Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Good Gifts!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed worshipping with my church family.  And, how blessed I felt.

Afterwards, I did a couple of errands.  And, eventually made my way to my daughter P's home.

To her, I gave some food items, and some pain medications.

Pain medications?  Oh, I just realized you probably don't know why she needs them!

You see, last Thursday, June 25th, I drove her and her boyfriend K, to Chatham, Ontario. 

It was a very tiring day for me, because after having only about 2 1/2 hours sleep for the night, I had to pick them up about 4:30 a.m.  You see, P needed to be at the hospital in Chatham, before 6:30 a.m.

She had been told that was when the hospital opened up to admit patients having surgery.  Like my daughter, P.

As you probably know, P has LUPUS

You may not be aware, but anyone who has LUPUS, also is RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIC.  Yes, she has Rheumatoid Arthritis.

In the past, P has had many surgeries, in various areas of her body.  Including many repeated surgeries on her hands.

But, last Thursday, it was different.  P, had surgery on her foot.

Before entering the operating room, her surgeon let her know that he would try to repair the bone situation that needed correcting.  But, if he couldn't do it, he would remove the bone entirely, or at least, in part.

After she had recovered, and K and I were able to see P, we asked what the surgeon had done.  The nursing staff let us all know that it had gone well, but they couldn't tell us exactly what the surgeon had done.

With P's foot wrapped, there was no way we could even see what had been done.  And, the wrapping needs to stay in place for two (2) weeks, until she sees her surgeon, for a check up.

Even so, P has been experiencing terrible pain. 

Yes, the hospital filled a prescription for her, before I drove her and K back to Windsor.  But, she has been suffering, having very much pain.  Just as the nursing staff told us she would. 

After all, having anything done involving bones, can be much more painful than when skin tissue alone, is operated on.

But, God has provided.  For this, I am truly thankful!

You see, even though I love my children, and have tried to help them, I am not a perfect person.  And, am not always able to do well for others, including my children.

After all, some people may consider us evil, for not doing what they think would be right.

Of course, some people are evil.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Matthew 7:11, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Even though some of us may be evil, we love our children, and know how to give good gifts to them.  But, we are nothing in comparison to God, our Father!

He, who is in Heaven, gives good things to people.  Even when the person is not perfect.  Or, even good, in some ways.

God provides.  Always.

Just as He did for P.  And, for me, who wanted to help her.

Yes, it may seem that I helped her get her pain under control.  But, the truth is... it was God who helped me do it with P.

And, He provided someone to lend P a wheelchair, so she can move around more safely, than trying to use crutches and hop around.

For this, I am truly grateful!

Thank you, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Labour...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I went to spend time with my church family, at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church... where I am a member.

The Bible study/Adult Sunday school class was wonderful.  Our teacher is a true blessing!

Afterwards, like normal, we went into the sanctuary.  And, worshipped together.

It was a truly wonderful service!

Our pastor, Tom Perry, is a blessing to so many people.  Including me.

And, including a new person, who joined us for worship, for the first time!

Before, and after our service, H and I spoke.  She seemed like such a nice lady.  :)

She also made me proud of our pastor, and my church family.  You see, she let me know she just moved into the area, and had in the past, worshipped at a church, where I had been a few times.

When she let me know how she truly enjoyed our worship service, I was happy.  And, proud of our pastor.

Hopefully, she will become a member of our church family.  I'll be happy if she does!

I should let you know something special.  It happened that during pastor Tom's sermon. 

I felt he was talking to me.  And, encouraging me.

Of course, he was.  Just like he was talking to others, as well.

But, it seemed he was describing me.  And, what I do for God... every day, by writing daily entries, here on LwL.

What he said, made me feel so much better.

You see, there have been times when I felt like I should no longer post, here on LwL.  Even though there have been times, when I felt blessed, by doing so.

By listening to pastor Tom speaking, I realized that even though there are some people who think I am wrong in what I do, I am doing what God would have me do.

I realized by what pastor Tom was saying, that the work I feel I do for the Lord, was correct.  And, not in vain. 

As I said previously, he seemed to be describing me, when he was letting us know what we need to do.

Much like we read, in 1 Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

Just as we read in today's verse, we need to be stedfast, and unmoveable.  Just as I have done for a very long time, even when I have been put down for abounding in the work of the Lord.

What was said, confirmed to me that my labour is not in vain. 

God appreciates what I do.  And, I'm thankful for it.

For, even though my life isn't perfect, I know He has blessed me in so many ways.

For this, I thank You, Lord!  And, always will!


Until next time...

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

He Will!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know I will be going to spend time with my church family.

Being SONday, I'll be heading to meet with those who will be attending our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.  Then, we will worship, together.

Like normal, I'll be sharing some music and lyrics with you.

The hymn I'm sharing with you, is one that we sang last SONday, on Father's Day!

It is written by Fredrick William Faber and is entitled, Faith of Our Fathers.  Here is a link for you to be able to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq5OvNvb-S4.  The lyrics are below.

Faith of Our Fathers

Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
Oh how our hearts beat high with joy
Whenever we hear that glorious word!

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to Thee 'til death.

Faith of our fathers, we will strive
To win all nations unto Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
We shall all then be truly free.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to Thee 'til death.

Faith of our fathers, we will love
Both friends and foe in all our strife;
Then preach Thee, too, as love knows how
By friendly words and virtuous life.

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to Thee 'til death.

We will be true to Thee 'til death.

Just as the lyrics say, those of us who belong to Him, will be true to Him, 'til death. 

We need to be true to Him.

After all, He loves us.  And, He guides us.

Just as we read, in Psalm 48:14, "For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death."

How grateful I am that God is my God.  And, will be forever, and ever. 

How grateful I am that He guides us.  Even unto death.

Of course, in order to belong to Him, you must be trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

My friend, if you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... then you are saved.  You've gained salvation.

For this, I am truly grateful.  For, this means that one day, I'll meet you... either here on earth, or in Heaven.

If you haven't yet began trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then please... do so today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time..

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Filled...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I give a bit of information about movies. 

As you are probably aware, I tend to watch movies.  Even while doing computer work.  Like now!  :)

Here are a few films that I thought I'd give you info about:

Annie, starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Eileen Quinn and more.  If you'd like to read about it, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_(1982_film).  This musical comedy-drama film is really a good one to see.  Of course, you may have seen it as a Broadway musical.  It's truly a good movie to watch!

The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell.  Check out this movie, here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Year_Itch.  If you did check it out, you'll know that this is that movie where a pic of Marilyn Monroe became famous.  I enjoyed this romantic comedy.

*  Cousins, starring Kunchako Boban, Indrajith Sukumaran and others.  This is a foreign comedy film.  If you'd like to find out about it, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousins_(2014_film).  I must admit, I enjoyed this film.

