Monday, August 31, 2015

Such Is!

Much like I've done in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know about how I enjoyed worshipping yesterday, with my church family.

I must admit, I truly enjoyed being with my church family.  But, also with my family!

Well, not my whole family.  However, my granddaughter, A was with me, again!

Thank You, Lord!

You see, even though I have many grandchildren, A is the only grandchild I have been able to bring to attend SONday School, on a regular basis.

Yes, I did bring a couple of her brothers years ago, but it wasn't continuously.  They only joined me a few times.

As for A, this is different.  Every Sunday, for the last few weeks, I have driven to her home, picked her up and had her join me, to worship.

By doing this, it means I haven't been able to attend the Adult Sunday school/Bible study class.  But to me, this is even more important being able to bring along my granddaughter!

You see, in my heart, it is important for every child to come to know Jesus.  And, begin to love Him.

Not just due to the sake of learning.  But, also because Jesus said to let the little children come unto Him.

Just as we read, in Mark 10:13-14, "And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."

Yes, many... if not all, who attend Sunday school as a child, come to know and love Jesus.  It's for this reason that such is the kingdom of God!

It is what God would have happen for each of us.

It is sad to me, that NOT each and every one of us... as a child, attend Sunday school at a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church group/family of brothers and sisters.  Even so, I am truly grateful this is happening to my granddaughter, A.

For this I am thankful.  And, always will be.  Especially, since A will be able to come to know and love Jesus.

Thank You, Lord!


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Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Gift...

As you're probably aware, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I go worship on our Lord's Day.  Just as I will do, today!

Being SONday, I will worship God, in spirit and in truth.  And, of course, through music!

The hymn I am sharing with you today, is by H. Lillenas and Lari Goss.  It's entitled, Wonderful Grace of Jesus.  Here is a link for you to listen to it and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsPc-Ix3_ow.  The lyrics are below.

Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Wonderful grace of Jesus
Greater than all my sin
How shall my tongue describe it?
Where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden, setting my spirit free
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea
Higher than the mountain
Sparkling like a fountain
All sufficient grace for even me
Broader than the scope of my transgressions
Greater far than all my sin and shame
O magnify the precious name of Jesus
Praise His name!
 
Wonderful grace of Jesus
Reaching to all the lost
By it I have been pardoned
Saved to the uttermost
Chains have been torn asunder, giving me liberty
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me
 
Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea
Higher than the mountain
Sparkling like a fountain
All sufficient grace for even me
Broader than the scope of my transgressions
Greater far than all my sin and shame
O magnify the precious name of Jesus
Praise His name!


Yes, I praise His name.  Always!

Thinking about our Lord, Jesus' grace given to us, brought to mind Ephesians 4:7, "But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ."

After all, the grace we receive is given to us, according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Just as we read in today's Bible verse.

I am truly thankful.  And, always will be!


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sweat?!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I wrote about weather.  And, about how different it is in Nevada and Arizona, USA, than it is at home in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

As I mentioned yesterday on LwL, the temperatures were much higher in Nevada and Arizona, USA than they are at home in Canada.

Even so, I did not sweat there, like I do at home.

Once again, I must say that this is due to the much higher rates of humidity we have in my city, than what they have where I visited in USA.  :(

How do I know this?

Well, after I flew back to Detroit, Michigan, USA, I was shuttled from the airport to where my van had been parked while I was away.  I picked up my van and drove home. 

Yes, I crossed the border.  But, only after stopping for lunch and bringing home some Mexican food from my favourite restaurant in Detroit!  :)

Even though the time of driving is only about 30 - 45 minutes (depending upon traffic), I was soaking wet by the time I arrived home.

Was the temperature like it was in USA where I had been?  No.

But, due to humidity, it felt even higher than it did, there!

Sigh...

Of course, part of the problem was that my air-conditioning in my van, wasn't working.  But, I had the windows open, and air blew in and helped me to not be overwhelmed, physically.

Even so, God helps me.  Just as He does all who belong to Him.

Like we read, in Isaiah 41:13, "For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."

Yes, God helps me.  And, He holds my right hand, telling me that I should fear not.

Well, because I trust Him, I don't fear. 

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

Thank You, Lord!

So, to all who asked why I would want to go to Arizona in summertime, you now know the answer.

It's dryer there, than at home!


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Friday, August 28, 2015

H.B. J! & Rain?!

Before I begin today's entry on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to wish my grandson J, Happy Birthday!  I am looking forward to spending time with you, J! 

Here on LwL I'll discuss something I have never before done.

What is the topic?  Weather.

