Monday, November 30, 2015

Desire Fulfilled!

Like many other Mondays, I'll let you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) what SONday meant to me.

It was truly a blessing picking up my granddaughter, A... and bringing her to worship with my church family!

Did we go back to her home immediately after our worship service, and after she finished her Sunday school time?  No.

After our worship service, we had a pot-luck luncheon.  I must admit, A absolutely loves this!  :)

We didn't leave immediately after our luncheon finished.  I had to stay, due to having a meeting held for all our church family.

A, played for a while, in an area where she enjoys being with other children.  Then, she was taken upstairs, to where many children were learning about what they need to do in a play that will take place, later this month. 

Apparently she also got to play the set of drums, for a while.  She was truly happy about that!

Did we leave after that?  No.

You see, I've joined the choir.  And, we had to spend time together, practicing music.

Eventually, we made it to A's home.  It was about 4:30 p.m.

In addition to visiting with some of my grandchildren, I enjoyed dinner with my daughter B and her fella, E!

Thank you for making turkey stew, B!  Ahhh... it was absolutely delicious!  Of course, so was our special dessert! 

May God bless you for having me join you and my family members who were there!  To me, it was a wonderful time of celebration.  :)

You see, joining us was a son of B, my grandson, N... who has been living in Ottawa.  He has been here in our city, for about a week. 

Knowing that N may not be able to come for Christmas and/or for his birthday, the plan was to celebrate those special days, with him.  For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!

You see, even though it wasn't Christmas Day, or N's birthday, I was happy that God had answered my prayer, of hoping to see him.  For I truly miss, N!

Thinking about how He fulfilled my heart's desire, made me think of Psalm 37:4, "Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

Yes, I am so very happy to delight myself also in the Lord!  He's so very important to me. 

And, because I do that, He gave me the desire of my heart.  What a blessing!!

I was so thankful that God provided so that we could spend time together. 

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


Until next time...

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Darkness and Light...

Like normal, I'm letting you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I am going to meet up with my church family.

On my way there, I'll be heading to my daughter B's home.  Why?  To pick up her daughter (my granddaughter), A!

I must admit that I missed having A with me last SONday.

I'm truly looking forward to having her with me, today.  You see, she's been improving with me, by joining in during the beginning of our worship service.

In fact, instead of being bored having music she didn't know about, she was actually singing with us, a couple of weeks ago... when she could!  For this, I praise God!

Thinking about music, I need to tell you about a hymn that I thought I'd share with you, today.

It was written by H. Ernest Nichol, and is entitled, A Story to Tell to the Nations.  Here's a link, so you can listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkNNtHAQWDo.  The lyrics are below.

We've A Story to Tell to the Nations

We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword.

 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigneth above
Has sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.

 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
Who the path of sorrow has trod,
That all of the world’s great peoples
Might come to the truth of God,
Might come to the truth of God.

 
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come to earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

As the lyrics say, darkness shall turn to dawning and dawning to noonday bright.  Christ's great kingdom shall come to earth, the kingdom of love and light.

Whenever I hear and/or sing those lyrics I think about how we have been darkness.  And, how once we've come to Christ, we become part of His kingdom... of love and light.

Just like we read, in Ephesians 5:8, "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:"

Yes, we were sometimes in darkness.  At least, I was, to be sure.

But now, I am light in the Lord.  And, do all I can to walk as a child of light.  Jesus's light.

How did I become light in the Lord?

By trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Plus, I read God's Word, the Bible, every day.

For by gaining salvation, we become saved... and, belong to Him. 

Reading the Bible, educates us.

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


Until next time...

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Who? You?

What I need to discuss today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), is very important.

Yesterday, I received this e-mail from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ):

Lynn,

Christians are being crucified, enslaved, and beheaded.

ISIS - the Islamic State - is exterminating Christians. Radical Islamic mobs are burning Christians alive. Christian communities are decimated. It's unbearable.

Who will stand up for persecuted Christians?

It's our sacred duty to protect them. We're engaged in an unparalleled global advocacy campaign.

We've activated our offices in the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa, and at the U.N. to aggressively battle for the persecuted Church.

At the ACLJ, we've helped free Christians from death sentences for their faith in Sudan and Iran.

We've helped pastors escape imprisonment in Sudan. We've saved girls from a form of sex slavery in Kenya. We've defended Christians in Pakistan from jihadist charges.

Now we're aggressively advocating in Congress and with world leaders for persecuted Christians. We need them to hear from you today.

Stop ISIS's jihadist genocide against Christians.

Sign Our Petition: Defend Persecuted Christians from Genocide.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


Just as you read, help is needed.

ACLJ is American.  I know... I'm not American. 

However, being Canadian, I also realize that help is truly needed.

Yes, it may not be me who needs help.  But, it truly is brothers and sisters in Christ, who needs help.  After all, they are truly church family.

Helping others is very important.

Just as we read, in Philippians 2:4, " Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

When I look at my own problems/trials in life, I realize life hasn't been easy.  At least, not for me.

But, when I read and hear about problems that fellow Christians are experiencing in various parts of the world, I feel sick in my heart. 

For some are truly suffering, especially in the Middle East.

My friend, please... do whatever you can to help.  And, pray.

If you do, I know God will bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, November 27, 2015

The Greatest...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) on November 24th, you'll know it was LwL's 6th birthday.

Yes, I began writing LwL six (6) years ago.

When I began writing LwL, it wasn't just on an ordinary day.  I began writing it, on my birthday.

Yes, LwL's birth occurred on my birthday!

Being on Facebook (FB), it's usually a busy day for me.  As it was this year.

