Thursday, April 30, 2015

Work...

It seems that this week, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), has been a week of prayer.  Needed prayer.

Today, is another one of those days.  Much prayer is needed.

Here is a link by usnews.com for you to read the article entitled, Nigerian Army Rescues Nearly 300 Women and Girlshttp://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/04/28/nigerian-army-says-it-has-rescued-200-girls.   This article says that none are from Chibok, who disappeared about a year ago.

This article is filled with information.  I didn't copy/paste it all, but did a little, as follows:

Boko Haram has kidnapped an unknown number of girls, women and young men to be used as sex slaves and fighters. Many have escaped or been released as Boko Haram has fled a multinational offensive that began at the end of January.

A military source who was in Sambisa told The Associated Press that some of the women rescued Tuesday fought back, and that Boko Haram was using armed women as human shields, putting them as their first line of defense.

The Nigerian troops managed to subdue them and rounded them all up, and some said they were forced to fight for Boko Haram, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Boko Haram also has used girls and women as suicide bombers, sending them into crowded market places and elsewhere.

If you read this whole article and watched the video, you'll know that women, girls and even some young men are being used by this Muslim group, in ways that are truly unloving.

Please... pray for all being affected by those who stand up for Islam, for they are truly suffering in this life.

Yes, this may not yet be happening, here in North America, but people are being misled here.  People are being told that Islam is truly a religion of peace... when the truth is, it is NOT.

Christian prayer and Bible verses used to be part of opening ceremonies in school, when I was young.  Today, this is not allowed.  It is claimed today, that religion is not allowed in public schools.

Yet, in some areas schools are allowing things to be done, by Muslims, that may lead those non-Muslim children astray. 

Like what you'll see if you read this article by conservativepost.com entitled, American school forcing girls to follow Muslim dress code, wear head scarves, cover ankleshttp://conservativepost.com/american-school-forcing-girls-to-follow-muslim-dress-code2/.

Why are they doing this?

Why are schools trying to mislead people into thinking Islam is okay?

It is NOT!

Don't believe me??

Read this article by cbn.com entitled, Ex-Muslim: Koran Revealed a Religion I Did Not Like:   http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/April/Ex-Muslim-Koran-Revealed-a-Religion-I-Did-Not-Like/?cpid=:ID:-1250-:DT:-2015-04-28-12:03:11-:US:-AB1-:CN:-CP1-:PO:-NC1-:ME:-SU1-:SO:-FB1-:SP:-NW1-:PF:-VI1-.

Hopefully, you watched the video that was linked to that article.  If you did, you'll understand that this was an ex-Muslim, who told the truth.

You see, as I've said in the past, Muslims are taught to not question anything the Qur'an (Koran, in English) says.  But, this woman did.

This ex-Muslim woman knew and understood that what she read in the Qur'an was exactly the reason why those who are fighting and killing others, are doing so.  She even admitted info that I have claimed was truth, and in the past was accused of being hateful.

She said that those who are being involved in groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, and others, are doing so, because they are truly committed Muslims, who have read the Qur'an, and are doing what they were taught true Muslims would be doing.

As this woman said, if all Muslims knew and understood the truth about Islam, many would leave it behind.  Just as she did.

For this, I praise God!

Much prayer is needed.

After all, not everyone trusts in/believes upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Especially, not Muslims... whose prophet has taught them how to live sinfully, by fighting and killing others.  Much like Satan.

Thinking about this, reminded me of 2 Corinthians 11:14, "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."

In my opinion, and in the opinion of many others who understand how Islam works, the angel of light has promoted himself to be who Muslims believe their god is. 

Even though, he is NOT the same God as we Christians believe upon.

So please, pray.

And, plant those seeds for Christ.  Just as God told us to do.

Not just with Muslims.  But, also with other people who do not believe that Jesus is the way to Heaven. 

After all, God told us... that we are saved by grace (alone), through faith (alone), in Christ (alone), for there is nothing we humans can do, to lead ourselves to gain salvation, other than by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

May God bless you, for the work you do for Him.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Please... Pray and Help!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I requested prayer. 

Hopefully, you prayed.  If so, may God bless you...

Today, there is another reason we need to pray.

We need to pray for those who are suffering due to the earthquake in Nepal.  This earthquake has affected part of India, as well.

Here is a link by huffingtonpost.com entitled, Nepal Earthquake Death Toll Tops 4,000http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/26/nepal-earthquake-death-toll_n_7148726.html.

If you read this article and watched the video, you'll be aware that the earthquake never completed what it normally would do.  This means that it may happen again.  When?  No one knows.  But, it is scientifically determined.

Here is another link, this one by nytimes.com entitled, Villages Near Nepal Earthquake's Epicenter Are Desperate as Death Toll Tops 3,800
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/world/asia/nepal-earthquake.html?_r=0.

If you read this article and watched the video, you'll be aware that many people have been rescued.  For this, I praise God!

However, there are still many more who need to be rescued.  And, helped in various ways.

Once again, I'll be asking you to pray.

Pray that God will provide for every person's need. 

Pray that God will bless each person helping. 

Pray that it is His will to heal all who have been injured.

And, please... remember to pray, in Jesus' name.

Much like we read yesterday, we'll quote today, in John 14, 12-13, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son."

Just as we read, those who believe on our Lord, Jesus Christ (who spoke these words) will receive answered prayer, when they pray the way Jesus said to do.  This way, God the Father, will be glorified.

I praise Him... for even letting us know that we can pray this way.  And, received answered prayer.

It seems that there is so much suffering in our world, today.

Please, join me in prayer again, today:

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you, our God who loves us so very much.  You provide for us always... in so many ways.   You know the end from the beginning.  We pray and ask in the name of Jesus, that it is Your will to provide all that is needed, whether it be food, water, healthcare, help to rescue those hidden by the crumbled buildings and hillsides, and provide healing and encouragement to all who are suffering, whether it be needed physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually.  We pray that it is Your will for many to come to Christ, through this terrible situation.  We pray You will bless everyone who is doing work to rescue and help others, especially since many of them, will be Your children, who are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We thank You and praise You, for all You do for us, Your children.  And, we pray and ask this in Jesus' name.  Amen.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Please... Pray!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to let you know that today is a special day. 

Today, is National Day of Mourning for Injured Workers; here is a link for you check out: http://injuredworkerscoalition.blogspot.ca/

Please join us if you can.  Here is the info you'll need:
 
Tuesday, April 28th 5 p.m.
St. Augustine of Canterbury Church's
church hall
(formerly St. Aiden's, on Wyandotte St. E. at Westminster)
 
Procession will begin at 6 p.m. to the Injured Workers Monument
located at Coventry Gardens
(the park where the Peace Fountain is located)
at
Riverside Dr. E. & Pillette Rd., Windsor

Yesterday, here on LwL, I let you know that I have not been well. 

Today, I thought I would update the info and ask you for prayer.  However, I won't be updating you.

Still, I will ask for prayer.  Not just for me. 

Also, for my friend A, who called me yesterday afternoon.  A called me from the hospital emergency room (ER), to let me know that she had received a phone call from her physician.