For Pete's Sake, starring Barbara Streisand, Michael Sarrazin and Estelle Parsons.  This film is a screwball comedy.  Here's a link for you to check it out:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Pete's_Sake_(film).  I must admit, I enjoyed this movie.

Love Nest, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Paar, June Haver and more actors!  This movie is a comedy-drama.  If you'd like to check it out, here's a link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Nest.  This is another movie I enjoyed.

One thing I must admit, is that I truly love to watch films. 

Especially, when they are drama movies.  Musicals.  Or, romantic movies.  But, especially... comedy films.

Thinking about comedy films, made me think about Psalm 126:2, "Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.".

Yes, I know... this Bible verse may not completely apply to what I wrote about today.  However, thinking about being filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing, made me think about it.

God has done great things for all of us... who belong to Him.

He hasn't just made us laugh, by providing people to make entertaining films.

God the Father, has provided a way for us, to spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.

He sent His only begotten Son, to earth... to fulfill His plan of redemption for all who will trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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


Until next time...

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Friday, June 26, 2015

More, About Me and My Dad...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I began letting you know about a recent e-mail I received, from a Facebook (FB) friend, C.  If you didn't read LwL yesterday, you may want to, so you would better understand what I'm discussing, today.

Today, I'll be addressing another issue, regarding how and/or why I am able to love and honour my dad.

As I mentioned yesterday, in the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You... I wrote about a trial in life I had as a child.  It involved my dad.

It also affected my life, in some ways.

What I experienced, stayed with me for years.  And, contributed to me feeling unwanted, unloved, uncared for, and just garbage to the world.

Even so, I loved my dad.  And, my mom.

Some people have trouble understanding this.  How could I do that?  How could I feel that way?

To be honest, I can't say. 

Well, at least I mean that when that troublesome issue happened, it wasn't the first and only thing that made me feel stressed in life.  Other things had also made me feel that way.

But, as I said previously, I thought about Jesus. 

Not only did I think about Him, but I was old enough that I had received in school that Gideon New Testament Bible, that I mentioned in Love Never Fails You...  And, had read it.

Okay, I hadn't read the whole entire Bible involving both the Old and New Testaments.  I didn't have a copy of that version.  But, I did read the New Testament version that was in my possession.

Did God's Word do something for me?  I can only say... yes.

Why I was able to do this, can only refer to God being with me.  Lifting me up.  And, providing for me.

After all, no one is perfect.

Not me.  Not you.  Not my parents or other relatives.  Nor, yours.

For some reason, God placed it on my heart to forgive my dad.  And, my mom.

I did.  I forgave.

Forgiveness, isn't easy.

But, God helped me forgive them... and everyone else in my life, who have hurt me.

Isn't this what He expects of us?

Yes, I believe so.

After all, He told us this, in Ephesians 4:31-32, "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

We are only human. 

We sometimes experience pain.  Suffering.  And, feel bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evilness.

Even so, God wants us and told us that we are to be yet kind to one another.  Tenderhearted.  And, forgiving to each other... even just as God for Christ's sake, hath forgiven us.

Have you gone through serious issues in life?  I'm sure you have. 

After all, God told us that we should not be surprised at the fiery trials we will experience in life (1 Peter 4:12).  So, I believe you have.  Just as I have.

Have you forgiven anyone who has hurt you?

I did. 

Even as a child, I forgave my dad for what I wrote about in Love Never Fails You... 

I forgave him.  I loved him.  And, dreamt about being loved by him.

By now, I'm sure you realize I could not have done this, alone.

Jesus was there for me.  And, He still is.

Just as He is... for you.

So, if you have had troubles in life that have greatly affected you, please... forgive.

If you do this, you will be obedient to God.  And, you will be blessed.


Until next time...

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Me, and My Dad...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss e-mails I've received.  Today, is one of those days.

Quite often, the e-mails I discuss have to do with the needs of those being persecuted for their faith. 

The e-mail I received last SONday... Father's Day, was not in reference to that.

It was from a Facebook (FB) friend.

C is someone I have never personally met.  Yet, we have been in touch with each other, many times.  We've been FB friends for quite a while.

She seemed to be surprised about what I wrote here on LwL, on Father's Day.  In case you haven't yet read last Sunday's entry here on LwL, you may want to click on this link for Happy Father's Day!

After discussing by e-mail, C gave me permission to write about it, for a LwL entry.

Truly, I thought it was important.  Her message to me, touched my heart.

Here's what C e-mailed me (I copied and pasted it):

The subject on the e-mail was entitled, You are amazing!

You amaze me Ms. Lynne!  After reading about your dad in your book, I have to say I don't understand how you could love and want to honor him. I am amazed at what the Lord can do in our lives for sure!  Love you!

Me... amazing?????  I think, not.

But, I realize that other people, like my friend C, may think so.

If you read the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You... you would probably have a better idea of what C was referring to. 

You see, I loved both my parents.  Yet, I didn't really feel loved throughout my childhood. 

Am I alone in this?

I don't think so.  There are many people out there, who can relate to me.  At least, in various ways.

In Love Never Fails You... I didn't write about all kinds of things during my childhood, regarding my parents.  I only wrote about a few trials in my life.  Not them all.

However, the issue C was referring to, did greatly affect me.  And, did contribute to me feeling unloved.

Even so, every time things went on in our home, I can recall laying in bed to go to sleep, and thinking about Jesus.  How I loved Him.  And, how He loved me.

For this, I am so very grateful.  Thank You, Lord!

You see, this led me to keep Him in my heart.  Even though I went through part of my life, where I didn't put God first in my life.

Every time I felt unloved, unwanted, and hurt, I seemed to toss those feelings aside.  And, thought about Jesus.

Jesus, who helped me through.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Yes, He helped me through. 

Not just what I wrote about in Love Never Fails You... but, actually through every trial in my life that I've experienced.

I know that I could not have ever gotten through every single trial I've experienced, without Jesus.

He's my Lord.  He's my Saviour.  He's my Everything.

Is He like this to you?

Is Jesus important?  Do you rely upon Him?

My friend, hopefully you do.

Yes, if you trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you shall be saved.

But, in addition, you will also receive the strength you need to get through trials in your life.

May God bless you, as you look to and rely upon Him.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rise Up!

Lately, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed things that happened on Father's Day.

One thing I would like to discuss is a hymn.  It's one that we sang during our worship service, last SONday!

Most of you are probably familiar with it.  It was written by Phil Keaggy and is entitled, Rise Up, O Men of God.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ap80RP-L0k .  The lyrics are below.

Rise Up, O Men of God

Rise up O men of God,
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and soul and mind and strength,
To serve the King of Kings.

Rise up O men of God,
His Kingdom tarries long,
Bring in the day of brotherhood,
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up O men of God,
The Church for you doth wait.
Her strength unequal to her task;

Rise up and make her great.

Lift high the Cross of Christ,
Tread where His feet have trod,
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up O men of God.