Over 500 people commented on my FB wall/timeline, wishing me Happy Birthday!  Plus, many, many, many people privately messaged me (PM'd).  Some people call this... chatting.

Something else kept me busy though.  My daughter P invited me for dinner!

It was such a wonderful time!  Thank you, P!

Knowing that I enjoy Mexican food, P made tacos for dinner!  Plus, I had brought a few tortillas that I had filled with a Mexican filling that I had at home (I'll discuss this another time).

After our meal... we enjoyed some birthday cake!  :)

P, her boyfriend K and her sons (my grandsons) Z and S, enjoyed all this time and delicious treats with me.  Of course, they also made me feel wonderful by singing Happy Birthday to me, before I made a wish and blew out the candles!

It was nice receiving birthday presents.  However, it was so much nicer spending time with my some of my family members.

Spending time with them made me feel wonderful.  Not just because we enjoyed food, together and celebrated.

But, mainly because it made me feel loved.

Thinking about love, made me think of 1 Corinthians 13:13, "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."

Charity... is love.  Just as you read, in various other versions of God's Word, the Bible.

Feeling loved, made me feel the best I have felt, in a very long time.  What a blessing! 

Thank you, P.  Thank you, my family members who showed me love.

May God bless each of you!


Until next time...

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Here on
Life with Lynnie (LwL)
I am wishing all my American friends and family
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
Yes, I know...
I already celebrated
Thanksgiving.
But, that was
here in Canada.
 
Today,
is the day in USA,
when
Thanksgiving
is being
celebrated.
 
Thinking of
Thanksgiving
brought to mind,
Psalm 50:14,
"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:"
 
I pray
that
all my
American
family
and
friends
will
not just
be
thankful
to
celebrate
Thanksgiving.
I pray
that
everyone
will also
pay thy
vows
unto
the
most
High.
...God!
 
No matter how our
lives are at this time,
please...
place
God
first
in
your
life.
 
 
 
 
Until next time...
 
If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Accept It!

Every now and again, I need to discuss issues here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that affect me. 

Today, is one of those days.

Sigh...

Something that rarely happens to me, happened.  Not just once, but twice within a week or so.

A real life and Facebook (FB) friend posted that he thought I was wrong in thinking we can't trust Muslims. 

Here is how I responded:

I shared a link posted online by jewsnews.co.il entitled, HOWDY NEIGHBOR:  Meeting your new pal next door, he went from holding a head to getting ahead as a poor and helpless Syrian refugee: 
http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/11/16/howdy-neighbor-meet-your-new-pal-next-door-he-went-from-holding-a-head-to-getting-ahead-as-a-poor-and-helpless-syrian-refugee/

On it, this was my comment:

Please...  let me know which Muslims we can trust.  They have all been taught exactly the same things, through the Qur'an and other books they call holy.  Some are doing what their god told them to do... like this man and others who are kidnapping, raping, abusing, and murdering people.  So, do you honestly still believe you can trust them all?  I can't.  Especially since I saw 2 Muslims at the Mac's store at Campbell and College years ago.  Did they attack me?  No.  But, they were 2 of the  Muslims who participated in the 9/11 attack in USA.  (name removed), please... stop speaking up against me, for speaking out.  I forgive you.  As I've said in the past, we infidels (unbelievers of Islam) may not be at war with Muslims... but, Muslims are at war with us.  Many have not yet attacked us from within, but are here for when the time comes, they can.  May God bless you... 

Hopefully, you clicked on that link above, and read it.

If you did, you'd know that a Muslim who was murdering people in the past, is now claiming to be a Syrian refugee.

Much like many other Muslims are doing, in Europe at this time.  And, will be doing so, in USA and here in Canada, also.

This is truth.

Truth that God revealed to me.  And, to many others.

Much like we read, in Romans 1:17-19, "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them."

Yes, the Wrath of God is revealed from Heaven... against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

That which may be known of God is manifest in them, for God hath shewed it unto them.

As I've said, He's shown truth unto me.  And, others.

Yet, not everyone has received it.  Or, possibly accepted it.  Or, possibly had fear and don't want to believe it.

But, God only reveals truth.  Accept it.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday, Life with Lynnie!

If you've been following and/or reading
Life with Lynnie
you'll know that
today
is
Life with Lynnie's
6th birthday!
 
Happy Birthday, Life with Lynnie! 
 
 To date,
Life with Lynnie
has been a
blessing to God
and to me,
for
the
purpose
changed
from
being
personal
to
working
for Him.

Thinking
about
working
for Him,
brought
to mind
1 Corinthians 3:9,
"For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building."
 
Thank you
readers
and
friends
for
supporting
Life with Lynnie.
 
May God bless each of you!
 
Until next time...
 
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Monday, November 23, 2015

For All This...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I was going to worship with my church family.

I did.

But, I didn't pick up my granddaughter, A.

Her mom B, my daughter, texted me on SONday morning to let me know that A wasn't at home.  Apparently, she stayed overnight at a friend's home.

This was upsetting to me.  I won't explain why.  But, it wasn't just because A wasn't able to come with me, so she could attend Sunday school.

Anyway, I did go to worship with my church family.

Even though I attended, and joined in to honour Him, I felt badly.  Again, I won't say why.  Although, I will say that something was upsetting my body, physically.

I will say though that something else happened that seemed to be strange, to me.

A fellow talked with me about why and how long I had been worshipping at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC).  This brother in the Lord, spoke to me for quite a while, as his wife was caring for their newly born son.

Not really wanting to discuss why I left the church I worshipped at for 19 years, before joining WEBC, it was rather shocking that he knew some information.  Even so, we chatted a bit, even though I didn't disclose all information.

