Monday, February 29, 2016

Forever...

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

If you did, you'll be aware that I was going to worship with my church family.

Unfortunately, my granddaughter, A wasn't with me.

However, we had a couple visit with us.  In fact, they are missionaries our church family supports, who work in the area of the Welland Canal, here in Ontario, Canada.

If you'd like to understand what the Welland Canal is, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welland_Canal.

If you didn't read that article, you need to know that the Welland Canal is... " is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller to Port Colborne, the canal forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway, enabling ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and bypass Niagara Falls."

What these missionaries do, is basically what they told us they do.  Please know they have done this for 44 years, now!

During the speaking event before our worship service, we were told about how they help people who work on ships passing through the canal.  They actually give to ship workers whatever they can, to provide things they may need.  Like toothpaste, soap, and many other types of items.  Items that people like our church family... donate.

During our worship service, it was made clear to us that they do exactly what I quoted on yesterday's LwL entry.  They do all they can, to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth (Mark 16:15).

Those who have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, realize how important it is to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.

Why?  Not just because they are being obedient to God's calling.  But, also because whoever does this helps others to become saved, by planting those seeds for Christ. 

They help people realize they need salvation, and help draw them to Christ.

This way, the unsaved person can realize they can easily become saved, by calling upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Just as we read, in Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Calling upon the Lord, Jesus Christ... is the most wonderful thing anyone can do.

Without doing this, when their life ends, they will suffer for eternity in Hell.  They'll be separated from God... with no chance of escape... forever.

But, if they gain salvation and call upon the name of the Lord, they shall spend eternity in Heaven with God.  By doing this, they will forever be blessed.

F...O...R...E...V...E...R...  is a very long time.  And, it never ends.

My friend, if you haven't yet gained salvation, please trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Go!

Like normal, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be going to meet with my church family, to worship.

Worship is so very important.

As I've said in the past, I worship with my church family... in spirit, in truth and with music.

I thought of a hymn I adore, that was written by Fanny Crosby and W. Howard Doane.  It's entitled, Rescue the Perishing.  Here is a link for you to listen to it and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_e4RXHF6Yk.  The lyrics are below.

Rescue the Perishing

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

 
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Though they are slighting Him, still He is waiting,
Waiting the penitent child to receive;
Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;
He will forgive if they only believe.

 
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;
Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,
Chords that were broken will vibrate once more.

 
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.

Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died.

 
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.
 
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save
.
 
Caring for others is very important.  We need to help those who are suffering, and/or dying.
 
Rescue the perishing, is so very important. 
 
We must do what our Lord wants us to do.
 
Just as our Lord, Jesus Christ told us, in Mark 16:15, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
 
Yes, we need to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  Just as Jesus told us to do.
 
Do you do this? 
 
Hopefully, you do.  For if you do, you're not just being obedient, you're also helping those who have not yet gained salvation, realize they need it.  Just as we all do.
 
Anyone can gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Those who do, shall be saved. 
 
If you're saved, and are truly committed to our Lord, I'm sure you'll be obedient and do what He's asked of you. 
 
It's truly not hard.  It's simple.
 
During conversations, preach the gospel.  Also, you can speak/preach/teach/write on the internet or in a book.
 
Just do whatever you can.
 
My friend, if you do this, you'll be blessed.
 
 
Until next time...
 
If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Skipped a Beat!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will share something with you that I actually wrote in January 2012. 

Yes, I have some entries written, that I have not yet shared with you.  Just so you know, I made a couple of changes to this article.  Even so, I hope you enjoy it.  Blessings...

There was a time when I worshipped at a friend's church, in addition to my own.  I had run into the Librarian of that church, who invited me to attend her church for a senior's meeting.  Well, Friday evening was the date!

The seniors group at that church, was having a movie night.  The purchase of my ticket, not only paid for the viewing of the film, but also for popcorn, beverages and dessert, too!

When I arrived at the church, I must tell you how shocked I was to see so many people in attendance.  There had to be about 100 people! 

In any case, I signed the back of my ticket, so that I was entered for a door prize draw.  Upon entering the actual room, tables were set up, with seven (7) chairs per table.

Before sitting down at a table, I enquired if the end seat was saved for anyone.  The reply was that the seat was available and I was welcome to sit, there.

Everyone else at the table had already obtained their popcorn and beverages.  They suggested I get mine, too.  So, I did.

Upon my return, I introduced myself to the three (3) couples I was sharing the table with.

P, the wife of the fellow B, seated on my right, commented that she thought my name sounded familiar. 

Everyone at the table knew I didn't worship at their church, but P said she thought she had heard my name mentioned or at least the name of someone who shared the same name, when she participated in a small group gathering.  Apparently, they were discussing a book.

Smiling, I let her know that indeed, I had authored Love Never Fails You... (link for info)  I let P know that her church had a copy in their library.  She confirmed that her small group had been discussing my book.

A minute or so later, P's husband B, asked me if I knew someone named Gord McKenzie.

My heart skipped a beat.  I took a deep breath and explained that before my husband died, his name was Gordon McKenzie.

Then, B asked if he had worked at General Motors Transmission Plant (GM).  I replied that he had.

B, proceeded to tell me how sorry he was to hear Gordon had died, explaining that he didn't find out about Gordon's death until a couple of weeks after his funeral.  I thanked him and let him know I understood.

Our conversation about Gordon didn't end, there.

I must admit, our discussions truly touched my heart.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Proverbs 27:9, "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

Words said to me were truly like ointment and perfume, for they rejoiced my heart.  And, the sweetness of the information given me about my now deceased husband Gordon... from his work friend, touched my heart.

At the time, I wanted to cry.  But, I didn't.

God gave me the strength to just be happy that Gordon had been cared about by some people.  But also, I was happy that he had influence on some people.

I know that to others, he spoke about our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, how people would become saved by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Yes, he knew everyone needed to know about gaining salvation.  He preached the gospel.

When he did, he knew he was being obedient to God.  After all, He told us to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.

For this, and hearing about it from others, I was truly thankful.  And, always will be.


Until next time...

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Tim Hortons: Roll Up The Rim To Win... But, Not For All!

Something has happened to me, that I've forgotten to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Even so, I'll do it, today!

