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1 month, 1 week ago 5
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This April the Great Smoky Mountains N.P. is CLOSED! You have to be kidding, CLOSED, even th Grand Canyon is closed! Never fear, it won’t be long before we are out in nature doing this again! Hang in there, we will make it!

Blessings,

the pilgrim

1 month, 1 week ago 7
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On this most Holy of all weekends of the year we remember the supreme sacrifice our Havenly Father made when He allowed His Only Son to be crucified for our sins. Jesus willingly allowed Himself to be mocked, beaten, cursed and then nailed to a cross to suffer and die for us. He took our place. The wages of sin is death and only by His standing in for us and our punishment can we escape the death we so deserve.

He taught us to forgive as even He, in a time like this, looked down upon those who had nailed Him to that cross and said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”

Jesus was the Son of God, He could have refused to die for us, but He didn’t, He did it to fulfill His duty to His Father and for all of us. This weekend spend time thinking about the great sacrifice that was made for you, don’t allow His death and Resurection to be in vane! Ask Him to forgive you and take you into His family. If you do, He will. Happy Easter.

Blessings,

the pilgrim

1 month, 3 weeks ago 17
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Still in home quarantine and thinking about what I’m missing not being out there in the field. I may be slow to come to the most important facts of life, but this week I’ve started to get it more and more. My Long days loving on Chester and waiting on Sherelene to get home from the clinic and I’m realizing my most prized treasures are right here! I miss being out there shooting nd fellowshipping with Jack, Jim and our attendees, but honestly I’m learning a lot from a crazy 16 month old Golden and a beautiful wife! Chester lays in his bed facing the walkway down to our kitchen door, where he faithfully waits to see Sherelene appear each afternoon. When her car pulls in the driveway he jumps up and claws at the glass door in sheer excitement that she has returned. I’m happy too, but I don’t claw the glass!

I’ve learned from Chester that a little exercise, something to break the boredom and long naps are a great cure for what ails you! We spend some good quality time just talking, he doesn’t say much back but his exprssions say it all, I know he understands some of what I’m conveying, at least he responds like he does. I am more and more thinking about what I have to be thankful for, and not so much thinking about what I’m missing. Sooner or later, things will return to normal and we will go on about our lives as we did before the virus, but I think I will do more of what I’m doing right now, I rather like the simplicity of this new life style, heaven knows I might actually be closer to full retirement than I thought.

I pray that you are blessed, well and finding those things that you hold most dear to be more dear than ever before…..

Blessings,

the pilgrim

2 months ago 3
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I’ve been sitting home, self-quarantied, like many of you, and wondering how i can bring some encouragment to the situation. This morning, via the internet, my Pastor brought me the answer, a wonderful sermon on God is In Control.

Thls is the link, it is the full service and I believe you will be blessed and encouraged if you watch it, hope you do!!

https://www.graceonthehill.org/march-22-2020/

Blessings,

the pilgrim