Saturday, March 31, 2018

O...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be saying something that I have mentioned in the past..

Even though today, is the Saturday of our Easter weekend, it's also a day when I think about how my now deceased husband, Gordon... and I were married.  Yes, this wasn't the date of our marriage, but when we were married, it was the day of our holy long weekend.

Being our special weekend, focusing on our Lord, I decided to share music with you.

Charlie Miller, a pastor friend on Facebook (FB), mentioned about some music that I absolutely adore.  It's entitled, Just As I Am.  Here's a link for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2VrRk4pZHY.  The lyrics are below.

Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!


Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot;
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!


Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!


O Lamb of God... I come.  I come!

After all, life isn't easy.  But, God is good.

And, our Lord is the Lamb of God that I look to.  Always.

Thinking of Him being the Lamb, made me think of Revelation 22:3, "And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:"

Amen!  There shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.

I praise Him that there shall be no more curse.

Plus, as we read in today's Bible verse... His servants shall serve Him.

Just as I do.  I serve Him.

Do you?

If so, you'll be blessed.


Until next time...

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I want to let you know what happened on what we Christians call... Good Friday.
 
Rather than just writing about it, I thought it would be better to use the Bible information.  Here is what we read in the KJV version (I copied/pasted) in Matthew 27:1-60...
 
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him there;
37 And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
39 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55 And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.
57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
 
Amen!
 
As you just read, Jesus paid the price for the sin of the world, for all who would believe upon Him, by giving His life on the cross. 
 
Jesus could have not given His life.  He could have not gone onto the cross and ended his earthly, physical life.  But, He did.
 
Jesus gave His physical life, but went back to be with God the Father.  And, gave us the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit.
 
I have gained salvation and everlasting life by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. 
 
Have you?
 
If you have not, then when your life ends here on earth, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with NO chance of escape.
 
If you have, then I'll see you in Heaven once our lives here on earth, ended.  And, together we will spend eternity with Him.
 
Thank You, Lord!
 
Hopefully, you will say what is on this pic...  Jesus... Remember Me...
 
 
 
Until next time...
 
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Everlasting! Endlessly...

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I just want to make a comment.  It's something that not everyone thinks is a good thing to say, but I feel the need to say it.

Even though I am not suffering with strong grief, I feel badly today.  If my deceased husband, Gordon was alive, it would be our wedding anniversary.

However, I decided to share some music with you.

Why?

Because, for quite a while now, I have felt horrible.  Not through grief, just as I already mentioned.

I have felt horrible, because I have not felt loved.

Okay, I realize I have some family and friends who love and/or just care for me.  But, I've also had some who do not.

For quite a while, I would wake up in the morning with music on my heart and mind.  At first, I didn't realize why.  But, when it got close to Valentine's Day, it was happening all the time.

God must have realized that I have not been feeling loved, for a very long time.  And, had thanked Him so many times, for loving me, because I sometimes felt like if He didn't love me, I would have no love.

But, He does love me.  And, I believe He wanted to remind me, for I had been feeling rather unloved in this difficult, and sometimes... horrible life.

I must admit, I'm always thankful to Him for His love.  And, I will now share with you the song He used to speak to me.

The music is by Edison Lighthouse and is entitled, Love Grows.  Here is a link for you to click on, so you can listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE5Lund-BI8.  The lyrics are below.
 
Love Grows

She ain't got no money
Her clothes are kinda funny
Her hair is kinda wild and free
Oh, but love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

She talks kinda lazy
And people say she's crazy
And her life's a mystery
Oh, but love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

There's something about her hand holding mine
It's a feeling that's fine
And I just gotta say, hey!
She's really got a magical spell
And it's working so well
That I can't get away

I'm a lucky fella
And I just got to tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

There's something about her hand holding mine
It's a feeling that's fine
And I just gotta say, hey!
She's really got a magical spell
And it's working so well
That I can't get away

I'm a lucky fella
And I just got to tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me

It keeps growing every place she's been
And nobody knows like me
If you've met her, you'll never forget her
And nobody knows like me


La la la, believe it when you've seen it
Nobody knows like me


The music isn't Christian. 

But, part of the lyrics made me believe that God had this music on my heart mind so many times.  So, many times... that I would realize that He wanted me to know that He loves me, just as the lyrics say... I just got to tell her that I love her endlessly.

Amen!  He loves me.

And, He loves you... if you belong to Him.  After all, He may have brought you to Him.

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

Amen!  The Lord hath appeared saying, Yea... I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

He loved those of us who belong to Him, so much, that we receive everlasting love from Him, because He drew us to Him.

In case you haven't yet gained salvation, you need to realize that God loved us so much, that He sent His only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ... to earth... to pay the price for the sin of the world, of all who believe upon Him.

I have gained salvation.  He drew me.  So, I have His everlasting love.  He loves me endlessly.

Hopefully, you've gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For if you have, you've gained salvation.

And, will have His everlasting love... endlessly.


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Glad...

There's something I did and wish to tell you about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

You probably don't have any idea.  But, I'm happy to tell you.

On Saturday, March 24th, 2018, I again went to my friend's church.  The same church building I had been at the evening before to see that movie I told you about yesterday... Grace of God.

No, I didn't go there again to see that movie, or any other movie.  I went there, because I had been invited to attend a games night.  So I did!

