Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Confidence!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I've been feeling very sick.

To me, the funny thing is, the specialist gave me that treatment, because he said that would help me by giving me time to get stronger.  You see, he said I was too weak, after having all those surgeries, and couldn't yet have the surgery he said I need.

Yet, it hasn't helped me become stronger.  I feel like it's actually helped me get weaker.

Even so, I am thankful that I asked you to pray for me.

Why?

Because, I believe you did pray for me. 

Even though I am not 100% improved, I am feeling a bit better.  In fact, this is the best I've felt in a week.

So, to me... this has been answered prayer.

I'm so grateful that God loves us.  And, me.

For it seems that He hears us.  And, provides for our needs. 

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

Yes, we need to have confidence in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

Who would do this?

Truly, only those who are His children.  Like me.  And, hopefully, you.

How do we become His child?

There is only one way.  It's simple. 

We need to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and we will be saved (Acts 16:31).

If you haven't yet done this, please do it, today. 

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 30, 2016

I Don't...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) from time to time, I mention that I'm not feeling well.  Just as I'm doing, today.

For several days, I tried to find out if I could bring my granddaughter, A to Sunday school.  On Saturday evening, I found out I could not.  :(

This made me realize that I truly needed to not go and worship with my church family.  For, I am truly sick. 

About six (6) months ago, a specialist gave me treatment.

Ever since that day, I have woken up, often.  Sometimes every half-hour.  Sometimes every hour.  Hour and a half.  And, rarely... every two (2) hours.

I've been truly sick having had that treatment done.

About a month ago, I mentioned this problem to the specialist.  He didn't do anything to help me.  :(  Even though he's Christian.

How do I know he's Christian?  Because, for many years in the past, I worshipped at the church where he, his family, and his parents worship.

Can you figure out how much sleep I get, every night?  Hahaha!

Probably not.  After all, if I wake up every hour, it doesn't mean I sleep for an hour.  Sometime, it's only for a few minutes.

I'm sure you probably realize that I have been praying for healing for me.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Philippians 4:6, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

Yes, I've been letting God know my need for healing. 

I know it will some day happen.  However, it hasn't happened, yet.

My friend, please pray for me.

Pray that God will heal me.

Thank you.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

How Great!

Being our Lord's Day, you won't be surprised that I tell you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that it is a wonderful time to worship.

Yes, to worship in spirit and in truth.  And, through music.

A few weeks ago, a Facebook (FB) friend, Frank Dietzel who lives not far away and who has lived in my city, and has known people I know/knew, shared some music with me.  Today, I'll share it with you.

Normally, I try to locate music with the lyrics to be viewed on the YouTube video, but I didn't do that this time.  Why?  The singer seemed to support our Saviour, so very much... and it was 'live', but recorded.

The name of the music is How Great Is The Love.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqcWrSh0LZI&feature=youtu.be .  The lyrics are below.

How Great Is The Love

Thank You for the way
That You love us, how You love us
Thank You for the way
You have made us

We were created
For Your pleasure, for Your presence
For the glory of Your name
Thank You for the way that You love us

Jesus, faithful King
Lord, with grateful hearts we sing
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior


(This wasn't recorded:
The weight of the cross, the curse of our shame
You carried it all and rose from the grave
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior, of our Savior)

Thank You for the grace
That has saved us, You forgave us
Thank You for the way
You have freed us

We have been ransomed
We've been rescued, we've been purchased
With the price of Your own life
Thank You for the way that You love us

Jesus, faithful King
Lord, with grateful hearts we sing
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior

The weight of the cross, the curse of our shame
You carried it all and rose from the grave
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior, of our Savior

Thank You for the way
That You love us, how You love us
Thank You for the way
That You love us, how You love us


(The singer is singing some of her own words/lyrics)

(These lyrics were not recorded:
Thank You for the way
That You love us, how You love us
Thank You for the way
That You love us)

Jesus, faithful King
Lord, with grateful hearts we sing
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior

The weight of the cross, the curse of our shame
You carried it all and rose from the grave
How great is the love
How great is the love of our Savior, of our Savior


(The singer is singing some of her own words/lyrics, again... until she finished singing)

(These lyrics were not recorded:
How great, how great is Your love
Jesus, how You love us
Your great love, Your great love)

While I can say this music was great, I must say that our Saviour's love is even greater!

He loves us so very much.  And, always has!

So much so, that even though we are sinners, He loved us and died for us, before we even came to earth.

Just as we read, in Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

How wonderful is Christ's love for us! 

How wonderful is God the Father's love for us! 

And, how wonderful is the love we have even today, from the Holy Spirit!

We are truly blessed.

Well, as long as we have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For then, we shall spend eternity in Heaven with Him, after our life here on earth, ends.

For this I am thankful.  And, will always praise Him!


Until next time...

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Evil? Evil!

Every once in a while, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I share something I receive by e-mail.  Like I will, today.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), sent me by e-mail this message (again, I copied/pasted it):

Lynn,

Young Kenyan girls are being sexually enslaved.
Girls – as young as ten – are married off to much older men as child brides. They are mutilated, raped, and traded as prizes. It's the very definition of evil.

Before their wedding day, they undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Although this practice violates international law and Kenya’s constitution, local chiefs and communities continue this barbaric abuse with virtual impunity.

We’re helping rescue these young girls and place them in safe schools. Our African office is educating the local communities about protecting their children, fighting to hold corrupt officials accountable, and working in numerous court cases to ensure that the perpetrators of this child abuse are brought to justice.

Now we’re taking the plight of these young girls directly to the United Nations.

As we work on the ground and in the courts in Kenya, we need your voice. Take action with us today.

Sign Our New Petition: Defend Kenyan Girls from Sexual Slavery.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

Knowing that Muslims are doing this to young girls, is heartbreaking to me.

Some people don't seem to care.  But, I do.

Fellow Christians, including children... are being persecuted.

To me, what is happening, is evil.  Just as you heard ACLJ say, as well.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Isaiah 5:20, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Yes... woe unto them that call evil good... and good, evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!. 

Much like Muslims are doing to Christians.

I realize that what many Muslims are doing to infidels (unbelievers of Islam), is evil.   

How do I know this?

I read God's Word, the Bible.  Every single day.

Do you?

If you do, you would agree with me, that much evilness is happening to our fellow Christians, who are living in places in the world, where they are being hurt, and/or murdered.

Please, read your Bible.

If you do, I know God will bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Shocking!

Today, I'll be letting you know, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about what happened on Sunday.

At first, I thought I wouldn't mention what happened.  But, after thinking of it, and praying about it, I decided I would let you know.

