November 17th, 2014

that flesh veils Him to carnal eyes

It is 8:45 AM Monday morning in the flow of life/my life. I do not know if your life is flowing. We are strangers passing each other in the night.

Outside this morning it is very cold and snowy. We are going to get a winter storm starting today going into tomorrow. We are expected to get blizzard conditions especially tomorrow.

I got up this morning around 5:50 AM because I was having a weird dream. So I got up and drank coffee I made last night. I messed with our main computer after I got myself a cup of coffee. As I was on the computer Carol got up to face life. Carol made bran muffins this morning.

Yesterday I basically wandered the house and watched professional football all day. I was not in the mood yesterday to read my books. Carol got yesterday around 5:30 PM. Our son Josiah called around 5 o'clock PM. Carol and I talked to Joe for an hour and half.

I went to bed last night around 11 o'clock PM. Carol came to bed soon after I did.

music Tim Hecker 'Virgins'

So it is another day. Carol might go help a friend move this morning. I have been writing in my paper diary and reading from a book titled, "History and Spirit: The Understanding Of Scripture According To Origen" by Henri De Lubac.

Well I will close to drift through Time.

"[36] And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
[37] But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
[38] And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
[39] Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
[40] And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
[41] And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
[42] And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
[43] And he took it, and did eat before them.
[44] And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
[45] Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
[46] And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
[47] And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
[48] And ye are witnesses of these things.
[49] And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
[50] And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
[51] And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
[52] And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
[53] And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen." Luke 24:36-53
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the gates of the Alamo

It is 6:45 PM Monday night in the flow. I am down in the lower level writing on a lap top computer. I came down here to watch the new Pulp movie featured on Pitchfork Media site/YouTube. My wife is upstairs watching television. I am too tired to sit and watch reruns on TV. I have been up since 5:50 AM this morning. I am also not feeling well lately and need to go to bed early tonight. We are in the midst of a snow storm here by Lake Michigan.

We went grocery shopping late this morning. We have food to hold us over till it is possible once again to drive to a grocery store. Carol told me today it is suppose to be sunny this coming Friday. Maybe Friday we can walk someplace that is peaceful/Mother Nature.

I spent the day sitting, wandering the house and reading a little of the novel "Shark" by Will Self.

I did leave the house this afternoon to visit a local thrift store to look at their used books. While at this thrift store looking at the used books I noticed an older fellow looking at a used book titled, "The Path Of True Godliness" by Willem Teellinck (1579-1629) [Classics Of Reformed Spirituality Series]. I told the fellow the book was a gem and he should buy it. The fellow and I started talking about Dutch Puritan Spirituality and we went to talk for an hour and a half about our Christian lives. The fellow's name was Doug and he was in his late 50's/not married/lives alone with two cats. Doug and I had good spiritual fellowship and I gave him my phone number I told him to call me and we would get together for coffee and Christian fellowship. I had to get home because I had Carol's car and she had planned to visit a friend this afternoon. I hope Doug calls because I really enjoyed talking to him. Doug and I were both being REAL which is a blessing when you are a Christian. As Christians we need to love one another/accept one another. Doug said many things that I also have said over the years/for example it is rare to meet these days a real Christian/a Christian who is in love with the Lord Jesus and holy Scripture/Truth/the Gospel of Christ. Doug told me during the course of conversation in the thrift store that he had been praying to the Lord to meet a real Christian/a true spiritual brother in Christ. Christians need to become friends with other followers of Christ in this lonely spiritual Wasteland. I have a godly Christian wife to keep me company in this fallen ungodly world.

I bought the book "The Path Of True Godliness" by Teellinck for Doug and bought for myself these two used books, "The Unconsoled" a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (I have read this novel and collect the writings of Ishiguro.) and "The Gates Of The Alamo" a novel by Stephen Harrigan.

So the day has gone by. I do not know why I feel sick these days. Weird. Well I will close to wait it out.
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