March 13th, 2015

the crushing weight of a guilty conscience

It is 9:13 AM Friday morning in the flow of life. Outside it is cloudy, but not cold. It is suppose to be warm and sunny today.

I got up this morning around 6:45 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. Carol got up and I made for us oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and Carol left for an appointment with our Tax Man. When Carol gets back from having our taxes done we are going grocery shopping. Existence keeps floating by.

I have been reading this morning for devotions my Reformation commentary on The Gospel of Luke. Last night Carol and I watched television and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM.

I mainly read yesterday "Bliss" a novel by Peter Carey. Well not much else to report. There is nothing pressing on my mind this morning. I suppose I will close to wait it out.
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St. John of the Cross

It is in the divine flow of my life here by Lake Michigan 12:46 PM. The sun is shining and it is 49 degrees. The snow is melting. I saw a sparrow this afternoon with string in its peak. The birds are beginning to build nests.

Carol and I went grocery shopping after she got back from seeing our Tax Man. After grocery shopping we visited a thrift store so I could look at their used books. I found two used books to add to our library-

"A Good House" a novel by Bonnie Burnard

"Capital" a novel by John Lanchester

This afternoon we are driving over to Grand Rapids to visit bookstores and then have an early dinner with our oldest son Caleb and his wife Emily and baby Josephine Joy.

Not much else to report. Today I have been wondering if I am in the mood to read "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross". I have been reading the writings of St. John of the Cross since 1970/45 years. I am getting to be an old man. I should have a copy of "The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" buried with me. The writings of St. John of the Cross have spiritual blessed me many times over the years. I highly recommend the writings of St. John of the Cross. To be completely honest I can not think of one Protestant I would recommend reading for spiritual enrichment.

St. John of the Cross



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