Anyone who knows me, understands that I sometimes meet friends at Tim Hortons (TH).  TH is a coffee and bake shop place.

Some friends enjoy coffee, there.  Other friends enjoy tea, or other beverages and/or food.

Recently, I met a couple of times with my friend, A.

When we decided to meet there, I knew A enjoyed tea.  And, got some for her.

I was feeling differently, as of late.  Instead of wanting something hot to drink, I felt like something cold.

For me, I got myself Ice Capp Coffee. 

A's hot tea came in a paper cup.  My cold coffee came in a plastic cup.

To me, this was rather disturbing.  Hurtful.

Why?

Tim Hortons has a contest every year where people can win various items.  How?  By rolling up the rim to win.

Here's a link for you to read about it:  https://www.rolluptherimtowin.com/en/in-restaurant.

I found it rather awful that I would pay close to double the price for the cold coffee than for the price I paid for the tea, yet didn't get a cup in which to roll up the rim. 

After all, I was drinking their coffee!  And, it's a coffee shop!

Another time, my friend A obtained tea for herself and the cold coffee for me.

I thought I was going to receive the Ice Capp Coffee in the plastic cup, again.  But, I didn't.

A was hoping I would get a roll up the rim to win... coffee cup.  But, I didn't.

Instead, I was given my cold coffee in a paper cup.  But, not in one where I could roll up the rim to win.

How upsetting was this!  After all, like I said earlier, the cost of my coffee is almost double what the cost of their hot coffee is, yet I couldn't participate in the game? 

Meaning, I wasn't eligible to win anything.  Not even a cup of coffee.  Or, a donut.  Never mind a car, like someone who drank tea, apple cider or any other hot beverage.  :'(

Even so, I enjoyed both times there with my friend, A.  Just as I always do.  Even though I haven't been treated as well, as some other people.

How come?

We are people who have been friends for many, many years.  We are both born-again Christians, who sometimes discuss our faith in addition to other conversations.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Romans 1:12, "That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me."

Yes, I feel so comfortable meeting with friends who are on the same page in life, as me.  Friends who truly love our Lord, Jesus Christ.

By having mutual faith, we relate well to each other.

Do you feel comfy with me?  Or, other born-again Christians?

Hopefully, so.

After all, when we gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, we will truly become brothers and sisters, in Christ.

If we are truly brothers and sisters in Christ, then we will meet each other, some day... in Heaven. 

Hopefully, this is what you desire.  For, it is what I desire, also.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

H.B. N! & Bear...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish my grandson, N... Happy Birthday!  I pray that you will have a blessed day, and be healed quickly from your recent surgery.  Love,  Grandma xoxo

From time to time, here on LwL, I discuss things happening elsewhere in the world.  That's what will happen, today!

Yesterday, I received an e-mail from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's what the message said:

Lynn,
Young boys in Afghanistan face rampant and horrific sexual abuse.
 
They are dressed up as women and forced to dance for older men. They are sold as sex slaves and raped multiple times a day.
 
It's called "bacha bazi" - which means "boy play." It's gruesomely evil.
 
What's worse, there are multiple reports that the U.S. Military is ordering our troops to look the other way - even reports it's being allowed to occur on U.S. military bases.
 
The U.S. gives Afghanistan more foreign aid than any other nation, yet we are silent in the face of child rape and torture. It's abominable.
 
We're fighting back, aggressively advocating on Capitol Hill, demanding the Obama Administration address these atrocities. We're submitting critical legal documents and testimony at the United Nations to end the abuse.
 
Children are being sexually tortured. We must defend them. Take action with us.
 
Sign Our NEW Petition: Protect Afghani Kids from Sexual Abuse.
Jay Sekulow

ACLJ Chief Counsel

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Hopefully, when you read this, what was said touched your heart.  It did, mine.

In fact, everything done against fellow Christians touches my heart.

After all, whenever people are being hurt, abused, raped, imprisoned for no reason, and are eventually murdered, it isn't good.  Especially, since they haven't done anything wrong.

I believe we need to help others who are suffering from this.

Like we read, in Galatians 6:2,"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

We need to bear another person's burdens.  By doing so, we fulfil the law of Christ.

My friend, please find it in your heart to help those who are being persecuted for their faith, by Muslims... and by anyone else.  After all, this is being done mainly by Muslims.  And, not necessarily just ISIS or any other groups. 

Please, sign this petition, and do whatever you can to help those being persecuted.

And, please... pray.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fruit? Chrislam? & Jewish Taliban?

Many who have been following Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while, understand that I believe we must do what we can to do God's work.  The work He commanded us to do.

Preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.

It seems many people are being led astray.  Astray, from Christianity

Not just by various religions in the world, but mainly by Islam.

It seems that if they cannot convert you to Islam, some Muslims are taking a slightly different route to lure people away from the truth of Christianity.

This article is about a 92 year old man, who trusted one of his daughters and gave her Power of Attorney, for his care and life issues.  Much to his dismay, the daughter transferred ownership of the home he built more than 50 years prior to her doing this.  Read it for yourself:    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/92-year-olds-offer-buy-home-accepted-shortly/story?id=20309444

Something that I find truly upsetting, is the fact that there are pastors around, who do not preach truth.  Some are preaching a false gospel.  Much like what you'll read about Rick Warren, who is one who is promoting Chrislamhttp://www.exposingchrislam.com/

Check out this Vimeo.com video entitled, Chrislam Rises!  One World Religion Revealed (2013)http://vimeo.com/69436028#
It amazes me that anyone could ever think that Islam and Christianity could be merged into a one world religion, known as Chrislam.

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for the sin of the world, for the sin of all who will believe, and by trusting in Him, you'll obtain eternal life.

Islam teaches that their god never had any son, and that Jesus was only a prophet, not god's son.  They also believe that Jesus didn't die on the cross... and more.

The Bible teaches that God is love; Christians are commanded to preach the gospel to all the creatures of the earth.  Islam teaches that anyone/everyone who do not believe in their god (Allah), needs to die.

Watch this video and you'll see what I am referring to.  Please... do not let any children watch this video entitled, Christian & Talibanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crGsOJyWFGQ&feature=player_embedded

So, how can these groups be merged?  They cannot be.

