Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Good Works...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If you did, you'll be more aware about the worship service that I attended at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, here in downtown Windsor.

At the end of the worship service, all in attendance were invited to join members for fellowship and refreshments in the gym.

C, and I went into the gym and sat together at a table.  Another lady... T, came and sat with us, along with her family members.
 
T looked familiar to me.  She suggested that she thought we met at a meeting held for injured workers, a few months ago.  I realized that she was correct. 

After more conversation, T and I decided we should become Facebook (FB) friends.  And, we did, later!

While there, I spoke with several other people.  People that I have known quite a while.

Including my friend, M. 

I hadn't seen M for quite a long time.  In fact, since just before Christmas, last year. 

Before I attended, I wondered if I would see her there, since she used to worship at St. Andrew's, a while ago.

M joined us at the table.  We enjoyed conversation, together.

It was shocking to me that it wasn't truly just refreshments being served.  After all, most places consider refreshments to be liquids to drink and usually just sweet treats to enjoy.

However, what we received was lunch!

Various kinds of sandwiches were there, along with cheese, veggies, and fruits.  Plus, sweets for dessert.  And, of course, liquids to drink.

To me, this wasn't just surprising. 

I felt that the church members supplied lunch to all who wanted to enjoy fellowship and refreshments in the gym area. 

To me, this was rather kind.  And, loving.

Thinking about this, brought to mind Hebrews 10:23-24, "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:"

Yes, the profession of the members faith didn't waver.  In fact, they considered one another to provide unto love.  And, did good works.

In addition to receiving fellowship time and refreshments, we also received other things.

We received information regarding St. Andrew's. 

Plus notes with envelopes that had St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church photographed on them.  We also received a mug, showing the same pic.

Believe me when I say I felt blessed.  And, was thankful! 

Talk about love.  And, good works.

The sadness wasn't there. 

Only faith.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Acceptance...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know I went to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, to worship.

As I mentioned yesterday, there was quite a large number of people who were also there to worship.

My friend, C met me there.  We arranged this ahead of time.  After all, she has worshipped there, for quite a while, now.

While seated, several people I know actually waved at me.  My friend, J (usually called, B), came and hugged me.  :)

The worship service was wonderful.  And, so was the music.

Something was done that truly touched my heart.

We took communion.

While bread was being given to everyone, I prayed.  Just like I normally do, to confess any/all sins I recall I did.

After all, God wants us to be clean, before we take communion. 

While juice (known as wine) was being given to everyone, I prayed again, asking God to reveal any other sin I may have done, and didn't recall.  I do this normally, to make sure that I have truly confessed any/all sin.

When I finished praying, I found that tears were in my eyes.

When I sniffed, my friend, C asked me if I needed Kleenex.  I guess she realized I was truly broken-hearted about what was happening to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church... by permanently closing.

By reminding myself that I needed to focus on God, and not my human feelings, I found that the sadness disappeared.

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

Yes, my mind was renewed by focusing upon Him, rather than the sadness of the loss people would experience.

When this happens to me, or indeed to anyone who is part of His family, we come to accept that which is the will of God.  And, realize that His will is perfect.  Not ours.

By the time we were finished taking communion, I felt truly blessed.

Blessed, having been there with those fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord, who also wanted to honour God, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, and all who cared for His will to be done.

For this, I thank Him.  And, always will.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Assembly...

There's something I haven't discussed for quite a while, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It has to do with worship.

Before I got severely sick and went into hospital in June, I used to always mention about worshipping with my church family.  I haven't done that, since about May, this year.

Of course, knowing I couldn't drive for quite a while, I'm sure you realize I didn't go to worship with my church family.

Yesterday, was different.  Very different.

No, I didn't go to worship with my church family, at the church building where I normally have gone in the past.  Instead, I went somewhere else.

Yes, this is the first time I have gone anywhere to worship, since spring this year!

Knowing I had been surgically cut open six (6) times over the past almost 4 years, another church group had me on their prayer list.  At least, until a few months ago.

That was when I was told that their church family was going to have to find somewhere else to worship.  You see, their church building is closing up at the end of August.  This year. 

Where was this?

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  In downtown Windsor.

If you'd like to find out information about St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, feel free to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrew%27s_Presbyterian_Church_(Windsor,_Ontario).

Knowing that yesterday was to be the last SONday where anyone could go to worship there, I decided to attend.  Even though I haven't felt strong enough to attend worship services, anywhere.

Although I haven't worshipped there on a regular basis, I have done so, occasionally.

Yesterday, there was so very many people there.  I was truly happy.  Even though it could be considered a sad day.

This made me realize that many people's hearts were with this church group.  After all, those who were there, assembled together.

Just as we read, in Hebrews 10:25, "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."

While seated among a large group of people, I realized that the assembly was filled with people who adored worshipping there.  Or, for those who didn't really want to see this church group close down.

Exhorting one another, seemed to be exactly what was happening.  People were encouraged.

For this, I am thankful.

After all, going through trials in our lives, isn't easy.  But, God is good.

He always makes sure that those who belong to Him, can deal with life's issues.  Even if it doesn't seem easy.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

H.B. J. & Sing...

Before I begin today's entry for Life with Lynnie, I would like to wish my grandson, J... Happy Birthday!  I will look forward to celebrating your special day, with you and our family.  Happy Birthday!

Here on LwL, I usually discuss how important SONday, is.

Being our Lord's day, we need to praise Him.

We do so when we worship.  We also do so, through some hymns.

Like in some music entitled, Sing Praises to the Lord & Bless His Name.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Et0W33b7s .  The lyrics are below.

