majority of injured workers.

Here is a link to an article that explains Mr. I. David Marshall's position with WSIB and income:  http://www.wsib.on.ca/en/community/WSIB/230/ArticleDetail/24338?vgnextoid=e1860bb37dce4310VgnVCM100000469c710aRCRD.

If you clicked on that link, you are aware that Mr. I David Marshall is living on quite an income!

Thinking about the difference of income between those in charge of cutting back and providing the lowest possible income for injured workers brought to mind how against God's Word, this is.

After all, God told us to love our neighbours, as ourselves.

Just as our Lord told us, in Mark 12:28-31, "And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."

There are no commandments greater than those commandments.

Just as Jesus Christ said, we need to love the Lord, thy God, with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  And, then, we should love thy neighbour as thyself.

Are injured workers being loved?

No.  At least, not in my opinion.

However, I will continue to pray about this situation.  I'll pray for Mike Spencer.  And, for other injured workers, who are suffering.

Please... find it in your heart to pray for injured workers, too.  Thank you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, March 27, 2015

A Year Ago, Yesterday...

After posting Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I realized I should have posted something different.

After all, it was a year ago yesterday, when I had that very extensive surgery done, in London, Ontario, Canada.

If you weren't aware of this, you may want to read last year's LwL entry entitled, Today, Is The Day...  Here is a link, if you'd like to check it out:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2014/03/today-is-day.html.

Of course, you may also want to read the next day's LwL entry entitled, Waking?  Here is a link for that entry:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2014/03/waking.html.

In addition, here is another LwL entry that I'm sure you'd want to read entitled, Surprise!!:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2014/03/surprise.html.

I must admit, that both my daughter P and I had heard from so very many doctors, that the surgery I was scheduled to have, was so very dangerous.  So much so, that many people do not live through it.

It was for this reason, that I made sure that I was ready for my life to end.

Some people commented as I was re-arranging my life, that I wasn't thinking positively, about what God would provide for me.  But, this truly wasn't the case.

The truth is, I felt that if I didn't organize things in my life, even though I was trusting in my Lord, my family would have suffered immensely.

After all, if I didn't make sure I was legally set up, there would have been problems.  Many problems, for them to deal with, had I died.

Whenever anyone made a comment that they felt I was being negative in my thinking, I would let them know that I was not afraid.  God knew the plans He had/has for my life, and it would be up to Him what would happen to me. 

Thinking of this, brought to mind Joshua 1:9, "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."

No.  I wasn't afraid.  I set my life up, so that my children would be less stressed having to deal with legal issues.

I was strong and had good courage.  Much like we read here, today.

I wasn't dismayed.  After all, I know that God is with me.  Always.

For this, I praise Him.  And, always will.

He was merciful to me. 

He provided for me.

In so many ways.  Just as you may have read in the past.

The fact is, the way I believe He provided for me the most, was the fact that His plan for my life, was for me to continue living here on earth.  And, not yet up in Heaven with Him.  For eternity.

Even though I have not had a perfect life, I praise Him for this.  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

What A Testimony!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm trying to get caught up in telling you about what I've been doing, lately.  Hopefully, you aren't bored out of your mind!

There was something I did on St. Patrick's Day, that I haven't yet discussed.

A friend invited me to her church family's women's meeting.  Although I have worshipped there in the past on a few occasions, I haven't ever attended one of those meetings.

What a time I had! 

Wow!  Was I shocked!  Or, maybe I should say, surprised!

I had arrived, before my friend had.

A woman introduced herself, and I did, too.  She commented that she thought I was going to sing that evening.

This shocked me!  You see, I had been sick with that cold that had gone down into my lungs, and hadn't been able to sing.

Even though I was feeling much better, my lungs still felt heavy.  And, it was difficult for me to sing. 

I let this lady know that I wasn't going to be able to do sing, that evening.  And, explained to her... why.

Meanwhile, many other women entered the room.  It seemed that I knew many of them! 

There was a lady that I do line-dancing exercise with.  Another woman, I had met a short time ago, who ended up sitting next to me.

Then, a few other women came and said 'hello', because I knew them, also!

It was then, when I found out that an associate pastor from where I used to worship, had become the pastor of this church family.  I saw his wife, that I hadn't seen in quite a while. 

Finally, my friend D arrived.  With a friend of hers I had met in the past.

D played the piano, as the ladies sang hymns.  Even though I had known D a long time, this was the first time I had ever heard her play the piano.  She played wonderfully!

We played a couple of games.  Neither of which, I won. 

However, I must say, that under the plate I used for snacks, was a cross written by a pen.  This meant that I won a rock decorated for St. Patrick's Day, with a message saying, "May God Bless You".  :)  This was lovely!  Thank you!

By the way, D gave her testimony.

Wow!  How wonderful a testimony she has!

As she spoke, many women had tears flowing.  Including me.

Even so, it was a true blessing to have heard D's testimony.

Thinking of how people give testimonies, reminded me of Psalm 119:46, " I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed."

All of us, who loves our Lord, and gives testimonies, understand that we will never be ashamed.

We'll never be ashamed of the troubles/trials in life that we have experienced.  Nor, will we ever be ashamed of knowing and/or loving our Lord, Jesus Christ.

After all, He is the reason that we will live for eternity, in Heaven.  With God.

Unlike those who refuse to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, who will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

In my heart, I want everyone to be saved, even though God will save, whom He will save.  So, my reader, I will pray for you, so that you also will gain salvation, if you do not already have it.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yours...

Lately, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed about how I spent some of the weekend, having fun.  Today, I'll do more of the same!

After attending Bible study and my church family's worship service, on SONday morning, I got in my van, and did something else.

I drove to the tunnel.  The tunnel that leads us drivers over to Detroit, Michigan, USA.

