Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Vicki and Merry Christmas!



happy birthday to a wonderful pilgrim pal, vicki!
she is a christmas child and so how could we ever forget her birthday!

also merry christmas to vicki and all of the pals.
i am going to give vicki and the beloved pals this song that i ordered in from you tube...




many good wishes to you and may the new year be even better than it was in 2010...love terry

Monday, October 18, 2010

From Felisol....SICK LEAVE





2Chor 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:



Felisol said...
SICK LEAVE
As much as blogging has become a part of my daily routines and joys, and my blog friends are an immense source of inspiration, spiritual fellowship and interpersonal love and understanding, I have to put myself on sick leave for a while.
I've had as a principle that I at least should answer and keep in touch with the ones that bothered to visit and comment on my blog.
Lately I haven't been able to do that, and that makes me feel so shameful.
I have been struggling with this chronic fatigue syndrome for two decades, lots of broken bones due to osteoporosis, arthritis and now also gastritis.
I am blessed to live in Norway. I have appointment with our family doctor once a month, physiotherapist once a week, and I go hiking and swimming also a least once a week to keep this old machinery running.
I have family, a few, but dear friends and best of all husband Gunnar and Serina who care about me, and vice versa.
Thanks to Teach Mary and Gunnar I also have reached a new level of enjoying photographing.
To me blogging has been about sharing, preferably of the good things in life. Thinking about my blog friends make me feel rich, happy and conscious about values and interests beyond my own sphere.
I will in random order thank Terry, Amrita, Mrs. Mac, Saija, Lidj, Crown of Beauty, Trish, Debbie, Sonja, Carol Ann, passing thru Bob, John C, Jim, Teach Mary, Leora, Robin from Israel, Pilgrim father David, Annie, Julie LBM, Constance, Pat, Diane, Cheryl, Deb, Maria Stahl, The Montreal Sisters, Colleen, Kris, E G Wow (who taught me to enlarge photos), Carletta, ilandavita, Nora Johnsen, reg, jel,
Ralph and Patti and Raven. You have all put so much wisdom into my life, broadened my horizon and opened my heart.
I will be back. I simply cannot be without you.Please bear over with me and say a prayer if you feel like.

October 18, 2010 4:19 PM

Sunday, October 3, 2010

He Is Our Treasure!



have a blessed lords day pals....love terry

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Reason To Sing!



have a joyful lords day pilgrim pals...love terry

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Missing In Action

Welcome back, dear Pals. For two months the Pilgrim Pals blog has been missing in action. I've been struggling with this ongoing depression and others have been very busy.

Now that September has arrived (what a thought!) let's get back to doing what we originally were committed to doing...Praying, Affirming, Loving and Serving.

Thanks for being part of our Christian blogging community.

May the Lord richly bless each of you and make you a blessing to others!

The Pilgrim Father,

David

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Conversing

Terry, do you recognize these two men conversing in their study?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JULY 1ST - CANADA DAY


Have a blessed Canada Day to my fellow Canadians....eh!

From: Little Missionary

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Good News From Pilot-Mom

This afternoon (Tues) I had the prism put on the left lens of my glasses. It took away my double vision!! It is only a temporary fix so I hope my eyes return to normal FAST! :) Continue to pray for full, 100% recovery, please!

We had a wonderful visit with Pilot. There was an unfortunate incidence with one of our borders, and the police had to be called. I was thankful that Pilot was there to help his dad. I don't know what we would have done without him!

Thanks for all the prayers!

Love to ALL the PALS!!

June 23, 2010 2:10 AM

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2,000 or Two Thousand Posts

2,000 Pilgrim Pal Posts!

What an historic occasion! We, as Pilgrim Pals, have written 2,000 posts here on this site. Thousands of prayers have gone up to the Father on behalf of each other and for many others who we love and care for.

Thank you so much for carrying on this blog even when I was "laid aside for a season". As I said earlier today, I will not be posting for awhile but I ask for your fervent prayers as I recover from this dreadful depression.

Thanks to each and every one of you. You are loved!

Carry on and keep looking to Jesus!

Historic Note

Beloved Pals:

This is our 1,999th post so I am going to say goodbye for now by writing another post...our historic 2,000th.

I love all of you. Thanks for your prayers!

The Pilgrim

Please ! Pilot Mom Needs Our Prayers..

I have a prayer request for ya'll to be praying. Last week I awoke with a headache and double vision in one eye, my right eye. I managed to dink around for a couple of days thinking it was connected to ear and sinuses.