Sing Praises to the Lord & Bless His Name

Sing praises to the Lord and bless His name
Come with a thankful heart and worship Him
The Lord is Righteous in all His ways
Gracious in all His works
The Lord is near to all who call on Him
To all who call on Him in truth

My mouth shall speak His praise
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever I will...

Sing praises to the Lord and bless His name
Come with a thankful heart and worship Him
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear
His name
He will hear their cry and save them
The Lord preserves all who love Him
 
My mouth shall speak His praise
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever I will...
 
Sing praises to the Lord and bless His name
Come with a thankful heart and worship Him
The Lord is Righteous in all His ways
Gracious in all His works
The Lord is near to all who call on Him
To all who call on Him in truth

My mouth shall speak His praise
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever I will...

Sing praises to the Lord and bless His name
Come with a thankful heart and worship Him
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear
His name
He will hear their cry and save them
The Lord preserves all who love Him

My mouth shall speak His praise
Forever and ever
Forever and ever
Forever I will sing

Just as the lyrics tell us, we truly do need to sing praises to Him.

Just as we read, in Psalm 18:49, "Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name."

Yes, we need to give thanks to our Lord, even if we are among the heathen.  We definitely need to sing praises unto thy name.

Our Lord, is so very important.

Without Him, we are nothing.  And, have nothing.

With Him, we receive love, care, concern, and so much more... including everlasting life... by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mom... & I Reckon...

Before I begin Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'd like to mention that today is the anniversary of my mom's death.  Even though it has been several years now, I must admit... I truly miss my mom. 

Once again, here on LwL, I'm letting you know about some movies I've watched.

Here they are:

Fourteen Hours, starring Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart and other actors.  To check out this film noir, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteen_Hours.  In the past, I saw this movie.  And, enjoyed it, again.

The King of Marvin Gardens, starring Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern and Ellen Burstyn.  If you'd like to click here, you can check out this drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_King_of_Marvin_Gardens.  This movie truly touched my heart, for there was much suffering... especially, near the end of the film.

Eyewitness, starring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer and James Wood.  Click here, if you'd like to check out this thriller filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyewitness_(1981_film).  Even though it quoted as being a thriller film, to me... it is truly a murder mystery movie.  Yes, it was stressful in parts, but I enjoyed it.

The Dark Corner, starring Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix and Mark Stevens.  If you'd like to check out this black-and-white film noir, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Corner.  I enjoyed watching this movie, even though it was much like a murder mystery.

*  Sirocco, starring Humphrey Bogart, Marta Toren and Lee J. Cobb.  This film noir can be checked out, here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirocco_(film).  Even though this movie was filled with drama, I must admit that I enjoyed it.

As I'm sure you can tell, none of these movies seemed to have humour.  Comedy, was not there at all.

The drama that filled all these films made them worth watching.  At least, in my mind.

How come? 

It reminded me about how people suffer in this world.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Romans 8:18, "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

Just as we read, the sufferings of this present time, are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Okay, the movies didn't have God in them.  They weren't Christian films.

However, they did focus on how people suffered.  And, they truly did, in those movies.

Yes, everyone suffers. 

Even those of us who belong to Him, suffer.  But, because we are of His family, the sufferings cannot be compared with the glory that God reveals in us.

We, who are His children know that He loves us, and will provide for us.  His Word, the Bible... tells us so.

And, we know it is true.  For He provides for us.  Always.

Does He provide for you?

Do you belong to Him?

Hopefully, you have come to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  If you have, then you will have gained salvation, and become part of His family.

If you have, then I will look forward to seeing you in Heaven, some day!


Until next time...

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Big Time!

Like I have done in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be sharing with you an e-mail I recently received.

This e-mail was from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  I copied and pasted it so you can read it.  Here it is:

Lynn,

Christians are being exterminated: beheaded, enslaved, crucified.

Today we have a major opportunity to defend them at the U.N.

Syria's Christians - 66% decimated. Iraq's Christians - 82% destroyed or displaced. The numbers are staggering. The pain is unbearable.

If we don't act, more Christians will die. It's our Christian duty - our legal obligation - to defend them.

We're aggressively expanding our largest legal advocacy effort in defense of Christians facing genocide. We've filed a legal demand with the State Department that could force it to act. We're preparing a letter to the presidential candidates to put them on record.

In just a few hours, we're sending a critical legal letter to the U.N. Genocide Office demanding action to 1) stop the genocide and 2) protect Christians.

Our deadline is looming. Take action for Christians facing genocide now.

Sign Our Petition: Stop the Genocide. Protect Christians.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


If you took the time to read that e-mail message I received, you'll know that in the Middle East, our brothers and sisters in Christ, are suffering.  Suffering, BIG TIME!

Would you like to suffer the way fellow Christians are?  Would you like Muslims to spread the Genocide they have created, around the world?

I call upon the Lord, always. 

Just as we read, in Psalm 18:3, "I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies."

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so that He shall save me from my enemies.

I do whatever I can to help. 

Please, join me in speaking up/out.  Sign the petition.

Pray.

And, whenever you can, preach the gospel to help convert and save unbelievers.  All, unbelievers.

Especially, Muslims... who are abusing and murdering fellow Christians in parts of the world.

May God bless you, for doing this.


Until next time...

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Comfort...

Hopefully, you've recently read Life with Lynnie (LwL).

If you have, you'll know that I've discussed being weak.  And, suffering.

There's something I'd like you to know.

I'm able to stand up, walk and even do things in my apartment, now.  Like cooking, doing dishes, and minor cleaning. 

For this, I'm thankful.

There's something else I'm thankful for.

I'm able to drive!  The driving isn't a problem.

Getting out of my van isn't a problem.  However, getting into my van is still a bit difficult, but has gotten much easier.

