Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween? NO!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there is something I need to discuss.

It relates to what some people celebrate, today.  Halloween.

Do I celebrate Halloween?  Absolutely, not.  It's wicked, and sinful.


Did I ever.  Unfortunately, I did... long before I read the Bible always, and attended Bible study.

What was the difference?

Well, it seemed that the world celebrated Halloween as a time for children to have fun.  I truly feel sick in my heart that I allowed that to happen, with my family.  And, with other families.

Why?

Well, once I became knowledgeable by participating in education, I realized that it was a sinful thing to do.  For Halloween is something that Satan would have you celebrate.

What makes me think this?

Please, read... Galations 5:19-21, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

As you just read, witchcraft is a work of the flesh.  And, they that do such things like witchcraft shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

This means that we need to not support Satan, by celebrating Halloween.

We need to support our Lord, Jesus Christ.

In order to support Jesus, we need to gain salvation.  This opens the door for us to have a relationship with Jesus.

I've gained salvation.

Have you?

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

How?  By trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Then, you'll become saved and learn what He wants of you.  You will be able to begin a relationship with Him.

And, you'll be blessed, for eternity.


Until next time...

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Monday, October 30, 2017

H.B. D & W! Victorious... and B!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I'd like to wish my grandson, D and his partner, W... Happy Birthday!  Yes, today is both their birthdays.  I'm looking forward to seeing you both, and celebrating your special day.  Happy Birthday!

On the evenings of Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th, plus the morning and lunchtime of Saturday, October 21st, I attended a women's conference

After finishing the conference, I was able to visit with my brother, B... who doesn't live here in Windsor.  He lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada... and came here to visit me!

I was truly thankful being able to spend time with my brother!  Thank you, for coming to visit me, B.  May God bless you...

Now, I'll tell you about the women's conference that was held at City Church, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Here's a link for you to click on, if you'd like to read about City church:  http://www.thecitychurch.co/.

The women's conference was known as... Victorious.

As you can see...
I received an item to wear, that said...
Lynn McKenzie
IS
VICTORIOUS

Being VICTORIOUS is truly important.  Being VICTORIOUS assures us that we will gain victory.

Thinking of this, made me think of 1 John 5:4, "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

Amen!  whosoever is born of God overcometh the world.  And, this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Yes, we all need to overcome whatever is happening in our lives that is affecting us.  Just as was preached/teached at the conference.

In the past, many times I have attended their monthly women's meetings.  Just as you may have read about here on LwL, in the past.

However, this was the first time I ever attended a women's conference there.

I'm truly not sure how many women attended.  But, I believe there was over 100 women.

Plus, there were men!

No, the men didn't seem to be at the conference to join us in the attendance.  I believe the men who were there, were there for security.  Plus, some were members of the band.

Then, when we had the delicious meal at lunchtime on the Saturday, after the final conference session was completed, we saw that those men had actually cooked the lunch dinner we enjoyed!  Praise God!  Hallelujah!

It was wonderful!  Not just the meal that I mentioned.

The music played and sung was lovely.  And, the preaching/teaching was absolutely wonderful. But, the prayer was truly a blessing.

For this, I am thankful.  And, always will be in many ways.

Yes, I'm thankful hearing what was preached/teached at the Victorious conference.

I'm thankful for the pastors who spoke about what was needed to gain victory.

I'm thankful for the prayer that was done for us.

But, I am also truly thankful for our Lord, Jesus Christ.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Come!

Like normal, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing something I normally do. 

After all, it's SONday!  The day when we church family get together to worship.  And, sing.

So, I'll be sharing music with you again, today!

It's by David Crowder and is entitled, Come As You Are.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsph2pOTgF4.  The lyrics are below.

Come As You Are

Come out of sadness
From wherever you've been
Come broken hearted
Let rescue begin
Come find your mercy
Oh sinner come kneel
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are

There's hope for the hopeless
And all those who've strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There's rest for the weary
Rest that endures
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't cure

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
Lay down your hurt lay down your heart
Come as you are
Come as you are
Fall in his arms
Come as you are

There's joy for the morning
Oh sinner be still
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal
Earth has no sorrow
That heaven can't heal

So lay down your burdens
Lay down your shame
All who are broken
Lift up your face
Oh wanderer come home
You're not too far
So lay down your hurt
Lay down your heart
Come as you are...
Come as you are...
Come as you are...
Come as you are

Amen!  We need to come as we are.

It truly doesn't matter if we are sinful.  Or, suffering in our lives.

Thinking of this, made me think of 2 Corinthians 1:5-6, "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation."

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Hallelujah!

Whether we are afflicted, it is for our consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

Hallelujah!

He's there for us.

We suffer.  He suffered, to provide for us.

We are afflicted.  We become comforted, as He provided for us.

All we have to do is to come to Christ, and become part of His family.

If you haven't yet chosen to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, so that you can gain salvation, and have a relationship with Him, so that He provides for you, then please... do so, today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Evil?

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be sharing some things with you.  Just as I've done in the past.

What is it I will share?

Movies!

Here are some movies I've recently watched:

Swamp Thing, starring Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this American superhero science-fiction horror film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Thing_(film).  Even though it was truly a horror film, I watched it.

The Monster Squad, starring Andre Gower, Stan Shaw and other actors.  Click on this link, if you'd like to check out this horror comedy filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monster_Squad.  I watched this movie, even though I didn't find it to be a comedy film.

The Blob, starring Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut and other actors.  To check out this American science-fiction horror film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blob.  Did I like this movie?  Not really.  But, I watched it.

* It Came from Beneath the Sea, starring Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue and Donald Curtis.  Want to check out this American black-and-white science fiction giant monster film?  If so, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Came_from_Beneath_the_Sea.  Did I find it to be a giant monster film?  Yes.

When Worlds Collide, starring Richard Derr, Barbara Rush and other actors.  Click here on this link, to check out this American Tecnicolor science fiction filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Worlds_Collide_(1951_film).  Was this a science fiction film?  Absolutely.

Did I like these movies?

Yes, and no.

I did, but I didn't.