Anyone who teaches/preaches that it can be, in my opinion, is truly preaching a false gospel message.

Matthew 7:20, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."

Just so you know, there's another group that I recently heard about.  Radical Jewish Taliban, is what it is portrayed as. 

Here is a link, for you to read about it, and watch a video posted on The Windsor Star, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 entitled, Radical Jewish group settles in Chatham, Windsor (with video)http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/11/24/radical-jewish-group-settles-in-chatham-windsor/

When I first heard about this, I thought it may have been an error in name.  They claim to be Hasidic Jews.  So, how could they be Taliban?  Especially since, Taliban is an Islamic term/name.

Reading the article itself, didn't really lead me to clarifying an answer.  However, upon watching and viewing the photos attached, a thought occurred to me.

The women of this group are all dressed as Islamic/Muslim women do.  They are fully covered in black.  All except their faces, at this time.

Since when do Jewish women dress this way?  They don't.  Muslim women, do. 

Then, it occurred to me that just as Islam is making every effort to take over the world, in one way or another, this is just another way of them attempting to do so.

Just as they are trying to merge with Christianity, it seems they are trying to merge with Jews, also.  At least, some of them are.  Hence... Jewish Taliban.

Yes, we shall know them by their fruits.  Just as God told us we would. 

It's obvious that we, as Christians, truly need to be overcomers.  We need to be praying. 

And, reaching out to others, in an effort to plant those seeds for Christ.  So that all who God plans to save, can be reached, quickly.

My friend, if you have the Lord, Jesus Christ, in your heart... please do what you can.  Do what you can to educate people, and encourage them to do God's work.

And, may God bless you for your efforts.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Friends & More...

Today, on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'd like to let you know that Sunday wasn't the only day I spent time with my church family.  Saturday morning, was time when we enjoyed time, together.

My friend, C joined me.  We sat together during another seminar that we attended.

The seminar held by my pastor, was wonderful!  It was a true blessing.

Afterwards, lunch was provided.  Normally, we are able to have some time together.  Not just to eat, but also to talk and pray.

Last Saturday was different, though.

I didn't stay for lunch.  Nor, was I able to have conversation with my friend, C or other brothers and sisters in the Lord.

You see, another friend had asked me to take her to see some rental units in apartment buildings.  This was so she could get an idea as to where she will want to live, once it becomes time for her to move after selling her condominium.

So, off we went.

We saw units in three (3) apartment buildings.  Even so, there was only one (1) building, where my friend, A felt comfortable.

I must admit, I truly liked that building, as well.

This week, we'll be seeing other complexes.  Finding places where A feels comfortable about moving into, will help her to have an idea where she may move into.

Of course, prayer is needed.

A, knows this.  And, so do I.

So, we both prayed.  And, will continue to pray.

Why?

Because, we both realize that we need to approach God, and have Him provide for her need.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

We both realize that when we call unto Him, He will answer us.  And, will show us great and mighty things... even things we don't know about.

We don't know where A will live, once she needs to move.

God does.

Just as He knows everything that will happen in our lives.  And, will show us great and mighty things that we aren't aware of.

We need to trust Him... for everything.

Do you?

Have you gained salvation? 

Hopefully, you have.  For if you have, you'll be provided for by Him, in the best of ways.

If you haven't, then you'll suffer for eternity.  For without gaining salvation, you'll be separated from God, and will spend eternity in Hell, with no chance of escape.

My friend, I pray that you have gained salvation.  After all, it's not hard.  It's easy.

All you need to do is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).


Until next time...

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Love & Prayer Request...

Before I begin today's entry here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to say that if my parents were still alive, today would be a special day. 

Today would have been my mom and dad's wedding anniversary. 

I'm grateful they loved each other, for love is so very important.  Even though they are no longer here on earth, I truly love them.

Now, I will let you know about what I did, yesterday.

I went to worship with my church family.  Just as I normally, do.

Once again, I was happy to pick up my granddaughter, A.

On our way to meet up with our church family, A asked me how come there wasn't as many railroad tracks as there has been in the past.  I let her know we were driving on a different street.

A asked me if we could drive on the other street, so that we could cross many more railroad tracks than we had, just then.  I let her know that we would do that on our way back home.  She smiled!  :)

Why this is important to her, I don't know.

However, she has always enjoyed crossing multiple railroad tracks.  Even in the past.  Yet, she's never been on a train!

On our way home, we did what she was hoping for.  

She laughed as we crossed over the many, many tracks holding trains that were parked there.  She truly enjoyed it!  :)  I think it may be due to the vehicle bouncing, but I'm not sure.

Hopefully, you can tell that I truly love, A.  And, enjoy time with her.

I should let you know that I also saw her much older brother, N... who I also love.  He's 19 years old.

N, had hernia surgery on Thursday, February 18th at the same hospital here in Windsor, where I had some hernia surgery.  He actually had the same surgeon do his surgery that did mine in 2012, and had to cut me open again, repeatedly.

Before N had his surgery, I spoke with his mom, my daughter, B.  At that time, I suggested they try to arrange N's needed hernia surgery at Shouldice, north of Toronto, Ontario.  They didn't.

When I saw N on Sunday, he told me he was nervous and upset, regarding how his surgery was done.  And, how he's still suffering in a way that affected him, before the surgery.

Of course, his hernia was in a different place than mine was.  But, he asked me about it when I saw him. 

From our conversation, I got the impression that he wasn't aware of everything he needed to know.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Only God knows.

In any case, my grandson needs prayer. 

I am asking you to please pray for N, for he truly needs prayer for healing.  Thank you, my friend.  May God bless you.

In fact, I need to ask you to pray for all my family.  Yes, I love them all.  And, much prayer is needed, at this time.  May God bless you for doing this, my friend.

Prayer is so very important.

Just as we read, in Philippians 4:6-7, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Yes, we need to let all our requests be made known unto God... even though He truly knows what our needs are. 

By doing this, we are being careful for nothing, for we are trusting Him... for everything.  And, we are being obedient, by doing what He would have us do.

Of course, the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

As you know, I trust in our Lord, for everything in my life.  And, everything in my family members lives.

I pray you do the same... for yours. 

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Open!

