Friday, July 31, 2015

Special...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I usually take the time to wish a family member... Happy Birthday!

Being July 31st, I normally would have done that.  However, knowing that it is my deceased husband's special day, I cannot really do that.

After all, he's not here on earth, to celebrate his birthday.  So, there's no point in wishing Gordon... Happy Birthday.

Does this sound awful to you?

If God had willed healing for Gordon, he would still be here.  But, he didn't receive worldly healing.  So instead, he's in Heaven with our Lord.  For this, I am grateful!

Am I alone in feeling like I'm not sure what to do on this special day?  Not really.

In fact, earlier this week, I spoke with a friend of mine, who is a widow.

She let me know that so many people think she shouldn't be missing her husband.  Their thinking relates to the fact that her husband is no longer suffering, and is also in Heaven.

Even so, she let me know that she misses him.  And, feels alone.

Not just when she's by herself.  But, even when she is spending time with many couples.  Couples... being people who have their spouses with them. 

She let me know that even during those times, she feels so very alone.

I let my friend know that her thinking is not strange.  I feel the same.  And, so do many other people.

You see, when you lose your spouse, it isn't always easy.  Not just because they are the other half of yourself.

It is truly not easy, when it is a special day.  Like today is to me, being Gordon's birthday.

Earlier this week, I wrote about what happened last Saturday.  At least, I let you know about the baby shower I attended.

What I didn't let you know, is that a friend of mine, who lives in the same apartment building I live in, died last Saturday.

It truly touched my heart when her son came on Facebook (FB) and let me know that she was no longer suffering here on earth.  In fact, I can say that it broke my heart.

Not for my friend.  Yes, she's no longer suffering here on earth.  Yes, she's in Heaven, with our Lord.

But, my heart broke for her husband, and her family.

I know they will suffer grief, the way many of us, do. 

Of course, at the moment, their grief may not yet have really begun.  At least, not further than the feeling of shock.

In my heart, I know they will feel the same way many of us feel, when we lose a loved one.  The broken heart won't quickly heal.

The good thing, is that we who are God's children, are taken care of by God.

Just as we read, in Psalm 34:18, "The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

Yes, our Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart.  And, He saves such who have a contrite spirit.  Or, brokenness, for those who don't understand what a contrite spirit is.

How grateful I am that our Lord, is with each and every one of us, who experiences loss.  Especially, loss of love, when a loved one's life here on earth, ends.

I will pray for them.  And, I'll pray for my friend who confirmed to me, that my thinking wasn't on it's own.

One thing I will always do, is thank my Lord, for loving me.  And, for being with me. 

After all, He will be with me, even 'til the end of the age.

By doing this, He makes me feel loved.  And, special. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mark of the Beast!

Yesterday, if you read Life with Lynnie (LwL), you're probably aware that the Thrifty Car Rental vehicle I was given to use, had a license plate number I didn't like.  The last three (3) digits were... 666.

You need to know that when I first saw this car and was offered it to me, I refused to accept it.

However, after trying to locate a vehicle like what I had originally reserved online, it was upsetting to realize they didn't have any.  So, I ended up with this vehicle, even though I didn't really want it.  Here's a pic of the license plate:

See... I wasn't teasing. 
666 was truly the last three (3) digits on the license plate. 

To me, this was truly horrible.  It reminded me of the mark of the beast.

Just as we read, in Revelation 13:11-18, "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

In some ways, thinking about that number 666, I found myself chuckling.

Especially, since I felt I had been treated badly by Thrifty Car Rental, even though that fellow assisted me, after I suffered greatly.

I was sort of reminded about how life can be so difficult.

But, I was truly happy.  Why?

Because, God is good.  And, He's with me always.

Just as He is always with all of His children.

Are you a child of God?

Have you gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, you are not saved.  Nor, are you a child of God. 

If you have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... then, you are saved.  You are a child of God.

For this, you should always be thankful.  Just as I am.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thanks and Praise!

In a recent Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I had hoped to share some photos with you.

Unfortunately, I couldn't.  Why?  Because, I had trouble uploading my pics onto this computer.

In fact, I absolutely could not do that.  Why?  My camera is not a new type, even though it is digital.

Although I must say, I had been able to do it in the past.  But, not since I upgraded to Windows 8.1. 

Sigh...

So, I had to unpack my older computer.

Then, I had to use it to upload those photos into it.  And, later I had to e-mail them, to me.  This way, I could add them to my newest computer.

This means that I can now share some pics with you!

As you're probably aware, I stayed overnight on July 4th, at BV Motel, in Searchlight.  Although I took many pics, I am only sharing a few.  Here they are:

Looking across from my room, is the office of
BV Motel, in Searchlight, NV, USA.
 
Here's a pic of the Thrifty Car Rental vehicle
I was given to use on my trip from
Las Vegas, NV to Lake Havasu City, AZ.
I parked it, in front of the section of the motel,
where my room #15 was located.
  
As I was leaving BV Motel in Searchlight, NV,
I was surprised to see what was written on the gate.
It says, "Thank you for staying with us".
 
I must admit, it truly made me smile!  :)

 
Knowing I wasn't far from Laughlin, NV, I happily drove off. 
 
As I drove south on Hwy 95, in Nevada, I gave thanks to the Lord, for providing for me.  And, like normal, I sang as I made my way.
 
This brought to mind, Psalm 92:1, "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High:"
 
Amen!  It is definitely a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.  And, to sing praises!
 
So, even though I wasn't able to worship with brothers and sisters in the Lord, I truly felt blessed.  Blessed, because I knew I gave thanks to the Lord, and praised Him!
 
Hallelujah!
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Baby Shower!

I thought I'd let you know, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I spent time with my daughter P, last Saturday.

On Saturday, I attended a baby shower.  You see, W and my grandson D, are having a baby.  D, is my daughter P's son.

