Saturday, December 31, 2016

H.B. S! & Peace...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'd like to wish my grandson, S... Happy Birthday!  I am looking forward to seeing you.  Happy Birthday!

Being New Year's Eve, it's a special day.

The year 2016 is ending, today.  And, 2017 will be beginning, tomorrow.

Even though it is past the day when many people celebrate Jesus' birth, I thought about sharing this CHRISTmas carol with you.  It's entitled, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.  Here is a link for you to click on, so you can listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQjpDKKPDK4.  The lyrics are below.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
'Peace on the earth, good will to men,'
From heaven's all-gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing!

Still thro' the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled;
And still their heavenly music floats
O'er all the weary world:
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

For lo! the days are hastening on,
By prophets long foretold,
When with the ever-circling years
Comes round the age of gold;
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing!


You may be wondering why I would want to share this CHRISTmas carol with you.  The reason is, because it touches my heart.

Not just because of Jesus' birth.  But, also because of it speaking about 'Peace on the earth, good will to men,'  From heaven's all-gracious King. 

On a day like today, with the year ending and a new year due to begin, I am grateful that peace is important.

Just as we read, in Hebrews 12:14, "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:"

Yes, we need to follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

Those of us who are truly born-again Christians, realize how important peace is.  And, we know we shall see the Lord, because we have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).

Have you gained salvation?

If not, do so today. 

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Celebration #5...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I celebrated Jesus' birthday, in two (2) different ways, early in the afternoon on Sunday, December 25th... CHRISTmas Day!

After leaving the Green Bean Café, I made my way home.

Why? 

Well, I wasn't supposed to go to my daughter, P's home until near suppertime.  Plus, I was tired.  I felt like I needed a nap.  :)

Arriving home, I laid down for an hour.

Then, I had a call from a wound nurse.  The call was rather upsetting, but I won't discuss it, now.

Once again, I made my way across town.  Yes, I went to my daughter, P's home.

All her family members, plus a guest of theirs, and I spent time, together.  It was a blessing to meet up with P, K, D, W, E, Z, R, S & M!

We exchanged gifts.  Just as we do when we celebrate each other's birthday!

Of course, the most fun part of exchanging gifts, was watching my great-grandson, E.  He's only 15 months old, but had such a fun time!  :)

Knowing that my daughter's guest who was visiting, didn't really like turkey, she made roast beef for our CHRISTmas dinner.  Yes, she has a turkey, but will serve it on another day.  I must admit, the meal was absolutely delicious!  Thank you, P! 

Like in the past, I prayed at our mealtime.  And, was able to speak about how we were celebrating Jesus' birth.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Luke 2:11, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

Yes, unto us, in the city of David (Bethlehem) a Saviour was born, which is Christ the Lord.

Even though no one truly knows on which date Jesus was born, I am truly glad that many people in the world want to celebrate His birth.  For I do, as well... even though I celebrate His birth, every day.

What a blessing it was that I was able to spend so much time with family and friends.

I must admit, it truly touched my heart, in a wonderful way!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Celebration #3 & 4...

Today, is another day when I will share with you what I did to celebrate Jesus' birth, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

What I'll be discussing I did, was on SundayDecember 25th.  The date that people consider to be CHRISTmas Day!

I praise God that He provided for me. 

You see, I didn't know what time my nurse would come to give me my medical care.  Hopefully, you realize that I had Abscess surgery several weeks ago.  And, still require daily medical care.

I was truly grateful that my nurse came to give me my treatment, about 11:00 a.m.! 

Although I felt badly that I wasn't able to attend a CHRISTmas Day church service, I was truly happy!

After she finished, she was leaving to go celebrate CHRISTmas with her family.  And, I got dressed and left to do the same thing.

You see, when I arrived at my daughter, B's home it was the only time that she and I, plus some of our family members were able to see each other.  They were going to celebrate CHRISTmas with B's boyfriend, L's family, early in the afternoon.

So, I was truly thankful God provided.  Thank You, Lord!

To me, it was wonderful visiting with B, L, plus my grandson, J and my granddaughter, A!  I must admit, I felt badly that I wasn't able to see my grandson, A; he wasn't there at the time.

After having a fun time and sharing gifts, I wished everyone Merry CHRISTmas!  And, reminded my granddaughter, A... that we celebrated Jesus' birthday!

Then, I headed away, so they could go and fulfill their plans to visit with L's family.

I made my way across town. 

A friend had reminded me that her church group and Green Bean Café always served CHRISTmas dinner at lunchtime, on December 25th.  I must admit, I had attended a few years ago, but hadn't in recent years.

However, someone I know spends Christmas... alone.  And, is rather heartbroken about this lifestyle.

Because I knew about the dinner served, and knowing the sister-in-the-Lord had never been there before, I had arranged to pick her up and bring her, there.  However, due to being depressed and unable to deal with the broken-heartedness, she ended up refusing to go.

Knowing that my friend M, who helps every year, knew I was to attend, I didn't stay away.  I showed up, at the time when M had finished helping to serve others, and was beginning to enjoy her meal.

We sat together, along with her husband, D.  And of course, enjoyed talking, in addition to enjoying our delicious turkey dinner!

Before I left, I distributed candy canes.  On each one, I had taped a message. 

The message tells everyone that CHRISTmas is about Jesus.  And, how we can gain salvation by believing upon Him.

Thinking about this, brought to mind, 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."

How wonderful it is, that God loved us so very much, that He provided a way of salvation, for us.

Thank You, Lord!

To me, it was a wonderful time I spent with family and friends on the early part of the afternoon.