Hopefully, what I tell you, will give you a chuckle.  lol :(  :)  You'll have to wait a while.

I must admit, I was happy to drive across town, to pick up my granddaughter, A.  :D 

Off we went, to go spend time with our church family.

A loves attending Sunday school!  For this, I am truly grateful.

Thank You, Lord!

Afterwards, I drove A home.  It was nice seeing her brother, J... as well!

Then, I headed home.

Before I tell you what happened, I feel I need to tell you some information.

While I sometimes wear dresses or normal knee-length skirts, I also wear full-length skirts.  Actually, that's what I wear mostly, to go worship.

In the past, since I didn't really like having skirts with elastic at the waist-line, I added ribbon.  This way, the elastic wouldn't hurt my gut (especially after having all those surgeries, that I still haven't lost pain from).  And, if I felt swollen, or lost weight, I would be able to adjust the waist-line.

The skirt I wore on Sunday, had ribbon. 

Since I hadn't worn it in quite a while, I was shocked when I put it on.  I had to tighten the ribbon, when I tied it up.

Why?  It seemed to be very BIG on me.

Even so, it was good to wear.  So, I wore it.

When I arrived home, I parked in the parking garage.  Just as I always do.

After parking, I opened my driver's door.  And, stepped out of my van.

When I reached the ground with both feet, I felt something weird.  Plus, there had been a sound... like... woosh!

I looked down, and was shocked! 

There was my skirt, lying on the garage floor!  All around me!

lol  :(  :)

I praised God out loud that I was able to pick it up, immediately.  And, adjust it over top of my slip.

I was also thankful there was no one in the area I was in.  This meant no one saw what happened!

Even though this was shocking, I have to admit, I thanked God that it hadn't happened while I was at church!

Thinking of this, I thought about how we are not in control of anything.

God is!

I thanked Him several times, as I headed up to my apartment.  And, thought about the glory I needed to give Him.

Thinking about this, brought to mind 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

Why did this verse affect me?

Well, you see... as you read earlier, my skirt seemed to be large.

This meant that not only had I lost quite a few pounds over the past few months, but I had also lost a lot of inches!

Over those past few months, I'd done what I believed He would have me do.  I did it, and everything I needed to do, to glorify Him.

The result?  He blessed me.  In what way?

My weight loss.

As I said previously, even though this happened to me, I praise Him for protecting me from being embarrassed. 

For this, I will praise Him... always!  :)


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Last Day...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) throughout most of this week, you'll know that I've written about this past, Monday.  Victoria Day!

I'm sure you'll be happy that today is the last day I will write about it.  :(  :)

There is something else I'd like to let you know.

When I gave out those Christian wallet calendars, I got to talk to many people.  In fact, about 120 people!

While doing so, many asked me why they hadn't seen me. 

I let them know that over the past six (6) months, I haven't felt that well.  Especially, since I received medical treatment that has actually made me have more problems.

I must admit, those people encouraged me!  They let me know I was virtually missed... even though many don't even know my name.

However, there were many, many people who asked me if I was going to sing that day.  I said I didn't think so.

After all, even though the music man was happy to see me, he hadn't asked me to sing.  Nor, had I asked him.

Even so, many people said they were disappointed as they missed hearing me sing.

Wow!

This overwhelmed me.

Especially, when three (3) men at a table said the same thing!  All of them spoke about what a lovely voice I have and that they wanted to hear me sing, again.  And, insisted I needed to do it.

But, I didn't.

Even though I was there with all those people, I truly wasn't feeling well enough to sing.

Especially, since I haven't been feeling well, for several months, now. 

Thinking of this, 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."

Yes, when our flesh and our heart faileth, we sometimes suffer.  Just as I've been doing, for quite a while, now.

However, God is the strength of my heart, and my portion, forever!

He takes care of me.

I pray to Him, and He provides for me.  Each and every day.

I love Him.  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

God's Love!

Just as I mentioned here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), Monday was a special day.

I should let you know that a few months ago, a friend and I went to the Legion on Howard Ave, here in Windsor.  Unfortunately, we didn't stay there for dinner.

Why?  They were serving some food I was allergic to.  And, my friend, S didn't like what they were serving.

So, we left there and visited with each other at a nearby Tim Hortons!

However, a couple weeks ago, S called me and suggested we go to the Senior Dinner, at the Legion on Monday, May 23, 2016.  So, we did!

We enjoyed so much time talking, with each other.

Just so you know, I had Christian wallet calendars with me.  I normally give them out in the New Year,  But, I hadn't been there, so I hadn't done it.

Knowing that another couple friends of mine, C and T, were going to join S and I closer to meal time, I piled some of those wallet calendars on two (2) table spots in front of seats, beside me.

A lady looked at them, when she and her husband were returning to their table after doing some dancing.  She asked if she could have some.  I told her, yes.  Plus, I let her know that I will distribute them while everyone's eating dinner.

In fact, that's what I did.

I like to do whatever I can for Christ.  After all, the calendars have the gospel message on it.

Just as we read, 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."

In the past, I've never had anyone not accept a wallet calendar from me.  But, on Monday, a man refused one.

I let him know it was okay.  And, went on giving some to everyone else at his table.

Many tables, had many people who were happy to receive those calendars.  Many admitted they were Christian.

For this, I praise God!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Called... Answered!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I must admit that yesterday was a very unique day.  At least, for me.

Knowing that it was my deceased husband Gordon's grandson's birthday, I tried to reach him.  I couldn't.  Not even on Facebook (FB).  So, I didn't get to wish him Happy Birthday!  :'( 

Was I shocked?  Yes, but no.  Not really.

In a way, this didn't surprise me.  After all, Gordon's family hasn't really had anything to do with me.  :(

After being online, doing all I could to locate him, I decided that since I couldn't, I needed to be in touch with someone else, whose birthday it also was.

My friend, E was the person I wanted to phone.  It was also her birthday.

We had been friends and lived only a few doors apart when we were young. 

For many years, we had lost track of each other.  However, a friend through FB had given me E's phone number a few years ago.  That happened around the time, when my multiple surgeries began in 2012.

To be honest, I thought I had added E's information and phone number onto my cell phone.  But, it turned out I hadn't.

Then, I e-mailed her... and wished her Happy Birthday

Afterwards, I realized that E doesn't use much time on the internet, and rarely checks her e-mail, so I prayed that God would help me find her phone number.

He did!  I praised Him, for helping me.  And, for answering my prayer!

I must admit, that before He answered my prayer, I felt lost.  I felt sick in my heart that I had misplaced and/or lost E's phone number.

At least, until I prayed and asked Him to help me.  Which, as you know... He did!