Yes, I'll be a great-grandma, again!  :)

No, this doesn't mean that I am an ancient woman!  I'm not!!!  :D

The baby shower was held in a backyard, where many people were seated.  Also, there were many young children and babies, there!

My daughters B & P, joined me at the umbrella-topped table, where I was seated.  We had a lovely time, together. 

Like done at other showers, we played games.  B and I won a game.  P didn't.  :(

Knowing that my daughter P had taken W for an ultrasound earlier that day, I was glad to hear things were okay with the baby due to arrive in the fall.

While seated, I noticed a woman that looked so very familiar.  Yet, I couldn't recall where I had met her.

She came over to me, and we spoke.  She reminded me that she used to worship with a church group, where I used to join in with, to help with, late in the afternoon on SONdays.

Aww!  How nice it was to be reminded!  I thanked her.  And, we chatted.  :)

It turns out, this sister in the Lord is W's aunt.  :)

Thinking about how we are both born-again Christians, made me think about all the other people, there.  Were they all saved?

I have no idea.  Only God knows.

But, thinking of this, made me silently pray for them.

Thinking about how I prayed, asking God to save every person there, who may not yet have come to Christ, made me think of 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."

No.  Today's Bible verses were not what I prayed.  But, my prayer for all, was similar.

Please realize... some people think everyone will go to Heaven, after their life here on earth ends.

This is not the case. 

Only those who are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, shall be saved.

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


Until next time...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Gift!

As I mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went and joined my church family.  After all, it was SONday.  Our Lord's Day!

We did our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class.  Then, we worshipped together in the sanctuary.

Our pastor was away.  So, our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class teacher, preached for us. 

I must admit, he was wonderful.  And, so was the topic he discussed. 

His teaching/preaching was about... grace.

The Bible shows us that there are many ways that God has given us grace.  For this, I praise God.

But, the main way that I am thankful for, is that it is by grace we are saved.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast."

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

We all need to be saved.

There is no one, who doesn't need to be saved.  We all do!

Salvation, is not something we can achieve ourselves.

Just as we read in today's Bible verses, we are saved by grace through faith, and not of ourselves.  It is the gift of God.

God determines who He will save.  And, provides salvation for us, by having us trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Are you saved?

Hopefully so, my friend.

If not, you won't be happy later, how you spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with no chance of escape.

If you are saved, then I know you'll be happy spending eternity in Heaven, with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

After all, He fulfilled God the Father's plan of redemption for us, creating a way for us to become saved.

Hopefully, one day I'll see you in Heaven.  May God bless you, my friend.


Until next time...

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

'Tis So Sweet!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish my brother B, Happy Birthday!  May God bless you, today... and always!  xoxo

Here on LwL, I'll be letting you know that I will be going to meet up with my church family, once again.

This will be the first time all month.  And, I must admit... I am truly excited!

After our Bible study/Adult Sunday school class, we will go into the sanctuary.  And, we will worship God, together!

As I'm sure you are aware, I enjoy worshipping not just in spirit and in truth, just as we are to do.  I also enjoy worshipping through music.

The music I am sharing with you today, was written by William Kirkpatrick and Louisa Stead.  It's entitled, 'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or to sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DdgkvnsHjM.  The lyrics are below.

'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise
Just to know thus saith the Lord.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more.

I'm so glad I learned to trust Him
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend;
And, I know that He is with me,
Will be with me to the end.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more.
 
I'm so glad I learned to trust Him
Precious Jesus, Saviour, Friend;
And, I know that He is with me,
Will be with me to the end.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
O for grace to trust Him more.

O for grace to trust Him more.

I must admit, I truly loved singing this hymn during a worship service, a while ago.

I truly trust Him.  And, God gives me grace to trust Him, more.

Thinking of this and how He is with us, even to the end, brought to mind Matthew 28:18-20 NIV, "Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”"

How thankful I am that He is with me, to the very end of the age.  Thank You, Lord!

While I am not a pastor, I believe that I am doing work for Him.  I may not be baptizing people, as a pastor would. 

But, I do my best to help people understand their need for salvation.  And, do whatever I can to help teach others that they need to read, study and understand God's Word, the Bible.

This is the only way that people will understand what He has commanded us to do.

By doing what I can, I help others also understand that trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, is the only way to gain salvation.

Salvation, is truly what everyone needs.

I praise God for our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

I praise Him for what He did for us.  And, always will.  Thank You, Lord!

Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

What a Blessing!

On SONday's, I usually let you know, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I go to worship.

When I stayed overnight in Searchlight, Nevada, I thought I would do this. Even if it meant that I would not worship with my church family. After all, it would be okay to worship with brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Unfortunately, this didn't happen.

The church I thought I would go worship at, was no longer using the building I had found out about, on the internet. Where they were worshipping now, I have no idea.

Instead of going to worship, I watched Donnie Swaggart, on television (TV). Apparently, he is the son of the preacher, Jimmy Swaggart.

I must admit, I had never before heard of him. But, he was a wonderful preacher!


Here is a YouTube video of Donnie Swaggart, preaching a sermon entitled, I Have Received Commandment to Blesshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teZfPmAt6Zo.

Hopefully, you watched and/or listened to that sermon, based upon Numbers 23:19-24, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.
22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain."

If you did, I'm sure you're feeling blessed. 

Even though I had never before heard Donnie Swaggart preach, I truly felt blessed.  For this, I am thankful!  Thank You, Lord!

Just so you know, this was not the sermon I heard and watched on TV that Sunday morning, of July 5th.  Listening and watching Donnie Swaggart preach on that Lord's Day, I truly felt blessed.  And, thankful that God provided for me to worship, even if I was not with church family.

Yes, I was grateful that I found links on YouTube.  Hopefully, if you listen to any, you will also feel blessed.  And, will feel grateful to listen to his preaching.

Be sure that I will pray for you, my friend.  May you be blessed!


Until next time...

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Amen!

