September 25th, 2014

enlightening the eyes of sinners

It is in the flow of salvation history 8:07 AM Thursday morning. Outside this morning the sun is shining. I always feel better inside when it is sunny. To be frank I have not felt bad inside for awhile. I have my periods of darkness and my spells of light.

I got up this morning around 5:33 AM because I was having weird dreams. I went to bed early so I woke up early. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

When I got up I let Rudy out his of crate and made a pot of coffee. I next messed with our main computer and then I wrote in my paper diary. I am always writing. I have been writing every day since 1968. I love to write. You call it an obsession. I have to write in order to feel alive. I will only stop writing when I am dead or go nuts.

I have been reading this morning a sermon by the great 18th century Scottish preacher Ralph Erskine titled, 'THE SAVING SIGHT; OR, A VIEW OF GOD IN CHRIST text "He that hath seen me, hath see the Father" John 14:6. This sermon by Erskine is found in volume 5 of The Works of Ralph Erskine. For many years I collected books by Scottish divines. When I was in seminary many moons ago I took a class on Scottish Theology with Dr. Douglas Kelly. (I have a M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson Miss.) Once in awhile I like to dip into some good old fashion Scottish gospel preaching. I have in our library a large collection of books by Scottish divines. I especially love the Works of Thomas Boston, another great 18th century Scottish divine. I started reading the works of Thomas Boston back in the late 1970's when I lived in California. When we were students at Reformed Bible College, Grand Rapids Mich. I was able to purchase the Works of Thomas Boston for our library.

This morning I have to cover for someone at the Herrick Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM.

Well I am tired so I will close to read and wait for the Lord Jesus to return. We read in the Gospel of Matthew, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" Matt. 25:31-34.

  • Current Music
    My Morning Jacket "At Dawn/Tennessee Fire: Demos Package"

marriage covenant ceremony

"[17] Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
[18] And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
[19] Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
[20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
[21] Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
[22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
[23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
[24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
[25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
[26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
[27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
[28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
[29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
[30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
[31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
[32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
[33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." Ephesians 5:17-33
  • Current Music
    Pallbearer "Foundations of Burden"

had to boil the rawhide they used to patch their moccasins

It is 4:47 PM Thursday early evening in the flow of His Story. I remember these words of the Lord Jesus, "Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."" Rev. 1:7,8.

This morning I left for the Herrick Public Library used books store around 9:35 AM. At the library used books store it was quiet today. I mainly read, "The Heartsong of Charging Elk" a novel by James Welch and wandered the store looking at the used books. I brought home these two used books from the book nook to ADD to our library-

"Aububon's Birds of America" Introduction and Descriptive Captions by Ludlow Griscom published in 1950 ( I plan to put this book next to a wonderful biography on the life and times of John James Audubon titled, "John James Audubon: The Making Of An American" by Richard Rhodes [Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize]. This is a great biography and I highly recommend it.)

"London" British History by John Russell (I collect books on the city of London, England. I also collect books on these world cities New York City New York, Paris, France, Mexico City, Mexico and London, England.)

I got home from the book nook around 1:20 PM ate lunch and wrote in my paper diary.

Carol got up around 2 o'clock PM and left for work around 3:45 PM. Tonight she works from 4 PM till Midnight. She is off tomorrow from work.

Since coming home from the library used books store I have really done nothing super important. Since I got up at the crack of dawn I am tired and do not feel like digging deep into my books. I will watch some TV tonight and go to bed early like I did last night.

Well I suppose I will close to listen to music and dream.
  • Current Music
    Earth "Primitive and Deadly"