After talking with my sister (who is so much wiser than I) on Saturday Jim and I decided I needed to go visit the ER at our hospital. Wow!! What service! There was absolutely no waiting! I didn't even get to finish giving my history and stuff before I was in a room! After ruling out "stroke", muscle problems etc. it was determined it is something directly related to the eye.

I am leaving shortly to go see my opthamologist who will be able to give me a diagnosis. After researching (never, ever do this) on line regarding double vision in one eye I became a little nervouse to say the least.

Anyway, all that just to say I need prayer, that my nerves will be calm, the doctor has wisdom, and anything else God lays on your heart. Thanks ever so much, precious PALS!!!

IN HIS GRIP,
Claire

p.s. For those who have been praying for Pilot, he arrived stateside Saturday morning. What a great way to be awakened! AND, he will be here on the 16th! He's coming for a wedding and for Father's Day! :) Color me HAPPY

Pilgrim's Update

Dear Pals:

Just a note to ask you to pray for Pilgrim David during this very difficult time. I have taken a break from Pilgrim Scribblings, Facebook and e-mailing for the next little while.

The depression and the accompanying struggles and behaviours have been debilitating and I need your prayers as I journey back to where I want to be.

Thank you so much for your steadfast and ongoing prayers over the past 18 months. It's been a real battle but we all know that the battle isn't ours but His.

Please pray for me, Carol and our family during these difficult days. Thank you so much!

In His Great Love,

David

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hi!!

Sorry I've been out of commission for a few weeks - my computer crashed and I finally got a new one - praise and thanks to God for my brother who helped me shop around and get set up.....I'm fairly technically challenged :)

Anyway, here's my little update:









I took a new job, in a new department - still with the same corporation (don't want to give details....most Pals know) - it's much busier, which I like. I feel more productive and using my time faithfully. The job is temporary for 1 year and then I will have to go back to the other job where there is barely anything to do....but I am sure God will work that all out next year.

I feel I've been on a path of renewal....it's been a very difficult path but necessary. As I look over the last 4 years I see where I wasn't being faithful or trusting in God's good plan for me...mixing with folks I shouldn't have mixed with. Going off the WAY only leads to increased suffering. Although some suffering is good for the Christian; there is redemption in suffering after all - our ultimate redemption is found in Christ's suffering. Suffering can lead to a much deeper, meaningful relationship with God. It can lead to maturity and wisdom ...if we allow it to take us there and not become resentful towards God. I think I've often been resentful and self-righteous in my attitude. We have an Enemy who loves to encourage us in our suffering times towards resentment. I pray for all Christians to not give the devil a foothold in times of trial, but to have the Grace of God to remain and persevere. God bless you all.
Little Missionary

Missing You Pals!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pilgrim Pals We Are Blessed!



have a blessed lords day dear pals....love terry

Friday, April 30, 2010

Update

Hi Pilgrims, thanks for your prayers - I'm doing okay these days - hanging in there. I have a big decision to make. I was interviewed and offered another position - it's temporary for up to 1 year - my current position would be held for me, according to Union rules. On one hand I'm happy but on the other I do have a few concerns about going to the other work site - mainly - women (sorry) but my experience in the past as a quiet, subdued woman is that other women with a more controlling/bullying nature "prey" on people like me and take me "down". There are mainly women in the other job, so I'm very leery. Besides that, I am really not sure if this is a good time to bring this kind of upheaval to my life - I'm just getting settled and back to normal everyday life. Although there doesn't seem to be a lot too do in my current position and a couple other minor negatives, there are positive things too (eg location is great, laid back/not so intense environment, it's more of a "blue collar" environment and I like that, and most people are really friendly), perhaps if I give my boss a chance by talking to him he'll make some changes. He is away for a few days next week but I will talk to him when he is back - please pray I make a wise decision!!
thanks.

Little Missionary

Friday, April 16, 2010

Prayer

Just want to ask for some prayer support. Not feeling good - off and on for the last several weeks - since being back at work full time many days I feel I'm slowly sinking again into a dark place. Please pray for me - thanks.
Little Missionary.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is Risen!


Truly He is Risen!

Greetings to all Pilgrims - hope you are experiencing the joy of our Risen Lord - death could not hold Him down and now we who are heirs are also conquerors with Him. What a privilege! What a great and awesome mystery! Jesus - thank you for going through your suffering Passion and giving us the joy of being a people of the Resurrection. Satan, you are on notice - your time to torment is dwindling away. We are covered in the Lamb's Blood - marked by God and we are His! Our God Reigns!
Julie - Little Missionary

He Is ALIVE!