I'm going to show you some photos I took when driving down from Las Vegas (LV), Nevada (NV) on NV Hwy #95, south of Searchlight, NV, on my way to Lake Havasu City (LHC), Arizona (AZ).

These pics are a little different than what are normally taken.  Not just by me, but also by others.

You may have trouble noticing what I will be discussing.  However, after you've read what I've said, and you look again, you may understand, totally.

Here's some photos that I took, while driving (no, I wasn't stopped on the side of the road!):

Yes, the sky was cloudy.  Very abnormal for this area.

Not only were the clouds dark, but I actually had
very light raindrops on my windshield for a couple of minutes.
 

While it may be difficult for you to see in this pic,
the haziness of this pic, is actually where it was raining heavily.
 
As I passed through the area where there was rain drops,
I photographed what was seen in my mirror... clouds and rain.
 
Like I said previously, as I exited from the cloudy and rainy area,
it was brighter and clearer.  All except for what was seen in my mirror.
 
 
While someone like me might find this to be different than normal, residents don't. 

Many people let me know it was Monsoon season.  Meaning, it was the time of year when they have high winds and rain.

In the past, I had seen on a couple of occasions, rain in the distance.  But, never before had I ever had raindrops on the vehicle I was driving!  To me, this was shocking!

As I said, this happened on NV Hwy #95, south of Searchlight, NV.  It didn't happen while I was in Laughlin.  Nor, while I was in Lake Havasu City (LHC).

Even so, while in LHC, I heard people repeatedly talking about how awful they thought the weather was.  One day, people complained that they had 8% humidity.

What?!  They were upset over 8% humidity?!

I was told that they usually have less than half that amount of humidity.  So, while it felt dry to me, residents felt it was too humid.

Sigh...  Believe me, when I say I silently laughed.  I did!

I must admit, that due to the extreme dryness there, even though the temperatures ranged from about 96F (35.5 C) to 108F (42.2 C), it felt more to me like it would at home with temperatures between 75F (23.8 C) and 80F (26.6 C).

How could this be?  Well, at home in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, we have much higher humidity.  In fact, I don't ever recall humidity being that low, here. 

Humidity, is often high where I live.  Even on days where there is no rain, and when temperatures are low.  Which makes those lower temperatures more hot and sticky.

Of course, God is in control.  Over all things in our lives.  Including the weather.

Just as we read, in Leviticus 26:3-4, "If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."

Yes, everyone needs rain from time to time.  No matter where they live.

But, when we are obedient to God, He provides for all our needs.

Are you obedient to God?

Are you saved?

If not, I feel badly for you.  And, will continue to pray for you.

If you are, then I praise God!  After all, this means that He will provide for all your needs.

For this, we who are God's children must be thankful to Him. 

Thank You, Lord!


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mom... & Kept!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I want to let you know that today, is the anniversary of my mom's death.  I miss her very much, and will always love her. 

At some point, here on LwL, I need to tell you about me leaving Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, and returning to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

After all, that is where I needed to be, to return the rental car, and fly back to Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Saying goodbye to my family isn't easy.  And, wasn't that day.

Still, it had to be done.

I drove north on Arizona Hwy #95, then drove west on I-40.  After entering California in Needles, I was able to once again head north on Hwy #95.

Eventually, I made it to Bullhead City, Arizona, once again.  Then, I crossed over the bridge leading to Laughlin, Nevada. 

Leaving Laughlin, I drove west to where I turned onto Nevada Hwy #95.  And, headed north until I was able to access Las Vegas.

On the way, I drove past an area called... Christmas Tree Pass.  In this area are desert-type trees topped with a floral-type look, that sort of resembles the top of Christmas trees.  Take a look!

Christmas Tree Pass!

In the centre of this pic, you'll see a desert plant/tree 
with a spiked top to it.  This was located only in the area called...
Christmas Tree Pass!
 
On the hill, in the centre of this pic, you can see a...
Joshua Tree!

After doing some shopping, I made my way to where I had to return my rented car.  Then, I was transported to the airport.

It was sad, yet happy to fly to Detroit.  After all, no one would probably stay away from home, forever, after travelling for a while.

At least, not me.

I like to enjoy life, travelling.  But, I also like to enjoy life, as God provides, even at home.

Yes, He provides.  He is my Lord, who is always there for me.

Much like we read, in Deuteronomy 7:9, "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;"

God keeps His covenant and mercy for me.  And, for all who love Him and keep His commandments.  He will do this for a thousand generations, just as we read in today's Bible verse.

Yes, He provided mercy for me.  Travelling mercy, as a safe trip back to not just Detroit, Michigan, USA.  But, He also brought me back home to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, safely!

Thank You, Lord!


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shall... & Did!

