November 6th, 2015On this day in different years

O LORD, how long?

It is the flow of being 12:01 PM Friday afternoon. I hear sirens off in the distance. Air raid sirens means we are under enemy attack. I do not hear any bomb explosions so we must be safe for the time being. I read the other day that Israeli snipers are shooting Palestinian children to kill them. It is extremely painful for me to see a photo of a Palestinian father carrying his dead baby/child wrapped in a Palestinian flag. Such scenes test my Christian faith. I cry every day, because of all the suffering/senseless suffering is occurring each day in the world. Carol my dear godly wife tells me, "the Lord Jesus is coming back soon, so do not despair." There is a New World coming so do not give up/forsake the Faith/grow weary in well doing. Keep seeking the Lord till He comes on the cloud of glory. "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints" Jude 14.

(In mentioning the killing of Palestinian children by Israelis I am not denying the fact Palestinians have killed Israelis. I am seeking in this entry to simply state the world is filled with senseless violence/war and it causes me inner pain. I want all men and women to live in peace. I want all wars to ceases. I do not know how we can solve the massive problems in the Middle East/hatred between Jews and Muslims. It is all beyond me.)

Lest We Forget

Outside this afternoon it is cold and gray. Carol and I went grocery shopping this morning. I can not believe how blessed we are to be able to buy food when millions right now go hungry. Why do so many have so much of the world's goods and so many have nothing? Life is filled with mysteries. We must be good stewards of what the Lord has given us. We are to love others as the world heads for certain destruction/divine judgment.

I have not been able to gather my thoughts this morning because we were gone this morning. I am still trying to wake up. I got out to read this morning/afternoon now a book titled, "The Vitality Of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms" by Robert Davidson.

Last night I read, "The Art Of Time In Memoir: Then, Again" essays by Sven Birkerts. I received in the mail yesterday a book I had ordered titled, "The Wallcreeper" a novel by Nell Zink.

There is not much else to report right now. Existence keeps speeding by. There is no way of escape.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2
[1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
[12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
[13] But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
[14] Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[15] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
[16] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
[17] Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
  • Current Mood: contemplative contemplative
  • Current Music: Giant Sand 'Heartbreak Pass'


This afternoon Carol and I made two quiches for her to take to work tonight. Since having my gallbladder take out I can not eat eggs or sausage. Most foods make me sick these days.

I am feeling wasted today. It must be the dismal weather we are experiencing today. I am going to close to feel at a lost. In the mail today Puritan Theological Seminary sent me a book titled, "The Beauty & Glory Of Christ's Bride" Edited by Joel R. Beeke.

"[20] Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
[21] Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
[22] Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
[23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
[24] Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
[25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
[26] That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
[27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
[28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
[29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
[30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
[31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
[32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
[33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." Ephesians 5:20-33

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  • Current Music: Giant Sand 'Heartbreak Pass'

love the LORD

It is in the flow 8:11 PM Friday night Eastern Standard Time. It has been a normal day for me. I am thankful for normal days. I am thankful to the Lord Jesus for being normal. "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children" Ephesians 5:1.

Carol left for work around 7:50 PM. I am not in the mood to watch television this evening. I plan to go to bed early tonight. Earlier this evening I fell asleep sitting in an easy chair in our living room. It is such a blessing to sit in silence and gently drift off to sleep with no bombs dropping or gun fire off in the distance.

I really did not read much today due to being super tired. I must have slept poorly the last couple of nights. I have found myself lately being emotionally in turmoil. There is so much sadness in the world these days. For me it is hard to shut out all the pain being experienced in the world.

I suppose I do not have much else to report. Tomorrow I once again volunteer at the library book nook from 10 AM till 1 PM. I will watch college football tomorrow afternoon. The day will will go by.

I did read this evening from these books-

Bible King James Version and the New King James Version

"Psalms 1-50" Old Testament VII [Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Craig A. Blaising & Carmen S. Hardin

"Commentary On The Psalms" 2 Volumes in 1 by J. J. Stewart Perowne

I will close to drift through into the darkness.

"Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah." Psalm 4:4 (KJV)

"Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still." Psalm 4:4 (NKJV)

"Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath" Ephesians 4:26 (KJV)
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  • Current Music: Bob Dylan '1965-1966 The Best Of The Cutting Edge-The Bootleg Series Vol. 12'