In the past, I used to take the bridge most often.  But, after realizing that the fee is less to use the tunnel, that's what I've done, the last few times.

Okay.  It doesn't save much money.  But, a little bit, is still savings.

Especially, when it adds up to almost $10.00 Canadian, just to cross over to Detroit, and back home to Windsor, again!

Over in Detroit, I once again drove to my favourite Mexican restaurant.  It's called Mexican Town Restaurant.  :)

If you know me, or have read LwL for a long period of time, you'll be aware that due to health problems and being unable to drive, I hadn't been able to go there for a very long time.  Even so, as of late, I've been going over, whenever I felt I could do so.  :)

On my way to the restaurant, I stopped at the United States Postal Service (USPS).  Much like I've done while on other trips across the border.

Mailing cards and things from there, is much less expensive than sending them from Canada.  Plus, while being sent to USA, delivery is much quicker, too!

With Easter coming, I thought this was a good thing to do.  Especially, since by going to Detroit it cost me much less, including the cost of crossing the border!

Easter.  A wonderful time.

A time of honouring our Lord, Jesus Christ!

This brought to mind, 2 Thessalonians 1:12, "That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ."

After all, our love of Christ, is glorified in us.  Just as we honour and glorify Him. 

This is all part of the grace of our God, and the Lord, Jesus Christ.

How thankful I am for Jesus.  I'm thankful for what He did for me.  And, for all who belong to Him.

Do you belong to Him?

Are you trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... for dying on the cross for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him?

Hopefully, so. 

If not, you will suffer for eternity, after your life ends here on earth.

But, if you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then you will spend eternity, with God.

What a blessing that will be!

Just remember this:  the choice is yours.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned how I enjoyed fellowship time with some of my church family, on Saturday evening.

I should have mentioned, that in addition to all of us women attending, so did our pastor.  :)

Knowing that it was a women's comedy night, and knowing he wasn't female, sort of made him feel he needed to stay outside the area where we women spent time.  He did this.  But, only for a while.

During the presentation time, pastor Tom was not seated with us.  Instead, he stayed at the back of the fellowship room, where the kitchen is located.

Afterwards, he joined us, though.

This made me happy.  This meant that my friends could speak with him.

Of course, together, we also enjoyed some delicious snack items, too!  :)

Yes, this was a truly fun evening for me.  I felt blessed. 

Especially, since I am getting stronger after being through that extremely dangerous surgery close to a year ago.

This brought to mind, Psalm 29:11, "The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace."

Just as I mentioned, I am getting stronger.

No, I am not yet fully healed. 

I still cannot lift a gallon container of water.  Nor, can I go up and down, multiple flights of stairs, yet.

But, I am getting stronger.  And, am able to do much more, than I have been able to do for a very long time.

Knowing that I am improving health-wise, I feel blessed.  Peacefully, blessed.

For this, I will always be thankful!  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Fun... And...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), on Mondays I usually let you know I went to church the day before, on SONday.  Today, I'll be saying the same thing.

However, in addition, I also went to spend time with my church family, on Saturday evening.  Well, at least with some of my church family.

The women!

We had a special women's night.  A comedy women's night!

The female comedian, happened to be a friend of our pastor's wife, L.

I must admit, the lady was truly funny.  She made laughter fill the fellowship room!

I'd like to say that I didn't sit alone. 

You see, I had three (3) friends attend with me, who do not worship at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.  They worship elsewhere!

Having friends attend this church function with me, truly made me feel good. 

In fact, it gave me peace, just thinking about how we are all truly family.  God's family.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Colossians 3:15, "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful."

Yes, being with my church family, and friends, who are Christian sisters in the Lord, made me feel good.  And, gave me peace.  Not just because we spent fellowship time, together.

It also made me feel thankful.

Thankful to be able to spend time with everyone, there.  Thankful to be able to have a time of laughter and fun.

Thankful to be able to hear a gospel message made.

For this, I am truly thankful.  After all, those of us who are saved are all part of the body of Christ. 

Who would have known if an unsaved person may have attended?  In advance, only God would have known. 

Someone may have needed to hear a gospel message.  This is truly something only God knows.

But, God provides for us.  And, for those who He knows He's leading to Christ.

Are you being led to Christ?

Hopefully, so.  For if you are not already saved, God has a plan for your life.

To some, the plan may not be good.

The best plan of course, would be for you to become saved.  To become one of His children.

Know this... if you are not already saved, I will pray for you.  For, every person on the face of this earth, needs to become saved, in order to become on of God's children.

And, His children will spend eternity with Him.

For this, I am thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

We Praise Thee...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll once again let you know that I will be going to worship my God.

Like other SONdays, I will head to be with my church family in Bible study, now known as Adult Sunday School.  Then, to worship Him.  Just as always do.

There is a hymn that I thought was appropriate for our time in life, as we are living, today.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find a link that would provide the lyrics on-screen.

Even so, I decided to provide for you this Netherlands song/hymn by Edward Kremser and Julia Cady Cory entitled, We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along, using the lyrics, below:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEUo-5w8NY.

We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator

We praise Thee, O God, our Redeemer, Creator;
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring.
We lay it before Thee; we kneel and adore Thee;
We bless Thy holy Name, glad praises we sing.

We worship Thee, God of our fathers, we bless Thee;
Through life's storm and tempest our guide Thou hast been.
When perils o'ertake us, Thou wilt not forsake us,
And, with Thy help, O Lord, life's battles we win.

With voices united our praises we offer,
And, gladly our songs of true worship we raise,
Thy strong arm will guide us, our God is beside us.
To Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

To Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

Just as the lyrics tell us... to Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

We need to offer a sacrifice of praise to God.  Always.