As you know, if you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) lately, I spent time in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA, with my cousin, E and her husband, E.

If you've read recent LwL entries, you'll know that I discussed the fact that they are born-again Christians, who worship at Calvary Baptist Church, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA. 

You may or may not be aware that when I worshipped there on this recent trip, it was not the first time I had done so.  Back in the summer of 2013, I had also worshipped there.

At that time, I had brought a few copies of the book I wrote entitled, Love Never Fails You...

I hadn't brought many, but gave some to my cousin and a few other people.  Including her pastor, who had preached a sermon based upon the fact that Love Never Fails!

On this recent vacation trip, I only brought a couple of copies of Love Never Fails You... with me.

My intention was to give a copy to my Facebook (FB) friend, who I met while I was in Laughlin, Nevada.  I did this.

Why God placed it on my heart and mind, to bring another copy with me, was beyond my understanding.  But, the Holy Spirit led me, so I did it.

While my cousin E was working as a greeter during the first (1st) of the two (2)worship services we attended, a lady sat next to me.

We said 'hello' to each other.  And, enjoyed singing worship songs with all who were in the sanctuary.

One of the songs we sang was based upon the fact that love never fails.  :)

Sigh...

My heart and mind then understood why I needed to bring that second (2nd) copy of  Love Never Fails You...

That lady seated next to me, smiled at me.  I smiled at her. 

Then, I asked if she liked that music.  She did.

I took out of my purse, that other copy of Love Never Fails You... and asked her if she would like to have it.

After looking at the cover and realizing it is meant to help those who need to overcome life's trials and grief, she let me know she absolutely did want it!  So, I signed it for her, and gave it to her.

To me, it is amazing how God provides for all our needs.

Just as we read, in Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

God supplied for this lady's need.  You see, this sister in the Lord let me know that she was suffering.

We prayed, together.  And, thanked God for all He does for us!

This truly made my heart feel good.  And, made me feel thankful.

After all, God led me to do something that He planned to happen.  Hallelujah!


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Speak Truth!

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I address issues that require prayer.  And, help.  Today, this is what I'll be doing.

Not too long ago, I received an e-mail from Jay Sekulow, the Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Here is what that e-mail message said:

Lynn,
 
Two Christian Pastors have just been banned from leaving Sudan.
 
Their lives are again in great danger.
 
Pastors Michael and Peter were recently released from a possible death sentence, but they are not truly free.
 
Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) - the same radical Islamists that charged these two innocent pastors with false "crimes" for their faith carrying the death penalty - placed a travel ban on the pastors.
 
They can't return home. They can't reach safety. They and their families are at risk.
 
We're mobilizing our international offices and preparing critical legal letters to Sudan. It must allow these two South Sudanese pastors to leave Sudan and travel to safety.
 
We are taking swift action, but Pastors Michael and Peter need to hear from you again. Your voice led to their release, but they will not be truly free until they are safely out of Sudan. Be heard again.

Sign Our New Petition: Let Pastors Michael & Peter Go Free Now.
Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


Then, a few days ago, I received another e-mail message from ACLJ.  Here's what it said:

Lynn,

ISIS is brutal beyond words.

It is beheading, raping, and selling Christians.

A Christian priest was kidnapped, held for ransom, and then chopped into pieces and mailed to his devastated family.

For more than a year, ISIS's jihadist army has been on a bloody rampage, profiting from genocide, and tracking down Christians for sale and slaughter.

It kidnaps Christians. It massacres Christians.

Christians are dying every day.

At the ACLJ, we've been aggressively working in Congress and through our global offices - including in the region - to defend persecuted Christians. We're leading the charge.

America must not be silent. Unless we defeat and destroy ISIS, Christians in the region will be exterminated.

Christians facing ISIS genocide desperately need your voice. They must not be forgotten.
Take direct action with us to defend persecuted Christians from jihadist genocide.

Sign Our New Petition: Stop ISIS's Genocide of Christians.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


In addition, I need to let you know that after I signed the petitions, ACLJ asked me to speak up/out.  I was thanked by e-mail for doing so.

I realize that some of you may not agree with me speaking about Islam, and what they are doing to Christians, and to all infidels... those who are not believers in Islam.  However, I do believe we need to speak up.

If we don't speak up/out, how can others know what is happening?

How could there be enough people to help those who are being persecuted for their Christian faith?

You may laugh, when I remind you that I am not American.  I am Canadian.

My friend, even if you are not American, you can sign their petitions.  And, by doing so, you will help your brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Also, I believe that since we do not have a group here in Canada, doing the same work that ACLJ does, we need to stand up in support of them.  And, speak out.