Okay.  I'll let you know... I still have to use my arm to lift up my leg, so I can get into my vehicle.

Even though I am not healed from the physical problem that has caused me much suffering, I am improved in many ways.  Like I just mentioned.

Are you wondering why I have discussed so much about how my health problem has been affecting me?

Like I've said in the past, I'm thankful that He helps me, even though I have been suffering.

After all, He comforts me.  Not just physically, but also emotionally.

By letting people know about what I've been going through isn't to make me feel happy.  It's to help others... who are also suffering.

Thinking of this, brought to mind 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

Yes, may He be blessed, since He is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.  Yes, He comforts us, in our tribulation, so that we may be able to help comfort those who are also suffering.

Some people may not believe this is why I discuss this, here on LwL.  But, it is true.

In the past, I've written about things that affected me and my life.  As a result, I received messages, and/or e-mail from people who read what I wrote about.

Some wanted to encourage me.

Others, let me know that they were encouraged by reading what I had told them.  For this, I felt blessed.  After all, God told us that we are able to comfort others.

Again, I must admit, I am thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nothing But...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I discussed about being weak, after being sent home from hospital in June.

I should let you know that due to needing physical healing, I have not been able to do something this summer, that I normally do.

It has literally broken my heart, that I have not been able to go into my apartment building's outdoor pool.  If I were healed, I would be able to do it.

What do I normally do in the pool?

Most people just go in the pool just to cool off.  Or, relax.

Me?  I usually go into the pool to exercise. 

No, I don't swim many lengths.  But, I do normally exercise in a way that most people do not.

When I did this last summer, it helped me get stronger after having that severe reconstructive surgery, in London a couple years ago.  Plus, it always seemed to help me feel like I was able to do much more.

But, this year... I have truly lost out.

You may recall me letting you know that for quite a while, I couldn't drive.

In fact, even when my daughter, P drove me for appointments, I couldn't get into her vehicle without her help.  Or, even into mine, even though I was a passenger and not a driver.

P had to help me, by lifting both my legs into the vehicles.

Why? 

The day before I was released from hospital, my leg swelled up to about twice the size.  It was as hard as a rock.  I could hardly stand up, or walk.

This contributed to me being unable to do much for myself, at that time.

Going through the health problem that still is not healed, hasn't been easy.  I've felt like I've just been suffering, in many ways.

Even so, I trust my Lord, and believe He will heal me. 

Thinking about this, brought to mind Philippians 1:29, " For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"

Yes, I believe on Him.  But, I also suffer... and believe I suffer for His sake.

Why?

If you read God's Word, the Bible... you'll know that God told us that we will suffer in our lives.  So, we shouldn't be surprised about suffering. 

Especially, since He is honoured by us, even when we suffer.

Suffering... isn't easy.  Nor, is it fun. 

However, when we understand that He loves us, and provides for us, especially while we're suffering, we can feel nothing but thankful to Him.

Yes, that's how I feel.  Thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Strength...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll discuss something that is rather personal.

As you are probably aware, I haven't been well.

If you know me, are a friend on Facebook (FB), or have read LwL for a while, you'll know that it is true.  I haven't been well, for quite a while, now.

In fact, since last year.

Even though I received medical treatment, I ended up spending nine (9) days in hospital.  This was in June.

Was I treated, while in hospital? 

No.  Not for what was ailing me.

Yes, I received tests.  Even after being released and sent home, I was sent for another test.

You may be aware that the surgeon who sent me for that test, told my daughter, P and I that even if I needed surgery, she wouldn't do it.

Why not?

The surgeon told my daughter, P and I that since I had that major surgery in London, Ontario a couple of years ago, where my muscles were used to reconstruct me, she felt that I should never, ever... be cut open, again.

Hearing this was upsetting to me.  But, then again, I don't really want to ever have to have anymore surgery.

I prayed that God would heal me.  I prayed that He would give me strength.

Why did I need strength?

Although it would be easy to suggest I was upset about being sick again, it wasn't emotional strength I truly needed.  I needed physical strength.

When I was at home again, I couldn't cook.  I couldn't lift much.

And, it wasn't easy to even open a can, so I could have some food.

I had other physical problems.  Even so, I can't discuss them.

But, please understand that I was truly weak.

Since then, God has answered my prayer.  Not yet... for full healing, since I am still in need of healing.  But, He gave me strength.  Just as I prayed for.

Thinking of how He helped me, brought to mind Psalm 18:32, "It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect."

Yes, He girded me with strength.  And, made my way perfect, during that horrible weakened state I experienced.

Does this mean I'm strong, now?

No.  I'm not as strong as I was before I had become truly ill.  But, I am sincerely almost strong enough to provide for my physical needs.  Most, yes.  Some, not yet.

Even so, I'm trusting Him.  And, always will.

I'm thankful He helped me improve enough to provide for myself, in some ways.  For this, I'll always be thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Stop!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I sometimes copy/paste e-mail messages I received.  Today, I'll be doing that.

Like in the past, I received e-mail from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). 

I believe this group is a true blessing.  While it is an American group, they are doing anything/everything they can to help Christians around the world, who are being persecuted.  And, all of us, who are not American are allowed to assist them.

Here's the e-mail I received a few days ago:

Lynn,

Men boiled in vats of tar. Kids cut in half. Missionaries crucified.

The Islamic State (ISIS) is spreading its unthinkable horror. But we can take action to stop it.

ISIS and its jihadist armies have massacred over 33,000 people. It has decimated 82% of the Christian population of Iraq. Two-thirds of Syrian Christians have been slaughtered or forced to flee.

America has acknowledged this "genocide against Christians," but now it must act. The entire world is legally obligated to protect these Christians.

