June 11th, 2015

old people sexual activity

It is in the flow of my life 8:42 AM Thursday morning Eastern Standard Time. It is 70 degrees this morning. It is suppose to rain today. We need rain.

I got up this morning around 6:20 AM. I woke up thinking about national football. I got up made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. Next I wrote in my paper diary.

Right now Carol, Beth, and baby Lou are up having breakfast. I heard Carol tell Beth and Lou about going to the library this morning. I personally might go visit thrift stores this morning to look for used books to ADD to our library.

Last night I mowed the lawn and watched TV shows I had recorded on our Smart TV. We went to bed around 10:15 PM. Carol went right to sleep. I laid there in the dark and got up around 11 o'clock PM to go to my study and mess with my lap top till I got sleepy. I wanted to experience music last night.

I feel this morning so what alive, which is a blessing.

This morning I have been reading from a book titled, "Sanctification: Explorations In Theology And Practice" Edited By Kelly M. Kapic. I have been trying to read these books in the mornings lately-

"Sanctification: Explorations In Theology And Practice" Edited By Kelly M. Kapic

"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 Mark W. Elliott, Scott J. Hafemann, N.T. Wright And John Frederick

"Paul's Divine Christology" by Chris Tilling

Well I will close to face what comes next. There is no way of escape.
  • Current Music
    Flying Lotus 'You're Dead'

used books bought 6/11/2015

It is in the cosmic flow 11:43 AM Eastern Standard Time. Carol, Beth, and little Lou went to Centennial Park and then to Herrick District Public Library. I left the house to visit local thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our book collection. I found these used books today-

"On God: An Uncommon Conversation" Norman Mailer with Michael Lennon

"The Memoirs of Richard Nixon" With A New Introduction By The Former President (The Richard Nixon Library Edition)

"The Best Short Stories Of The Eighties" Edited by Shannon Ravenll

"Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter" a memoir by Antonia Fraser

Harold Pinter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Pinter

"A Primer On Postmodernism" by Stanley J. Grenz

"The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton"

"The Last Thing He Wanted" a novel by Joan Didion

"Procession" Dominant Personalities Of Four Decades As Seen By The Author Of The Inside Books by John Gunther

John Gunther
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gunther

"Visions Of Cody" biography by Jack Kerouac

"The National Gallery London" Homan Potterton

"Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry" by David Orr

"Collected Novellas" Leaf Storm, No One Writes To The Colonel, Chronicle Of A Death Foretold" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Platter River" a novel by Rick Bass

"Twelve Stories" by Guy Davenport

Guy Davenport
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Davenport

After visiting the thrift stores I came home to chill till everyone comes home. Carol just called to tell me they are having lunch downtown, Lou is in a good mood still and eating her meal.

It has been raining a little here by Lake Michigan. Well I will close to do my little dance of death. Existence keeps zooming by! We will soon all be dead. I remember these words of God recorded in His Book the Bible-

"[11] And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
[12] That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
[13] But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
[14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
[15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
[16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
[17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
[18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words." First Thess. 4:11-18

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  • Current Music
    Akkord 'HTH035'

wildflowers

This afternoon I was in our backyard doing yard work and I noticed wildflowers blooming in my wildflower garden, so I took some pictures.

For me it is a blessing knowing our heavenly Father and Creator created these wildflowers for us to enjoy.

"[7] Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
[8] He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
[9] Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
[10] In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
[11] For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another." First John 3:7-11

wildflowers

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    contemplative contemplative

the answer to the antinomian accusation

"The rhetorical question of Romans 6:1 and Romans 6:15 points at the reality that Christ is the answer to the antinomian accusation. Being united to Christ means being united to his rule as covenant Lord. The church's relationship to Christ is such that his presence continues to fulfill the terms of the covenant in her life. The paradox of sin and grace in the covenant becomes clear as Paul writes in the imperative, "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions" (Rom 6:12). Remembering that "sin" is not an external force, but simply another way of speaking of the self, Paul is saying, "Be free from the rule of yourself." But wherein is the "rule of self" broken? In none other than the presence of Christ as mediated by the Holy Spirit, whose temple is now the gathered believers. It is the temple of the Holy Spirit not as a function of the causal cooperation of the human will, but because in fact the Holy Spirit dwelling in his people.

The antinomian accusation is answered by appeal to the ongoing presence of the Holy Spirit, for which there is a "natural" reaction of delight in the believer. The accusation is not answered by an appeal to greater moral responsibility on the part of the believer. The anti-antinomian is the one who confesses that Christ lives and those who were formerly dead now live because they are near him. "The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God" (Rom 6:10). This exchange (death and life) is made present by the Holy Spirit and has become the sum and substance of sanctification.

Accordingly the law no longer exercises its judicial function over the believer. It no longer accuses or rewards. As Paul affirms in 1 Timothy 1:9, "The law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient." The law loses its power in Christ. Justification has removed the weight of the law on believers. There can be no return to the forensic character of the law in sanctification, lest the completed work of Christ be undermined. . ." pg. 48 "Sanctification: Explorations In Theology And Practice" Edited by Kelly M. Kapic
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    contemplative contemplative