Apparently, she was told that her blood test results showed she needed transfusions.  She was told to go to ER to receive blood transfusions.

In the evening, her son A, who we call D... called me to let me know that his mom, was going to stay overnight at the hospital.  He seemed very concerned.  I'm glad we spoke.

Friend, please pray for A.  I thank you for this.  May God bless you...

There is also a few other people we all need to be praying for. 

Pastor Saeed is in need of prayer.  So, are some other people, who are also being held in prison.  Just, for being Christian. 

Yesterday, I received another e-mail from Jay Seculow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here is what it said:

Lynn,

We have about 48 hours.

Congress is considering legislation on the nuclear deal with Iran.

We have a small window of time to get an amendment passed legally requiring Pastor Saeed's release before any deal with Iran is finalized.

Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – and three other Americans are being wrongfully held hostage in Iran. We can’t leave them behind.

It’s simple. No deal unless the Americans come home.

We’re working directly with a number of Senators on these critical amendments, but we need your voice now.

Already more than 150,000 have signed our petition, but Pastor Saeed needs you.

Tell your Senators to pass these amendments to legally demand Iran release Pastor Saeed now. We can’t miss this critical moment.

Pastor Saeed's suffering for his Christian faith. He deserves to be home. Be his voice now.

Sign Our Critical Petition to Congress to Bring Saeed Home.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


Please know that it breaks my heart that people are being imprisoned by Muslims.  Just because these people are Christians.

These Christians are being persecuted for their faith.  And, are suffering, too.

Now, you can understand why I am asking for you to pray.  Thank you.  May God bless you!

Pray for those who are in need of healing.  Pray for those who are being persecuted or their faith.

Please, make sure that when you pray, you will pray in Jesus' name.

Just as He told us to do, in John 14:14, "If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it."

Does this mean He will do anything that anyone requests?  No.

What Jesus said, was to/for those who are trusting in/believing upon Him.

Hopefully, you... who belong to Him, understand that when we pray, we need to pray in Jesus' name.

Please, join me in prayer, now...

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you on bended knees, because You are our awesome God, who loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to die for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him, our Lord, Jesus Christ.  We know that You have the ultimate love, that we can only receive from You.  We are asking for healing for those we know, love and care for, who are in need of what You can give them.  We are also asking that You will have any/all people released from prison, who are there only because they are Christians.  We praise You, and thank You in advance.  We pray and ask this in Jesus' precious name.  Amen.


Until next time...

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Monday, April 27, 2015

I Shall...

As I mentioned here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went to meet up with my church family on SONday.  Just as I planned to do.

I must admit, I felt truly blessed being able to do this.

Why?  Not just because I adore worshipping and exalting God!

But, for another reason.  A reason I have not mentioned.

You see, last week, I began having pain and swelling. 

Yes, I've had it in the past.  And, it usually had something to do with a situation that had not yet been corrected through surgery.

Is this the case, now?

Truly, I have no idea. 

It may be.  Especially if the problem is being tunnelled.  Like in the past.

If not.  It may be a different problem I experienced in the past.

Only God knows, at this point in time.

On Friday evening, I thought I should go to the hospital's Emergency Room (ER).  Instead, I prayed... that God would reduce the swelling.

I also thought about so much that I truly needed to do, before heading to any hospital, for medical care.

Saturday morning, I didn't seem to be any worse.  In fact, I thought the swelling was reduced.  And, so was my pain.  Okay, only a tiny amount, but I felt God was allowing me to get some things done that I needed to do.

That evening, the swelling became worse.

Then, I thought I just would not go to ER.  I would continue to trust God to provide for me.

And, He did.

Sunday morning, the swelling was greatly reduced.  For this, I praise God! 

Thinking about healing and praising, brought to mind Jeremiah 17:14, "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."

Yes, He is my praise!  I praise Him.  Always!

He has saved me.  For this, I will always be thankful.

After all, this means that I have been saved from spending eternity in Hell, with no chance of escape.  And, been saved from sin.  Hallelujah!

How?  By simply trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thinking about my medical problem that seems to be rising.  Will He heal me?

Physically, here on earth?  I have no idea.  Only God knows.

Ultimately?  Yes.  Healing will take place.

For once I end my life here on the earth, and am able to be with Him in Heaven, I will no longer have pain or suffering.

For this, I will be eternally grateful!


Until next time...

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Living...

I'm sure you're not surprised, that here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know I am going to spend time with my church family.  After all, today is our Lord's Day!

Just like other SONdays, I will enjoy our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.  And, our worship service!

After writing recently about how we need to stand in the power of God, and not in the faith of man, I thought I would share with you a hymn that we sung last week, during our worship service.

It is by Ralph E. Hudson and C.R. Dunbar.  It's entitled, I'll Live for Him.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBr8E76H90Y.  The lyrics are below.

I'll Live for Him

My life, my love I give to Thee,
Thou Lamb of God Who died for me;
O may I ever faithful be,
My Savior and my God!

 
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
How happy then my life shall be!
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
My Savior and my God!

I now believe Thou dost receive,
For Thou hast died that I might live;
And now henceforth I trust in Thee,
My Savior and my God!

 
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
How happy then my life shall be!
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
My Savior and my God!
 
O Thou Who died on Calvary,
To save my soul and make me free,
I’ll consecrate my life to Thee,
My Savior and my God!

 
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
How happy then my life shall be!
I’ll live for Him Who died for me,
My Savior and my God!
 
If you listened to the link I shared for you, you'll know that this YouTube video was very different than what I normally use.  Being someone who enjoys singing a capella (without music), I enjoyed that duet who sang the way I like to. 
 
Is this why I used this link?  No.  It was because I didn't find a link with music and singing, with lyrics to share with you. 
 
Even so, I pray you enjoyed it.
 
I know I did.  After all, we sang it last week during our worship service, as I said.
 
Like the lyrics say, I'll live for Him, Who died for me... my Saviour and my God!
 
Thinking of this, reminded me of John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
 
Salvation is truly a gift of God!  A gift that gives believers everlasting life!

His gift, being a plan of redemption that was fulfilled by our Lord, Jesus Christ, when He paid the price for my sin, and for the sin of the world, of all who will believe.

This was God's plan, for me... to live.  And, for you... if you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ for your salvation.

My friend, I pray you are saved.

If not, I'll never see you when our lives end, here on earth.  For if you are not saved, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance for change, or escape.

However, if you are saved, I'll be happy to see you.  So that together we can honour and glorify Him, in Heaven!


Until next time...

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Men? God!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know I discussed about what recently happened, in Libya.

Well, today... I'll be discussing what is happening, here.  In Canada.  In Ontario.  In fact, in my city... Windsor.

We in Canada have many immigrants.  Is this a problem?  No.  Not really.

After all, my family and yours also may have moved here from other countries.

However, at that time, were any people's lives at risk due to having immigrants come to live in Canada?  Not that I am aware of.

Not like, today.

Before I go further into this topic, I would like to let you know that I recently found out some information about my province of Ontario.  Information that I shocked me in some ways, yet confirmed to me what is truly happening, today.

I need to say that I haven't confirmed this info that I'll be letting you know.  However, I do believe the person who told me about this, received it from a source that speaks truth.

