March 6th, 2018

eschatological ethics

It is 11:08 AM Tuesday morning in the plan of God for the cosmos. Time is circling around inside of the Eternal Now. I am in a perfect circle that is union with the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. All is one so why flip out?

I got up this morning around 7:36 AM. I got up and made a pot of coffee. I then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and have been reading these books for morning worship-

'Paul: A Biography' by N. T. Wright

'The Aims Of Jesus' by Ben F. Meyer With a New Introduction by N.T. Wright

'Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? A Narrative Approach To The Problem Of Pauline Christianity' by J. R. Daniel Kirk

'Are You The One Who Is To Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question' by Michael F. Bird

'God's Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology' by Frank J. Matera

Carol my dear wife has not called me yet this morning. I am sure there in Denver the household is full chaotic mode and she has had no time to call me. Carol tells me that Lou, Marn, and Jack (Buddy) go all day long a million miles an hour. I personally do not remember our three kids zooming around all day like a bunch of wild Indians. I suppose I ran a tight ship as young father. I love order and have no liking for any kind of disorder. Was I a strict father to our kids? No, I was very easy going and wanted our kids to live a good Christian family life. I did not want our kids to experience the misery I went through as a child and as a teenager. So I was very tolerant plus our kids had a very loving and gentle Mother/a godly mother. Right now our kids seem happily married and successful. And two of our kids are walking with the Lord and seeking to raise their children in the enjoyment and fear of the Lord.

I have no plans for the day ahead, but read my books and write. I am a writer and reader.

Last night I made a video for my Booktube channel and read from these two books late into the night-

'The Diaries of Emilio Renzi: Formative Years' by Ricardo Piglia

'Tristessa' a novel by Jack Kerouac

Well, I suppose I will close to drift into the afternoon hours.

"[1] Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
[2] And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
[3] But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
[4] Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
[5] For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
[6] Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
[7] Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
[8] For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
[9] (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
[10] Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
[11] And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them
." Ephesians 5:1-11
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    Sumac 'The Deal'

The My Pleasure Book Tag

The Pleasure Book Tag

This tag uses a few of life's pleasures as prompts to suggesting books, poems, novels, non-fiction etc. Enjoy!

Prompts:

1. Think. A book that made you think, hard. 'The Magic Mountain' a novel by Thomas Mann
2. Love. A book that broke or mended your heart. 'Big Sur' a novel by Jack Kerouac
3. Eat. A book that nourishes you. 'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross'
4. Laugh. A book that brought a little comic relief. 'Darkmans' by Nicola Barker
5. Sex. A book that explores or contains sexuality that doesn’t make you cringe, 'The Royal Family' a novel by William T. Vollmann
6. Rest. A book that gave you peace, reflection or just calms you down. Bible
7. Experience. A book that introduced you to a new subject or shifted your perspective. 'The Domestication of Transcendence: How Modern Thinking about God Went Wrong' by William C. Placher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5O36c5gFs
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Osbert Sitwell

It is now in the death flow 12:39 PM Tuesday afternoon. Carol called from a public library, she was there with Lou and Marn. Lou and Marn were in some children's program and Carol was watching them and going through the library's used books. She listed some titles in the used biography section and mentioned a biography by Philip Ziegler on the life of Osbert Sitwell. I told her to get for me and she also mentioned a book on the Battle of Waterloo. She had to leave quickly so we only talked a few minutes. Before she broke off she told me to mop the kitchen floors. I was hoping she would say change the sheets on the bed, but I am a romantic.

Here is a description of Ziegler's biography on the life of Osbert Sitwell-

"A wonderfully witty, major new biography of the renowned poet, novelist, essayist and legendary twentieth-century eccentric, from the best-selling author of Mountbatten and King Edward VIII.

The Sitwells -- Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell -- were the enfants terribles of the 1920s; outflanked in the 1930s by the politically conscious generation of Auden, Isherwood and Spender; then resurgent after World War II, when Osbert's autobiography, Left Hand, Right Hand!, achieved critical and commercial success and he and Edith took the United States by storm.

At the heart of every literary fracas from 1918 until well after 1945, Osbert was a close friend and sometime sparring partner of T. S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley, Evelyn Waugh and Cyril Connolly, and a ferocious enemy of Noël Coward, the Leavises and Winston Churchill. His love life was notoriously turbulent; he could be outrageous, perverse, arrogant, bullying; he could be generous, loyal, considerate, public-spirited -- but he was never dull.

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this entertaining biography provides extraordinary social insights, a striking overview of literary Britain in this century and, above all, a moving portrait of a remarkable human being."

The My Pleasure Book Tag



The Pleasure Book Tag

This tag uses a few of life's pleasures as prompts to suggesting books, poems, novels, non-fiction etc. Enjoy!

Prompts:

1. Think. A book that made you think, hard. 'The Magic Mountain' a novel by Thomas Mann

2. Love. A book that broke or mended your heart. 'Big Sur' a novel by Jack Kerouac

3. Eat. A book that nourishes you. 'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross'

4. Laugh. A book that brought a little comic relief. 'Darkmans' by Nicola Barker

5. Sex. A book that explores or contains sexuality that doesn’t make you cringe, 'The Royal Family' a novel by William T. Vollmann
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDqmwbusuP8

6. Rest. A book that gave you peace, reflection or just calms you down. Bible

7. Experience. A book that introduced you to a new subject or shifted your perspective. 'The Domestication of Transcendence: How Modern Thinking about God Went Wrong' by William C. Placher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l5O36c5gFs

'The Olympia Reader' Edited By Maurice Girodias

'Tristessa' a novel by Jack Kerouac

'Berlin Alexanderplatz' a novel by Alfred Doblin Translated By Michael Hofmann

'The Merry Heart: Reflections On Reading, Writing, And The World Of Books' by Robertson Davies
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