February 27th, 2015

in Christ alone

It is 8:51 AM Friday morning right now in West Michigan. It is 3 degrees below zero this morning. It is icy cold today. I was outside this morning feeding the birds and it was freezing! So here I sit feeling flat. I am tired. I did not sleep well last night.

I got up this morning around 6:01 AM. I made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. My wife got up and made oatmeal for breakfast.

After eating my oatmeal I wrote in my paper diary and fed the birds. I read for devotions this morning from a book titled, "We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" Volume 3 [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited By Mark J. Edwards.

I have no plans for the day ahead of me. It is too cold to go anywhere, plus I am wasted. I am thinking of going down in the lower level and laying down in the dark soon. Carol is going to a funeral service this morning. A close friend of hers mother died the other day. I plan this coming Summer to look into a green burial. Carol and I want to have everything planned out on how we want to be buried when we die and go to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, the redeemed and the elect angels in the Eternal State.

Last night I read "We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" and watched television. We went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. Now it is another day. Well since I am about to pass out from exhaustion I will close to drift.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

it is only God who can overcome death

It is in the cold flow 5:43 PM Friday evening. I can tell the days are getting longer because it is still light outside. I wish it would get warmer, because I am weary of being cold all the time. So here I sit in my cold main study writing in WordPress. I can write here all I want, because no one reads this blog except me. I am not sure if anyone reads my Diaryland blog any longer and maybe a few people peek at my blog in LiveJournal. In the end I write only for myself and out of a stubborn habit. I am a writer, that is what I am. On our tax forms I have always put writer when they ask me what I do for a living or what is my occupation. I am a writer. I write for my own enjoyment and to share my Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a Christian who writes down his cold flow existence in the beginning of the 21st century. I am an American. I am a citizen of the Kingdom of God. I am going to die someday and enter the Final State/glorification.

So this day has gone by in a cold flow haze. I did not take a nap today even though several times I fell asleep. I plan to go to bed early tonight. Tonight I sleep alone because Carol works tonight. I sleep better when I sleep alone. I do not like sleeping alone, but Carol is a night nurse.

Today I have mainly read “Mr Phillips” a novel by John Lanchester. I am tired, but I forced myself to read even if I am wasted. I need to keep my mind active in my old age.

There is nothing on TV worth watching tonight so I will read and go to bed early. Tomorrow night Carol and I will be caring for our granddaughter Josephine Joy so our son Caleb and his wife Emily can celebrate her birthday. Plus we want to spend time with our little Josie Joy. Tomorrow I volunteer at the Herrick Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM. Caleb, Emily and Josie will be here tomorrow afternoon around 3:30 PM.

Well I do not know what else to report in my exhausted state. I did leave the house this morning and get my winter coat fixed. After getting my winter coat fixed I visited two thrift stores looking for used books to ADD to our library. I did not find any used books today to ADD to our book collection. I have used books to bring home from the library book nook, so all is not loss. I have coming in the mail next week a book titled, “My Struggle: A Man In Love” Book 2 by Karl Ove Knausgaard [Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett]. I have over a long period of time been reading “My Struggle” Book One by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

I will close since my hands are turning into blocks of ice. There is no way. I am trapped. I can’t be fixed.
  • Current Music
    Sonic Youth 'EVOL'

Machine Head

It is 9:31 PM Friday night in the ice berg flow. I am listening to my CD's and waiting to crash. I took my dear sweet wife to work around 7:41 PM tonight. She wanted to stay home, but duty calls. Bills have to be paid. There is no such thing as a free ride in this fallen world. If you do not work you do not eat. Money does not grow on trees.

I got out these CD's to listen to this evening-

Machine Head 'Bloodstone & Diamonds'

Old Man Gloom 'The Ape Of God II'

Old Man Gloom 'The Ape Of God I'

Sonic Youth 'EVOL'

Sonic Youth 'Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star'

Tomorrow morning I volunteer at the Herrick District Public Library Used Books Store from 10 AM till 1 PM. I plan to leave early tomorrow morning to go buy dog food for Rudy at the Chow Hound Pet Store. Rudy eats a special blend of dog food because of his bad skin. A bag of dog food for Rudy goes for $40.00 dollars! Rudy also gets groomed this coming Monday morning. That will cost us another $40.00 dollars. Also next month Rudy goes to his Vet for his yearly check-up and shots which will be over $100.00 dollars at least. We love our dog Rudy so we keep him in good health/physical condition. God is a compassionate God. As humans made in the image of God we also show compassion towards God's creatures/dogs and cats. God takes care of His creation.

Soon Spring will be here and birds will be mating and building nests for their young.

Tomorrow night our granddaughter Josephine Joy will be here for the night. We are babysitting Josie so Caleb and Emily can celebrate Emily's birthday. We look forward to spending time with little Josie. I am sure we will be taking a ton of pictures of little baby Josie this weekend. Sunday Caleb, Emily and Josie will be here to eat a huge Sunday dinner. I realize that Carol is cooking this big Sunday dinner to celebrate Easter/Resurrection Sunday. On Holy Days like Resurrection Sundays families come together to remember the death of Christ/Resurrection of Christ from the grave/death. Because He rose from the dead all those in Christ will also rise with Him in eternal life/reign with Him throughout eternity in the kingdom of glory.

I remember when Carol and I would drive over to Holland from Grand Rapids to visit Carol's Mom and Dad with Caleb and Josiah when they were little. I should dig out those old family photos of Carol's Dad with the boys and post them here. Carol's Mother and Dad have gone on to Heaven. Carol's Dad died many years ago and Carol's Mother died a couple of years ago. Now our children come to visit us with their children like we would have come and visited Carol's parents many years ago with our children. Life repeats itself. The Lord is good. Children and grandchildren are blessing from the Lord God.

It is now 9:50 PM Friday night. I have been reading this evening from a novel titled, "Mr Phillips" by John Lanchester. Well, I am tired so I will close to listen to music and wait to get sleepy. There is no way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Old Man Gloom 'Ape of God II'