July 14th, 2015

all things new

It is the It flow 10:38 AM Tuesday morning. As I look out the window on my left I see it is gray and wet. During the night we had a rain storm. I woke up during the night due to the rain storm winds howling and tree branches hitting the backside of our house. We are surrounded by trees where we live out our few days on earth.

I have had a normal morning. Carol has come home from work and gone to bed for the day. I have been left alone to contemplate my soon coming departure from this sin cursed world. I am sure I am going to die next week Tuesday when I have surgery to remove my gallbladder. I have told Carol when I am dead throw my body into a hole. I do not want a funeral service. Just wrap my dead body in a sheet and throw me into a hole by a tall old tree.

I have been wandering the house this morning and reading from these books for mourning worship.

"'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology Of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda

"All Things New: The Significance of Newness for Biblical Theology" by Carl B. Hoch Jr.

"Luke" New Testament III Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Beth Kreitzer

Last night I pre-ordered these books from Amazon.

"The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle" by N. T. Wright

"Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity" (Volume 3 of the Series Christianity in the Making) by James D. G. Dunn

The culmination of Dunn's three-volume magnum opus, fifteen years in the making.

"The Love of God: A Canonical Model" by John C. Peckham

I must have 15 books pre-ordered in Amazon. I am book fiend! I am crazy because I won't be around to read any of these books when they come out. It is too bad, because I had so much to give to the Body of Christ the Church the election of grace. In the end I tried to be a good Christian soldier. I confess these parting words of the apostle Paul, "For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing" 2 Timothy 4:6-8.

I will close to write out my last will and testament.
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    Isis 'Panopticon'

The Grim Reaper

It is 12:57 PM Tuesday. The sun has come out this afternoon. I left the house to get some cash and to visit a nearby Goodwill Store to look at their used books. I found two used books to add to our library.

"On Green Dolphin Street" a novel by Sebastian Faulks (We have in our library other books by Faulks, "Charlotte Gray", "Birdsong" and "The Fatal Englishman Three Short Lives".)

"The Conversations at Curlow Creek" a novel by David Malouf (I have in our library another novel by Malouf titled, "Remembering Babylon".)

After visiting Goodwin I drove home to wait for the Grim Reaper.

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    False self-titled

False - Heavy as a Church Tower

I sometimes ask myself why is that lately the only music that I like to listen is extreme metal music. I want to say is because this kind of music is perfect background music to what I see happening all around my soul. Extreme metal music is perfect music to have playing when watching World News/Fox News. Also metal music is how I feel inside/a black despair/a silent rage against all the absurdity of modern life. What keeps me from flipping out is my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ/the truthfulness of God's Word the Bible. To be completely honest I am totally pissed off! It makes me sick inside all the stupidity that I see and hear going on all around me! So I put on a extreme metal album and scream inwardly/silently as I wait it out in my cell.

"My brethren take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience" James 5:10

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UCLA Library Acquires Susan Sontag Papers

It is Tuesday afternoon. I was reading an essay on Susan Sontag (in the book titled, "Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers On The People Who Changed Their Lives" Edited by Elizabeth Benedict the chapter titled, 'Sontag's Rules' by Sigrid Nunez pg. 114) this afternoon and was wondering what books she had in her library. I found the article below.

"The collection includes some 89 holographnotebooks — a mix of diaries, workbooks and commonplace books — which offer aunique insight into Sontag's personal and creative life. The earliest is from1948 and the latest from 2000.

Sontag's personal library represents thewide scope of her interests, particularly those of a scholarly nature. Itincludes works of American literature (635 volumes); Asian literature (700volumes); British literature (926 volumes); French literature (1541 volumes);German literature (789 volumes); history (1565 volumes); Italian, Spanish andLatin American literature (441 volumes); Russian and Eastern Europeanliterature (777 volumes); dance, theater and music (408 volumes); film (78volumes); social sciences (645 volumes); art and architecture (1,916 volumes);photography (416 volumes); periodicals (2,000 volumes); and her ownpublications in English and the 28 languages into which they have beentranslated (1,100 volumes)."

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    False self-titled