June 4th, 2015

Block Party

It is 6:38 AM Thursday morning in the flow of existence. It is another sunny morning here by Lake Michigan. Existence keeping speeding by like a ray of light disappearing into the Void.

I got up around 6 o'clock AM this morning. Carol was already up sitting in the sun room reading her Bible. Andy, Beth, and Lou are still sleeping. When I got up I made myself some oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal and now I am writing in my blogs before the day gets away from me.

Last night we had a Block Party and almost all our neighbors on our street came to it. Even neighbors that moved away came to the Block Party. There were around 30 people at the Block Party/a lot of children. Everybody sat around tables in the middle of the street and ate food and talked. Carol and I considered the Block Party a success. We had not had a Block Party in a 11 years. Most of our neighbors have lived on this street for a long time.

We all went to bed early last night due to having had such a busy day. Do not know what we all will do today. Carol has gone back to bed since she got up around 4 o'clock AM this morning.

Yesterday Andy, Beth, and Louisa got here around 4 o'clock PM. Emily and Josie got here around the same time for the Block Party. We all sat outside till the Block Party started around 6 o'clock PM. I took pictures of the clan gathering.

More could be written, but it would take a book. I suppose I will close to write in my personal diary.

Louisa & Josephine
Louisa & Josephine

  • Current Music
    Abyssal 'Eeim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius'

the quest for the historical Adam

It is in the flow 2:28 PM Thursday afternoon. The sun is still shining. Carol, Beth, and Andy are in the sun room entertaining Lou. Little baby Louisa does not stop when she is up. Lou is constantly in motion. Sometimes I think Lou is crazy, but she is just a baby exploring the world when she sticks her hands down the toilet or grabs a handful of dog food.

I am tired right now since I barely slept last night. I have a headache. I need some rest.

Late this morning I left the house to do errands and to visit thrift stores. I found these used books today to ADD to our book collection-

"Trench Warfare 1914-1918: The Live and Let Live System" by Tony Ashworth

"White Man's Grave" a novel by Richard Dooling

"Kehua" a novel by Fay Weldon

"Love and Summer" a novel by William Trevor

"ABC" a novel by David Plante

In the mail this afternoon I received a book from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary titled, "The Quest For The Historical Adam: Genesis, Hermeneutics, and Human Origins" by William VanDoodewaard.

Due to all the chaos around me presently I have a hard time connecting to my inner self/heart voice/real self/soul man.

This morning I did find some presence of mind to have devotions. I read these books for morning devotions-

"Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission" by Michael J. Gorman

"Galatians And Christian Theology: Justification, the Gospel, and Ethics in Paul's Letter" Edited by Elliott, Hafemann, Wright & Frederick.

Carol, Andy, Beth, and Lou just left to visit the Critter Barn. I am too tired to look at caged critters. When I see animals caged I feel sad. Animals should run wild and people should be the ones caged.

Well I will close to feel wasted. There is no way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Sun Kil Moon 'Universal Themes'

Answer for question 4396.

Do you play the lottery (such as the PowerBall or scratch tickets)? Have you ever won a significant prize? If you did win a jackpot, what's the very first thing you'd do with the money?
The first thing I would do if I won a jackpot is give the money to my wife. I can't handle money. Money does crazy things to my head. I feel better inside when I have no money. All we need is shelter, food, and clothes. Everything else is a waste.

"[1] Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
[2] Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
[4] To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
[5] Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
[6] Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
[7] That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
[8] Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
[9] Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." First Peter 1:1-9
  • Current Music
    Sun Kil Moon 'Universal Themes'