Here in Ontario, we have many, many, many immigrants.

This is what I was told:

*  43% of Buddhists here in Canada, live in Ontario.

*  55% of Muslims here in Canada, live in Ontario.

*  73% of Hindus here in Canada, live in Ontario.

What does this mean?  To me, this means that we have many immigrants!

Is this bad?  As I said before, not really. 

After all, our country is like a melting pot for people with many different backgrounds.

Does this mean that all immigrants today, become like current and previous fellow Canadians?  Immigrants who changed their lifestyles to merge into the living conditions, here in Canada?  No.

Especially, not Muslims.

When I lived in Brampton, I saw that over the years, things had changed.  Many Hindu people live there.  Are they dangerous?  Not that I'm aware of.

In various areas people who are Buddhists can be found.  In fact, I have a fellow realtor who has been my friend since we both began working together in 1988.  She is Buddhist.  Although, I must say... her daughter and family are now Christian.  Are Buddhists dangerous?  Not that I am aware of.

In fact, many other religions are peaceful in nature.  And, accept the fact that not everyone needs to be part of their religious group.

Here in Ontario, more than half the number of Muslims in Canada, are living here.  Are they like other immigrants? 

Did they enter Canada, to join into the melting pot, to become Canadians?  No.  It seems they want Canada to change; not themselves.

Muslims wants to change us.  Not themselves.  Not like other immigrants who keep their religion, yet accept their lifestyle change.

Are they dangerous?  I'm not saying each and every one of them are, for I believe they aren't; at least, not at this time. 

That doesn't mean that their group, that they claim is a religion instead of an ideology, isn't.  I believe it is.  Dangerous.

After all, our Canadian government has stopped some Muslims from doing treacherous activities, here.  For this, I am thankful.

We have also seen and been told on news broadcasts that some Muslims have left Canada, to go help out with ISIS.

Does this mean we can have a relaxed view of Islam?  Not in my opinion.

Those who were here in Canada and left to help kill others overseas, had to have been educated to do so, here in my country.

Is this a problem?  Yes.  But, not as large a problem as it will become, in the future.

As I've said before, Islam is the fastest growing group in the world.

Not just here in Canada.  Or, in my province.  But, also in my city.  Windsor.

Many schools have been sold to Islamic groups.  Some are being used for education.  Some are being used for centres where people gather.

Many churches have been sold to Islamic groups.

Are you shocked?  I'm not.  I see it, in various areas.

In fact, I found out recently that Lincoln Road United Church, was sold to an Islamic group.

Where is Lincoln Road United Church located?  Around the corner, and only about a half block distance from where I worship, at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.

Does this mean I am afraid?  No.  I'm not.

Even though some people might be nervous, I believe that we need to stand in faith... in the power of God.

Much like the Apostle Paul wrote, in 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, "And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."

Some know more than others about people.  About groups.  About Islam, even.

The only thing that makes me concerned, is the fact that Islam is the fastest growing group, in the world. 

I won't call it a religion, for it is not truly only a religion.  It is an ideology.

Meaning, that it is a group of people looking to take over the world.  And, change it to suit them, as they have been taught.

As I've said in the past, we need to plant seeds for Christ.  To all unbelievers, who are not Christian.

Why?  To change the world? 

Not really.  It's more to be obedient to what God called us to do. 

Don't believe me?  Read His Word, the Bible.  You'll see this is the truth.

What can we do, as things seem to be changing?  Meaning, not just here on earth in various countries, but rather, here in my country, province and city.

We need to stand in faith.  And, pray.

Not in the wisdom of man.  But, rather... in the power of God.

Hopefully, you'll join me, as I do this.

Thank you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Truth...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will be addressing an issue that everyone needs to understand.  And, do everything they can to change.

Recently, on Facebook (FB) a friend shared an article and video by cbn.com/cbnnews/world entitled, Recant or Else: Saeed Faces New Psychological Torture.  Here is a link for you to read and watch/listen:  http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/April/Iranian-Prison-Guards-Torment-American-Pastor/?cpid=:ID:-1039-:DT:-2015-04-17-10:19:15-:US:-AB1-:CN:-CP1-:PO:-NC1-:ME:-SU1-:SO:-FB1-:SP:-NW1-:PF:-VI1-.

Is pastor Saeed Abedini the only Christian imprisoned by Muslims?  No. 

Even so, he and everyone else needs to be released.  Please pray about this.  Thank you.  May God bless you!

Also, recently on Facebook (FB), I found links informing us about how a group of Ethiopian Christians were murdered.

Some were shot.  Others, were beheaded.

Here are the links, posted online by various media groups:

dailymail.co.uk's post is entitled, ISIS behead and shoot Ethiopian Christians on the beachhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3045711/Slaughter-beach-ISIS-behead-shoot-Ethiopian-Christians-sickening-new-propaganda-video.html.  There is a video on this one.

israelnationnews.com's post is entitled, ISIS Video Shows Two-Mass Executions of Christians in Libyahttp://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/194255#.VTPhtptFDIV.

theblaze.com's post is entitled, Islamic State Releases New Video That Appears to Show Christians Being Beheaded on the Beachhttp://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/19/islamic-state-releases-new-video-that-appears-to-show-christians-being-beheaded-on-the-beach/.

Aljazeera.com's post is entitled, ISIL claims massacre of Ethiopian Christians in Libyahttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2015/04/isil-claims-massacre-ethiopian-christians-libya-150419104309814.html.

Are you wondering why I shared so many links with you, about that incident?

It's because in the past, I have sometimes been persecuted for posting a link similar to these.  Some people have thought that since it isn't being supported by groups around the world, that it may not be true.

Well, it must be true. 

If it wasn't, why would so many countries, like U.K, Israel, USA, and even Qatar (an Arab country, in the Middle East) post online? 

After all, they are wanting to speak up/out.  And, spread truth.

I've had some people tell me they don't believe our lives are at risk, due to Islam.

I've never said our lives were at risk, now.  At least, not at the moment.

However, if Islam keeps growing, there will come a day, when we, here in N. America, may experience similar situations, where Christians and/or other infidels... non-Muslims, will be murdered.

At the moment, their numbers are not large enough to get away with doing this, here in N. America.  But, time may change that.  If not for you, possibly for your children and/or grand-children. 

Would you want your family members to go through that evil persecution?  I know I wouldn't.

This is why I believe we need to stand up.  Speak out.  And speak truth.  Especially, in a loving way.

Just as our Lord said, in Zechariah 8:16-17, "These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the Lord."

He may have said this about what He wanted done in Jerusalem.  However, does this mean He wouldn't say the same thing to us, who live elsewhere?

I believe He wants us to know and understand what is happening in the world, today.

I believe He wants us to educate others, to know and understand what may happen in the future, here in Canada and in other western countries.  Much like what is happening in countries where Islam has killed off so many infidels (unbelievers in Islam) that they have total control over where they are located, like many countries in Africa.

For sure, He told us to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.

My friend, if you're not used to doing this, pray about it.  And, begin doing this in obedience to Him.

By preaching the gospel, and planting seeds for Christ, you be blessed for being obedient.  But, you will also be blessed for helping lead many to receive salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

After all, each and every one of us needs to gain salvation, before our lives end here on earth.  There is no way to change things, later.