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

Yes, I called unto Him.  He answered me, and showed me great and mighty things, which I did not know.

Thank You, Lord!

When I was able to phone E, she was surprised to hear from me, again.  Just as I had done on other of her birthdays.

We talked for about an hour.

I must admit, I felt truly blessed.

Not just because E and I spoke and did what we could to celebrate her birthday.  Also, because God had answered my prayer in a positive way.

Why did He hear my prayer?  And, answer it?

Because I am his child.

And, have gained salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thank You, Lord!

Does God hear your prayer?  Does He answer you, in positive ways?

Are you His child?

Have you gained salvation the way I have?

Hopefully, so.  Because it's the ONLY way anyone can gain salvation, and become part of God's family.

If you haven't yet done so, please do so, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Victoria Day!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), on days like this I take time to celebrate.
 
Celebrate what, today?
 
Victoria Day!
 
Yes, I know...
Victoria Day
is
supposed to
be
celebrated
on
May 24th!
 
Why?
Because that's
when
Queen Victoria's
birthday was!
 
Even so,
today is
being celebrated
as
Victoria Day
because it is
Monday,
which means
we celebrate
Victoria Day
by making it
a
long-weekend!
 
As a child,
we all learned
to sing a song
regarding
Victoria Day.
 
Here's the lyrics
I recall:
 
The 24th of May
is the Queen's birthday,
if we don't have a holiday,
we'll all run away.
The 24th of May
is the Queen's birthday,
if we don't have a holiday,
we'll all run away.
 
When I checked it out
on the internet,
I found that they quoted
the lyrics as being
slightly different.
 
Check it out
on this link by
theglobeandmail.com, entitled
Victoria Day: responsible
rule and firecrackers:
 
Even though today
is only the 23rd of May
and not the 24th,
it is a Canadian holiday!
 
While some people would say
that this is a pagan holiday,
I must say I agree...
except for the fact that
we are not honouring
Queen Victoria as a god.
 
Thinking of this,
brought to mind
1 Corinthians 8:1,
"Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth."
 
Yes, we know we sometimes
 have touching things
offered unto idols. 
But,
Queen Victoria
was not an idol.
Knowledge puffeth up,
but charity edifieth.
In other words,
Knowledge puffeth up,
but love instructs.
 
And, this day, has been
celebrated
by those who loved
Queen Victoria.
 
Of course,
if you know me
and many others
who have honoured
Kings and Queens
who originally
looked after our
countries,
you'll know that
even today,
I adore,
Queen Elizabeth!
 
Enjoy your day of
celebration!
 
 
Happy Victoria Day!
 
 
Until next time...
 
If you'd like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com
 
 
 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bring!

Once again, I'm letting you know here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that today, is a day of worship!

Worshipping is absolutely heartwarming, to me.

And, so are hymns.

Here's one by Alexcenah Thomas entitled, Bring Them In.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKhrtuviWBY.  The lyrics are below.

Bring Them In

Hark! tis the Shepherds voice I hear
Out in the desert dark and drear,
Calling the lambs who've gone astray
Far from the Shepherds fold away.

 
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the wandering ones to Jesus.


Who'll go and help this Shepherd kind,
Help Him the wandering ones to find?
Who'll bring the lost ones to the fold,
Where they'll be sheltered from the cold?


Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the wandering ones to Jesus.


Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring them in from the fields of sin;
Bring them in, bring them in,
Bring the wandering ones to Jesus.


Yes, our Shepherd seeks lambs.

Just as we read, in Ezekiel 34:11, "For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out."

How wonderful it is that our Lord God, searches for His sheep, and seeks them out.  So we can become lambs of God.

By doing this, He finds those who He knows would become His lambs... His children.

Hopefully, like me... you've been drawn to Him... and, gained salvation.

My friend, if you have gained salvation, I'll be so very happy to spend time with you, in Heaven... for eternity!

For this, I will praise God!  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Touched...

Every now and then, I share on Life with Lynnie (LwL) things I do.  Like I will, today!

As I've said in the past, whenever I do computer work, and/or paperwork, I have my television (TV) on.  And, even though I watch some TV programmes, I also watch movies.

Here are some movies, I recently saw:

Oliver, starring Ron Moody, Oliver Reed and several other actors.  Here's a link for you to check out this musical drama film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver!_(film).  Just so you know, I recall seeing this in a movie theatre, when I was young!  It's truly heartbreaking, but also enjoyable!

Annie, starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, and other actors.  Want to check out this musical film?  Click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_(musical).  Like some of you, I've seen this several times!

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and more actors.  To check out this comedy-drama film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guess_Who%27s_Coming_to_Dinner.  You've probably seen this more than once, just as I have.

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, starring Barbra Streisand and Yves Montand.  If you'd like to check out this musical/romantic fantasy film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_a_Clear_Day_You_Can_See_Forever_(film).  Like the other films, I've seen this more than once.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden.  To check out this drama-romance film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Is_a_Many-Splendored_Thing_(film).  I don't believe I could ever not want to see this film, again.

Are you surprised I watched these films, more than once?  I'm not. 

Even though there is sin in each of these films, there is also... love.

Love is so very important.

Just as we read, in Romans 12:9, "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

Yes, we need to let love be without dissimulation.  Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.  Just as we read.

And, just as we saw in each of those movies discussed, today.

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

After all, they truly touched my heart.


Until next time...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Prayer Needed!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) today, I'll be asking you to pray.

Please, pray for my grandson, N.

Yesterday afternoon, I spent some time with N, at the emergency room (ER) of our local hospital.  I am thankful I got to see him and he was able to talk.

N let me know that he didn't know what happened to him.

Apparently, he fell.  N hit his head on concrete, and was knocked out.

N let me know that he did not know how long he laid outdoors on the concrete, unconscious.

Apparently, when he awoke, he contacted his mom... my daughter, B. 

Before I continue, I must say that I'm rather upset that my grandson, N had been hurt like this.  Yet, none of his neighbours, nor did his roommate see that he was unconscious, laying on the concrete.

This truly upset me, especially since his roommate used to be his girlfriend.  Apparently, she told him she still wants to be his roommate, but broke up with him, because she wanted to date a fellow who she had dated previously... but, who was causing trouble with N, from time to time.

While I heard some of that information from N, I heard the worst of it from another family member, who was also at the hospital's ER room with us.  I also heard there was trouble near where they live, by the same fellow friend of N's ex-girlfriend.

In my heart, I wondered if N had tripped.  Or, if he had been pushed on the staircase.  Or, if he had been hit and knocked out.

The truth is, only God knows.