Yes, men of God need to rise up.  And, serve God.

When they do, they will be rewarded.

Just as we read, in Colossians 3:23-24, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."

Yes, men need to stand up for Christ.  And, do everything heartily, unto our Lord... and not unto men.

By doing so, they shall receive the reward of inheritance, for serving our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Everyone needs to put God, first in their lives.  And, do everything for Him, and not for mankind.

So my friend, rise up!  And, do what you can... for Him!

He'll be honoured. 

And, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We Shall... He Will!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I discussed how my church family worshipped and honoured students and dads, this past SONday.  Father's Day.

After our worship service, we all went into our fellowship room.

There, we all enjoyed time together.  And, shared a pot-luck luncheon.

I must admit, it was truly delicious!  And, it was a wonderful time, spent with my brothers and sisters in Christ!

Thank You, Lord!

Before heading home, I did a couple of errands.  Then, headed to my daughter P's home.

It was nice to see her and spend a few minutes with her.

It wasn't a long visit, but it was a true blessing to me.  I must admit, I truly enjoy seeing her, even if I don't see all her family, at times.

After arriving home, I parked my van, and made my way up to my apartment.  While in the elevator, people talked about the weather.  And, talked about the pool.

Hmmm... :)

Thinking about the pool, I decided I would get changed and head down to our deck, where the pool is located.

We're not supposed to swim, unless there is a minimum of 2 people inside the fenced-in pool area.  So, I prayed.

When I opened the gate to enter the enclosed pool area, I was surprised to see no one.  Not a single person.

At first, I thought I should change my mind and go back upstairs to my apartment.

Instead, I prayed, again.

Just as I began to do this, the gate opened.  Four people entered the pool area!

Out loud, I praised God!  Thank You, Lord!

After all, He answered my prayer!

Much like we read, in Jeremiah 29:12, "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you."

Yes, I called upon Him.  And, I prayed.

Then, He listened.

And, He answered my prayer.  In a positive way.

All I can say, is... thank You!

You see, even concerning the smallest things in life, God listens to His children. 

I am His child. 

Are you?

In order to be part of His family, all you need to do, is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Then, you gain salvation.

God will hear you.

He will listen.

And, He will provide for you.

My friend, if you have not yet become saved, come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Flashlight!

Yesterday, being a special day, I didn't let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I went to spend time with my church family.

Even so, I'm sure you probably are aware I would have done that.  Just as I did!

Like normal, I arrived in time to participate in our adult Sunday school/Bible study class.  And, felt truly blessed being there!

Then, we had a wonderful worship service.  Like normal, we worshipped in spirit, in truth, and through music!

During part of our worship service, any/all who were in school and graduated from their grade or college/university courses/certificates/degrees, were honoured.  Each were given a gift.

Being Father's Day, all dads were called to the front of the sanctuary.  They were all given a gift.

A flashlight.  :)

Upon receiving their gift, our pastor spoke to them.  He encouraged them, to do what he had discussed during his sermon.

All those dads heard that they should be a light of the world... to their families.

For this, I praised God!

Never before, had I ever seen men receive a gift like that.  Not, ever!

It was a gift that would remind them to do what God would have them do, every single time they look at that flashlight.  Or, use it.

Just as we read, in Matthew 5:14-16, "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Just as we read in today's verses, we are to be the light of the world. 

Our light can't be blocked from being seen.  It can't be hidden.

Men/husbands/dads need to give light to all in their homes.  To all their family members.

God wants not just men to do this, but women, too.

We all need to let our light shine before men (meaning mankind), that they may see our good works.  And, glorify our Father, in Heaven.

What a blessing it was to see this happen, during our worship service.

For this, I will always be thankful.  And, will never forget it.

I must admit, our pastor Tom, is a true blessing.  A blessing to his wife, his family... and to his church family!


Until next time...

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), on a special day like today, I celebrate.

Happy Father's Day!

Since today is our Lord's Day, I thought the pic I used was honouring to both human dad's and God, our Father! 

I must say that I truly miss my dad.

Even though we didn't have the best relationship, I always loved him.  I still do.  And, always will.

His life may not have been easy, but I believe  he was blessed in many ways.

Any time I can, I want to honour him.  And, rejoice in being the last family member to see him, before he died.

Hopefully, he's rejoicing in Heaven. 

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Proverbs 23:24, "The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him."

I have no idea whether or not my dad has joy, thinking of me, and/or my siblings.  But, I'm trusting God, our Father for this.

My mom loved my dad.  I'm happy about this.  She praised him.

For the rest of my life, I'll love both my parents.  And, will love and honour my dad.

I'm truly grateful that God, our Father has loved me, and provided for me.  Thank You, Lord!

And, to you, who are dad's... I wish you Happy Father's Day!


Until next time...

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

I Know...


Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing some movies I've watched.  Just as I have done, in the past.

Here's a few:

Angel and the Badman, starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot.  Here's a link for you to check it out:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_and_the_Badman.  This western movie was good.  Of course, most that star John Wayne, are!

*  Wyoming Outlaw, starring John Wayne, Ray Corrigan, and Raymond Hatton.  Click on this link, to check it out:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyoming_Outlaw.  This is known as a Three Mesquiteers western film.  Yes, it's an older movie, but I enjoyed it.

West of the Divide, starring John Wayne.  While there's not much information on this link, you may want to check it out:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_of_the_Divide.  Yes, this is another older, western movie.  But, I liked it.

In Harm's Way, starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal and many others.  Here's a link for you to read about it:  https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=In_Harm's_Way.  If you read what was on the link, you'll know this was a war film.  I enjoyed it.

North to Alaska, starring John Wayne, Stewart Grainger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian and Capucine.  Check it out, here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_to_Alaska.  I must admit, I liked this comedic-western film.

Sigh...

You're probably aware that each and every one of these films starred John Wayne.

And, I liked every one of these movies!

Why?

Well, John Wayne is a good actor.

In the parts he plays, he realizes that people are not good.  Yet, he wants to do what he can to help others.

Thinking about this, reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3:12, "I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life."

Yes, I know.  These films may not all be based on true stories, but they seem to reflect what God would have us do.

Some actors/actresses play parts where they seem to have no good in them.  Much like real life.  Just as today's Bible verse says.

Rejoicing, is done in these movies.  As they do good, they become thankful and happy.

I must admit, I am thankful.  Thankful to those who wrote the scripts, directed the films, and played the parts.

And, of course, thankful to God... for putting it on the hearts and minds of those people who made the movies, to do so.


Until next time...

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Friday, June 19, 2015

My Dream...

Once again, I will let you know about some music, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Recently, I awoke one morning with a song on my mind.

Yes, this happens from time to time.  And, I usually wonder why. 

However, today I believe I know why.  Just as I discussed, yesterday here on LwL.