We're aggressively expanding our massive legal advocacy effort in defense of Christians facing genocide. We've filed a legal demand with the State Department that could force it to act.   We're preparing a letter to the presidential candidates to put them on record.

And in four days, we're sending a critical legal letter to the U.N. Genocide Office demanding action to 1) stop the genocide and 2) protect Christians.

Take urgent action with us today.

Sign Our Petition: Stop the Genocide. Protect Christians.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


Unfortunately, some people I know either in real life, or on Facebook (FB), don't believe that Christians are suffering persecution.  It seems that some, don't really care.  Even though some... DO!  Like me.

Genocide is a form of persecution.

During WW2, it was known that Jewish people suffered persecution. 

This was true.  Even though today, many Muslims are fighting historical groups to remove any education about the genocide that happened, at that time.

In our world today, it is Christians who are suffering persecution.

Is this shocking to me?  Not really.

After all, God told us what would happen to us, in 2 Timothy 3:12, "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."

Yes, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus... shall suffer persecution.  Just as God told us in His Word, the Bible.

During WW2, all those who fought to stop the Jewish genocide from happening, worked hard.  And, many gave their lives.

Today, I'm not asking you to go and fight, physically.  I'm asking you to click on the link, and sign the ACLJ petition to stop the genocide and protect Christians.

I am thanking you in advance. 

May God bless you for doing this. 


Until next time...

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Paradise...

Being SONday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I'd like to say that this is a day of worship. 

Worshipping God, is so very important.  We need to worship.

We can worship in various ways. 

Thinking about how music can be of worship, I thought I'd share with you a hymn that Sovereign Grace Music recorded, entitled... I Will Glory In My Redeemer.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1DRBUI2T5c.  The lyrics are below.

I Will Glory In My Redeemer

I will glory in my Redeemer
Whose priceless blood has ransomed me
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
And hung Him on that judgment tree
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who crushed the power of sin and death
My only Savior before the holy Judge
The Lamb who is my righteousness
The Lamb who is my righteousness

I will glory in my Redeemer
My life He bought, my love He owns
I have no longings for another
I’m satisfied in Him alone
I will glory in my Redeemer
His faithfulness my standing place
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me
My feet are firm, held by His grace
My feet are firm, held by His grace

I will glory in my Redeemer
Who carries me on eagles’ wings
He crowns my life with loving kindness
His triumph song I’ll ever sing
I will glory in my Redeemer
Who waits for me at gates of gold
And when He calls me, it will be paradise
His face forever to behold
His face forever to behold


Like what we read and/or heard in the lyrics, I will glory in my Redeemer.

Why?

Because He's given me everlasting life! 

Just as we read, in John 3:36, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."

Since I trust in/believe on God's Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, I have gained salvation... meaning everlasting life.

Anyone who believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

I praise Him... that I will not experience God's wrath.

Everyone who has not trusted in/believeth upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, will definitely experience God's wrath.

This is something I pray won't happen to you.

If you haven't gained salvation, you will suffer greatly, for eternity.

Do it now. 

Come to Christ and gain salvation.  You'll enjoy time in paradise with Him.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Laughter?

Guess what I'll discuss today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)? 

If you think I will let you know about movies I watched, you're right!

Here are some movies I watched:

It Runs in the Family, starring Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas, and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this comedy-drama film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Runs_in_the_Family_(2003_film).  I have to admit that even though this was supposed to be a comedy film, I felt like it was truly a drama film.  Even so, I enjoyed the movie.

Scrooged, starring Bill MurrayRobert Mitchum and several other actors .  Click here to check out this American Christmas comedy film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrooged.  Much like I've said about some comedy films, I didn't laugh much.  Still, I enjoyed the movie; especially, the ending. 

The Talk of the Town, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman.  Feel free to click here, to check out this comedy/drama film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Talk_of_the_Town_(1942_film).  I must say that to me, even though there was some comedy, it seemed like more of a drama film.  However, being an old movie, I truly enjoyed it.

The Producers, starring Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel and other actors.  To check out this satirical comedy film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(1968_film).  Although this film was rather siterical, I found it funny in some ways. 

Fun in Acapulco, starring Elvis Presley, Ursula Andress and other actors.  Check out this musical comedy film, by clicking here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_in_Acapulco.  I have to admit, I enjoy Elvis Presley's music, so I liked this film.

As you can tell, whether or not each film made me laugh, I enjoyed them.  Of course, I enjoyed the music of Elvis Presley.

Thinking about laughter, made me think of Psalm 126:2, "Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them."

Even though this Bible verse doesn't relate to watching movies, when I read it, it struck my heart.

Yes, there are times when our mouth gets filled with laughter.  And, our tongue with singing.

Of course, the Lord hath done great things!

Not necessarily for those who are heathen.  But certainly, for those who belong to Him.

How does this happen?

Well, if you don't trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, then you don't belong to Him.  You haven't yet gained salvation.  And, won't ever go to Heaven.

But, those who trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, become saved.  They have gained salvation, and will spend eternity in Heaven, with Him.

Hopefully, I'll see you in Heaven, after our lives here on earth have ended.


Until next time...

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Join Me...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm sharing another e-mail I received, recently.

The e-mail message was from Brian Lilley, of THEREBEL.media.  Here's what was said:
      
Dear Lynn,

Sharia culture is beginning to creep into Canada and I need your help to stop it.

Here, let me explain:
 
The Trudeau Liberals asked the University of Regina to expand their existing
summer program to include Syrian refugee children.

This should have been a great way to introduce refugee children to Canadian
culture.

Instead, thanks to the administration of the school, Canadian children are being
introduced to sharia values.

In the past boys and girls used to swim together, now they swim apart.
They are
segregated.