I truly was thankful that I was able to celebrate Jesus' birth... with family, friends and people I had never before met.

I felt truly blessed.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Celebration #2...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that I used an evening last week, to celebrate Jesus' birth... with some family members.

Then, with SaturdayDecember 24th being CHRISTmas Eve, I was able to attend church at the evening service.  It was lovely celebrating the birth of Jesus!

Seeing people sing was wonderful. 

Not just a choir group.  But, also individuals.  Some of whom also played instruments!

Of course, we also sang CHRISTmas carols!

Prayer time was wonderful, also. 

After all, we need to be able to thank Him, for everything He did for us.  For He came to earth.

Just as we read, in John 1:14, " And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Yes, the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.  We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

How wonderful it was to be able to attend the church service.

How wonderful it was to be able to glorify our Lord.

How wonderful it was to thank God the Father, for sending Jesus to us.

For this, I will always be thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Celebration #1...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing how I celebrated Jesus' birthday.  CHRISTmas!

What I plan on discussing won't just be about Sunday, December 25th.  It's actually about things I did for a few days.

Last week, I found out that I needed to go visit a couple of my grandsons.  They are adults who no longer live with their mom... my daughter, B.

My grandson, N and his girlfriend, C were both off work on the evening I visited.  Knowing I was able to see them, I also saw my grandson T and his girlfriend, S.  Unfortunately, T and S's daughter... my great-granddaughter was asleep at a relative of S's, so I didn't get to see her that evening.

In any case, the five (5) of us spent the evening together.  It was a wonderful time, to be sure.

And, was truly a blessing to me.

It was surprising to me that they all decided to open the CHRISTmas gifts I brought them, even though it wasn't yet CHRISTmas Day.  Still, it was wonderful seeing how they reacted!  :)

Of course, I came home with gifts, also!  Thank you, my loved ones! 

Even though this wasn't truly the date that so many people celebrate Jesus' birth, I truly felt like we were blessed being together.  To me, it was a wonderful time of celebration.

After all, we were celebrating Jesus' birth.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Yes, unto us a Child was born.  Unto us a Son was given.

Even though  we truly don't know what date it was when Jesus was born, I am thankful that we celebrate His birth.  Especially, with family and friends.

But, it's also very important, because we can then open the door to educate people about why we celebrate CHRISTmas.  Not just people we know... but, also with people we don't know on a personal level.

It's so very important.

After all, it was so very important that Jesus was born.

If He hadn't come to earth, then He would not have fulfilled God the Father's plan of redemption for us.  And, we wouldn't have obtained a way for us to gain salvation, that provides us with spending eternity with Him, in Heaven, after our life here on earth, ends.

So, I'm thankful Jesus came to earth... and became our Saviour.  By trusting in/believing upon Him, we gain salvation, and will not spend eternity in Hell, forever... with no chance of escape.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Peace...

Rather than discuss Christmas, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I decided that I would like to let you know something.

God has truly helped me.

Yes, He's helped me in many ways.  Just as He probably has, you.

But, there's something that happens at Christmas that has affected me, since my husband, Gordon... died.  Over seven (7) years ago.

You see, even though I love Jesus, and adore celebrating His birthday even though we don't know the actual date he was born, there's been a Christmas Carol that has truly touched my heart.  And, made me cry, since Gordon died.

Why?

Because, Gordon's favourite Christmas Carol was... Silent Night.  And, whenever it was played and/or sung, it made me cry.  Even at church.

However, this year, something happened.  For some reason, it didn't affect me the same as it had since Gordon died.

In fact, I found myself actually singing Silent Night.  Not just on Christmas Eve at church.  But, also throughout most of December, this year.

Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along, for Silent Nighthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEH7_2c644Q.  The lyrics are below.

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace


As we see/hear in the lyrics, silent night, holy night... all is calm, all is bright.  And, sleep in heavenly peace.

God has helped me deal with grief.  I feel glory unto Him.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Luke 2:14, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."

Yes, glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

I feel this, for Him.

Plus, He's done this for me.  He's done this, for others.

And, if you've been suffering grief and/or troubles in life, He'll do this, for you.  He'll give you peace.

Just trust Him.  As I've done.

And, thank Him. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

H.B. Jesus! & Merry CHRISTmas!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)
I would like to wish you
Merry CHRISTmas!
 
To me,
today is a very special day.  For I am willing to celebrate
the birth of my Lord,
Jesus Christ,
even though
we don't truly
know
what date
He was
born.
 
 
Thinking of
Jesus' birth,
brought to mind
Matthew 1:18-25,
" Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus."

Please...
join me
in
celebrating
our
Lord, Jesus'
birth.
 
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
 
Merry CHRISTmas!
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Faithful in Christ...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I am sharing something with you that I feel is important.  At least, it is to me.

Being CHRISTmas Eve, it's a very special day.

Maybe not to everyone, because there are some people who do not want to celebrate Jesus' birth on December 25th.  Some people are against it, because no one truly knows the exact date of His birth.

However, to me... knowing that so many people celebrate CHRISTmas, it's important.  For, it gives us a special seasonal time to help people become faithful in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

This is why I've decided to share this CHRISTmas carol, with you.  It's entitled, O Come All Ye Faithful.  Here is a link for you to click on, to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SIYcNnJA20.  The lyrics are below.

O Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the King of Angels:
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory given!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.


O come, let us adore Him,
Come, let us adore Him.
Christ the Lord! 

As the lyrics tell us, we need to adore Christ the Lord. 

By doing so, we are faithful.  And, we need to be.

