July 19th, 2015

But we're forgetting how to know what 's real. That's the real problem.

It is a sunny warm Sunday morning here by Lake Michigan. We do not live on Lake Michigan because we are not rich, but we live near Lake Michigan. We can be on the shores of Lake Michigan in 15 minutes if we wanted to. I am sure today the beaches are filled with sun worshipers. This Summer the Lake water has remained cold due to having ice covering almost all of the Great Lakes last winter. It is hard to believe Summer is coming to a close and Winter will soon be here once again.

This morning we took Rudy for a walk at Kollen Park. When we got home my wife went to worship the Lord God with a group of professing Christians in a building called a church.

I got up this morning around 6:24 AM. When I got up I made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. When Carol got up she made blueberry muffins and I made oatmeal for breakfast. Yesterday Carol made another blueberry pie.

After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and read for morning worship "'Return to Me' A Biblical Theology of Repentance" by Mark J. Boda (New Studies In Biblical Theology).

Yesterday afternoon I hardly remember. I mainly read yesterday the novel, "There But For The" by Ali Smith. I am almost finished reading this novel and will start reading next the novel, "The Book Of Strange New Things" by Michael Faber.

Our son Josiah called us last night. He was at his wife's parents house relaxing. Hannah's Dad had a birthday and they were there (Lynden, Washington) for his birthday party. (Josiah and Hannah live on Mercer Island, Washington.) At the end of this month Carol is flying out to visit Josiah and Hannah for a week. I will stay home to wait for the end of the world. Keep home fires burning. I plan to wait it out alone here while Carol is gone. What else can I do?

Not much else to report. Right now I am tired which is normal. I do not look forward to my gallbladder surgery this coming Tuesday, but what can I do. I sure will be glad when this surgery is over and I can go on to the next ordeal.

Last night we went to bed early so I do not know why I feel so drained. Weird.

music Jon Hopkins 'Immunity'

I will close to wait it out.

"[33] When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against thee, and shall turn again to thee, and confess thy name, and pray, and make supplication unto thee in this house:
[34] Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which thou gavest unto their fathers.
[35] When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, and turn from their sin, when thou afflictest them:
[36] Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
[37] If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
[38] What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
[39] Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)
[40] That they may fear thee all the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our fathers." First Kings 8:33-40

sermon by C. H. Spurgeon "shall know every man the plague of his own heart"
http://www.spurgeongems.org/vols25-27/chs1489.pdf

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the goats will only be separated from the sheep at the Last Judgment

It is in the flow of life Eastern Standard Time Sunday 3:05 PM afternoon. The sun is still shining outside. I laid down for a couple of hours this afternoon. When I came upstairs I determined Carol had gone to bed to sleep since goes back to work tonight. I have been reading these books this afternoon in my main study.

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

"Luke 1:1-9:50" (Baker Exegetical Commentary On The New Testament) by Darrell L. Bock

"Jesus Remembered" Volume 1 Christianity In The Making by James D. G. Dunn

"Early Christian Mission" Volume One Jesus And The Twelve by Eckhard J. Schnabel

"The Aims of Jesus" By Ben F. Meyer With a New Introduction by N. T. Wright

"A New Vision For Israel: The Teachings of Jesus in National Context" by Scot McKnight

Not much else going on this afternoon. Carol got home from church around Noon time today. I went down into the lower level around 12:15 PM to sleep. Now it is 3:12 PM Sunday afternoon. I have been sitting in my study reading my books on the Gospel of Luke chapter 6. "Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God" Luke 6:20.

I suppose I will close to read and ponder.

"[1] The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
[2] To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
[3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3

Desiring God - Dr. John Piper
http://www.desiringgod.org/sermons/blessed-are-the-poor-in-spirit-who-mourn

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