Hopefully, if you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, you'll know that I went through a trial of very much pain. As I said before, I thank God for helping me!

Though it was frustrating until I was able to leave there, I was grateful to finally be driving out of the airport area in Las Vegas, NV, USA

I made my way, to Marie Callendar's bakery and restaurant, on E. Sahara Blvd., in Las Vegas!  If you've never before heard of this restaurant and bakery, you may want to click on this link:  http://www.mariecallenders.com/.

My meal was delicious! If ever you are in a city where they have Marie Callendar's bakery and restaurant, go there! I'm sure you'll feel as happy as I did. lol :)

Then, I drove out of Las Vegas, down through Henderson, and made my way to Searchlight. Searchlight, is where I had booked a room for the night.

After arriving at BV Motel, I spent a fair amount of time talking with Brad, the owner of the motel, while checking in.

It was lovely hearing about how he and his wife have travelled. You see, he is originally from Australia. We talked about travelling in Europe. And, more.


Here is a link for BV Motel:  https://plus.google.com/116381587857395576622/about?hl=en.

Then, I made my way into Room #15.

I must admit, that even though I had rested on the airplane, I was absolutely exhausted. I immediately took a shower. Then, had a nap.

Well, it wasn't really a nap, because I ended up sleeping from about 8:00 p.m., until about 4:00 a.m.! And, after being up for a short time, I went back to sleep for a few hours.

I praised God for that!

Even though the motel isn't visible on the main road of Hwy. #95, it was simple to find. Even though it appears to be an older building, it was very comfortable. And, offers free WIFI. My room had air-conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a desk for my laptop computer, and of course a television (TV).

It truly is amazing to me, how God provides. And, how He loves me and blesses me.


Thinking of this, reminded me of  Psalm 72:19, "And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen."

Even though I had been feeling blessed, He filled me with His glory.  And, blessed me, while showing me how much He loves me.

After all, He helped me so very much after arriving in Las Vegas.  And, helped me make my way to Searchlight, where I planned on staying for the night. 

For this, I will always be thankful. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Great Troubles...


As you probably are aware if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, I flew from Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A, on July 4th, to go visit family members.

As I mentioned in a past LwL entry, I had heard that the security level for USA was raised. It was due to the possibility of being attacked on that special date.

Knowing that on 9/11 attacks had happened through the use of airplanes, I was aware after hearing about this on the news, that it might be risky to fly on that date, from any USA airport.  Especially, since the security rating was high, due to there being a higher risk of terrorism, as told by the U.S. Government.

Even so, I prayed. Just as I normally do.

The flight itself was wonderful. At least, to me.

I managed to doze off, and rest.  But, only for a short time.

As I mentioned yesterday, there were a couple of young girls (they looked to be about 11 and 13 years old) seated next to me. Their mom was across the aisle. They turned out to be wonderful seat mates!

On our flight, we had comfortable times. We also had times when we had quite a bit of turbulance . A couple of times, the plane actually felt like we were being thrown heavily. In fact, a few people cried out.

But, as I had prayed for, God brought us to Las Vegas, Nevada, safely. For this, I praise Him!

We actually landed 18 minutes earlier than scheduled! To me, this was almost unheard of.

Later, I was truly grateful.

I took a bus that brought me to where I was picking up a rental car, along with everyone else aboard that bus.

Whenever my deceased husband Gordon, and I had used this city as a centre for our southwest travel, we always used Thrifty Car Rental as the company we would pick up a rental car from. There used to be a shuttle van that transported customers.

But, as I said, this time there was a bus. And, it was full, taking people to a different location than in the past.

It drove customers to a centre, where many, many car rental agencies were sharing this commercial building.

Upon arriving, I was absolutely shocked to see that both Thrifty and Dollar car rental companies, were sharing a space. And, they had a mutual line-up.

The line-up was so long, that the line extended right out into the centre portion of the building.  I must admit, it hurt me physically, to stand up that long.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been partially-disabled for many years. They would also know that I have trouble walking long distances. And, that even worse, I have trouble standing without walking, for an extended period of time.

I praised God I brought a cane with me on this trip, because I needed to lean upon it.

At one point, I went up to one of the counter people and had a short discussion. No, it wasn't my time to receive the car I was renting, for I was still behind many, many people.

Just so you know, there were no line-ups like this at any other car rental company. Only, where I was.

The fellow I complained to, told me it was my problem and not his or anyone else's, that the line-up was so extended.  He also asked me why I didn't have a wheelchair. After a word or two together, I let him know I will NEVER use Thrifty Car Rental company, again in the future.

I was in absolute agony.

After standing for about an hour and a half, tears were rolling down my cheeks. I was in so much pain.

I prayed. And, God helped me.

Tears stopped.  The fellow I had spoken with earlier, actually brought a wheelchair for me to sit in.

Yes, I still had to wait, but I was thankful he had done what he did.

Believe it or not, it took more than three and a half (3 1/2) hours, to finally drive out with the rental car. It seemed close to the same amount of time it took to fly from Detroit, to Las Vegas!

To some people, this wouldn't be upsetting.  But, to me, it was.

After all, it wasn't a case where I needed to arrange for the car rental.  I had already reserved it, and had also paid Thrifty Car Rental, about half the cost, online... before I had even flown there.

Some people might think that God didn't help me, at that time. But, I would disagree.

I know He did. And, I was truly thankful to Him. Thank You, Lord!

He provided for me. Without Him, I don't think I could have gotten through the physical trauma I experienced.  Even though I had truly suffered, there.

Thinking about the adversity in life I had just experienced, I thought about Psalm 71:20, "Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth."

Yes, we will have troubles in our life. Small ones, and bigger ones.

But, God brings us up again, from he depths of the earth.  Just as He did, when I was suffering physically, that day.

Even though it was an upsetting time, God used that fellow to assist me.  I was thankful, as I said.  After all, I had suffered greatly with pain due to my physical limitations.