Unfortunately, I didn't see my friend, D... and her husband, G.  She let me know that they didn't think they could join me and others, because it was their sons birthday.  So, they celebrated T's birthday.  Happy Birthday, T

It was due to begin at 7 p.m.  I arrived at 6:45 p.m.  A young man who was going to be with young fellows let me into the church building.  That young man didn't realize there was going to be a games night and thought maybe no one would be there.

By 7:00 p.m., other people began arriving!

All of us divided into two (2) groups, and sat at two (2) different tables.  Instead of playing card games, we of each group all played a game called... Mexican Train Dominoes.

Have you ever heard of that game?  I hadn't.  But, if you'd like to check it out, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Train.

Each group played their own game.  I was the only person in my group who never had heard of that game, so they taught me, as we played.

No, I didn't win.  But, I truly enjoyed playing that game! 

Thank you, my brothers and sisters in the Lord!  I appreciated playing Mexican Train Dominoes with you! 

Of course, everyone had brought snacks and different items to drink.  And, I know I feel like I truly enjoyed that as well.  :)

I have to admit, I was truly thankful. 

Not just thankful that I had a good time again, with these people.  I was truly thankful that God had provided these brothers and sisters in the Lord, in the past. And, that we were having joyful time, together.

Thinking of this, made me think of Psalm 32:11, "Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart."

Amen!  Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Yes, our Lord, has done so much for me.  In so many ways.  And, I've truly been thankful and filled with joy.

Not just because of what He's done for me.  But, also because He loves me and fills my heart with joy.

All I can say, is... I feel truly blessed by Him.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Give...

Guess what I'll do today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)?  I'll let you know about something I did last Friday, March 23rd, 2018.

Do you have any idea what I did?  Chances are you probably don't know.

In the evening, I attended a local church. 

A friend of mine works there.  She had let me know that I was invited to attend that church, for that evening was a movie night!

The movie that was shown was entitled, Grace of God.  Here's a link for you to click on to see information about it:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3104292/.

Have you seen that Christian movie?  In the past, I hadn't.  However, I truly enjoyed seeing it, with all the fellow Christians who attended to see it.

Of course, it truly touched my heart, not just due to seeing that wonderful movie.  But, also just being there.

Why?

Well, whenever this church group has a movie night, anyone attending is to bring donations of food.  This will be given to those who need it. 

What a blessing!

Thinking of this, reminded me of Acts 20:35, " I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Amen!  We need to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said.. It is more blessed to give than to receive.

And that's exactly what was done, by that church family.  And, all who donated to watch the movie.

People in need will receive.

God will bless them, who receive.  And, God will bless all who gave.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Prayer Request & More...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), there is something I feel I need to let you know about.  And, something I feel you need to do.

What is it?

Just so you know, I received an e-mail again, from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  I'll share it with you, so you can know what is happening.  Here it is:

Lynn,

Urgent: American Pastor Andrew Brunson is in immense danger.

Turkey has just charged him with "Christianization." A 62-page indictment - a diatribe against Christianity and Israel - claims the Christian pastor living out his Christian faith, including through "humanitarian aid, education, and training," is terrorism. If convicted, he faces 35 years in a Turkish prison - essentially a life sentence for the 50-year-old American pastor.

His trial starts on April 16th. His situation is dire. Time is of the essence.

Christianity is on trial. Christianization isn't terrorism. It's an absolute outrage.

Pastor Andrew peacefully served the people of Turkey as a Christian pastor - following the law without issue - for 23 years.

We cannot allow Turkey - our supposed NATO ally - to sentence a U.S. citizen to the rest of his life behind bars for being a Christian and living out his faith.

We've mobilized on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Now we're urging the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to intervene for Pastor Andrew.

As his trail begins in just weeks, he needs YOU now more than ever.

Sign Our NEW Petition to the U.N.: Free Pastor Andrew Now.

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Sigh...

As I'm sure you are aware, in the past, I signed petitions for various reasons.  But, I also signed this petition, since it is a new petition.  Please... sign this petition, even if you've signed other petitions.  I believe God will bless you.

To me, what is being done to Pastor Andrew Brunson is evil.  Of course, what is done to other Christians who have been imprisoned by Muslims is also evil.

Why?

Christianity is not a form of terrorism.

Christianity is not evil.

But, Muslims who are imprisoning Pastor Andrew Brunson are speaking evil of Christianity, just as you read about in the e-mail I received.

That has made me think of 1 Peter 3:16, "Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ."

Amen!  Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Christianity is a way of obtaining everlasting life! 

However, when the day of judgement happens, anyone who is not Christian, and has not obtained salvation and everlasting life, who has falsely accused Christianity of being evil, will pay the price for their sin.

I feel I need to ask you to pray with me.

Please, pray that Pastor Andrew Brunson, and any other fellow Christians who have been imprisoned by Muslims, will be released as soon as possible... while they are alive, healthy and able to be back with their family and friends.

Please, pray that Muslims... and any other unbelievers of Christianity, will realize they need to gain salvation and everlasting life, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

If you pray with me, I believe God will bless you.

Thank you.  Blessings.


Until next time...

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

I'll Never Find Another You...

There's something I feel I need to let you know about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

Not just that today is SONday.  Our day of worship.

But, also about something else.

It's about a friend of mine, who died on Saturday, November 25th.  I attended her funeral on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

Yes, it's not nice losing a family member or friend.  Especially, when they have suffered, like my friend, K did... with cancer.

However, before she died, K arranged how she wanted her funeral to be held.