Just as we read, in Hebrews 13: 15, "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."

I praise Him.  Do you?

I adore Him, and give thanks to Him, always.  Do you?

Hopefully, so.

Hopefully, you are trusting in our Lord, Jesus Christ, for your salvation.  For if you are, you will praise Him, and be blessed.

If not, you will suffer for eternity, separated from God, with no chance of escape from Hell.

If so, you will truly be blessed.  And, will spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.

Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Open? Why?

Lately, peace seems to be a topic discussed, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  And, how many Muslims claim to love and want peace.

To me, when they say this, they are using Taqiyya.  Meaning, they are lying to anyone who is not Muslim.

How can they say this?

It breaks my heart that there are people who believe that Islam is peaceful.  How can they say/think this, when people around the world are being attacked, and murdered by Muslims?!

On Sunday, March 15th, I found out about something that happened in Pakistan.

Here is a link by nbcnews.com entitled, Pakistan Church Bombings:  Twin Blasts Kill 14, Wound 78 in Lahorehttp://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pakistan-church-bombings-twin-blasts-kill-five-wound-40-lahore-n323711.

This truly makes my heart break, and makes me want to cry. 

Of course, I feel this way, due to fellow Christians being attacked like this, by Muslims.  But, I also feel this way, due to the fact that it seems not every person believes that Islam needs to be stopped.

Here is a link, posted by bbc.com entitled, Islamic StateEgyptian Christians held in Libya 'killed'http://www.bbc.com/news/world-31481797.

Here is another link posted by insider.foxnews.com entitled, Officials: ISIS Terrorist Who Led Christian Beheadings Could Be Americanhttp://insider.foxnews.com/2015/02/18/officials-masked-isis-terrorist-who-led-egyptian-coptic-christian-beheadings-libya-could.

Yes, just as we read in those two (2) links, 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were murdered.  These people had previously been kidnapped in Libya.

Check this link out, posted by bizpacreview.com entitled, Christians march to White House in orange jumpsuits with chilling chant to Obamahttp://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/02/26/christians-march-to-white-house-in-orange-jumpsuits-with-chilling-chant-to-obama-182703.

If you read this last article and watched the enclosed video, you'll be aware that Coptic Christians walked to the White House to speak up, a while ago.  You'd also be aware that the article tells us, the Christians were chanting, "
Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,” they repeated as they marched in D.C.".

If you were in their shoes, would you do this?

In the past, I've been verbally attacked for speaking up and speaking out about how Islam is murdering all over the world.  Hopefully, those people will accept the fact that it is important to help others realize what is truly happening throughout the world.

Of course, I feel the same as what the CNN video is entitled, " 'Why is the West silent?' ISIS Captives Cry for Help": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BI-_hwa0P0.

In my heart, every one of us who live in countries where freedom is important, need to be speaking up.  And, speaking out.

Just as we read in Proverbs 31:8 NKJV, "Open your mouth for the speechless, In the cause of all who are appointed to die.[a]""

Don't people realize that we need to speak up/out for those who cannot be heard?!

Many people are crying out for help.  But, are not receiving it.

And, many of those who are non-Muslims, are dying.

Dying at the hands of those who claim to be peaceful.  Yet, are throughout the world killing others.

Please, speak up!

Speak out!

Speak truth!

And, pray.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Peaceful?

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I mentioned how I had trouble with someone who I feel may be a Muslim scammer.  That person insisted they like peace.

Thinking about peace, made me recall there had been a LwL entry I wrote back in 2011, that I had never posted.  After finding it, I decided to share it with you, today.

Thursday, November 17th, 2011, a friend suggested I watch/listen to the Anderson Cooper television talk show.  Because I was home, actually doing some writing for LwL, I did exactly that.

The show actually made me sad.  It only took a couple of minutes for me to realize that what Anderson was trying to get across was that Islam is not a religion to worry about. 

He only had Muslim people on stage.  Each one clearly defined themselves as being peaceful, telling all who will ever see this programme that Islam is peaceful.

Anderson and his guests were claiming that there are not many Muslims living in USA, who want Sharia Law enacted.  Well, if this was true, then why is there such a push on in USA and even here in Canada, to enact Sharia Law?

Of course, not one word was mentioned about the fact that the Qur'an and other Islamic holy books, and teachings, teach that it is okay to lie to infidels through the use of Taqiyya that allows and encourages Muslims to lie to infidelsUs.  Unbelievers

Watching this programme, only served to reassure me that there are many who do lie.  Who do not tell the whole and complete truth.

Who do I believe tells the truth?  Converts.  People who have left Islam and come to a saving relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Have you ever met any?  Have you ever sat down and talked with someone who was raised Muslim, but now is Christian?  If you haven't, you need to.

Gordon and I met and assisted such a man, who came to Canada and was assisted by our church, a number of years ago, eventually receiving refugee status here in Canada.  Originally, he had entered USA and requested refugee status, but he had been refused.

This fellow told us his life's story.  He told us how he was raised to hate all infidels (unbelievers of Islam), especially Jews and Christians.  He told us how he had assisted in killing many people.  We heard many stories of his life, about past violence, and terrorism, as a practicing Muslim.

The best part was how he heard a missionary speaking on a corner, one day.  Something tugged at his heart.  He came to trust in Jesus for his salvation.

Then, his family and friends had the right to kill him.  After refusing on several occasions to walk away from Christianity and return to Islam, he was attacked.  He was shot.  Stabbed.  But, lived.

Eventually, he felt he had to leave.  Well, I've already mentioned that he now lives in Canada.

I've heard testimony from other Christians, whose early lives were not much different from this man's.  One thing they all agreed upon, was that they were taught from early childhood to hate.  Jews.  Christians.  Plus, Hindi and people of other religions.