The song is by Hall & Oates entitled, You Make My Dreams.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIyiQ9DrCf8.  The lyrics are below.

You Make My Dreams

What I want you've got
And it might be hard to handle
Like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, yeah, yeah
What I've got's full stock
Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
Then you pull them all together
And how I can't explain
Oh, yeah
Well, well you
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Well, well, well you

(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Oh, yeah you make my dreams come true. 

Well, yeah!

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin' with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face
Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
'Cos I ain't the way you found me
And I'll never be the same
Oh, yeah
Well, 'cos you
You make my dreams come true

(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Well, yeah
 Well, well, well you
(You-hoo, hoo-hoo-ooh)
You make my dreams come true

(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Oh yeah

Listen to this...

I'm down on my daydream
Oh, that sleepwalk should be over by now
I know
'Bout you
Yeah, yeah
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Oh, yeah
I've waited, waited for you, girl
Oh, yeah
You make my dreams come true
(You make my dreams)

(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Me, you, me, you and me...
I've been waiting for, waiting for you, girl
All my life...
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)

I've been waiting for, waiting for
Waiting for, waiting for...
You make my dreams, oh
I've been waiting for you, girl

I must admit... yes... He's waited for me.  Throughout most of my life.

But, I believe I now make His dreams come true.

You see, like God said about each and every one of us, I was not a perfect person.  And, am still not, either.

Earlier in my life, my focus wasn't always on Him.  And, on His Word, the Bible. 

But, today... it is.

Thinking about Jesus being my focus, brought to mind Colossians 2:6-10, "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:"

Just as we read here in today's Bible verses, once we have received Christ Jesus, we need to walk in/with Him.

We need to be rooted and built up in Him, established in faith, just as we've been taught, abounding with being thankful.

We must not let any person spoil us, through secularism... focusing on human philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men and the world, instead of Christ.

For in Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead.  And, we are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

I will not allow anyone to try and convince me I need to focus on people and the way the unsaved think.  I will continue to focus on my Lord. 

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


Until next time...

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Brethren...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I mention that I've received e-mails that I want to share with you.  Today is one of those days.

The e-mail I received today was from The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here is what it said:

Lynn,

No evidence at all.

The trial of Pastors Michael and Peter is continuing in Sudan.

Sudanese prosecutors have presented no credible evidence to substantiate the trumped-up charges against them.

So why are they in shackles in solitary confinement in one of Sudan’s most dangerous prisons?

Their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.

They are being denied justice—their families and attorney denied visitation rights.

They could face inadequate nutrition. Their lives hang in the balance.

This is why we continue to mobilize all of our international resources to ensure their freedom.

You spoke up for Mariam Ibraheem who was freed from death row.

Pastors Michael and Peter need you to speak up for them, for justice.

Sign Our Petition: Free Christian Pastors Michael and Peter.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


In the past, I've shared e-mail regarding Pastor Saeed, who is also being held by Muslims, in a prison.  Just for being a Christian.

Hopefully, you signed the petition that was linked for Pastor Saeed, in the past.

Now, I pray you will click on the petition, and sign it so that you can help pastors Michael and Peter be released from being imprisoned in Sudan.  I thank you, my friend.  May God bless you.

In addition to signing the petition, I hope you will pray for the release of Michael, Peter, pastor Saeed, and in fact all Christians, who are being persecuted for their faith.

We may not truly know what each of these siblings in the Lord are asking of us. 

In my heart, I believe each would ask us to pray for them.  In so many ways.

God seems to have confirmed this, in 1 Thessalonians 5:25, "Brethren, pray for us."

Please know that I pray for all who are being persecuted.  And, for others.  Including you.

Hopefully, you do the same.

May God bless each and every Christian who is being held in a prison, simply for being a Christian.  May it be His will for each and every person being held like this, to be released... while they are still healthy.

And, if you do pray for others, may God bless you.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

First of All...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I did a fundraiser, on Saturday, June 6th.

Guess what?

I did it again, on Saturday, June 13th!

This time, I wasn't at my friend's home.  Instead, I was at Guardian Storage!

Yes, I took pics, and would love to have posted them here for you to see, but I have been so busy, that I haven't yet even uploaded them into my computer.  So, I'll use a couple of older pics!


 
 
This pic shows some people setting up to sell things.  However, on June 13th, it was literally crowded!

I must admit, Guardian Storage really does this well!

Not only do they have people bring items to store the day before the garage sale date, but they give everyone these units, and the ability to sell things... for FREE!

Their effort to encourage people to not just come and participate in the garage sale day, but to draw people into the area to attend, shop and enjoy their time there, is wonderful!  At least, in my opinion.

Guardian Storage offers bottled water, cans of various types of soda pop and... Tim Hortons coffee and Tim Bits (bite-sized donuts)!  These delicious items are all free.  Free to those selling, and those visiting and possibly buying from the sellers.

I had been told that about 11:00 a.m. hot dogs would be ready to be served.  But, about 10:40 a.m. I saw people enjoying hot dogs, too!

Yes, those lunch doggies were FREE, also!  And, delicious!

Thank you, Guardian Storage!  I appreciate all you have done for me, and for others, too!

This year, there were very many people selling various items. 

Including my daughter B, who was there with me.  Yes, her boyfriend E, was there! 

For a while, my daughter P and her boyfriend K, joined us, as well!

It actually made me feel good having both my daughters there with me.  After all, I rarely get to spend time with them. 

But, that day was good for me.  And, for LUPUS Ontario.

It was actually good that P was with me.  You see, she has Lupus.  If you'd like to read about it, please read yesterday's LwL entry.

Some people who donated at our fundraiser, actually spoke with P. 

In addition, some people let us know they had Lupus, too.  And, let us know that some of their friends and/or family have Lupus. 

Some even let us know that family members died from Lupus.  Including a Facebook (FB) and real life friend, who told me after he read LwL yesterday, that his aunt died from Lupus.

Believe me when I say I told people I would pray for them, and those people they knew who had Lupus.  Just as I do for my daughter P, and others.

After all, prayer is so very important!

Just as we read, in 1 Timothy 2:1, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;"

Yes, I pray.  I give thanks to God, for everything.  And, for all who are suffering.

Life isn't easy.  And, it's not kind.  Just as you've heard me say, in the past.

But, God is good.

He provides for each of us, in various ways.  And, has taught us that we need to pray for others.

Do you pray?

Do you pray for yourself?  For others?

If you do, I know that you'll be blessed by God.  After all, He is happy when we... His children, are obedient to Him... and His calling.

Please know, I pray for you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Confidence...

It seems I'm far behind in telling you here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about what I've been doing, as of late.

On Saturday, June 6th, I was up really early.

After preparing to leave, I made my way to a friend's home.  She was having a yard sale.

So were some of her neighbours.

When she had told me about it, I asked if I could participate with her.  She let me know she was happy to have me.

Upon arriving, she helped me unload my van.

