January 25th, 2014

some of the excitement that had so thrilled him in the Dada movement

It is 10:16 AM Saturday morning in the snow drift wind flow. I am not at the Herrick Public Library used bookstore this morning because of horrible road conditions. I do not want to drive on roads covered with 15 inches of snow and ice. I had to shovel a pathway out of the driveway this morning so I could drive over to the hospital to pick up Carol. It took me an hour to shovel a path to the street. I am thankful I did not fall over dead while shoveling. It is too dangerous to leave the house today. Maybe our snow plowman will come today and dig us out.

So the morning blows by like a snow white out on a country road going nowhere.

I got my wife home around 9:05 AM and she has gone to bed for the day.

I fed the birds and wrote in my diary before coming here to write down my morning thoughts.

I went to bed last night around 10 o'clock PM and got up around 6:30 AM.

Yesterday I basically read my books, watched a movie on Amazon Prime and watched the snow fall.

I did receive yesterday a phone call from my friend Tim. Tim and I talked for about an hour. It was good to hear his voice. It is a blessing to have a Christian friend. I need friendship in this Wasteland. I need to be a friend.

"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than he lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you" John 15:12-14

I read from these books yesterday when not feeling the spiritual state of the dark night of the soul.

"Paul And The Faithfulness Of God" by N. T. Wright

"The Trip To Echo Spring: On Writers And Drinking" memoir by Olivia Laing

I do not know what I will read today since it is the Jewish Sabbath. I thought about getting out my reading copy of, "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" since when I get this low spiritually sometimes St. John of the Cross" comforts me. I need spiritual comfort. I need the Lord to give me grace to keep going down the Narrow Way.

Today is our son Caleb Jon's 33rd birthday. Carol texted Caleb this morning to wish him a Happy Birthday.

Well, I will close to look at, "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" or maybe just sit and groan in my inner man.
  • Current Music
    Davedra Banhart "Nino Rojo"

What A Friend We Have In Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessèd Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.


"Greater love has no one than this, than he lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13
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    exhausted exhausted

January snow

Late this morning the fellow who plows the snow off our driveway came and cleared our driveway. Right after he left the city snow plows went down our street and filled in the front of our driveway with a wall of snow. I had to go out and shovel snow for an hour.

The day has gone by quiet thus far. I have been reading, "The Faithfulness of God" by N. T. Wright and watching the birds at our bird feeder.

January snow

January snow

January snow

January snow
  • Current Music
    Mogwai "Hardcore Will Never Die"

the horror of hair loss

It is 8:37 PM Saturday night in the flow of life. Right now I feel absolutely wasted! I should have taken a nap today. I think all that shoveling of snow and ice off our driveway did me in. I hope and pray when I wake up tomorrow morning our driveway is free of snow so I can drive over to the hospital and pick up my wife when she gets off work. We pay our snow plowman to clear our driveway not me. I am too old for such work. Well maybe not that old, but we rather pay someone to plow our driveway in the winter than do it ourselves.

I had a super quiet day. I watched once again a movie on Amazon Prime. The movie was three hours long! By the time the movie came to an end Carol was getting up to get ready to go back to work.

I drove Carol to work tonight and on the way home I got myself a pizza for dinner at a Dominos Pizza establishment.

I plan to be in bed by 10 o'clock PM tonight. I am thoroughly wasted! I am so tired I have a headache.

The last book I read this evening is titled, "U and I: A True Story" a memoir by Nicholson Baker.

For some unknown reason we did not get any mail today.

Well tomorrow is a Sunday. The beginning of a new week. My wife has a birthday next week. We are both getting elderly.
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    exhausted exhausted