Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Vicki's Prayer

Our beloved Vicki posted the following prayer as a comment this evening. Without asking her permission I have taken the liberty of reproducing it here as a post. It warrants being repeated. Thanks, Vicki, for your love and concern for your fellow Pals. - David

Vicki's prayer:

Lord, we thank you for this group of loving Pals, committed to praying and encouraging one another. What a beautiful thing to experience your Spirit moving within our little community of believers. ♥

Thank you, too, for David. He's been a good shepherd of this Pilgrim flock, yet we're aware of his own need to rest and take a sabbatical now and then. We pray You will refresh his soul during this time. Also, we lift up Carol's needs right now and ask for pain relief - a healing touch, emotional & spiritual comfort, and an extra measure of your precious grace in her recovery. Minister to both their hearts inwardly, dear Lord, as only Your Spirit can do, and remind them of our love for them both.

For our sister, Terry, we thank you for bringing her through this surgery well today - praise you JESUS! Thank you for her faith, her friendship, and her sweet, caring ways. Lord, strengthen her body and spirit, and bring her back to us with a song in her heart for all You've done. ♥

For all the Pilgrim Pals, near and far, for those who comment and for those who can't...we pray for grace upon grace.

Lord Jesus, we love you, not just because of all You've done, but for WHO you are. And even though we love you, it's only because You first loved us and drew us by Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for your lovingkindness. How awesome are Your ways; how deep your love is for each one of us! - we barely comprehend. Thank you for the grace you so abundantly pour out on us daily, for Your protection, and Sovereignty over all our lives. As long as we have breath, we will praise Your name! ♥


it is 5:34 EST......

Wanted to update everyone...I just got off the phone with Betty, Terry's sister and Terry is out of surgery....it took a little longer than expected as they had to put in longer leads....Betty has not seen her yet, but the nurses assured the family she is doing well....talking up a storm !!!



The following thoughts were posted this morning on Pilgrim Scribblings and The Barnabas Blog. I thought it would be fitting to share them here with our Pilgrim Pals:

Last night I was awake for quite some time...my mind racing as it often does. I picked up an old copy of Springs in the Valley, edited by Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman, and found the following thought:

"Go unto Him at midnight!" Let us go when all other doors are barred and even the heavens seem brass, for the gates of prayer are open evermore; and it is only when the sun is gone down and our pillow is but a stone of the wilderness, that we behold the ladder that reaches unto heaven with our Infinite God above it, and the angels of His Providence ascending and descending for our help and deliverance. He is a friend in extremity. He is able for the hardest occasions. He is seated on His throne for the very purpose of giving help in time of need.

No matter if the case is wholly hopeless, and your situation one where you have nothing, and the hour is dark as midnight, "GO UNTO HIM". Go unto Him at midnight. He loves the hour of extremity. It is His chosen time of Almighty interposition.

There's a budding morrow in midnight
So fold your griefs away,
And wait for the bud to open,
A fragrant and fair new day.

Wait for the bud to open,
Cease to worry and to grope;
There's a budding tomorrow in midnight
It's name is The Dawn of Hope.

So today, my friend, remember - He is a friend in extremity! Run to Him and let Him enfold you in His everlasting arms.
"Go unto Him at midnight." - Luke 11:5 (KJV)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Praying for Terry

Greetings, Pals! I may be taking a sabbatical from FACEBOOK and PILGRIM PALS but I can't ignore the need to pray for our beloved sister (and Pal), Terry. As you have already seen on earlier posts, Terry will be undergoing surgery this Tuesday for the installation of a pacemaker. Please keep her in your prayers and ask God to undertake for her. THANK YOU!

God bless you all richly. Thanks to each one of the Pals for keeping this prayer ministry alive and vital during these difficult days.

Also, my wife Carol had laser surgery on her leg a week ago Friday and the pain, at times, is almost more than she can bear. Thanks for keeping Carol in your prayers, dear pals!

- David

God will take care of you

I dedicate this song to all Pligrim Pals
and specially Terry.
We are thinking of you Terry
and prayng for you.