For this, I was thankful.  After all, lifting things is still rather difficult for me.  Thank you, my friend!  May God bless you.

No, I wasn't selling a lot of things.  But, I did have a few things I hoped to sell.

One of them was my now deceased husband Gordon's golf clubs, bag and cart.

However, my main reason for wanting to be there, wasn't really to sell items.  It was to be able to do a fundraiser for LUPUS - Ontario.

If you know me personally, or if you have read LwL for a while, you'll be aware that my daughter P, has Lupus.

Not everyone knows what Lupus is.

It is an autoimmune disease.  There are actually various types.

Some only affect skin, or have people suffer without having death part of their life.

Others, have more severe types, that can cause them to die.  Just like my daughter, P.

In fact, when she was first diagnosed, she was told that many people only live about nine or ten (9 or 10) years, after being diagnosed with the type of Lupus she has.

It's been about that length of time.  So, whenever P feels ill, I pray even harder than normal.

Prayer, is so very important.  And, is heard by God, when we are a child of His.

Just as we read, in 1 John 5:14, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:"

Does God hear everyone?

No.

He may.  Or, He may not.

The choice is His, if it is someone who doesn't belong to Him, who is asking/praying for something they want.

But, as we read in today's verse, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.  Us, His children.  That is what this verse is referring to.

Read the whole chapter and you will understand what this truly means.

My question to you, is... are you a child of God?

Some people may say... yes.  Even if they don't worship Him, or have made Him first in their lives.

Since many will stand before Christ in the day of judgement, and will hear Him say... get away from me, I never knew you, it is confirmed to us, that in order to truly have God love us, we must be saved.

We must be trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... in order to gain our salvation.

Once we have truly become a child of God's, He will hear us, when we pray.

And, will answer us.

Hopefully, in a positive way, to what we request when we pray. 

Just know that God's will is always done.  So, when we pray, we must ask that whatever we request, be the will of God.

May God bless you, my friend.  Hopefully, you're prayer is being heard.


Until next time...

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Dwelleth...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that I intended to meet up with my church family.

I did.  For Bible study.  And, for our worship service.

After a very short sleep, I enjoyed spending time with my brothers and sisters in the Lord!

There was also something else I did.  Something that to me, is truly loving.

Last week, after our worship service, a couple who live across the street from where together, we worship at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church, held a yard sale.

One of the items they had for sale was something I needed.  A lamp.

Just so you know, I have a beautiful lamp that sits behind/beside my recliner chair.

My lamp actually belonged to my now deceased husband Gordon's mom.  I have used it for many years, now.  And, truly adore it.

A couple of years ago, or so... I had to have it rewired.  Sigh...  Lately, it hasn't been working.  Sigh...

In any case, my brother and sister in the Lord had a lamp that I thought I could use. 

At that time, my van was so filled with things, that I had no room for it.  So, I asked them to hold onto it for me.

They did.  And, I picked it up from them yesterday, giving them much more money, than they thought they would receive.  I did this, to be loving to them.

On my way home, I had to drop by to see my friend A, for a short visit.

We enjoyed tea and cookies together, discussing where she lives and how nice it is.  During our conversation, I let her know about how I needed a lamp and picked one up used from my church family brother and sister in the Lord.

A let me know she thought I should take her lamp home with me.  She was about to donate it to a resale shop, here in town.

After a short conversation, she insisted I take it home with me.

Together, we walked to my van.  A carried the lamp, because it was too heavy for me to carry that distance. 

I know my friend A did this, because she wanted to be loving to me. 

Thank you, A!  May God bless you, my friend!

On the way out, we ran into a lady who lives in her apartment building.

A knew her.  And, so did I.

She was actually someone I met in 1982.  We worked together, at Canada Post.

Apparently, she was moving out of the apartment building where A lives. 

I felt that God was opening the door with this lady I hadn't seen in such a long time.  I encouraged her to call me.   Hopefully, she will.

God just seems to always provide for us.  In so many ways.

Even by having each of us showing love to each other. 

After all, all who dwell in love, dwelleth in God, and God in Him.  Just as we read, in 1 John 4:16, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

Yes, God is love.

He loved us so very much, that He sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth, to suffer and die on a wooden cross, to pay the price for the sin of the world... of all who will believe upon Him.

How awesome is this?!

Those who trust in/believe upon Him, have gained salvation.  And, will spend eternity in Heaven with Him.

For this, I praise God!  And, thank Him for all the love He shows us.  Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

My Friend!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am letting you know that I will be heading to meet up with my church family.

After all, today is our Lord's Day!

So, we will study God's Word, the Bible.  And, we will worship, together.  :)

Of course, music is so very important to me.  Especially, when it honours Him.

A few weeks ago, we sang a hymn during our worship service that has always touched my heart. 

It was written by Will L. Thompson and is entitled, Jesus Is All The World To Me.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh6TR7Szlgc.  The lyrics are below.

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Jesus is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall.
When I am sad to Him I go,
No other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad He makes me glad,
He's my friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
And true to Him I'll be;
O how could I this Friend deny,
When He's so true to me?
Following Him I know I'm right,
He watches o'er me day and night;
Following Him by day and night,
He's my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me,
I want no better friend;
I trust Him now, I'll trust Him when
Life's fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend;
Beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy,
He's my Friend.

Yes, Jesus is my friend.  He's all the world, to me!

I do for Him, what He desires.

Why?

Because it is necessary. 

Just as He told us, in John 15:14, "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you."

Some people think that all they have to do is believe Jesus existed in the world.  This is not really what God expects of us.

Of course, even non-Christians believe Jesus existed.  People recognize that He truly lived here on earth.  Even if they don't love Him.

But, if we want to be His friends, we need to be committed to Him.  We need to do whatever He commands us.

I do whatever I can, to glorify and honour Him.  By doing so, I believe I am His friend.

Are you His friend?

Are you only believing Jesus lived on this earth?  Or, are you truly trusting in/believing upon Him, to gain salvation?

Even if you believe you are saved, are you doing whatsoever He commanded? 

If so, you are also His friend.  I'll be grateful, for this means I will one day see you, in Heaven.


Until next time...

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Much More!

If you know me personally, or have read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a long time, you'll know that I have not been able to work at my real estate job, for quite a while.  Due, of course, to still recovering from that major surgery, that has left me very weak.

Even so, there are times when I must do things required by Realtors.

Like attending real estate board meetings, at times.  Just like I did on Tuesday, June 9th.

I had seen the course information, when it was e-mailed to me.  And, since it involves government changes for us, I signed up to attend that education course.

After all, we must attend education courses, in order to be able to renew our licenses.

A few days after I signed up for the course, I received an e-mail from my real estate broker.  She sent that message not just to me, but also to everyone who works for her brokerage firm.

The message was that she insisted each one of us sign up for the course.

To me, this was wonderful, since I had already signed up for it!  So, I knew I'd be making her happy.

