July 25th, 2014

let's stop eating

It is 11:08 AM late Friday morning in the divine flow. Carol and I just got back from grocery shopping. I suggested to Carol this morning that instead of going to a grocery store to buy food let's stop eating.

I got up this morning around 5:50 AM. I do not know why I got out of bed so early. Maybe I got up early because last night I went to bed early. I can always take a nap if I find myself falling asleep during the day.

During the morning hours I messed with our main computer, wrote in my paper diary and ate breakfast. As I was finishing eating breakfast Carol got up to face existence. I cooked her something to eat as she drank coffee and looked through the morning newspaper.

Like I said we went grocery shopping this morning. I have nothing to do the rest of the day. I got out to read this morning a book titled, "John 1-12" New Testament IV [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Craig S. Farmer.

Last night I listened to music and went to bed early. Carol got home from work around 8:30 PM. When she got home I was sitting in the dining room waiting it out.

There is nothing unusual on my mind this morning. I plan to drift through the afternoon hours. Yesterday I mowed the lawn and pulled a ton of weeds from our property.

Well I will close to drift.

"[31] In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat.
[32] But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of.
[33] Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?
[34] Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." John 4:31-34

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Recently one of my LJ friends mentioned that one of his favorite writers was the South American writer Mario Vargas Llosa. I thought I would list the books I have by Mario Vargas Llosa in our library.

"The Real Life Of Alejandro Mayta" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The Time Of The Hero" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Feast Of The Goat" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Letters to a Young Novelist" Essay by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Making Waves" Essays by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Death In The Andes" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The Way To Paradise" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The Green House" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"A Fish in the Water" memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The War Of The End Of The World" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"A Writer's Reality" memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The Bad Girl" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"Conversion in the Cathedral" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa

"The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto" a novel by Mario Vargas Llosa Translated By Edith Grossman

to Africa!

It is 6:13 PM Friday evening. Carol left a few minutes ago to get together with people she knew in High School. My wife grew up in Holland Michigan. Carol comes from a traditional family. Carol's Dad worked in a factory till he retired and her mother was a home maker (Carol's parents are no longer living). Carol grew up in the Christian Reformed Church here in Holland. My wife has always been a Christian. I was my wife's first boyfriend. Carol and I got married six months after we met. We have been married 35 years this year.

I had a super quiet day. I spent the afternoon either sitting in our dining room looking into the Void or reading a book titled, "Time Of Need: Forms Of Imagination In The Twentieth Century" by William Barrett.

Carol slept during the afternoon hours. The day went by peacefully, which I am very thankful for. Everything comes from the hands of the Lord.

A LiveJournal friend of mine has been listing books and writers that have had impact on his life. I have been reviewing in my mind today all the books and writers I have come across as a bookworm. I always tell people when it comes to books to read the Bible. As a Christian I have a hard time lifting any book or writer above the Bible or the Lord Jesus Christ. I have to say with honestly that the Bible and the Lord Jesus has had the greatest impact on me as person/intellectual development. Those who read my diary regularly know I always mentioned St. John of the Cross and Jack Kerouac when it comes to spirituality and writing. I always warn people to read St. John of the Cross through the lens of an Evangelical Christian/the Bible. I do not agree with Jack Kerouac's pagan ethics. When it comes to Kerouac and the Beats I am more influenced/interested by their writing style and not their immoral life styles. We read in the Letter to the Ephesians/New Testament, "Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as it is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them" Ephesians 5:1-7.

Tomorrow I once again volunteer at the Herrick Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM. Time just keeps zooming by! It seems I just volunteered at the book nook, but another week of our lives as flown by. Weird.

Well I will close to drift till my wife comes home. There is no way out.

Here is a list of books I would take with me if our house was on fire.

1. Bible (New King James Version)
2. "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross"
3. "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
4. "The Cloud Of Unknowing" [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]
5. "The Dharma Bums" a novel by Jack Kerouac

old diary entry pray without ceasing

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