Just as we read, in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast."

By grace we are saved through faith; and not of ourselves, for it is the gift of God.

The birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ... is so very important.

God, our Father... sent His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ... to earth. 

By doing this, Jesus fulfilled the plan of redemption that God our Father had for us.

Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for the sin of the world... for all who would believe upon Him.

I'm so grateful that God our Father had this plan of redemption for us.  And, I'm thankful our Lord, Jesus Christ came to earth to fulfill the plan of redemption for us.

By doing so, God created a way for us to gain salvation.  A way for us to spend eternity with Him, in Heaven, after our life ends, here on earth.

All we have to do is to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and we'll be saved.

I have gained salvation.

Have you?

If you have you'll be blessed... forever.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

To All...

Every so often, I share something with you here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I received by e-mail. 

What I'm sharing with you today, is something I received five (5) years ago by e-mail.  And, it's something I shared on Facebook (FB) at that time.

Now, I'm sharing it with you, so that it can touch your heart.  Just as it did, mine.

This is what I received by e-mail and had shared on FB:

T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,
MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO,
IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES,
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT,
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR,
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED,
A TRUE BRITISH SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO,
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES,
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS,
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE,
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM,
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER,
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE,
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT,
A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES,
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED,
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;

I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,
MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS...

THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,
I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.

I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL,
AND WE BOTH SHIVERED,
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.

I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE,
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,
THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR,
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.

THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,
WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."

ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."

This poem was written by a Peacekeeping soldier stationed overseas. The
following is his request. I think it is reasonable.

PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favour of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to all of the
service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's
try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and
think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.
Please Share..............

Why am I sharing this with you?

It truly touched my heart.  So, I decided to share it, again.

After all, in this poem the soldier let us know that God was first in his life.  Meaning all he does, is for the Lord.

This brought to mind, Romans 14:9, "For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's."

As I've said in the past, our Canadian soldiers, like my mom and dad, and others even from other countries... fought for freedom... and peace.  Just as God would have them do. 

I've also said that many soldiers died, as well.  Just as we know.  And, honour them on Remembrance Day, on November 11th of each year.

By fighting for our freedom... and peace, I believe they were living unto the Lord, and doing what He would have them do. 

Those who died, also died unto the Lord, for they did what He would have them do.

For this, we truly must be thankful... to them, and to our Lord.

Thank you, veterans and soldiers.

Thank You, Lord.


Until next time...

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Santa vs Jesus

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that I feel is important.  After all, CHRISTmas will be within only a few days.

A relative on Facebook (FB) shared a YouTube video I thought I'd share with you.  It's called, Santa vs Jesushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmS_s23TL1k

To me, it was a wonderful video.  Hopefully, you agree.

While Santa is discussed, some people might not like hearing about him.  Truly, he's based upon St. Nick, who wanted to celebrate our Lord's birth, by giving gifts.  Much like what we do to celebrate birthdays of those we love.

Even so, our Lord, Jesus Christ... is far more important.  Just as you saw in the video, if you watched it.

No matter what we do, we must glorify God.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 10:31, "Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."

Yes, we must do all to the glory of God!

Just as some of us do by celebrating Jesus' birth with so many people in the world.

CHRISTmas is when Jesus was born.  That is why it is called... CHRISTmas!

While we do not know the actual date of Jesus' birth, I believe that it is important to celebrate His birth.  Even though some people celebrate CHRISTmas without even looking to Him.

You should know that I truly celebrate His birth, every day of my life.  I am truly thankful He was born.

But, I also believe that because December 25th is the date when the majority of people celebrate CHRISTmas, we need to take advantage of the name of the holiday celebration.

At this time, we can tell people about Jesus.

And, we can explain why it was so important for His birth.

After all, He was born to become our Saviour.

He came to earth to fulfill God the Father's plan of redemption for us.

This is why anyone who trusts in/believes upon our Lord, Jesus Christ will be saved.

Salvation is so very important.

Without salvation, a person will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with no chance of escape.

However, by gaining salvation, a person will spend eternity in Heaven... with Him!

If you haven't yet come to Christ, please do so today. 

Tomorrow may be too late.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Behold...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that isn't easy to deal with. 

What is it?

Being alone.

Being alone, isn't easy.  Not at any time, for anyone who is basically alone, here on earth.

I know someone whose spouse died, just a few weeks ago.

It isn't easy losing someone you love.  And, grief will affect you.

Someone else I know had a truly serious problem.  The family totally fell apart.

Years earlier, a daughter was kidnapped.  After being missing for several years, she finally escaped where she had been held.

Did she escape alone?  No.  She had a child.

Even though she had been gone from her family for years, I heard that she wasn't happy that she had not been found. 

The family totally fell apart.

And, the mom has been suffering for many years.  Not just from being partially-disabled.  But, also due to what happened to her family. 

Yes, she is feeling grief, also.

I must admit, my heart breaks for these people.

I realize that their lives are such that they are feeling alone, in a human way.

Yes, I know that they are truly not alone.  Nor, is anyone else. 

Just as we read, in John 16:32-33, "Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Jesus spoke those two (2) Bible verses. 

He made it clear that He was not alone, because the Father was with Him.  Just as He is, with us.

He spoke those words that we might have peace.

As He said, in the world, ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Jesus told us this, so that we could understand that when we look to our Lord, we are truly the same. 

We are truly not alone.  Even though we may feel like this in a human way.

We will have tribulation.  Trials in our life may not be easy, but we need to be of good cheer, for He overcame the world.

Just as we will... as we look to Him.

