May 10th, 2017

God's grace alone through Christ alone

It is 9:32 AM Wednesday morning. It is a cold cloudy partly sunny morning. It is going to rain today.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. When I got up Carol was already up and was about to eat for breakfast a bowl of chili. I made for myself a small pan of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my bowl of mush messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and have been reading from a volume titled, "1 Corinthians" Reformation Commentary on Scripture. Not much else to report this morning.

Last night I watched television with my wife and went to bed around 11:30 PM. Now it is another day.

Carol goes back to work tonight. I plan to do nothing today. I am trying to remember what I tried to read yesterday afternoon. I do not think I read anything. It is hard to read with noise around me.

I will close to drift through the day. I saw this morning by our bird feeder a pair of male rose-breasted grosbeaks.




rose-breasted grosbeak
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we preach Christ crucified, unto Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greek foolishness

"[18] For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
[19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
[20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
[21] For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
[22] For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
[23] But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
[24] But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
[25] Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
[26] For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
[27] But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
[28] And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
[29] That no flesh should glory in his presence.
[30] But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
[31] That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
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Claude Monet & Used Books

"I Corinthians" New Testament IXa Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Scott M. Manetsch

"Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet And The Painting Of The Water Lilies" by Ross King

"Monet" Art History table book by Robert Gordon & Andre Forge

"Monet: A Retrospective" Edited by Charles F. Stuckey

"Jack: A Biography of Jack London" by Andrew Sinclair

"Freud's Sister" a novel by Goce Smilevski Translated from the Macedonian by Christina E. Kramer

"The Past" a novel by Tessa Hadley

"Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia" by Karl E. Meyer & Shareen Blair Bryce

"The Life And Death of Andy Warhol" biography by Victor Bockris

"Pygmy" a novel by Chuck Palahniuk

"The Technologists" a novel by Matthew Pearl

"Swing Time" a novel by Zadie Smith

"On His Own Terms: A Life Of Nelson Rockefeller" biography by Richard Norton Smith

"Already Dead" Crime Fiction by Charlie Huston

"No Dominion" Crime Fiction by Charlie Huston

"The Collected Stories Of Jean Stafford" Introduction By Joyce Carol Oates

"Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, And The Invention Of The Great Gatsby" biography by Sarah Churchwell
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