Knowing that they were science fiction, I realized they weren't relating to truth in life.  So, thinking of this, I liked them.  After all, they are all... fiction, even though they aren't all called fiction films.

However, I also felt that they were very evil.

I also feel that these movies I shared today, were very evil in nature.  I believe that they were shown on television (TV) because it was close to Halloween... which is evil in itself, since it isn't something God wants us to honour.

Thinking of evilness, I thought of Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

Amen!  He knows the thoughts that He thinks towards us, said the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Yes, He knows what we will deal with in our lives.  Plus, He knows what we will experience as an expected end.  And, wants us to experience... peace.

He doesn't truly want us to enjoy evilness.  He also doesn't have thoughts of evil for us.

For this, I'm thankful.

And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord.


Until next time...

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Friday, October 27, 2017

H.B. A! & Destroyed...

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

With a heavy heart, I feel I need to share something with you, here on LwL.

Is it something that has happened to me?  No.

It's something that happened to fellow Christians.  Christians who live in Pakistan.

Here is a video that I saw that I feel you need to see entitled, Muslims Burn and Destroy Christian Church and School - Pakistanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5StIayZNx8Y.

Hopefully, you clicked on the link and watched the video.  If you did, you'll know that Muslims attacked physically and set fire to a Christian church and school.

Is this something good that happened?

No.  Not, to Christians. 

Especially not to Christians living in Mardan, Pakistan.  This is where the video was created.

Please understand that this video is just one that proves what I've said about what Muslims are taught to do, to those who are not Islamic.  I've said about this in the past, just as I'm doing today, to help you and others realize that they are taught by their god to do.

Okay, the video doesn't show anyone killed.  For this, I'm thankful as long a it is truth.  Hopefully, no one was killed or injured.

Especially, since Islam teaches Muslims through their holy books, and from what their god says, to convert everyone in the world, peaceably... if possible.  If not, then they have the right to cut off the heads of all who are not Islamic.  Meaning, they have the right to kill people who are not Muslim.

This is truly important for people to know, understand and accept.

After all, people need to understand that evilness is happening in places throughout the world.

Not just to Christians, but to all who are not Muslim.

Please realize that I love what God wants us to do.  I speak and write in a loving manner, explaining what is evil.

Thinking of this, made me think of Romans 12:9, "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."

Amen!  We are to let our love be without dishonesty.  We are to hate evilness.  And, we are to cleave to that which is good.

I must admit that I do not like this evilness happening.  But, I don't have any way of stopping it.

Do you?

Can you?

Not really, in a physical way.  Unless our governments speak up, and fight against each and every Muslim who are doing what their god wants them to do.

Educating people about the truth of Islam is so very important.

That is something I will continue to do.  And, so will a few other people that I know.

Please, join us in doing what God would have us do.

Educate people.

Pray.

Help Muslims become Christian.

Will you do this?

Hopefully, so.  If you do, I believe you will be blessed.


Until next time...

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

More Re: NAFTA...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If you didn't, I would suggest you do so, today.

If you did, I'm sure you will understand that the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is being renegotiated.

If you did, then you'll also realize that I mentioned that not everyone in Canada benefited from NAFTA.  Some people suffered.  Suffered... bigtime!

How do I know this?

Well, I have been a Realtor since 1988.  I didn't always live and work, here in Windsor, ON, Canada, where I live now, but I was living here in 1994, when NAFTA began.

What happened here in my part of Canada due to NAFTA, truly hurt people.  And, businesses.

At that time, many other Realtors and I actually had to show many, many, many, many business buildings in an effort to try and sell them.  Most were vacant, since the business shut down, and people became unemployed.

Some were sold here in Essex County, but many were not sold at that time.

Why?  What happened?

Well, when NAFTA began, then companies here in Canada, no longer had to have locations within our country, if they wanted to sell items in Canada that they built/created.  You see, before NAFTA happened, our Canadian government insisted this happen.  So, employment happened in a good way.

Please understand that companies that no longer had to be located here in our portion of Canada, decided to leave.  They shut down, here... and moved to other areas in other countries; or, just shut down here in Canada, because they truly no longer needed to be located here.

This meant that when many of those companies left Canada, then other companies that were supportive of those previously Canadian located companies, ended up shutting down.  Or, laying off people.

Yes, many, many, many people lost their jobs.

Maybe not everywhere in Canada.  But, definitely here in my area.

This has had such a negative result for our area, that our properties here in Windsor and/or the rest of Essex County, are not as expensive as the majority of the rest of Canada.

Why?

Because there was an extensive amount of unemployment that happened, due to what NAFTA had done to allow companies to leave our part of Canada.

So many people have become hurt.  Hurt in various ways, definitely due to NAFTA.

Now, with the renegotiation being done, I am praying that mercy will happen.  Yes, mercy done by those involved with governments who are negotiating.

After all, we truly need mercy.  And, God wants us all to be merciful.

Just as we read, in Luke 6:36, "Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful,"

Amen!  God wants us to be merciful, for He is merciful to us!

For this, I am thankful.

And, always will be.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

NAFTA...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be discussing something. 

It's not just something happening.  It's also something that happened many years ago.  Yes, it's the same issue.

It's regarding, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  The renegotiation began Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.

Here's a link to an article by macleans.ca entitled, Does Canada have leverage in the NAFTA renegotiation?http://www.macleans.ca/economy/does-canada-have-leverage-in-the-nafta-renegotiation/.

Hopefully, you clicked on the article link, and read it.  If not, you may want to see this part of the article that I copied/pasted to show you:

OTTAWA – With NAFTA negotiations set to begin Wednesday, it’s tempting to think of Canada as the proverbial 90-pound weakling about to get a faceful of sand kicked up by the body-building, muscle-flexing behemoth who lives next door.

The United States, after all, is a huge, self-sufficient market that doesn’t really need free trade with Canada and Mexico to thrive economically.

Canada, by contrast, is a tiny market heavily dependent on trade, especially with the U.S., for its economic well-being.


Hence, conventional wisdom suggests, Canada needs the North American Free Trade Agreement more than the U.S. needs it. And that puts Canada at the U.S.’s mercy when it comes to the renegotiation.

Then again, maybe not.