My friend, please... pray for all who are suffering.  Especially, at this time of year, when life seems to focus on family.

Thank you.  May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Blessing & Prayer...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, you'll know that it was my daughter, P's birthday!

Knowing that the nurse I had wasn't coming to treat me, I asked the nursing company to please send a female nurse as early as possible.  After all, I was supposed to see P and our family members.

After lunchtime, I got a call from a nurse who was coming to treat me for the abscess that I am still not healed from.  She let me know when she'd arrive. 

I must admit, I was truly thankful that she came in the afternoon.  This meant I could go and be with P and our family for dinner, to celebrate her birthday. 

Thank You, Lord for providing for me!

On my way to see P and my family members, I had to stop at Wind.  Well, okay... it's now called... Freedom.  This company supplies me with my cell phone use.   

I was grateful that it didn't take long to hear what I needed to know and was helped.

Again, I feel that God provided for me.  Thank You, Lord!

Previously, I had given my daughter, P food that we were all going to have for dinner.  Plus, I had provided the birthday cake. 

I must admit, I was thankful that she had accepted this, for it made it easy for me to not have to do too much on her birthday, physically.

Why was this important to me?

Well, I hadn't been well for quite a while.  I felt even worse over the weekend, having a health issue that wasn't good.  And, had not felt any better on P's birthday.

Even so, God provided for me, again.  And, for P.

Thank You, Lord!

Our family members enjoyed our time together.  And, enjoyed having dinner and celebrating P's birthday!

She received beautiful birthday gifts.  I was thankful she was blessed.

Blessed in many ways.  Not just by people, but by God.

Just as we read, in Psalm 127:3, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

To me, my daughter, P is a heritage of the Lord... and the fruit of the womb was His reward.

His reward, to be sure.  But, mine also.

Why do I feel like this?

Well, you need to know that even though I haven't been feeling well, my daughter and some of her family has helped me.

Is this important?

To me, it was. 

However, it was even more important to me than by just being helped.  You see, my daughter, P isn't well herself.  And, hasn't been for a very long time.

She comes and goes from having strength and ability to do many things, yet God provides for her.

You see, P has Lupus.

My friend, please pray for my daughter, P.  Thank you.

May God bless you for praying for her.


Until next time...

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Monday, December 19, 2016

H.B. P! & Canada? USA? Elsewhere?

Before I begin today's entry here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'd like to wish my daughter, P... Happy Birthday!  I'm looking forward to seeing you, to celebrate your birthday.  Happy Birthday

If you've read LwL for a while, you'll know that I've written about how some people suffer persecution. 

You'll also be aware that I have written about what Muslims do in various places in the world.

On April 19th, 2016, I received an e-mail from therebel.media.  Here's what the e-mail said (I copied/pasted it): 
 
Dear Lynn,

All last week The Rebel reported on the shocking story from a Halifax elementary school: newly-arrived Syrian migrant boys were beating up Canadian girls, and not being punished.

You can see all our articles and videos on the subject by clicking here.

But the story wasn’t just the violence. Equally troubling was the fact that the rest of the media were actively trying cover up the story, even smearing any parents who dared to blow the whistle on it!

If your kids were being beaten up at school by Syrian migrants, and teachers wouldn’t do anything, and the media wouldn’t do anything, you’d feel helpless. Where could you turn? Politicians are no help either.

Well, we’ll help. We’ve set up a special tip line for families whose complaints are being ignored because of political correctness — which is exactly what happened in Halifax.

I explain our plan of action in the video below; just click it to watch. 
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So we’re doing two things: we’re demanding that the Halifax regional school board stop their own cover-up. And we’re offering a way for concerned parents to bypass the gatekeepers, and come straight to us with their facts.

Please go to www.StopTheCoverUp.ca to sign the petition right now. And if you know of anyone with a story like that in Halifax, please forward this e-mail to them, too!

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant

P.S. If you still haven't watched our exclusive one-hour expose, then you can right now, just click here!

P.P.S. Please share this email with all your friends and post www.StopTheCoverUp.ca as your new status on Facebook!

Isn't this something?!

People in the past, have claimed I have been hateful, by claiming that Islam teaches Muslims to convert the world, peaceably if possible.  And, if not, they should cut off our heads.

This is truth.  Just as I've said in the past.  And, what Islam teaches every Muslim.

As I said yesterday, here on LwL, we need to have our government do what they will to protect us.  If possible, that is.

In any case, we must look to our Lord.

Just as we read, in Zephaniah 3:8, "Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy."

As you just read, our Lord will rise up to the prey.  He'll gather the nations, that He may assemble the kingdoms to pour upon them His indignation, even all His fierce anger:  for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of His jealousy.

Is this what you want for you?  For, your country?

I know I don't want this to happen to me, or my country... Canada.

But, it may happen if we do not keep our country focusing on our God, as it has for many generations.

For this, please pray.

Speak up.  Speak truth.

Preach the gospel, in an effort to convert Muslims to Christianity.  For, if people trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... they shall be saved (Acts 16:31).

And, do whatever you can to help the situation.

May God bless you for doing this.


Until next time...

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Joy!

Like I've done recently, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be once again addressing the issue of Jesus being born.

It makes me happy in my heart, mind and soul, when I think of Jesus being born.

Knowing it is so wonderful, I thought about the joy I feel. 

So, I'm sharing with you the music... Joy To The World.  Here is a link for you to listen to/and or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30OaM6b48k8.  The lyrics are below.