Something else came to mind. 

I also thought about how there were so many people lined up. Later, I realized that if that fellow saw how it was so difficult for me to stand up all that time, I wondered why no one else did.

After thinking about this, I'm sure other people did. Not just workers, there. But, also people in line.

Yet, no one assisted me in any way.

I thought about something. But, not until after I had driven away with the rental car.

Anyone in line, could have said to me, "go sit down on the seats provided, nearby". They could have saved my place and helped me be in less pain. But, they didn't. 

Not even one (1) person.  :(

Just as I said to the fellow that helped me, I pray that no one will ever go through what I've been through, physically. May God bless each person... and provide for their every need.

Until next time...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Comfort!

Did you read Life with Lynnie (LwL), yesterday?  If so, you'll know that even though I am Canadian, and live in Canada, I made my way to the airport in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

After God helped me leave my vehicle with the parking lot operators, I was taken to the airport.

Upon arriving, I was greeted by an airline employee.  And, was directed as to where I needed to go, to obtain the help I needed to make my way through the airport.

Just so you know, I do walk.  And, do... regularly.

However, after having injuries in the past, I am limited in my ability to walk extra-long distances.  So, I made my way to where I would obtain wheelchair assistance.

Off we went.

My boarding pass let anyone looking at it know that I and my carry-on baggage had already been pre-checked.  For security reasons.

Even so, we made our way through a place where me and my things were sent through the security checks.

After being brought to the boarding gate, I waited.  Eventually, I boarded the airplane.  Along with  everyone else who had booked the flight.

Being an American holiday in U.S.A., things on the flight were done a little bit differently.

Instead of charging for some things, those items were given out... free.  Like the ear buds used by those who wanted to watch and listen to the movie that was shown.

As per normal, information was given to everyone, relating to what we needed to know. 

In the past, it was usually a flight attendant who showed everyone where to read an information card that showed how to use the seat belt, the oxygen system, etc.  But, this time it was different.

A video was played. 

It was done in a humorous way.  So much so, that people everywhere were laughing!  :)

Then, a flight attendant sang God Bless America

No music was used.  She sang a cappella. I must admit, she did a wonderful job.  And, had a lovely voice.

One of the flight attendants stood in the aisle, and did magic tricks.  While I do not enjoy magic, most people truly enjoyed what she did.

Instead of having a couple of adults seated beside me, I had a couple of children who sat there.  The girls looked to be about 11 and 13 years old.  They were great people to sit with.

I relaxed. 

Even though I didn't sleep, I did find myself dozing off at times.  And, thanked God for the comfort I felt, while aboard that airplane.

Thinking about this, brought to mind  Psalm 71:21, "Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side."

Yes, God did this for me. 

He provided people who helped me, just as I said, before.  And, the comfort of relaxing on the airplane and being treated so well, truly made me feel blessed.

After all, I was blessed.

Blessed by God.  And, was blessed by everything that was done for me, that day.

Thank You, Lord.  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mercy!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) last week, you'll know that I had a shocking event happen on July 4th. As I crossed the border.

You'll also know that I was grateful. So very grateful to God, for helping me. But, also... for answering my prayer!

Knowing that time was so very important, I thought about taking the streets I thought I would, to get to the highway that would lead me to the airport. I realized it would take time, to do this.

As I made my way, I saw a highway link that I had never before used.

Once again, I prayed. God, led me.

How? This highway gave me a link that took much less time to drive where I needed to go!

Yes, in the future, I'll use that link. But, on Saturday, July 4th, I was truly happy. Especially, since there was quite a bit of traffic.

As I made my way towards the airport, I once again prayed.

You see, when my now deceased husband Gordon, and I travelled by flying out of Detroit, we quite often stayed at a hotel the night before, and used this set up to keep our vehicle while we were gone. You probably are aware it can be called sleep 'n park.

Never since Gordon died, had I travelled much. Especially, with having been cut open so many times, for surgical reasons.

The only previous time I had flown anywhere alone, without Gordon, had been a couple of years ago. This was when I flew to USA, when I had an appointment with an American surgeon, and when my cousin helped me, once I arrived. Like in the past, I had stayed at a hotel near Detroit's airport.

But, I had decided to not do that, this time.

Instead, I made my way to the parking lot, where my vehicle would be kept safe. This company and their location was somewhere I had never before been.

I prayed that God would help me find this location, without any trouble.

On the highway, I realized that the map I had printed off before leaving, was packed in my luggage. I became rather upset with myself that I hadn't placed it in my purse. Especially, since my luggage was behind my seat, and I couldn't access the info while driving. :(

For some reason, my mind was blank as to where this location was. I knew the name of the road it was located on. But, wasn't able to find it. Even when I drove through the area of the airport.

While driving through the airport area, I began to feel upset. And, once again prayed.

I asked God to help me. To provide a way for me to find this location. Especially, since there was nowhere for me to be able to stop at that time.

At first, I thought that I would go onto a side street and get out the map I had printed. But, it turned out I didn't need to do this.

All of a sudden a transport van that is used to bring customers to and from the airport, came up beside me!

The driver's window was open and we both had to stop at a traffic light, within the airport area. I asked the driver if I could follow him to the parking lot. He agreed, and so I followed him.

Believe me when I said I praised God! I did, over and over, and over, again. I thanked Him, even aloud!

After leaving my vehicle at the parking place, I joined Daniel in the van.  As he was driving me to the airport, I happened to be the only person in the van with him.  So we talked.

During our conversation, he let me know that he had been using the air-conditioning in the vehicle and had his window shut, up until about a minute or two before we became beside each other at that traffic light.

After hearing this, I praised God aloud, again! And, Daniel agreed!

It turned out that Daniel, was also a fellow Christian! We had quite a conversation, together. And, I thanked God for all He did for me, that morning!

Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 116:5-6, "Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me."

Yes, I thanked Daniel for helping me.  After all, I appreciated his help.