Then, I also got a message from my apartment building office. 

The message let me know that on that same day... Tuesday, June 9th, I would have to have my vehicle removed from the parking garage... by 8:00 a.m., as my section of the parking garage was being cleaned out.  I was also told that I would be able to return to park there, after 12:00 p.m.  Noon!

When I received this message, I thanked God for providing for me.

After all, I didn't set up both of those things to occur the same day.  Nor, even at the same time period.  But, God did!

This way, I didn't have to get up early, and go out for about four (4) hours, finding something to do.  You see, there's nowhere nearby to park.

I must admit, I was truly grateful that God provided for me.  I felt so very blessed.

Thinking about how God provided for me, brought to mind Matthew 7:11, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

Okay, I realize some of you may think that we are not evil. 

Some of us, aren't.  At least, not anymore.

Not since we've gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ!

However, before we came to Christ, we were not yet forgiven for our sinfulness.  So, we may have been considered evil.

Even before we gained salvation, most of us would have loved our children.  And, given them good gifts.

At least, I believe I did.

But, the fact is, God is even a better parent than we could ever be.

He loves us so much, that He gives good things.  Far better things than we could ever give.

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

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Are You Ready?

There are times, when here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss issues that friends on Facebook (FB), mention.  Today, is one of those days.

A FB friend posted a video, that I think everyone needs to watch.

Please, don't think it is relating to Islam, or any other group of people.  It's not.

Once you watch it, you'll understand what I am saying.

Here is a link to that YouTube video entitled, Are You Ready To Die For Your Faith in Jesus Christ?:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj1d9h7IL0I&feature=youtu.be.

Hopefully, you watched that video I just posted a link to.

If you did, you'll be aware that people are being persecuted for their faith.  Not just in places where Islam is doing everything it can to end Christianity, and more.  But literally, everywhere...

Okay.  The video is a story that is not a real issue that happened.

Does this mean that people are not being persecuted?

Absolutely, not!  No one here on earth, has any idea who and when people are being persecuted.  And, how.

Many people are persecuted for their faith.  In many ways.

Even so, we Christians need to not allow persecution to stop what we are to do for God.  We need to do what God commanded us to do.

Just as He told us, in Matthew 28:19, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:".

We Christians, need to be obedient to God. 

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, He commanded us to go and teach all nations.  We need to baptize them, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (today, called Holy Spirit).

Are you doing God's will?

Hopefully, so.  For if you are, you will be blessed by Him.

And, if you are... I'll be happy to one day be with you, in Heaven.


Until next time...

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Please...

In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed Pastor Saeed Abedini.  And, the fact that he needs to be released from being imprisoned by Muslims.

After all, he is only in prison, due to being Christian.

Is he alone? 

Yes, and no.

He may be alone where he is imprisoned.  But, there may be other Christians there, also.

Just as I've received information about, from The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ).

After receiving a few e-mails regarding this situation, I thought I'd post the latest e-mail received.  Here is the information I received by e-mail: 
Lynn,
 
It has gotten worse.
 
Pastors Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith disappeared.
 
Without notice, they were moved to a more dangerous, high-security prison.
 
Their families didn't know what happened.
 
Now, conditions are worse. Once their location was learned, one pastor's wife was turned away.
 
Just days before their trial is set to resume, their attorneys were denied access to them.
 
Mariam Ibraheem, who we continue to work with after helping free her from death row in Sudan last year, told us she fears for their lives.
 
Pastors Michael and Peter could be hanged for their faith if we don't act now.
 
Our offices across the globe are fully engaged. We're demanding Sudan free these Christians pastors like it freed Mariam.
 
Be heard before it's too late.

Sign Our Petition: Free Christian Pastors Michael and Peter.
 
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

In a previous e-mail, it was mentioned that there are at least four (4) other Christian Americans who need to be released by Muslims.

Please, realize that Americans are probably not the only Christians who are being persecuted for their faith.  There are probably Christians from other countries being persecuted, too.

One thing I am grateful for, is the fact that ACLJ stands up for Christians.  And, fights for their freedom.

Why do I think this?

Well, I have no idea if there are any Canadian Christians, who are being persecuted for their faith, by being imprisoned by followers of Islam.

Do you?

If you do, I'd love to hear from you!

While it is upsetting to me, that fellow Christians are being persecuted for their faith, it is not truly something to be shocked about.  After all, God told us that it would happen.

Just as He did, in Matthew 5:10, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

God knew long before we were ever born, if we as individuals would be persecuted for our faith.  And, He let us know that those being persecuted would be blessed, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.

Does this mean we shouldn't pray for those being persecuted by being imprisoned, to be released? 

Of course, we should pray.  And, we need to do whatever we can, to help them be released... while they are still alive.

Please... in the name of Jesus, I am praying and asking you to sign the petition, as ACLJ requested.

In addition, do whatever you can to help.  And, please... pray.  Thank you.

May God bless you, my friend.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ourselves...

It's been a while since I discussed something on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  I'm referring to Christian Singles CafĂ©.

If you know me, or if you've read LwL for a while, you'll know that once a month, I meet with Christian singles.  We meet up on the first Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m. at Tim Hortons, on Tecumseh Rd. E. (next door to Red Lobster restaurant and Joseph's Market), here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

As I've said in the past, we used to have as many as 30 people get together.  However, after being off and unable to attend for so long, due to having had repeated surgeries/operations, I found our group dropped to very few.

Why?  I'm not really sure.

However, I know that some people left the group, because they got married.  Some moved away from here, and could no longer attend.  And, some died, unfortunately.

Even so, last Saturday, I picked up a lady that was going to join us for the first time.  :)

Another friend joined us.  I was happy that she did.  You see, no one else attended.

Sigh...

Tim Hortons is a great place to meet.  And, we did enjoy our time together!

Just so you know, that particular location of Tim Hortons is not the closest to where I live.  In fact, there are two (2) other locations that are much closer.

Even so, I tend to meet there, from time to time.  Just as I did again, yesterday.

I met with my friend A.  That particular Tim Hortons is about half-way between where we both live.  So, it's a good location to meet at.

As you may know, A is also a widow.  However, we only meet during the day.  Not during any evenings.

Hopefully, A enjoyed our time together, as much as I did!  I must admit, I was truly happy about spending time with A, since it had been a very long time, since we met and enjoyed time, together.

To me, it's wonderful spending time together with friends. 

Not just married friends. 

But especially, fellow single friends.  Friends who are Christian.

Why?

Some people might think we get together to find someone to love.  To some people that might be what they think and want. 

To me, it's about getting together to be able to get out of my home and enjoy some time out, for a change.

Spending time with friends out and about, can be refreshing.  It can be encouraging to each other.  And, comforting.  Especially since not being married, means it can be very lonely at times, at home.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."

Yes, we need to comfort ourselves together.  And, edify whenever it is needed.

