Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strong Tower

This is one of my favourite scripture verses and I also love the chorus that we often sing with these lyrics.  Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord IS a strong tower...a refuge for the weary, the discouraged, the downhearted and for every believer who calls on His name. above all names!

Click here to listen to this song...and be lifted in your spirit!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Mystery

I'm sitting here at my computer downloading an upgrade. It takes a minute or two and I can hear strange noises coming from the "guts" of the machine. I'm thinking, "I have no clue what's going on inside" and wondering how the 'thing' works. When the download is complete I get a message on the screen informing me that the procedure was successful.

Because I know absolutely nothing about the inner workings of my laptop do I question its existence? Do I throw it out because I can't "figure it out"? NO! You've probably guessed where I'm going with this. Right?

Far too often I don't understand God's dealings with me or with others. When asked to explain an unexpected death, a recently diagnosed disease or a devastating divorce I'm at a loss. Life is filled with mysteries. Things we'll never be able to understand or explain.

But...I choose to believe in and trust the divine Creator who never makes a mistake. The Bible declares, "As for God...his way is perfect" (Psalm 18:30) and I'm ready and willing to accept that...hard as it might be to do so.

I'll never understand how a computer works and why God does some of the things He does but...

I will continue to type away and post on my Pilgrim Scribblings blog or Facebook page, send and receive e-mails and rest in the embrace of a mysterious God who loves me unconditionally.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dad's Tribute

Here's a tribute for my dad...taken from the Pilgrim Scribblings archives...with minimum editing:

As many of you know, my father, Chester W. Fisher, went "home" to heaven over 21 years ago on May 21st, 1992. He was dearly loved and now he is greatly missed.

My Dad, a beloved father!

After dad went to be with the Lord it was difficult, when Father's Day rolled around, to walk past the card racks in stores that displayed cards for the special occasion. I realized that I "still" had a father, he had just gone on ahead and I will join him someday. So, I began buying my dad birthday cards and Father's Day cards. The sentiments I would share with dad, were he here, are written in the cards and then I date them and put them away in a drawer. It has been a very therapeutic exercise for me.

This is the card I bought for dad this year. On the inside it says, "As my dad, you're loved! Happy Father's Day"!
"Love goes on forever..." - 1 Corinthians
 13:8 (The Living Bible)
The Father's Day Card for my Dad
I trust you've had a good day! God bless you and make you a blessing!

Here's an article that appeared in the Jefferson Community College newsletter back in the early 90's. It's a fitting tribute to a man who loved God and served Him gladly:
The Chester W. Fisher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, created by the employees of Fisher Gage Inc. (now known as Fishercast), in Watertown, New York, was established to recognize a great leader. Jim Fisher said his father 'was a man who cared about people, life, family and the church. To know him was to know a gentleman. His influence was deeply felt.' This award, which was started in 1992, is given to a hard working, well-adjusted Jefferson Community College student in the second year of study. It is open to all students.

Chester W. Fisher was born in Birmingham, England, on May 5, 1922. A year later his family immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Apprenticing as a tool and die maker, a tradition among the men of his family, he began work at Canadian General Electric in Peterborough. He worked for the company for many years and held several management positions. In 1955, Mr. Fisher and his brother, William F. Fisher, formed a partnership, establishing Fisher Gauge Limited in Peterborough, Canada.

As both a shareholder and senior executive of the company, he was engaged in establishing the Watertown, New York, branch in 1964. Subsequently, his involvement in creating Fishercast in Watertown made the company a leading manufacturer of a small precise zinc alloy die casting in the United States.

During his many trips to Watertown from Peterborough over the years, he started a special relationship with his Watertown employees. To them, he was more than an executive of Fishercast, he was a friend.

Just as his Watertown employees respected him, so did his Canadian employees. His Canadian secretary Lynda Whitney said, 'Whenever I'd introduce Ches as my boss or supervisor, in his quiet manner he'd say, I am Lynda's co-worker.' Chairman Todd Wilcox added this: 'It has been my privilege to observe this high-principled man, a model for all who aspire to further the happiness and well being of others.'

Mr. Fisher's humanitarianism extended to friends and strangers. The list of organizations he served is extensive and includes church and missions, businesses, social service agencies, and educational, environmental and arts councils.

Chester W. Fisher died May 21, 1992.

Note: The Watertown plant was closed in 2003 due to economic conditions at the time. Dad's influence continues to live on. He was highly respected as a Christian business man...a man of integrity and Christian values. -

Friday, June 07, 2013

God's Love

Absolutely true!
Hard to fathom!
Thank you, Lord!

Monday, June 03, 2013

Big Door

God, Your door is so big and I am so small!

"Knock and it shall be opened unto you." - Luke 11:9