Friday, April 2, 2010

When He Was On The Cross I Was On His Mind

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Good Friday Reflections

This morning I went fishing in the archive pool and decided to share a post that I wrote two years ago on Good Friday.

Think about this...


How could a day so dark and gruesome
Ever be described as “good”?
When the sinless, spotless Jesus
Gave His all, His life, His blood.

But, ah, the “good” accrued to sinners
We, ourselves, deserved to die;
But the blood of His atonement
Rent the veil and brought us nigh.

Now we stand, redeemed, forgiven,
Ransomed, justified and free;
Guaranteed a place in heaven
With the King eternally.

All the “good” that we could muster
Never could our sin debt pay;
But by trusting in His merit
We have LIFE this “Good Friday”.

(c) March 2008 - David W. Fisher

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update from the Pilgrim Father

The pilgrim has returned from his 6-week stay in Dallas, TX and the Ozarks in Arkansas. I was there getting treatment for my depression and other issues I've been struggling with. I am feeling much better but there is still a long journey ahead of me.

My writing juices which had pretty well dried up have started to gurgle beneath the surface and I'm grateful to God for that.

This evening I went back and read all of my entries on my Pilgrim Song web site. As I read the posts, prose and poems I was reminded of where I once was...before the deep depression began to strangle and choke me. The last year has been horrendous. I haven't posted on Pilgrim Song for over 1 year. I was dry. I'm still dry but at least I'm thirsty.

Please pray for the pilgrim as he re-adjusts to life in the real world.

Check out the posts on Pilgrim Song where I have shared some of my poems written in some of the darkest hours over the past five years.

SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL THE PILGRIM PALS:

Thank you so much for your prayers for the ol' pilgrim over the last few months. It has been a scary journey and I'm not "out of the woods" yet. Thank you Terry for keeping the Pals blog going. Special thanks are due to Felisol. Your encouraging comments over the past few months have been such a blessing. Thank you so much for standing with me.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Good News From Pilgrim David



Since arriving here at the Minrith Ranch in the Arkansas Ozarks, the Lord has been teaching me so much.
The pristine beauty of the
hills and valleys, the rivers and creeks has helped to speed the recovery of this burnt out child of the King.
Depression when brought under control of a sovereign God, can be subdued and ultimately defeated as we submit to His Lordship and the wise godly counsel of men like Dr. Frank Minirth.
as we walked down to Big Creek the other day and skipped smooth stones across its clear surface, I was reminded of many things just by observing. As the great New York Yankee ballplayer Yogi Berra once stated, "You can observe a lot by just watching."

As I passed by a bonfire pit with the charred remains of a once-blazing fire, I thought of my own life and the experience of many other pastors and Christian leaders who have suddenly found themselves burnt out. Only a fresh encounter with the living Christ of God can re-ignite the flame which once burned unabated for the King of kings. This, plus wise, sound, biblical counsel can "get us back" as Dr. Minirth has repeatedly expressed to me. The good doctor and the God of heaven are determined to "get me back".


As I continued to walk leisurely along the banks of the creel , I noticed the massive root network under a "big old tree".
I was reminded that in order to get our lives under control we have to "get to the root" of the problem.With my depression it was a series or significant losses over the past five years plus some unresolved issues from my teen years and early 20's that had precipitated my defeatist state of mind.
As we got to the root of the problem I began to understand why I was in the midst of this gut-wrenching battle.
Much of our depression is caused by our failure to be kind to ourselves. I'm learning that many depressed people are very kind to others but they fail to be kind to themselves. This can lead to destructive behaviors and, then, inaccurate thinking. The downward spiral continues until we get help. The help I've been receiving has been life-changing.


Walking on, I saw some awesome vines creeping over a rocky ledge and dropping to the ground below. As I mused on these sights, I realized again that unless we are super-naturally connected to the true Vine, Jesus Christ Himself, we will never truly be healed and fulfilled. He alone is the source of life and wellness.


Where are you at, dear friend? Has the raging battle brought you down and robbed you of any hope? There is hope and a future for those who know the eternal God, through Christ Jesus. Take His hand and let Him lead your through. If He can do it for me, He can accomplish the same for you. Give Him a chance.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hi Terry, thanks for you help re posting videos! I love this song - brings me such great comfort.
Little Missionary


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Videos

Terry: how do you upload videos to this site. I have one by Michael W. Smith I'd like to put here for all who are struggling through depression etc - I'm struggling with HOW to put the video here - duh!

Julie (LM)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

To David From Betty And John

dear david...i haven't heard how you and carole and the children are doing but betty wanted me to put this song in for you....love terry

Saturday, February 6, 2010

May The Lord Encourage You David And Pilgrim Pals




A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.