So rather than introduce the Syrian kids to Canadian culture, the University of
Regina decided to introduce Canadian children to sharia through segregation
during swimming. That’s gender apartheid. That’s not the Canadian way.

This is just the beginning, but already we see this sort of segregation happening
across the country.

We need to put a stop to sharia values coming into Canada now before it's too late.
That's why The Rebel has launched a petition to Trudeau calling on him to
implement a strategy to make sure Canadian values are preserved.

You can sign the petition at
www.StopSharia.ca or by clicking here.

If you believe in Canada, and don't want to see Canadian values being thrown
away by capitulating to sharia, then sign the petition.

Remember, I'm on your side,

Brian Lilley

P.S. This is just the start of the capitulation to Islam. We need to make sure that
Canadian values are not kicked to the curb. Please help spread the word about
our petition by posting www.StopSharia.ca as your new status on Facebook and
Twitter, then forward this email to all of your friends and family. 
 
Are you wondering if I clicked on the link and signed the
petition?  I did.
 
Hopefully, you will do the same.
 
Signing the petition is very important.
 
Why do I think this?
 
It's because most people don't even realize that Muslims are doing
everything they can here in Canada, to change Canada, itself.  They
are working to bring Sharia Law here.  This way, they can convert
Canada into an Islamic country.  And, eventually every Muslim
will do what they can to insist that everyone become Islamic.
 
Is this what I want?
 
No. 
 
Canada is not an Islamic country.  And, never yet has been.
 
Why does this bother me?
 
Well, if you've ever read God's Word, the Bible, you'll know that
their god... is not our God.  So, why would I want Muslims to
convert our country into Islam?

Hopefully, you don't want Canada to become an Islamic country
either!
 
Thinking of this brought to mind Isaiah 43:10, "Ye are my
witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen:
that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after
me."
 
Our Christian God, is truly the only God.
 
Any other groups who focus on another god, are leading
themselves to spend eternity in Hell.
 
Of course, that may be only after they have done whatever they
can to change our lives, here on earth.  Not just here in Canada,
but in almost every other country in the world.
 
Please... sign the petition.  And, pray.
 
God will hear your prayer, if you belong to Him.  Do you?
 
Are you trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ? 
 
If so, you will gain salvation, become a child of God and will
spend eternity with Him, in Heaven.
 
And, He will hear your prayers.
 
Please, join me in prayer.  Not just for Sharia Law to be
not allowed.  But, also that Muslims will leave Islam and
become Christian.
 
Thank you.  May God bless you.
 
 
Until next time...
 
If you would like to comment please e-mail: 
lifewithlynnie@gmail.com
 
 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Mercy...

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

If you didn't, I suggest you do.  This way, you will understand what happened to me, being placed on two (2) types of insulin.

Even though I was able to stop taking the 24 hour type insulin and had my vision problem healed, I still had to take the type of insulin, before each and every meal I ate.  Always.  :'(

Yes, it made me cry even thinking about being placed on insulin.

After all, I wasn't happy about having to take that medication.  Plus, I absolutely hated the idea of having to give myself needle injections, every day... before every meal.

As I mentioned, my sugar level decreased.  It actually went down to a level that was on the verge of being too low.

So, instead of approaching the diabetes doctor, who never helped me, I approached someone else.  My brother in the Lord, who originally placed me on both types of insulin.

I wrote a letter, copied the information on my sugar levels before each meal, and faxed it to him.  I did this on a Saturday.

A couple days later, on Monday morning, his office called me.  I was told he wanted to see me in the afternoon of that same day.

Why?

I had asked him to remove me from the meal type insulin.  And, had suggested I be placed on Januvia, instead.

Arriving at his office, I was told I needed to see a nurse. 

The nurse and I discussed all the information.  She checked out my sugar level.  Plus, she checked out the tester I used, regularly.

After about an hour, she let me know that she would recommend to my brother in the Lord physician, that I be removed from the insulin and be placed on Januvia.

When I saw my brother in the Lord physician, he at first teased me.  He suggested I stay on the insulin.  Then, after seeing me feel awful, he let me know I was being removed from the insulin and placed on the Januvia pill.

I was so very happy!  And, thankful!

Thankful to the nurse, my brother in the Lord, and of course... even more importantly... to my Lord!

Again, I blessed our Lord!

Just as we are told to do, in Psalm 103:2-4, "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;"

I bless my Lord with all my soul.  I forget not all His benefits.  He forgives all my iniquities, and He heals all my diseases.  He redeemeth my life from destruction, and crowneth me with loving kindness and tender mercies.

For this, I will always be thankful.

Thankful to Him, for the loving kindness He has shown me by helping me, even though I am not yet fully healed.  And, for the tender mercies He has shown me.

Thank You, Lord!

Thank You, for loving me, and providing for me. 

Please know that I love You!  And, always will.  Always...


Until next time...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

V Healed!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I mentioned about being on insulin.

Yes, this happened because my sugar level skyrocketed while I was sick. 

If you know me personally, you'll know that whenever I was extremely sick, and had to have surgeries, or be treated for illness, my sugar level rose.  Always.

However, once I was healed and no longer ill, my sugar level would go back to normal.

When I went to the hospital in June, an emergency room (ER) doctor who had a student doctor working with her, accused me of only being ill due to having a high sugar level.  I explained to both of them what I just told you.

As it turned out, and as you probably read in the past, I had a physical problem that I don't want to discuss here.  Also, I had a terrible infection within me, and had to have a picc line so they could give me four (4) types of antibiotics... all at the same time.

This situation was so upsetting to me. 

Not just because of my health concern.  Also, because of my sugar level that rose, again.

A male doctor that used to worship with me, at a different church, is the physician who placed me on the two (2) types of insulin. 