All three (3) things that I didn't feel comfortable with, happened even though I didn't want any of them, to.

Of course, God is in control.  Not me.

Even so, I didn't truly feel happy.

Thinking about feeling rather unhappy, brought to mind, 1 Peter 3:13-16, "And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:"

Just as we read in today's Bible verses, who is he that will harm you, if you become followers of that which is good?  God truly provides.

And, if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you.  Yes, I've been happy.  Even though I feel like I've been somewhat suffering.

Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled, we read here.  Please know, I am not afraid.  Nor, do I feel troubled... or, feel that they are terrorizing me.  Even though in reality, they may or may not... be doing so.

Yes, I sanctify the Lord God in my heart.  And, I'm always ready to give an answer to every man that asketh me a reason of the hope that is within me... with meekness and fear.

For all this, I praise God.

I thank Him.  And, always will.

After all, He is with me always... even 'til the end of the age (Matthew 28:20)!

Until next time...

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Constantly...

I'm sure you're not surprised that here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know that I am going to spend time with my church family.  And, with my granddaughter, A.

After all, today is our Lord's Day!

We worship in spirit, and in truth.  Just as I've said in the past.  And, just as the Bible tells us to do.

But, I also am happy we worship through music, as well.

Here is a hymn that we have sung.  It's was by Anne S. Murphy and is entitled, Constantly Abiding.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqBG5Kn_vmM.  The lyrics are below.

Constantly Abiding

There’s a peace in my heart that the world never gave,
A peace it cannot take away;
Though the trials of life may surround like a cloud,
I’ve a peace that has come here to stay!

Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding, rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely, whispers, O so kind:
“I will never leave thee,” Jesus is mine.

All the world seems to sing of a Savior and King,
When peace sweetly came to my heart;
Troubles all fled away and my night turned to day,
Bless├Ęd Jesus, how glorious Thou art!

Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding, rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely, whispers, O so kind:
“I will never leave thee,” Jesus is mine.

This treasure I have in a temple of clay,
While here on His footstool I roam;
But He’s coming to take me some glorious day,
Over there to my heavenly home!

Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine;
Constantly abiding, rapture divine;
He never leaves me lonely, whispers, O so kind:
“I will never leave thee,” Jesus is mine.

“I will never leave thee,”... Jesus is mine.

Yes, Jesus is mine. 

And, He has me here doing work for Him.

Just as we read, in John 17:18, "As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world."

We were sent into this world.

We are to do what He would have us do.  Just as I'm doing.

Even though other people don't always agree.

Is this upsetting to me?  No. 

What others think, doesn't really matter to me.  For I do what God would have me do.

I do this to honour and glorify Him... constantly.


Until next time...

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

All Shall!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm passing along to you an e-mail I received.

It was from Jordon Sekulow, from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  I copied/pasted it for you to read.  Here it is:

Lynn,

ISIS – the Islamic State – is a jihadist army.

It has declared war on liberty, freedom, and Christianity.

One by one, ISIS executed innocent civilians in Paris. Christians in the Middle East have been facing this barbarity on a daily basis. One by one, ISIS is beheading Christian men. It is enslaving Christian women. It is crucifying Christian children.

One by one, it is trying to exterminate Christians. It’s jihadist genocide.

We must protect Christians in the Middle East.

We’ve mobilized our global offices – including in the region – in a multipronged strategy to protect Christians.

Over 200,000 people have already taken action with us. We’re taking your signatures to Congress and world leaders as we aggressively advocate for the persecuted Church.

We’ve exposed the threat. Now, world leaders are beginning to take action against ISIS.

Make an impact. Help save lives.

Sign Our Petition: Defend Persecuted Christians from Genocide.

Jordan Sekulow

My friend, I feel I've been treated badly by some people for speaking up/out regarding the sinfulness that Islam is doing, almost worldwide.  Even though it will become worse, and worse, and worse.

But, our brothers and sisters in Christ, are suffering much more than me.  Especially those brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in the Middle East... and who are being attacked, kidnapped, raped and/or sold into sex slavery, imprisoned for being Christian, or murdered.

Yes, they are suffering much more persecution than me, and possibly you.  Especially, since some Christians never speak up/out or do work that God would have them do.

Thinking of this brought to mind, 2 Timothy 3:12, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

If you believe God's Word, you'll understand and accept that all who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

But, I praise God, that we/they all... will be cared for by our Lord, who truly loves us.


Until next time...

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Regarding...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), from time to time I discuss issues happening, in this day and age. Today, is one of those days.

There are times when we seem to go without hearing about things happening in Israel.

There are other times when we hear about things happening there.

No matter what, it seems there are those who care and don't care. Some want Israel to survive. Others, don't.

The main group of people who don't want Israel to survive, are Muslims.

Why?

Because Islam teaches this, so that they can do away with Israel, and with all who are infidels. Like we Christians, and other infidels (people who are non-Muslim).

Some people think that Muslims are just wonderful people, over in Israel.

Some may be correct about that. While others are not.

Here is an article by FrontPageMag entitled, Here's a Brief List of Muslim Arson Attacks on Israeli Jews This Week. Here is a link, so you can read the article: http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/259649/heres-brief-list-muslim-arson-attacks-israeli-jews-daniel-greenfield#.VbuOQ4Oo1aQ.facebook.

When I read this article, I wasn't surprised. Even though I had not ever before read about things like this, I had heard about similar things, elsewhere.

Something worse may be happening, though.