Just like I've said in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be going today to meet with my church family, to worship!

As I'm sure you are aware, I will enjoy all forms of worship.  Including music.

The music I'll share with you today is by C. Michael Hawn, and is entitled, Open My Eyes That I May See.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmmQFl58Ec.  The lyrics are below.

Open My Eyes That I May See

Open my eyes, that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.
 
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit divine!
 
Open my ears, that I may hear
Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
And while the wave-notes fall on my ear,
Everything false will disappear.
 
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my ears, illumine me,
Spirit divine!
 
Open my mouth, and let me bear
Gladly the warm truth everywhere;
Open my heart, and let me prepare
Love with Thy children thus to share.
 
Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my heart, illumine me,
Spirit divine!

Yes, silently I wait for Thee.  For, I know I'll be taken to Heaven some day.

In the meantime, I look to God, for everything.  And, it seems He shows me much.  Very much.

It's like He opens my eyes to His truth.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 119:18, "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."

Once we've committed ourselves to God, and placed Him first in our lives, things seem to change.  At least, in my opinion.

It seems He draws me closer to Him.  And, to the reality of His Word... the Bible.

Even though we who have gained salvation do not live under God's law, it is important in our lives.  For it shows us things that are sinful and/or unacceptable to Him.

This topic will be discussed another time.

But, my friend... I pray you look to God, for everything in your life.  If you do, I'm sure you're aware that He will open your eyes, ears and heart... to Him and His Word.

So, please... read the Bible.


Until next time... 

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Better? Best!

Like I've done before, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I will be discussing movies!

Here are some I've recently watched:

We're Not Married! starring, Marilyn Monroe, Mitzi Gaynor, Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen and many, many more actors.  To check out this romantic comedy film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%27re_Not_Married!  While some people think this was truly a comedy film, I did not.  It made me upset that people who thought they were married, were truly not.

That Touch of Mink, starring Doris Day and Cary Grant.  If you'd like to read about this romantic comedy film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Touch_of_Mink.  In the past, I've watched this film before.  While I do think this is a romantic film, I don't really think it is a comedy movie.

Murphy's Romance, starring James Garner, Sally Field and other actors.  Click here, to check out this romantic comedy film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy%27s_Romance.  Like some other movies, I've seen this more than once, and enjoy it... even though I don't really find it to be a comedy film.

The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald and more actors.  To check out this romantic comedy drama film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_Man.  Just like some films quoted about today, I've seen this one... many times.  I've never found it to be a comedy movie, but truly enjoy this romantic drama film.

Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebson and Mickey Rooney.  If you'd like to check out this romantic comedy film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_at_Tiffany%27s_(film).  You're probably aware that I have seen this movie, repeatedly.  I do believe this is a romantic film, I never truly found it to be a comedy film.  Even so, I truly adore this movie and love seeing the ending.

If you read what I wrote about these movies, you'll realize that they are all romantic comedy films.  And yes, there was some drama in them, even if it wasn't quoted.

Knowing that February is a love month, and that Valentine's Day just occurred a few days ago, I thought I would again address the issue of love.

After all, as humans, it seems we all adore love.

Yes, it seems we all want and pray for love... from someone who will love us.  And, someone who we can love. 

However, God's love for us, is so very more important.  And, special.

Just as we read, in Jeremiah 31:3, "The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."

Yes, He has loved us with an everlasting love:  therefore with lovingkindness He has drawn us to Him.

For this, I truly praise God!  And, want to glorify Him.

After all, before we were even born, He already decided who He planned on saving.  He alone, knows who will gain salvation, and who won't.

We don't know.  But, He does.

And, He has drawn to him, people who He knew would gain salvation.  People like me.  And, hopefully... you.

No... you didn't need to be perfect in order to have God draw you to Him.  For no one is perfect, just He has told us.

However, when He draws someone to Him, that person realizes that they are a sinner, who needs to be saved by grace (alone), through faith (alone), in Christ (alone)... as we read in Ephesians 2:8-9

To me, this is truly wonderful.

Why?  Because all we have to do is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and we shall be saved (Acts 16:31)!

In my opinion, nothing could ever be better.  It's the best love, we could ever receive.


Until next time...

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Friday, February 19, 2016

From Where? Truth! Love!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) we'll be discussing another issue that is affecting people.  People and places being attacked by Islam.

Dailymail.co.uk posted an article entitled, Three Somali men who gang-raped white 16-year-old girl in bathroom of hotel where they stayed to celebrate Eid are jailed for 30 yearshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3423246/Three-Somali-men-gang-raped-white-16-year-old-girl-bathroom-hotel-stayed-celebrate-Eid-jailed-30-years.html.

While in my mind, it is a good thing that those Muslims were convicted and imprisoned, I realize it is not happening, everywhere where rapes are taking place.

Independent.co.uk posted an article entitled, Nigeria suicide bombings: 18 confirmed dead after attacks by men 'dressed as women and with explosives disguised as babies':  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/nigeria-suicide-bombing-dead-men-dressed-as-women-and-strapped-explosives-onto-backs-like-babies-a6841911.html.

Latimes.com posted an article entitled, Nigerian Boko Haram extremists burn homes with villagers still insidehttp://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-boko-haram-nigeria-attack-20160131-story.html.

To me, this is terrible that people in Nigeria, are being attacked by Muslims.

But then, it is not the only country where attacks are happening.

Theguardian.com posted an article entitled, Belgian police arrest two over suspected New Year's Eve attack plothttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/29/belgian-police-arrest-two-suspected-new-years-eve-attack.

Hopefully, you read this article.

If you did, you'll know the first sentence in this article says, "Police find military clothing and Isis propaganda but no weapons or explosives in searches in Brussels and elsewhere".

Wow!  Isn't this amazing! 

Police found military clothing, and ISIS propaganda.  But, they haven't yet found where the weapons or explosives are.

Sigh...

Another sentence in the article says, "An international arrest warrant has been issued for Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam, 26, who French authorities say played a critical role in the attacks and is thought to have returned to the Belgian capital the following day after slipping through police hands during a routine early-morning border traffic control."

Want to read more about Salah Abdeslam?  Click on the link!

Hmmm... the person they are looking to arrest, isn't from the middle east.  He's from Brussels!