Indeed, some trade experts say Canada has a lot more leverage going into the talks than anyone, including U.S. President Donald Trump, may think. And they’re predicting more of a David and Goliath scenario, where the little guy with the sling shot could best the giant — or at least walk away unscathed.

Sigh...

This article seems to tell me that Canada will be hurt by the renegotiation happening.  After all, it talks about Canada needing US's mercy... just as you read.

Does this seem right to me?  Absolutely, NOT!

Why?

Well, many people think that the original NAFTA helped Canada.  In some ways, it may have.  But, in other ways, it did NOT.

Why am I thinking this?  Well, I'll discuss it, soon.

When I discuss it, you'll hear truth.  Especially, since we have needs.  And, poor people need to be helped.

Thinking about the need to help people, made me think of Acts 20:36, "And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing."

I realize that I will never stop praying about this.  After all, knowing there isn't any charity/love, we do not do well.

After all, we need to give of ourselves.

Will you?

Please, join me in prayer.

If you do, God will bless you.


Until next time...

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pray...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be letting you know about something.

It's not truly something important to me.  But, it seems to be important to our Canadian government, and our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.

It has to do with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

And, it has to do with what Justin Trudeau thinks about NAFTA.

Here's a link for you to read an article posted by msn.com entitled, Prime minister turns attention to Mexico:  http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/prime-minister-turns-attention-to-mexico/ar-AAtjZNW?li=AAadgLE&ocid=spartandhp.

If you read the article, you'll know that Justin Trudeau feels that NAFTA is important.  Unlike, what the USA President Donald Trump, thinks.

Did you read the article?  Hopefully, so.

In case you didn't, I decided to share with you, a bit about what the article shows about what  Justin Trudeau said (I copied/pasted):

"I continue to believe in NAFTA; I continue to believe that as a continent working together in complementary ways is better for our citizens and better for economic growth, and allows us to compete on a stronger footing with the global economy," Trudeau said.

"So saying, we are ready for anything and we will continue to work diligently to protect Canadian interests, to stand up for jobs, and look for opportunities for Canadian business and citizens of all of our friends and neighbour countries to do well."

Hmmm...

I must admit that I feel badly that Justin Trudeau believes in NAFTA.

Why?

I don't.  I'll discuss it, another time.

Seeing what Justin Trudeau said, made me think about how we need to obey God, rather than obey a man.

Thinking of this, made me think of Acts 5:29, "Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."

Amen!  I agree with what Peter and the other apostles answered and said, that we ought to obey God rather than men.

Especially, if a man isn't truly a family member of God.  Just as I believe Justin Trudeau, isn't.

Why do I think that Justin Trudeau isn't a family member of God?

I realize that if he was, then his thinking and support within our country, would be very different.

Believe me when I say I will continue to pray for Justin Trudeau.  For, I will.

Just as I continue to pray for Canada.  And, anyone who belongs to God, in addition to those who do NOT belong to God.

Hopefully, you'll join me in prayer.

If you do, I believe you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Missing Dad...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll address an issue that truly touches my heart.  Similar to what I did earlier this year.

It's regarding my dad's death.

I must admit that I miss my dad.  And, it's now 29 years since his life ended.

Truly, I miss both my dad and mom.  :'(   Just as I mentioned on August 27th, while missing my mom on the anniversary of her death.

Here is a photo of my mom and dad, when we celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, many years ago.
My mom and dad... February 22, 1972

It's possible that some people would say I am still feeling grief. 

It may be the case.  But, it seems to happen not just with my dad, but also with other people who I've loved, who died.

Yes, I miss him. 

Just as I miss other people.  I miss my deceased husband, my brother, my granddaughter and other relatives and friends.

Is this grief? 

Only God knows, to be sure.  I'm sometimes thinking it's grief, but sometimes just think that I miss those people I love.

Even so, God knows that we will feel this way when someone we love, dies.

Thinking about the loss we feel when someone we love dies, made me think of James 4:9, "Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness."

Yes, we can be afflicted.  And, usually are.

We mourn... and weep.

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we need to let our laughter be turned into mourning and our joy into heaviness.

This tells us that God truly knows how we will feel, and how we truly need to feel.  Plus, He helps us... always.

For this, I'm thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Keep Me!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing something.

It's something that I usually do on our Lord's Day!

I'll not only say that we need to worship, in spirit and in truth, just as the Bible teaches us.  I'll say again about how we can worship through music.

Here is a link to a YouTube song by Jessica King entitled, Keep Me In Your Willhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkc91ZhgIlU&app=desktop.  Please listen to it and/or sing along.  The lyrics are below.

Keep Me In Your Will

Sometimes I think I’m in control, and I act so foolishly.
Facing problems on my own, I don’t know what’s best for me.
My mistakes at times disturb, all the plans you have made.
Lord keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.

And put me where you want to, not where I want to be.
If I should ask for things I want, just give me what I need.
When I complain from time to time, forgive me Lord, I pray.
Lord keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.

Remind me Lord, I’m just a glove, in which you place your hand.
Not my will but yours be done, though I don’t understand.
The best laid plans I’ve made, somehow always go astray.
Lord keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.

And put me where you want to, not where I want to be.
If I should ask for things I want, just give me what I need.
When I complain from time to time, forgive me Lord, I pray.
Lord keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.

I need you dear Lord, each and every single day.
To keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.

Lord keep me in your will, so I won’t be in your way.


Amen!

I ask my Lord to keep me in His will, so I won't be in His way.

Especially, since life isn't easy.

He is faithful.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 1:9, "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord."

Amen!  God is faithful, by whom we were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ, our Lord!

I am truly grateful that He is faithful to those of us, who trust in/believe upon Him.  We don't just gain salvation and receive everlasting life, but He helps us, every day of our lives.

For this, I am thankful.

And, always will be.


Until next time...

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Things...

Today, is the day when I quite often share something with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

What is it?

Movies!

Here are some movies I've watched:

The Delicate Delinquent, starring Jerry Lewis and other actors.  To check out this American comedy film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Delicate_Delinquent.  Did I enjoy this movie?  Yes, and no.  But, I watched it.