They all confirmed that the Qur'an teaches that not only do they have the right to lie to infidels in order to gain what they are after, they are commanded by their god (Allah), to convert the world.  Peaceably, if possible; if not, they have the right to cut off our heads.

Here is a link to a story that a Facebook (FB) friend of mine shared with me: 
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/286854/obama-recruits-qaradawi-andrew-c-mccarthy

Still think Islam is peaceful?  Trustworthy?  Think, again!

On the evening of the same day the tv show aired, Gordon's friend B called to tell me about an article he read in The Globe and Mail newspaper, entitled

‘Son of Hamas’ holds Islam responsible for Middle East’s anguish. 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/son-of-hamas-holds-islam-responsible-for-middle-easts-anguish/article2239037/

So, do you see why I cannot trust what most Muslims say?  The truth is, neither can you.

Of course, we Christians know that this is not our battle, but God's.  Ephesians 6:12, tells us, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

We need to pray not just for Muslims, but indeed for all unsaved people. 

And, plant those seeds for Christ.


Until next time...

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Will It?

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I feel the need to speak about something.  Something that is very serious.

It doesn't concern other people.  It concerns, me.

In the past, I've rarely mentioned that I have had things happen where Muslims have been approaching me.  In various ways.  Ways, that I believe were meant to be terrorizing to me.

I won't go into details, here on LwL.  At least not to do about things in the past.  Even though I did talk about these things with our Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

However, last week, I had a couple of things happen, once again.

Before I begin letting you know what happened, I need to say that I've been approached by many men, on Facebook (FB).  Men, who just want to be friends.  And, men who are looking for someone to love.

One such fellow chatted with me.  He let me know he lives in USA (I won't say where).

This man seemed to be very nice to chat with.  At least, in some ways.

Then, as he told me places he had travelled to, I asked him why he went to a place that was Islamic. 

Instead of letting me know why he had travelled there, he got angry with me.  I asked him if he was Muslim.  He got even more angry.

I realized he was probably a scammer.  Someone who claimed to be Christian, but probably wasn't.  I unfriended him.

It was then that I seriously wondered if he was another Muslim, trying to get to know me, by lying to me.  Someone who might possibly hurt me, or terrorize me.

You may be wondering why I would think this.

Well, other things have happened in the past, just like I previously mentioned.  Plus, something else happened to me, last week.

Around the same time as with that scammer, another one approached me.

I won't give the name of the page that was used to contact me with.  It wasn't a person's name.  It actually referred to a city, here in Ontario.

That person claimed to be interested in meeting with me for coffee.  To get to know me, and become good friends.

After asking the person's name, I was only given a first name that would be suitable for either males or females.  No last/family name.

So, I checked on the site being used to contact me through, by messaging on FB.  The site said it was 'female'.

I asked if the person was male or female.  The response was they were 'male'. 

Realizing that person was a liar, I didn't let them know I found out the truth. 

I asked if the person was Christian.  In the response, they refused to tell me.  But, did tell me they were concerned about peace.  That person apparently likes... peace.  Much like most Muslims say they like.

However, they did let me know they knew about some people in the Bible.  The way the referral was made (sorry, I'm not releasing that information), let me know that the person was most likely, Muslim. 

Then, on SONday, a real-life friend of mine, who is also on FB, let me know that city name wanted to become friends with her.  She felt the person wanted to know about me.  She refused friendship.

I'm glad she let me know she had also checked out their site on FB.  I went there again, and found there was information about relationships with Muslims.  Not people.  Islamic sites.

It was then, when I knew the Holy Spirit had truly led me to believe the truth.  Truth, that I was being approached by a Muslim, once again.

A Muslim, who insisted on meeting with me.  Of which, I refused, and stopped chatting with.

Am I saying these things were threats to me?  I can't say that.  Except, I wonder why they lied.  Why that last fellow insisted on meeting with me.

What for? 

I can only imagine, it may have possibly been to threaten me.  Possibly, hurt me.  Or, possibly even kill me... but, only if that was the plan.  I truly have no idea.

However, do I find this upsetting (if this were really the truth)?

Well, in some ways, yes.  And, in some ways, no.

I must admit, I do not love my life.

If you know me, or if you've read LwL and/or the book I authored, Love Never Fails You... you will surely know that I've experienced a lot of pain, and suffering in this life.

I must admit, that in some ways I hate my life.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, John 12:25, "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."

When a true Christian reads God's Word, the Bible... they come to realize that they will suffer.  And, need to overcome.  Just as Jesus said we can do, because He did.

As I said, I do not love my life.  It's been a horrible experience.  But, understanding God's Word, means that I will not lose eternal life, for I truly hate my life, in this world.

Does this mean I'd be happy if I were to be hurt and/or killed by Muslims, who hate me for speaking truth about Islam?  No.

For this is not what people would want.  Christian, or not.

However, Heaven is good.  Especially, for eternity. 

What a blessing that will be, for me.

Will it be for you?

Are you trusting in/believing upon Jesus Christ?  Have you repented of the sin in your life?  Have you committed your life to our Lord?

Hopefully, you have. 

If not, you'll suffer for eternity in Hell, when you lose your life, here on this earth.

If you have, and have a relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, then I shall one day see you in Heaven.

The choice is yours.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Only Time...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss music.  Today, will be one of those days.

A Facebook (FB) friend shared a link to a song that touched my heart.  It is a song that I had heard in the past, but never truly focused on.  At least, until the other day.

The song is by Enya and is entitled, Only Time.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upkYQqbrjSc.  Like normal, the lyrics are below.