As I mentioned previously, on December 24th, 2017... Christmas Eve, she wanted Silent Night played and sung at her funeral.  So, at K's funeral, we sang it.

However, there was another song that K wanted us to sing.  Yes, we were told she wanted everyone to sing it.  So, we did.

The song we sang was entitled, I'll Never Find Another You.  Here is a link for you to listen to and/r sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZtxNqI1tIs.  The lyrics are below.

I'll Never Find Another You

There's a new world somewhere
They call the promised land.
And I'll be there someday
If you will hold my hand.
I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know I'll never find another you.

There is always someone
For each of us, they say.
And you'll be my someone
Forever and a day.
I could search the whole world over
Until my life is through
But I know I'll never find another you.

It's a long, long journey
So stay by my side.
When I walk through the storm
You'll be my guide, be my guide.
If they gave me a fortune
My pleasure would be small.
I could lose it all tomorrow
And never mind at all.
But if I should lose your love, dear,
I don't know what I'd do
For I know I'll never find another you.

But if I should lose your love, dear,
I don't know what I'd do.
For I know I'll never find another you.
Another you.
Another you

Another You!

Amen!

Just as the lyrics states, there is a new world somewhere they call the promised land.  In my mind, it's definitely... Heaven.  I'm sure K felt that way.

Why would I think this? 

Well, K had been a neighbour of mine for quite a while.  We got together many times.  Quite often, I spoke about the Bible with her.  And, God.

She agreed in so many ways.  For this, I'm thankful.

Of course, I have no idea how many people are truly born again Christians, who attended K's funeral.  Only God knows.

Why is this important to me? The lyrics we sung for today's music I've shared with you, can make many people think that she was relating to them... a family member or friend.

I didn't feel that way.  I felt that the lyrics related well, to Jesus.  And, I believe that K felt that way, as well.

After all, He loved us so much, that He gave His life to pay the price for all the sin of the world, for all who trust in/believe upon Him.

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

Amen!  God gave His only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus, so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Much like what I feel today's music lyrics are referring to.

Why?

We'll never find another You, Lord Jesus!


Until next time...

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Completely!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing something I've done in the past.

What is it?

I'll let you know about movies I've watched!  Here are some:

King David, starring Richard Gere.  Click on this link, if you'd like to check out this American epic historical drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_(film).  Even though this film isn't quoted as being Christian, and even though Richard Gere is not Christian, I definitely enjoyed this Biblical movie.

Francis of Assisi, starring Bradford Dillman, Delores Hart and Stuart Whitman.  If you want to check out this Deluxe CinemaScope film, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi_(film).  I enjoyed this movie focusing on God, even though it isn't listed as a Biblical epic film.

The Bishop's Wife, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.  Would you like to check out this romantic comedy feature film?  If so, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bishop%27s_Wife.  Even though this isn't considered to be a Christian movie, I have enjoyed it many times over many years, because to me... it refers to God, since it includes an angel from God.

*  The Robe, starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons and other actors.  To check out this Biblical epic film, please click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Robe_(film).  I definitely wanted to watch this, because Jesus was involved.

Salome, starring Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger and Charles Laughton.  Please click on this link, to check out this Biblical epic filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome_(1953_film).  Even though Biblical text wasn't included, I enjoyed this New Testament story.

Have you watched these movies?  Hopefully, you have.

I did.  Even though they all weren't totally Biblical, they all reminded me of the Bible.

We all need to read the Bible.  It's so important.

Thinking of this, made me think of Matthew 4:4, "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

Amen!  Jesus answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Yes!  Everything written in the Bible are words that proceedeth out of the mouth of God! 

God had everyone write books that were included in the Bible.

I read the entire Bible every year.  Completely.

Do you?

Hopefully, so.  If you read the entire Bible every year, God will bless you.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Hmmm... Fear?

There's something I need to tell you about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It's something that I feel everyone needs to know.

Here is an article posted on the internet January 5, 2018 by conservtribune.com entitled, Democrat Donor:  It's Time to Bomb the Jewshttps://conservtribune.com/democrat-donor-bomb-the-jews/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=PostTopSharingButtons&utm_content=2018-01-06&utm_campaign=websitesharingbuttons.

Hopefully, you clicked on that link and read the article.  If you did, you'd know that it stated (I copied/pasted):

It’s no secret that we are beginning to see anti-Semitic sentiment increase at an alarming rate, especially in Europe. Now, a major donor to the Democrat party has come out and openly expressed his anti-Semitic views.

The Washington Free Beacon reported that last year, an official at the anti-Israel American Muslims for Palestine group donated $2,500 to Democratic Party leader Rep. Keith Ellison’s campaign. While there’s nothing wrong with the donation, the comments and views from this anti-Semite are more than troublesome.

In 2014, the donor in question, Taher Herzallah, openly advocated for Jews to be murdered. He said the “State of Israel is a lie” and even called for Israelis to be bombed.

“Israelis have to be bombed, they are a threat to the legitimacy of Palestine, and it is wrong to maintain the State of Israel. It is an illegitimate creation born from colonialism and racism,” Herzallah said, according to the Anti-Defamation league.

Sigh...

As I've mentioned in the past, as the number of Muslims increases in any country, they begin to do more and more of what their god wants them to do.  Just like what we've read in today's article.

Many people don't want to accept that Muslims hate people.  After all, Muslim people always tell everyone in the world that Islam is peaceful.