Joy To The World

Joy to the world
The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the earth
The Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy


No more let sins
And sorrows grow
Nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make
His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world
With truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders, wonders of His love


Just as we hear and read in the lyrics, it is truly joyful that our Lord, Jesus Christ, was born. 

Jesus was the Son of God.  And, was so very special.

Just as we read, in Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Knowing that the book of Isaiah is located in the Old Testament portion of God's Word, the Bible... it is prophecy.

However, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the prophecy was fulfilled!

How wonderful it is that Jesus was born.

He came to earth, to fulfill God our Father's plan of redemption.

This means that Jesus came to earth to not just be here.  He came to provide salvation for us.

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

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Petition & 7 Churches of Revelation

Today, I'll be sharing something with you here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) that I believe is so very important. 

It's definitely important to me, and hopefully it is to you, as well.  If you're a born-again Christian, I believe what I'll be sharing is truly very important.

What is it I'm sharing?

An e-mail message that I received, from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's what the message said (I copied/pasted it): 

Lynn,

An American pastor, Andrew Brunson, has been arrested in Turkey.

Pastor Andrew – a U.S. citizen – has been falsely charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization,” without any evidence.

He has been a Christian pastor in Turkey for the past 23 years.

We are representing the family of this American Pastor who is facing grave danger in a Turkish prison where he is being held simply because of his Christian beliefs.

The government of Turkey – led by an Islamic party – has begun increased crackdowns on Christians, and Pastor Andrew, if convicted, may face years in prison based on extremely serious – and false – charges.

We are launching a global campaign, demanding that Turkey – a NATO member – release Pastor Andrew immediately.

His Turkish attorney – who is barred from seeing his case file – is planning to file an appeal in 2 days. Pastor Andrew urgently needs your voice now. Demand his freedom.

Sign Our NEW Petition: Free American Pastor Andrew Brunson.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director


If you read this, hopefully you felt like me, when I read it.  Broken-hearted.

It breaks my heart, hearing that Turkey has arrested this Christian pastor, Andrew.  Especially, since there are many Christians living in that country.

It also breaks my heart thinking that Turkey has begun and may continue arresting Christians, in the future.

After all, in the past, Turkey was where the 7 Churches of Revelation, were located. 

Thinking about this, brought to mind Revelation 1: 9-11, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea."

For a long time, I've wished that I could go on a vacation to Turkey.  Even though all those areas where the seven (7) churches were located, are not operating today, I've wanted to go visit either on a tour, or just a daily visit.

Now, things will be changing in Turkey.  Will it be dangerous for visiting Christians?  Only God knows to be sure.

However, our fellow Christians who live in Turkey, may be endangered, now.

Since pastor Andrew has been imprisoned due to his faith, this may be the beginning of what's been happening in the Middle East, with Muslims... even though Turkey is considered to be part of Asia.

Please, sign the petition.

You don't need to be living in USA.  You can be living anywhere in the world and be able to sign it.

Just as I have done, even though I live in Canada.

If you sign the petition, I believe you will be blessed.  After all, you'll be helping a fellow Christian.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Friday, December 16, 2016

In My Heart...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today I'll be letting you know about something.  It's something that God did for me.

I want you to know there are times when I don't get on my knees and pray.  Yet, I still pray.

Plus, there are times when I 'talk' to God.  This method of conversing, is not really considered prayer.  Yet, I do it sometimes.

Every year in the past, I've done things that I had to do, this year. 

CHRISTmas cards are written.  And, small inexpensive gifts are wrapped.  All this is done before the beginning of December.

Then, in the beginning of December, I take the time to go and deliver the cards and gifts to clients and past clients, as part of my work. 

Yes, I realize that since I have suffered health problems, my work isn't being done like in the past, but still... I want to be thankful and show love to those who I have done things for.  Plus, I do this so people can look to our Lord, for whom we celebrate His birthday, even though we truly do not know what date He was born.

This year, a friend asked why I wanted to do this.  You see, knowing that I have nursing care for the abscess that was surgically dealt with, I need to be unpacked, cleaned and repacked.  Daily.

My response to her was that it's in my heart to do this.

Of course, at the beginning of December, here in Windsor, Ontario, we don't always have snow, yet.  Unlike some other parts of Canada.  But, there are times when we do get snow at this time of year.

No matter the situation, I knew I had to begin doing what I needed to do. 

I prayed and/or asked God to help me.  And, to not let snow happen here, until after I had completed the work I feel I need to do.

Did He do this for me?  Did He prevent snow from happening?

Yes.  And, no.

We did have snow for a few minutes one day.  But, it didn't stay.  At least not in my area.

However, after I finished the work I planned to do, we had snow. 

So much snow, that it caused our streets to be plowed.  People needed to shovel their driveways and sidewalks.  And, so much snow that with this now cold weather, it is still with us.  It hasn't left.

This meant to me, that God answered my prayer.  He had not allowed the snow to happen, before I finished doing what I needed to do.

He knew it would be difficult for me if it had snowed.  Especially, since I'm suffering with my health problem.

Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 55:22, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."

By praying, and by speaking with Him, I had cast my burden upon the Lord.  He sustained the weather... and, helped me do what I felt I needed to get done.

For this, I am thankful.

And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Shepherds and Kings...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be telling you about something else I did last week.  Yes, like I said in the past, it was a busy week!

On Saturday, December 10th, I met with a friend at a church where her son worships.

The church is Parkwood Gospel Temple, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Click on this link to check it out, if you like:  http://pgt.on.ca/.

My friend, M's son plays trumpet, and is a member of the music group who plays his trumpet during the musical play their church group creates and offers to everyone.  So, almost every year I try to attend, by joining my friend.