Yet, people throughout the world, seem to think that Muslims born in countries around the world won't look to attack people.

Just as this article states, French authorities say that person "played aa critical roll in the attacks".

Here is an article posted by themuslimissue.wordpress.com entitled, Germany 'shocked' by 'monstrous' Muslim assaults on 80 women in Cologne train stationhttps://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/germany-shocked-by-monstrous-muslim-assaults-on-80-women-in-cologne-train-station/.

Hopefully, you read that article.  If you did, you'll actually see a picture of a woman being raped by Muslims. 

Those Muslim men were happy raping that woman and at least 79 others.

Why would they be happy?  Because they are happy to be participating in terrorism?  Because they are hateful?

I believe it is not just because they are hateful.  Even though I believe, they are.

It's because Sharia Law allows rape to occur

People wonder why I've spoken up against Sharia Law.  And, about having more Muslims here in Canada.

I must admit, I've been treated badly by some people who have never learned about Islam.  Nor, about what it teaches... and allows.

But now, things are changing.  People are beginning to see the truth I've been speaking of.  And, are accepting it, because I speak in a loving way.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 4:15, "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"

Yes, speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him all things, which is the head, even Christ!

It is definitely, what God would have us do.

Do you speak up/out?

Do you speak the truth?

Do you speak the truth... in love?

If you do, you will be blessed by God!


Until next time...

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Who Cares?

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know what I discussed about Canada.  And, how Muslims are somewhat changing.

They are speaking up, more and more.  Much more than they did in the past.  And, saying things they never really said before.

Of course, in the past, when they spoke about how wrong we were about what Islam is about, they never agreed that they hated us here in Canada.  Much like they commented about, in yesterday's LwL entry.

They truly used Taqiyya

Taqiyya means they used their teaching of Islam that tells Muslims that they can lie to infidels... meaning unbelievers of Islam.  In other words, lie to us who are not Muslims.

In addition to what I discussed yesterday, there's another couple of issues that are truly upsetting to me, making me hate this world we are living in.

While watching YouTube videos about people using campervans, I came across a video that wasn't related at all to what I had been watching.  The video that was upsetting to me was entitled, Still Report #488 - Is Canada's New PM a Radical Muslim?:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRLqUDQnYE.

Did you watch the video?  Did you see Justine Trudeau with Muslims, worshipping?

In the past, I wondered if Justine Trudeau had become Muslim. 

Why?  Because while he was encouraging people to vote for him before the election took place, he let Muslims know he would help them gain more rights here in Canada... and didn't really care about the rest of us, here in Canada, who could be hurt by them.

If you watched that video, you'll also be aware of other information that was talked about. 

Plus, on that video there was another issue that didn't make me happy.  Hopefully, you clicked on the link attached, by therebel.media entitled, Shocking Photo:  Omar Khadr on video call with Al Qaida supporter he met in Gitmohttp://www.therebel.media/omar_khadr_on_video_call_al_qaida_gitmo?utm_campaign=omarkhadrskype&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel.

If you watched that video, you'll now be aware that Omar Khadr, has been released from prison, and apparently, is here in Canada.  He was a Muslim murderer, who claims to be no one that is dangerous.

It makes me wonder... how many terrorists who murder, abuse, rape and do more to infidels (we unbelievers of Islam), will truly be here in Canada.  I even wonder how many we have, now.

We don't know.  Only God knows.

As I said in the past, we need to rely upon Him.  Trust Him.  And, do what He tells us to do, through obedience to Him.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 6:11, "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

Yes, we need to put on the whole armour of God, that we may be able to stand against the deviousness/wiles of the devil. 

The devil... is the father of anyone who has not become Christian.  By not gaining salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

My friend, trust in Him.  And, help your family and friends to do the same.

Plus, pray for our Canadian Prime Minister, Justine Trudeau.  And, for all who are unsaved, including Muslims. 

By doing so, you will honour our Lord.  And, will be blessed.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Views?

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I feel I have to let you know how unhappy I am. 

Not about what I discussed, recently.  But, about what is beginning to happen, here in Canada.

Here is a YouTube video entitled, Toronto Islamic Street Preacher's views on Canadian and Islamic lawshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3smmektRcEY.

If you watched the video and tried to listen to it, you'll know that the Muslims were talking badly about our Canadian laws.  Obviously, Muslims don't care about our Canadian laws.

Muslims want, and will do all they can to obtain Sharia Law, here in Canada.

I hope you listened and watched that video.  If you did, I'm sure you'll realize that what I've said in the past is correct.  Islam will fight against us Canadians... at least, at some point in the future.

To be honest, I praise God that Christians were actually telling those Muslims about our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Praise God!  Hallelujah!

Of course, the Muslims felt that Christians deserve death for preaching.  At least, that's what the video tells us.  And, it's also what I believe is truth, since I've taken courses to learn about Islam.

Why did this happen?  Only God knows.

But, in my opinion, I believe Muslims are now speaking up here in Canada, due to the fact that many more Muslims are now coming into Canada.

I don't believe they will do the amount of attacking that they've been doing in various European countries, yet.  Why?

Well, we need to all realize that some of the countries in Europe that are being attacked in various ways by Muslims, are only the size of some of our provinces, here in Canada.  Which means, in my opinion, that they need a far larger number of Muslims here, before they can do their physical attacks, like elsewhere.

Does that mean our families won't suffer? 

No.  They will.  We just don't know when.  It could be soon, or even a generation from now.

No matter what, we need to rely on God.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 6:10, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might."

Yes, my brothers and sisters (brethren) in the Lord, we were told to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

Does this mean we shouldn't face the issue?  Does this mean we shouldn't believe the attacking from within our country won't happen?

Absolutely, not!

What this means is that we need to trust in our Lord.

By trusting in Him, we not only gain salvation, as per believing in Him.  But, by trusting in Him, He will provide for us.

Hopefully, you and your family members are all trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

If you and they are, then you will be provided with eternal salvation, as I've said in the past.  But, God will also provide for you, in many ways.

If your family isn't yet doing this, then please, plant those seeds for Christ.  And, preach the gospel to them.

May God bless you, for doing this.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

H.B. K! & One Another...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll be aware that I spent time with my granddaughter, A.