To me, it is amazing how God has provided for us.  And, told us what to do with our lives.

It is because He loves us.  His children.

Are you one of His children?  I am.

I became His child, when I gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

That is the only way any of us can get to Heaven, one day.  There is no other way.

So, my friend... if you haven't yet come to Christ, now is the time.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

All Nations...

As I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, my church family and I were blessed having missionaries join us, and speak to us on SONday.

After our worship service, many of us gathered in our fellowship room.  Together, we enjoyed a pot-luck luncheon.

To me, this was wonderful!

Not just because of the delicious food, we enjoyed together.  But also, because it gave me time to sit and talk with both the husband and wife missionaries, that were our guests.

When I spoke with the wife, I gave her bookmark.  It's what I use to pass out information about the book I wrote:  Love Never Fails You...

After some discussion, I was asked if it was available at bookstores.  I let her know it was, here in Windsor, London, and Oakville, and elsewhere.  She asked if it was available in Saskatchewan.

I mentioned only through Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and a few other online sources.

Then, I let her know I had a copy in my van.  And, offered it to her, as a gift.

She seemed to be happy that I offered to do this.  I was also told that the issue of overcoming trials in life and grief, was very important to people.

Hearing this, made me smile.  For, I also believe that many of us suffer in our lives, in those ways.

During our pot-luck luncheon, I signed the copy I was giving them, and gave it to her.

Later, I spoke with her husband.  I let him know that I gave his wife that copy of the book I wrote.

He asked me if it was the book he saw on the table where I had been seated, while we were all lined up to obtain our meal.  I responded that it was.

He let me know that he didn't know I was the author, but when he saw the book, he thought he'd like to read it. 

This made me smile.  And, I thanked him for letting me know this.

As I said in the past, I believe that we must do whatever we can to help others.

Not just encourage them, as I pray the book I wrote will do.

But, I also believe that we need to do what we have been commanded to do.  We need to reach out and be missionaries, right here at home.

Just as this couple does, in their lives, to fulfill what God wants us to do.

We all, as missionaries or not, need to be reaching out to people, teaching them about their need for salvation, and how to obtain it.  And, teaching them about what God expects of them.

Like 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."

Yes, once people come to understand what God expects of them, and understand that they truly need salvation, some will come to Christ... and become saved.

Once they've become saved, gaining salvation, they will then be baptized.  They will do this, in obedience to what God would have them do.

I reach out to others, as best I can.  Just as God expects me to do.

And, do whatever I can... every single day, to help people.

By doing this, I believe that one day, I will stand before our Lord, and hear Him tell me... well done, my good and faithful servant.


Until next time...

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Monday, June 8, 2015

To Every...

As you read often after our Lord's Day, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went to spend time with my church family, this past week.

Last Tuesday evening, I attended our Bible study class.

It was a lovely time to spend with my brothers and sisters in the Lord.  But, it was the last class that will be held, until September, this year.

Then yesterday, I spent time with my church family, as I normally do on SONdays.  Yes, I joined others at our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.

Instead of having our usual teacher, we had missionaries.  Missionaries, who live here in Canada, in the Province of Saskatchewan.  Missionaries, who have helped plant a church for First Nations people.

If you would like to read about First Nations people, please click on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Nations.

Both the wife and husband, led our class.  Plus, during our worship service, they both spoke, again.

Our pastor's sermon was absolutely wonderful!  Just as it normally is, where I worship at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church.

As you know if you know me, or if you have read LwL for a while, I was so very happy that yesterday's worship service was the first one for the month of June.  This meant that we had communion, together!

Communion, is so very important to me.  Just as you probably are aware, if you are familiar with what I look forward to, each month.

But, thinking about how wonderful it was to have missionaries worship and have communion with us, to me... was outstanding. 

They are so special, for they do what we followers are commanded to do.  Just as we ourselves, who are followers should be doing.

After all, God wants us to reach out to others.  Like missionaries do.  And, like we who are followers of Christ, are supposed to do.

Just as we read, in Mark 16:15-16, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

Yes, Jesus told his followers to go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 

The next verse lets us know why we need to do what Jesus commanded us to do.

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. 

Saved from what?

Saved from sin.  And, saved from spending eternity in Hell, after their life here on earth, ends.

The following part of verse 16, confirms to us, that he that believeth not shall be damned.

Unbelievers will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.  No chance to leave Hell, and spend eternity with God.

So, my friend... if you haven't yet come to Christ, do so, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

I Will!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) we'll look to God, since it is our Lord's Day. 

Hopefully, you are going to church to worship Him.

If so, I pray that you will be worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.  Just as I do.

Of course, through music as well.

Michael W. Smith is a wonderful music writer/musician and brother in the Lord, who wrote How Majestic Is Your Name.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nig-WNo0YE8.  The lyrics are below.

How Majestic Is Your Name

O Lord, our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
O Lord, we praise Your name.
O Lord, we magnify Your name:
Prince of Peace, Mighty God.
O Lord God Almighty.

O Lord, our Lord
How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth.
O Lord, we praise Your name.
O Lord, we magnify Your name:
Prince of Peace, Mighty God.
O Lord God Almighty.

How majestic is His name in all the earth!

We need to praise Him.  And, magnify His name.

Just as we read, in Psalm 138:1, "I will praise Thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto Thee."

Yes, we need to praise His name. 

I praise Him, with my whole heart.  And, I sing praise unto Him.

We need to magnify His name.

We need to honour and glorify Him.  Always.

Do you?

Do you praise Him, magnify His name, honour and glorify Him?

Hopefully, so.  For if you do, then He is in your heart.  And, you love Him enough to have trusted in/believed upon Him, to gain salvation.

If this is part of you, then I will look forward to some day, seeing you in Heaven!


Until next time...

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Truth...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today I'll discuss something that I truly believe needs to be done.

I truly believe that any/all of us injured/disabled workers, need to speak up.

Today, will be the last time I'll discuss this issue for a while.  At least, possibly until I write the next book I intend to become the author of.

As you know, I am the author of the book entitled,  Love Never Fails You...

In that book, I wrote only a chapter about how I was injured on my job.  In the next book I write, I'll be letting everyone know just how awful I was hurt, and how awful I was treated by the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB), that is now called Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

Why do I intend to do this?

Well, anyone who has been through what I have, would understand.  But, in my opinion, if you haven't been through this kind of hurt and abuse, you would not understand how awful it is.

Since we do have freedom of speech, I feel that people need to understand that there truly are injured workers who become disabled, even if not 100% disabled.  Still their lives change.

After talking with a friend I've known for about 27 years, I came to realize that I had never told her about my situation, as to how I was treated by WCB/WSIB.  It seemed she was surprised to hear what I had to say.

In the past, I never spoke up/out, because I was nervous about being hurt even more by WCB/WSIB.  So, I didn't very often ever discuss it.

