It is 12:24 PM Friday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold gray day. It is 41 degrees today and I am chilled to the bone. Carol and I are now both sick with a cold. I rarely get sick with a cold so I am feeling absolutely awful today. Today is also Carol and I's 38th wedding anniversary and we are too sick to do anything special to celebrate. We did go downtown for breakfast this morning.
After breakfast we went grocery shopping. We were home from grocery shopping around 10 o'clock AM. After we put the groceries away I visited a near by thrift store to look at their used books. I bought this morning these two used books-
"Istanbul: The Imperial City" by John Freely
"1919 America's Loss Of Innocence" by Eliot Asinof
When I got home from the thrift store I wrote in my paper diary and then we skyped our daughter Beth and our grandchildren Lou, Marn, and baby Jack.
There is not much else to report. I will close to feel sick.
" Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." Ephesians 1:15-23