I must admit, I praise God that N, is still alive!

He could have died.  I praise God that He didn't allow N, to die.

For this, I not only praise God, but I thank Him for His mercy!

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Psalm 115:1, "Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake."

Yes, we need to not be thankful to ourselves.  We need to be thankful and give glory to God, for His mercy and His truth's sake.

Even though N has no idea how he fell onto the concrete and was unconscious for an unknown period of time, I'm grateful God helped him.  Just as I said previously.

I am also grateful that even though N, has a serious concussion and terrible head pain, I am grateful God helped him, by not having his skull fractured.

For this, I will always be thankful! 

Thank You, Lord!

I feel there is something else I must let you know.

When I prayed for/with my grandson, N... I asked God to not take him home.  I asked that if He felt the need to take someone home, I asked Him to take me instead... and not my grandson, N.

After all, N is a young man.  He needs to have a full life, ahead of him.  Whereas, I've lived much longer, and has gone through trial, after trial, after trial... in life.

No, I didn't say that last part, to God.  I just wanted Him to know that I felt it would be better for N, to live, than for me.

Please join me in prayer.

I believe it is necessary to pray for those young people who N, has had a hard time with, as of lately.

Although I don't know for sure, I believe in my heart that those young people who N has had trouble with lately, are probably not Christian.  They probably aren't saved.  If they were, I believe none of those problems that I heard happened, would have happened.

So please... pray that anyone/everyone who was involved in those anger-related problems, won't just stop being angry.  But, also pray that they will come to Christ.

Pray that they will gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For if they become some of our church family, they will feel badly about whatever happened. 

And, will at some point in time, forgive each other.  And, repent.

Of course, please pray for healing, for my grandson, N.

Thank you.  May God bless you, my friend.


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hear?

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I share e-mail with you.  Like, today!

The e-mail I received a short time ago, was from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's what I received (I copied/pasted it): 
Lynn,

ISIS - the Islamic State - continues to exterminate everyone in its path.

Jihadists pledging loyalty to ISIS recently used female suicide bombers to burn an entire village to the ground.  The screams of dying children being burned alive were heard nearby.

Christians are targeted for the worst atrocities: mass killings, beheadings, rape, sex slavery, crucifixions, and even being burned alive inside locked caskets.  It's genocide.

But there is hope. We're aggressively advocating across the globe, mobilizing our international offices to demand action to end the genocide.  Now, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe just voted nearly unanimously to recognize ISIS's atrocities as genocide.

This week, we are vigorously working at the European Parliament as a similar vote is scheduled.

Legal recognition of ISIS's genocide is the vital first step in ending this historic evil.  As we continue fighting in Congress and worldwide to end the genocide of Christians, we need you to be heard now.

Sign Our Petition: Recognize the Genocide; Protect Christians.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Genocide.

It happened to Jewish people during WW2.

During WW2, countries from various parts of the world, worked as allies to end WW2.  The purpose was also to prevent the Jewish genocide from happening.

Today, genocide is happening to Christians.  Just as you read here, today.

Who is helping those who are being hurt and/or killed through the Christian genocide?

Where I live, our previous Canadian Prime Minister (CPM), Stephen Harper... assisted a group that was helping to remove Christians from Muslims who held them in sex slavery, etc.

Does our new CPM, Justin Trudeau

I have no idea. 

But, Mr. Trudeau is in support of Islam here in Canada, where he told Muslims before he was elected, that he would help give them more rights.  So, I doubt he has done anything to help Christians.

Justin Trudeau, has only allowed Muslim people to come to Canada, as refugees.  Not, Christians... even though they are being kidnapped, injured, abused, sexually assaulted, and more, including being murdered.

Please pray.

Prayer is important.

Just as we read, in Psalm 143:1, "Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness."

Let us ask our Lord, to hear our prayer, give ear to our supplications: and in Thy faithfulness answer us, and in Thy righteousness.

Will He hear you?

Only He knows.

Why?

Because He doesn't need to hear and/or answer at all, in any way... if whoever is praying, isn't part of His family.

Are you?

I am.  I have gained salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

Have you? 

If not, He doesn't need to hear you, and or reply in a positive way for you.

If you are like me, and are part of His family by gaining salvation through our Lord, Jesus Christ, then your prayer will be heard.

What a blessing it is!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Confidence...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) a week ago, you'll know that last Wednesday, May 11th, was my granddaughter, A's birthday.  This is when she became six (6) years old!  Praise God!

Even though I wasn't feeling fabulous that day, I was glad I was feeling well enough to see A, and our family members.  Thank You, Lord!

Earlier in the day, there was something I needed to do.  And, was able to do.

Even though I've been off work as a realtor, for about 3 1/2 years, due to repeated surgeries, and even though I actually did a listing and sale for a friend, in March, I still pay monthly fees to my real estate board.  And, try to attend each and every meeting scheduled.

Yes, I keep hoping that some day soon, I'll be physically able to even lift my sign frames.  And, be able physically to do work, again. 

I'm actually praying that God will provide me with someone to work with as a team. 

This way, I can do what I can do, that a partnership would need for me to do.  That way, I would have a work partner would be able to do things I can't physically do.

Anyway, going back to last Wednesday, I want to let you know I attended a membership meeting.

Being lunchtime, we enjoyed a delicious meal, together.  And, addressed issues that needed to be dealt with.  Just, as we normally do.

There was a special reason I was happy to be there.

A realtor friend of mine, L... asked me to save a seat for her.  I did.

Before she arrived, a realtor I hadn't seen in a while, came by and said 'hello' to me.  I thought this was very nice of him.  Later, God blessed him when his name was called, during a gift draw!

When L arrived, I was truly happy to see her!

Not because we normally sit together at meetings.  But, because she was alive... and well. 

For this, I praised God!

Talk about answered prayer!

You see, L is Canadian now.  And, has been for many years. 

However, she and her friend D, were both born in Taiwan.  Every couple of years, they go there, to visit family.

Because they like Japan, they have gone there a couple of times, during their trip across the ocean.

On this trip, they spent time in the southern part of Japan.  The area where the earthquake happened.

While L was away, I prayed that she and D, had finished their visit to that area, before the earthquake happened.  For quite a while, I did not know.

Eventually, I found out that three (3) days after they left that part of Japan, was when the earthquake happened.

Sigh...  Aww...

It is so upsetting to know that the earthquake happened, there... at all.  What a tragedy!

It's upsetting to know that people suffer and some die, during difficult situations like that.  Please know I pray for them.

I have to admit, I was so very happy that L and D, were not there, when it happened.

Yes, God not only protected them, but I realized that my prayer had been answered.  Positively!