By doing work for Him in this manner, people will be able to lead their family and friends to realize they need salvation, too.  Once they do, many will come to Christ, receive forgiveness, and salvation!

Please know that I pray already, about this situation.  And, will continue to pray for you.


Until next time...

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rock Me...

Every now and then, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know that God seems to be addressing an issue in my life.  Usually, by me waking up with music/lyrics resonating inside me.

That has been happening to me.  Actually, for quite a while, now.

Not every day, though.  However, it seems to be happening a couple of times per week.

The words and music is by Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor.  The song is sung by Darius Rucker and is entitled, Wagon Wheel.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1L1cDUZArE.  The lyrics are below.

Wagon Wheel

Heading down south to the land of the pines
I'm thumbing my way into North Carolina
Staring up the road and pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Picking me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a-hopin' for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey momma rock me

Running from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band
My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now
Oh, north country winters keep a-getting me down
Lost my money playing poker so I had to leave town
But I ain't turning back to living that old life no more

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey momma rock me

Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly had a nice long toke
But he's a-heading west from the Cumberland gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
I gotta get a move on before the sun
I hear my baby calling my name and I know that she's the only one
And if I die in Raleigh at least I will die free

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Oh, rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey, hey momma rock me

Oh, so rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel (I wanna feel)
Hey, hey momma rock me (momma rock me, momma rock me)
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
(I wanna rock like a south bound train)
Hey momma rock me
Rock me 


Why this song keeps resonating inside me, is questionable.  To you, I'm sure.  Definitely, to me!

It is one of the songs that I have done line dancing lessons/exercise to.  Here's a link for a YouTube video, so you can see how to do the line dancing with Gail Eaton, to this song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S6mOo0E0d8.

Truthfully, I don't believe that the reason I wake up to this on a regular basis, has anything to do with the exercise I have done.  Even though I haven't gone to the line dancing lessons, for the past few weeks.

This music inside me when I awake, has been happening to me for quite a while, now.

While I don't really know why this is happening, I do believe that as I said in the past, that there are times when God speaks to me, through music.

Okay.  I'm not sure what it means for me to rock Him.

However, in the song, the woman he is referring to is important.  Just as I am important to Him.

He knows the troubles and trials I have been experiencing.  Even though you are not aware.

I believe He is telling me to continue on doing what I am doing.  For, just as the fellow in the song loves his woman.  My Lord loves me. 

Because of His love for me, I will always bow to Him, and love Him.

Much like we read, in Ephesians 3:14-19, "For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."

Ah, the love of God!

There is nothing better. 

He grants us strength and dwells in the hearts of those who love Him, that we can be rooted and grounded in love.  And, helps us to know the love of Christ, that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.

What a blessing this is!

At least, to me.  For, He helps me through each and every day filled with unloving things.

Hallelujah! 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Darling Lynnie...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that I spent time with two (2) friends. 

We enjoyed a delicious meal together.  And, enjoyed our time, together.  Especially, since we are all born-again Christians, who celebrated the birthday of Frank (F), who is a Facebook (FB) friend... and fellow blogger!

You'll find F's blog:  Meditations Thankful Heart, on my blog reading list, here on LwL.

Since C had to arrive later than I planned to, I was the person to pick F up, and later take him home.

On the way home, F spoke up to me, in a way that was very touching.  In fact, I almost burst into tears.

To me, it was shocking what he said.  After all, we were not even discussing any issue relating to what he spoke to me about.

F asked me how I began getting called, 'Lynnie'.  And, asked if it was my now deceased husband Gordon, who called me... my darling Lynnie.

Ooohhh, this surprised me so much, that I wasn't even sure how to answer.

But, I did let F know that although Gordon sometimes called me his 'darling Lynnie', most often he just called me... 'Lynnie'.

Before I could even ask F why he asked me this, he let me know that the Lord had given him a word.  For me.  About me.

F let me know that he was told that Gordon truly loved me.  And, still does. 

F let me know that Gordon felt badly about his life ending.  He wanted me to know that it wasn't a case where he wanted to leave me, for he didn't.  He just couldn't stand suffering any longer. 

In my heart I felt I knew this.  But, had never discussed anything like this with F.  Not, ever.

F also let me know that Gordon doesn't want me to mourn his loss.  He wants me to enjoy the rest of my life, as God would have me do.

When I went to write this entry, I decided to call F and ask him to repeat what was said, the day before.  He did.

F also let me know that he felt sorrowful.  Not just for me.  But, also because he felt pain within himself, regarding what he felt he needed to tell me.

So much so, that he let me know that any time he thought about the word he received, it brought tears to him. 

F even called me back after we hung up.  I could hear upset and tears in his voice, as he let me know once again, that Gordon had truly loved me.

F told me that after our earlier phone call ended, he thanked our Lord... and felt warmth cross his shoulders.

He also let me know that Gordon and I were truly joined as one (1) in our life.  Especially, when we travelled together to countries in many parts of the world. 

I was again reminded that Gordon wants me to be happy with my life, and live it to the fullest, while loving God.

Talking about tears!  Wow! 

I truly did not want to be crying while discussing any of this, but I'm sure F could tell I began crying, before I hung up the phone.  And, those tears are continuing, even as I am writing this entry.

Thinking about tears, brought to mind Psalm 126:5, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."

Even though I have cried many tears, I have done all I can do to honour God, and help others.  And, do work for our Lord, even by writing LwL.

It touched my heart, that by wanting to encourage F on his special day, rather than know he was suffering alone on that day, God responded to me, this way.  Through F.

No matter how I feel.  No matter if I am feeling grief.  No matter if I am feeling sorrowful, about any part of my life, I still plant those seeds for Christ.  Everywhere I go.

Even though I have shed many tears over this, I felt I was truly blessed, hearing this. 

Thank you, F.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Special!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know what I did, yesterday.

I did something I haven't been doing, often.  At least, not for a while.

I went to the legion.  The location on Howard Ave., Windsor.  Just south of Hwy #3.

Normally, I would sit with a realtor friend of mine, and her boyfriend.  However, they weren't there.

Even so, I wasn't alone.

My friend C, who went with me a few weeks ago, joined me.  Just so you know, the last time we were there together, C actually won the draw that occurs after dinner is over.  It had been her first time in attendance and she won!  :)

In addition, a Facebook (FB) friend who I met previously, also joined us.

You see, it was F's birthday!  So, he joined us to celebrate his special day.

At times in the past, I sang for the group.  Yesterday, I didn't do that.  But, we did have the music man wish F Happy Birthday!

Something I got to do, was join in and do some line dancing.  Only for a few songs.  More, than I normally do.  lol  This is truly a lot of exercise for me!

How thankful I am that my chiropractor helped me feel better, last week!  If I hadn't had the adjustment I needed, I wouldn't have been able to do any dancing.  And, it would have been difficult to sit there for about 3 1/2 hours!

I must admit, it was so nice having friends join me, there.

It was also a blessing having so many people come and say 'hello' to me.  With some even asking me if I was going to sing.  :)  Which, I didn't... :(

Are you surprised that a fellow actually joined me and my friend, for this time of fun, food and fellowship?

