I know what time it is, so why should I tell you? It is time to repent and get ready for the End. Ok I will be up front and tell you the time is 7:52 AM Tuesday morning. Carol should be home from work by 8:30 AM.
I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I got up because I was sick of dreaming. My mind never shuts down.
I have nothing to do today worth doing. I just want the day to be free of tension. I absolutely need a stress free existence.
Yesterday I basically wandered my cell and read the Bible. Carol got up around 6:35 PM and left for work at 7:50 PM. I watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM last night.
I am sitting down in the basement writing on my lap top. Last night I copied off all that I put in my blogs into my May 2009 diary. In case I die soon I want to leave behind my testimony.
I figured out yesterday the reason why I have been remembering the Past is that on May 19th my wife and I will celebrate being married 30 years. (one of Carol's aunt's will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary). If Carol's Dad had not died her parents would have been married 60 years this May. Marriage is holy. It is sad to see our american society seeking to destroy the traditional family reality. It is sad to see americans out to destroy the holiness of marriage. This summer our oldest son gets married. I pray our children marry for life.
Well I do not know what more to write right now? I suppose I will close to wait for Carol to come home from work. Existence keeps flowing by.
"Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith." Malachi 2:16
"Because of the present crisis, I think that it is good for you to remain as you are. Are you married? Do not seek a divorce. Are you unmarried? Do not look for a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this." 1 Corinth. 7:27,28
music: Wolf Eyes "Burned Mind"
It is 11 o'clock AM late Tuesday morning. I am down in the basement reading blogs. Carol has gone to bed for the day. I took Rudy for a walk at Kollen Park this morning. It is another warm Spring day. It is suppose to rain the rest of the week.
I have these books next to me presently---
"Joshua, Judges, Ruth" [Commentaries on the Old Testament] Keil & Delitzsch
"Judges & Ruth" [Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries] by Arthur E. Cundall & Leon Morris
"Dictionary Of The Old Testament: Historical Books" Editors: Bill T. Arnold & H. G. M. Williamson
"Such A Great Salvation: Expositions Of The Book of Judges" by Dale Ralph Davis
"A Guide to the Historical Books" Volume Two Exploring the Old Testament by Philip E. Satterthwaite & J. Gordon McConville
"Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible" General Editor Kevin J. VanHoozer
"A Commentary On Judges" by Richard Rogers (1551-1618)
I am reading through the Bible this year. I am trying to read the Bible using the ancient art of Lectio Divina (read this book "Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina" by Michael Case). I right now reading through the Book of Judges. It is a blessing being able to read the Word of God. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Tim. 3:16,17
It is now 11:16 AM I feel restless and drained this morning. I need to lay down or go for another walk.
Most places I go for a walk are wet and muddy. Downtown Holland is filled with tourists for Tulip Time.
I read this morning my Bible and the old Puritan commentary on Judges by Richard Rogers.
Well I suppose I am out of steam so I will close to wander my cage.
- Music:Willard Grant Conspiracy "Regard The End"
It is 2:06 PM Tuesday afternoon. I just got back from doing errands. It is 70 degrees outside today. I am now down in our cool dark basement talking to myself. I can hear Rudy barking at something outside.
On my errands this afternoon I went to a local Christian bookstore where that Reformed Baptist works name Matt. As I was talking to Matt his girlfriend and her mother came in. Matt got talking to them and I got a book for our daughter on marriage and a used book titled "The Protestant Tradition: An Essay In Interpretation" by J. S. Whale. I never heard of J. S. Whale or his book, but it looked interesting and it was only five dollars so I bought it to throw on the bookmountain. I left and went to our local Public Library (Herrick District Library) to see if they had a novel by Colm Toibin I read about in Sunday's New York Times newspaper titled "The Master" a novel.
"The Master - Synopsis
Born into one of America's first intellectual families two decades before the Civil War, Henry James left his country and lived in Paris, Rome, Venice, and London among the artists and writers of the day. In stunningly resonant prose, Tóibín captures vividly nineteenth-century European landscapes and the hope and despair of a man who never married, never resolved his sexual identity, and whose forays into intimacy inevitably failed him and those he tried to love.
Tóibín is a great and humanizing writer who describes complex relationships in supple, beautifully modulated prose ( The Washington Post Book World ). In The Master , he has written his most ambitious and heartbreaking novel, an extraordinarily inventive encounter with a character at the cusp of the modern age, elusive to his own friends and even family, yet astonishingly vivid and moving here."
I checked out the novel "The Master" and then check to see if anything new had come into their used book store. I found nothing and left with a used CD by Luscious Jackson "Fever In Fever Out". When I got home I discovered I already had this CD by Luscious Jackson. I hate wasting the little money I have left over from my pension money! Well the library can used the money for a good cause.
Now here I sit at 2:16 PM in the afternoon writing down my life as earth spins in infinite cosmic space. What is outside cosmic space? Heaven and hell?
I have next to me also this afternoon a book I forgot to mention this morning when reading The Book of Judges "Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel" [Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture] Old Testament IV Edited by John R. Franke.
Well I do not know what else to report this afternoon.
Could mention before closing that while at the Christian bookstore I came across a volume of Sermons by Ralph Erskine that I showed and urged Matt to read in this volume a sermon titled "The Female Preacher, Or The Woman Of Samaria's Sermon To The Men Of The City: Or The Self-Humbling And Christ-Exalting Influences Of Divine Discoveries" text John 4:29 "Come, see a man that told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ?". This wonderful gospel sermon is found in volume 5 of "The Works of Ralph Erskine" which I have in my library.
Well I will close to read some of R. Erskine's sermon on the Samaritan woman at the well John 4.
"Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13,14
- Music:Luscious Jackson "Fever In Fever Out"