Thank You, Lord!

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

Yes, I have confidence in Him.  I realize that because I ask according to His will, He hears me.

Thank You, Lord, that you answered my prayer for L and D, even though they are not Christians.

Yes, I pray that they will come to Christ.  Just as L's daughter, has.

I'm trusting God to provide salvation for L, D, and everyone else I know and come across... including Muslims.  People, who have not yet gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

That's how easy it is.

Hopefully, you have gained salvation.  If so, I'll look forward to seeing you in Heaven, some day.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed how I haven't felt well. 

Today, I'm happy to say that I am feeling so much better.  Praise God!

No.  I'm not fully healed. 

However, I am feeling much like I did early last week, before I got really worse with pain.

Thank you, so very much for praying for me.  I appreciate your prayer, more than you know. 

May God bless you, for praying for healing for me. 

I also thank God for providing for me.  He obviously answered prayer, by reducing that terrible pain I've been experiencing.

Thank You, Lord!

As you can see, I am happy.  Joy, is in my heart.  I am rejoicing.

Much like we read, in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice evermore.
17 Pray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Yes, I am also praying without ceasing.  And, I'm giving thanks.

Most of you don't realize, because you don't know me personally, but I have been suffering a very long time.  I also realize that I may never receive total healing, here on earth.

I realize that once God allows me to end my life here, and go to heaven, then I will no longer suffer in pain.

Even so, I realize that He has a plan for my life.  Just as He's told everyone, in His Word, the Bible.

My friend, you probably aren't shocked by me letting you know that God also has a plan for you.

For this, I praise God.  And, always will.

Please know, that I'm not just happy that you've prayed for me.  And, that God has answered prayer by reducing my pain. 

I'm happy that I pray for you, each and every day.

Prayer from me for you, will continue. 

Hopefully, you'll do the same for me, my friend.  If so, thank you.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Affliction...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) on Saturday, you'll know I haven't felt well, for a while. 

If you didn't read that LwL entry entitled, Bones and Sinews,  you may want to.  Here's a link for you to check it out:  http://www.lifewithlynnie.com/2016/05/bones-and-sinews.html.

I must admit that on Friday evening, I truly felt awful.  That's why I wrote what I did for LwL.

Plus, I thank each and every one of you friends, who read and prayed for me, as I requested.  Thank you... :)

On Saturday, I thought I felt improved when I awoke.  However, within a short time, I again had terrible pain.  And, found myself lying down in bed, or reclining in my livingroom chair.

At that time, my daughter, B had let me know that my granddaughter, A would be staying with one of her brothers, because she had plans for the evening.  Since I have only once been able to pick up A, at that brother's home, I let her know I won't be taking her to Sunday school.   

I must admit, saying that made me so upset.  I cried.

Afterwards, I realized that I truly wasn't feeling well.  I decided that I probably wouldn't be going to worship on Sunday, myself.  So, I must admit, I felt improved about A not going to Sunday school.

When I awoke Sunday morning, I was pleased to see that I had less pain.  So, I decided to go worship with my church family, after all.

Climbing the stairs to gain access to our sanctuary, wore me out.  Then, I became upset with myself.

Why?

I realized that I had left in my van, a bag of items that I had brought with me.  Those items were gifts I had bought, to be used for the Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) week in mid August.

In case you're not aware, when children attend DVBS, they are taught things, plus they play games.  There are many ways they accumulate points.  The points are used to 'purchase' items at the DVBS store.

Yes, children adore what they receive!  Even like my granddaughter, A did, last summer, when she attended for the first (1st) time, ever!

Thinking I shouldn't leave those items in my van, I went to get them. 

After all, I have no idea what I am suffering from.  And, thinking that if I end up in hospital and have a seventh (7th) surgery in three and a half (3 1/2) years, I might not be able to donate those gifts.

So, out I went.  Coming in again, and climbing those stairs, totally wore me out.

I felt extremely weak.  So weak, that I couldn't stand up for all the music worshipping we normally do.

When we prayed and/or read Bible verses, I tried to stand.  Again, I had to sit down through part of that time.  :'(

Did I pray? 

Yes, I prayed. 

I prayed like the rest of my church family did.  Plus, I prayed for me... that God would give me strength and heal me... from the affliction I was experiencing.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 2 Corinthians 4:17, "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;"

Even though I've been suffering for a while now, I realize that this amount of time might seem long to us, here on earth.  But, reality is that in God's timing, it is truly but for a moment.  And, it will work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

What a blessing that is!

We are truly blessed, by God.  That is, if we belong to Him.

I know I do.  I'm His child.  And, I realize that He will provide for my needs.  All of them... in the way He will do it.

However, if you don't belong to Him.  If you are not His child, He doesn't need to accept anything you ask of Him.  And, He doesn't need to fulfill your request.

Plus, when your life ends here on earth, because you haven't trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, to gain salvation... you'll spend eternity in Hell... separated from God, with NO CHANCE OF ESCAPE.

My friend, if you have not yet gained salvation, please... come to Christ, today. 

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Life...

Like normal, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm saying that I'll be going to worship, today.

I praise God... that I can do this!

I also praise God that He helps me to share hymns with you!

The hymn I am sharing with you today, is by Frances R. Havergal and Philip P. Bliss.  It is entitled, I Gave My Life for Thee.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TjUsi7X28U.  The lyrics are below.

I Gave My Life for Thee

I gave My life for thee, My precious blood I shed,
That thou might ransomed be, and raised up from the dead
I gave, I gave My life for thee, what hast thou given for Me?
I gave, I gave My life for thee, what hast thou given for Me?


My Father’s house of light, My glory circled throne
I left for earthly night, for wanderings sad and lone;
I left, I left it all for thee, hast thou left aught for Me?
I left, I left it all for thee, hast thou left aught for Me?


I suffered much for thee, more than thy tongue can tell,
Of bitterest agony, to rescue thee from hell.
I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee, what hast thou borne for Me?
I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee, what hast thou borne for Me?


And I have brought to thee, down from My home above,
Salvation full and free, My pardon and My love;
I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee, what hast thou brought to Me?
I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee, what hast thou brought to Me?


Yes, our Lord, Jesus Christ gave His life for me.  For this, I am truly thankful!

Just as we read, in Romans 5:8, " But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

God commendeth His love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

How awesome is this?!

Jesus came to earth, to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.  So we could be saved!

Talk about love!

Could there ever be anything of more love than this?

Hopefully, you agree. 

Hopefully, you have given yourself to Jesus, and have repented. After all, He gave his life for anyone/everyone who will do that.

