About This Blog

This is a blog to love you with, to share my journey and organize experiences. This is Christ's blog, via a not perfect source: me.

"Many of my disciples have had to stay on in the dark, alone and friendless.
They struggled on, singing as they went.
For you, too, there must be songs along the way. Should I plant your feet on an insecure ladder? Its supports may be out of your sight, hidden in the Secret Place of the Most High, but if I have asked you to step on and up firmly— then surely have I secured your ladder."
—July 15th from God Calling 

About Me

I'm the least important thing about this blog.  This blog is God's, not mine.  But you probably want to know who is writing all this stuff you're reading.

My name is Pamela, I'm twenty-seven and desperately in love with God, the Lord Jesus Christ. I live India! I moved here in late November 2012  from Spartanburg County, South Carolina to marry Ryan, an Indian man. We got married in late February 2013, which makes me a newlywed! We just found out a couple months ago we're expecting our first child, which crazily makes me a mom as well! Our little one is due June 2014. I also am a writer, an artist, an avid reader, and a lover of animals. And I would welcome your friendship, if you'd like to offer it. 

God's given me a heart and a calling for his people, my fellow Christians, the Body of Christ, the family of God: the Church. I long to see us unified as Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane right before he was taken into custody in order to be crucified: 

My prayer is not for [the disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:20-23)

What It Means to be a Singing Pilgrim

Christians are not meant to be at home in this world. We're just journeying through it, on a pilgrimage towards home. And Christians are supposed to be thankful and rejoice in all circumstances (though I admit my blog doesn't always reflect that!). We're on a journey of transformation as God takes us from who we were and conforms us to the image of Christ, and not the world. The further along the journey we go, the closer we are to God and the farther we are from the image of the world.

The early Christians were so peculiar that when one of them would die their brethren would lift the body up and sing and rejoice down the street. That image takes my breath away.

I'm in love with Christ and the Church.

So I've taken up the mantle of "Singing Pilgrim".

Come, brethren, let us sing a joyful song!

"Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our Salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song."
Psalm 95:1-2 NIV


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