Our dear Terry is going to have surgery tomorrow, Tuesday March 31th.
She's having a pacemaker installed. Her heart is not working the way it's supposed to. Neither are her other muscles. She's therefore very tired and exhausted and needs us to lift her up before the throne of THE ALMIGHTY.
Please do not hesitate to join in praying that Jesus will stand by her side and also be with the surgeons performing this operation.

For Terry from The Scripture,
Philippines 4
6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Posted by Felisol

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Have a Blessed Lords Day Pals

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Come On Pilgrim David!

Far be it from me to be so critical to you Pilgrim David, but I must say that you have already been missed the last while by all of your Pilgrim Pals but another 40 days?
I stole this song off of your Barnabas Blog....
And you are the one that taught me how to swipe things from other people's posts, so you will not mind, eh?........Love Guess who?

PS ...If you are tired David, don't forget that we as a band have always stuck together and have been there for each other!

Exodus 17:12
But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sabbatical from Pilgrim Pals

Dear Pilgrim Pals:

The last few weeks have been busy or even hectic but, then again, when hasn't my life been a little bit crazy. I haven't posted here on Pals for several weeks but I've been checking your posts from time to time. Be assured of my ongoing support and prayers.

Beginning today, March 25th, I'm going to take a sabbatical from Pilgrim Pals for 40 days. Basically it's a "fast" from my Facebook entries and from Pilgrim Pals. I will concentrate my efforts on the Pilgrim Scribblings blog and the resurrection of The Barnabas Blog which I have brought out of the mothballs. Also I will post on my George Muller blog from time to time.

I'm fully confident that all of the Pals (that's YOU) will carry on very well in my absence. Terry, I'm asking you to take over from me. Of course each of you will do what you can to carry on this vital ministry of prayer and encouragement. THANKS!

Please visit me at Pilgrim Scribblings and The Barnabas Blog.

Much love in Christ,

David, the Pilgrim

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thanks to Betty

Terry's sister Betty had this posted on her facebook and it is one of my favorite songs that Lee Greenwood sings for America, so when I heard the Canadian version, I just wanted to post it here for all our Canadian friends....

and I also wanted to wish our Little Montreal Girl a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY....love you!!

AND congratulations are in order for LPP on her citizenship !!!

Thank you Lord for these two precious ladies and the blessing they have been to me .

I love my Canadian neighbors.....

posted by donna

Sunday, March 22, 2009

God Bless Amrita And Her People In India

Dear Amrita....We are all praying that the dear people in India will turn to the only true Light and that is the Lord!....Love Terry

Thursday, March 19, 2009

On My Way

On my way to visit a shut-in aunt I passed by a temple dedicated to the godman Sai Baba.Its a newly built place, very modern and richly decorated.Hundreds of people throng the temple seeking miracles at the feet of this dead saint. They are from every walk of life the rich and poor, highly literate and modern wearing western clothes and costly jewellery and the poor, illiterate. But every one is seeking for answers. Looking for miracles. Offering gifts to the spirit of this dead man and wishing he will answer their prayers.Outside the temple the street is crowded with hawkers selling articles of worship. Flower garlands, incense sticks, holy offerings, fruit, earthen pots and all sorts of things.The air is heavy with incense smoke. The road is jammed with cars, scooters, motorcycles, rickshaws and bicycles.Everyone wants to pay obeisance to the image of the miracle worker.Sai Baba is worshipped all over India and the world.As I passed by I said a prayer for all the people thronging the temple precincts. Lord open their eyes to see the TRUTH. May their disappointment and hunger deepen so that they may start searching for THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE. And find Him.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Have A Blessed Sunday Pals

As we remember this Lords Day what the Lord has done for us, let us be truly thankful and praise the Lord....Love Terry

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In Memory Of Erin Michelle Page


On,Friday Feb 22 2008, Felisol introduced us to Erin and she will be forever in our hearts as will be her dear parents Chris and Kimberly and her sisters.
Here are words from her dad.