Hopefully, so.  By doing this, you'll have gained salvation, and will have become blessed, my friend.

What a blessing!


Until next time...

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bones and Sinews...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed some things about this week.  There's more I want to discuss, but it will be next week.

It sounds like I had a busy week.  In some ways, it was.  But, in other ways, it wasn't.

How come?

The main thing I've done all week, has been resting up.

Other than when I was out from home, all I did was take time to sleep.  Either in my recliner chair, or in my bed.

I haven't really told people that I've not been feeling well.  But, I am not.  I truly feel like I'm suffering.

Even though I should be healed better, after having that major surgery a couple of years ago, I still feel weak.  And, still have pain.

I don't usually discuss my pain, etc.  But, I do have it.  And, have gained some pain in other places, as well.

So, other than being on the internet, or having to go out for a while, I've just done whatever I can to rest up.

While all the pain I've been experiencing hasn't gone away, I am thankful that I have less, now.  Even though I feel worn out.

Thinking of the pain I have, brought to mind, Job 30:17, "My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest."

Those who have known me for years, understand that I've had bone and muscle pain for many years.  Mainly due to injuries from the bus collision I was in, and when I was hurt at work... many years ago. Yes, I normally deal with that chronic pain.

However, when something new happens and you begin to have new pain ravishing you, in a different way, it actually makes your chronic pain, drop and then... skyrocket, so that your pain level, is truly hard to deal with.

Hopefully, it is God's will to provide some healing for me.  Just as I have been praying for.  And, trusting Him for.

My friend, if you don't mind, I'd like to ask you to please pray for me.  Thank you, for praying.

If you do, I know that God will bless you, my friend.


Until next time...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Forever!

Today, I thought I would let you know, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) about something I did, this week.

In the past, I let you know that my friend, A had insisted she wanted me to list and sell her condominium apartment.  If you read previously a few weeks ago, you'll know that I did, even though I had been off work for so long, trying to recover from so many surgeries. 

God blessed both A and myself.  For this, we both are truly happy!

Well, A finally got moved, and mostly unpacked, in her new place to live.

Yes, I had been to where she is now living, but in the past, she was still looking for items to add to what she felt she needed.  Like some new kitchen items.  Plus, a swivel recliner chair that we had both discussed about, in the past.

On Tuesday, May 10th, some of those items were delivered to her.  So, I went to visit and see the new items.

What a joyful time we had!

A made some tea and we enjoyed cake, together. 

She had some items she wanted to give to my family members.  For this, I thanked her.

I had a 'thank you' gift for A.  Thanking her for allowing me to help her fulfill her heart's desire.

To me, it was a wonderful time, together.  I believe it was to her, also.

For this, I thank our Lord!

Thinking about thankfulness, brought to mind Psalm 30:12, "To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."

My glory to Him, I sing and praise Him.  I'm not silent.  Nor, will I ever be.

As we read in today's Bible verse, I will give thanks unto Thee... forever!

Even when we have difficult things happening in our lives, He is there for us.

As long as we belong to Him.

I do.

Do you?

If you trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then you gain salvation, and belong to Him.

Hopefully, you have!

If not, when your life on earth ends, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with NO CHANCE OF ESCAPE.

If you have gained salvation and belong to Him, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ,
then you'll spend eternity in Heaven.  With Him!  Forever!!!!!

I pray I'll see you in Heaven, some day.


Until next time...

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

A's B... What A Blessing!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that yesterday was a special day. 

It was my granddaughter, A's birthday!

I praise God that I was able to go see, A... and spend time with her, and all our family members!

Yes, there's quite a few.  Including family's life partners, there was 11 of us!

A's mom, B and a friend of hers, J was with us. :)

A's oldest brother, T and his family were there.  So, I got to see my great-granddaughter, S!  :)

A's brother, N and his girlfriend was with us! :)

A's brothers, J and A, were also there at home!  :)

And, I was there, with them all!

How often has this happened?  Actually, not for quite a while.

But, I must admit, I was truly happy.  And, felt blessed... and thankful!

Thinking of this, brought to mind, several similar Bible verses, but I'm quoting Psalm 107:1, "O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."

We need to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.  Amen!  Amen!

I thank Him, for He provided in a special way, giving love and mercy to everyone there, including me... by having us all there, together.

Thank You, Lord!

I must admit, A was very happy.  And, had lots of fun doing things like opening cards, gifts and enjoying birthday cake.  :)

Now that she is six (6) years old, I'm sure she'll grow even stronger now. 

Especially, since she tells me that she loves me.  And, that she loves Jesus.  Plus, she loves going to Sunday school.

What a blessing!!!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

H.B. A! & Pray...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish my granddaughter, A... Happy Birthday!  Grandma's looking forward to seeing you and celebrating with you, today.  Happy Birthday, A!

There is something I feel I must discuss, here on LwL.  It's about something that is going on throughout the world.

It's about attacks happening, in various parts of the world.  By Muslims.

When I came online on April 5th, I saw a link by msn.com that I realized everyone needs to see.  It's entitled, Isis supporters threaten London with terror attacks in new propaganda videohttp://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/isis-supporters-threaten-london-with-terror-attacks-in-new-propaganda-video/ar-BBrmWAr?ocid=spartandhp.

Fellow Canadians, just so you know, the video attached was from cbc news.

Did I like what I read?  Yes, mostly.  It seemed to speak truth.

However, the Canadian video seemed to speak more about what our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has positioned himself regarding Muslims.

It seems they are trying to encourage people to think that Muslims are not a threat.  So, our Canadian military does not need to protect us, or stand up and fight them, who call themselves ISIS.

Is this unusual? 

It obviously proves that Mr. Trudeau is in support of Islam.  Just as he said he was, to Muslims and to the rest of those in Canada, before he became elected.

Is Mr. Trudeau alone in his thinking?

Absolutely, not.

Who do you think I am referring to?

I'm referring to USA's President Obama.

Why do I think this?  Well, he is also in support of Islam.

So, it didn't surprise me that both Trudeau and Obama showed themselves to be very friendly and acceptable to each other, when Trudeau went to see Obama, in USA.

Here's a link from wnd.com entitled, 2,000 'ticking time bombs' in U.S. - and countinghttp://www.wnd.com/2016/04/over-2000-ticking-time-bombs-in-u-s/#Rlv7vBErsUMHAASz.99.

If you read the article, you'll see that several issues were discussed.  Including mosques.

Some people think that Muslims go there to worship.  Some do.  But, all are taught about Islam, and what their god wants of them.

What do they do, once they have learned what they are to do?

They do whatever they can.  Whenever they can.

Just as they did recently, in Germany.