* The Ladies Man, starring Jerry Lewis and other actors.  Want to check out this American comedy film?  If so, click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ladies_Man.  Even though I don't always find comedy films to be funny, I enjoyed this movie.

The Geisha Boy, starring Jerry Lewis and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this American comedy film, please click here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geisha_Boy.  I enjoyed this movie enough to watch it.

Don't Give Up the Ship, starring Jerry Lewis and other actors.  Click here, to check out this American black-and-white US Navy comedy film:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Give_Up_the_Ship_(film).  I watched this movie, event though I didn't really laugh.

*  Scared Stiff, starring Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin and other actors.  You may want to check out this American musical comedy film, by clicking on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scared_Stiff_(1953_film).  I enjoyed watching this movie.

I wonder if you realize that Jerry Lewis was a main actor in each of these films.  You probably realize it, from the information I gave you.

It seemed to me that many of Jerry Lewis' films were shown, because he died this year, on August 20th, 2017.  If you'd like to check him out, you may want to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lewis.

Even though Jerry Lewis didn't seem to me to be a funny actor, I realize that he did a lot of work, for many people.  Just as you can read about, on the Wikipedia link, that I shared with you.

Jerry Lewis did so much to help others, that it made me think of Philippians 2:4, "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

Amen!  God wants us to not look at our own things, but everyone also on the things of others.

Just as Jerry Lewis did.

Please don't be upset when I say that I hope that Jerry Lewis became Christian.

Why?

Because even if he didn't trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, he will not spend eternity in Heaven, with God... even though he did much for others.  For he would not have become a born-again believer in Christ.

Sigh...

I have become a born-again believer in Christ.

Have you?

If not yet, come to Christ, and accept Him as your Saviour, today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Murder?

It's been a while since I shared with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) regarding e-mail that I received.

Today, I'll share it with you.

Recently, I received an e-mail from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Even though I've shared with you at times in the past, I thought I should share this message with you.  Here it is:

Lynn,

Christians are being exterminated at a horrific pace. It's expanding.

Our urgent deadline is midnight tomorrow. You could be the difference.

ISIS jihadists bomb Christians as they worship and behead them for refusing to convert to Islam. In Syria, they are crucifying Christian kids. In Iraq, they are burning Christian girls alive. Syria's Christians - 66% decimated. Iraq's Christians - 87% destroyed or displaced.

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Even though their deadline was a while back, I'm sure you'll be able to help financially, if you're able to and/or want to.

Of course, many Christians of all ages are being persecuted for their faith.

There are many Christians being crucified.  Being murdered.  Being killed.

Having that happen is truly against what God wants people to do.

Just as we read, in Exodus 20:13, "Thou shalt not kill."

Amen!  No one should kill.  Just as today's Bible verse tells us.

But, some Christians are being killed.

What will happen?

Well, because the person murdered is Christian, they have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  So, they will have everlasting life, in heaven with Him, after their lives end, here on earth.

Those who have killed people, will be dealt with by God.

Unless they come to Christ, and gain salvation.

Pray that non-believers who are killing people, will come to Christ, and become Christian, for then, they will gain salvation, and be forgiven for what they have done.

Please, pray that this will happen.

If you pray, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beware! & Pray...

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

It's not something I found, myself.  It's something that someone let me know about.  So now, I'm telling you.

Here is a link for an article by the torontosun.com entitled, Toronto District School Board defends controversial Islamic guidebookhttp://www.torontosun.com/2017/10/03/toronto-district-school-board-chair-defends-controversial-islamic-guidebook.

Realizing that not everyone can read the article by clicking on it, I decided to share it with you (I copied/pasted):

A letter written by the chair of the Toronto District School Board concerning their controversial Islamic Heritage Month guidebook chastises a national Jewish group and reveals the board was not as eager to tone the guide down as previously thought.

On Monday, I reported that the TDSB was temporarily recalling and revising their Islamic Heritage Month guidebook following a complaint from advocacy group B’nai Brith Canada.

The guide, compiled by volunteers but stamped with the TDSB logo, recommends a number of religious intrusions in the classroom ranging from the explaining and reciting of the Muslim greeting “As-salamu alaykum” (peace be upon you) during morning announcements to having children make paper cut-outs of famous mosques.

But it was the guidebook’s definition of the phrase Islamophobia that caused B’nai Brith to send off a complaint, calling it “fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture.”

The Jewish advocacy group in their original press release saw big problems with this: “The TDSB definition, if enforced, could lead to punishment for students or teachers who display ‘dislike’ towards the persecution of LGBTQ people in the Islamic Republic of Iran, harsh restrictions on women in Saudi Arabia, and Palestinian terrorism against Israelis, all of which are examples of ‘Islamic politics’.”

The board promptly informed B’nai Brith Canada that they’d be temporarily recalling the guide and altering its definition of Islamophobia to align with that of the Ontario Human Rights Code. It was unclear if they’d be addressing the document’s other troubling elements.

But a letter from TDSB Chair Robin Pilkey not only suggests there will be no more changes, but that the one change they’ve agreed to was only made begrudgingly.

Pilkey writes about B’nai Brith’s concern with a “small section” of the guide and states that “it is not in any way, shape or form, a directive, nor is it enforceable as a policy would be.”

She then spends about a third of the letter chastising B’nai Brith over their complaint: “The TDSB welcomes important input from the community and from organizations such as B’nai Brith, however we must say that some of the suggestions made in your letter and subsequent news release are outrageous. To suggest that the TDSB is encouraging students to stay silent about what they experienced in their countries of birth or that the TDSB is somehow banning students and educators from criticizing executions and other human rights abuses around the world is categorically untrue.”

The 170-page guidebook addresses issues such as women’s rights in Islam in an entirely positive light without acknowledging its challenges and controversies.

“The TDSB is secular and the curriculum and teaching in schools does not promote any particular religious practice, denomination or sect,” Pilkey said in a separate e-mail to the Toronto Sun, addressing parents’ and educators’ concerns with the guidebook. “At the same time, cultural and creed-based heritage months are celebrations of Canadian diversity.” The goal of the guide, Pilkey explains, is “to create awareness and understanding”.