But, before I did this, I thanked God!

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous!  Yes, our God is merciful.  Just as He showed me that morning.

Our Lord preserves the simple... like me.  For I was brought low, and He helped me.

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


Until next time...

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Monday, July 20, 2015

A... or D... ?

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) a couple of few days ago, you'll know that I went on vacation. 

I flew into Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Was that where I was staying to have fun?  No.

Just so you know, I was flying into Las Vegas, because it is the closest airport to where my cousin and her husband live... in Lake Havasu City (LHC), Arizona.

If you have never before heard of LHC, you may want to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Havasu_City,_Arizona.  Hopefully, you did.  If so, you will have read some information that hopefully, will draw you to there, some day.  :)

To me, LHC is sort of like an oasis.

It's location is in the desert.  Much like many other cities, towns, etc. in the state of Arizona.

But, to me, LHC is the nicest place I've ever been in USA's southwest.

The London Bridge, from London, England is there.  Well, at least part of it!  And, Queen Elizabeth owns a piece of land that was given to her, when this area was born.

I took this pic of the London Bridge, in July 2013.
 
Take a look here!
 
Yes, these were also taken in 2013.
 
I'm sure you'd love visiting here!

To me, the city is sort of like on a grand staircase... with housing raising up in elevation, as you leave from the waterfront. 

From my cousin's home, there are mountains behind.  And, much like many other homes in the area, there is a view of Lake Havasu.

Yes, there is a lake.  With beaches.  And, palm trees. 

Is this what you would expect to see in the desert?

Not me!  :(  But, I absolutely enjoy spending time, there!  :) 

Of course, I sometimes think of LHC as being almost like an oasis, in the middle of the desert.

Yes, in the summer the weather is hot.

In fact, when I visited a few years ago, there was a temperature of 126 F, in the summer!  Of course, temps are not always that high.  :)

However, with it being dry there, I feel really great.  After all, being Rheumatoid Arthritic (RA) with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), the dryness of the desert is actually perfect for me.  I usually feel like a million bucks, when I'm there!

Okay, so it sounds hotter than at home.

In Windsor, when the temperature is in the 90's F or even higher just over the 100 F range, it feels even worse than when I'm in LHC.  Why?

Humidity. 

It can even be in the 80's F, and be so humid that sweating happens.  With the higher temps, and higher humidity, it's like there's no relief.

Unlike being in LHC.  Where it's dry.  With low humidity.

For this I praise God!

Hopefully, you'll research for yourself, and see how wonderful LHC is. 

Hopefully, you don't think I'm lying.  Because, I'm not.  I'm telling the truth.

Thinking about lying and telling the truth, brought to mind Proverbs 12:22, "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."

I admit... I have not been lying.  This means I am not an abomination (A) to the Lord.

Hopefully, you are the same.

I believe that if you and I tell the truth, then we are His delight (D).  For this, I am truly thankful!

Of course, this only applies if you and I are His children.

I know I am.  Are you?

Hopefully, you gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  If so, then we both are His children. 

And, are a delight to Him!


Until next time...

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Are You?

Being SONday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), it is a special day.

Today is our Lord's Day!

This is a day when we should worship in spirit and in truth.  As you probably are aware, I enjoy worshipping through music.

Today's hymn is by Elisha A. Hoffman, and is entitled, Are You Washed In The Blood?  It is sung by Antrim Mennonite Choir.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  .  The lyrics are below.

Are You Washed In The Blood

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

 
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Are you walking daily by the Savior’s side?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Do you rest each moment in the Crucified?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

 
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb?

 
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?


Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin,
And be washed in the blood of the Lamb;
There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean,
O be washed in the blood of the Lamb!

 
Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
 
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
 
I know that I am!
 
We all need to be.
 
Just as we read, in Hebrews 9:22, "And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission."
 
Yes, almost all things are by the law purged with blood.  And, without the shedding of blood, there is no remission. 
 
No remission of sin.
 
The law was written in the Old Testament portion of the Bible.  Many people believe it does not apply, since Jesus came and the New Testament was created.
 
However, the Old Testament applies in some ways.
 
The law is no longer to serve us as a way to be saved.  But, it does convict us of sin.
 
To be washed clean of sin, and to gain salvation, we need to be cleansed in the blood of Jesus.
 
So, my friend... hopefully, you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For if you are, you have been washed clean by His blood, and are now a born-again/saved Christian.
 
I am.
 
For this I praise God.  And, always will!
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Taste...

Did you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) a few days ago? If so, you'll know that I had planned to travel to visit my cousin and her husband, in Lake Havasu City (LHC), Arizona, USA.

It was a special date, when I was due to leave. It was July 4th. Independence Day, in USA. And, that was where I was flying from.

With less than three (3) hours sleep, I got up. Finishing up packing and getting ready took a little longer than I expected.

Even so, I made my way to the border. After all, I live in Canada.

On the way there, I thought about how long it might take me to cross the border. You see, I had been hearing that security was at risk.

Thinking about this, made me feel rather upset. I realized that if there was a lot of traffic, like there usually is, I could be lined up waiting for far more time than normal.

Going through the tunnel, I prayed.

I prayed that God would make a way where there wasn't one. That He would make it so that there were NO vehicles lined up. That there would be NO ONE trying to cross the border.

If ever you attempted to cross the border from Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Detroit, Michigan, USA, you'll know that there is ALWAYS vehicles linded up. Sometimes few, but quite often... many, many, many. In fact, the last time I went across, it took me about 45 minutes to get through customs.

There I was, praying as I drove through the tunnel. And, letting God know that I was trusting Him to get me through customs, without delay.

To my surprise, when I arose from the tunnel and approached the customs area, the whole area was empty. Not one vehicle was there!

Even though I was truly happy and grateful that God had blessed me, I must say it was truly shocking. This had NEVER, EVER before happened!