Here's a link by msn.com entitled, One killed, three wounded in 'apparently Islamic' attack in Germanyhttp://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/one-killed-three-wounded-in-apparently-islamist-attack-in-germany/ar-BBsR9AW?ocid=spartandhp.

To me, this is so very upsetting. 

Why? 

Because, to me... it proves that Muslims are doing what their god has told them to do.  And, to me, it is wicked.

This brought to mind, Isaiah 48:22, "There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked."

Knowing that God said there is no peace unto the wicked, tells me that we will have no peace with Muslims.  For they are doing what they can, peaceably, and violently, to take over the world.

Today, is my granddaughter, A's birthday.  And, thinking of what Islam is doing, truly upsets me. 

For, I believe that if the Lord doesn't come for us soon, my granddaughter A, and her future family, will suffer BIGTIME!  Even worse than we do, today.

Please, pray.

Pray that Muslims will not continue to do what they have been taught by their unGodly, god.

Pray and do what you can to help Muslims come to Christ and gain salvation.

I will ask this, in Jesus' name, when I pray.  Amen.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

M.D. Weekend!

You may be surprised hearing what I intend to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Sunday was our day of worship, plus a special day... called Mother's Day (M.D.)!  Of course, you're aware of this, I'm sure!  :)

However, something different happened last weekend.  It made me feel that it should have been called... Mother's Day Weekend! :)

How come?

It's because my friend, D who worships at another Baptist church invited me to join her women's group.  Just as I do whenever I can on a monthly basis.

However, instead of meeting on an evening, during the week, we met on Saturday, May 7th.

Did we meet at her church?  No.

We met at another church.  A church, where my friend, D is a church secretary/administrator.

In the past, I've worshipped there, a few times, so I knew it would be good to meet there.  And, we did.

About 60 of us females enjoyed time together.

There were many women, daughters, and granddaughters who actually worship at other churches.  Including our speaker!

Our speaker, had worshipped where I worshipped years ago.  So, we were happy to see each other!

Of course, our meal was delicious.  It seemed to me that everyone was happy they had purchased a ticket, to hear our speaker, spend time and enjoy food, together!

I believe other women felt the way I did.  I felt like it was a good gift God provided for us, by friends who wanted to do things for us, through Him.

This brought to mind, James 1:17, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Yes, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.  Every good gift we receive comes from God.  Who loves us, and never changes.

Thank You, Lord!

I thank Him for always providing for me.  Even during times when life isn't easy.

He does this, because I am His child.

Are you?

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

By doing that, it's the only way anyone can gain salvation.

Why is this important?

Because, when your life ends here on earth, you will go to either Heaven or Hell.

If you haven't gained salvation, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.

If you have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you will spend eternity in Heaven... with God.

Even though God knows who will be saved...  for we humans, the choice is yours.

Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven, some day.


Until next time...

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Monday, May 9, 2016

M.D. Blessings!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I usually discuss on Monday, what happened on SONday.  Just as I will do, today.

After only an hour's sleep, I got up and got ready to go worship, with my church family.  And, my granddaughter, A!

Yes, I drove across town and picked up, A.

Even though A's mom, B is my daughter, I gave her a gift from me.  I did the same for my daughter, P who lives about a minute away from B.

It was wonderful seeing both my daughters!  I'm sure you realize I love them.

Especially, since it was Mother's Day (M.D.)!  Yes, they both wished me Happy Mother's Day!, just as I did for them!

A, and I made our way to worship with my church family.  We got there early!

It was a wonderful time.  Especially, since my granddaughter, A adores being there!

After our worship service ended, we all got together where we share a pot-luck luncheon every few weeks. 

A, and I sat with friends and enjoyed our meal, together.  Of course, A and her friend kept taking off, and doing things, together.

Even so, it was truly a blessing!  For her, for her friend, and for me and her friend's mom!

Thinking of this, brought to mind, 2 Corinthians 9:8, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:"

Yes, God is able to make all grace abound towards us, that we always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

He provides for us.  Always.

Just as He did, yesterday.

Of course, other things happened that made Mother's Day, special.

Our church family's women, whether mom's or not, received a plant to celebrate Mother's Day.  This was such a loving thing to receive.

Thank you, Pastor Tom, and my church family!

However, on our way out, there were extra plants, so A and I picked up another one.

Why?  Well, it wasn't meant to be for me.

I thought that if we had a second (2nd) plant, that A would be able to give her mom, B a plant as a gift.  That's what happened.

Then, I was able to give my daughter, P a plant, as well!

Did I go home, with nothing to celebrate Mother's Day?  Absolutely, not.

My daughter, P gave me a lovely plant, and my daughter, B gave me a lovely gift.

Talk about being blessed!  Wow! 

I thank God for this, for He is in control of all things.


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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Today, is a special day!
 
Yes, it is
our Lord's Day!
A day of
worship!
 
Plus,
it is
Mother's Day!
Well,
at least,
here in Canada,
and in some
other countries!
 
 
I wish each
and every one of you
mom's...
Happy Mother's Day!
 
This is an important day, when we can let our mom's know that they
are very important to us.  After all, unless they proceeded to do what
God
would have
them do,
by
giving birth
to us,
we
wouldn't
be here.
 
Knowing
God
provided
a way
for us
to be born,
is
absolutely
wonderful...
in my mind.
 
Thank You,
Lord!
 
Thinking of this,
brought to mind,
Jeremiah 1:4-5,
"Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,
and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."
 
How I praise Him!
He knows who will be saved.
And, who won't.
He knows us,
even before we are born.
 
For this, I praise Him.
 
And, always will!
 
Happy Mother's Day!
 

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Please... Pray...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) a couple of days ago, you'll know that I discussed Fort McMurray.  And, the trouble everyone who lived there, had... due to the fire that has literally destroyed it.

Even if the whole area was not 100% destroyed, much of it was.

Does this mean that people have lost their homes.  Many have.  Some may not have.

Much like my friend, I's niece who owns a home there.

After writing that LwL entry, I actually called long distance, and spoke with my friend, I.

It's funny that when we began to speak together, I let me know that she had been thinking of me, all day.  :)  Just as I had been thinking of her.  And, her two (2) nieces who had been living in Fort McMurray.

Her oldest niece, C and her family had lived there for several years.  And, they owned a home, there.

I told me that as of Wednesday, C and her family had not yet lost their home.  How did they know?  They had a video camera on their home, that they could see some of their property with, through their cell phones, or by use on the internet.

For this, I praised God!  He answered my prayer, in a special way.

Does this mean they won't have lost their home? 

Truthfully, only God knows.

