Thursday, March 22, 2012

Two Words

Quite some time ago I determined to use 2-word titles for all of my Pilgrim Scribblings blog posts.  Sometimes it was a real challenge to limit these titles but the discipline was good.

Today I'm wondering what two words you would use to characterize your life or what two words you find the most important in your life.

Please let me know what your Two Words are.

THANK YOU!  Come to think of it...those are two excellent words.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Travel Guide


I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots.  Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work.

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore.

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm.

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older.

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing.

But, best of all, I’m now “in Christ” thanks to His death, burial and resurrection and the faith I have placed in Him.  Of all the places I’ve been this is the best and an added bonus is that I’ll be in Heaven when He comes to take His own.

Where have you been, where are you now and...where are you going?

Worship Wars

Recently my friend Paul Wilkinson posted the following article on his Thinking Out Loud blog.  I thought it should be re-posted here.  Thanks, Paul!

"When I looked to my right, there was Brett. 

He looked angry. The worship leader had chosen a classic hymn, “A Shelter in the Time of Storm.” Brett doesn’t care for the hymns. Even though he’s the standby guitarist for three of the four worship teams, when a hymn comes along he doesn’t sing. Even the revamped versions of “When I Survey” and “Amazing Grace” don’t work for him. He just stands there with his lips pursed together.
When I looked to my left, there was Daniel. 

He looked distressed. We’d moved on to a different song now, introducing the new modern worship Chris Tomlin song, “White Flag.”  Daniel is a retired school teacher. He gave up his NASB for a more modern translation, but he’s not giving in an inch when it comes to all the new songs we’ve been learning lately. So he stands stone-faced, silent, with his lips pursed together.

When I looked up, there was God.

I think he delights in the worship of this church, because I think beyond the songs, beyond the way the guy at the back mixes the band and the singers, beyond the misspellings in the projected lyrics; this is a congregation that really wants to give back to Him something in worship. And I think he appreciates that those in leadership do their best to find vehicles that allow people of different generations to express the heart overflow of their love for Him.

But He would really like to see everyone joining in.

He’s looking for a people who will corporately join in the song.

Who want to join in the song.

Who will raise the white flag of surrender to Him and extol His sovereignty as “a rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of storm.”

He wants you to join in the song."

Monday, March 12, 2012

Chesterton's Quote

While surfing the web tonight I came across the following quote which I had read several times in the past but it struck a chord tonight and I wanted to post it. 

It's thought provoking!

According to G. K. Chesterton,

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried."

What do you think?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Worthy Cause

Our good friend, Andrew D'Agostini of the Peterborough Petes, has become good friends with the young brother of one of our Kawartha Komets players. Anthony Romanelli is the 6-year-old brother of James Cole and lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a lung disease which has no cure.

Andrew is looking for sponsors to help him raise money to support efforts to cure cystic fibrosis. He will be running in the Great Strides Walk on May 27th at the Nicholls Oval in Peterborough.

Please consider helping out in this worthy cause. Check this link for details.
Thank you, Andrew, for befriending Anthony and for taking steps to help cure CF.