You can read about it, in another article. It was by The New York Times entitled, U.N. Moves to Lift Iran Sanctions After Nuclear Deal, Setting Up A Clash In Congress. Check it out, here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/world/middleeast/security-council-following-iran-nuclear-pact-votes-to-lift-sanctions.html?_r=0.

Hopefully, you can see that things in this world are truly awful, these days.

After all, if Iran is able to have full self-control over nuclear systems, then no one will be able to stop them from attacking Israel.

It seems that the world has changed so very much. At least, here in the western part of the world.

In the past, Christianity was alive and well. Supporting Israel has always been a part of it.

Today, it seems to be different.

It seems there are more and more people who are refusing to support Israel. Even though God told us to do so.

Whenever I speak up, it seems that many agree. But, it also seems that many do not.

Sometimes, I am condemned. Sometimes, not.

Even so, I speak up. For, I don't believe we should remain silent.

Much like we read, in Psalm 83:1-18 (NKJV), "Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites;
Moab and the Hagrites;
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
Assyria also has joined with them;
They have helped the children of Lot. Selah
Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
10 Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 Who said, “Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession.”
13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
14 As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O Lord.
17 Let them be confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord,
Are the Most High over all the earth."

Just as we read in today's verses, I will continue to ask God to not keep silent. Just as He prefers us to not be.

As you read, there are many who refuse Him, and frighten others.

Am I worried about this? No.

God is in control.

He has already told us that life won't be easy. And, it's not. At least not for everyone. Especially, those who are His children.

Are you His child?

Are you trusting in Jesus Christ, for your salvation... just as God arranged for us to do?

If not, I feel badly for you. For, you will suffer for eternity in Hell, after your life here on earth, ends. And, you won't have any way of changing that.

If so, I am so very happy for you! This means that you will be in Heaven for eternity. Along with me!

Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Truth... & Prayer Request...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) there are some days when I address issues that people don't always think about.  I'll be doing that, today.

We'll be discussing Satan.  And, people who belong to him.

Gospelway.com posted an article that I think everyone needs to read.  It is entitled, The Bible and the Occult:  Witchcraft, Wizards, Wicca, Sorcery, Magic, Spiritualism, Paganism and Psychicshttp://www.gospelway.com/religiousgroups/witchcraft.php.

Some people don't realize that celebrating Halloween is against God.  But, it is.

Did I know this years ago?  No.  I didn't.

But, now... I do!  And, have for a very long time.

How did I find out?  I've been reading the Bible, that explains to us, about God... and about Satan, over and over again.

Thinking about this issue brought to mind John 8:42-47, "Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God."

To me, the most important thing about these Bible verses, is the fact that if you do not belong to God, you are of your father, the devil.

The devil, known as Satan, is the father of all unbelievers.

God's Word, the Bible clearly tells us that it is only us believers in Jesus, who belong to God.

How do you become a believer?

Trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).  That's how you become a believer.  That's how you belong to God.

There's no other way.

This tells us that anyone who hasn't gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, belongs to Satan.

This applies, as I said... to all people who have not gained salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Including Muslims.

Don't believe me?

Check out this link by grandmageri422.me, who has a blog entry of Absolute Truth from the Word of God entitled, The Truth About Islamhttp://grandmageri422.me/2015/09/05/the-truth-about-islam-4/.

I hope you read it.  For if you did, you'll see what the Qur'an actually says. 

Hopefully, you'll accept things that I've said regarding Islam, in the past.  And hopefully, you'll have better understanding of what is happening in various parts of the world.  Like, in Paris.

Something that I recently saw on Facebook (FB), was a link to an article that truly upset me.

Charismanews.com posted an article entitled, Pastor Who Called Islam 'Satanic' Refuses to Run From Trialhttp://www.charismanews.com/world/53189-pastor-who-called-islam-satanic-refuses-to-run-from-trial.

Because Pastor James McConnell has preached and taught Biblical truth, he is being persecuted.

Just as you will have read, he's due to be in court to stand trial, December 14 - 16th, in U.S.A.

My friend, please join me in prayer. 

Pray for James McConnell. 

He obviously belongs to God.  And, is willing to do what we who belong to God, need to do. 

Stand up for His Word, the Bible.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, I thank you for praying.  May God bless you.


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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fun... And, A Blessing...

Believe it or not, I still have more to discuss here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), regarding last Saturday!

After enjoying lunch with my friends and church family, last Saturday, I did a bit of shopping.  Then, headed home.

Even though I felt totally worn out and felt exhausted, I did some computer work.  Then, enjoyed a nap for about an hour.

Once I finished some more computer work, I made my way back to meet up at my church building.

You see, we were having a women's group meeting!

The group meeting was a fun time.  It was being held as an auction... to raise money to be donated for God's use, in the future.

Almost everyone brought a wrapped gift.

It didn't have to be new.  But, it was to be in good condition.

Whoever wanted to participate in the auction, chose a number sign so they could bid.  Then, after the auction was finished, everyone paid for the items they obtained.

My friend C had joined us, again.  She had her daughter C with her.  Plus, she brought her friend, N.  And, N's mom, S.

Knowing that C's friends didn't realize they needed to bring anything to donate, C actually brought quite a few items.

I must admit, I truly enjoyed our time having the auction.  And, so did others.

Our pastor, who was upstairs, heard us all laugh.

It was fun.  Even though we had no idea what we were offering to buy. 

But, we truly had a time of laughter and fun, together!

Thinking about how my friend C had actually brought various things to be auctioned individually, made me think about how she was literally giving things to others.  Much like I did, along with everyone else who participated.

But, C didn't do this just for herself.  She did it to help the friends she brought with her.

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

Yes, we need to give, just as we just read in today's Bible verse.  For, it shall be given unto all who give, with the same measure, and it shall be measured to you, again.