The fire has been moving from area to area.  My prayer is that their home won't be destroyed.

Even if it is still there, when they are able to return, it doesn't mean they will be able to live in it.

For this, I'll be praying.

Not just for C, and her family.  Also, for her younger sister, I and her family... who had only moved to Fort McMurray in March, this year, and had been living with C, and her family.

Prayer, is so very important.

Just as we read, in Philippians 4:6, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

We can be careful for nothing.  After all, God is in control.  Not us.

In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God... is so very important.

I praised God, and thanked Him... when I heard what my friend, I had told me regarding the situation concerning two (2) of her nieces, and their families.

I felt sad, when on the news we heard that the only people who had died, had been involved in a motor vehicle collision.  For this, I feel bad, and send condolences to their family and friends.  They will suffer grief.

Other than that happening, no one died from the fire that has destroyed so much of that area.  For this, I praise God!

And, will continue to pray.  Not just for my friend, I's nieces and their family... even though I have known them for many years.

Prayer will continue for everyone who has been affected by the destruction of much of their lives.

Please, join me in prayer.

If you do, may God bless you, my friend.


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Friday, May 6, 2016

Be...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I need to mention something I saw/heard on Monday, May 2, 2016.

I was watching Global News on television (TV) channel 22, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Global News had me on TV in 1980, when I was collecting names on a petition to have interest rates lowered.  The mortgage interest rates were above 20%, at that time.

I always liked Global, until I watched the news when they showed something that I thought was not good.  Certainly, not in support of God.

What was it?

They showed an article and discussed what Kirk Cameron, a fellow born-again Christian, talked about concerning marriage.  About, how wives should follow their husbands.  Here's a link for you to see the article:  http://globalnews.ca/news/2674260/kirk-cameron-on-marriage-wives-should-follow-their-husbands/.

The newscasters (I don't know their names), didn't like what Kirk Cameron said.  How do I know this? 

Well, if you watch the Global News Video about their newscast, you'll understand how they verbally made fun of Kirk Cameron.  Here is a link, where you can watch the whole newscast, and see what happened:  http://globalnews.ca/toronto/program/global-news-at-530-toronto.

If you watch the Newscast video, you'll see what the news people did, at about the 12 minute portion of the video.

Obviously, those Global News commenters are not truly Christian. 

If they were, they would not make fun of Kirk Cameron.  If they were, they would have read God's Word, the Bible, and accepted that it is His truth that wives need to follow husbands.

They acted as if Kirk Cameron was wrong.

To me, this was a way Kirk Cameron was being persecuted.

No, he wasn't attacked physically.  He was sort of attacked verbally, and visually.

This truly hurt me.

Even so, I forgave them.  Just as my God would want me to do.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Ephesians 4:32, " And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

As you just read, I needed to be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another... even as God... for Christ's sake hath forgiven me.

After forgiving those news people, I prayed for them. 

And, I will continue to pray they will gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For, they... like any/all unbelievers, need to gain salvation.

If salvation is not obtained by anyone, that person will suffer for eternity... in Hell, once their life here on earth ends.  They will be separated from God, and will have no way to escape.

They, need to gain salvation, so that after their life ends here on earth, they will be in Heaven with God... for eternity.

Forever... is a very long time.


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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fort McMurray...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that I am praising God for.

Fort McMurray.

It was terrible reading, seeing and listening to news regarding the fire that overtook Fort McMurray.  Not just for me.

A neighbour friend of mine let me know that his granddaughter, her husband and child (his great-grandson), live in Fort McMurray.  Well, at least... they did.  But, aren't able to, now.

When we discussed it, I mentioned to him that my friend, I... who I've known since we were both 13 years old, also had two (2) relatives, and their family members, who lived in Fort McMurray.  Yes, I know them.

This meant that between us, we knew three (3) families, who lived there.  And, were affected by the fire that wiped out Fort McMurray.

Online, I found a link by edmontonjournal.com entitled, Biggest victory was getting everyone safely out of Fort McMurray:  Premier Rachel Notleyhttp://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/first-damage-assessment-says-80-per-cent-of-homes-destroyed-in-beacon-hill-in-fort-mcmurray.

Hopefully, you read the article, and watched the video.

If so, you'll know that no one has been injured or killed by the fire that destroyed Fort McMurray.  For this, I praise God!

Apparently, the roadway... even south towards Edmonton, is open and people are able to make their way to other cities.  Hallelujah!

While this whole issue was upsetting to me, and many other people, God sure took care of everyone.  His Grace helped absolutely everyone.   Thank You, Lord!

Thinking of this, brought to mind Hebrews 4:16, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

Although many of us Christians, weren't there in Fort McMurray, I believe our thoughts and prayer was fulfilled.  Yes, I believe He fully answered prayer that was done by all who belong to God.

Everyone who prayed, came boldly unto the throne of grace, that we and all involved obtained mercy, and grace to help in time of need. 

It makes me want to cry thinking of this.  Not being upset.  Being happy. 

Happy that God answered prayer, in a more unusual way, then I have seen in a very long time.

Everyone in Fort McMurray, may have lost their homes, and personal belongings.  However, they and their families lives are still here on earth!

For this, I will always praise God.  Thank Him.  And, be grateful for His grace and mercy.

Hallelujah!


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

god? God!

Today, I'll be sharing something, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), that was on Facebook.

Faithfamilyamerica.com posted an article entitled, Franklin Graham:  Muslims And Christians DO NOT Worship Same Godhttp://www.faithfamilyamerica.com/franklin_graham_muslims_and_christians_do_not_worship_same_god

If you read this article, you'll know that it says: 
Here, in a latest Facebook post, Franklin Graham clearly states where he falls on the issue.

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When I read what Franklin Graham said, I thought I would share it with you, here on LwL.

Why?

Many people think we Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

But, we DON'T. 

Just as I have said in the past.  And, just as Franklin Graham said, in his comment on Facebook (FB).

What that woman did, reminded me of something Jesus said, to Peter, when he didn't understand Him.

I'm referring to Matthew 16:23, "But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."

Yes, Jesus let us know that we can be offensive, by not savouring the things that be of God, but instead savouring those that be of men. 

Like what that women did, by supporting what Muslims do... for their god.  Instead of being concerned about what our God would want.

Why?

Their god... is NOT our God.

Anyone who does not believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ, is not saved.  And, God is not their god.  Their god, is of the devil.  Satan.

My friend, please realize that if you are truly saved, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then you need to understand what God would have you do.

For this, I will pray for you.

I will pray that you will read and/or study God's Word, the Bible.  For this is how you will come to know His truth. 

His truth, that will set you free.


Until next time...

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