April 9th, 2017

Annie Dillard & Spiritual Illumination



Annie Dillard & Spiritual Illumination

we somehow become aware of our primordial foundation in silence

"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" memoir by Annie Dillard

"The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology" Compiled by Igumen Charition of Valamo translated by E. Kadloubovsky & E.M. Palmer

"Into The Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation" by Martin Laird

"A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation" by Martin Laird

"The Christian's Only Comfort In Life And Death: An Exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism" Volume 1 by Theodorus VanderGroe

"The Evangelicals: The Struggle To Shape America" by Frances Fitzgerald

"For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given us by God." 1 Corinth. 2:11,12

"I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness" John 12:46
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

living in the depth of the present moment

It is in the death flow 5:19 PM Sunday evening. Another day has gone down in the record books. There is a day or reckoning approaching quickly.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. When I got up I found my wife sitting in our living room reading her Bible. My wife reads through the Bible each year. She also reads other devotional materials in the mornings. We are both Christians and realize we must nurture our spiritual lives if they are to flourish.

When I got up this morning I made a fresh pot of coffee and a pot of oatmeal for breakfast. After making oatmeal I ate my oatmeal at the dining room table. After eating my mush I messed with our main computer and then wrote in my paper diary.

While Carol was at church this morning I made two videos for my BookTube channel. I spent the rest of the day writing in my diary and reading my books. Not much else to report this evening. Existence keeps zooming by. We are already coming to the middle of the month. Soon Spring will be done and we will be in season of Summer once again. Today it is in the 70's and hazy. It is suppose to rain tomorrow. Maybe the warm weather and the rain will cause everything to bloom.

I will close to drift into darkness.

I have been reading this evening from a book that was delivered this morning titled, "The Evangelicals: The Struggle To Shape America" by Frances Fitzgerald.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative