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,

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 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

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 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 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