To be honest, it wasn't part of C's plan.  Nor, mine.  At least, not to begin with.

However, on FB I wished F Happy Birthday!  And, found out that he was spending the day, alone.

No one was going to spend time with him, even though this was a special day for him.

I must admit, it made me feel horrible for F.

You see, with having had so many surgeries, over the past 2 3/4 years, I understood how horrible F must have felt.  For, I spent a birthday and some other special days, alone.

Due to going through what I felt he was going through, I felt like C and I needed to lift F up, and encourage him.  To fulfill what God would have us do, for others.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Galatians 6:2, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

Knowing that I've experienced burdens and troubles that it seems no one else seemed to care about, made me feel badly for F.

Feeling like no one really cares, makes the loneliness that can be felt, even worse.  At least, for some people.

Even so, God provided.

Both for me, in the past.  And, for F, yesterday.

For this, I thank God! 

How wonderful it is that He helped F to feel important on his special day.  Especially, since his age made him part of a new decade.  :)

Our threesome had a great time, together.  Along with other people, too!

We had wonderful conversations, prayer before our meal, and together enjoyed the delicious meal that was part of our reason for going.

Thank You, Lord!  Thank You, for that special day... with special people!


Until next time...

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Come...

As mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I spent time with my church family.  It was a truly wonderful time!

After arriving home, I went online and did some computer work.  Including writing a few LwL entries, that will be posted later in the week.

When I went on Facebook (FB), a blogging friend of mine, Alvin Rauh who writes Simply Alvin (see a link on my blog reading list below), shared a link to his blog.

The entry Alvin shared with me was entitled, WE REMEMBER.  WE WILL NEVER FORGET.  Here is a link so you can read what he wrote and published online:  http://simplyalvin.blogspot.ca/2015/04/we-remember-we-will-never-forget.html

If you took the time to read that entry, you'll know that the reference to remembering and never forgetting, had to do with it being the 20th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing.  In fact, Alvin used a pic that I'm sharing with you, today.


One thing I enjoyed about Alvin's blog entry, wasn't just the remembrance of the bombing.  I enjoyed the writing he did, even though he uses another name, of Adalwin, rather than his own name, when doing poetry, etc.

After reading Alvin's blog entry, I prayed.  And, went online and found another site that interested me.

The site is by theguardian.com and the posting was entitled, Oklahoma City Bombing:  20 years later, key questions remain unanswered.  Here is the link, so you can check it out:  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/13/oklahoma-city-bombing-20-years-later-key-questions-remain-unanswered.

Something that struck me, was the fact that even until today, no one knows who was behind those two (2) men, who were blamed for that bombing that killed 168 people.

In that article, it was made clear that no one knows if there was other people involved in this bombing.  Or, if a group behind what was done.

Being 20 years ago, things were different than today.  Today, groups speak up and claim responsibility.  Back then, no one did. 

My heart breaks still, for those who were affected by this bombing.  After all, many people lost family members.  And, for why?

The only person who truly knows all the details, is God.

Even so, we must pray for those who still have broken hearts.  And, ask God to give them grace.

Grace to be able to deal with the heartbreak, pain and suffering that many people are still experiencing.

Much like we read, in Hebrews 4:16, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

Of course, the best thing that could happen to those who are suffering, who may not yet be believers in our Lord, Jesus Christ... would be for them to commit themselves to Him.

Not only would they gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  But, they could then boldly come to the throne of grace, and obtain the mercy they need to be able to live through each day.  Just like many of us need to do, when we lose loved ones.

It's not easy dealing with life issues.

But, God is there for us.  Even when we feel alone, and in pain.  For He will never leave us, nor forsake us.  He'll be with us, even 'til the end of the age.

For this, I will always be thankful.


Until next time...

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

I Love Thee...

Once again, I'm letting you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I am heading to go spend time with my church family!

Like normal, I'm heading to join the Bible study class.  A class we call, Adult Sunday school.

Then, afterwards I'll worship with my church family and hopefully others, too. 

Worship is so important to me.  And, to God.

He expects us to worship in spirit.  And, in truth. 

My church family and I do this.  Plus, we worship through music.

Today, I'm sharing a hymn by William Featherston entitled, My Jesus, I Love Thee.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along: 

My Jesus, I Love Thee

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.


I love Thee because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.


(This verse was not recorded:)
I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.


My Jesus, 'tis now...

I must say that I love Jesus.

I believe that Jesus knows I love Him.

After all, He loved us first. 

Just as we read, in 1 John 4:19, "We love him, because he first loved us."

Jesus loved us so very much! 

So much, that He came to earth to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

So much, that He came to earth, knowing that He would suffer, in many ways.  For us.

So much, that He chose to fulfill prophecy, even though He could have changed His mind, and left this world, without paying the price for the sin of the world... of all who will believe.

How I praise Him for this.

How I love Him.  And, always will!

Do you love Jesus?

Are you trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, you need to come to Christ.  For, if you don't, when your life here on earth ends, you will suffer for eternity, separated from God, in Hell... with no chance of escape.  No chance of changing your future.

If so, I am thankful.  For if you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then I will one day see you in Heaven.

What a blessing!  Thank You, Jesus!

I love Thee...


Until next time...

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Hug...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that a week ago today, I attended a wedding.

Friends of mine got married.  Again, I'll say that I am very happy for them.  May God bless them both, and their marriage!

During the reception, I saw many people I knew and hadn't seen for quite a while.  Some I got to speak with.  Some, I didn't get to spend time with.

One such friend sat with me, along with another lady neither of us knew.  Together, we enjoyed the meal.  And, talked quite a bit.

Believe it or not, the woman that sat next to me, whom neither my friend or I knew, is the sister-in-law of someone I know who lives in my apartment building.  Wow!  I was amazed!

Afterwards, as everything was being cleaned up and put away, a fellow who I had seen around the room quite a bit, came over near us.

I asked him, "R... is that you?"  He turned to me, and made me laugh when he responded, "who else could it be?"  :)

We had quite a discussion.

He mentioned that the last time we had seen each other, was during the time of my deceased husband Gordon's funeral.  In October 2009.

Wow!  It was truly a long time since we had seen each other.

We talked for a while.  When we said 'bye' to each other, I went to shake his hand. 

He took my hand to shake it, then moved differently, and hugged me.  Being really much taller than me, he not only bent down towards me to hug me, but also bent his knees so he could hug me, fully.

To be honest, it amazed me at how long, and how tight I was hugged.

While heading home, it was all I could do to not cry.  I managed to get home and go about doing things I needed to do.

Even so, I found myself crying from time to time, throughout the rest of the evening. 

Believe me when I say that I had trouble sleeping, that evening and the next.  All because I kept thinking about how I missed being hugged.

Why? 

I realized that the last time I had been hugged tightly like that, for more than just a second or two (2), was the last time I had been hugged by Gordon.  The evening he collapsed and was hospitalized, before his death.

Thinking about how Gordon is no longer with me, and shall never return to be with me in this life, made me cry.  After all, I miss being loved.

But, it also reminded me that my Lord loves me... and, is with me.