But, the book I intend to write, will include all the evilness I endured, after being injured on my job.  Of course, I'll also discuss how God helped me.

As I told Mike Spencer's lawyer, at the courthouse when the hearing was being held regarding a peace bond being issued, due to what Mike Spencer had posted on Facebook (FB), I believe that the general public has no idea what injured workers go through.  If you haven't read about what happened with Mike Spencer, feel free to read this week's LwL entries.

In addition, I believe that the general public thinks that WCB/WSIB has always helped and covered all the costs endured by those who were injured on the job.  This in fact, is not the truth.  And, people need to know and understand this.

After all, if WCB/WSIB does not cover all the costs, then who does?

I had to for part of my medical care.  Our supplemental insurance had to for part of my medical care.  And, our Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) had to cover part of the costs. 

So, you see, not all the treatment costs were paid for by WCB/WSIB.

This means that you, as taxpayers, ended up covering some of the costs for the medical care that WCB/WSIB should have paid for.  This being in addition, to what I have had to pay, myself.

Sigh...

Of course, I have more to say about this.  And, you'll be able to read about it and so much more, once I've written my next book.

Thinking about how people have generally not been knowledgeable about this type of thing, made think about speaking truth.  Especially, since the general public needs to know the truth.

Thinking about truth, brought to mind Proverbs 12:19, "The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment."

We Christians, who are God's children know that we should not tell lies. 

We need to speak truth.  By speaking truth, it shall be established forever... while lies won't live long.

Are you one of God's children?

Are you trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and by doing so gained salvation?

If not, I suggest you do so, as soon as possible.

No one is guaranteed tomorrow.  Nor, is anyone even guaranteed their next breath.

Come to Christ, now.  A breath from now, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Murdered...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, you'll be aware that I discussed how Mike Spencer, and injured/disabled worker, was treated.  If you haven't read lately, you may want to read this week's entries.

Is Mike Spencer alone? 

He may be a single person, living in poverty... but, he is not alone.  God is with him.

Just as He is, with others.

On Facebook (FB), I found postings regarding the suffering of injured workers.  I decided to share the links.  Not just on FB, but also here on LwL.

Here is a link by CBC.ca with an article and video entitled, Paul Davis says staff alerted police to perceived threat prior to shootinghttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/paul-davis-says-staff-alerted-police-to-perceived-threat-prior-to-shooting-1.3022103.

If you read and listened/watched the video, you'll be aware that Don Dunphy was shot and killed.  He was murdered by police, in Mitchells Brook, Newfoundland.

What happened to cause his murder?  He spoke up.

Don Dunphy spoke up, regarding about how badly he believed he was being treated, as an injured worker.

Whether or not he even posted those remarks that he was accused of posting on internet media places, no one truly knows.

One thing is for sure.  Don Dunphy suffered.  He suffered, as an injured worker.

Much like almost all injured workers do.  Suffer, I mean.

Kevin Jones speaks up.  For this, I am grateful, for I believe that there are not enough people speaking up these days, regarding injured workers.

Here is a posting made by Kevin Jones.  The posting's title is Kevin Jones Advocate for Ontario Workers, on the blog... First Responder and PTSD by Paul Murphy, who is the blogger:  http://ptsdsupport22.blogspot.ca/2015/03/kevin-jones-advocate-for-ontario-workers.html.

Many injured workers suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)... including me.  And, in other ways.

Here is a link entitled, Can an Injured Worker Survive?:  http://ciws.byethost4.com/

Hopefully, you took a look at that page.  If you didn't you won't be aware about how an injured worker who has obviously suffered, is living.

For sure, I believe we need to pray for injured/disabled workers.  And, injured/disabled workers need to pray for others.

Just as we read, in James 5:16, "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." 

Yes, we need to confess our faults to one another.  We need to pray for each other, so we may be healed, by caring for others... for, the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Does this mean that non-Christians should pray?

They can, if they want to.

Will they be heard by God?  He admitted to us that he doesn't need to hear their prayer.

But, we... who are His children need to pray.  For our prayer, being made righteous by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, availeth much!

So, my friend... please come to Christ, if you haven't yet.  You will be blessed eternally, if you do.


Until next time...

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Peace Bond...

Hopefully, you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry.  If you did, you'll be aware about what happened during the court hearing regarding Mike Spencer, and what he posted on Facebook (FB).

Please be aware, this was not a trial.  Mike Spencer was not charged with any criminal offense. 

For this, I praise God!  After all, he did not do anything to be charged with any criminal offense.

More than two (2) weeks later, a court date was set, for the judge to make a decision, regarding the request by the manager of WSIB, to have a Peace Bond issued against Mike Spencer.

When I sat in the courtroom that day, I was rather unhappy that Mike Spencer's lawyer wasn't able to be there, at that time.  He had another court issue to deal with.  So instead, his assistant represented Mike Spencer, that day.

The judge made remarks. 

Both the crown attorney and Mike Spencer's lawyer's assistant both spoke, afterwards.

Then, the decision was made by the judge.

The Peace Bond was to be issued.

Sigh...

The crown attorney attempted to have the peace bond issued not just for the manager of WSIB, but he wanted it issued for all of WSIB and its workers.

Mike Spencer's legal representative asked that the rest of the hearing be postponed until his lawyer could enter the courtroom to represent him. 

I praise God the judge agreed to delay the rest of the hearing.  Thank You, Lord!

Why?

Eventually, we all re-entered the courtroom.

Mike Spencer's lawyer spoke up against what the crown attorney was requesting.  He did exactly as I thought he should to prevent this from happening.  Hallelujah!

In the end, instead of issuing a peace bond as the crown attorney requested, the judge agreed to only issue the peace bond regarding that manager of WSIB, who had requested it.

It was written about in The Windsor Star.  Here is a link by blogs.windsorstar.com entitled, Injured worker barred from posting comments about WSIB managerhttp://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/dont-say-my-name-injured-worker-barred-from-posting-comments-about-wsib-manager.

While I felt so very upset and even angry that the peace bond was being issued, I did thank God for protecting Mike Spencer from being severely hurt.

After all, in my opinion, it was evil how Mike Spencer, an injured/disabled worker, was being treated.  In my opinion, this was injustice.

Of course, I am not alone in this thought.

God feels the same way, just as we read, in Zechariah 8:17, "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."

Even though that peace bond was issued, it was only issued for one (1) year. 

I praise God for this.  He helped Mike Spencer, by having this happen for only a short time.

I must admit, I prayed that God would deal with all those involved.  And, He will.

Just as we read in today's Bible verse.  For, He cannot stand evilness.  He hates it.  So, in His time, He will deal with this.

Our lives here on earth are not always exactly what we would want for ourselves, or for anyone else. 

But... God is Sovereign.  He is in control.  Not people.

And, He will make all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

For this, I will always be thankful.


Until next time...

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