August 10th, 2015

the end was nigh and the apostasy predicted in Revelation had begun

It is the flow of time here in West Michigan 7:57 AM Monday morning. It is muggy gray morning and it feels like it might rain this morning. We need the rain due to everything being dried up. I wonder how long the drought will continue in the Southwest and the West Coast. Maybe someday if the drought continues on the West Coast people will have to abandon cities and towns due to no water and no jobs. Think about how many jobs have been effected by the drought in California. If one looks at the history of mankind people have left areas because there was no water/drought. Droughts are one of the signs of the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. ("Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit" James 5:17,18)

I got up this morning around 6:54 AM. I woke up due a dream where there was a horrible disaster. I got up ate waffles and a cup of lukewarm coffee made last night. We are out of coffee beans and will have to buy some today. I ate my frozen waffles messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and now I am writing in my blogs. Existence is zooming by.

Last night I mainly read, "American Apocalypse: A History of Modern Evangelicalism" by Matthew Avery Sutton and watched television. I went to bed around 10:45 PM and read "American Apocalypse" till 11:30 PM. Now it is another day.

I have to out to our local Penny's Department store and pick up two pairs of jeans I ordered online. While I am out wandering the Wasteland I will visit thrift stores and get coffee beans.

Not much else to report.

You reap what you sow. I often think of those words when I read peoples journals. If you make a lot of bad decisions when you are young you will tend to reap the effects of those bad decisions the rest of your life. Not only will the decisions you made in your youth determine the course of your future but also maybe where you will spend eternity. Now is the day of salvation.

"[10] Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
[11] Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
[12] Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
[13] Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
[14] But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
[15] This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
[16] For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
[17] But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
[18] And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." James 3:10-18
  • Current Music
    Chelsea Wolfe 'Abyss'

Remember In Youth Thy Creator

Remember in youth thy Creator,
Give heed to the voice of His Word;
For happy are they who believe Him,
And trust in the arm of the Lord.

Refrain

Remember in youth thy Creator,
How gentle His goodness and care;
The best of His blessings He offers,
The gift of His love you may share.

Remember in youth thy Creator,
Ere days that are evil draw nigh;
And years that afford us no pleasure
Shall chase the bright beams from our sky.

Refrain

He claims our affection in childhood,
He offers the gift of His love;
O then let us earnestly seek Him,
And lay up our treasure above.

Refrain

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/r/i/y/riytcrea.htm

"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them" Eccl. 12:1

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  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

the infidel

It is now in my life flow Monday afternoon 12:38 PM. I left the house around 10 o'clock AM to do errands and to visit thrift stores in search of used books to add to our small town Christian library. I found these old used books to add to our library this morning.

"The Edge Of Night: A Confession" a memoir by Frank Lentricchia

"Snobbery: The American Version" by Joseph Epstein

"The Best American Essays 1992" Edited By Susan Sontag

"The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections In Natural History" essays by Stephen Jay Gould

"Known To Evil" A Leonid McGill Mystery by Walter Mosley

"Letters From Yellowstone" a novel by Diane Smith

"The Praise Singer" a novel by Mary Renault

"Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" a novel by Tom Robbins

"The Infidel: Freethought And American Religion" essays by Martin E. Marty

"Framley Parsonage" a novel by Anthony Trollope

"Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy" by Diana Preston

"Winchell: Gossip, Power, And The Culture Of Celebrity" biography by Neal Gabler

I came home after doing errands and visiting thrift stores to eat lunch and drift through the afternoon hours.

used books & coffee beans

used books bought 8/10/2015
  • Current Music
    Abyssal 'Antikatastaseis'