After I dropped off my older sister in the Lord, I dropped off, A.  And, saw her mom, my daughter, B for a short time.

Then, I made my way over to where my daughter, P lives.

I didn't just go there to wish more of my family... Happy Valentine's Day.  It was also, K's birthday!

Happy Birthday, K

As you can see, K blew out some candles on his birthday cake.  Not as many as should have been there, but certainly we had a laugh deciding how many to place on his cake that my daughter, P made!

Getting together, to celebrate K's birthday was a very fun time.  Even though his special day was the same as Valentine's Day.

In a way, it made me glad to be able to celebrate K's birthday on that special day.

Showing love for a family member by celebrating that person, rather than the day that everyone seems to want to celebrate, touched my heart.  In a good way.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Hebrews 10:24, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"

Yes, we need to consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. 

Just as we do, when we celebrate a birthday of a family member.  Like we did, K's.

It not only helped me.  I believe it also helped, K. 

For in the past, he had told me about how some people had actually forgotten to even think about him and the anniversary of his birth.  I could understand what he meant, for I have a friend who was born on Christmas Day, and sort of experienced the same thing.

But, isn't God good?!

I don't mean only that He helped me.  As I said earlier, He also helped, K!

As a group, we enjoyed spending time, together. 

For this, I will always be grateful. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, February 15, 2016

My Portion...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm going to tell you about yesterday.

You're probably thinking about whether or not I went to worship, yesterday.  I did!

On my way to worship with my church family, I stopped and picked up my granddaughter, A!

A seemed to have a bit of trouble coughing and breathing.  At first, I wasn't happy about her joining me.  Especially, since she'd be spending time with other children, her age.

However, she only seemed to be that way for a few minutes.  After that, she seemed to be much better.  So, I presumed it may have been that she hadn't been awake very long.  :)

We both worshipped the way we normally do.

Afterwards, we spent time with all our church family.  You see, we were having a pot-luck luncheon!

A and I went to obtain our food.  Then, we sat together, just as we do whenever we have time together, for meals.

A lady, M... who was quite a bit older than me, sat with us. 

In the past, we chatted together.  I knew she lived nearby.

During our conversation, she let me know that due to it being so cold, our pastor had picked her up.

Knowing I could easily drop her off, I offered to do so.  She agreed.

Then, she let me know her address.

It turned out, she has lived across the street from where my deceased husband Gordon's step-grandparents lived.  It was shocking to hear that M knew his step-grandmother... for years!  In fact, they had been friends...

Wow!  This was surprising.  Not just to me, but also to her.

I dropped M off at her home. At that time, we both looked across the street at the house where Gordon's family members had lived.

It touched my heart.  I recalled spending time there, on many, many occasions.

Although I didn't cry immediately.  I did, shortly after I dropped off my granddaughter, A.

Just thinking about my deceased husband Gordon, and how he truly loved me, touched my heart.  Especially, when I thought about how we celebrated and enjoyed Valentine's Day, together when he was alive.

Those tears didn't last long. 

I looked to God.  He always provides for me.  And, did so again, yesterday.

Thinking about that, brought to mind Psalm 73:26, "My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, my flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Grief, isn't easy.  And, I truly don't believe it ever ends.

But, God is always there for us who have lost family and friends whose lives ended.

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

After all, life has to continue on, here on earth.

And, He loves us always!


Until next time...

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

As you probably know, today is a special day, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), and also in life.

Being SONday, it is a time to worship and honour God.  And, I will do this, just as I normally do.

However, today is also a special day in life, that people celebrate.  Valentine's Day.

While I wish everyone
 
Happy Valentine's Day...
 
I realize that there are some people
 
who do not feel they have
 
human love.
 
But, the truth is
 
there is so very much love
 
available to us,
 
from God.


God
 
loved us
 
so very
 
much
 
that He sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ...
 
to fulfill
 
His plan
 
of
 
redemption
 
for us,
 
and
 
give us
 
everlasting
 
life.


Just as you read on the pic and in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Whether or not you have any human love, remind yourself that God loves you. 

And, so does our Lord, Jesus Christ!

 
Happy Valentine's Day!


Until next time...

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love?!

As I mentioned in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I watch movies!  Movies, that sort of showed me that we do not live in a world of love.

Today, I'll let you know about some I've recently watched.  Here they are:

Let No Man Write My Epitaph, starring James Darren, Shelley Winters, Burl Ives and more actors!  If you'd like to check out this crime drama, film-noir please click on this link:  http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/193986%7C0/Let-No-Man-Write-My-Epitaph.html.  Even though this was truly a stressful movie, I watched it to the end.  And, may even do so, again.

Come Back, Little Sheba, starring Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth and Terry Moore.  To read about this drama film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Back,_Little_Sheba_(1952_film).  This movie wasn't a fun film, but I felt drawn to it, since it reminded me about how life can be for some people.

French Connection II, starring Gene Hackman and Fernando Rey.  This crime-drama film is a sequel to the original French Connection.  Check it out, here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Connection_II.   Watching movies like this one, shows how many people suffer, since there are many people who lie. 

Fourteen Hours, starring Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, and more actors!  If you want to check out this film-noir, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteen_Hours.  While much of this movie was stressful, I was glad how it ended.

Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell and more actors. Click here, to check out this film-noir:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmare_Alley_(film).  I didn't like this film much.  After all, several times people tried to bring into the film the idea of being linked with the occult (having contact with the dead, etc.)

As you can see, none of these movies were of a comedy nature. 

Nor, were they love films.  Although, I must say some contained a wee bit of love.

The truth is... no one is perfect. 

Not in these films.  And, not in our world.

Just as we read, in Romans 3:10, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"

How grateful I am that God loves us, even though we are not perfect. 

Thank You, Lord!

Especially, since here on earth, there are many people who refuse to show any love towards anyone they feel are not perfect.  Meaning not perfect, because they don't necessarily think the same.

Even so, God has shown us more love than we can ever think of.

He created a plan of redemption for us.  By doing this, He sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth.

Jesus didn't have to come.  But, He did.

He did so, to honour and glorify God our Father.  And, to help us, here on earth, so that we could gain salvation.  Salvation, that gives us... everlasting life.