One type was to supposedly help me for 24 hours.  The other type was to be taken before I ate meals.

It was the 24 hour insulin that affected my vision.

How do I know this?

Well, when I was released from hospital, I was given prescriptions for both types of insulin. 

The meal type of insulin was partially covered by insurance coverage that I have.  However, the 24 hour type of insulin... was NOT.

Yes, I had enough at home for me to wait until the health insurance company would approve the 24 hour type of insulin. 

The pharmacy gave me a form to partially fill out.  I had to give it to a doctor who actually had given me the prescriptions.

It wasn't my brother in the Lord, who originally placed me on the insulins.  It was a doctor who treats people for diabetes.

I paid the fee to the doctor, so he would complete the rest of the form and send it to the insurance company. 

Did he do it?  No.

At first, I thought there was just a delay.  However, later I found out he never sent the form to the insurance company.  You probably aren't shocked that I went and was refunded for the fee I had paid to him.

However, it truly made me happy when I ran out of the 24 hour insulin.

Well, not at first.  The pharmacy let me know that since there was no insurance coverage, it would cost me almost $800.00 for the prescription to be filled.

Agh!!!!  Was I shocked?  Yes!

Even so, I decided to not use the insulin.  After all, I hated being on it.

When I wasn't able to take any, my vision problem healed.  And, my sugar level began decreasing.

For this, I praised and blessed God! 

Thinking about this, brought to mind, Psalm 103:1, "Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name."

I bless the Lord!  All that is within me, blesses Him!

Not just for this situation.  But also, for many other things.

I feel truly blessed, as well. 

He provides for me, always.  And, helps me deal with horrible physical issues, and life problems... every day!

For this, I will always be thankful!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hope? Hope!

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, you'll know that I talked about how I finished reading the Old Testament portion of the Bible.

Again, I'll admit I am truly happy I completed reading that portion of God's Word.

You may be wondering why I am feeling this way.  I guess I'll tell you.

If you have been reading LwL or know me personally, you'll know that I was truly sick at the end of May.  In June, you may be aware that I spend nine (9) days in hospital.

No, I didn't receive treatment for what I still need treatment for.

However, as I mentioned in a past LwL entry, my sugar level rose high.  And, I was put on two (2) types of insulin.  :'(

A fellow Christian came to my bedside at the hospital, to teach me how to use the insulin.

This did not make me happy, to be sure.  But, I didn't have a choice, so I did what I had to do.

After I began using the insulin, something happened to me that made me very sad. 

I couldn't see well.  In fact, I couldn't read my Bible.

Why?

My vision was blurred.

This truly made me upset.  And, sad... even though I had been told that this would happen to me.

I must admit, I was glad that I had read much of God's Word, the Bible, before getting as sick as I was.

Thinking about His Word, and what I had learned by reading the Bible, I calmed down.

This brought to mind, Romans 15:4, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."

God's Word, the Bible... was written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Amen!

By thinking of this, I was able to calm down.  Patience was in my heart, even though I wasn't happy about not being able to read my Bible.

He not only helped me deal with the heartbreaking issue, but he filled me with hope... that I would be able to again read His Word.  And, it did happen... but, not right away.

Even so, I'm grateful that He helped me, gave me hope and provided me with answered prayer for getting my vision back.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Please...

Today, I am sharing something with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

While I don't always repeatedly post about e-mails I've received, I am sort of doing so, today.

The e-mail I received was from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  It isn't referring to the same e-mail I shared with you last week, so I am sharing it with you, today.  After all, it's very important.

Here's the e-mail message I received (I copied/pasted it):

Lynn,

Young girls and Christian attorneys face new dangers in Kenya.

In the next 24 hours, we're taking direct action to defend them.

Recently, a Christian human rights attorney, his client, and their taxi driver were kidnapped coming out of court in Kenya. Their bodies were found in a river days later.

Christian attorneys in Kenya face corrupt killings as they defend human rights.

Our attorneys on the ground in Kenya are defending defenseless girls - as young as 10 - who are forced into child marriages, mutilated, and sexually enslaved. We're in court battling corrupt politicians who threaten them.

As our Christian attorneys in Kenya face new dangers, we're working with the judiciary, police, and community leaders to protect the persecuted.

Today, we're sending a critical legal letter to Kenya's Ambassador to protect Christian attorneys, laying out the international laws and obligations that must be met.

We urgently need you to add your name now.

Sign Our Petition: Defend Christian Attorneys from Death.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

Having read this e-mail, I clicked on the link and signed the petition.  Our brothers and sisters in the Lord, are needing help.

It's truly upsetting to me, that people are being murdered.

Should they be?  Absolutely, not.  NO!

We read this, in Deuteronomy 5:17, "Thou shalt not kill."

Thou shalt not kill! 

God's Word tells us this, in the list of the Ten Commandments.  Just as we read, in today's Bible verse.

So, why do people murder others?

Well, there's probably several reasons.  But, one (1) reason I believe is important, is because the murderer probably hasn't gained salvation and become a child of God.

Why do I think this?

I believe this, because those who are not a child of God, have a different god.  Satan.

Anyone who hasn't trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, has not become family of Him.

When they are not part of His family, they don't read His Word, the Bible.  They don't learn what God will do for them.  And, they don't have a change of heart.  They don't become different, the way the Bible tells us we will.

Instead, they live in Satan's world, and do what they feel they want to do.

What do I do when I think of this?

Well, I do what I can to plant seeds for Christ.  I preach the gospel to all the creatures of the world, just as He would have us do.

Plus... I pray.

Please, join me in prayer for all unbelievers.

Thank you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Thank You!

Like I've mentioned before, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today is a day of worship.  It's our Lord's Day!