Only Time

Who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time
And who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose, only time

Who can say why your heart sighs
As your love flies, only time
And who can say why your heart cries
When your love lies, only time

Who can say when the roads meet
That love might be in your heart
And who can say when the day sleeps
If the night keeps all your heart
Night keeps all your heart

Who can say if your love grows
As your heart chose
- Only time
And who can say where the road goes
Where the day flows, only time

Who knows? Only time
 
Who knows? Only time 

While this is not truly a Christian song, it does have heartfelt feelings to me.

After all, we do not know the plans God has for us.

We do not know what will happen in our lives.  Nor, will we know if there will ever be love for us.

Only God knows.  So, while time seems to be in our hands, it is truly in God's hands.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Psalm 31:15, "My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me."

Knowing that my times are in His hands, I pray always that He will deliver me from mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.  Just as today's verse talks about.

And, provide me with love.

After all, I have had a rather loveless life.  A life filled with trials.  Many of which no one would ever want to go through.  Some even without love.

I keep praying that God will deliver me from the feeling of being alone, in this world.

Yes, I realize He is with me, always.  I realize He will never leave me, nor forsake me.  And, will be with me even 'til the end of the age.

However, I am not God.  I am only human. 

Although I trust in Him, there have not been many times in my life where I have felt loved.  Not even, by some people that I believe should love me, since I love them.

So, I have no idea if and when God's plan includes a relationship to me, that will help me feel loved, here on earth.

But, He knows His plan.  And, everything is always done in time.

His time.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day! & More...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), whenever it is a famous day, I try to focus on it, in my entry.  Today is one of those days! 
 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

With part of my heritage being Irish, many people would think that I would be thrilled celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

In some ways, I am.  In some ways, I'm not.

You see, my granny was from Northern Ireland.  Not the Republic of Ireland.  So, St. Patrick's Day was not always celebrated, there.

Still, knowing that St. Patrick was actually Christian, and taught about Christianity, I feel compelled to celebrate.

Here is a YouTube video link by Sinisa Vuksan entitled, St. Patrick's Day Songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TUpakGDvlM.  The lyrics are below.

St. Patrick's Day Song

The story of St. Patrick's Day
Began so long ago
The lyrics in this song will tell you
All you need to know
The seventeenth of March
Is when this joyous holiday
Is celebrated happily
With colorful parades!

Patrick was only sixteen when
The pirates captured him
They sold him into slavery
And took him to Ireland
He kept the faith and made his escape
When he was twenty-two
And made it back to Britain
'Twas the only home he knew!

Patrick had a vision
To return to Ireland
And vowed to teach Christianity
Until the bitter end
Legend says that Patrick used
The shamrock to explain
That the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Are all and one the same!

On this day the Irish dress
In many shades of green
And some are feeling lucky
With the leprechauns they've seen
It's music and fun for everyone
We'll party and we'll play
Come one, come all; come join along
On this St. Paddy's Day!

The lyrics of this song truly touched my heart.  Especially, knowing that they reflected the teachings known from God's Word, the Bible.

Just as we read, in Matthew 28:18-20, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

I am grateful that St. Patrick chose to be obedient to God's calling.  For by doing this, many have come to Christ, for salvation!

We, my friend, are to do the same. 

God's Word, tells us this, just as you've read, today.  So, go.  Do what He told you to do!

Be obedient.  And, you will be blessed.

By the way, even though the majority of my Irish family is from Northern Ireland, I was told that one of my granny's brothers was sent to the Republic to live with relatives.  So, this means that I probably have relatives who live there, as well.

Where?  Only God knows.

Hopefully, one day I'll see some of them, in Heaven.


Until next time...

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Not Getting... Had Been!

As you would know, if you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I went to be with my church family!

Some of you might be surprised at how I said this.  Especially, since I usually go and meet with my church family on SONdays.

However, on March 8th (a week ago, yesterday) I wasn't able to go.  I was sick.

In fact, I had been sick for a few days, at that time.  And, on the Saturday, I had such a hard time breathing.

Being difficult to breathe, created so much pain and pressure in my lungs, that it made it almost impossible to cough. 

However, on that Lord's Day, I felt somewhat relieved, and was finally able to cough in a rather croupy way.  And, felt my lungs improve, whenever I was able to cough.

Even so, all week long I coughed, and coughed and coughed.

But, this weekend, I felt so much better.  Thank You, Lord!

So, like normal, I got up, got ready and went to Bible study (now called, Adult Sunday School).  Afterwards, I worshipped with my church family.

And, spoke with my pastor.

He said he hoped I wasn't getting sick.  You see, I had coughed a few times, but truly not as often as earlier in the week.

I replied that I wasn't getting sick.  I had been sick.

Thinking about how God had been healing me, after me asking Him to do so, made me think about Psalm 30:2, "O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."

Yes, I cried out to Him.  Asking Him at the time when I did this, to heal me. 

I asked Him to heal me from this cold that had gone down into my lungs and caused me such pain and more.

Believe me when I say that I praise Him and thank Him, for answering me/my prayer in a positive way.  By providing me with healing.

Yes, I'm still coughing, from time to time.  But, it is certainly much less than I had been doing, while I was truly ill.

I am so very thankful He has been healing me.  And, I'm trusting Him to continue providing healing for me, until I am fully healed.

Just so you know, before I began taking the vitamins and minerals daily, that I use, whenever I got a cold, it would also go to my lungs.  But, it never left quickly. 

In fact, most often I required antibiotics to help me heal.  And, healing would take usually six to eight (6 to 8) weeks.  Or, sometimes longer.

But, these vitamins and minerals have truly been a blessing to me.  They have made me so that I have rarely gotten sick with anything contagious.

They have made me so that I heal quicker than I did for many years before taking them.  And, rarely ever needing antibiotics!

For this, I will always be thankful!  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Bright & Beautiful...

Today, being our Lord's Day, once again here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be heading to go spend time with my church family.