Thank you from the family of Erin Michelle Page

Dear Page family, we will be thinking of you and praying as you meet this day a year after Erin entered into heaven and into the arms of Jesus.
You will see your precious child soon and very soon, as we all will.....Love from all of the Pigrim Pals

Friday, March 6, 2009


I was reading an old email yesterday
and wanted to post this for you!
I am always here for you.
I love you,
mrs. butler

Monday, March 2, 2009

A post from your Island Pal

Hi everyone...it's your Island pal Kelley here...
It has been awhile since I posted on here....tonight I just wanted to share with you my most recent post from my blog (sorry it's a little long :) ). Be encouraged tonight to know that He is a great God and He is bigger than any struggle you may be dealing with.
Lessons from the struggles of life:
April '03...Almost 6 years ago yet I remember that month as clearly as I remember yesterday. It was one of those months that sticks with you for life.
I still remember sitting in my doctor's office and hearing him diagnose me with Depression...I was in total disbelief...sure I had a rough couple of months but no way was I depressed...it had to be a relapse of mono or something like that--I Kelley Campbell, could never be depressed, there had to be another explanation. I mean, I was the happy one...the cheerful one...the one that always seemed to be in control...plus, I was a Christian...Christians couldn't be depressed....
I quickly realized how false my views of depression and anxiety truly were...I always looked at depression as something people should be able to just snap out of...I looked at is as a sign of weakness...Oh how my eyes were opened!!!
As I struggled with the daily realities of depression, it was clear to me that I needed to share my struggle. It was amazing how when I began to be honest with others in sharing my story of pain, fear, feelings of rejection, confusion and frustration, I quickly realized that I was not alone. God brought so many people across my path who had struggled or were struggling with similar issues. How vital it is to share with our brothers and sisters in Christ...to be honest and transparent in the difficult times as well as the great times.
Romans 1:11-12 "I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong, that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith."
Almost 6 years have passed...so why am I writing about it now? Well this past week in a lot of ways has been a tough one and has brought many memories that remind me of that time 6 years ago. Although I have been off my medication for almost a year and have had no major set backs since then, this past week has brought with it some bumps in the road. I have had a couple of pretty intense anxiety attacks and have been dealing with a lot of feelings of confusion, lonliness, frustration and have felt overwhelmed by life in general. As discouraging as this week has been at times...I'm reminded tonight of God's goodness...and His wonderful strength and grace.
During my initial struggle with depression I was unable to focus on much of anything...including reading my Bible. It was so difficult to sit and read for long periods of time...then God gave me a wonderful gift. He lead me to Isaiah 41:8-10 and for close to 6 months those were the only verses I read. Daily I would just soak in the words and it was in those two verses that God brought (and continues to bring) strength, encouragement, restoration, victory, healing and joy.
(I've highlighed the promises within the passage that I cling to daily)
"But you, O Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
There is so much more to this story...but tonight I just really wanted to encourage each of you...
Whatever you may be going through today..whatever you may have faced in your past...know that you are not alone. God has chosen you and even if you feel abandoned or rejected...He has not rejected you...He has not forgotten you.
Trust Him in your struggle...allow Him to work in the midst of the pain...He will turn your mourning into rejoicing...your pain into joy...your chaos into peace...He will bring healing where there is hurt...strength where there is weakness...comfort where there is saddness...clarity where ther is confusion...and hope where there was hopelessness.
It has been a long road in many ways and this whole anxiety/depression issue may go with me the rest of my life...but I am so very thankful that this sickness does not define me...
I try not to focus on the what depression does to me or how it affects me...instead I focus on God and on what He can do through this struggle...on how He can be glorified in the midst of the struggle. God is such an amazing and loving Father and He cares about every area of our lives....lean on Him tonight!!! As Christians we are not exempt from lifes heartaches and trials but we have a God who has promised to always be there and walk through this life with us!!! What an amazing witness it is to others, when they realize that our lives are not perfect but that we have Hope regardless of what we face...that we can have peace and joy in the midst of a struggle.
Cling to His promises tonight...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

To The Pilgrim Pals

Blessed Lord's day to you all.........Love Terry

Praying for the peace of Israel.