June 27th, 2015

Obama sings Amazing Grace

The old gospel hymn 'Amazing Grace' was written by John Newton. At one time Newton was in the slave trade.


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

"One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see" John 9:25


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God Himself is light

It is in the flow of time 3:59 PM Saturday Eastern Standard Time. Outside this afternoon it is 70 degrees and the sun is shining.

I just got up from a nap. I hear my wife getting up to face the day. I laid down around 2:45 PM and got up around 3:50 PM. I had a typical time at the Herrick District Public Library. It was not busy, but some folks came in and bought some used books. My friend Tim stopped by and we talked about all the sad things happening in America. There is no rainbow over America, but dark clouds of divine judgment.

While at the book nook I read from these two books-

"The Odd Woman" a novel by Gail Godwin

"Life Sentences: Literary Judgments And Accounts" essays by William H. Gass

I brought home from the book nook for my free book a book titled, "Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels In Russian History" by Rachel Polonsky. On the way home from the book nook I stopped at a thrift store to pick up a used book I saw the other day titled, "Player Piano" a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.. I thought I had this novel by Vonnegut in my Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Collection, but find out last night I didn't so I picked it up this afternoon.

Not much else to report. In the mail I received my Swans reissue of their album "Filth" 3CD deluxe edition. I had to order 'Filth' from Amazon U.K. because Amazon US did not have it in stock. Music for the End Times. "For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy" 2 Tim. 3:2.

This morning before leaving for the library used books store I read these two books for morning worship-

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

"The Abiding Presence" by Hugh Martin

Well I suppose I will close to read and pray for the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"[1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
[2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
[3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
[4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
[5] Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
[6] For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
[7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
[8] Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
[9] But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was." 2 Timothy 3:1-9
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