Just as we read, in Zechariah 8:16, "These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:"

Truth... is so-o-o very important. 

Not just to us.

But, also to God.

We need to speak truth.  Always.  For this is what God would have us do.

My friend, I must ask... are you speaking up/out?

Are you speaking truth?

Are you doing whatever you can to help brothers and sisters in Christ?

Hopefully, so. 

After all, this is what Jesus did for you.


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Monday, August 24, 2015

Thankfully Taught!

Hopefully, you read the entry on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that I posted on July 29th.  If not, click on this link and you'll be able to read about my camera issue:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2015/07/thanks-and-praise.html.

If you read it, you'll know that I haven't been able to upload photos from my older digital camera, in a very long time.  Instead, I have loaded them onto my old laptop, sent them by e-mail to myself, and them saved them on this laptop computer that I'm using.  :(

There is something I need to tell you. 

You'll probably laugh.  I did.  Even though I wanted to cry.  :(  :)

If you read LwL about the day my daughter P and some other family members came to visit, you'll know that instead of spending time outside BBQing dinner and enjoying time in and/or near the pool, we spent time in my apartment.  Why?  Because of the storm that hit.  It was so strong!

God must have wanted us to spend time together inside my apartment.

Not just because we ended up having time that would always be a memory.  But, also for another reason.

I had mentioned about not being able to upload my photos from my camera, even though I used the CD to load the driver.  My grandson D and his girlfriend W, looked at my camera.

They commented about how I had many photos on it.  I let them know that I had a memory card in the camera.  And, asked if a digital film USB unit I had found would have helped me.

D said... yes!

As he was showing me how to use it, his girlfriend W made a comment.

W let us know that I didn't need to use that item.  She said there was a spot on the side of my computer, where I could place the memory card into.

She let me know that by doing this, I would be able to upload any/all pics on the memory card.

I must admit, I almost fainted!  lol

It was so embarrassing.  After all, I've had this computer about two (2) years.  And, had no idea I could do that.  :(  :)

At the time, I felt I wanted to cry.  Now, I just laugh... every time I think of this!

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle!  :D

I must admit, I was truly happy that I found out about this.  And, was shown how I could look at over a thousand pics on my memory card!

When I emotionally calmed down, I realized that God had answered my prayer.

You see, when I went though all that trouble off and on, using the wrong method of uploading photos from my digital camera, I had prayed. 

I asked God to show me what I could do.  And, asked Him to show me if there was some other way I could be able to see the pics on my laptop that I use, daily.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Mark 11:24, "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

In my heart, I believed God would show me a way.  I knew He would!

I just thought there may have been some sort of programme I needed to obtain, to be able to do it.

But, my thinking was not correct.  Just as God showed me!

He provided by having D and W educate me.  They showed me what to do.

For this, I am truly thankful.  Just as I said.

Not just to God.  But, also to D and W.

Thank You, Lord!  Thank you, D and W!


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Everlasting!

On Life with Lynnie (LwL), I usually discuss worship, on our Lord's Day.  Since today is SONday, I will be doing that. 

However, instead of discussing worship at my with my church family at home, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, I'll discuss how we worshipped at my cousin's church in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.

As I'm sure you're aware, my church family and I worship at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

As I mentioned recently, my cousin and her husband are both born-again Christians.  And, they worship at Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.  Here is a link for you to check out where they worship:  http://www.calvarybaptistlhc.com/.

If you looked at the website where they worship, you will notice that worship services are not just on SONdays.  They have a service on Saturday at 5 pm.  On Sunday, the services are at 8, 9:30 and 11 am.

Yes, each weekend, they have four (4) worship services! 

I believe that since there are so many people coming to worship, that this may be the reason that they are actually constructing a new building, where worship services will be held.  To me, this is absolutely wonderful!

My cousin's husband helps with parking.  My cousin helps as a greeter.  So, we actually attended two (2) worship services!

Here is a YouTube link that someone posted quite a while ago.  It is actually a song that was sung during a worship service.  Not the service I attended.  But, I was happy to see it, online!

You probably know the music and lyrics of Everlasting God.  Here is a link to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvOKNC5gWfc.  Please realize that at every different worship service, when this is sung, the lyrics are often changed, and/or extended.  But, here are the basic lyrics:

Everlasting God

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles


I must admit, I adore singing this.  I believe it is based on various Bible verses.

Including Psalm 93:1-2, "The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting."

After all, our God is an everlasting God! 

He will reign forever.

He is our Strong Deliverer.

He's the defender of the weak.

And, He comforts those in need.

He lifts us up on wings like eagles.

And, will always provide for us.

Us, His children.

Are you a child of God?

