Monthly Archives: December 2021

5 months, 4 weeks ago 4
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In years past my New Year’s Resolutions were like these piles of ropes on a fishing dock in Maine!  Jumbled, intersecting, tangled and not really defined as to where they begin and end!


If age brings us anything it’s clarity of purpose!  It also teaches us to not over reach, to keep things simple and only promise those commitments we can keep!


So, these are my few, simple, to the point, cut to the chase, promises to God and myself.


  1.  1.  God loves me, (and all of us), so I will commit to love others, as He does, acepting others for who they are and love them without judgement.


2.  God sacrificed everything to be with me (and all of us), so, I will sacrifice everything.  This mean putting nothing above my devotion to Him.


3.  I have been blessed with a great life, family and friends, so, I will love and cherish them and show them the respect and attention they deserve.


4.   I will seek first the Kingdom of God and as He promised;  He will meet my needs and even the desires of my heart.  As I walk with him He will change the desires of my heart to be those things that please and honor Him.


That is more than enough to concentrate on through out the coming year and the rest of my life here on this earth!


I pray and hope that your 2022 is the richest and most fulfilling year you have ever experienced!


Blessings and may God walk closely with you,


the pilgrim





6 months, 1 week ago 14
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Please allow me to wish all of you, my family, friends and fellow photographers A Very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!


Sherelene, Chester and I are thankful for each of  you and will pray for this Holy Season of Peace and Joy!


I look forward to seeing many of you in the coming year!


Merry Christmas,



the pilgrim

6 months, 2 weeks ago 2
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It must be Carl Turner week on the blog!  Yesterday I got his and Monie Christmas card, it was one of the most beautful and meanful cards I’ve recieved!  Enjoy!





the pilgrim

6 months, 2 weeks ago 11
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My dear brother, Carl Turner shared this with me, I knew it was too good to keep to mysef!  So, thanks Carl and here goes!


“7%” Written by a 90 year  old


This is something we should all read at least once a  week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!


Written by  a 90 years old,

of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio  .


“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons  life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever  written.


My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is  the column once more:


1. Life isn’t fair,  but it’s still good.


2. When in doubt, just take the next  small step.


3. Life is too short – enjoy it.


4. Your  job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and  family will.


5. Pay off your credit cards every  month.


6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to  yourself.


7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying  alone.


8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take  it.


9. Save for retirement starting with your first  paycheck.


10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is  futile.


11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up  the present.


12. It’s OK to let your children see you  cry.


13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea  what their journey is all about.


14. If a relationship has to  be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.


15. Everything can  change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never  blinks.


16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the  mind.


17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter  weighs you down in many ways.


18. Whatever doesn’t kill you  really does make you stronger.


19.. It’s never too late to be  happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.


20. When it  comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an  answer.


21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the  fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is  special.


22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.


23.  Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.


24.  The most important sex organ is the brain.


25. No one is in  charge of your happiness but you.


26. Frame every so-called  disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this  matter?’


27. Always choose life.


28.  Forgive


29. What other people think of you is none of your  business.


30. Time heals almost everything. Give time  time.


31. However good or bad a situation is, it will  change.


32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else  does.


33. Believe in miracles.


34. God loves you  because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t  do.


35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it  now.


36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying  young.


37. Your children get only one childhood.


38.  All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.


39. Get  outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.


40. If we  all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab  ours back.


41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you  already have, not what you need


42. The best is yet to  come…


43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show  up.


44. Yield.


45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but  it’s still a gift.”

Its estimated 93% won’t forward  this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title  ‘7%’.


I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we  choose.




the pilgrim and Carl!