Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Here We Go Again

Well, friends, the Pilgrim is battling another bout with cellulitis. For the 4th time in the last 2 years I've succumbed to this infectious condition. It's in my head again. Literally that is. Not figuratively.

On Sunday I had a severe headache and by the early evening I was in bed, exhausted. During the night my forehead swelled up and I had two lumps on the back of my head. We went to the Emergency Dept. at the local hospital on Monday morning and, like the title says, "Here we go again." My doctor friend prescribed some heavy duty oral antibiotics and, hopefully, I'm on the road to recovery. The headaches are severe but I've got some strong pain killers for them.

This is a very important week for me to be well. On Thursday evening (tomorrow) Epistle Sports Ministries is having a big fundraiser at the Peterborough Petes game. We have rented one of the Sky Boxes and have sold all 57 tickets. We are also having a silent auction with autographed Ottawa Senators' sticks (know anybody on that team?), two Senators' game tickets, a private box for a future Petes' game, several original paintings by a local artist, a Sidney crosby print and an autographed Peterborough Petes jersey. It should be a great evening. Please pray that I will be well!

On Saturday I'll be conducting the Memorial Service at our home church for my dear friend Watson Atkinson who died in the Philippines just before Christmas. His funeral service was held over there but we are celebating his life this Saturday. Please pray for Watson's wife Noemi and their little daughter Jenalyn that God will be their strength and shield.

That's my update, friends! Now you know why I haven't posted for a few days.

Be encouraged today!


  1. Hey will continue to be in my prayers this week...Enjoy the fundraiser tomorrown night...sounds like it will be a great night.
    I know that God will give you the strength that you need to get through this week and I trust that Saturday will be a great celebration of Watson's life!!!

  2. Sorry to hear about your trials; I will also keep you in my prayers over the next few days ...