Thinking like this, brought to mind Joshua 1:5, "There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee."

How thankful I am for God's Word!

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, not any man shall be able to stand before thee, all the days of thy life.  In my case, certainly Gordon couldn't, and didn't.

But, just as our Lord promised, He won't ever fail thee, nor forsake thee.  And, He will be with us, even 'til the end of the age.

For this, I will always be grateful.  Hallelujah! 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Friday, April 17, 2015

True Favour...

Today, I'll be discussing something very different than normal, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

The topic is something that seems to rarely happen.  I'm going to tell you about a wedding I attended, last Saturday, April 11th, 2015!

A friend of mine, who was also a friend of my deceased husband Gordon's, had been a single person for quite a few years. 

J, who we usually called... B, is someone I rarely see anymore.  But, we do chat from time to time, on Facebook (FB).

M, is a lady that I met a few years ago, when a group of us Christian singles got together once in a while.  Mainly, we went to enjoy an evening of Karaoke, even if we weren't drinkers.  :)

B & M had been dating for quite a while.  Even so, they made the decision to get married.

I must admit, their wedding was very different than any other wedding I had ever attended.

Yes, there were many, many people in attendance.  Some of whom, I have known for a long time, but hadn't seen in quite a while.

For about a half hour before the wedding ceremony was to take place, their church worship team played music.  Music that we all stood up and sang, to honour and worship God.

It was an enjoyable time, to be sure.

When the ceremony began, I was surprised to see that it was handled differently than I had ever seen before.  Many times people in attendance laughed, due to things that both B and his pastor discussed.  (Yes, B is a comical fellow!)

Even so, it was lovely.

And, so was his bride, M.

During the service I took some photos.  However, I haven't been able to save them, yet. 

They are on my new cell phone.  I'm not quite sure how to get them saved onto my computer, or send them from my phone.  So, I am not able to post any pictures.  :(

All in all the wedding ceremony was absolutely adorable.

I was so very happy for M.  After all, she found a good and loving man to be her husband.

I was also so very happy for B.  After all, he found a good and loving woman to be his wife.

Yes, I was very happy.  After all, finding a spouse is a good thing.  Especially, if you are male.

Just as we read, in Proverbs 18:22, "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord."

Yes, I believe B obtained favour of our Lord.  For He provided him with a wife that I believe will truly make B happy.  And, the same in reverse for M.  I believe B will truly make her happy.

Once B and M were introduced as husband and wife, they headed to the gym area of the church. 

This is where we all joined them to congratulate them.  And, we all enjoyed a delicious meal, together.

Even though it was truly a happy experience celebrating the love these friends have for each other, I found myself holding back tears, during the ceremony.  Tears of joy, to be sure.

I am so truly happy for them.

As I wrote to them, I pray that God will bless each of them, and their marriage!


Until next time...

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Give...


If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that on Tuesday evening, I was honoured by Avon, and enjoyed a delicious dinner with other people in my area who accomplished much like I did, to obtain this reward.

When I think about how God worked for me that evening, it almost blows me away.

Seriously, I enjoyed time, food and fellowship.  But, also received some gifts, like other people did.  Plus, I received a couple more gifts than many others in attendance.

As you're probably aware, I have some physical limitations.  You've probably read LwL or known me in real life or on Facebook (FB) long enough to know this.

Some people call this situation a disability

Well, I would agree, for I truly am partially disabled.  And, have been for many years.  Since being injured when I drove that school bus and was hit by a tractor-trailer driver.

The lady seated next to me, was also partially disabled. 

Years earlier she apparently had a stroke.  Although she mostly recovered, she never regained the use of her right hand and arm.

During our meal, we talked.  And, talked.  And, talked.

She told me how she had been selling Avon much longer than I have and was happy she had finally made it to President Club Status.  Like I did. 

She was shocked when she found out it only took me five (5) months, last year.  And, was not the least bit surprised when I let her know that I am already more than half the way there, for this year.

During our conversation, we both discussed our disabilities.

How grateful I am that I met this lady.  I'm sure she feels the same, since she said that she would join me and hopefully others, at Christian Singles CafĂ©, at Tim Hortons, when we meet on the first Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. on Tecumseh Rd. E., in Windsor (next door to Red Lobster restaurant).

You see, like me, she is no longer married.  However, she is blessed to have a teenage son still living at home with her, and helping her in some ways.

She asked me how I did so well, in such a short time.

I let her know that I did not contact any of my past real estate clients.  Nor, did I contact any realtors. 

She was surprised when I told her how I just created new customers for me, regarding Avon.  Sorry, I won't discuss it here and now, but she let me know that she would try and do the same thing.

I was glad I gave this lovely lady some information to help her.  And, I prayed for her, silently. 

It is my heart's desire that God will provide for her, the way He has for me.  I believe He will.

Thinking about our discussion, brought to mind, Luke 6:38, "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."

Yes, I gave this lady information that will help her grow her Avon business.  By doing this, it made me feel happy to help her, even though she is truly my competition. 

Am I worried about how she'll do?  Not really.

I feel that God led me to help her be able to create a business for herself that will help her in many ways.  I wanted to help her.

After thinking about the Bible verse for today, I recalled that God not only gave me the ability and knowledge about how to grow a new business, but He will continue to help me expand my Avon business.  At least, until I am able to return to being a realtor.

I praise You, Lord... for helping me... for providing for me... in so many ways.  I pray that He will now help that lovely lady I met, Tuesday evening. 

I feel blessed. 

Especially, since I know how to grow businesses.  Like the one I'm doing at this time.  As well as the ones I've done, in the past.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Gift!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, my great-granddaughter's mom received her 15 minutes of fame.  After all, I shared the YouTube video she made of herself not just singing, but also playing the guitar!

While I didn't truly have 15 minutes of fame myself, I must say that I received a reward last evening. 

The reward I received was a delicious dinner.  In a beautiful setting.  With many other women and men, who were being honoured.

Who were we honoured by?  Avon.

As I've mentioned in the past, I am not yet strong enough to go back to work at my real estate job.  Selling real estate is complicated in some ways.

Of course, I could do computer work and much more other work, but I cannot yet lift sign frames.  Although I can walk up and down some stairs, it would be impossible for me to be able to climb up and down multiple staircases.

About the end of June last year, a friend asked me to sign up to sell Avon.  Just as I mentioned previously.

I did.  At first, I thought I would only do this to help her.  And, even mentioned I didn't think I would try selling Avon.

But, after praying and giving it more thought, I decided to do it.

Believe it or not, last year I made President Club Status.  All within five (5) months.

Last evening was the celebration for those of us who did well selling Avon, in 2014.  At least, those in our area districts.

I truly feel God blessed me. 

After all, I had been so very weak.  Especially at the time when I signed up to sell Avon.

It was like God blessed me with a gift.  A gift of strength.  And, knowledge about how to work this job.

Much like we read, in James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

God provided for me.

He gave me strength to do what I needed to do.  And, encouragement.

I am so thankful that He gave me a delivery man, who always carries into my apartment, those boxes that would be too heavy for me to handle.  And, places them for me, so I can open them and proceed with dealing with the orders, without hurting myself.