We sat together.  We talked.  And, we enjoyed the play that was entitled, Shepherds and Kings... a dramatic musical for CHRISTmas.

Because this year's musical play was shorter than other years, and since they have a coffee area, we went and sat there, talking... once it was finished.

We didn't just talk with each other. 

Both my friend, M and I spoke with people we knew who had attended.  It was truly nice to see them! 

We also sat and spoke with M's son, and his wife.  Plus, their son (my friend M's grandson) and daughter-in-law!

What a wonderful time this was!  It truly touched my heart.

Not just because we saw and spoke with people we knew.  But, also because we were able to be with fellow Christians, and enjoy our time, together.

Thinking of this, made me think of Proverbs 17:22, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

Being there, did not create a broken spirit.  For this, I am truly thankful.

Being there, created a merry heart.  This made me feel so good, like medicine would!

And, it made me feel so wonderful that there are so many people looking to honour our Lord, to celebrate His birth.

So, we all wished each other... Merry CHRISTmas!

Just as I will do with you, today.

Merry CHRISTmas, dear friend! 

I pray you will look to our Lord, love Him, and celebrate His birth... even though no one truly knows what date it was when He was born.

May God bless you, for honouring Him.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Attendance...

There is something I haven't gotten to share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Why?  Because it's been a busy time for me.

Last week was truly busy.  It was filled with things to do.

On Wednesday, December 7th, I attended a meeting for a women's group I am a member of.  It was also a pot-luck dinner, and a celebration of CHRISTmas.

In the past, a meeting of this nature was held in Windsor.  But, this year it wasn't.

It was held in LaSalle, which is nearby the west side of Windsor.

I have to admit, I had trouble locating where the meeting was being held.  In fact, when I was across the street from the building where I was to attend, it was so dark that I couldn't see any address.

There were people in this area, so I asked them if they knew where the address was located, where I needed to go.  Anyone I spoke to, let me know they had no idea where it was.

I prayed. 

Then, I made my way into the parking lot across the street, I still couldn't see the address, but decided to go into the building, even though there was only one (1) vehicle parked there.

My goodness!  It was where I was supposed to attend.

For this, I praised God, for helping me find the location!

Seriously, it touched my heart, because it took me so long to find the location, that I was a half-hour late to attend.  Yet, the only person there, was the person who organized the meeting!  :( :)

Women began to join us.  Many remarked about not being able to find this location.

A friend of mine that I hadn't seen in a while, was supposed to attend.  But, she didn't show up.

I phoned her and found out she wasn't feeling well enough to join us in attendance.

After hanging up from the telephone call, I silently prayed for her.  And, for all the women who were there, and/or who should have joined us.

You see, not everyone who attended the meeting are Christian.

This means that unless they gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, they will suffer for eternity.

Just as we read, in Mark 16:16, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

My heart's desire is for people to gain salvation, so they will spend eternity in Heaven with Him, after their lives here on earth, end.  I pray they shall not be damned, for if they are... it will be because they never gained salvation.

Have you gained salvation?

If so, I'll see you in Heaven some day.

If you haven't yet gained salvation, do so today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

P & B...

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I discussed an issue that everyone in the world needs to understand.

Today, I'm sharing with you an e-mail I received, yesterday... after I had already posted LwL's entry.  It was from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

I copied/pasted the e-mail message to share it with you:

Lynn,

Two Christian pastors on trial face possible death.

In Sudan, there is a deadly crackdown on Christians.

Two Christian pastors - Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal - have been arrested and imprisoned by Sudan's Islamist Security Services on trumped-up national security charges because of their Christian faith.

They're on trial, facing possible death sentences because they are Christians.

At the ACLJ, we're launching a massive international legal advocacy campaign, mobilizing our global resources - including our offices in the region - demanding these innocent Christians be freed.

They could be sentenced to hang for their faith if the world is silent.

Christian Pastors Hassan and Kuwa need your voice now. Time is of the essence, as the trial continues. Our silence could be their death.

Other Christians facing death in Sudan are now free because you spoke out. Be heard now for these persecuted Christians.

Sign Our NEW Petition: Save Christian Pastors from Death.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel


After reading this, hopefully you realize that we truly need to be helping other people.  Especially fellow Christians who are facing death, due to the persecution they are experiencing.

Even though they are suffering, they are blessed.  By our God.

Just as we read, in Luke 6:22, "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake."

Yes, for the Son of man's sake, our fellow Christians who are being persecuted by Muslims are blessed... even though they are separated from those who care for them, by being imprisoned by Muslims, simply because they are Christian.

You don't need to live in USA to sign the petition, even though that is where ACLJ is located.

Please, sign the petition.  I did, even though I live in Canada.

Do whatever you can to help those being persecuted.

And, pray.

May God bless you for what you do.


Until next time...

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Government & Citizens...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something that some people don't really like to hear about.  While, others do.

What is it?  Islam.

It is possible that in the future, Canada may be attacked by those Muslims that our new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, allowed to come as refugees into Canada. 

I find that upsetting.

Especially, since it seems he didn't allow any Christians to become refugees.  Instead, some of them in the Middle East, have been attacked, kidnapped, beaten, robbed, burned to death, raped, sold into sex slavery, and more... by Muslims.

Some people don't believe that the attacks around the world by Muslim groups like ISIS, etc. are done by ordinary Muslims.  But, they are.  Muslims who do this, are those who have committed themselves to their god's word, wanting to fulfill what their god wants.

Will this only happen in Canada?  No. 

It will happen everywhere in the world... at some point in time.