Yet, Islam teaches Muslims to hate anyone/everyone who is not Islamic.

Does this make people afraid of them?  Not always, because of the lies they say. 

You see, Taqiyya is what Muslims are taught to use.  Muslims know they should never lie to fellow Muslims.  However, they know that it's okay to lie to anyone who is not Muslim.  In fact, it's okay for them to always lie to unbelievers of Islam.

So, how can we trust anything peaceful they say?

In a way, I'm glad the person who spoke in today's article spoke truth about what their god wants them to do.

Should people become fearful?

Yes... and no.

Thinking about how people can become fearful or not, made me think of Matthew 10:28, "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

Amen!  Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:  but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

The first part of the Bible verse truly relates only to Christians.  Christians who are truly born again, who have gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

For once we've gained salvation, and once we've read God's Word, the Bible, we become knowledgeable about what can happen to us.

We Christians who belong to our God, realize that anyone who is sinful to us, and kills us physically, only kills our body, and not our soul.  This means that we Christians who die physically, are alive soulfully, and will spend eternity with our Lord.

However, anyone who is not truly Christian will not be treated that way.  A non-Christian who dies physically, will be destroyed in both soul and body, and will spend eternity in Hell... with NO CHANCE of ESCAPE.

So, tell me... are you a fellow Christian?

If not, please come to Christ, today. 

Tomorrow, may be too late.


Until next time...

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

2 Dead Sea Scrolls in USA...

There's something I think you'll enjoy hearing about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's something that is happening in USA.  Actually, in Denver, Colorado.

Some people may not care about this.  But, I do.

Here's a link for an article with a video by unitedwithisrael.org that is entitle, WATCH: 2 Dead Sea Scrolls Displayed for 1st Time at US Museumhttps://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-2-dead-sea-scrolls-displayed-for-1st-time-at-us-museum/.

Hopefully, you clicked on the link and read the article, and watched the video that's there!  If not, I can only let you know what was stated (I copied/pasted):

People in Denver, Colorado, are very excited about the opportunity to see an exhibit of ancient artifacts from the Land of Israel, including two Dead Sea Scrolls shown to the public for the first time.
Two fascinating manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls collection will appear in public for the first time as part of the new Israel Antiquities Authority exhibition opening at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature in Denver, Colorado.
Also among the Dead Sea Scrolls on exhibit in Denver in the two rounds are biblical, extra-biblical and sectarian scrolls from the Qumran Caves, which reflect the literary richness of this collection, as well as a document from the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132–135 CE).
The Dead Sea Scrolls are considered the most important archaeological find of the 20th century, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of their discovery.
Wow!

Though our Bible doesn't contain information regarding the dead sea scrolls, it did in the past.  This article by bibleodyssey.org is entitled, Psalm 151 and the Dead Sea Scrollshttps://www.bibleodyssey.org/en/passages/related-articles/psalm-151-and-the-dead-sea-scrolls.

Even though Psalm 151 doesn't exist today, it's okay, because God's Word is with us, in the rest of the Bible.

He supplies all our needs.  And, has provided the dead sea scrolls, so that people can have knowledge about the past.

Thinking of this, made me think of Philippians 4:19, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Amen!  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Jesus is so very important.

He is to me.  And, to anyone/everyone else who has gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Hopefully, you have done the same.

If not, when your life ends here on earth, you will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God... with NO chance of escape.

But, if you have, or if you do, I'll look forward to seeing you some day, in Heaven!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Testimony Of Mine...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be doing something that a Facebook (FB) friend asked me to do.

What is it?

She asked me to write a testimony!  So, I will, today.

Some of you may know, I wrote a book in the past entitled, Love Never Fails You...  Here's a link for you to check it out:  https://www.amazon.com/Love-Never-Fails-Lynn-McKenzie/dp/1613798105/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521508841&sr=1-1&keywords=Love+never+fails+you...++Lynn+McKenzie.

Love Never Fails You... is truly a testimony, about how I've experienced life's trials and grief.  Yet, God has helped me.  And, will help you.  So, that's why I wrote that book.

If you read LwL regularly, you'll know that at times, I write testimonies.  But, not always.

However, today I will write a testimony.

It's not about something that has recently happened to me. Its about how and when I became a born again Christian.

Yes, I gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Much like what is stated in Acts 16:31, "And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."

But, when did this happen?

Hmmm... I wish I could say.  But, I'm not sure.  So, I'll let you know.

As a young child, my parents moved our family from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Detroit, Michigan, USA.

When I was about four and a half (4 1/2) years old, we lived in an area of Detroit, on Tuller St.  The house we lived in, I saw many years later, when I was an adult.  But then, I found out that the house burned down.  :'(

Living there, I began going to school, at what is called now... Fitzgerald Elementary School, on Puritan Ave.  I must admit, that I learned how to read and spell.  But, later moving back into Canada, I had to learn how to spell all over again!!  :)

While living on Tuller St., my mom (and sometimes both my mom and my dad) took my brother and I to church.  Yes, we went to Sunday school!  I also sang with a children's choir.  And, participated in an event where I had to work as an actor and singer.  :)

However, while there, I came to know Jesus.

I recall sitting and hearing so much about Jesus, that I accepted Him.  And, loved Him.  And, knew Jesus loved me.

A few years later, we moved back into Canada.  We lived in various places.  Different cities.  Sometimes we worshipped at churches.  Sometimes we didn't.