Like normal, I'll attend Bible study, now called Adult Sunday School.  Then, will worship in spirit and in truth.  And, through music.

A hymn that came to mind for today, is an older one that is an Anglican hymn with lyrics by Cecil Frances Alexander.  It's called All Things Bright And Beautiful.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT_oDqOEGpc.  The lyrics are below.

All Things Bright And Beautiful

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
God made their glowing colors,
And, made their tiny wings.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden:
God made them every one.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

God gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is a God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

As we read in the lyrics, God made everything.

Just as we read, in Genesis 1:1, " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

After reading verse 1 posted here today, you can continue reading.  If you do, you'll find out that He truly created everything.  Everything.

Knowing that He is the creator, we must look to Him, for everything.  Everything in our lives.

And, knowing that God is comprised of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we need to learn about Him.  We need to have greater understanding.

So, my friend, if you do not read the Bible, I would suggest you do so.

God is in control.  He created our plan of redemption for us, by sending His only begotten Son to earth, to die on the cross, for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.  And, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, to lead and guide us.

By trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).  And, you shall then spend eternity in Heaven, with God.

For this, I praise Him!  Hallelujah!

If you don't do this, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

Think about it. 

Come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Canada...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), we will once again discuss Islam.  And, how Canada is giving in more and more to Islamic ideology.

Even with something as dangerous as allowing veiled Muslim women to bypass airport security checks and more.  Here is a link, so you can find out what I am saying:  http://banislamofficial.com/2013/09/15/canada-allows-veiled-muslim-women-to-bypass-airport-security-checks/

Just so you know, I believe that Muslims are pressuring our Canadian government, and indeed governments in other countries.  Not just for their own rights.  But, as part of their plan to take over the world.

Here is a Youtube link that I believe you need to watch entitled, What Islam Is Nothttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEXWjlgJ83E

Getting back to the idea of people wearing burkas, here is a video that's very different than any I've seen.  It's entitled, EDL Member Gets Arrested For Wearing A Burka?  White British = Less Rights!!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYCcySWb8Ng.

If you don't believe me about how Muslims are pressuring our Canadian government, so they can exploit the rest of us, in order to gain control over their religious issues, you need to think, again. 

Especially, after watching this video that will prove what I am saying to you, is correct.  Here is a link to Lost Canadian Valueshttp://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid2310914278001?bckey=AQ~~%2cAAAAybGjzqk~%2c6NfTc6c241HpkjjX4AvOQfyjXRJdaCi4&bclid=0&bctid=3064143715001.

If you watch and/or listen to that video, you'll have a better idea of what I have been saying for a very long time.

It's not a case where Muslims are hard-handedly forcing their religious activities and limiting the rest of us.  Rather, they are softly doing whatever they feel they need to, claiming to use their religious freedoms. 

By them changing our lifestyle to suit their needs, they are taking control.  In a minor way, today.  But, as time goes on, this will change from minor, to major.

And, our Canadian freedoms will be limited, more and more.  Probably, until we no longer have any freedom.

Please understand, that what happens between those who want to keep freedom, and those who would rather have Islam take over, may seem like our fight.  But, it is not really.

It's God's.

Just as He told us, in Ephesians 6:11-14, "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"

Yes, we need to put on the whole armour of God.  We need to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Especially, since Satan is the father of Islam.

Our fight is not against flesh and blood, as we read in these verses.  It's against principalities, powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world.  It's against wickedness in high places.

It is His fight.

Even so, we as Christians, need to do all we can do.  We need to stand up for truth; God's truth.  We need to educate others, so they will understand how important it is for them to gain salvation.

People need to be made aware that we need to do all we can do.  And, in the end... stand.

God's truth and the righteousness that He gives us, once we have come to Him and obtained salvation, is what we need to rely upon, to help us make it through the trials of this earth.

How blessed we, His children, are. 

He knows the end from the beginning.  He knows what will happen in the world.  And, He knows who He will save.

What must we do to be saved?  It's simple.

All we must do is call upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and we'll be saved.

If you are not yet saved from spending eternity in Hell, then I would suggest you come to Jesus Christ, today.  We aren't guaranteed even our next breath.

Not me.  Not you.  Not anyone.


Until next time...

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Christian, Woman & More...

Today, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), we'll once again be discussing what is happening in the world.

Unfortunately, we'll be discussing what is happening with Islam, again.  But, in a different way.

Recently, a Facebook (FB) friend posted about this article entitled, Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation':  http://pamelageller.com/2014/10/irans-supreme-leader-khamenei-calls-for-muslim-unity-for-israels-annihilation.html/.

Knowing that God told us that He will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel, we need to be praying.

Another friend of mine posted on FB, the following:
This was passed on to us from the Garsts and LaCroixs. THESE PEOPLE NEED OUR PRAYERS IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! COME ON GUYS LETS DO THIS!!
Prayer warriors -From Maggie & Nori: Hey everyone, please pass the following URGENT prayer request along to everyone you can think of: From Nori... This is urgent news from Samaritans Purse This was sent to me for prayer from Chaplains with Rapid Response Team. Pray & pass to others. Dear Friends, Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts. "We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated it's staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed!" Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region. May I plead with you not to ignore this email. Do not forward it before you have prayed through it. Then send it to as many people as possible. Send it to friends and Christians you may know. Send it to your prayer group. We need to stand in the gap for our fellow Christians.

How happy I am that my friend F, who posted that, shared this prayer request that was made by others, who are requesting we stand in the gap for our fellow Christians!  Please join in prayer.

Some people think that Islam is only killing people, far away. 

Like what is happening generally in the middle east, like in Iraq... and/or other countries like some in Africa, where Islam has made every effort to rid the world of Christians and others, who are considered by Muslims to be infidels (those who are not Islamic).  But, this is not the case.

