March 20th, 2014

His church is one

It is 11:01 AM Thursday morning. It is the first day of Spring even though it still feels like Winter. All I see outside today are gray skies and snow.

We are leaving for the Grand Rapids airport this afternoon around 2 o'clock PM. I decided not to go to Grand Rapids early so as to visit bookstores because I do not need any more books. I usually spend a ton of money on books when we visit GR. I have not read the last books I bought when we visited bookstores in GR. I am insane. I need my head examined. I need a new lease on existence.

Carol and I both got up around 7:50 AM this morning. I took the car in this morning to have a tire looked at that was slowly going soft. Carol has been packing all morning for her plane trip this evening.

I have been reading this morning when not feeling at a total lost a New Testament commentary titled, "Acts" by Jaroslav Pelikan [Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible].

Last night I listened to music and went to bed around 11:05 PM. Carol worked last night from 8 PM till 11 PM. She got home around 11:30 PM last night and came to bed around 1:15 AM. She woke me up when she came to bed.

So existence keeps crawling by on all fours. Well, I will close to feel freaked. I will feel better when it is all over.
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the final days of Jesus

It is now in the flow 4:31 PM Thursday late afternoon. It is still gray outside. The sun did come out for a short space of time this afternoon. The sun came out as I was driving home from Grand Rapids. Carol and I decided to leave early for Grand Rapids Airport. Carol said she could sit around the airport just as well sit around the house. At the airport Carol said she could get a bunch of newspapers to read and a cup of coffee. Her plane leaves at 5 o'clock PM this evening. She has an hour and half lay over before flying to Arizona. Carol hopefully will be in Phoenix around 11:30 PM our time. I told her to call me in the morning since I usually go to bed around 11 o'clock PM. I am not a late night owl type of individual.

When we got into Grand Rapids we did visit Baker Book House a Christian bookstore. I bought two books at Baker's for our theological and biblical exegetical library.

"The Final Days Of Jesus" (The Most Important Week Of The Most Important Person Who Ever Lived) by Andreas J. Kostenberger & Justin Taylor With Alexander Stewart

"Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener (1038 pages of text)

I got this massive commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Volume 1 50% off its retail price. I have in my library Craig Keener's massive commentary on the Gospel of John and his massive commentary on the Gospel of Matthew also. I love massive biblical commentaries! I remember these words of the Apostle John recorded at the end of his gospel, "And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen." John 21:25.

After Carol and I checked out Baker Book House we drove over to the airport. I dropped off Carol at the airport and then zoomed home. Since being home I have written in my paper diary and have been reading my books. Nothing life saving came in the mail this afternoon. It looks like I am on my own for the next two weeks. I plan to read and study The Book of Acts and see what falls from the sky till Carol comes home next month.

I have been reading these books for devotions this afternoon.

"Acts: An Exegetical Commentary" Introduction And 1:1-2:47 Volume 1 by Craig S. Keener

"Acts" by Jaroslav Pelikan [Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible]

"Acts" New Testament VI [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Esther Chung-Kim & Todd R. Hains

"Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations And Principles Of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation" by Graeme Goldsworthy

"Introducing The New Testament: Its Literature and Theology" by Paul J. Achtemeier, Joel B. Green & Marianne Meye Thompson

Well, I will close to drift through the rest of the day. There is no way of escape.
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