May 5th, 2014

the exciting serendipitous jungles of the unconscious

It is 11:43 AM late Monday morning in the flow of existence. I am back from a dentist appointment. I had a crown placed on one of my upper teeth. It was a long dentist appointment. I am glad that is over with and now to figure out where I am at mentally.

Carol left this morning to do errands and go grocery shopping.

Outside it is cold and gray. It is suppose to rain today.

All I have attempted to read this morning is from a book titled, "The Image" by Daniel J. Borrstin.

There is not really much else to report. I should study the Bible and pray. Sometimes I think my spiritual life would be more intense if I was a church goer. But then I look at my wife and we basically live the same kind of Christian existence. If my wife is saved then I must also be saved. I sure do not want to perish in my sins.

Last night I read "Hitch-22: A Memoir" by Christopher Hitchens and watched television. We went to bed around 11:30 PM. I once again slept poorly. I might have to take a nap today. Carol goes back to work tonight and then is off tomorrow night. Our lives are rushing into eternity. We die and then the judgment.

Well I suppose I should go eat a meal since I have not eaten much today. I am thankful for food and this house. We ought to count our blessings one by one. We come into this world with nothing and we leave this world with nothing. What will count in eternity is if we have been bought by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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    contemplative contemplative

an interest in the Savior's blood

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

Still the small inward voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven;
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/c/a/acanitbe.htm
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    contemplative contemplative

reality only counts when it is discovered at an intuitive depth

It is 11:07 PM Monday night. Another day down the drain. I suppose it is time to kiss all good bye and go to bed. I hope I sleep soundly tonight. I comfort myself knowing tomorrow I can always go back to bed.

I had a normal day. I did not go anywhere. I did not take a nap. I mainly watched birds by our bird feeder and read these books on the Acts of the Apostles (New Testament).

"Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus" by David W. Pao

"The Acts Of The Apostles" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by David G. Peterson

I am excited to know tomorrow I am suppose to get in the mail a book I ordered titled, "The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan" by Alan J. Thompson.

I do not have anything to do tomorrow. It is suppose to be a sunny tomorrow so I might get a patch of ground in our backyard ready for wildflower seeds. This coming Thursday it is suppose to get in the 80's. Maybe it is time to plant wildflower seeds.

Carol is at work right now, but if off tomorrow night. We are growing old. Our days are numbered. Well I will close to go to bed and hope for the best.

The other day I discovered that volume 3 of Craig Keener's massive four volume commentary on the The Acts of the Apostles is coming out this coming summer. I have been reading for devotions volume 1 of Keener's massive commentary on Acts titled, "Acts: An Exegetical Commentary Introduction And 1:1-2:47" Volume 1. I also have volume 2 of Keener's exegetical commentary on Acts. So much to read before the Lord Jesus returns for His blood bought people.

Acts
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