Even so, I thought about Jesus.  And, looked to Him, in many ways.

In Clarkson, that later became part of Mississauga, Ontario (beside Toronto on the west side), while at school, I received a Gideon New Testament Bible.  To me, it was truly a blessing.

I sat on the steps of our doorway, reading the Bible.  My heart felt wonderful being drawn back to Jesus, even stronger.  And, I recall committing myself to Jesus, again.

With moving over and over again, I didn't always attend church.  Or, even read my Bible. 

However, every time there was family problems, I recall laying in bed and or being near the issues, and praying to Jesus... to help and protect me and my family.  He did, in many ways.

As an adult, I had terrible issues of life.  Even though there were times when I worshipped, there were times when I didn't worship, always.  But, I still always thought about Jesus, relied on Him and prayed.

When my life truly fell apart, and I moved to another location, I unpacked and saw my old Gideon New Testament Bible.  And, began reading it, again.

I recall tears in my eyes, as I was laying in bed, reading the Bible.  I got out of bed, and kneeled down and prayed.  Even though I was crying, I recommitted myself to Jesus.  And, afterwards felt so much better.  :)

Please know that even though I have been saved, I honestly can not say when and/or where I gained salvation.  But, I'm truly happy that I recommitted myself to our Lord.  I got re-baptized.  And, I read the entire Bible, every year!

If you know me, you are aware that I have suffered very much in my life.  It hasn't been easy.  But, God is good.  He's always there for me, and helps me.

He loves me.  I love Him.

And, I always will!

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Another!

Once again, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll be telling you about an event I attended.

No, it's not the women's event I attended last Friday, March 16th, 2018.  It was an event I attended at another church, last Saturday, March 17th, 2018!

The event I attended wasn't a women' group meeting.  There were men, women, and children.

It was a games night meeting!

Where did it happen?  Riverside Baptist Church, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  If you'd like to check out that church, please click on this link:  https://riversidebaptistchurch.ca/.

On Facebook (FB), my friend who worships there, invited me to attend.  I agreed.

However, since it was scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m., I realized it wasn't just time to spend playing games.  I realized that we would also share dinner together, so I brought some food to contribute to those who would like to enjoy a meal together.

Yes, we did!  We enjoyed a pot luck dinner!  Just like I had done the evening before.  :)

A couple I know sat with me at a smaller table. 

We enjoyed having dinner together.  And, visiting with each other.

But, afterwards... we played a game, together!

Unfortunately, I can't recall the name of the card game.  Hopefully, I'll see the container again, in the future.  If it happens, I'll be able to tell you the name.

It was truly a wonderful game!

In the past, I had never heard of it.  Nor, had I ever played that game.

The funny thing is to me, that even though that couple that had sat with me, ate with me, and played that card game with me, didn't win.  I won!  I won both games we played!

I must admit, I was truly thankful.  Not just for the meal, for the time with that couple and many other people I have known for quite a while.  But, also thankful for helping me feel blessed.

Thank You, Lord!

Thinking of being thankful, made me think of 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

Amen!  In everything, we need to give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Yes, this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, concerning you.

Why would this concern you?

It would only concern you, if you belong to Him. 

I do.  Do you?

In case you're not sure how you can belong to Him, I feel I'll let you know that it isn't difficult.

All you need to do, is to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and you shall gain salvation, and everlasting life... with Him!

For this, I'm thankful.

Hopefully, you are... or will be, also.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Whatsoever!

There's something I really am happy to tell you about, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  It's something that happened, last Friday, March 16th, 2018.

It's regarding somewhere I had missed going to, over the past few months.  But, I was able to attend, last Friday!

It was a woman's group meeting, at City Church, here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  If you'd like to check out City Church, please click on this link:  http://www.thecitychurch.co/.

Just like in the past, I must admit that it was a wonderful evening, there.  And, pastor Kim Freeman was a wonderful preacher/teacher!  Yes, she had been in the past.  But, was again!

After the speaking event was completed, Kim let us know that anyone who needed prayer, could come see her, and she would pray for them. 

I did exactly that.  She prayed for me.  I prayed for her.  And, we hugged each other throughout the prayer time we shared.  Thank You, Lord!

My friend who worships there, didn't show up.  However, I enjoyed time with other women I have met in the past.

Of course, I did take some food with me, to share with everyone, since after the worship event, a pot luck dinner is held.

The dinner we shared was wonderful!  Delicious!  And, truly a lovely time to spend with other women!

Talk about a blessing!

It was truly a lovely evening for me.  Not just for the dinner we enjoyed.  But, also for the preaching/teaching... and the prayer for me!

I truly give thanks to God.

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

Amen!  And, whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord, Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

Yes, all was done in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ.  For we look to Him, always as we give thanks to God and the Father by Him!

Believe me when I say I was truly thankful.

Thankful to everyone I spent time with.

But, also very thankful to God.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Say?

As I've done here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'm going to share something with you.  Especially, since it's our day of worship.

Yes, we worship in spirit and truth.  But, as I've said before, we can also worship through music.  And/or relate to God through music.

For some reason, I've had a song on my heart and mind, when I awoke each day for a while.

The song is by Dusty Springfield and is entitled, You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.  Here is a link from YouTube, for you to listen to and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvqOZ4Gvn2E.  The lyrics are below.

