January 15th, 2016

the downfall of Richard Nixon

It is in the death flow 12:11 PM Friday afternoon Eastern Standard Time. A cloudy day here by Lake Michigan. We are suppose to get hit by an Arctic blast this weekend, meaning heavy Lake effect snow fall. At least we are coming to the end of January and the days are getting longer. Before you know it it will be Spring once again. Seasons come and go.

Carol left early this morning to visit a girlfriend with another girlfriend. My wife has many friends. My wife is a people person, that makes sense since she is a professional nurse. My wife cares for people. I am blessed to have such a loving caring wife. She spoils me. I can see God's love for me by my wife's love for me. In a Christian marriage there is godly love flowing back and forth. Love flowing out of the Godhead into the marriage union/covenant relationship. These words of the Apostle Paul come to my mind, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish" Ephesians 5:25-27.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM because Carol wanted to go grocery shopping before going on her road trip. So we went grocery shopping early and we were home b 7:30 AM. Carol left to hook up with her friend around 8 o'clock AM.

This morning I made a book collecting video. Wrote in my paper diary and cleaned the kitchen.

This morning I left the house to get a prescription and to visit local thrift stores to look for used books to ADD to our library. I found only three used books today-

"The Assassination of the Archduke" Sarajevo 1914 And The Romance That Changed The World by Greg King & Sue Woolmans

"Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry That Shaped Postwar America" by Christopher Matthews

"Joe College" a novel by Tom Perrotta

Last night I basically sat feeling extremely tired and went to bed early. When I went to bed I left my wife reading her Bible in the living room.

I will close to drift through the day. I did not sleep well last night.

When J. I. Packer Walked Out
https://www.crossway.org/blog/2015/06/when-j-i-packer-walked-out/

"[9] Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
[10] Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
[11] And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." First Corinthians 6:9-11

J.I. Packer on homosexuality
http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/justintaylor/2008/07/17/ji-packer-on-homosexuality/
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    Ryan Adams

keep step with the Spirit

It is going on 8:49 PM Friday night here by Lake Michigan. I am down in the lower level once again putting away books. This afternoon I dug out of our library books I have by Dr. James I. Packer. I bought my first J.I. Packer book back in 1975 Richmond California, which was titled "Knowing God". The book "Knowing God" by James I. Packer was one the first Calvinistic books I bought. Dr. Packer is now 90 years old and taught for many years Theology at Regent College, Vancouver Canada. I have these other books by J. I. Packer-

"Keep In Step With The Spirit" by J.I. Packer

"Concise Theology: A Guide To Historic Christian Beliefs" by J.I. Packer

"Rediscovering Holiness" by J.I. Packer

"A Quest For Godliness: The Puritan View of the Christian Life" by J.I. Packer

""Fundamentalism and the Word Of God" by J.I. Packer

"Evangelism & The Sovereignty Of God" J.I. Packer

Packer's books helped delivered from Arminianism and Pentecostalism/the Charismatic movement back in the early 1970's. (http://gospelpedlar.com/articles/Salvation/introessay.html)

Dr. James I. Packer
https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/bio/jipacker.html

My wife got back from her road trip around 4 o'clock PM. She did not go into Grand Rapids because the fog was too thick on the freeway. She went to be early tonight since she got up this morning around 4 o'clock PM. We had take out Mexican for dinner this evening.

All I have attempted to read today is some Puritan Spirituality on the internet. I plan to go to bed early tonight since I feel wasted. Tomorrow once again I volunteer at the Herrick District Public Library from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. We are suppose to have a terrible winter snow storm hit us this weekend.

Well I suppose I will close to feel overfed and extremely tired. Existence keeps speeding by. "And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit" Galatians 5:24,25
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