This truly happened.  In some ways to each of us.  But, in other ways, to C and to me.

You see, knowing that C has been selling Avon, and knowing that she had literally given away some products for the auction, and knowing I had actually purchased (on purpose, knowing what was in it) a bag with Avon products that I didn't need, I had done so, because I thought about giving it back to C, after the auction. 

After the auction, while enjoying some food again, I asked C if she would take back her Avon items.  C agreed.  So, I gave her back her Avon products. 

After all, I thought it was nice of her to have donated them for the auction.  But, I also thought it would be good for her to be able to either sell those items, or give them as gifts to people.

Instead of just taking them back, C responded by giving me a gift she paid for, during the auction.

It was an item that she knew I'd enjoy having.

Why? 

Because C knows that I adore Paris.

You see, she had purchased a gift bag that had in it, an item that had a picture of the Eiffel Tower, in Paris.

C gave it to me.

She didn't need to.  But, she knew it would make me happy.  And, it did.

Thank you, C!

May God bless you, C.  Not just for your giving that gift to me.  But, also for your loving and caring heart.

I do believe, both C and I felt blessed. 

My reader friend, may you be blessed, also.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Others...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I mentioned that I didn't just spend time with my church family, only on Sunday.

Well, at least not this past weekend.  You see, on Saturday morning we had a seminar scheduled to happen.

The topic of the seminar was The Trinity.

Just like the last time we had a Saturday morning seminar, a couple of friends decided to join in.  There's something I should mention.

At 9:00 a.m., while I was still at home, my cell phone rang.  It was my friend C, who had driven our friend S to where we were to meet at our church building.

C wondered why the building's front door was still locked. 

When I realized she and S were there, it made me chuckle.  :)  Why?  Because the seminar wasn't due to begin until 10:00 a.m.

Even though our conversation was a light-hearted laughing situation, I felt badly that they arrived an hour before the scheduled time.

When I arrived, both C and S were already there. 

They were seated in the same seats they sat in the last time we participated together for the seminar, about Regeneration.  This meant I was able to sit in the same seat as previously used, also!  :)

When the seminar ended, we all enjoyed lunch, together.  It seemed that we all liked the meal we had. 

Unfortunately, S wasn't feeling well.  So, C took her home.

Knowing that C wanted to do what was needed by S, made me think about how she always thinks about other people.  And, their needs.

This brought to mind, Philippians 2:4, "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

Yes, we need to not look always at our own needs.  But, we need to look on the things, or needs of other people.

Knowing that C has a loving heart and a caring attitude, made me feel happy for her.  For she truly fulfills God's Word, in many ways.

While I'm not perfect, I know that I do what I can to help others.  Whenever I can.

Hopefully, you do also.  May God bless you, if you do.


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Monday, November 16, 2015

Do It!

You're probably aware, if you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, that I went to worship with my church family.  And, so did my granddaughter, A!

I must admit, it is a wonderful time I spend worshipping!  I truly feel blessed having a church family filled with loving and caring hearts and attitudes.

Was I only at church on SONday?

Well, no.  Although I must admit, that since we now have Bible study on Tuesday evenings, I haven't been able to attend.  Not even once, through this fall season.

Between scheduled meetings and family birthdays, I've literally been busy each and every Tuesday. 

Well, except for the Tuesday that my pastor was away on vacation.  Bible study didn't happen that week. 

Sigh... 

I should let you know that a church sister sat in front of me for a few moments, during our worship service on the 8th of November.

She turned around and let me know she thought I had a nice voice.  It was then, that she asked me to join the choir.

At that time, I wondered how I could do this.  Especially, since I have to drive my granddaughter, A home.

You see, the choir usually meets and practices after our worship services.

I let her know I would pray about it.  And, I did.

I've decided to let my daughter B know if/when our choir is to get together after our worship service and/or luncheons held from time to time, that I'll contact her and let her know that A will be brought home, only after we're done our choir practice time.

After all, I do want to honour and glorify God.

This made me think of 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

Yes, no matter what we do, we need to do it to the glory of God.

In the past, I had thought about volunteering to join the choir group that only sings every few weeks.  Knowing I wasn't sure if I would be wanted, I hadn't spoken with anyone about it.

But, it seems God would have me do this.  So, I will!

And, I'm thankful that He always seems to make a way where there isn't one. 

For this, I'm thankful.  Thank You, Lord!


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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Not Yet!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm telling you what I'll be doing today. 

With it being our SONday, like I have done for a while now, I'll be picking up my granddaughter A, and bringing her to worship with my church family!  :)

I should tell you that A truly likes attending Sunday school!  For this, I praise God!  Thank You, Lord!

Knowing that a few days ago was Remembrance Day, I was drawn to share with you a hymn entitled, The Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Here's a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5iOF0_z7MM.  The lyrics are below.

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored
He has loosed the fateful lightening
Of His terrible swift sword
His truth is marching on


Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His Truth is marching on

I have seen him in the watch-fires
Of a hundred circling camps
They have builded him an altar
In the evening dews and damps
I can read his righteous sentence
By the dim and flaring lamps
His truth is marching on


Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His Truth is marching on

I have read a fiery gospel
Writ in burnish'd rows of steel
As ye deal with my condemners
So with you my grace shall deal
Let the hero, born of woman
Crush the serpent with his heel
His truth is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His Truth is marching on

He has sounded forth the trumpet
That shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men
Before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soldier answer
Oh, be jubilant, my feet
His Truth is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea
With a glory in his bosom
That transfigures you and me
As he died to make men holy
Let us die to make men free
His Truth is marching on

Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
Glory, glory, hallelujah
His Truth is marching on


While there are other recordings of this hymn, I truly felt it was worthwhile to share this version with you.  After all, it seemed to be based on WW2.