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

When I said, I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn't me who changed, but you
And now you've gone away

Don't you see that now you've gone
And I'm left here on my own
That I have to follow you
And beg you to come home

You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me
I can't help but love you
But believe me, I'll never tie you down

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All that's left is loneliness
There's nothing left to feel

You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me

You don't have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You don't have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me
Believe me


Why this song was on my heart and mind, didn't seem to matter to me.  However, I realized that there had to be a reason for it, since it happened for several days.

Even though all the lyrics don't seem to apply, I realized that our Lord would never tie me down. 

He made it clear to me that I never have to say... I love Him.  Even though I do.

I just need to be close at hand, as the lyrics state.

Why would I think this?

Because He loves me.  And, always will.

Thinking of this, made me think of 1 John 4:16, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

Amen!

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we who belong to Him, have known and believed the love that God has for us. 

God IS love. 

And, he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

It's for this reason that I know that even though I tell Him over and over, every day... that I love Him, He doesn't truly need me to say it to Him.  For He knows I truly love Him.

And, always will.


Until next time...

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)
I would like to wish you...
 
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
 
Even though I have family in
Northern Ireland,
and friends in
the Republic of Ireland,
I realize that
some people do not want to celebrate
St. Patrick's Day.
 
I must admit
that I'm happy that there isn't a lot
of troubles going on now...
between both those
areas where Irish people live.
 
To me,
and to anyone else who realizes that
Patrick
was
Christian,
it's good
to honour him
by celebrating...
St. Patrick's Day!
 
After all,
Patrick
did all he could, for...
God!
 
Thinking of this,
made me think of...
Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
 
Amen! 
Just as Patrick did, 
Christians need to...
let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good works, and
glorify your Father
which is in heaven!
 
Here is a link, for information about
St. Patrick's Day
and about
Patrick:
 
Enjoy your day!
 
Now, I'm going to again wish you...

Until next time...

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


Friday, March 16, 2018

Vengeance...

There's something I feel I need to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's something regarding someone who lives in Canada.

In order to understand the issue, you'll need to click on the video link that I'm sharing with you entitled, BC Imam calls Halloween, Remembrance Day "reprehensible":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZDMp-bwgWY&feature=em-subs_digest.

If you clicked on the link, and watched the video, you probably would have seen what was written below the video, but in case you didn't, I decided to share it with you (I copied/pasted):

Published on Nov 7, 2017
Christopher Wilson of The Rebel.Media reports: Vancouver Imam Younas Kathrada has made headlines for all the wrong reasons and a troubling October 30th post on his personal Facebook page is just the latest example. Watch as Christopher explains. MORE: https://www.therebel.media/vancouver_...

Sigh...

Do I sound hurt?

I feel I am.

Especially, since that video was published on November 7, 2017.  That was only four (4) days before our Remembrance Day, here in Canada.

Why would I be upset?

Well, if both your parents did all they could while being in the Canadian army during WW2, to keep our world to have FREEDOM, and heard about how people truly hate them, wouldn't it break your heart?  Like it did mine!

Yes, I believe that Islamic Imam, Younas Kathrada hates us in Canada. 

Not just because Muslims helped Nazi's during WW2.  I also believe it is because he will do all he can to do what his Islamic god wants him to do, along with what Muslims will do over the future.

Why people think I'm not speaking truth about Islam is absolutely unbelievable.

As I've said in the past, I've been educated, not just by courses.  But, also by fellow Christians, who converted from Islam and who taught us the reality of what Islam will do. 

Muslims will do all they can peaceably, if possible... in their effort to convert EVERYONE in the world to Islam. 

However, if that doesn't happen, then they have the right from their Islamic god to not only convert everyone, but can then cut off the heads of those who will not convert.  Meaning, that they can then murder anyone who refuses to become Muslim.

It's not happening that way yet, here in Canada.  However, once Muslims have more rights the way our Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told everyone in our country on news videos during election time, that he would make sure Muslims would receive more rights, then the door will open for them to do as their god wants them to do.

Knowing that our Canadian government doesn't want anyone to speak truth about Islam, is truly heart-breaking to me.  After all, this means that our Freedom of Speech... rights have been taken away from us Canadians, even though people like my parents fought and won to keep our Freedom.

Even so, I will not return evil for evil, even if they do anything to hurt me, as our government has arranged through law they created that can hurt those who speak the truth regarding Islam, not to hurt Muslims, but to educate infidels... unbelievers of Islam.

After all, we were told in God's Word, the Bible, that we should not return evil for evil.

Just as we read, in Romans 12:19, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."

If we love and honour God, we should avenge not ourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 

Hallelujah!

I will not return evil for evil... not just with Muslims, but also with anyone whose desire is to hurt me or others who love God the way I do.

After all, vengeance is His.  And, He will deal with those who hurt us.

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

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Be His Voice!

Every now and then, I share with you information here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).  Today, I'm doing that.

What I'm sharing with you, is what I've received by e-mail.

The e-mail message I'll share with you, was sent to me by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).  Here's the message I received:

Lynn,

In a bleak turn, the Turkish prosecutor has essentially demanded a life sentence for American Pastor Andrew Brunson.

Pastor Andrew devoted 23 years to peaceful service of the Christian community in Turkey until he was arrested 17 months ago.

Since his arrest, there's been little progress in his case and not a scrap of evidence produced against him. It seems Pastor Andrew has been locked away simply because of his Christian faith.