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

If not, you are not a child of His.  And, my friend, you need to be.

For this will be the only way that you will escape spending eternity in Hell.  This will be the only way that you can spend eternity in Heaven, with our Lord!


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wonderful!

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while now, you'll know that I'm still telling you about Lake Havasu City (LHC), Arizona, USA

Well, I've been telling you about my trip there.  And, things I've done with family, and their friends.

But today, I thought I would let you know about some things in and around LHC, that I haven't yet discussed.

You may be thinking the only reason I like being in LHC is due to having family, there. 

Yes, I'm happy about that.  But, even if I didn't have family there, I'd love being there!

Why?

Well, to me, being in desert areas are nice.  But, not all areas are as nice as LHC.

You see, even though LHC is in the desert of Arizona, it is more like an oasis.

It's not just because there is water.  Yes, the Colorado River, runs through the area.  But, there is Lake Havasu.

Yes, there's a lake!

There's beaches.

There's palm trees.

Are these things found in all desert areas?  Absolutely, not!

I haven't taken enough pics to show you all about LHC, but I'm going to borrow some from the internet.  Here they are:

Here you can see palm trees.  And, a beach area.
There's far more than just this, my friend!
 
Can you tell this sunset is beautiful?
 
Maybe you prefer this!
 
Want a balloon ride?!
 
Can you tell there's boating?
 
Hopefully, I'm correct that this is Copper Canyon. 
In the past, we boated, and even dug up some Mussels
that others (not I!) ate for dinner...
 
Want a nice place to stay?  This resort is lovely!
There's also many hotels/motels and RV resorts/campgrounds.
 
LHC is beautiful during the day, and gorgeous at night!
 
There is even a state park, with a beach with the same name
as where I live... Windsor!
 
If ever you want to take time to travel to a lovely place, I'm sure you'll love Lake Havasu City.  Just like I do!
 
If you go, I'm sure you will also feel blessed.  Just as I do, whenever I am there!
 
I truly feel like God provided for me.  In many ways.
 
Much like we read, in Ecclesiastes 2:26, "For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit."
 
I believe I am good in God's sight, for He has given me wisdom, knowledge and joy.  Yes, as sinners, we have also been given travail... meaning troubles, hardships, etc.
 
But, He truly provides for us, His children, who have gained salvation.
 
Have you received salvation? 
 
Have you trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?
 
If not, you will suffer for eternity.
 
If you have gained salvation, then you will be blessed, for eternity!  For you, will be with Him, forever.
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Friday, August 21, 2015

It Was Done!

Today, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know about how happy I was about something that relates to both my cousin and her husband.

I was happy to hear that my cousin E and her husband E, both help out at their church.  This might sound strange to you.

But, there is something that I'd like to say, that makes my heart feel so very good.  Both of them are born-again Christians!

Yes, they are both saved.  They are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ! 

For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!  Hallelujah!

Why does this make me so happy?

Well, as you may have already read here on LwL in the past, both my cousin and her husband had dated about 45 years ago.  But, at that time, neither of them were Christian.

They both had been considered Jewish.  Both had at least one Jewish parent.  And, they had not come to Christ, at that time.

As discussed previously, they both had lives that didn't involve time with each other.  Marriage was with other people.

However, they have now been married about two and a half (2 1/2) years.  And, both had come to Christ, prior to them meeting up, again!  :)  Hallelujah!

During our time together, we enjoyed talking about our Lord.  And, we watched a few movies and taped sermons, that were Christian.

Here's a few:

The Isaiah 9-10 Judgement, by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.  We actually watched pt. 2.  But, here is a link for pt. 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur2S-ajcljY.  No, we didn't watch this online.  We watched a DVD.  It was a true blessing!

Facing The Giants, a Christian movie.  It's a wonderful film that I believe all should watch.

Fireproof, another Christian movie.  This is a film that I actually bought a few copies of in the past, to give away.  I adore this movie, and believe everyone needs to watch it!

It amazes me how God provides for us Christians.  In so many ways.

And, how He answers prayer.

Just as we read, in Matthew 21:21-22, "Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

I must admit, I have faith.  And, prayed that God would answer my prayer, by providing salvation for my cousin. 

He did!  And, I'm so thankful for this.

You see, for many years, I prayed for my cousin.  I prayed she would become saved.  Become a born-again Christian.

God not only did this for her, but also for her husband.  This happened to them both, before they met up, again and got married.

All I can say about this, is... thank You, Lord!


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

For...

If you've been reading Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll know that I haven't yet finished telling you about my trip to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.

Much like I have done in the past, I shared a few photos of the tourist area by the London Bridge.

