Monday, July 9, 2007

Counting

Today I'm counting...

1. Counting my years - 62

2. Counting my blessings - innumerable

3. Counting the posts on Pilgrim Pals since we started. 145 in June and 85 already in July

4. Counting my friends - too many to list

5. Counting the days 'til we see Jesus - can't do that but His return is imminent

6. Counting the garbage bags to take to the dump/transfer station - dozens

7. Counting the times God has failed to keep His Word - zero or never

So, friends, thanks for being such a blessing as I enter year # 63.

Yesterday He helped me...today He did the same; How long will this continue? Forever, praise His name!

11 comments:

Terry said...

That's good David!

Just be careful when you are counting all those candles that you don't stand too close.
That huge fire would just singe your eye brows right off!!
From Stawberry Shortcake!!

passing-thru said...

lol Terry ---------- David, U cracked me up with the trash bag remark -- not a "funny" time , I am sure --

Opened up the WORD this morning - first line my eye fell on - "the words of the Lord are pure - HE IS A SHIELD TO THEM THAT TRUST HIM --

I don't say this too often my friend, but today for some reason, I am struggling - lol - remember me as U struggle thru your touch days too --- ps. your a few months older than me so I can look up to U as my older brother - also, that book should arrive at your office today or tomorrow

hebrews 11:1 said...

Keep counting your blessings...I'm counting mine, and you're one of them!

Lil Pilgrim Pal

Terry said...

Dear Passing-thru...You are the guy we have to be praying for now.
It seems that the devil is trying to discourage us one at a time!!
Take care now and know that everybody will be praying for you Passing-thru...from Pilgrim pal, Terry

Besides I should be the one to be discouraged...I put that David Fisher's birthday announcment on my blog...bright and early and the only one that read it was Jel!!

hebrews 11:1 said...

That's not true, Mrs. Shirkie! I read it first thing this morning! I just didn't want to comment there...I felt sooo bad when I saw I missed Mr. And Mrs. Jim's anniversary. I thought of all my friends and relatives whose birthdays I've missed this year (95% I'd say), which is pretty bad considering I made sure not to miss the Big and Little Fish's birthdays...

Have a blessed day, Strawberry Shortcake! :)

I'm praying for you, Passing thru!

Lil Pilgrim Pal

Terry said...

Yeh...I guess I know what you mean Hebrews 11:1
When I saw all these birthday cards early this morning, I figured that it should be David that opened them before I started to comment.
Why do you suppose that David didn't open the card on my site though Little Pilgrim Pal?
I think that my nose is way out of joint now and it isn't from that fall into the strawberries either!!
...Love Mrs. Shirkie..sniff!!

passing-thru said...

Well----- spent some time in the WORD -- and yes, my "spirit" seems to be picked up -- Is. 40 and 41st chapters - good stuff -- HOW GOD DECLARES THAT THERE IS NONE LIKE HIM , being human , flesh, and looking at circumstances - but HE KNEW THAT AND STILL DELCARED HIMSELF TO BE THE "GREAT I AM" -

Thx Terry and Heb.11:1 and others that prayed -- I think it made a difference , GOD KNEW alooong time ago these moments right now that we "pals" would be going thru , GOD SAID, "be still" rest -- oh so hard for this man to do that -
ENOUGH SAID !! BACK TO THE BATTLE - Salvation, Dad Golden - Todd - and others - guidance and deliverance for David and Carol - Work position for LauraMae (I think) Encouragement for Heb and Prayingsensfan for after they passed out tracts, the enemy will surely attack -- Pilot mom and hubby - Vickie and hubby - saija and hubby - our intercessor Donna -Jel , Peterborough Julie and Ottowa Julie (lol-spelling is wrong isn't it) THRU THE BLOOD and by HIS NAME , we DECLARE , THAT GOD IS THE SAME ----

passing-thru said...

Oh Terry -- re-read your post here is what u said -
Besides I should be the one to be discouraged...I put that David Fisher's birthday announcment on my blog...bright and early and the only one that read it was Jel!!

U POOR THING -- ALL THAT WORK - BUT WE ALL READ IT IN PALS THAT U WORKED SO HARD TO DO FOR US --thankyou

Terry said...

Ah!!
That's the Passing-thru that we know!!
Prayer list..

Guses what, my nose looks good again.
Had a visitor over at the Candaian blogger!!...from Terry Pilgrim pal

Jim said...

David, this is a nice picture. You sure don't look 62.
Maybe you weren't when the picture was taken?
Anyway, Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID!
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Prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Happy Birthday "Big Fish"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Count the esclamation (sp?) marks.
If I put 27 for the "Little Fish" on his birthay I had to put 62 for his famous uncle!! ;D

From
Prayingsensfaninmontreal