Being an American holiday date, it made this even more shocking. Normally, in the past, I've seen traffic lined up, even through the tunnel!

Thinking about how God had been so good to me, brought to mind Psalm 34:8, "O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."

Yes, I know that the Lord is good.  And, I know I am blessed, for I trusteth in Him!

Do you trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, you may get through life okay, but you will end up spending eternity in Hell.  Separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

This is not what I would wish for you.

Please, read God's Word, the Bible.  Begin in the New Testament portion.

You will see how God truly loves you.  And, will save you if you trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Hopefully, you'll do this, my friend.  For then, we'll be together some day, in Heaven.


Until next time...

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Wowee!

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I let you know about music that played on my heart and mind.  Today, I will be letting you know about some.

When I awoke on Wednesday morning, a song resonated throughout me.

The song is by Jimmy Buffett, and is entitled, Come Monday.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnKKlf_FGwg&list=RDqnKKlf_FGwg.  The lyrics are below.

Come Monday

Headin' up to San Francisco
For the Labor Day week-end show
I've got my hush-puppies on
I guess I never was meant for glitter rock and roll
And honey I didn't know
That I'd be missin' you so

Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side

Yes, it's been quite a summer
Rent-a-cars and west-bound trains
And now you're off on vacation
Somethin' you tried to explain
And darlin', it's I love you so
That's the reason I just let you go

Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side

I can't help it honey
You're that much a part of me now
Remember that night in Montana
When we said there'd be no room for doubt

I hope you're enjoyin' the scen'ry
I know that it's pretty up there
We can go hikin' on Tuesday
With you I'd walk anywhere
California has worn me quite thin
I just can't wait to see you again

Come Monday, it'll be all right
Come Monday, I'll be holdin' you tight
I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side


I spent four lonely days in a brown L. A. haze
And I just want you back by my side


Once again, I must admit, I am not totally sure why this song was on my mind.  But, please realize I do not think it is in reference to what I wrote about in yesterday's LwL entry.

I believe it was God. 

And, believe He was reminding me about how much He loves me.  Especially, since I am not a perfect person.

We can read about God's love, in 1 John 3:1-3, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."

Many verses in the Bible speak as though they refer only to men.  But, when they speak about man, they are referring to mankind.  People.  So women, know that most of those verses refer to you, also.

Just as we read in today's verses, God bestowed love upon us.  So much, that we should be called sons (or children) of God.

Yes, the world knows us not, because it knows Him, not.  

Even so, we who are children of God, know that while we do not know what we will be like in the future, we know that ultimately we shall become like Him.  We shall see Him, as He is.  And, every person who has this hope in Him, purifies himself/herself... even as He is pure.

To me, it is wonderful knowing that I am a child of God.

Are you a child of His?

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

Hopefully, you have.

If not, you may get though this life okay.  But, you will suffer throughout eternity... forever... being separated from God.  And, will spend eternity in Hell... with no chance of escape.

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

And, we will be blessed... forever.


Until next time...

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Waiting...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will be discussing something very different.. 

I received a text message.

It wasn't a typical message.  And, it wasn't the first message I had received from this person.

Who sent it to me?  I have no idea.

Was it the first message ever received from this person?  No.

In the past, when I first (1st) received a message from this person, I thought it may have been an error in sending it.  After all, I had no idea who it was who sent it.

After receiving a second (2nd) message quite a while ago, I actually responded.  I asked who it was who sent me the message. 

Did I receive a response after placing my request?  No.

But, on Tuesday, I received a message, once again.  This time, it had a remark in it, that was very different than in the past.

At the end of the message, the person said, "I adore you xo"

Believe me, when I say this shocked me.

Once again, I asked who it is that sent me the message.

You may be wondering if I recognize the phone number.  No, I don't.

But, I can let you know, it is area code... 289.  This area code is basically in the same area as... 905, which is used in the suburbs and cities outside the Toronto area.

Hopefully, this person will respond to me, in either letting me know it was sent in error.  Or, by letting me know who they are.

If not, I'm sure God will provide for me.  In whatever way, He chooses.

You see, I prayed.  I asked God to reveal to me, who this person is.  And, I'm trusting that He will answer my prayer.

Just as we read, in Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

Truthfully, I think these messages may be a mistake.  At this time, I truly have no idea.  But, God does!

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, I did what He told us to do.

I called unto Him.  So, I know He will answer me, and show me great and mighty things, which I know not.

At least, at this time... in regards to my request.

However, He has shown me great and mighty things in the past.  Things I hadn't been aware of.

So, I'll trust in Him, to reveal truth to me.  It may take some time, or it may happen, quickly. 

In any case, I will just forget this happened. 

For, I know that if God feels it is important for me to know, He'll reveal the truth to me, himself.

Or, He will place it on the person's heart and mind, to answer my request.

In any case, I'm trusting Him.  And, will wait for God to provide.  Just as I always do.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Answered Prayer for P!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) near the end of June, you'll know that I took my daughter P, to Chatham, Ontario.  This is where she had surgery on her foot.

Originally, P thought she wouldn't have to return to see her surgeon for three or four (3 or 4) weeks.  However, after the surgery was completed, the nursing staff told her that she had an appointment for Tuesday, July 7th. 

Sigh...

That was a date that I wasn't going to be able to help P.  After all, I was scheduled to be away from home, on vacation at that time.

Even so, I prayed for my daughter. 

I prayed for her healing, just as I did for her to survive the surgery/operation she had experienced.

I prayed for God to help her deal with her pain.  Especially, since she suffered greatly upon arriving at home.

God answered my prayers, then.

And, He answered my prayer, once again.

You see, she was able to find someone to drive her to Chatham.

How grateful I am that God answered my prayer, for P... my daughter who has not been well.

Having this happen, brought to mind James 5:15, "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."

As I said, I am truly grateful that God answered my prayer.  This prayer of faith, saved my daughter of the sickness she endured.

