September 19th, 2016

Current Reading Goals

A list of the books mentioned in this video-

"Serena" a novel by Ron Rash

"Brothers Of The Quill: Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street" biography by Norma Clarke

"Mickelsson's Ghosts" a novel by John Gardner

"George Mills" a novel by Stanley Elkin

"A Visit To Don Otavio: A Mexican Journey" travel memoir by Sybille Bedford

"Mislaid" a novel by Nell Zink

"Pinkerton's Sister" a novel by Peter Rushforth

"The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday

"God has Spoken in his Son: A biblical theology of Hebrews" by Peter T. O'Brien

"The Letter To The Hebrews" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by Peter T. O'Brien

"[12] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
[13] Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do." Hebrews 4:12,13
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

we set our hope on unseen things

It is 11:43 AM late Monday morning on a late summer day here by Lake Michigan. The sun is shining and I can hear death machines off in the distance.

I got up this morning around 6:34 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. When my wife got up I made for us a pot of oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and read for morning worship the book, "The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday.

This morning my wife left to do errands and to visit her older brother and his wife. I made a BookTube video this morning. There is not much else to report this morning. Last night we watched professional football and went to bed around 10:30 PM. I read till I got sleepy a novel I had been reading most of the day titled, "Serena" a novel by Ron Rash. Now it is another day. Not much else to report so I will close to drift into the afternoon hours.

"[11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
[12] So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
[13] We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
[14] Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
[15] For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
[16] For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
[17] For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
[18] While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." Second Corinthians 4:11-18
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    contemplative contemplative

godliness is the imitation of God

It is in the Now Flow 3:44 PM Monday afternoon. I have had a normal day thus far. I left the house today to pick up an order of coffee beans and then visited local thrift stores. I found these used books today to ADD to our library-

"Chanel: A Woman of Her Own" a biography by Axel Madsen

"Roxana" a novel by Daniel Defoe

"Once Is Not Enough" a novel by Jacqueline Susann

"The Lost Girl" a novel by D.H. Lawrence

"The Horse's Mouth" a novel by Joyce Cary

"Honorable Men" a novel by Louis Auchincloss

"The Book Of Revelation" a novel by Rupert Thomson

"Mr. Bedford And The Muses" Stories by Gail Godwin

All I have attempted to read today is the novel "Serena" by Ron Rash. There is not much else to report so I will close to face what comes next down the road.

"[14] Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
[15] See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
[16] Rejoice evermore.
[17] Pray without ceasing.
[18] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
[19] Quench not the Spirit.
[20] Despise not prophesyings.
[21] Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
[22] Abstain from all appearance of evil.
[23] And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[24] Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it." First Thess. 5:14-24
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    contemplative contemplative