The TDSB’s Islamic Heritage Month Twitter account shows some schools are already into the swing of things, retweeting one North York vice principal’s post about reading a children’s book that discusses Islamophobia.

Sigh...

To me, this is truly upsetting.

After all, the public schools do not allow Christians to read Bible verses, pray and speak of God, the way it was done about 55 years ago.  Nor, are Jewish people allowed to do the same.

True.

God is not allowed to be in public schools.  And, Christians are not allowed to pray, read their Bible or do anything to honour Him.

Yet, the public schools are now allowing Islamic Muslims to have students read about their lives and their god, who is not the true God.

By doing this, they will do all they can to lead people astray.  Children, I am referring to.

Yes, they will be led astray by false prophets, who are providing false teachings.

Just as we read, in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."

Amen!  Our Lord, Jesus... told us to beware of false prophets, which come to us in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Why do I believe this is happening?

As I've mentioned before, I am not trying to put down Muslims.  I am trying to educate people to know and understand the truth about what Muslims are doing.

They are doing all they can, to help convert people throughout the world, to become Islamic.  Just as their god wants them to do, peaceably if possible.

What will they do, if they cannot convert everyone in the world?

They will do what their god told them to do.

They then have the right to cut of the heads of unbelievers of Islam.  Meaning, their god has taught them that they can then kill people who refuse to become Muslims.

Is this what you want to happen?

Please pray.

Pray that people will understand the truth about what Muslims are doing throughout the world.

And, pray that people in control of schools and other government groups will realize that they cannot allow Muslims to do what the Islamic god wants them to do.

Just as they do not allow, Christians, Jews and/or any other people to do.

Thank you... for praying.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Birthday Time with T!

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL), on Monday, October 16th, you'll know that it was a special day.  It was my grandson, T's birthday!

As I mentioned on LwL, I was looking forward to seeing him.  And, I was able to do so.  :)

Being a busy day for me, I was happy that I was going to be able to see him and his family, around lunch time.

By the way, in case you're not familiar with my grandson, T... you need to know he's the oldest grandson I have.

His partner, S and he have two (2) children.  And, they are expecting another child!

Yes, I arrived with his gift and card, that I brought to wish him... Happy Birthday!

After we visited a bit, he opened his gift and card.  He seemed happy about what he received!

S and T offered me a slice of birthday cake and ice cream. Did I have it?  Yes!  It was delicious!  Thank you, so much!

Until then, T hadn't been hungry.  Before I left, he mentioned he was hungry.

Since it was his birthday, he decided he'd like something from a restaurant that was new into the area where they live.  But, since they don't have a car, I drove S to pick up what T wished for, so they would enjoy their meal together.

I have to admit, it was truly a blessing spending time with those family members.

Thinking about how happy I am that I have T as my grandson, I thought about Psalm 127:3, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

Amen!  Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward!

Children who become His reward, look to Him, and gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

I realize that not everyone has family.  Plus, I realize that some people have family, yet do not have relationships.

So, being with this part of my family, truly made me blessed.

I was thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thanksgiving & E...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll let you know about something regarding Monday, October 9th, 2017.

Hopefully, you recall that Monday, October 9th, 2017 was our Canadian Thanksgiving day!

However, it was also another special day.

Even though I had attended a birthday party for my great-grandson, E on the Saturday of our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I saw him again, on the actual date of his birthday!  October 9th!

I must thank my daughter, P for having me over to celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving, by having dinner with her and our family.  Yes, it was a wonderful time!  And, a delicious meal, as well!  Thank you, P!

I feel I also need to thank her for having our Thanksgiving family gathering on that day, because as I said previously, it was E's birthday.  Yes, he turned 2 years old!  :)

It was such a good time for me.  I truly appreciated feeling loved by P, and our family members.

Yes, I felt that my daughter, P... honoured me.  I felt she honoured me by inviting me to be with our family for those two (2) special reasons.

Thinking of that, made me think of Exodus 20:12, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

Amen!  I was honoured, as P's mother!

For this, I am truly grateful.

Not just to P for having me, although as I've said, I was truly thankful.  But, also because what she did, will make her blessed by God.

For this, I am truly thankful.

And, always will be.

Thank you, P!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, October 16, 2017

H.B. T! & Aww!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I would like to wish my grandson, T... Happy Birthday!  I'm looking forward to seeing you! 

Now, I'll let you know about what happened when I saw my great-grandson, E.

Even though it wasn't his birthday, we and other relatives got together on Saturday, October 7th, to celebrate E's 2nd birthday!

It was a wonderful time to see E!  And, it was surprising to see him do things that in the past, he had never done, before.  :)

Older children climbed on the trampoline, at E's aunt's home, where we all met.  After a couple of hours, E's dad, my grandson, D... was shocked when he saw E climb onto the trampoline, without any help!  I have to admit, I was shocked, too!

The children had a good time.  So did we adults.  Plus of course, we also enjoyed some delicious food and birthday cake.  Thank you!  :)

When E sat with his mom to open his birthday presents, it was truly nice seeing this happened.  E enjoyed seeing the items he received as birthday gifts.

Was this shocking?  Absolutely, not!  It was what everyone expected.

However, something happened that shocked everyone.

Just so you know, E never tried to play with any of the gifts he received and got to see with his mom.  Except once.

When the box I gave E was opened, I'm not sure he even noticed anything else I had placed into the box, other than an item that he adored!  When he saw the 'minion' ball inside the box, he smiled, stood up, picked up the ball, and wouldn't put it down.

E carried the minion ball, rolled it, played with it, and hugged it, continuously!

His dad, my grandson, D... made a few comments about how it was the gift E seemed to like best.  lol

I'm not sure other people were happy, but I know I was.  I was truly thankful to my Lord.

Why?  Well, at the time when I bought the ball, I wasn't sure if he'd like it, at all.  But, E.. loved it!  Thank you, Lord, for placing it on my heart to obtain it and give it to E!

After all, I had prayed that He would help me obtain a gift that E would love to have.  And, He did!

Thinking about how I prayed and how He helped me, made me think of Colossians 4:2, "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;"

Amen!  We need to continue in prayer, just as I had done.  Plus, we need to watch in the same with thanksgiving, just a I had done.

