June 9th, 2017

a spiritual brotherhood

It is in the death stream 9:25 AM Friday morning. As I type these words I am falling asleep. I woke up this morning feeling absolutely wasted! All I want to do is find a dark place and lay down. It is a blessing to be able to close ones eyes and sleep peacefully. I thankful our neighborhood is not bombed out. I am thankful I do not live in gangland Chicago. I like living in this quiet house with my wife and books. God is good.

This morning I got up around 6:15 AM. I made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then read William Perkins.

When Carol got up we went out for breakfast. Soon we will be leaving for Douglas MI to visit Well Read Used Bookstore.

Last night I mainly read William Perkins and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM.

Well can't think of much else to report so I will close to fight with all my strength to not pass out from exhaustion.

"[1] Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
[2] Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
[3] Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints." Jude 1
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Mercy Is Boundless And Free

Thanks be to Jesus, His mercy is free,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Sinner, that mercy is flowing for thee,
Mercy is boundless and free.
If thou art willing on Him to believe,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Life everlasting thy soul may receive,
Mercy is boundless and free.

Refrain

Jesus the Savior is looking for thee,
Looking for thee, looking for thee;
Lovingly, tenderly calling for thee,
Calling and looking for thee.

Why on the mountain of sin wilt thou roam?
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Gently the Spirit is calling, Come home,
Mercy is boundless and free.
Thou art in darkness, O come to the light,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Jesus is waiting, He’ll save you tonight,
Mercy is boundless and free.

Refrain

Think of His goodness, His patience, and love,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Pleading thy cause with His Father above,
Mercy is boundless and free.
Come and repenting, O give Him your heart,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Grieve Him no longer, but come as thou art,
Mercy is boundless and free.

Refrain

Yes, there is pardon for all who believe,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Come and this moment a blessing receive,
Mercy is boundless and free.
Jesus is waiting, O hear Him proclaim,
Mercy is free, mercy is free;
Cling to His mercy, believe on His name,
Mercy is boundless and free.

Refrain
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the proper work of faith is to lay hold on Christ

It is 4:32 PM Friday afternoon in the flow of decay. It is a warm sunny day here in West Michigan.

Carol and I did go to Douglas to visit their library used bookstore and I found these books to add to our library-

'Morgan: American Financier' biography by Jean Strouse

'Finale' A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon

'Edgar Allan Poe & The Jude-Box Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments' Elizabeth Bishop Edited And Annotated By Alice Quinn

'Egypt, Greece, And Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean' by Charles Freeman

Carol left me at the The Well Read Bookstore and left to visit a friend in a Nursing Home near by. After I found the used books I wanted for our Book Collection and left the store and walked down to the Kalamazoo River and read. Carol soon came and picked me up.

When we got home we ate lunch and Carol left to do errands. I looked at my books and wrote in my paper diary. So has gone by existence.

Douglas MI
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    contemplative contemplative