Even though it showed what Americans were doing, they weren't alone.  They were part of a group called... Allies.

Many countries worked together in the allied intention. 

As did many people.  Including both my parents, as I've said, previously.

Yes, war was fought by many people, from many countries.

Thinking of this reminded me of Matthew 24:6, "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we did hear of war.  And, participated in it.

Since then, we've heard of rumours of wars.  But, we were told to not be troubled, for all these things must come to pass.  And, they have.

Just as we were told... the end is not yet.

We are still here on earth.  And, there is still much fighting going on.

Fighting physically.  And, fighting spiritually.

My friend, please join me in prayer.

Let us pray that those who have not yet come to Christ to gain salvation, will do so, before it's too late.

Thank you.  May God bless you.


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Truth Said... By A Nun!

Hopefully, you've been following Life with Lynnie (LwL), and have been reading about what is happening in our world... regarding... Islam.

I must admit, I am praying that God will open the eyes and ears, of people who don't believe that the world is experiencing troubles due to Islam.

CBN.com posted an article and a video, regarding a nun.  It's entitled, Nun: 'Islam is ISIS.  Whoever Says Otherwise is a Liar'http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2015/May/Nun-Islam-is-ISIS-Whoever-Says-Otherwise-Is-a-Liar/?cpid=:ID:-1523-:DT:-2015-05-08-15:51:32-:US:-AB1-:CN:-CP1-:PO:-NC1-:ME:-SU1-:SO:-FB1-:SP:-NW1-:PF:-VI1-

An article was posted online by diversitymachtfrei.blogspot.it; it's entitled, Saudi Arabia accepts no Syrian refugees but offers to build 2000 mosques for them in Germany.  Here's the link, so you can read it:  http://diversitymachtfrei.blogspot.it/2015/09/saudi-arabia-accepts-no-syrian-refugees.html?m=1.

Just so you know, my friend and her husband, who live in Germany, aren't really happy about the fact that so many people are coming to Germany, claiming to be refugees.  After all, who can guarantee that they are all refugees?

During our discussion, we agreed that if the people who are truly refugees, they would be Christians, who had been living in Syria... and other countries where Christians are being persecuted for their faith.

Is this the case?  No one knows, yet.  After all, media coverage has not told us, yet.

However, there seems to be a problem that makes me think that the majority of people arriving there, and elsewhere, are not Christians who are being accepted as refugees.

Check this article entitled, Women WERE Aboard Refugee Ships, But Muslims Did Something Sickening, by madworldnews.com, that has photos showing that it is only men aboard those ships:  http://madworldnews.com/women-refugee-ships-muslims/.

Did you see even one (1) woman with all those men?

Nope.  There wasn't any women.

Why not?  Where were the women?

Doesn't this show that truthfully, it was not families being accepted as refugees. 

Instead, there's only men, who are really happy.  And, seem to be well off, in some ways.

Hey... those men being accepted as refugees, will receive money, food, accommodation, and much more.  But, who is to say that they aren't Muslims, who will later attack Germany, or the other countries they have been accepted into, while they are there?

At this time, only God knows.  We, do not.

But, God reveals truth to us.  Always. 

How?  Through His Word.  The Bible.

Just as we read, in John 17:17, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."

God sanctifies us, through His Word.  And, reveals what will happen eventually, here on earth.

Check it out.  Read it.  Read the Bible.

If you do, you'll read prophecy, and more.

By the way, feel free to watch and/or listen to this YouTube video entitled The Last Crusade - Islam or Christianity, by Rev. Daniel W. Blair, who is a Facebook (FB) friend of mine:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLlJL748FTs&feature=youtu.be.

I pray that if you don't already agree with what was discussed today on LwL, your eyes and ears will be opened... to truth.  God's truth.


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Friday, November 13, 2015

He Said...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed what I believe Islam has been doing, all over the world.  Today, this is the basis for LwL's entry.

Eaglerising.com posted an article with videos entitled, All of Europe Turns Out to Protest Against the Muslim Invaders.  Here's the link for you to read and watch:  http://eaglerising.com/24433/all-of-europe-turns-out-to-protest-against-the-muslim-invaders/#1i0X6bU14CF1KDLv.99.

If you read and watched it, you'll know that in Europe, people are realizing that many of those who claimed to be refugees, are possibly invaders.  Invaders, who want to change European countries to become Islamic.

Some people don't believe that is true. 

Here's a video/article by jewsnews.co.il entitled, Video:  Muslim 'refugees' refuse food parcels because of the Red Cross on the boxes!:  http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/08/26/video-muslim-refugees-refuse-food-parcels-because-of-the-red-cross-on-the-boxes/.

If you watched this video and read the article, you'll see and know that Muslims who are claiming to be 'refugees' are insisting they live the way they want... not the way they can by being helped by people who care.

Maybe people need to watch this YouTube video entitled, UK Islamist: 'I Want To See Every Single Woman In This Country Covered From Head To Toe'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaVXXQsAOjM.

That video was actually posted on an article on FB, and shared with me.  Unfortunately, I had trouble using the posting itself, so I just used the video.  This way, you could see what the intention is, for Muslims in U.K.  And, in my opinion... everywhere else in the world, including where I live, and where you live.

Am I alone in my thinking?  I don't believe so.

Speisa.com posted an article concerning Donald Trump entitled, Trump:  Syrian refugees might be a massive terrorist army in disguise.  Please, check it out, here:  http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.2016/trump-syrian-refugees-might-be-a-massive-terrorist-army-in-disguise.html.