Yes, I was happy, and thankful.  I silently prayed and honoured Him for helping me do what my great-grandson, E would adore.

Thank You, Lord!

Of course, being the Saturday of our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I was truly thankful.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Higher and Higher...

Like I've done in the past, I'll be telling you about today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

After all, today is our day of worship.  It's SONday!

Of course, I worship in spirit and in truth.  Just as God wants us to do.

But, I also worship through music.

Today's music is not a hymn.  However, it is some music that has been on my heart and mind for a long time.

It's by Jackie Wilson and is entitled (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwqCmEi9Jc.  The lyrics are below.

(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher

Your love lifted me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it up
Quench my desire
And I'll be at your side, forever more

You know your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now once I was down hearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But then you came and it soon departed
And you know he never
Showed his face again

That's why your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keeps on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Lifting me (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

I'm so glad, I've finally found you
Yes, that one, in a million girl
And now with my loving arms around you
Honey, I can stand up and face the world

Let me tell your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keepd on lifting (love keeps lifting me)
Higher (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me)
Keep on (love keeps lifting me)
Keep on lifting (lifting me)
Higher and higher (higher)

Now sock it to me...
[?] woman...
Keep my heart going...
Higher and higher...
I said keep on lifting...
Lift me up mama...
Keep on lifting me...
Higher and higher...
Keep on lifting me...


Amen... we keep getting lifted higher and higher, when we experience trials in our lives that break our hearts. 

Much like when we lose people we love.  Spouses, parents, siblings, grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Yes, this song isn't truly Christian, but it always seems to make me feel like God is lifting me higher.  Higher than ever before.

Thinking of this, made me think of Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

He loves me and lifts me up.  He strengthens me, and helps me.  And, always will... because He's my God.

Yes, He's with me.  And, with you... if you belong to Him.

I belong to Him.

Do you?

Hopefully, so. 

If you don't, then when your life on earth ends, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.

If you belong to Him, you'll spend eternity in Heaven, with Him.  And, with me, for I'll be with Him at some point.

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


Until next time..

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hmmm...

Do you have any idea what I'll be discussing, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today?

Hmmm... maybe you do.  But, maybe you don't.

I'll be letting you know about movies I watched!

Here are some movies I've watched:

Great Balls of Fire, starring Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this American biographical film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Balls_of_Fire!_(film).  The music was great, so I enjoyed this movie.

The In Crowd, starring Donovan Leich and Joe Pantoliano.  To check out this 1988 musical film, you may want to click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_In_Crowd_(1988_film).  I enjoyed this movie, and the music.

Bang the Drum Slowly, starring Robert Di Niro, Michael Moriarty and Vincent Gardenia.  You can click on this link, to check out this American sports drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_the_Drum_Slowly_(film).  Even though this was a sports film, I like how the title talks about banging a drum.

The Idolmaker, starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher and other actors.  Click on this link, to check out this American musical drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Idolmaker.  The music and the movie was nice.

Music from Another Room starring Jude Law, Jon Tenney and other actors.  Want to check out this American romantic comedy film?  If so, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_Another_Room_(film).  Yes, I enjoyed the movie, due to the music.

After reading about each of these films, you'll notice that I mentioned about music.

Music is so wonderful.  Not just to me, but to many people.

Especially, when someone enjoys worshipping through music. 

Yes, I realize that these movies weren't Christian.  So, they weren't used by many people to worship through.

However, music can be used to praise our Lord.

Thinking of this, made me think of Psalm 9:2, " I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High."

Amen!  I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High!

Just as I do, on SONdays.  Our day of worship.

But, also through almost every other day.  For I pray, worship and praise Him, daily!

Do you?

Hopefully, so.  For if you do, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Worship! Sing! Come!

In the past, I've mentioned here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about how important it is to worship.  And, to sing as a form of worship.

Today, I'll not be sharing music with you.  That's not why I am making today's LwL blog entry.

Instead, I'll be letting you know about something I'll be doing this coming SONday!

If you would like to read about what I'll be doing, you may want to click on the link for Lynnie Musichttp://2lynniemusic.blogspot.ca/2017/10/singing.html.

Or, click on the link for Lynnie Ministrieshttp://lynnieministries.blogspot.ca/2017/10/singing.html.

Even though I didn't write exactly the same information on each site, I thought I'd share with you, what I posted on Lynnie Ministries.  Here's what I posted (I copied/pasted):


Come...
and join me to worship!

I will be singing for my Lord...
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
11:00 a.m.
at

First Baptist Church
710 Mercer St.,
Windsor, ON N9A 1N2

You are welcome to attend!

Blessings...

I realize that not everyone will be able to come to worship where I'll be singing, this coming SONday.

However, if you live close to where I'll be worshipping and singing, then you may want to join us who will all be there.  Then, you can also hear my music that I will sing for my Lord.

After all, He is my God!

He is the only God!

Just as we read, in Exodus 20:3, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Amen!  We shall have no other gods before Him!  Amen!

He is so very important.  Not just to me, but to anyone else who belongs to Him.

Do you?

I do. 

I do, because I have trusted in/believed upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and have gained salvation.  This means that I belong to Him, and when my life here on earth ends, I will spend eternity with Him in Heaven.

Will you?

Hopefully, so.

For if you don't, you'll spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with no chance of escape.

Come to Christ, today.

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

More...

Hopefully, you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday.  If you didn't, I would suggest you do. 

If you have, you'll know the information I received by e-mail that I posted on Facebook (FB), concerning the gospel music Thomas A. Dorsey created.  And, why he created it.

A couple people on FB liked the posting and shared comments and links.  I decided I'd share the links with you, so you could not just hear more about Thomas A. Dorsey, but you would actually hear others sing his music, and hear him speak, and sing other music.

Here is a link where you'll hear Thomas A. Dorsey speak.  But, it's a woman who sings Precious Lord.  Here's the link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlmCflPD2s8.

Here is the link where you'll see and hear Thomas A. Dorsey speak and sing, when he was much older:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEosw5GUCzQ.

To me, it was wonderful seeing and hearing all this.

Not just because the music was wonderful. 

