December 7th, 2015

Psalm 11 the LORD loveth righteousness

Psalm 11

[1] In the LORD put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
[2] For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
[3] If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
[4] The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
[5] The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
[6] Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
[7] For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
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video favorite books

A list of books mentioned in the above video-

Bible RSV

"Bahai World Faith: Selected Writings of Bahaulluh & Abdul-Baha"

"Of The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis

"LSD: The Consciousness-Expanding Drug" Edited by David Solomon/Introduction by Timothy Leary, Ph.D.

"The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience" by R. E. L. Masters & Jean Houston, Ph.D.

"Lame Deer Seeker of Visions: The Life of A Sioux Medicine Man" by John (Fire) Lame Deer & Richard Erdoe

"Howl And Other Poems" Allen Ginsberg

"The Dharma Bums" a novel by Jack Kerouac

"Leaves of Grass" poetry by Walt Whitman

"The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe

"Woodstock" DVD rock documentary

"Woodstock: The Oral History" by Joel Makower

"Nana" a novel by Emile Zola

"V." a novel by Thomas Pynchon

"Visions of Cody" by Jack Kerouac

"The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross"
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holy wisdom confounds Satan

It is in the flow 1:03 PM Monday afternoon. It is a cold damp gray day here in West Michigan. A good day to go off in the woods and shoot off a rifle. I think right now it is hunting season for deer. Yesterday while my wife and I were walking through the woods we heard wild turkeys noises.

My wife has been gone most of the morning and now going into the afternoon hours. My wife is always on the go. I have been today wandering my cell and reading my books. This afternoon I am back to reading the novel, "City On Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg. I am still not finding this novel great. I am mainly reading it to rest my over active brain.

I made a video this morning about my favorite books when I was a young man or when I was a new Christian/beginning to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

I should mention that I read this morning my Reformation commentary on Psalm 11 "The LORD tests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Upon the wicked He will rain coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind shall be the portion of their cup" Psalm 11:5,6.

Last night I watched some professional football with my wife. When my wife went to bed I turned off the TV and read late into the night from a book titled, "Theology and the Mirror of Scripture: A Mere Evangelical Account" by Kevin J. Vanhoozer & Daniel J. Treier.

I have not been sleeping soundly these days. I suppose when you get my age it is difficult to get to sleep at night.

Well, I suppose I will close to wander my cell. Existence keeps decaying.
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the inner life

It is in the flow of Time 9:28 PM Monday night. I had a normal day thus far. Right now I can not be sure how this day will end.

This evening I have been trying to finish reading the novel "Amy and Isabelle" by Elizabeth Strout so I can read something else. I could read these novels next if I get in the right mood-

"The Human Stain" a novel by Philip Roth

"The Orphan Master's Son" a novel by Adam Johnson

"The Wallcreeper" a novel by Nell Zink

Earlier this evening I read for awhile the novel "City On Fire" by Garth Risk Hallberg. I am still finding this novel flat.

I should go to bed early tonight since I have not been sleeping soundly lately. Carol is at work the next three nights so I sleep alone. I sometimes sleep sounder when I sleep alone. Carol and I have been sleeping together going on 37 years. Next month my wife will be 63 years old. Life is speeding by on us. I wonder how long we will be together here on earth?

This evening besides reading my books I mopped the kitchen floors, the main bathroom floors and the lower level floors. I am to be honest not into house cleaning. I do not mine a layer dust covering everything in our cell. I just do not like clutter or anything kind of chaos. I like dust to be in a system of order.

I got out this afternoon a devotional book titled, "From The Library of A. W. Tozer: Selections From Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey" Complied By James Stuart Bell. I do not know why I got out this devotional book since I rarely used devotional books any more for devotions.

I use to collect devotional books. What do you read for devotions beside God's Word the Holy Bible?

I usually read a ton of Christian literature and then I come to a point where I am too full to receive any more and then for weeks I go into a slump and just wander through the days hardly reading any serious Christian literature. It is during these lulls that I read St. John of the Cross or just sit in silence waiting to feel alive inside once again-intellectual and spiritually moving/curious.

It is not easy keeping myself zealous for divine realities. I look to the Holy Spirit to quicken me inside/revive me. "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us" Romans 5:5.

Well I suppose I will close to wait it out. It will soon be over.
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