Pastor Andrew's Turkish attorney has now confirmed the prosecution has submitted an indictment asking for a sentence of 35 years. Pastor Andrew is 50 years old, so such a request essentially becomes a life sentence for the innocent pastor. The court now has
15 days to decide whether the case should proceed.

The ACLJ has appeared before Congress, the President and the U.N. on behalf of Pastor Andrew, demanding intervention. This isn't over. We will continue to work diligently with the State Department and incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, until Pastor Andrew is home safe.

We need YOU. Be his voice.

Sign Our Petition: Free Pastor Andrew.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

My goodness!  To me, this is so terrible.

Please, sign the petition to help Pastor Andrew Brunson.  After all, he's not only being hurt.  He's being persecuted for his faith... in this perilous time.

By doing this, you'll be doing good.  Good that ACLJ, Pastor Andrew Brunson, his family, and God... will appreciate.

Thinking about this, made me think of Hebrews 13:16, "But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased."

Amen!  But to do good and to communicate forget not:  for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Yes... let God be well pleased with you.

Do what you can.  And, pray.

If you do what you can do... and pray, I believe God will bless you for He will be pleased.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

He Said...

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

If you did, you'll know that people who parked on grass at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC) to attend the funeral/memorial service for pastor Tom Perry's mom who had died, had a problem.

As I mentioned yesterday, those people who couldn't find street parking, or wasn't able to park in the smaller parking lot on the other side of the church building, had to park on the property owned by WEBC, even though there was grass to park on.

Just as was said yesterday, everyone parked there received a parking ticket from the City of Windsor.  And, later after elder Wasi had contacted someone representing the City of Windsor, the tickets were cancelled.  Praise God!

The reason I decided to discuss the grass area, is because I know that WEBC had owned that property for a very long time.

How do I know this?

Well, that part of the church building property wasn't owned by WEBC years ago.  And, being a realtor, I was able to help WEBC obtain almost all that property.

You see, the corner duplex property was owned by someone who knew WEBC's pastor at that time, and others who worshipped there.  So, they sold WEBC the property, privately.

However, the two (2) properties next door to the corner duples on the south side of Lincoln Rd., and the commercial property on Cataraqui St., located beside WEBC's church building on the west side, was sold to WEBC, by me.

You see, not only did WEBC realize they needed more parking, they also felt that the church building could be seen better by people driving up Lincoln Rd., where many people drive.  Plus, they thought that they would then be able to install a sign, also.

Was this plan done?  No.

Why not?

Well, WEBC had some problems, and the pastor who was there years ago, left.  Many people also left, since there was no pastor there for a while.  So, the reduced number of members affected WEBC's ability to do what was required with that property.

Hopefully, since WEBC is doing much better with pastor Tom Perry, they will be able financially to do what is needed on that grass property. 

Paving the grass area, creating entrance and installing a sign, won't be cheap.  But, I'm trusting God to help them.  And, I pray.

After all, prayer is important.

Just as we read, in Mark 11:24, "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."

Amen!  Jesus said that what things we desire, when we pray, believe that we'll receive them, and we shall have them.

So, I'll keep praying.

Please, join me in prayer.  If you do, I believe God will bless WEBC... and you.

Thank you.

And, thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Memorial Fellowship...

Did you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday?  If you didn't, maybe you should, now.

If you read yesterday's LwL entry, then you'll be aware that I attended a funeral/memorial service at Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC).  As you probably know, Tom Perry is the pastor there.  And, it was his mom who had died.

As I let you know yesterday, the memorial service was truly a blessing.

Afterwards, we went downstairs to the fellowship area.  This is where we all enjoyed a meal, together.  Thank you, dear church family!  It was delicious!

I must admit, I was truly blessed being there. 

Not just because of the wonderful meal we shared together.  But, also because I was able to see and speak with other church family members who I hadn't seen in a while.

In fact, a couple of sisters in the Lord, invited me to sit with them and another family member of theirs.  So, I did.

We had a wonderful time, together! 

I should let you know that while everyone was together, Tom Perry and his wife, Lynda... let everyone know about a problem that occurred.

What was the problem?

Well, our City of Windsor had created a rule that no one can park on grass.  But, may people had to park on grass, when they attended the funeral/memorial service.

Apparently, everyone who had parked on the grass received a ticket for parking on the grass.  I must admit, I was glad I hadn't, but was really upset for everyone who had.  And, I prayed.  Why?  I'll tell you another time.

Before the meal time was over, another announcement was made.

Apparently, elder Wasi had called someone from the City of Windsor.  Due to the need of parking for the funeral/memorial service, the City of Windsor agreed to cancel each and every ticket that was posted on vehicles.

Praise God!  Thank you, Lord!

What a blessing!

Not just what was done for those attending the funeral/memorial service.

However, whoever works for the City of Windsor who was approached by phone, regarding the tickets issued for parking on the grass, I feel must have been Christian.

Why do I think this?

I believe that if that City of Windsor representative wasn't Christian, he wouldn't have cared if people who needed to park there so they could attend the funeral/memorial service received a parking ticket.  Then, everyone parked there would have received a ticket that wasn't cancelled, even though they needed to park on the property owned by WEBC, even though it's not yet paved.  You see, there was no street parking available.

Being Christian, I believe that City of Windsor representative will be blessed.  For he removed the tickets and allowed people who needed to park there, do it.

I believe that person will be blessed.

Why do I think this?

It made me think of Psalm 1:1, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful."

