February 6th, 2015

God became visible

It is 8:53 AM Friday morning. It is another cold winter day here by Lake Michigan.

My wife left this morning with a friend to go out for breakfast. When I met Carol 36 years ago this friend of Carol's was her roommate. Carol has many friends that go back to her youth. Carol has friends that go back when she was in Nursing School 45 years ago.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. Carol was already up working on her Woman's Bible Study on the Book of Job. I made myself a bowl of oatmeal and had breakfast. After breakfast I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary. Next I took out the garbage and cleaned the kitchen.

I have nothing to do today, which is fine with me. I love my quiet life.

Last night Carol got up around 6 o'clock PM. During the evening hours we watched television/Amazon Prime. I went to bed around 11:15 PM and Carol came to bed later.

music The Future Sound Of London 'Teachings From The Electronic Brain: The Best Of FSOL'

Last night I mainly read before watching TV was a book titled, "The Ecstasy of Influence" by Jonathan Lethem. I do not know what I will read this morning. I did read also last night, "Luke" New Testament III [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Beth Kreitzer.

Well, I suppose I will close to face the cold wind. I read this morning that the band Built to Spill has a new album coming out in April 2015. Built to Spill is one of my favorite bands. I have all their records in our music library.
  • Current Music
    Built to Spill 'There Is No Enemy'

the royal Word

"Christ Is The Many-Named Gift Of God.Eusebius Of Caesarea: Hence there is one God, and not two, or three or more, for to assert a plurality of gods is plainly to deny the being of God at all. There is one Sovereign. His Word and royal law is one, not written or engraved on tablets and therefore subject to the ravages of time but the living and self-subsisting Word, who himself is God and who administers his Father's kingdom on behalf of all who are after him and subject to his power. His attendants are the heavenly hosts, the myriads of God's angelic ministers, the superterrestrial armies of unnumbered multitude and those unseen spirits within heaven itself whose agency is employed in regulating the order of this world. Ruler and chief of all these is the royal Word, acting as regent of the supreme Sovereign. To him the names of captain, and great high priest, prophet of the Father, angel of mighty counsel, brightness of the Father's light, only-begotten Son, with a thousand other titles, are ascribed in the oracles of the sacred writers. And the Father, having constituted him the living Word, and law, and wisdom, the fullness of all blessing, has presented this best and greatest gift to all who are the subjects of his sovereignty. Oration On Constantine 3.6-7." pg. 14 "We Believe In One Lord Jesus Christ" Vol. 2 [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited By John Anthony McGuckin

"[3] We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
[4] So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
[5] Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
[6] Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
[7] And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
[8] In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
[9] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
[10] When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
[11] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
[12] That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Thess. 1:3-12
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

the aesthetics of consumerism

It is 3:41 PM Friday afternoon in the flow of existence. It has been a normal day thus far.

I left this afternoon the house to go pick up an order of jeans at a local Penny's and while out I visited thrift stores to look at their used books. I found these used books today to add to our library-

"Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic: The Aesthetics Of Consumerism" essays by Daniel Harris

"The Edge of Marriage" Stories by Hester Kaplan

"The Greek Passion" a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis

""Bucking The Sun" a novel by Ivan Doig

"A Life In Our Times: Memoirs" by John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Current Music
    Napalm Death 'Apex Predator'