I don't believe I need to be telling everyone about every single thing I did, while I was there.  But, I do enjoy discussing general things.

Like shopping.

My cousin E and I did a fair amount of shopping, together. 

Yes, for food.  But, also for other things. 

Nope.  I didn't purchase souvenirs, this time.  Instead, I bought some gifts for my family.

I do apologize to any/all my friends who feel I should have brought them souvenirs.  But, I should say that after buying gifts for my family, I could hardly seal up my luggage!

Sigh...

You probably won't be surprised when I say we ate out. 

Okay.  You need to know that my cousin E is a great cook!  But, it was nice to not have her use her skills every day.

One day, it didn't surprise me, when E decided that we should go to Scotty's Broasted Chicken & Ribs restaurant.  Like we had done a couple of years ago, we truly enjoyed every bite of food we had, there.  Here's a link, so you can check it out:  http://www.scottysbroastedchickenandribs.com/.

Of course, we also did a lot of talking, together.

To me, this was absolutely wonderful.  I was so very thankful!

Being thankful, reminded me of 2 Corinthians 9:15, "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift."

Yes, I thank God, for His unspeakable gift.

He has given many of us, unspeakable gifts.  Including our salvation... by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

But the gift I received on this trip was wonderful love of family.  A gift that to me, is unspeakable... even though I am admitting this to you.

You see, I adore spending time with family.  Especially, when they care for me, as much as I care for them!

That gift of love, is absolutely wonderful to me.  Thank You, Lord!


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dieppe... August 19, 1942

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing The Dieppe Raid.  It began during WW2, on August 19, 1942.

Here is an article published by The Windsor Star entitled, Last local surviving Dieppe POW vet gets a little vacation at homehttp://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/last-local-surviving-dieppe-pow-vet-gets-a-little-vacation-at-home.

This was actually posted on Facebook (FB) by a member of Riverside Legion, here in Windsor.

Hopefully, you read the article.  And, watched the short video.

If you did, you'll know that Les Tetler lives at St. Clair Beach Retirement Living.

It touched my heart reading this article and watching this short video.  Even if it was done earlier than today's date.

Why?

Because I am greatly affected, hearing about survivors of WW2.

As you are probably aware, my dad participated during the Normandy Invasion.  But, it wasn't done at the same time as what happened in Dieppe.

If you knew my now deceased husband Gordon, you may be aware that two (2) of his uncles participated in The Dieppe Raid.  Gordon's heart was broken, thinking about how both of his uncles who were of the Essex-Scottish Regiment, suffered as Prisoners of War (POW), just like Les Tetler was.

The Dieppe Raid, is also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter (makes me smile at this title, thinking of my family name), and later called Operation Jubilee.

Here is a link for you to read about it:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieppe_Raid.

As the article mentions, Les Tetler is the last veteran alive of the Essex-Scottish Regiment, who participated in the Dieppe Raid.  He's 95 years old.

Knowing that he wanted to be able to visit Florida once more, people decided to create an event that would replace a trip.  You see, due to his health, he cannot travel.  So, the event was set up to honour him.

What a blessing that was.  It truly touched my heart. 

After all, what he did, was during a time of war. 

And, while people were honouring him with this event, it was during a time of peace.

Thinking about this, reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3:8, "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

Yes, he lived through a time of hate.  And, a time of war... in which he participated.

He also has been living through a time of peace... and has been loved.

I pray that Les Tetler will always feel blessed having had people show him love, in appreciation for what he did.

Since I don't know him personally, I have no idea if he is saved.  If he is trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then he has gained salvation.  And, will spend eternity in Heaven, once his life ends, here on earth.

Only God knows.

But, I will pray. 

I'll pray for him.  And, for you.  Always.


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good and Perfect!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that my cousin E, her friend J and I took a ferry trip.

We boarded the ferry and enjoyed the boat trip to the Indian reserve, in California.  The trip each way, takes about 25 minutes.

I must admit, I enjoyed the view from the ferry!

After landing in Lake Havasu City again, my cousin E went to pick up her car in the parking area, up the hill.  I didn't go with her.

E knew I wanted to take some photos and pick up some information regarding the tourism of the area.  So, she suggested I do this, and meet her up the hill, afterwards. 

Here's a view of the London Bridge
 taken immediately after disembarking the ferry.
 
Just off the ferry dock area, I noticed a British telephone booth.
 
Up towards the entrance to the area, I saw another British phone booth!
 
This is located near the entrance to Queen Elizabeth II's area.
 
After returning home, my cousin E and I spent time with her husband, E.
 