In London, England, a Muslim was elected as Mayor.  Want to hear what he said?

Dailycaller.com posted an article online entitled, London's New Mayor To Trump: Let In Muslims Or Risk Attackshttp://dailycaller.com/2016/05/10/londons-new-mayor-warns-trump-let-in-muslims-or-they-will-attack-america/?utm_campaign=thedcmainpage&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social.

Freedomsfinalstand.com posted an article online entitled, Top US Muslim Imam "I promise, This Country WILL Become A Muslim Country"http://freedomsfinalstand.com/top-us-muslim-imam-promise-country-will-become-muslim-country/.

Nytimes.com posted an article online entitled, Is This the End of Christianity in the Middle East?http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/magazine/is-this-the-end-of-christianity-in-the-middle-east.html?_r=1.

Of course, some Canadians don't agree with me that Muslims are not truly trying to become Canadian in natureThey don't believe that they will do whatever they can to change Canada into a Muslim country.

Maybe this will change their mind, if they read this article by creepingsharia.wordpress.com that is entitled, Brotherhood-linked student group turning Canadian schools into mosqueshttps://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/mississauga-schools-to-mosques/.

That article talks about the Peel District School Board.  Wow!

Many years ago, I lived in Mississauga and Brampton, Ontario and was educated by the Peel County school board.

Now, Muslims are doing whatever they can to change things.  Please make sure you read the article.

I also want you to read this article by themuslimissue.wordpress.com entitled, 'In 1971, Muslims murdered 2.4 million Hindus and raped 200,000 Hindu women'https://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/in-1971-muslims-murdered-2-4-million-hindus-and-raped-200000-hindu-women/

This article was written August 4, 2014.  So, it's not new.

What Muslims have been doing is not new.  Nor, is what they do, only to ChristiansThey are doing what they are doing, to all infidels... unbelievers of Islam.

We need to be able to protect Canada, our nation.  And, other nations.

So that Muslims will not be in control over the nation... and, change it from supporting our God, to their god, by converting it to a Muslim nation.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Isaiah 60:12, "For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted."

The Islamic nations and kingdoms do not serve our God.  They serve their god.

Therefore, as this Bible verse tells us, the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea those nations shall be utterly wasted.  In other words, they will experience God's wrath.

Is this what you want for Canada?

Is this what you want for any other country?

Hopefully, not.

Please, pray. 

However, much more must be done.

Have your government realize that they need to protect their citizens.

And, do what you can, at all times, to preach the gospel to Muslims, plus other people who are not Christian.

All you need to do, is to explain that if they trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, they shall be saved.

When this happens, life will change.

Please, do your part.

And, may God bless you, for doing so.


Until next time...

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

I Love Him...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll once again be addressing the issue of our Lord Jesus' birth.

Worshipping is so very important.  As you know, I enjoy worshipping through music.

Even though I am Canadian, when I first came to know Jesus as a young child, I was living in Detroit, Michigan, USA. 

I recall hearing and learning to sing Away In A Manger.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ULTkNmIEY .  The lyrics are below.

Away In A Manger

Away in a manger
No crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head
The stars in the sky
Look down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing
The poor baby wakes
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes
I love Thee, Lord Jesus
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
'Til morning is night

Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care
And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there


And take us to Heaven
To live with Thee there


Just as the lyrics say, I came to love Thee, Lord Jesus. 

This brought to mind, Matthew 22:37, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

Yes, I did love God with all my heart, soul and mind.  Just as this Bible verse says.

Coming to know Jesus was so very important. 

I was grateful to have come to know Him, even though I was living in a different country than where I was from. 

And, I became grateful that Jesus was born.

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

Thank You, Lord! 


Until next time...

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Laugh? Laugh!

Like in the past, I'll be sharing some things here with you, on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

What is it?  Movies!

Here's some movies I watched:

Murderers' Row, starring Dean Martin, Ann Margret and Karl Malden.  If you'd like to check out this American comedy spy-fi film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murderers'_Row_(film).  Even though this is a comedy film, I never found myself laughing.  Still, I enjoyed it.

But Not for Me, starring Clark Gable, Lee J. Cobb and other actors.  Click on this link, to check out this comedy film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/But_Not_for_Me_(film).  Possibly because there was sin in this movie, I didn't find myself laughing at this comedy film.  Even so, I watched it.

Staying Together, starring Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon and other actors.  To find out about this comedy-drama film, feel free to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staying_Together_(film).  Though this is supposed to be a comedy film, I found the drama part stronger.  Even so, I enjoyed watching this movie.

California Suite, starring Maggie Smith, Walter Matthau, Richard Pryor, Michael Caine and other actors.  If you want to, you can check out this comedy film, by clicking on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Suite_(film).  Even though this is a comedy film, I didn't laugh... mainly due to the sinfulness in the movie.  Still, I watched it.

Nadine, starring Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger and Rip Tom.  Want to find out about this comedy film?  If so, click on this link:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadine_(1987_film).  If you're like me, you wouldn't find a comedy film funny, when there is a murder in it.  Even so, I watched the movie.

If you read the info I wrote about each movie, you'll realize that they were all comedy films, even though there was drama.

Even so, I found I didn't really laugh at them.  Well, not much, anyway.

Why?

Each movie has it's own parts that to me were sinful.

This sort of makes me feel like un-Christian movies are rather opposite to what God would say as comedy.  Even so, I watch them, as I mentioned.

Thinking about how laughing is with God though, seems to be very different.

Like we read in Luke 6:21, "Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Blessed are ye that hunger, for ye shall be filled.  Blessed are ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.