Mostly, because what was said and shown confirmed that how I feel about grief, is true.

Grief never seems to end.

Even though we would like it to end.

The grief doesn't have to be just of a spouse, like I have experienced.  It also happens for other family members and friends, who have passed away.  Like the loss/death of my parents, brother and some friends of mine.

Grief isn't easy.  But, God is good.

In fact, He's wonderful.

Thinking of this, brought to mind, Psalm 147:5, "Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite."

Amen!  Great is our Lord, and of great power:  His understanding is infinite.

He is so wonderful and/or great... that He knows what we experience when those we love and/or care for, lose their lives.

His power is so great, that He helps each of us, through the grief that we experience.

His understanding is infinite.  Always.  And, forever.

For this, I am truly grateful.

And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tommy Dorsey & Others...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) this past SONday, you'll know that I shared music and lyrics with you, on that day of worship.

Yes, I shared a gospel hymn with you by Thomas A. Dorsey entitled, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, that's also known as Precious Lord.

If you read that LwL entry, you'll also know that I shared information about it on Facebook (FB) about three and a half (3 1/2) years ago.  However, I also shared it again, a few months ago... on May 1, 2017.

Even though I shared it on FB, I want you to know that I received the information, by e-mail. 

So, I've decided to share with you what I posted on FB (I copied/pasted):

received this by e-mail. Interesting...

Who wrote the song "Precious Lord"? I was very surprised to find out who it was.

THE BIRTH OF THE HYMN "PRECIOUS LORD"

Back in 1932, I was a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living in a little apartment on Chicago 's south side. One hot August afternoon I had to go to St. Louis where I was to be the featured soloist at a large revival meeting. I didn't want to go; Nettie was in the last month of pregnancy with our first child, but a lot of people were expecting me in St. Louis . I kissed Nettie goodbye, clattered downstairs to our Model A and, in a fresh
Lake Michigan breeze, chugged out of Chicago on Route 66.


However, outside the city, I discovered that in my anxiety at leaving, I had forgotten my music case. I wheeled around and headed back.

I found Nettie sleeping peacefully. I hesitated by her bed; something was
strongly telling me to stay But eager to get on my way, and not wanting to disturb Nettie, I shrugged off the feeling and quietly slipped out of the room with my music.


The next night, in the steaming St. Louis heat, the crowd called on me to sing again and again. When I finally sat down, a messenger boy ran up with a Western Union telegram. I ripped open the envelope....

Pasted on the yellow sheet were the words:

YOUR WIFE JUST DIED.

People were happily singing and clapping around me, but I could hardly keep from
crying out. I rushed to a phone and called home. All I could hear on the other end was "Nettie is dead. Nettie is dead.'"


When I got back, I learned that Nettie had given birth to a boy. I swung between
grief and joy. Yet that same night, the baby died. I buried Nettie and our little boy together, in the same casket. Then I fell apart. For days I closeted myself. I felt that God had done me an injustice. I didn't want to serve Him anymore or write gospel songs I just wanted to go back to that jazz
world I once knew so well. But then, as I hunched alone in that dark apartment
those first sad days, I thought back to the afternoon I went to St. Louis .


Something kept telling me to stay with Nettie. Was that something God? Oh, if I
had paid more attention to Him that day, I would have stayed and been with Nettie when she died.


From that moment on I vowed to listen more closely to Him. But still I was lost
in grief. Everyone was kind to me, especially one friend. The following Saturday evening he took me up to Maloney's Poro College , a neighborhood
music school. It was quiet; the late evening sun crept through the curtained windows.


I sat down at the piano, and my hands began to browse over the keys. Something
happened to me then. I felt at peace. I felt as though I could reach out and touch God. I found myself playing a melody. Once in my head they just seemed to fall into place: 'Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, I am worn, through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light, take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.'


The Lord gave me these words and melody, He also healed my spirit. I learned that when we are in our deepest grief, when we feel farthest from God, this is when He is closest, and when we are most open to His restoring power.

And so I go on living for God willingly and joyfully, until that day comes when He will take me and gently lead me home.

- - - -Tommy Dorsey

For those too young to know who he is, Tommy Dorsey was a well-known band leader in the 1930's and 40's.

Did you know that Tommy Dorsey wrote this song? I surely didn't. What a wonderful story of how

God CAN heal the broken hearted! Beautiful, isn't it?

Worth the reading, wasn't it? Think on the message for a while.

Thought you might like to share this, I just did.

To me, it was wonderful what was said and done.  Even though it was truly heartbreaking.

But, just as what was said, God CAN heal the broken hearted!  And, He does.

Just as we read, in Psalm 147:3, "He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds."

Amen!  He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Just as He did for Tommy Dorsey, who created that beautiful music.

And, just as He does for everyone else.  Including me.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

All... & Gordon...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), you'll find out that today is a special day.

Well, at least for me.

It has been for the last eight (8) years.

You may not be aware of why it is a special day.  Or, maybe you recall what is important to me, about this day.

On October 9th, 2009, my now deceased husband, Gordon was in hospital.

As I mentioned in the past, they didn't want him to wake up.  I was told that they thought that if he woke up, then he might possibly be fully paralyzed.  So, they wanted his life to end.

It was to happen on October 9th.  However, things happened, that caused the delay in what they were planning to do to end Gordon's life.

So, it happened that his life actually ended about 12:30 a.m.  Just a half hour into October 10th.

Just as you can understand, today is the 8th anniversary of my husband, Gordon's death.

Is this a fun day?  No.

Is this a day that I can be happy?  Not really.

Can I get through this day?  Yes, I can.

God helps me.  Not just today, but He has helped me on the same day, every past year, since Gordon died.

He doesn't just help me.  He also gives me strength, to deal with the grief.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

Amen!  I CAN do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

He gives me strength.

He helps me deal with issues in life that are hard to deal with.

Hopefully, He does this for you, as well.

If you belong to Him, He will.

And, you'll be as thankful as I am.

Thank You, Lord.


Until next time...

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Monday, October 9, 2017

H.B. E! & Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry,
I would like to wish my grandson, E...
Happy Birthday!