We enjoyed a lovely dinner together.  And, spent much time talking.  :)
 
I was truly thankful for my family's love towards me.  Our time together was such a blessing!
 
To me, it was truly a gift from God.
 
Thinking of this, reminded me of James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
 
Yes, this time spent with loving family was truly a blessing to me.  I pray that He will continue to bless them.  Always.
 
It was a perfect gift from God.
 
Thank You, Lord!
 
 
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Arizona to California! And, Back Again!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll let you know a bit more about what I did on my trip to visit my cousin and her husband.

E's husband E was going to be busy with a friend of his, helping with some work that needed to be done.  So, this turned out to be a girl's day!

E, her friend J, and I met down at the ferry dock.  It's located in the area that belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.  Or, next to it.  It's just beside the London Bridge.

Our intention was to cross over to California.  And, have lunch at the Indian reserve. 

I must admit, it was a fun time.  And, we enjoyed delicious food.

Here are a few pics taken while we travelled by ferry to California and back to Arizona, again.

This day was a hazy day.
 
Another pic of a hazy day.
 
I like this pic of a lighthouse! 
Hopefully, you see there is a beach nearby, also.
  
Here is marina parking for boats, where we landed
in California at the Indian reserve.
 
We had quite a dock walk!

Inside the building, you are not allowed to take photos.
Here's one looking out from the restaurant area, onto
an outdoor eating area.
  
After leaving California, and approaching Lake Havasu City,
there is a residential complex with a beach area.
 
 
Here is the dock area, where we got off the ferry,
near the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City.
 
I must admit, that even though I had made this trip in the past, I had a wonderful time!  And, I believe my cousin E and her friend J did, also.
 
There's something I didn't tell you about.
 
Something happened when we first made our way to the ferry location.
 
Parking is normally at the top of a hill.  However, there is some disabled parking, near where the ferry dock is located.
 
When E drove down the hill, to park in the disabled parking area, she had to stop because some people were crossing in front of her car.
 
Just as she went to proceed, another car came beside us.  They drove into the last spot available, that we had waited to receive.
 
This was not a nice thing to happen.  E has knee problems.  And, truly needed to park, there.  But, wasn't able to.
 
It was upsetting.
 
Those three (3) people sat near us on the ferry.  When I looked over at them, they turned their heads away.
 
Just so you know, I silently prayed.  And, forgave the people.
 
After all, God wants us to do this.  My heart's desire is to be obedient to Him.  And, not to return evil for evil.
 
This brought to mind 1 Peter 3:8-9, "Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing."
 
As I said earlier, those people sat near us on the ferry.  And, turned their heads away when I looked at them.
 
Hopefully, they repented and asked God to forgive them.  For, it seemed they knew they had done wrong.
 
I praise God that He provided for E to park up the hill and make it down to board the ferry, without damaging her knee.
 
Also, I praise Him for helping her, after we landed back in Lake Havasu City.  As I am sure you understand, she had to go up the hill again, to pick up her car.
 
You are such a blessing to us, who are your children.
 
Thank You, Lord!
 
 
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Know and Believe!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be sharing with you about this being SONday.  And, how we need to worship God.

I do.  Hopefully, you do, also.

As I'm sure you are aware, I enjoy worshipping Him, through music, also.

The hymn I'm sharing with you today, is by Charles Wesley.  It's entitled, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hmfqe_8SEI.  The lyrics are below.

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.


Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast;
let us all in thee inherit;
let us find thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.


Come, Almighty, to deliver,
let us all thy grace receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.


Finish, then, thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee:
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love and praise.


Just as this hymn tells us, love is our absolute need.  From God. and to God.

After all, God is love.

And, He shows us love.  Always.

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."

God loves us. 

He loves the saved and the unsaved.

The difference is that when we who are saved, dwell in love, we dwell in God.  And, God dwells in us.

My friend, if you haven't yet come to Christ, you need to.

We all need salvation.  And, you will only receive salvation and the true love of God within you, if you trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Do this.

Once you have, God will not only be most important to you, but you will be very important to Him.


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mmm... Mexican!

If you've been reading about my travels, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll know that I arrived safely, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA.

Upon arrival, my cousin, her husband and I had a lot of conversation. 

When they had their afternoon nap time, I began reading my Bible.  At least that's what I did, until I fell asleep.

At suppertime, we didn't make dinner at home. 

We went to Javelina Cantina restaurant.  It's a Mexican restaurant that is located on the island that is connected to Lake Havasu City (LHC), by the London Bridge.  Here's a link, to check it out:  http://www.javelinacantina.com/.

Yes, it is the old London Bridge, from London, England.  It was brought to LHC after it was purchased in England, when it was being torn down and replaced.