Plus, He has provided for me, by supplying me with customers who enjoy Avon products.

Yes, God gave truly gave me a gift.  He provided for me, in so many ways.

For this, I am truly grateful.  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sleeping Sickness?!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), from time to time, I use music in my daily entries.  I'll be doing this, today.

However, today's reason for music, is a little bit different than normal.  Well, okay... it's a BIG difference!

You see, the person shown on the video I'm sharing with you, is someone I know.  In fact, she's the mom of my great-granddaughter S, who was born in January 2015.

Samantha Garvey, is playing music and singing on the YouTube video, entitled Sleeping Sickness Acoustic Cover.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ywc1jgr7gc&feature=youtu.be.  The lyrics are below.

Sleeping Sickness Acoustic Cover

I awoke
Only to find my lungs empty
And through the night
So it seems I'm not breathing
And now my dreams are nothing
Like they were meant to be
And I'm breaking down, I think I'm breaking down

And I'm afraid
To sleep because of what haunts me
Such as living with the uncertainty
That I'll never find the words to say
Which would completely explain
Just how I'm breaking down

Someone come and, someone come and save my life
Maybe I'll sleep when I am dead
But now it's like the night is taking sides
With all the worries that occupy the back of my mind
Could it be, this misery will suffice?

I've become
A simple souvenir of someone's kill
And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to hell
Madness fills my heart and soul
As if the great divide could swallow me whole
Oh, how I'm breaking down

Someone come and, someone come and save my life
Maybe I'll sleep when I am dead
But now it's like the night is taking sides
With all the worries that occupy the back of my mind
Could it be, this misery will suffice?
Oh, in my life

Someone come and, someone come and save my life (save my life)
Someone come and, someone come and save my life (save my life)
Someone come and, someone come and save my life
Could it be, this misery will suffice?


While this song may or may not have been written for Christian use, it struck me that indeed the lyrics talk about how hard life is, and how they need someone to save their life.

Save their life?

Only Jesus can truly do this!

Will misery suffice, as the lyrics requests to know? 

Only possibly here on earth, in life.  Or, in Hell, if a person goes there.  But, not in Heaven.

For once we who are Christian leave this earth in physical death, we will be in Heaven. 

In Heaven, with no more pain.  No more suffering.  And, in Heaven with God. 

How can we be sure we will spend eternity in Heaven, with God?

Do what God's Word, the Bible tells us in Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

What does it mean to believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ?

It means to not just believe He existed in the past.  It means that we need to have a relationship with Jesus.

We need to trust in/believe upon Jesus, who gave His life for the sin of the world... for those who believe upon Him.

So, my friend... if you have not yet come to Christ, do so as soon as possible.

We are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Nor, are we even guaranteed life a few minutes from now.

Come to Christ, now.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Many...

As I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I went to be with my church family.

As per normal, I attended our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.  Just like many other brothers and sisters in the Lord, did.  :)

Then, we all went to the sanctuary, where we joined others.  People, who had arrived for our worship service.

Yes, we worshiped in spirit.  In truth.  And, through music.

Our pastor preached a wonderful sermon.  Just as he always does!

I must admit, we are truly blessed having Pastor Tom Perry, lead us at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.

During our service, one of our members mentioned that before Tom had agreed to lead our church family, things were very different.  Apparently, the number of people attending had dropped, drastically.

This was at a time when I worshipped, elsewhere.

However, since Tom has been the lead pastor, things have truly improved.  More and more people have become regular attenders.  And, members.

I must admit, that I have been truly happy that Tom began to work for God, with this church family.  For this is one reason why I decided to worship there.  And, became a member.

We are truly a church family.  A church family, that has grown in such a positive way.

After all, we are all members of the body of Christ.

Just as we read, in Romans 12:5, "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another."

Yes, we are together. 

Together, in our love for God.

Together, in our love for Jesus.

Together, in our love for the Holy Spirit.

Together, in our love and dedication to each other.

Hallelujah!

Thank You, Lord!


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

10,000 Reasons... Or, Even More!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be heading to worship with my church family.  After all, this is SONday!

Like normal, I'll attend our Bible study (Adult Sunday school) class. 

Afterwards, we'll go to the sanctuary and worship.  In spirit.  In truth.  And, through music.

Some music that has been on my heart for a long time, is sung by Matt Redman, and is entitled, 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord o my soul).  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSxocnIaN0A.  The lyrics are below.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord o my soul)

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His
Holy Name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship
Your Holy Name

The sun comes up
It's a new day dawning
It's time to sing
Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes
 
Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His
Holy Name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship
Your Holy Name

You're rich in love
And you're slow to anger
You're name is great
And your heart is kind
For all your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His
Holy Name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship
Your Holy Name

And on that day
When my strength is failing
The end draws near
And my time has come
Still my soul will sing
Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore

Forevermore...

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His
Holy Name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship
Your Holy Name

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His
Holy Name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I'll worship
Your Holy Name

Yes, I'll worship You're Holy Name...

As the lyrics tell us, we need to bless the Lord. 

We need to worship His Holy Name.

And, we need to sing.

Just as we read, in Psalm 100:2, "Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing."

I know I'll enjoy praising Him.

I'll enjoy worshipping Him... in every way.

After all, He has given us so very many reasons to do this.  10,000 Reasons, as the song title tells us.  Or, even more.

My friend, I pray that you will do the same thing. 

Have a blessed Lord's Day!


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Saturday, April 11, 2015

A Blessing...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, you'll know that on Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday, I spent a lot of time with my church family.

My day didn't end there.

Once our fellowship time and pot-luck luncheon was over, I made my way to my daughter B's home.  There I visited her, and some of her children.  Unfortunately, not all were there.  :(

However, I truly enjoyed myself.

I was even able to once again hold my great-granddaughter S, who was born in January, this year.  In addition, I even helped feed her!  :)

It was a wonderful time.  So many ages of everyone there, made it wonderful.  Some adults, some teenagers, and my granddaughter, who is not yet five (5) years old.

Being truly thankful for being able to spend time with B and our family members, made me feel truly blessed.

Eventually, I made my way to my daughter P's home.

Together, we spent time with our family, there.  It was wonderful visiting with my teenage grandsons, and my young adult grandson.  Of course, this was in addition to spending time with P, and her boyfriend, K.

It was such a blessing to have been invited there for supper.

We enjoyed a delicious meal of roast beef, gravy, Yorkshire pudding, veggies, and potatoes.   Of course, the milkshake and cake dessert was absolutely delicious, too!

To both my families, I took a lot of sweet treats. 

No.  The Easter Bunny, did not come and provide them.  I did.

I did this, to be able to celebrate this special day, of spending time, together.

It was a joyful time.  Especially, since I was able to talk about Jesus.

And, how all who trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ pass from death to life.

Just as we read, in John 5:24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."

Yes, Jesus died for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him.

My friend, if you do not yet have salvation, please know that you truly need a Saviour. 

A Saviour, who will prevent you from passing from death, to Hell.  Who will instead, pass you from death, unto life... in Heaven.  For eternity.  For, forever.

The Saviour you need, is Jesus.

May God bless you, as you look to Him.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

More!

Hopefully, you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry. 