Worshipping in spirit and in truth is so very important.  So is worshipping through music.

A hymn I thought I would share today, is by Sovereign Grace Music and is entitled, Jesus, Thank You.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCLprO_x82s.  The lyrics are below.

Jesus, Thank You

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend,
The agonies of Calvary.
You, the Perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son,
Drank the bitter cup reserved for me.


Your blood has washed away my sin,
Jesus, thank You.
The Father's wrath completely satisfied,
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table,
Jesus, thank You.


By Your perfect sacrifice I've been brought near,
Your enemy made Your friend.
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace,
Your mercy and your kindness know no end.


Your blood has washed away my sin,
Jesus, thank You.
The Father's wrath completely satisfied,
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table,
Jesus, thank You.


Your blood has washed away my sin,
Jesus, thank You.
The Father's wrath completely satisfied,
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table,
Jesus, thank You.


(recorded lyrics are used)

Lover of my soul
I want to live for You!
Lover of my soul
I want to live for You!
Lover of my soul
I want to live for You!
Lover of my soul
I want to live for You!

Your blood has washed away my sin,
Jesus, thank You.
The Father's wrath completely satisfied,
Jesus, thank You.
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table,
Jesus, thank You.
 

Like the lyrics quote, I feel I want to live for Jesus.

He's my Saviour. 

I love Him.

And, I know He loves me.

He loves me so much that He gave His life to pay for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him.

Just as we read, in John 3:16-17, "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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."

Yes, God so loved the world that he sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God didn't send His Son to condemn the world and everyone in it, but rather that the world through Him might be saved.

Thank You, Lord!

Please know that I pray for every person who reads LwL, that they will gain salvation... since God provided provided a way for them to do so.

If you have not yet gained salvation, all you need to do is trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... just as you read, today.  If you do, you become part of God's family.

May you become my brother or sister in the Lord! 

Prayer for you, will continue.  Blessings...


Until next time...

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Always!

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I'll be discussing movies, again. 

After all, I do watch a lot of them. :)  Especially, since I've battled health problems and wasn't able to go out and do other things for quite a while.

Here are some movies I've watched:

The Scarlet Claw, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  To check out this Sherlock Holmes film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarlet_Claw.  I must admit, I enjoyed this movie.

The Pearl of Death, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  If you'd like to check out this, Sherlock Holmes film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pearl_of_Death.  This movie was really good!

Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  To check out this crime film, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_and_the_House_of_Fear.  Believe me when I say this is worth watching.

The Woman in Green, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  Click here, to check out this Sherlock Holmes film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woman_in_Green.  Again, I must say, this was a good movie.

*  Pursuit to Algiers, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.  Want to check out this Sherlock Holmes film?  Click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pursuit_to_Algiers.  I enjoyed watching this movie!


Hopefully, you're chuckling about what I listed as movies I watched... and who starred in them.  :)Yes, every movie listed here today, are Sherlock Holmes films.

Basil Rathbone stars as Sherlock HolmesNigel Bruce stars as Dr. Watson.

If you know me or have read some past LwL entries, you'll be aware that I don't always enjoy crime films.  But, the Sherlock Holmes movies are really interesting.  At least, to me.

Even though there is a crime in each film, the focus isn't truly upon that.

To me, these Sherlock Holmes movies are more like mystery films.  After all, they need to figure out who committed the crime!

Knowing that the crime itself isn't focused on fully, makes it good, in my mind.

As I already said, the main focus is about finding out who did the crime.  To me, this means that we have to be able to search our minds, if we want to figure it out, before we see the end of the film.

For me, instead of focusing on the crime, I think about information I saw and heard, to help me determine what happened, by whom.  My brain thinks about everything I see and hear.

Sometimes I believe I know what the answer is.  Sometimes, I don't.

However, I truly am happy that God has allowed this series of films to be created.  It makes me so happy with Him, especially since I truly love Him.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Mark 12:30, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."

Yes, I love the Lord my God with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind, and with all my strength. 

Even though I haven't had much strength over the past few months, He has given me all the strength I have needed to endure.  Hallelujah!

He provides for me in so many ways.  Yes, so very many ways.

I love Him so very much!

Not just because He's provided movies like these ones.  Although I must say, I enjoy them.

He provides everything for me.

After all, I've not been well for several months.  I've been in hospital, yet didn't receive treatment for what was ailing me.  And, have been suffering at home.

Knowing I couldn't even lift my legs to get into my vehicle after arriving home from hospital, I was so unhappy. 

Unhappy that I couldn't drive.  Or, even go out to do things.

For how long?  Several weeks! :'(

However, by being able to watch some television (TV) that I truly enjoyed, I was so happy!  Today, I'm referring to these films.

It proves that even though I was not able to do much of anything, He made me feel comfortable being at home. 

When you're not well, living alone isn't easy.

But, God is good.

He provides for those who are His family... always.

I'm part of His family. 

Are you?

Do you know how to become part of His family?  It's simple.

Trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).

By doing this, you gain salvation, and become part of His family.

Once you become part of His family, He will always care for you.

Always!


Until next time...

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Yuch!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, or if you know me personally, you'll know that I wasn't happy about being in hospital in June this year.

Since I was extremely sick, and had terrible infection within me, I not only was given four (4) strong antibiotics at the same time through the picc line, I had installed into my arm.  Yes, I mentioned this, previously.

However, I haven't really discussed much else about what I went through.

Whenever I was extremely sick in the past, my sugar level rose.  In the past, whenever I healed, my sugar level would then return to a normal level.

When I went into the hospital in June, my sugar level was again very high.

This didn't surprise me.  But, I was surprised at how differently it was dealt with.