The Lord will raise her up. 

And, if she has committed sins, they shall be forgiven.  Just as today's Bible verse says.  I praise God that my sins have also been forgiven.

All I can say, is praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Yes? Or... No?

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that may be surprising to some of you.

On June 29, 2015, I saw this posting on Facebook (FB).  It was by abcnews.go.com and was entitled, Bulletin Warns of Heightened Threat of ISIS Attack on July 4th.  Here is a link, to read it and watch the video:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bulletin-warns-heightened-threat-isis-attack-july-4th/story?id=32102380.

Was this important?  To you?  To me?  To anyone?

Hopefully, not.

To be honest, I cannot say for sure.

Why?

Because, I wrote this blog entry, and set it to be published, on July 14th.  This means that when I wrote this LwL entry and set it to be published, I had no idea what would happen on that date.

You may be wondering why I did this.  It's because I had planned to go on vacation, on Saturday, July 4th.

Knowing that date is my American friends' special day when their annual celebrations take place, regarding their country, I was aware that it was risky to plan to fly on that date. 

Especially, since I would be crossing the border, from Canada.  And, flying from Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Where was I going?  I was going to visit my cousin E, and her husband E, in Arizona.

Nope, I wasn't flying to Phoenix.  That is not the closest airport.

I was flying to Las Vegas, Nevada.  This is the closest airport to where my family members live in AZ, USA.

As I said earlier, today... July 14th, is the day I am due to return home.  Hopefully, this is what will happen!

Of course, if ISIS members, or Muslims who support them were to proceed with attacking within USA's borders, then there is no way I would know in advance if the airplane I will have flown on, would be okay.  Or, if it would be destroyed.  Much like what happened, in 9/11.

Hopefully, that ABC News bulletin shared with you, is only set as a warning, that not good things might happen.

Truly, until after I arrive in Las Vegas, I will not be aware if anything happened, or not.

Sigh...  lol  :) :(

Since this is written and pre-published before July 4th has happened, this is something that only God knows. 

After all, He knows the plans He has for us.

Just as He told us, in Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV), "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

His plans for us, who belong to Him, are to prosper us, and not harm us, to give us hope and a future!

How wonderful is this!

Does this mean that the airplane I am travelling on won't crash?  Only God knows.

Let's face it.  Even if I were to die, His plan for me would be wonderful. 

After all, I would no longer be here on earth.  And, would no longer be struggling with life.

Instead, I would be in Heaven with Him.  And, enjoying every minute, honouring Him.

Of course, this is only the case for people like me, who belong to Him. 

Do you belong to Him?

Are you truly Christian?

Did you gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?

If not, you wouldn't be along side of me, in the airplane, and going to where I will go, if it crashes.  Instead, you'd spend eternity in Hell, separated from God.  With no chance of escape.

Hopefully, you are a brother or sister in the Lord, who has gained salvation.  :)  If so, we'll be together, one day.

Oops... I suppose I should say that I pray this is the case.  After all, I have no idea if I'll be writing another blog entry on LwL, or not.

God knows.  :)  And, I will too, if I arrive home.

May God bless you... my friend.


Until next time...

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Renewing!

There's something I'd like to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It may not be important to you.  But, it feels important to me.  At least in a very minor way.  :)

It has to do with the outdoor swimming pool, we have at my apartment building, where I live.  Here is a pic I've posted in the past.  No, it is not a current photo.  But, it still is similar in nature!

The swimming pool I enjoy in the warm weather!

You may have heard/read about how I feel about using this pool.  At least, ever since my now deceased husband Gordon, passed away. 

I must admit, I sometimes feel rather frustrated.  Not always.  But, more and more often, to be sure.

While my spouse was alive, we would go downstairs to the pool, together.  Now, I'm alone.

Does this truly matter?

Some people might think...no.  While others may think... yes.

To me, it really does matter!

Now, if I go down alone, and no one is in the fenced in pool area, I'm not supposed to enter the pool.  Not even if I just want to stand and/or exercise in the shallow end.  :(

There were times in the past, when I was able to enter the pool and work out for a while, in the morning.  Only once, was I able to do that this year, so far.

And, when I did, it seemed I may have interfered with the aqua-fitness class that now uses both the shallow and deep ends of the pool.  Not just once... but, twice per day... with both classes being in the morning.  Unlike in the past, where a class was held both in the morning and the afternoon.

Do I like to participate in those classes?  No.

They seem to be set up for extremely elderly people.  After all, even though I am still recovering from that extreme surgery, and am not able to do every single exercise I used to do in the pool, I still work out much harder than they do.

So, I try to avoid both of those classes.

Later in the day, there have been times when people have been in the pool area.  For this, I praised God, because this meant I could do what I needed/wanted to do.

However, there have been times, when I have gotten changed into my swimsuit, and went down to work out, relax and enjoy the pool.  But, couldn't.  No one, was there.  :(

You see, I don't live on the side of the building, from where the pool area can be seen.  Instead, I live on the side of the building, where it is not able to be seen.

Sigh...

Is this the worst thing that can happen in my life?  Absolutely, not!  But, it can be upsetting.

Even so, I always have to remind myself that I must accept what this situation is.  And, how it truly affects my life.

Thinking about this, I thought about Romans 12:2, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

Yes, whatever happens to me, concerning this issue, is truly the will of God.  Just as everything else in my life is.  And, yours, too.

We need to be not conformed to this world, but we need to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

After all, God's will is always done.  Not ours.

While I accept this fact, there are times when I truly trust God, hope and pray that my apartment building manager will arrange for a camera will be installed, and the pics placed on our building television (TV) station, that only we residents, can see.

Of course, this will only happen if it is God's will! 


Until next time...

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy Orangemen's Day!

Today, is a special day once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Yes, it's our Lord's Day.

But, it's July 12th! 