If so, you know that I participated after our Sunrise Resurrection Day/Easter Sunday worship service.  And later, shared time with my church family when we enjoyed breakfast, together.  Then later, participated in our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.

Did this mean that our worshipping was finished for the day?  Absolutely, not!

At the normal time of 11:00 a.m., we had our normal worship service. 

We worshipped God in spirit and in truth.  And through music, like we normally do.

Of course, we had some people join us, who had never before attended.  Much like what happens from time to time.

Afterwards, we all went to our fellowship room, once again.

I think you probably know why.  We spent time together. 

We enjoyed a delicious pot-luck luncheon!

It was truly a time of blessing.  Time to enjoy each other's company, once again.

Thinking about how much worship had been done that day, truly makes me feel wonderful.

This means that my church family is truly committed to our Lord. 

Praise God!  Hallelujah!

After all, we need to fear God.  We need to give glory to Him.  Always.

Just as we read, in Revelation 14:6-7, "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."

Yes, just as you read in today's verses, God has told us what will happen in the future.  And, He has made it clear what He  wants us to do.

So, we must fear God.  We must give glory to Him.

Just as we read in this prophetical Word of God, the hour of judgement will come. 

We need to worship. 

As much as possible.  After all, He made Heaven, and earth.  He made the sea, the waters.  

And, He made us.

Hopefully, you have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

If you haven't, you won't see Heaven.  Instead, when your life here on earth ends, you'll be separated from God.  You'll be in Hell, after your judgement time.  And, will not be able to ever change what your future will be. 

If you have, then I'll look forward to seeing you in Heaven, one day.  After all, when we who are saved go through judgement, we won't suffer for our sin, the way unsaved people do.  Instead, we will be blessed for all we have done here on earth, for God.

May God bless you.


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

B! & B!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that I said that SONday was a very busy day for me.

After the 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Resurrection/Easter Sunday worship service, it was still dark outside.  Seeing this, actually made me silently chuckle.  :)  Even so, it was a wonderful service.

It was at that time that we went to our fellowship room, to spend time together. 

We enjoyed breakfast, actually!  While the food was delicious, I must say I truly enjoyed the fellowship time with my church family.  Especially, since it was the first time I had ever done this.

During our breakfast fellowship time, the sun rose!  Hallelujah!  I'm glad it happened during time spent with my church family.

Clean up happened earlier than I expected. 

My first thoughts about the schedule for Resurrection/Easter Sunday, was that we'd spend all morning together.  But, this didn't happen.

In fact, like many others, I went home!

At home, I was able to take the time to contact friends and family.  Those who I wasn't able to talk with like I had the day before.

For this, I thanked God!  Especially, since I actually had time to lay down and rest for about 15 minutes, before heading back to be with my church family.

Upon returning, I spent time with our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.

To some people, it's not important to ready/study the Bible.  But, to me, this is very important.

After all, we truly need to know and understand God's Word, so that we can know truth.

Much like we read, in 2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

Without knowing/understanding God's Word, the Bible... then, people can be led astray from what God would have them do.

By reading/studying the Bible, those like me, can then hear people speak about God and the Bible, and know whether or not the preaching teaching, is legitimate... or false.

To me, it is very important that people can avoid having false teaching.  If they accept false teaching/preaching, then they ware truly led astray. 

And, may stand before Christ in the Day of Judgement, and hear Him say... get away from me; I never knew you.

My friend,  take it upon yourself to read the Bible.

Not only will I be happy for you, but God will bless you!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunrise?!

Just as I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I will be telling you about worshipping this past weekend.  Easter weekend!

Resurrection Day, Easter SONday, was an extremely busy day for me.  As I'm sure it may have been for you, also.

Mine was very different.  More different than it ever has been in the past.

Before I tell you about it, I must say that I don't think I had even two (2) hours sleep, before getting up to go worship.

It wasn't that I had trouble sleeping.  Although I must say, I don't usually go to try and drift off, early in the evening.

The fact is, I had to be up at 4:00 a.m., on that morning of Easter Sunday.

In addition to having things to do on the computer, I also had to get ready to go worship.  And, found myself hurrying to get there, even after waking up that early!

If you think I'm referring to my church family's normal worship time of 11:00 a.m., you are not correct.

We had scheduled a Sunrise Worship Service.  The time was for 6:00 a.m.

While this may have been a new time of worship for me, there were many people from the PhilippinesIndonesia, and other places, where they were used to having sunrise services, in the past.

I must admit, it was a wonderful service of worship.  We exalted our Lord. 

Just as we are told to do, in Psalm 99:5, "Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy."

He is Holy.  He needs to be exalted.  And, definitely was, during this, our early morning sunrise worship service!

How blessed I felt, participating with my church family during this very different, yet honouring time of worship.  Thank You!

How grateful I am to be able to worship with brothers and sisters in the Lord, who truly love Him.

It was absolutely, wonderful.  Thank You, Lord!


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy?

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I thought I should put off discussing some other issues at hand, since yesterday was Easter Monday.  Part of Easter weekend.

Instead, I thought I may as well mention about last Friday.  Good Friday.

You're probably thinking I went to worship with my church family.  If you thought this, I can say that you are right!  I did!

We had a wonderful worship service.

Both online, and in person, I made sure to comment to people, wishing them Happy Good Friday!

People who worship with me, enjoyed responding the same way.  Was this surprising to me?  No.

After all, we all are aware of what Good Friday truly means.

Please don't misunderstand.  I and my brothers and sisters in the Lord know our Lord, Jesus Christ, suffered and died.

Yes, we gather to honour what was done on that Friday, where Jesus was beaten, suffered greatly and was nailed on the cross, to die.

No one I know enjoys thinking about how much pain Jesus must have felt.

If you read the posting I made for LwL on Good Friday, you'll know that I truly understand that Jesus suffered.  And, died.  For the sin of the world, for all who will believe.

However, I also understand that Jesus didn't have to suffer and die this way.

He didn't have to be obedient to God the Father's calling to come to earth in the form of a human.  He knew before He came to earth, why He was coming.

Jesus could have decided that He didn't want to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption.  But, He didn't.

He did exactly what God the Father wanted Him to do.

Jesus did this out of obedience to God the Father's leading.  For this, I am thankful.  And, always will be.

For without Jesus fulfilling God the Father's plan of redemption, we would not have any way, to become saved. 

Saved from sin.  Saved from spending eternity separated from God, by living in Hell, with no chance of escape.

After all, we were made aware in both the Old and New Testaments, that it is blood that makes atonement for the soul. 

Just as we read in Leviticus 17:11, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul." and in Hebrews 9:22, "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission."

Are you surprised that I quoted two (2) Bible verses, today? 

By quoting from both the Old Testament and the New Testament portions of the Bible, it shows you and any/all other readers, that the shedding of blood, is used for remission of sin.

Our sin. 

This is what Jesus did when He shed His blood on the cross at Calvary.

He paid the price.  A price that only He could pay.

He paid the price of my sin.  Of your sin, too... if you belong to Him.  And, the price of the sin of the entire world... of all who will believe upon Him.

For this, I will always be thankful.  I truly feel blessed.

Thank You, Lord!


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