September 14th, 2015

God can change a person any time

It is 8:42 AM Monday morning. This morning it is sunny outside. I always feel somewhat better inside when it is sunny. I know though that soon the dark days of Winter will be upon us once again. I should be outside enjoying these sunny days of early Autumn.

I got up this morning around 6:45 AM. I made oatmeal for breakfast and drank coffee made yesterday. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and put clean water in the bird bath. During the night some creature tipped over the bird bath and all the water poured out unto the green earth. Yesterday evening I threw out a half a loaf of old bread for creatures to eat during the night. We have in our area raccoon's and possums. When I came into the house I settled down and read my Reformation commentary on the Gospel of Luke for morning devotions. Lately it is like pulling teeth to read my Christian books. Do not know why I can't get into my spiritual books. It is like I do not want to be intellectual in my walk with the Lord. I want to walk with my heart and not my brain. I want heart knowledge/practical godliness.

Last night I watched a little professional football and read "The Recognitions" by William Gaddis. Carol called me around 10:30 PM. They had just gotten home from church/Margaret Carol was baptized last night. After talking to Carol I went to bed. Now it is another day to get ready for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He could come any time so why am I not on my knees praying and reading the Bible while it is the day of grace?

I do not know what I will do today. I should mow our lawn sometime this week. I might go visit thrift stores today in search of used books to ADD to our library. I might just stay here inside my cell and contemplate/pray.

I suppose I will close to wait for Carol's phone call.

"[36] And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
[37] And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
[38] And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
[39] Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
[40] And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
[41] There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
[42] And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
[43] Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
[44] And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
[45] Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
[46] My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
[47] Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
[48] And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
[49] And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
[50] And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace." Luke 7:36-50
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    Ludicra 'Fex Urbis Lex Orbis'

Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies

Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only Light,
Sun of Righteousness, arise,
Triumph o’er the shades of night;
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Day-star, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till Thy mercy’s beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, Radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.
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    contemplative contemplative

the opposition of solar consciousness and lunar consciousness

It is now in the flow of this day in West Michigan 4:38 PM. I just put away my paper diary for the day. Tomorrow we will be in the middle of the month. Before you know it it will be October 2015/the 10th month of the Year 2015.

I left the house this morning around 10:30 AM to take Rudy for a walk and to visit thrift stores. I took Rudy for a short walk at Window on the Waterfront Holland City Park. After walking Rudy I visited thrift stores in search of used books to ADD to our library. I only found five used books today-

"Someone To Watch Over Me" Stories by Richard Bausch

"The Tin Drum" a novel by Gunter Grass

"Strange Angels" a novel by Jonis Agee

Jonis Agee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonis_Agee

"The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst" biography by David Nasaw

"A Star Called Henry" a novel by Roddy Doyle

While out I stopped at Burger King for lunch and then came home. When I got home it was 12:05 PM too late in the day for me to drive to South Haven to visit Black River Books/maybe tomorrow I will get in the mood for a road trip. I decided to mow the lawn, so I did that chore. After mowing the lawn I took a hot shower. When I came upstairs there was a message on the phone from Carol. I called back and she was at a library with Louisa looking at their used books and wanted to know if there was any author I had been searching for. I asked her to look at the used biographies. As she was looking Lou went nuts so Carol had to hang up/Lou was out of control and Carol needed to deal with her/she said she would call me this evening.

In spent the afternoon hours reading "William Gaddis" Expanded Edition Steven Moore and writing in my paper diary. In the mail I received a used book I had ordered titled, "A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia" by Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari (Translated by Brian Massumi). This book is a companion volume to the book "Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia" by Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari.

So the day has gone by. Not much else to write about so I will close to drift into the darkness.
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