I praise God that I am not alone in my thinking.  It seems Donald Trump thinks the same way I do.

My thinking, being that it is most likely that those healthy-looking, strong-looking men who claimed to be refugees when they entered Europe countries, are enemies.  Not refugees.  Much like Donald Trump also said.

Even if those who claim they are refugees are not Christians or Muslim refugees truly in need of help, I will pray for them.  Even if they are truly enemies.

Just as we read, in Matthew 5:43-44, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"

Yes, we have heard it said that we need to love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.  But, this is not what our Lord told us. 

He said we need to love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and pray for them which despitefully use us, and persecute us.

Yes, Christians are being persecuted.  By Muslims... who are persecuting infidels (non-believers of Islam), but mainly Christians and Jews.

Please, join me in prayer.

Pray that God will remove the blinders off the eyes and open the ears of all who have not yet gained salvation, by helping them to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Including Muslims.

Please, be kind and do good to Muslims, even though they hate us infidels.

Show love towards them, and bless them.  Even though they hate us.

And, plant seeds for Christ, so many will gain salvation.

But, ask God to wrap His loving arms around us, and protect us all... from Islam.  And, help our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted by Muslims, become the people who receive help as refugees.

Thank you, my friend. 

May God bless you.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

More About Remembrance Day...

Hopefully, you know that here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I discussed Remembrance Day, yesterday.  If you didn't read the entry, please do so.

For a while, I thought I would post something different.  However, since I didn't receive in time all the information I needed when I was writing that entry, I didn't use it.  But today, I am. 

A real life and Facebook (FB) friend of mine is also a fellow writer.  Frank Morency Jr. has a blog that is listed on LwL.  It's called Meditations Thankful Heart; here is a link for you to check it out:  http://www.meditationsthankfulheart.com/.

Frank truly enjoys writing poems.  Thank You, Frank.  I appreciated your help, in providing for me.

You see, last year I read a poem that I requested to share with you.  Frank agreed and sent me the poem.  So, I'm sharing it for you, today.


My True North Hero’s God

Mighty brave hands
Taking hold of ours
Some dead and gone
Some with battle scars
Gave of themselves
Never counting the cost
So that our freedoms
Would not be lost
No greater love
Does a man have
Then to lay down his life for another
For your sister and your brother
For your father and your mother
Yes they kept us free
Brave and strong
With loving hearts
That could not be wrong
O Lord I thank you
For our military
Let our thankful hearts
Make their hearts merry
Watch over them
Each and every day
With angels all around
This is what I pray
And be with those
Who lost their valiant ones
Mothers and fathers
Sisters and brothers
Daughters and sons
Be their comfort
And their peace
By your love
That does not cease
Pain and love
Bound together
We will cherish each one
Forever and ever
My dear friends
Words cannot express
What I want to say
But I thank my God
For you on this day

My True North Hero’s God
Copyright November 11/2014 By Frank Morency Jr.
 
Thinking about what Frank wrote, considering brave hands and loving hearts of those who put themselves at risk, truly shows us how we need to have respect for those who stand up and fight for our freedom, and for our protection, truly made me think of Remembrance Day, when I read his poem.
 
That brought to mind, John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Yes, all who fought for our freedom in the past, and those who do so, today... to protect us, had great love within them.  For there is no greater love than when a man lays down his life for his friends.

My friend, I pray that you will always respect, care for, and pray for those who stand up, and do whatever they can, to save our lives from being taken over, and our freedom taken away.

May God bless you.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembrance Day...

Every November 11th, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), Remembrance Day
is the topic of discussion.

As you know, today is the day when we give honour and glory to those who gave themselves while they worked towards securing our freedom. 
 
As many of you know,
Dr. John McCrae
wrote a poem...
In Flanders' Fields

 
In Flanders' Fields
was written
May 3, 1915...
just over 100 years ago.
 
Yes, this is the centennial
of the poem that has been used in
Remembrance
of all who
gave themselves...
for us.
 
Here is a link to a
YouTube
video by
Royal Canadian Mint
entitled,
In Flanders Fields:
 
Even though the
Bible verse that I thought of
wasn't written regarding
our Remembrance Day,
I felt that it reminded me
of how we need to remember...
lest we forget.
 
Exodus 12:14,
"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever."
 
Yes,
November 11th
of every year, will be unto me
and hopefully to you,
a day of remembrance
of those
who fought for
our freedom.
And, a time
to give thanks
to those who do,
today.
 
May God bless each person who gave of themselves.
Especially, those who gave their lives.
 
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

H.B. Z! & Pressing On...

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

If you did, you'll know that I spent time with my daughter B, and with some of her (& my) family members, on SONday.  And, you'll know that it was a time to celebrate her birthday.

Well, today is another time to celebrate a family member's birthday. 

Today, is my grandson Z's birthday!  Happy Birthday, Z

Z, I'm looking forward to getting together with you and our family, to celebrate your special day!  Happy Birthday!  :)

There's something I never got to let you know about, regarding this past weekend.

I'll begin with Friday evening/night.  Normally, I get sleep.  However, there are times when I don't get much.

Last Friday night's sleep was like that.  In fact, I only had 15 minutes... of sleep.  Yes, I'm telling you the truth.  Only 15 minutes... and even that was divided by my alarm that went off, and reset.

Sigh... :(

Knowing that I was scheduled to do a fund-raiser for Lupus once again, I made my way to meet my friend A, who was also participating at the Craft show where we met up.  We met just before 8:00 a.m.

We were there until close to 3:00 p.m.

