Saturday, November 28, 2009
Just a brief update to let you know what's been happening to the Pilgrim and how you can pray for him (me).
This week I began my Day Hospital Program at North York General Hospital (pictured) in Toronto. This is a 3-week long program, 5 days a week, designed to assist those who are going through the throes of deep depression. The first week has been very profitable and I'm looking forward to going back on Monday morning. The group sessions have been particularly helpful.
This deep-seated depression has been affecting all parts of my life and our family's lives. Please pray that we will get relief from this dreadful, debilitating disease.
We continue to change my medication in an attempt to find the correct dosage and medicine. Please pray that we will soon find the best meds.
I'm grateful for the support of all the Pals. Felisol, your scriptures have been very encouraging and the comments accompanying them have been much appreciated. THANK YOU!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
dear david..it has been such a relief that you have returned and you know, it will not even be easier for you as you live for the lord in the faithful way you have and so i just thought that this song by danny funderburk would encourage you and encourage for that matter ALL of us!
the devil is defeated and the lord is the winner!...love terry
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This battle with depression has been a real struggle...a war that seems to continue unabated. Your prayers, dear Pals, are so vital to my recovery.
Felisol, your posts and the scriptures you have shared have been a lifeline. Thank you. As fellow sojourners, pilgrims on this journey, let's continue to bear one another's burdens and thus fulfil the law of Christ.
God's best to each of you!
David, the weary Pilgrim
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Let's carry on where we left off...praying for each other and trusting God to do His marvelous work in our lives.
I've gone fishing in the archive pond again. As I battle this present bout with depression I often find solace in things I have written in the past while I looked up from the bottom of the pit. Here's one from 2 years ago:
Long-time friends of the Pilgrim might recall this post from the "dark ages". This dreaded guest, clothed in black, came knocking again this weekend and especially this morning, causing me to recall this post. Through the support of friends and the Spirit of God I was able to right my ship before it hit the rocks. THANKS.
Here's that post:
Lately another guest, or maybe I should call him a predator has been lingering around my "house". The dreaded "D" word...depression... has been lurking. Many of you, no doubt, have had to deal with this unwelcome visitor.
Back in January I penned a brief "post" entitled Dark Night of the Soul. In the midst of our darkness may we experience His deliverance, His delight, His divine presence.
Dark Night of the Soul
"The peace of God which passes all understanding shall GUARD and GARRISON your hearts, through Christ Jesus our Lord." - Philippians 4:7