July 22nd, 2017

The Slow Read Tag



The Slow Read Tag

The Holy Bible

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez

'Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'The Cloud of Unknowing' author unknown 13th century English monk

'John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works' [The Classic of Western Spirituality]

One is limit oneself to five books for the Slow Read Tag. I could have listed a ton more, but refrained myself. These are some of the other books I could have mentioned in this BookTube video-

'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

'Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina' by Michael Casey

'Lectio Divina: the Medieval Experience of Reading' by Duncan Robertson

'Reading To Live: The Evolving Practice Of Lectio Divina' by Raymond Studzinski

'Guigo II: The Ladder Of Monks And Twelve Meditations' Translated With An Introduction By Edmund Colledge OSA And James Walsh, SJ

"[96] I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
[97] O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
[98] Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
[99] I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
[100] I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts." Psalm 119:96-100
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Trotsky let fly a missile from his fortress hide out in Mexico

It is in the constant flow of death 10:35 AM Saturday morning. It is cloudy hot gray humid day.

Carol is right now reading a book to little Josie Joy. I am seeking to recover from last night. Last night I ate too much food and did not sleep soundly. I plan to go down into the lower level today sometime and take a nap.

This morning we got up around 7 o'clock AM. Carol slept next to Josie Joy during the night. I tossed and turned all night. Now it is 10:38 AM Saturday morning.

This morning Carol, Josie Joy and I went to the Holland Farmer's Market. It was too hot and busy for me to take photos with my new camera. We bought blueberry doughnuts and fresh cob on the corn. It was too wet to go anywhere else so we came home. We had breakfast and then Carol and Josie took a walk. So has existence full speed.

When I got up this morning I downloaded a video I filmed yesterday for my BookTube Channel Folk Art. I then wrote in my paper diary and then Carol and Josie Joy got up.

Last night Caleb and Emily treated us out for dinner. I over ate and I am still recovering. Since I eat very little a full meal is too much for my stomach to handle. I brought home from the restaurant half of the delicious meal I had ordered. It was so nice for Caleb and Emily to treat us to such a fine meal at one of our favorite restaurants Salt & Pepper.

Since I am running on empty I will close to drift.

Caleb & Josie Joy
Josie & Caleb
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted