June 10th, 2017

hawk by our bird feeder

This morning as I was looking out our kitchen window I spotted a hawk on our bird feeder. My camera was in my study so I quickly ran to my study grabbed a camera and ran back to the kitchen and took these quick shots of the hawk.

hawk by our bird feeder

hawk by our bird feeder
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salvation by grace alone

It is 2:17 PM Saturday afternoon. It is a warm breezy afternoon. Everything is drying up. We need rain here in West Michigan.

I volunteered at the local library used bookstore from 10 o'clock AM till 1:30 PM. It was busy at the store today. When not helping people with their purchases I read from a book titled, 'William Perkins' biography by Joel Beeke & Stephen Yulle. I brought home from the Book Nook these two used books to add to our library-

'The Little Red Chairs' a novel by Edna O'Brien

'The Queen of the Nighg' a novel by Alexander Chee

When I got home from the Book Nook I found Carol cleaning windows and in the mail I received two books I had ordered-

'Darkmans' a novel by Nicola Barker

'The Spiritual Brotherhood: Cambridge Puritans and the Nature of Christian Piety' by Paul R. Schaefer Jr.

So Time goes by. I plan to do nothing rest of the day. I need to write some more stuff in my paper diary before this day comes to a close.

Last night I made a video for my BookTube channel and read William Perkins. I also read last night before going to sleep from a book titled, 'The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise Of Faith And The Fall Of Reason' by Charles Freeman.

I will close to face the end of it all.
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reflections on cultivating a literary taste



Below is a list of the books mentioned in this video-

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 4 Edited By J. Stephen Yuille

'William Perkins' biography by Joel Beeke & Stephen Yuille

'The Art of Prophesying' by William Perkins [Puritan Paperbacks/Banner of Truth Trust]

'Alice James: The Life Of The Brilliant But Neglected Younger Sister Of William And Henry James' biography by Jean Strouse

'Morgan: American Financier' biography by Jean Strouse

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

'Watergate' a novel by Thomas Mallon

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

'The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise Of Faith And The Fall of Reason' by Charles Freeman

'The Love Of My Youth' a novel by Mary Gordon

'Spending' a novel by Mary Gordon

'The Stories Of Mary Gordon' by Mary Gordon

'Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters' [The Library of America]

'Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, And Fragments' by Elizabeth Bishop

'Elizabeth Bishop: a Miracle for Breakfast' biography by Megan Marshall
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