January 4th, 2015

He became the target of death threats from the anarchists

It is 9:40 AM Sunday morning in the flow of existence. It is a cold snowy day here by Lake Michigan. A good day to sit by a log fire and sing praises to the Creator.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. My wife was already up looking through the Sunday morning newspapers in the dining room. She had not made any fresh coffee so I warmed up in the microwave coffee made last night. Why throw out a almost full pot of coffee. We will have to buy this week coffee beans since I poured into the coffee bean container last of the beans yesterday. We buy every couple of weeks a five pound bag of coffee beans from Simpatico 100% Arabica Coffee beans.

After getting a cup of coffee I messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I made a pot of oatmeal for my wife and I for a morning meal. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and fed the birds. Outside it is snowing and Carol decided to not drive to church this morning due to the bad winter weather.

I have been reading this morning my new book titled, "The Gray Notebook" by Josep Pla.

"The Gray Notebook" by Josep Pla
http://www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-gray-notebook/

I am not sure if I can read anything serious this morning since I feel out of it mentally. Last night I looked at my new book "The Gray Notebook" while watching television.

Last night my wife and I watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM. There was no music last night.

So existence goes by normal. I am not sure if I will watch any professional football today. Existence will go by no matter what we do. I will close to wait it out.

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  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

winter snow

The morning goes by normal thus far. My wife went back to bed. I have been reading my new book "The Gray Notebook" by Pla and wandering the house. I took some pictures of winter wonderland this morning. The snow is slush with a thin layer of ice underneath. So existence goes by.

the street we live on

our home

the sidewalk in front of our home

squirrel
  • Current Music
    TV on the Radio 'Return to Cookie Mountain'

Whiter than snow

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow.
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, let nothing unholy remain,
Apply Thine own blood and extract ev’ry stain;
To get this blest cleansing, I all things forego—
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain

Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice.
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain

Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessèd Lord, at Thy crucified feet.
By faith, for my cleansing, I see Thy blood flow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain

Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently wait,
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst “No,”
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Refrain

The blessing by faith, I receive from above;
O glory! my soul is made perfect in love;
My prayer has prevailed, and this moment I know,
The blood is applied, I am whiter than snow.

Refrain

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/h/i/whiterts.htm

"Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." Ps. 51:7
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

one day saw Prince Bismarck ride across the town on a white horse

It is in the snow ice flow 6:52 PM Sunday night. It seems this day is going on forever! I am sitting in my study reading my new book titled, "The Gray Notebook" by Josep Pla and drinking a cup of tea. It is too early to go to bed. My wife is in the living room looking through a Sunday morning newspaper and watching a professional football game.

It was a super quiet day for me today. Carol slept during the afternoon. I read and wandered the house. It has been snowing all day and it will snow all night. It is suppose to snow all week. I am glad tomorrow morning I do not have to drive off to work like I did many years ago. I have not held a job since June 2007. I am now officially retired since I now receive a monthly social security check. This year 2015 I will be 63 years old. It is weird growing old. It is weird going bald and not feeling wild youth inside this body any longer. I am a rock inside. Maybe I am now in a state of stability which is good I suppose. I am Spirit controlled and not flesh controlled. "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you. Being then made free from sin, yet became the servants of righteousness" Romans 6:16-18.

Not much else to report this evening. All I can do is wait out the night and try to not flip out. The Lord is coming back.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Louisa

Our daughter Bethany posted some new photos of Louisa in her Christmas dress in Facebook. Louisa is now crawling and eating solid food. Next month Carol is flying down to Phoenix Arizona to visit Andy, Bethany, and Louisa for a short visit. I will stay home since I am afraid of flying in planes.

Louisa

Louisa
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    contemplative contemplative