Today's date is known to be The Twelfth, and is also called Orangemen's Day.  It is a bank holiday, in Northern Ireland, to commemorate The Battle of Boyne.

My Facebook (FB) friend, D shared a song that I had never before heard.  To me, it was a wonderful song.

Plus, it was an Irish song. An Irish song that focused on our Lord. 

So, I decided to share it today.

The song is sung by Robin Mark, a Northern Ireland musical evangelist, and is entitled, When Its All Been Said And Done.  Here is a link so you can listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POU7foVgTpc .  The lyrics are below.

When Its All Been Said And Done

When it's all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth?
Did I live my life for you?

When it's all been said and done
All my treasures will mean nothing
Only what I have done
For love's rewards
Will stand the test of time

Lord, your mercy is so great
That you look beyond our weakness
And find purest gold in miry clay
Making sinners into saints

I will always sing your praise
Here on earth and ever after
For you've shown me Heaven's my true home
When it's all been said and done
You're my life when life is gone...


When it's all been said and done
There is just one thing that matters
Did I do my best to live for truth?
Did I live my life for you?

Lord, I'll live my life for You...

These lyrics are truly wonderful.  At least, to me.

They talk about living our lives for our Lord.  And, about how anything/treasures we have here on earth, truly mean nothing.

As quoted, love's rewards will stand the test of time. 

Our Lord's mercy is so great, that He will look beyond our weakness and find purest gold in miry clay.

Making sinners into saints.

These lyrics reminded me of the fact that I live for Christ.

Just as we read in Philippians 1:21, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

While the Apostle Paul said that, I think the same way.  And, do everything I can, to live my life that way.

Hopefully, you do too, my friend. 
Happy Orangemen's Day!


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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Yes? Or, No?

Today, is one of those days when I'll be discussing movies, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

If you know me personally, or have read about what I do when I watch movies, you'll be aware that I don't just sit in my recliner chair and watch movies.  Instead, I usually do either computer work, or paperwork, while watching films.

Even so, I enjoy movies.  Both Christian films and secular ones.  Especially, older movies if they are secular in nature.

Here are a few I watched, recently:

Sorry, Wrong Number, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster.  Here is a link, so you can check out this film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry,_Wrong_Number.  Even though this was a noir suspense film and I didn't like what happened, I enjoyed it. 

Untamed, starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Richard Egan and some other well-known actors.  Check out this movie by clicking on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untamed_(1955_film).  This was supposed to be an adventure film, but to me, it seemed like a combination of a love story and hatefulness, filled with disaster. 

Indiscreet, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.  If you'd like to find out about this film, you can read about it, here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiscreet_(1958_film).  This was supposed to be a romantic comedy film, but to me, it wasn't.

In A Lonely Place, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame.  To read about this movie, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_a_Lonely_Place.  This was definitely a noir film.  It's one that contained much abuse.

Lady in a Cage, starring Olivia de Havilland and James Caan.  If you want to check out this movie, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_in_a_Cage.  This psychological thriller, was filled with hurtful things, but truthfully, it had a good ending.

If you checked out these movies, I'm sure you will see that there was much hurt, abuse and hatefulness in these films.

Yes, I know.  These were only movies.  Not real life stories.

Well, at least, to some people they were not real life stories.

The fact is, many people suffer in life, being abused, and treated in unloving ways.

Thinking about how difficult life can be to some, made me think about what God told us, in Luke 6:27-28, "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."

Some people find it difficult to do what God would have them do.

Some people believe they want to hate those who have hurt them.

But, as we read in today's verses, God wants us to love our enemies.  He wants us to do good to those who hate us.

He wants us to bless them that curse us.  And, He wants us to pray for them who despitefully use us.

Have you ever done this?

Or, have you refused to do this?

Hopefully, not.  Because if you have refused to do what God wants you to do, chances are you may not truly be a saved person.

Those who have gained salvation, usually read God's Word, the Bible, and want to be obedient to Him.

After all... isn't that what Jesus did?!

Jesus came to earth, knowing full well that He would suffer here on earth, and humanly die on a wooden cross.  He knew He would be resurrected and would return to Heaven, to be with God, the Father.

He was obedient to God the Father's calling for Him to complete the plan of redemption God the Father created, to save each of us.

Now, it's time for you to be obedient.

Do what God commands.  And, my friend... you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Arabic Baptist Church...

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

As you can probably guess, I have some friends who are true Christians.  People who do work for the Lord.  And, some are pastors/ministers.

From a couple who live here in Ontario, I received an e-mail.  They asked me to pray for this church group, who had just found a new location.

After checking it out, I knew I absolutely would.  Pray I mean...

On the e-mail, there were links.

Hopefully, you would like to read about how this church group found their new location.  Here is a link to an article published by washingtonpost.com entitled, One Church's sunset means a new day for anotherhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-old-line-southern-baptist-churches-struggle-a-dying-one-has-an-epiphany/2015/05/30/b0662e82-058d-11e5-bc72-f3e16bf50bb6_story.html>.

If you read this article, you'll be aware that as changes were made, Scenic Baptist Church became the Arabic Baptist Church... in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (TN), USA.

Here is a link for you to check out the Arabic Baptist Church, there:  http://abcmboro.org/.
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When I read the area named Murfreesboro, TN, I thought of a Facebook (FB) friend who used to live there.  She lived there, before she died.

Obviously, her family members lives have changed. 

And, now... the situation with this new church group, and many Arabic people in the area, has also changed.

Is this bad?  Not really.

To many people, it may have not been good that my FB friend died.  To me, it wasn't.

However, knowing that there is so many Muslim people living in that area, that they built a mosque for the first time, shows that the population has basically changed, also.

How wonderful it is that even though things in our lives change, our Lord, doesn't.

Just as we are told in Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."

He will never change.  Not... ever!!!

He will never leave us, nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  He'll be with us always... even 'til the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

For this, I praise Him!

And, will always be thankful!


Until next time...

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