As I've mentioned in the past, I believe we have been in the process of being attacked, by having more and more Islamic people living in Canada.  And, in other countries considered to be Christian in nature.

Recently, I saw a posting on FB, that spoke about how a woman working and living in USA, was beheaded. 

This article and video was posted on the internet by www.thegatewaypundit.com and is entitled, MUSLIM BEHEADS WOMAN in Oklahoma Food Plant.  Here is a link for you to view it:  http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/muslim-beheads-woman-in-oklahoma-grocery-store-after-failing-to-convert-her/.

The above article is no longer the only one happening in Oklahoma, USA.  Here is a link by Persecution.org entitled, Second Oklahoma Muslim Arrested After Threatening To Behead Christian Coworkerhttp://www.persecution.org/2014/10/03/second-oklahoma-muslim-arrested-after-threatening-to-behead-christian-coworker/.

Do you think it's different here in Canada?

Take a deep breath.  And, make sure you're sitting down.  I wouldn't want you to be hurt, if you faint while reading/watching this article and video entitled, Toronto Mosque teaches 4 - 5 year olds beheadinghttp://pamelageller.com/2014/09/video-toronto-mosque-teaches-4-5-year-olds-beheading-on-video.html/.

Why our government is allowing this to happen, is beyond me. 

In my opinion, Islam should not be allowed in Canada at all... if and only if... they are going to continue teaching hatred, abuse, murder, etc.  After all, what they are teaching is totally against our Canadian laws.

For sure, we fellow Christians need to be praying.  And, speaking up.

Just as we read in Ephesians 6:18-20, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak."

Yes, we need to be praying for many, including our fellow Christians. 

We also need to be speaking up.  Boldly, and in truth.  For Christ.  Preaching the gospel.

Even though I've been condemned for doing this, I will not stop speaking up.  Nor, will I stop preaching the gospel, in an effort to plant those seeds for Christ that we are called to do.

After all, God is most important to me.  He comes first in my life.

Hopefully, you feel the same.


Until next time...

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Enemies Speak...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) few days ago, you'll be aware that I wrote about how God leads us.  And, reveals truth to us.  Through the Holy Spirit.

Today, I'll be discussing another issue that I believe He has led me to know and understand.  As truth.

In the past, I've been appreciated by some, and unappreciated by others, who have condemned me for speaking up about the truth about Islam.

I want you to know, it matters not to me, if I what I say is acceptable to you.  Or, not.

The truth is, that God has revealed much truth to me.

And, has placed it on my heart to help those who do not yet have salvation.  In many ways.

Especially, by speaking truth.  His truth.

So, I do.

It was placed on my heart a very long time ago, that Islam is doing whatever it can to take over the world.  It is doing much in many parts of the world, to many people.

Mainly Christians.  But, not always.

Here is a link to an e-mail attachment I received by cbn.com entitled, 'Islamitization of Paris' a Warning to the Westhttp://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=17933.

I pray that you and anyone you know will watch and share this next video.  Then, pray.

It is posted by israelvideonetwork.com and is entitled, This is What the Muslims Want!  Here is the link:  http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/this-is-what-the-muslims-want/.

If you watched these videos, you'll understand that truth is being spoken.

Whether we who are not Islamic like it or not, Muslims are doing everything they want to try and take control over many people.  And, places.

While some non-Muslims may agree with me, some do not.

This, I find heartbreaking.  Especially, since many Muslims do agree with me.

Recently, a friend e-mailed me, letting me know that she had been not really threatened, but sort of terrorized by Muslims. 

Why?

For speaking truth.  God's truth.

The same thing has happened to me. 

In fact, it has now happened three (3) times.  I'm sure it will happen more often, too.

After all, it seems that Muslims who are doing what I have been speaking up/out about, are unhappy.  They don't want people to understand the truth about Islam.  And, what it is being led to do, around the world.

Islam isn't just a religion, but is also an ideology... a way of life.  A way of living.  And, through Islam, the way of living is Sharia Law.

So, they speak against me from time to time.

God said this would happen to us.  We, His children.

Much like we read, in Psalm 71:10, "For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,"

It seems there are some who would prefer me to stay silent.  Especially, Muslims.

That way, they would be able to move forward without interruption, in bringing Islam into control over our lives.  And, through out governmental laws.

So, if anything happens to me, please contact the police and/or Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  Give them whatever information you know about me. 

I'm asking you to do the same for others you know, who may be doing the same thing... to help people not just understand what is happening in the world today. 

But also, so that many people will come to understand that they truly need a Saviour.  A Saviour, who will love them so much, as to provide for them, for eternity.  And, truly need to gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thank you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I Was Led...

In the day before yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that a childhood friend was in hospital, after having had surgery.

I should let you know that this friend doesn't like being spoken about, so I won't give any information as to who this is.  Whether the person is male or female, won't matter to you.  So, please just accept how I am writing, today.

This childhood friend and I haven't seen each other in many years.

Every once in a while we will have contact with each other.  But, not on a regular basis.

However, I must say that I hadn't seen any confirmations of this person being on Facebook (FB), for quite a while.

At first, I thought this person may be on vacation.  Then, I wondered if this person wasn't well.

It is for this reason I began to pray.

God helped me.  He led me to believe that possibly this person wasn't well, by placing it on my heart and mind.

Yes, this is something the Holy spirit can do.

Just as we read, in John 16:13, "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."

The Holy Spirit guides us.  And, speaks to us, in various ways.  He sometimes shows us things to come.  Just as we read, today.

In the past, I can recall shopping one time.  God placed it on my heart to purchase extra of an item I thought about buying.

At first, I thought... no.  I'm not going to do that.  Why?  What for?

