February 29th, 2016

sin separates him from the relational redemptive presence of the Lord

It is now in the flow of my days 8:49 AM Monday morning Eastern Standard Time. It is a sunny cloudy morning here by Lake Michigan. Existence keeps flowing.

I got up around 7 o'clock AM this morning. My wife was already up reading her Bible in the living room. I made us oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. After writing in my paper diary I got out this book to read, "The Presence of God: Its Place In The Storyline of Scripture And The Story of Our Lives" by J. Ryan Lister.

My wife left this morning for a meeting at the hospital where she works. My wife is a night nurse.

Last night I read these books and went to bed my usual time-

"Infinite Jest" a novel by David Foster Wallace

"The Legacy of David Foster Wallace" Edited by Samuel Cohen & Lee Konstantinou

"The Ecstasy of Influence" essays by Jonathan Lethem

Carol goes back to work tonight so she will sleep this afternoon. I plan to go through this day in stillness. I do not love this evil world system. I am not missing anything. I have no desire to enjoy this sin sick world. I am surrounded by madness.

Well I suppose I will close to read my books and live a simple Christian middle class existence. This is it.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

What I Have Been Reading

the books mentioned in this video

Holy Bible

"The Presence Of God: Its Place In The Storyline Of Scripture And The Story Of Our Lives" by J. Ryan Lister

"Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theological and Biblical Interpretation" by Michael Allen & Scott R. Swain

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 1 Preface and Books 1-5 by Gregory the Great [Translated by Brian Kerns, OCSO]

"Moral Reflections on the Book of Job" Volume 2 Books 6-10 by Gregory the Great [Translated by Brian Kerns OCSO]

"The Hermitage Within" by A Monk

"Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life" by Richard Rohr

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

"Psalms 1-72" Old Testament VII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited by Herman J. Selderhuis
  • Current Music
    Winterfylleth 'The Divination of Antiquity'

Teach Me The Measure Of My Days

Teach me the measure of my days,
Thou Maker of my frame;
I would survey life’s narrow space,
And learn how frail I am.

A span is all that we can boast,
An inch or two of time;
Man is but vanity and dust
In all his flower and prime.

See the vain race of mortals move
Like shadows o’er the plain;
They rage and strive, desire and love,
But all the noise is vain.

Some walk in honor’s gaudy show,
Some dig for golden ore;
They toil for heirs, they know not who,
And straight are seen no more.

What should I wish or wait for, then,
From creatures earth and dust?
They make our expectations vain,
And disappoint our trust.

Now I forbid my carnal hope,
My fond desires recall;
I give my mortal interest up,
And make my God my all.

"LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am." Psalm 39:4

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    contemplative contemplative