All anyone has to do, is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, and they'll be saved!  Their everlasting life, will be spent in Heaven, once their physical life ends, here on earth.

Of course, if someone doesn't gain salvation, they won't spend eternity in Heaven.  Instead, they'll spend eternity, in Hell.  Separated from God, with no chance of escape.

My friend... what have you chosen?


Until next time...

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Love, Love, Love...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), from time to time, I discuss things that affect our lives.

February is considered by many people to be... the annual month of love

Valentine's Day, is when people generally celebrate love.  It will be happening within a couple of days.

Even though I am Christian, there has been music in the past that has resonated within me, throughout much of my life.

A song like that, is by the Beatles and is entitled, All You Need Is Love.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKiqthx0GKw.  The lyrics are below.

All You Need Is Love

(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
 
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy
 
There's nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn to be you in time
It's easy
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
There's nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be
It's easy
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
All you need is love, all together now
All you need is love, everybody
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need...  (repeatedly)
 
He loves you... yeah, yeah, yeah
He loves you... yeah, yeah, yeah
 
It's true.  All we need is... love.

God's love.

He loves me... and He loves you.  Just as this song tells us, even though it isn't truly relating to God.

Thinking about the love that God has for us, reminded me of 1 John 4:10, "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 

How wonderful is His love?!

In my mind, there is nothing more important than His love.

Why would I think this?

Well, to be honest, life isn't easy.  Especially, when the person you loved, has died.  Like my husband.

Yes, he loved me.  I know he did.  And, I loved him.

That love is now gone.  It's disappeared.  And will never be returned to life here on earth, for Gordon is now in Heaven due to his death.

But, God loves me. 

And, He loves you.

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, He sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Yes, Jesus came to earth.  He opened the door for us to have salvation, and be granted everlasting life with Him, in Heaven.

Jesus also paid the price for our sin.  And, for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him to gain salvation.

Truly, can you ever think of greater love than this?

I can't.  Hopefully, you agree! 

For there is truly, no greater love.


Until next time...

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love Me...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss things about celebrations. 

With February, and Valentine's Day happening, I like addressing the issue about love, in various ways. 

Just like I'm doing today, regarding... music.  Music that either resonates within me, or music that I adore. 

There is a song I like to sing.  And quite some time ago, a friend on Google+ posted it.  :)

It's by J.J. Heller and is entitled, Love Me.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw_x99vyIC4.  The lyrics are below.

Love Me (aka... Who Will Love Me)

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He's the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, "Dear God won't you please
Could you send someone here who will love me?"

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
'Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She's the woman whose husband has run away
She'll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would've stayed
And she says:

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
'Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He's waiting to die as he sits all alone
He's a man in a cell who regrets what he's done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
"Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home"

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
"I know you've murdered and I know you've lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you'll listen, I'll tell you that I..."

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew 


Love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew 


Some people experience love in their lives.  With family.  With friends.  And even with on-line internet friends.

Some people do not.

At least, not until they look to God.

Why?

His love is so strong, and involves so very much.  There is nothing like it.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away."

Charity... is love

Just as we read, love suffers long, and is kind.  Love envies not and vaunteth not itself, and is not puffed up.

Love does not behave itself unseemly, nor does it seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked and thinks no evil.

We need to not rejoice in iniquity, but we need to rejoice in truth.

Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails, but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail.  Whether there be tongues, they shall cease.  Whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

But, love never fails.  Just as we read in God's Word, today.

This is one reason why I entitled the book I wrote, Love Never Fails You... 

If you'd like to check it out, click on this link:  http://www.amazon.com/Love-Never-Fails-Lynn-McKenzie/dp/1613798105.  Of course, if you live in Canada, you'll need to click on this link:  http://www.amazon.ca/Love-Never-Fails-Lynn-McKenzie/dp/1613798105.  Or, you can check it out on my other website... Lynnie Bookshttp://lynniebooks.blogspot.ca/.

To me, love is so very important.

Some of us may not have much human love as we live here on earth.  Just as you will have noticed, even in the song posted here, today.

But, we definitely have love... if we have gained salvation.

How does this happen?

Those who believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ shall be saved  (Acts 16:31).

If you trust in/believe upon Him, and become saved... you will be loved.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Truth, in Love...

Before you read today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'd like you to know I wrote this in the past.  Yes, I hadn't posted it... even though I wrote it on August 17, 2011.  True!  Here's what I wrote:

As you know, if you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while now, I've written about Islam.  And, I'll be doing so, again.

Why?

Well, to me, it is truly an important issue.  Not just because it affects our daily life now.  It certainly will affect the lives of our children, grandchildren and future generations, of family members who live in so-called free society, here in Canada, USA and indeed other countries where Islam is taking over.

Let's face it, in small, economically weak countries like some in Africa, Islam has dominated, after terrorists killed and/or tortured Christians and other infidels (unbelievers of Islam) into converting to Islam.  As I've mentioned previously, their holy books teach them that this is what they are called to do.  Convert, peaceably if possible; if not, they have the right to cut off our heads.

But, here in N. America, doing things like that couldn't happen here.  Unless, of course, they were on the magnitude of stuff like what happened in 9/11.  Smaller groups, killing in small areas, just cannot happen.  Governments would catch those in question and the movement would be stopped.

So, how will Islam become dominant, here in N. America? 

Well, I believe they are infiltrating us, right now.  We are being attacked by terrorists, from the inside out.

Sound crazy?  I don't think so. 

They know they have to overtake N. America in a more peaceful manner.  So, they are immigrating here, pushing their religion on everyone, forcing their way into every day life, whether we want treatment such as they give, or not.

The push for Shariah Law, is one such way Islam is trying to take over.  Not just here in N. America.  Hopefully, our government officials realize the problems that are arising in places like U.K., where trouble is happening, more and more.

Eventually, there will be enough people to elect those who support Islam.  At that point, lives will change. 

Why?  Because, once there are enough people elected who support Islam, and once Islamic Shariah Law becomes enacted, it will never be removed.  It will begin with small changes, but will initiate larger, more substancial changes, once begun.  Eventually, the movement will grow, with Shariah Law's strength with it.