Here on LwL
there's something I need to wish you.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Today,
is a special day.

Yes, it is a national holiday
here in
Canada.

However, it is also 
a special day,
when we need to
give thanks
to...
God!

Just like we read,
in
Psalm 50:14,
"Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:"

Amen!

We need to be thankful to...
God,
and pay our vows to Him...
the most High.

I pray you'll join me
in 
being thankful
and honouring God...
today,
even if you're not...
Canadian.

So, I will again
wish you...


Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Until next time...

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Precious Lord...

Again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm letting you know that today is SONday. 

SONday, is the day when we can worship with church family!

Also, we can worship through music.

So, I'm sharing with you a gospel hymn, by Thomas A. Dorsey.  It's sung by Elvis Presley and is entitled, Take My Hand, Precious Lord.  It's also known by using just... Precious Lord.  Here is a link you can click on to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tGRkVx-C-I.  The lyrics are below.

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I'm weak, I'm lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I'm weak, I'm lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home


Amen! 

We definitely need to have faith.  Especially when we ask things of our Lord.

Faith is so very important.

Just like we read, in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!

Can we see when and how He will help us?

Absolutely, not.

But, when we have faith, He answers our prayer request.  And, does for us, what we need done.

For this, we always need to be thankful.

I am thankful.

Are you?

Hopefully, so.  For if you belong to Him, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, you not only gain salvation, but you will also begin to have faith.

For this, we are all blessed.

Thank You, our precious Lord!


Until next time...

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Do You?

Today, I'll be discussing some things with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL). 

What will be discussed?

Movies!

Here are some movies I've watched, even though some people call them... episodes... of Columbo:

*  Columbo:  A Trace of Murder, starring Peter Falk, David Rasche, Shera Danese and other actors.  Here is a link for you to read about it:  http://www.columbopodcast.com/columbo-season-13/episode-66-trace-murder/.   Even though murder took place, I truly enjoyed watching this.

Columbo and The Murder of a Rock Star, starring Peter Falk, Dabney Coleman and other actors.  Want to check it out?  If so, click here:  http://www.columbopodcast.com/columbo-season-10/episode-58-columbo-and-the-murder-of-a-rock-star/.  If you watch it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Columbo:  Death Hits the Jackpot, starring Peter Falk, Rip Torn, and other actors.  Click here, to check it out:  http://www.columbopodcast.com/columbo-season-11/episode-59-death-hits-the-jackpot/.  I'm sure you'll guess that I enjoyed it.

Columbo:  No Time to Die, starring Peter Falk, Don Swayze and other actors.  If you'd like to check it out, click here:  http://www.columbopodcast.com/columbo-season-11/episode-60-no-time-to-die/.  Yes, I liked it!

Columbo:  Murder in Malibu, starring Peter Falk, Andrew Stevens and other actors.  To check it out, click here:  http://www.columbopodcast.com/columbo-season-9/episode-55-murder-in-malibu/.

I'm sure you can really tell I enjoy watching Columbo episodes and/or movies!

It's not just because Peter Falk looks like one of my uncles.  It's also because he's a good actor.

And, to me, the writers were good writers.

Who knows?  Maybe those writers were Christian.  I don't know.

However, I wondered, because of what we read in 1 Corinthians 15:33, "Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners."

Amen!  We are to be not deceived.  Evil communications corrupt good manners.

Much like what I watched in those episodes/movies.

Murderers deceived.  And, gave evil communications, which corrupted good manners.

So, Peter Falk/Columbo was able to see truth.

Just as God wants us to do.

I see truth.

Do you see truth?

In order to know and understand truth, so you can see it, I would recommend you read the Bible.

I do.

Do you?


Until next time...

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Honestly!

As I've done at times in the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing what I can to help educate you.

Regarding what?

Islam.

Please, realize that I am not trying to put down Islam.  Or, Muslims.  No, I'm not.

What I am trying to do, is to help people understand the truth about what Islam is.  And, how Muslims live through Sharia Law.

Please, watch this video entitled, Three Things About Islamhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xtm0i6ghXE.

Hopefully, you watched that video.

If you did, you will not just have gotten to know more about Islam, but you will also know more about the Qur'an... Muslim's holy book.  And, you'll know what their god has taught them.

You'll also understand better regarding Taqiyya

Please, realize that this video explains absolute truth, regarding Islam.  For this I am truly thankful.

Truth is very important.  Especially, to our God.

After all, He wants us to be honest.

Just as we read, in 2 Corinthians 8:20-21, "Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men."

Amen!

Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:  providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

This is exactly why I am honest, and do what I can to teach truth.

People all around the world, need to understand truth.

If you do not yet read the Bible, I would suggest you do.

If you do read the Bible, then I know you will truly be blessed, as you live for Him.


Until next time...

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Please...

Every now and then, I share something with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

What is it that I'm sharing, today?

E-mail!

Recently, I received an e-mail from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here is what it said (I copied/pasted):

Lynn,

Christians in Pakistan face daily devastating persecution.

A radical Islamic mob burned and vandalized about 200 Christian homes after a false allegation of blasphemy against one Christian was made.

A Christian mother of 5, Asia Bibi, is one of 40 people on death row or serving life sentences for blasphemy.

A 3-year-old little girl named Sahiba - the daughter of a Christian woman - was brutally assaulted by a Muslim man.

We must take action to defend them. At the ACLJ, we're doing just that with attorneys on the ground in Pakistan.

We achieved justice for an elderly Christian woman, Bashiran Bibi, who was assaulted by an influential Muslim man for refusing to clean his house. In yet another case, we successfully defended a little Christian girl, pressing criminal charges against a Muslim family for stripping and brutalizing eight-year-old Parwasha.

Pakistani Christians need your voice more now that ever. Be heard.

Sign Our Petition: Defend Dying Christians in Pakistan.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director


Hmmm...

To me, what is being done, is so against God.

Much like we read, in 1 Timothy 4:12, "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."

Amen!  We are to... let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

If you haven't signed the petition, please do so.

For, when you do sign the petition, and if you share so that others can see/read and do what needs to be done, then you will be doing what God wants you to do.  You'll speak up/out and do what you can to let no man despise others.

And, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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