An endocrinologist came to see me, when I was in the emergency room (ER) at the hospital.

To be honest, I had seen and known this doctor for a very long time.  Yes, he had seen me when I needed help, in the past.

However, we used to worship at the same church.  For many years.

Instead of giving me pill treatment, I was given insulin.

Insulin?

I have always hated the thought of insulin.  And, never... ever... wanted to have to take it.

Yuch!  That was so upsetting to me!  And, I felt so very sad.

But, I didn't have a choice.  I had to use it.

Just so you know, I didn't have to take just one (1) type of insulin.  I was told I had to take two (2) types of insulin.

Sigh...

The first type of insulin was a 24 hour insulin.  The second type of insulin was something I had to take prior to each time I ate a meal.  :'(

Did this make me happy? 

If you saw how I typed :'(  ... then you'll be aware that it made me unhappy, and tearful.

Even so, I didn't have a choice in the matter.  So, I just decided to do what I had to do. 

With praying, I did it because I knew that my Lord would want me to experience what was demanded of me.  So, I did it.  And, thanked God for helping me deal with it.

Thinking of this, made me think of Colossians 3:17, "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."

After all, even though I could have refused to take the insulins, I decided to do what I felt God would want me to do.  I accepted what was demanded of me.

To me, it's so important to do what God would have us do.

Do you feel that way?

Have you put God first and foremost in your life?

Hopefully, so. 

After all, He loves you.  Just as He loves me.

He loves me, because I am a family member of His.

Are you?

Do you know how to become a family member of His?

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

By doing this, and gaining salvation, you not only become saved, but you become part of His family.

This makes me truly happy regarding my life.

Hopefully, it has made you happy regarding your life!


Until next time...

If you would like to comment, please e-mail:  lifewithlynnie@gmail.com

Thursday, August 11, 2016

See!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'd like to let you know something.

If you've read LwL for a long time, or if you know me personally, you'll be aware that I read my Bible. 

Every year, I read the whole Bible.  Yes, both the Old Testament and the New Testament portions.

In fact, after I finish reading the entire Bible, I usually read again various portions of God's Word.

Am I letting you know I have read the whole Bible, now?

No.  I haven't.  At least, not yet.

However, in the evening on Tuesday, August 9th, I finished reading the Old Testament!  :)

I have to admit, I truly enjoy reading God's Word.

Thinking about how I feel about it, brought to mind Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Yes, His Word, is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

By reading the Bible, I am able to see. 

See? 

Yes, I can see what God wants of me.  And, what He will do for me.

For this, I am truly grateful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Same!

Every now and again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss things that I believe are important.  Just like I will do, today.

On Monday, I received an e-mail from American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's what was said (I copied/pasted it):

Lynn,

A Pakistani Christian woman still faces death by hanging for her faith.

Today, Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, has been on death row an astonishing 2,100 days - nearly 6 years.

She was falsely accused of "blasphemy" - speaking against the prophet Muhammad - convicted on trumped-up charges, and sentenced to be hung for her Christian faith.

For years, we have been aggressively advocating across the globe for her freedom - mobilizing our international offices, including in Pakistan, as we elevate her case and demand her release.

Then, one year ago, because you spoke out, Pakistan's Supreme Court agreed to hear her case and temporarily suspended her sentence.

But a year later, there's still no resolution - a death sentence hanging over her head for 2,100 days.

We must be heard again.

Over 355,000 people have spoken out for this Christian mom as she faces execution by hanging. Will you?

Sign Our Petition: Save Christian Mom Asia Bibi from Death.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


In the past, I've not just signed a petition to save Asia Bibi from death, by Muslims who want to kill her.  I also pray always that she'll be released alive, and able to return home to her family.

In the past, I've also shared info from ACLJ regarding Asia Bibi with you. 

Hopefully, you do the same as I do.

Why?  For I believe that we need to speak up and do what is right for our fellow Christians.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 1:10, "Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

I pray there are no divisions between any/all of us fellow Christians, regarding what is needed. 

I pray that you will speak up, sign the petition, and do whatever you can, to help Asia Bibi and other fellow Christians who are imprisoned by Muslims, and may be murdered by them.

After all, many of our brothers and sisters in the Lord, are being persecuted.  Like Asia Bibi.

Thank you, for doing so.

May God bless you... always.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Confusion?

Hopefully, if you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you aren't confused.

I'm not sure if my Facebook (FB) friend was confused.  Or, if I was.

Why do I wonder about this?

My FB friend read LwL and made a lovely comment, praising Him for giving me comfort when I was in hospital.

I felt badly responding to my FB friend.  But, I felt I had to.

You see, I did not have any comfort while I was in hospital.

That may sound confusing to you.  It sort of does, to me.

I had no physical comfort. 

Nor, did I have any comfort knowing that I never received treatment for what was ailing me.  Even though I was being treated physically for infection.

It was truly upsetting to me.  I felt very sad, that I wasn't being treated to be healed from what was causing the problem within me.

Didn't I need to get healed?  After all, isn't that why I felt I needed help from our medical people and health system? 

However, God helped me through. 

Due to Him helping me, I suppose I could say I had some comfort.  For this, I thank Him! 

Thank You, Lord!

So, all in all, I feel I also thank my FB friend.  For what was said, made me think about the reality of any comfort.

Thinking of how much grace this provided, brought to mind 2 Corinthians 1:2, "Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ."

Yes, I've received grace.   And, peace.  In many ways. 

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

I am thankful that my FB friend has also received grace and peace.

Hopefully, my FB friend will realize about the confusion I experienced regarding the comment made.  Hopefully, my FB friend will not just understand, but will forgive me if they felt my response was confusing.

May God bless you, my FB friend. 


Until next time...

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