Then, the Holy Spirit led me to do it, telling me to proceed.

I did.  And later, while beginning to prepare dinner for my now deceased husband and myself, our phone rang.

A couple we knew said they were outside our door.  And, we hadn't heard them knocking.

Upon them entering, I went back to cooking dinner for us.

Believe me, when I say that I was thankful He had led me to do what I had no intention of doing.  For, it provided dinner for all of us. 

Going back to thinking about my childhood friend, I must say that I was thankful the Holy Spirit led me to not just pray for this friend, but also to contact this person.

I did.

That's when it was confirmed to me that the Spirit had led me.  In truth.

For this I am truly thankful.

Thank You, Lord, for always providing for me.  And, for others who belong to You.

Do you belong to God?  Have you received salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, you won't be blessed for eternity, after your body dies here on earth.  You'll instead, be in Hell, with no chance of escape.

So dear reader and friend, if you want to be blessed by spending eternity in Heaven with God, come to Christ, today. 

We aren't guaranteed tomorrow.  We aren't guaranteed even our next breath.  So, do it.  Today.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In Deed And...

On Life with Lynnie (LwL), from time to time I discuss issues that relate to e-mails I've received.  Today, is one of those days.

Yesterday, I once again received an e-mail from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here is a copy of what I received:

Lynn,

Did you know America sends billions of dollars to Pakistan, a country that sentences Christians to death?

Did you know America is negotiating with Iran, a country that brutally imprisons Christians?

Did you know America is not doing all it can to defeat ISIS - the Islamic State - that continues to slaughter Christians?

But did you also know that Congress can change that?

In two days, I will testify before the Senate about what Congress can do to protect persecuted Christians.

We have this unique opportunity to send a powerful message to Congress: America can and must do more to protect the persecuted Church.

Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering. They're being martyred for their faith.

We must not be silent.

Stand with me as I testify for persecuted Christians in Congress. We need to hear from 50,000 of you in the next two days.

Sign Our Urgent Petition: Protect Persecuted Christians Today.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


Please know this:  I had already written a LwL entry for today.  Instead of posting it today, I will be posting it, tomorrow.

Why?

Because, I agree with Jay Sekulow, from ACLJ. 

I believe we all need to speak up, and not be silent. (You'll be shocked to read what I wrote for the entry I'll be posting tomorrow, instead of today!)

I signed the petition.  Hopefully, you have/will, also.

Knowing that time is short for anyone to sign the petition, and/or speak up, I knew I had to post this, today.

We all need to speak up.  And, speak truth.

Just as we read, in 1 John 3:18, "My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

Please... speak up.  Speak out.  Speak truth.

By doing so, you will be blessed by God, for being obedient to Him.

Of course, this verse is directed to His... little children.  Are you one of His children?

You are definitely one of His creations.  But, have you become one of His children?

The only way you will know for sure, is if you have come to Christ.  By trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you are not only saved, but you have become obedient.  For, this is what God would have you do.

Don't believe me?

Read His Word.  The Bible.

Time doesn't go on forever.  Especially, in this life.

So, do it, today. 

Read your Bible.  Come to Christ, if you already haven't done so.

And, sign this petition.

Help those, who are being persecuted for their faith.

If you do, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Prayer... For Others...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll be aware that I didn't get to go worship and enjoy time with my church family.  I wasn't well.

I must say that on Sunday, I began to feel like I was improving.  For this, I praise God!

You see, on Thursday evening last week, I began to sniffle, sneeze and cough.

On Friday morning, I felt fine!  So, just as we had pre-arranged,  I went and picked up my new friend A, who is the wife of a long-time friend, here in my area, C. 

A has only been in Canada since a couple days before Christmas.  Just as you may have previously read.

Being from Romania, she speaks Romanian, French and English.  I praise God for this!

Why?  Because, I believe it will help her to gain employment, here in Canada.

A had been a social worker in Romania. 

She and her husband weren't sure where to take her to apply for employment, so I did last Friday.  We went to various places and she did what she needed to do. 

Now, I'm praying that God will provide for her.  If you can find it in your heart to pray for her, I would appreciate it.  God bless you...

Later, in the evening, I no longer felt well.  I began to feel really sick.

Saturday, I hoped I would feel better.  But, I didn't.

My coughing seemed to end. 

It didn't really.  It's just that my lungs were hurting, right through my back, to the point where I could hardly even try to cough.  But, did a few times, praise God!  This helped me to breathe, better.  Thank you, Lord.

This meant that instead of meeting with Christian single friends at Tim Hortons, I stayed home.  :(  I'll just have to look forward to getting together next month, instead.

As I said earlier, I feel like I'm beginning to heal.

Coughing returned, Sunday.  It was easier to cough, later in the day.  And, breathe.

Hallelujah!  I must thank each and every one of you, who has prayed for healing for me.  May God bless you...

Yesterday, I found out that someone I knew as a child was in hospital, after having had surgery.  I would appreciate prayer for this friend.  Thank you!  May God bless you...

Prayer is so necessary for those who are not well.  For those, who are sick.  And, for those who are in need in other ways.

After all, prayer of the faithful, is heard by God.

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."

When we pray faithfully, our Lord will heal the sick.  They will be raised up, and forgiven of sins.

Praise God!  Hallelujah!

Of course, it is always done, if it is His will.  For His will is always done.

Are you a faithful person?

Are you a believer?

Are you saved?

If not, you need to begin to believe on our Lord, Jesus Christ, so you can be saved.  And, forgiven.

God does not need to listen and/or answer prayers of unbelievers.  He may.  He may not.

But, prayers of a faithful believer, are much stronger.  And, He answers much more often, in a positive way.

For this, I will always be thankful!  And, praise Him!


Until next time...

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