May 31st, 2016

transformed with ever-increasing glory

It is 7:57 AM Tuesday morning in the death flow. It is another sunny warm late Spring morning here by Lake Michigan. I got up around 7 o'clock AM this morning. Another day to seek the Lord Jesus Christ. "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him" Colossians 1:15,16.

So I got up made a pot of coffee and ate a bowel of cereal. I messed with our main computer while eating my bowl of cereal. Now I am writing in my online diaries. Existence is decaying as I write these words. I can hear birds all around me as I type. In our front yard is a big bush and there is a robin's nest inside this bush. I never saw the robins building this nest. It is amazing to know all around me are birds nests with baby birds. Soon we will see baby birds with their parents are our bird feeder. The cycles of life continue in-spite of the madness of mankind.

Yesterday is a blur. I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I might visit local thrift stores this morning in search of used books to add to the giant mess down in the lower level. What I should do is get rid of a couple thousand used books and just keep what I really would like to read on my death bed. Time is running out quickly and I will soon be in Heaven.

Carol worked last night and will be home late this morning because she has a meeting to attend to after work.

This is the Last Day of May 2016. Tomorrow is June.

I got out to read this morning a book titled, "A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation" Edited By Craig G. Bartholomew & Heath A. Thomas.

I suppose I will close to drift. The Lord is coming back for His own.
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my spiritual heritage

It is now in the death flow 1:31 PM Tuesday afternoon. I did go to nearby thrift stores today in search of more used books to throw on the heap. I found these used books-

"State of Wonder" a novel by Ann Patchett

"The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy" biography by David Nasaw

"The Commoner" a novel by John Burnham Schwartz

"The River Beyond The World" a novel by Janet Perry

"The Raj Quartet" by Paul Scott

After visiting local thrift stores I came home to wait out the rest of this day. I have no plans for the rest of the day. I read this morning THE DARK NIGHT by St. John of the Cross. I am a little tired this afternoon so I might lay down in the lower level in the dark. I do not expect anything mind blowing to come in the mail this afternoon. I need to cut back on my spending habits. It can become addictive wanting fresh books and CD's flowing into my cell. I need to go on a diet. I need to realize the emptiness of the material world.

I will close to face the grim truth.
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American Candide

It is now in the death flow 4:59 PM Tuesday late afternoon or early evening. As I write these Words I can feel myself falling asleep.

I had a quiet afternoon wandering my cell and reading, "Ghost Milk: Recent Adventures Among The Future Ruins Of London On The Eve Of The Olympics" by Iain Sinclair. Not much else has happened today.

I have no plans for the evening hours. I plan to go to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is a Wednesday.
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My Life With Books video



A list of books mentioned in this video

Bible

"Valley of the Dolls" a novel by Jacqueline Susann
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_of_the_Dolls

"The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based On The Tibetan Book Of The Dead" by Timothy Leary, Ph.D., Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Richard Alpert, Ph.D.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Psychedelic_Experience

"The Dharma Bums" a novel by Jack Kerouac (Jack Kerouac born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac; March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

"The Christian in Complete Armour" by William Gurnall (1616 – 12 October 1679) [William Shakespeare died April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.]

"The Works of St. John of the Cross" Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodriguez

St. John of the Cross (born June 24, 1542-died December 14, 1591)
http://jesus-passion.com/John_of_the_Cross.htm

"Contemplative Prayer" by Thomas Merton

"Discourses and Sayings Of Our Lord" by John Brown (John Brown born 1784-died 1858)

"The Works Of Benjamin B. Warfield" 10 Volumes Published By Baker Book House 1981

B.B. Warfield (November 5, 1851 – February 16, 1921)
http://www.theopedia.com/bb-warfield

"Looking Unto Jesus" by Isaac Ambrose (Isaac Ambrose was born in 1591 – and died January 1664)

"The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals" by Thomas Merton (Thomas Merton was born inJanuary 31, 1915 – died December 10, 1968)

"[1] If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
[2] Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
[3] For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
[4] When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
[5] Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
[6] For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
[7] In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
[8] But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
[9] Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
[10] And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
[11] Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all." Colossians 3:1-11
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