Believe me when I say I was tired.  Exhausted.  And, fully in need of rest and sleep.

Heading home, I stopped on my way at a store.  Finally, I arrived home.

After having something to eat, I went and had a nap.  I truly didn't want to sleep long enough to turn off my sleeping ability for Saturday night.

Even after my nap, I didn't recall some things I was supposed to have done.

However, on SONday, when I arrived to worship with my church family, people began asking me why I hadn't attended our church family's 103rd anniversary celebration. 

Yes, it was something I should have attended! 

In fact, it was then when I realized that I was scheduled to go somewhere else, after the Lupus fundraiser.  It was at a Christian book store, where a meeting was taking place that I had agreed to attend. 

Sigh...

It was after that, when I was supposed to show up at my church building for 5:00 p.m.  But, didn't even recall needing to do that, due to being so overtired that I even had trouble driving home!

Sigh...

Even though I was truly upset with myself, I apologized to all who spoke with me.  Including my pastor, who hadn't asked me why I hadn't attended.

Thinking of how I screwed up, truly upset me.  But there was something I realized I had to do.

I needed to forgive myself.  And, try to forget what happened, and move forward.

Just as we read, in Philippians 3:13-14, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Yes, whenever we realize that we've not done what is considered 'right', we need to do as the Apostle Paul suggested.  We need to forget those things which are behind, and press on, towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

So, even though I was angry with myself, and sorrowful about not having gathered with my church family to celebrate the 103rd anniversary, as I said previously, I forgave myself.  And, focused on worshipping God.

Hopefully, others have forgiven me. 

After all, I physically didn't have control over my needs.

Even so, I'm thankful God provided for me.  Thank You, Lord!


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Monday, November 9, 2015

H.B. B! & Exalted!

Like normal, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I like to wish family Happy Birthday!

Today, is a day like that, because it is my daughter B's birthday. 

Happy Birthday, B!

With yesterday being our Lord's Day, I went to pick up my granddaughter A, and brought her to worship with me and our church family.  Just like I do weekly.

However, instead of dropping her off and immediately driving home, I stayed at B's home for a while.

Just so you know, when I picked up A in the morning, I had dropped off food for our lunch meal.  Of course, I also supplied a cake and B's birthday present, so we could celebrate B's birthday!

So, when we arrived home, we visited for a while.  Then, enjoyed our meal, together.

I should let you know that even though yesterday wasn't B's birthday, we decided to celebrate her birthday, because she thought she had plans for today.  So, we celebrated, together.

It was so nice spending time with B, her boyfriend and some of her children, who were able to join us.  I was so happy to see my grandsons J and A, also!

To be honest, I felt wonderful.  Yet, sad, also.

You see, like I rarely do, I had forgotten my cell phone at home.  And, hadn't brought my camera, either.

I felt like I screwed up.  I felt angry with myself.  And, I felt rather humiliated, because I wasn't going to be able to take any photos.

But, at the same time, I prayed.  And, God helped me feel differently.

Thinking of how I felt, reminded me of 1 Peter 5:6, "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:"

I must admit, I felt humbled.  And, knew I was under the hand of God.

He exalted me, in good time. 

I felt proud of the fact we spent time together, as a family.  Much like we rarely do.

Pics were taken on other people's cell phones, so I'm hoping I will receive copies sent to me.  Just as I was told would happen.

Thank You, Lord... for all you provided!


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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Around Me...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know about how I was encouraged, one day.

You see, on that day, I felt totally upset.  And, felt like my life was so difficult, that it was filled with lack of love.

As I just said, I had experienced a very traumatically, stressful day.  As a result, I was praying that God would help me. 

Later that same day, a Facebook (FB) friend posted a link to a song, on Google+. 

It was shortly after arriving home, that I began doing some computer work and found that song.

The song was by The Oak Ridge Boys entitled, Put Your Arms Around Me Blessed Jesus.  Here is a link, for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrDqdf3i2jo.  The lyrics are below.

Put Your Arms Around Me Blessed Jesus

It's dark and cold and I'm so all alone
It seems like I'm a million miles from home
No one I can call on and I ain't even got one dime
Now help me Jesus help me one more time

Put Your arms around me blessed Jesus
Wrap me in the shelter of Your love
If the wind should blow and toss my soul
Step on board step on board
Put Your arms around me blessed Lord

Lord I made the same mistakes again
My luck's run out I'm down to my last friend
And though I don't deserve it
I know You'll hear me when I plead
Help me Jesus help in my need
 
Put Your arms around me blessed Jesus
Wrap me in the shelter of Your love
If the wind should blow and toss my soul
Step on board step on board
Put Your arms around me blessed Lord

Put Your arms around me blessed Jesus
Wrap me in the shelter of Your love
If the wind should blow and toss my soul
Step on board step on board
Put Your arms around me blessed Lord, Blessed Lord


I must admit, I truly felt I needed some love, that evening. 

You see, I had experienced such a terrible time that I truly felt unloved.  Unwanted.  And, definitely hated.

I truly felt that the person involved in that situation wasn't feeling any love.  Not at all.  At least, not for me.

Thinking about love, once again brought to mind, 1 John 4:8, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

In the past, I thought possibly this person knew God, and was saved.  But, after experiencing what I went through along with other things that had happened in the past, I realized that my prior thoughts were probably wrong.

Of course, only God knows, for sure.  I prayed for that person.

I must admit, I was thankful to Him. 

He literally wrapped me in the shelter of His love.  He lifted me up, and encouraged me, as I prayed.

For this, I am thankful.  Truly thankful for the answered prayer, I received. 

Thank You, Lord!


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