Amen!  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Had the representative of the City of Windsor not done what he did, then people would have been hurt for attending the funeral/memorial service.

But, since he didn't act ungodly, and didn't hurt people, he will be blessed.

All I can say, is... thank you!  Hallelujah!

And... thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Funeral/Memorial Service...

There's something I feel I need to mention, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

It's something that I found out about last week.  When I got a phone call from someone I know.

The phone call was from a past church family member.  A lady that is a sister in the Lord.

She called to let me know that her pastor, who used to be my pastor, had a loss of a family member.

Pastor Tom Perry, from Walkerville Evangelical Baptist Church (WEBC) was the person who lost a family member.  His mom died, on March 3, 2018.

I was grateful that I had been called and notified of the funeral/memorial service.  Not just because I heard of Tom Perry's mom's death.

I was grateful, because I've known Tom Perry since the mid 1990's. 

Back then, we both worshipped at Campbell Baptist Church (CBC).  At that time, he was not a pastor.  But, he and I, along with many other people attended group meetings, there.

We not only attended Bible study.  We also met with another group, there.  We both had friends within the group.

So, when he became a pastor, I was truly happy to know him while he was doing that work for our Lord.

Did I know Tom Perry's mom?  Yes.  In the mid 1990's, I met her. 

Many of us joined Tom Perry at his mom's home, and had great time, together.  Plus, she did attend worship from time to time, while Tom Perry began working as a pastor.

The funeral/memorial service was truly a blessing.

Tom Perry and his twin brother both spoke for their family members, about their mom.  And, honoured her.

This 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!  Honour thy father and thy mother:  that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Yes, they had a long time together, here on earth.  You see, their mom was 81 years old.

God truly blessed Tom Perry's family.

For this, I'm grateful. 

Thank You, Lord!


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Everybody Hurts...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'll let you know that today is a special day.

It's a day of worship.  When we need to worship God.

Of course, as I've done in the past, I'll share with you some music, since we can also worship through music.

But, there's something I need to say.

From time to time, I've discussed about how life can't be easy.  And, how we all experience troubles in life. 

After thinking about this, I was reading a blog entry written by another blog writer.  Not me.

The entry he wrote was good, I thought. 

No, life wasn't perfect, but what was said and shown in the video he created and shared, related to what I just said about how life can't be easy.  I must admit that the music he played on the video, I thought was wonderful.

What music was it?

It's by R.E.M. and is entitled, Everybody Hurtshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SriMF2bcU8c.  If you click on that link, you'll be able to listen to and/or sing along.  The lyrics are below.

Everybody Hurts

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life, well hang on

Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone (Hold on, hold on)
If you feel like letting go (Hold on)
If you think you've had too much
Of this life, well hang on

Everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand, oh no

Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody hurts sometimes

So hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Everybody hurts


Wow!  When I first heard that song, I was shocked.

Not because it's lyrics says that everybody hurts

After all, God did tell us to not be surprised at the fiery trials we'll have in life.  This basically means that everybody will hurt... in life.

But, I truly enjoyed where the lyrics said... you're not alone.

Why would I think we need to be happy about that part of the lyrics?

Because by having a relationship with God, He will always provide for us.  Especially, since when we have a relationship with Him, we are not alone.

Thinking of this, made me think of John 12:27, "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour."

Amen!  When we hurt in life, we can feel troubled.  What should we do or say? 

We should say... Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.

I was happy hearing the lyrics to that song, because we are truly not alone.  God loves us. 

He loves us so much, that He sent His only begotten Son, to earth... to pay the price for the sin of all who will believe upon Him... our Lord, Jesus Christ.

We are to gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon Him.

I have.

Have you?

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

Tomorrow may be too late.


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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Be...

Guess what I'll be doing here on Life with Lynnie (LwL)? 

Do you know?  I'll let you know.

Today, I'll be telling you about some movies I've watched!

Here are some:

Experiment in Terror, starring Glenn Ford, Lee Remick and other actors.  If you'd like to check out this suspense-thriller film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiment_in_Terror.  Even though there was terror, I enjoyed watching it.

Cell 2455, Death Row, starring William Campbell, Robert Campbell and other actors.  To check out this crime drama film, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_2455,_Death_Row_(film).  It was interesting to watch.

Hannibal, starring Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore and other actors.  Would you like to check out this psychological horror film?  If so, click on this link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannibal_(film).  Even though this was mentally disturbing, I watched it.

The Big Town, starring Matt Dillon, Diane Lane and other actors.  Click on this link if you'd like to check out this drama filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Town_(1987_film).  Even though this involved a professional gambler, it was okay to watch.

The Odessa File, starring Jon Voight, Maximillian Schell and Maria Schell.  Please click on this link, to check out this espionage thriller filmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_File_(film).  This truly was good to watch!

Wow!

These movies all had stories that were terrifying.  All in different ways.  But, fearful.

Fear isn't easy. 

But, God is good.  Even when some people's life ends.

Thinking of this, made me think of Luke 12:4, "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do."

Amen!  Just as we read, we need to not be afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Do you understand what this is referring to?

God doesn't want any of us who belong to Him, to be afraid of them that kill the body.  For, after that the murderer will have no more they can do.

You see, when we belong to God, we have gained everlasting life.

How?

All we had to do was to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ to gain salvation and have a relationship with Him where we look to Him, always.

I've done this.  So, I have everlasting life. 

Have you?


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