Saturday, March 08, 2008

Pilgrim Post # 1500

Well, fellow pilgrims, it's time to post #1500. After almost 3 1/2 years of these Pilgrim Scribblings we have reached 1500 posts and we thank God for the opportunity to write using this medium.

I trust that you have been encouraged along the way. The road is often rough as we make our pilgrimage home but the Great Shepherd of the Sheep walks with us each step of the way.

It's 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th and my flight home from Florida has been cancelled. I was to have flown from Tampa to Philadelphia at 7:40 a.m., wait several hours and then take another flight to Toronto. The severe weather in much of the U.S. and Canada is playing havoc with flights and travel.

The customer service rep at Air Canada apologized and said, "we'll have to put you on a direct flight to Toronto at 1:45 p.m." She didn't need to apologize! I can go back to bed for awhile, enjoy a "normal" breakfast, take my time getting to the airport and avoid the long layover in the "City of Brotherly Love". I didn't need to have the rental car back until 2:30 anyways. This is GOOD NEWS. Ultimately my "new" flight arrives in Toronto only an hour after my originally scheduled one.

Time to get some more sleep. Have a great day and drive carefully if you have to go out into the snow and rain.

Much love in Christ,

David, the Pilgrim


  1. Haha, a nice gift! A friend of ours was once flying home to Sweden from Finland - the plane was over booked, so they placed him at the business class! It's fun when God gets into pampering mood :)

    It's been a while since I've last been here, so I thought I'd stop by and say hi... So Hi!

  2. Hope that meant you were able to get enough sleep not be be super-tired due to daylight savings ... and kudos for your attitude towards what some people might deem an inconvenience.

    I have been encouraged by more than a few of your posts; thank you! (And congrats to your nephew Mike for his 2 goal game last night :))

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  4. Wow...1500 you are most prolific David. You keep blogging for Jesus and His kingdom. In doing so...what a blessing you are to all who have stumbled across your blog.

    Congrats sir. To quote Chuck, "Atta boy David!"