Some people don't believe that our society is being affected currently.  Some truly don't know.  I believe we have an obligation to those who truly are unaware, whether due to ignorance or because they claim they don't like to involve governmental issues with religion, to speak truth.  Truth, in love.

In any case, here is a link to news item that shows that Shariah Law is alive and well, in the world today, even in those societies who consider themselves freehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1348389/Muslim-woman-told-wear-hijab-Ill-kill-cousin.html

I've been praying for this young woman whose life has been threatened by family members, for not covering herself up the way they want her to.  Please pray with me, for her and for others like her.

That example is only a relatively minor example to show you.  Just wait.  Eventually, there will be murdering wives, because the husband no longer wants to be married to the wife and doesn't want divorce.  Family members killing other family members, because of minor issues like the one you just read about happen, even here in Canada.  Islam justifies them as honour killings. 

Then, we'll be affected, by not converting to Islam.  They will have enough power to do all sorts of things to those who will not believe in Islam.  The same sorts of things as have happened in those small, economically poor countries of Africa.  Violence like murder, rape, disabling people, all in the name of Islam, will become commonplace.  Accepted by Islam.  Promoted by Islam.  All in the name of Allah.

Please know I pray for these people.  I am not filled with hate; in fact, if anyone is hateful, it is those who promote Islam.  For, they hate all infidels (unbelievers of Islam) and want to rid the world of them.  Meaning, us.

Whether you believe it, or not, matters not to me, for I believe this is true. 

And, so I speak the truth in love.  Just as God told us to do, in Ephesians 4:15, "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"

I believe if Christ hasn't yet returned by the time our families of the next generation or two (2) are grown, the issue of Christmas and Christianity itself may become a lost memory, to many.

One thing I must say, is that no matter what, I am glad God is in control.

My friends, I pray you'll stay with me.  And, pray with me!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy... :)

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I was happy regarding what happened at our Sunday worship service, with my granddaughter, A.

A was also happy to be with me.  :)  Just as she was on last Friday.

What happened last Friday?

My church family had a FREE PASTA DINNER event.  We were to invite people to attend.

Just as I did.

Some people said they couldn't attend.  And, some said they would.  So, we had many people there!

The time we spent together, was wonderful.  We were all blessed, even when our pastor spoke for a short time. 

Of course, our meal was absolutely delicious!

A friend who lives in my apartment building arrived and sat at the table with my daughter B, her daughter (my granddaughter) A, plus B's friend T and her seven (7) month old baby boy, S.

For a few minutes, I went and introduced myself to others who attended, who I didn't know. 

The funny thing was, that one person let me know he worshipped at another church, where my neighbour who attended, worships.

Then, another funny thing happened.

Two (2) sisters, who are my sisters in the Lord, who worked hard to present our dinner event, came and talked with my neighbour.  They apparently, used to worship where my neighbour does.

This truly touched my heart.

You see, even though my neighbour loves that church where they all worshipped in the past, my neighbour has also went and worshipped, elsewhere from time to time.

I must admit, I truly was happy to hear this.

After all, not everyone gets together with brothers and sisters in the Lord, to worship.  Some Christians do not see the need to do so

Even though God told us, in Hebrews 10:23-25, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

Just as we read, we Christians should not forsake the assembling of ourselves, together.  God prefers us to gather together, to consider one another, and exhort one another.

Whether or not anyone who attended our Friday evening dinner will ever come to worship with us, no one but God, knows. 

And, it truly doesn't matter.  Well, as long as they are worshipping elsewhere.

My friend, if you aren't worshipping, please do so.

For when we are obedient to God, He blesses us.


Until next time...

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Amen!

You've heard me say before, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about how much I enjoy our worship services.

To me, it's a wonderful time to spend with my church family.

Especially, on the first SONday of the month!  The day when we have communion!

Having communion was truly a blessing, yesterday.  Of course, it seems to be that way for me, always!

However, there was something else that also touched my heart.

It involved my granddaughter, A.   I was able to bring her to Sunday school.

As I've said in the past, she doesn't immediately go with other children to Sunday school.  Together, we both go into the sanctuary.

While we sing, read God's Word... the Bible, pray and do a few other things, A is with me.  All this happens prior to the children leaving to be taught by their Sunday school teachers.

After our offering is taken, we all stand up. 

Together, we sing the first verse of Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, and end it singing... amen!  Here are the lyrics we sing:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!

Amen...

While we were singing this, I looked down, at A.

Tears filled up in my eyes.  My heart felt like it was going to burst open.

I was truly happy.  And, grateful to our Lord.

Why?

A, who is only five (5) years old, and who has only been attending church for a few months (off and on), did something that made me want to scream... PRAISE GOD!  THANK YOU, LORD!

She sang with me and with all my church family, all the lyrics quoted above, that we sang.  Including... amen!

Please know, she cannot read the lyrics on the screen.  She's too short to see the lyrics, that have only recently been added.  (We used to sing it, without lyrics being shown.)  Plus, who knows for sure if she can read it, anyway.

Silently, I praised God!

While looking at A, I saw she had her hands together, in a prayer mode.  This truly touched my heart, just as I previously said.

By seeing this, I realized that God was giving A, grace.  And, growing her in knowledge.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen."

Yes, to Him be the glory, both now and forever... amen!

He has given grace to, A.  Grace that has helped her grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

See You!

As I've said in the past here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), a form of worship I enjoy, is music.

The music I'll be sharing with you today, is by Michael W. Smith and is entitled, Open The Eyes of My Heart.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wutmEjdbedE.  The lyrics are below.

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
 Lord, pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Lord, pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

High and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Lord, pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

High and lifted up
Shining in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Lord... I want to see You.  Always!

And, glorify You!

Thinking of this, reminded me of what happened in Exodus 24:17, "And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel."

Yes, the sight of the glory of the Lord, was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel.

This happened when Moses climbed the mountain, and was receiving the ten commandments, from God.

By looking up, the children of Israel were able to see the light of the fire up there.  It was amazing that they could see this.  But, they did... see it.

This reminded me of how we need to look up.  Always.  To God.

He needs to come first in our lives.

He's first in mine.  Is He first in yours?

Hopefully, so.  For then, you will truly be blessed, my friend.


Until next time...

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