While I didn't take a pic of it on purpose, I found I had later taken a pic of the London Bridge, that sort of showed part of the restaurant.  Here it is:

London Bridge,
showing Javelina Cantina Mexican restaurant,
on the island side (right side of the pic), in the distance.

At the restaurant, I sat at a table with my cousin, her husband, and five (5) of their friends.  The eight (8) of us, had a wonderful time, together.

It was the first time I met any of those people.  But, I must say I was happy that they were all fellow Christians!

At first, I thought I might post pics of our group of people.  Later, I decided to not do this.  Instead, I thought I would show you the view from the inside table we sat at.  Outside on the balcony, you can see there are other tables. 

Of course, you can see the London Bridge in the background, on the middle/left side.

View from where we sat at Javelina Cantina Mexican Restaurant
in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, USA

I must admit, I felt wonderful sharing time with my family and their friends.  Of course, I also have to admit that I adored the meal I had, there.  I had never been there, before.  But, if I am back in that area, I'll go there, again. 

My meal was delicious!  Thank you, E & E!  Not just for taking me there.  But, also for treating me to dinner, with you and your friends!  :)

God sure provided for us.  It was such a wonderful experience.  Thank You, Lord!

Of course, we are very important to Him.

Just as we read what Jesus said, in Luke 12:24, "Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?"

To me, it was wonderful what Jesus said.  After all, He made it clear that we need to think about how God provides for everyone and every creature.  And, He explained that we, are much more important than any other creature, here on earth.

How wonderful is that!

I truly feel blessed, knowing that God loves me.

Hopefully, you are trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For if you are, you not only understand what I am saying.  But, you also know that you are loved.  And, saved!


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Safety!

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL), yesterday.  If you did, you'll know that I enjoyed my time in Laughlin, Nevada, USA.

In case you didn't know... the reason I stayed there, was because after I had arranged my air flight to visit my cousin and her husband, something happened. 

Her son had contacted her and let her know that he, his wife, his children, and some grandchildren were going to visit her and her husband, on that same long holiday weekend of July 4th.

Knowing that I didn't want to barge in since their family lives in California, and they rarely have them visit, I told them I would stay elsewhere, until after their family left.  And, they had time to settle their home, again.

After all, family time, is very important!

I also knew that if I had travelled to Lake Havasu City and stayed in a hotel/motel there, my cousin might not have felt great about me staying alone, in their city.  So, instead... I stayed in Laughlin, Nevada, as you know.

As I checked out of the hotel, I noticed that outside the main entrance, there were a couple of old west items.  Here they are:

This is a carriage that I believe is ancient. 
The sign tells people to not touch it.  I didn't.

This sign brought a smile to my face!  :)

After enjoying my accommodation, I am sure I will probably go back there, again. 

Of course, I have no plans, at this time.  However, if God's plan for me is to return to that area, I am sure I will stay there.

Off I drove.  Only after praying for travelling mercies!

After crossing over the bridge leading to Bullhead City, Arizona, I continued south on Arizona Hwy. #95.  Yes, it may be confusing, since there is Hwy. #95 in both Nevada and Arizona, and they are not the same roadways.

When I had travelled that way many years ago, it only took about 45 minutes to drive to Lake Havasu City (LHC), Arizona.  On this trip, it took me at least double that time, or a little bit more time than that.

In any case, I realized that because Bullhead City had grown in size, there were many more traffic lights.  Yes, I stopped many times.

The roadway took me through Needles, California.  Then, I entered onto I-40 heading east, towards where I was going to exit back onto Arizona Hwy. #95 south, once again.

Even after I exited I-40 and continued south on Hwy. #95, I could hardly believe how that area had changed, also.  It seemed that instead of just seeing desert area, there were more areas with commercial buildings and residential areas.

Eventually, I made it to where I was due to arrive, in LHC.  Here's a pic for you to view:

This is my cousin E and her husband E's home,
in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
 

As I drove up their steep driveway, I once again thanked God!
 
I thanked Him not just for leading me there without any errors.  But, I also thanked Him for travelling mercies.
 
After the three (3) of us spent some time together, we all decided to take a short nap.  They went in their bedroom.  I went in mine.
 
Before dozing off, I read some of my Bible.  And, prayed... thanking God for keeping me safe.
 
This brought to mind, Psalm 4:8, " I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety."
 
Yes, He always provides.  In so many ways.  Just as He did that day.
 
As I said, He gave me travelling mercies, and kept me safe.  Plus, when I went to lay down and rest, He gave me peace when I slept. 
 
How great was that!  I was truly thankful.
 
Thank You, Lord!
 
 
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