Refrain:
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life in the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord,
He taketh my burden away,
He holdeth me up and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.
With numberless blessings each moment He crowns,
And filled with His fullness divine,

I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God!
For such a Redeemer as mine.
When clothed with His brightness transported I rise
To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love,
I’ll shout with the millions on high.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Please Pray for the Pilgrim

Dear Friends:

As you have noticed I have not posted here on
Pilgrim Pals regularly for quite some time. My creative writing skills have dried up temporarily and it's been hard to articulate my thoughts as I battle this severe depression that has beset me over the past year.

I value your prayers as I seek to get well again. We are trusting God to guide us to the proper treatment facility and we now see a possible source of help on the horizon.


Thank you for standing with me and my family during this very difficult season of my life.

The Lord continues to uphold us with His strong, righteous right hand.


In His Great Love,

David
The Pilgrim

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Important Prayer Request For Our Friend David Fisher


pilgrim david would like all of the pals to pray for him. he didn't give me the details but here is what he said, " asking for real, concerted prayer for me and my family. Things are critical right now. Thanks, dear friend!"

please pray for him and his family...love terry

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tears for Haiti....from Amrita






These are some photos I took on my rural visits.
The images and news reports about the Haiti catastrophe are so heart wrenching. Such death and devastation has swept across the poorest nation of the Western Hemisphere.
Tons of aid is being sent for the desperate victims but it is not reaching them they are saying on the news channels. Maybe its taking too long. Its hard to move fast enough in a calamity of such magnitude.
Watching BBC World , I could only whisper '"Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy". I could not even form a proper prayer.
I used to read a blog of a missionary in Haiti. I am worried about her. I have lost her URL , but will search for her web page.
I experienced an earthquake in the Himalayas in 1991. It really shook me up an I was affected by it for days, although the damage in our area was minor compared to what others went through. But I can 't erase the memory of it from my mind - specially the eerie sound of the quake, like a mighty waterfall - and then dead silence and blackout. Doors and cupboards flew open and things fell out even on top of me as I woken from a deep early morning sleep.
I am an aftershock person. I am generally quite calm and collected during a crisis but its full impact hits me after several hours and I end up in a pool of melted wax. PTSD is what I suffer from at times.
One is likely to question God in the midst of disaster. A havoc wreaking God?
I have come to a realization that God 's absolute sovereignty,power and control can be seen in all forms of nature.
In Psalm 139 the writer addresses God;
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
(Today 's New International Version Bible)
God 's awesomeness can be seen in both darkness and light.
The special and the mundane
Pain and joy.
I heard this story.
A man went to a monastery and demanded the Abbot to show him God. The Abbot was a very sagacious man. "I will show you God", he answered . He took the visitor to a corner and pointed out a grungy old monk and said,"Here is God".
The man laughed in unbelief and said,"Are you crazy. This is a grungy old man.This is not God".
The wise Abbot replied,"The Bible says that God made man in His own image. However much that image may be distorted you can still see Him
in what He has created. If you can 't see God in a grungy old monk , you will not be able to see God at all.".
from amrita
http://yesugarden.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Moderating Comments..



dear pals...i have had to moderate the comments on pilgrim pals just as i had to do on my own blog. it has taken some time now but i am still going through our site, looking for this bad guy's comments and deleting them.. this is a godly site and we have to keep it that way, eh? i hope everybody does not mind david..if you do, you can let me know...love to all the pilgrim pals, terry

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Fallen Servant


A week ago, on Tuesday, my city woke up to hear about the tragic murder of Police Constable Eric Czapnik, while on duty at 4:30 a.m. He was 51 years old and leaves behind a wife and four children. He only became a police officer two years ago. That alone impresses me - someone who goes after their true calling even at an age most people would consider it "too late"! Please say a prayer for Constable Eric's family, including his police family, as the funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon.
"...Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.....and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Ps. 23

Julie - little missionary

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Love You Pilgrim Pals!

dear pals...this song has been so much on my heart the last week.
i put it on my own blog and i want to put it here..
i love all of you pals so much...love terry


Friday, January 1, 2010

Blessings in 2010


Happy and blessed New Year to all!


May we all experience a deeper sense of God's love and His abundant blessings on us. David, I pray that you will experience some relief from the burdens you carry. I can testify to the true Light in the darkest valley - as you know I've been to the bottom and back. Although I wouldn't say I'm totally out of the "woods" - I'm certainly seeing the Light clearer these days and I know you will too. Please pop by and let us know how you are doing.
Julie - LM