See how God provides!

He shall fill us, when we have hunger.

Plus, we won't laugh during trials in our life.  We will weep at the time.  But, later we shall laugh.

For this, we should all be thankful.

I am thankful.  Hopefully, you are too.

Thank You, Lord!


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Thankful!

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If so, you'll know that my friend N, invited me to her church for a service and a woman's meeting, with a pot-luck dinner.

If you'd like to know about this wonderful church group, you may want to click on the link for The City Churchhttp://www.thecitychurch.co/.

There was a couple of things I didn't mention yesterday.

The female pastor was also the leader of the group meeting.  And, she kept us busy with a couple of games that were played.

My goodness!  What fun!

I need to let you know that my friend N, and I participated in a game I had never before seen.

As partners, we needed to blow up balloons.  Then place four (4) balloons into each leg of a pair of pantyhose. 

Once this was done, the pantyhose had to be placed on our head; well, it was done on my friend N's!  And, to finish up, we had to sing... Jingle Bells!

My goodness!  This was difficult, but so very much fun!

I should let you know that my friend N, and I actually won the first game.  Then, more were played.

Eventually, everyone who had won when the games were played had to join in for another game.

Since I'm fairly weak, my friend N did all the running to the other side of the room.  There, she had to pick up a balloon, blow it up and run back to me.  I then placed three (3) of them, in both legs of the pantyhose. 

I must admit, we didn't reach the point where the pantyhose could go on our head, and then sing... Jingle Bells, again.  No, we didn't win.

But, it was truly a fun time for me, and for my friend, N!

The other thing I want to let you know, is that the pastor came and prayed for me.  My friend N, and another friend of hers, joined us.

The pastor was shocked as to what I have been through physically, by having been cut open for surgery six (6) times since September 2012.  Plus, from my 7th time being cut open for, and healing from, now (the abscess).

Thinking of how I felt so wonderful being prayed for, made me think of Hebrews 10:24, "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"

Yes, they considered me.  Even though I have never attended that church or church group, before.  And, provoked unto me... love and good works.

Not just by having me attend this women's group meeting and pot-luck dinner.  But, also by praying for me.

For this, I was truly happy.  And, felt truly blessed.

I felt thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank you my dear friend, N!

Thank you, N's friend!

Thank you, Pastor!

And, thank You, Lord!


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fun!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll be aware that I was busy in the evening of last Friday, by attending the Gala.

Saturday was another day when I had a busy evening.

My friend, N called me and invited me to attend her church, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Here's a link for you to check out The City Churchhttp://www.thecitychurch.co/.

They were having a church service, then later the men were going bowling, and the women were having their women's monthly meeting.

I thanked N, and agreed to attend.

When I arrived at the church, I was shocked by the music.  Very loud.  But, extremely good!

The service was lovely.  And, the pastor's sermon was a blessing.

After the service, all of us women went into the room where they hold their women's meeting.  I would call it, a fellowship room.

It was laid out with tables and chairs around the walls of the room.  This was so that the middle of the room was empty. 

Whether or not the room looks like this for every meeting, is something I truly don't know.  But, I found out why it was set up this way.

Even though this was a women's meeting, a man joined us. 

The man is a dancer.  And, had all of us join him in the middle of the room.

Step by step, he showed us what to do.  Then, we did it with music playing!

Well, they did.  I found I couldn't physically participate through the whole dancing event.  So, I only participated through part of it.  Then, had a seat and watched everyone. 

I must admit, it was truly lovely and fun!

And, the pot-luck dinner was wonderful!  Thank you, dear sisters!

I admit, I felt relaxed.  And, very comfortable.  Especially, since I saw another lady there, that I had met a couple of years ago!

Thinking of this, brought to mind 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do."

Comforting ourselves together was truly edifying.  Just as I'm sure those women do, monthly at their church.

I have to admit, I was so happy I joined them.

Thank you, ladies.  Thank you, my dear friend, N.

And, thank You, Lord!


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor...

With today's date, I thought about something I should share with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Pearl Harbor.

The attack on Pearl Harbor, happened on December 7th, 1941.  Here is a link on Wikipedia for you to read about it:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor.

If you know about it, or if you read about it, you'll know that Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii.  And, on that date, the Japanese attacked.

This was what happened to create the beginning of WW2, for USA.

I must admit, this was a sad thing to happen.  Even so, I am thankful that Americans joined in to help end WW2.

So many people gave themselves to help stop the sinfulness of what the Nazi's, the Muslims (who were supporting the Nazi's), and the Japanese were doing.

As you know, many lost their lives. 

Many did not.  But, in some ways their lives were truly changed.

Much like my dad's was, after fighting as a member of the Canadian Army, in the Normandy Invasion, during WW2.

Even so, whenever I think about war, I think about Matthew 24:5-10, "For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another."

As we read, many shall be deceived.  Yet, we shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass... but the end is not yet.

Other things happen.

Nations shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.

All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Then, shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you:  and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake.

Then, shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Wow!

Whenever I think of this, I think about our environment we live in, today. 

As I mentioned recently, our today's society doesn't want to focus on our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Our government/education has made people think they should not focus on Him. 

When I think of how my dad and many other people's lives were changed and they were hurt by standing up for others, to protect them, I think about how they might feel, today. 

Believe me when I say that if my dad could turn over in his grave, he would.  Of course, he can't.

But, I know that I am made sad about how our society of today, is not even reflecting upon what those who fought in WW2, did.

I forgive them. 

And, pray for them.

Hopefully, you will, also.


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