March 17th, 2018

finding God in the modern world

It is 12:37 PM Saturday afternoon here in West Michigan. The sun is shining this afternoon, but it is not warm.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. I got up made myself a pot of coffee and a bowl of oatmeal. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read from a book titled, 'Echoes of Exodus-Tracing a Biblical Motif' by Bryan D. Estelle.

Carol got home from work at 8:48 AM. She went to bed and I left to go for a walk at Outdoor Discovery Center. After my walk I headed home. Before getting home I stopped at a local thrift store and found these used books-

'Schott's Original Miscellany' by Ben Schott

'The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613-1917' by Lindsey Hughes

'The White House: An Historic Guide'

'Understanding The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader From The Biblical Archaeology Review' Edited By Hershel Shanks

In the mail this afternoon a fellow Booktuber sent me two books/a gift-

'In The Footsteps Of King David: Revelations From An Ancient Biblical City' by Yosef Garflinkel, Saar Ganor, & Michael G. Hasel

'Making Sense of God: Finding God in the Modern World' by Timothy Keller

I have no plans for the rest of the day. I will write in my diary and read my books.

Last night I made a video for my Booktube channel and read from a book titled, 'The Invented Part' a novel by Rodrigo Fresan.

Outdoor Discovery Center
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Outdoor Discovery Center Birds Of Prey

This morning when I took a walk at Outdoor Discovery Center I came across a new exhibit called Birds Of Prey. The new exhibit was a building that had been newly built to house wild birds. These birds had at one time been at another site within the Outdoor Discovery Center County Park. All the people at the park had done is glamorized the Birds of Prey exhibit by building a bigger building and constructing a stone semi-circle for people to sit, as park people showed off birds of prey. All the birds at the Birds Of Prey had been rescued at one time and would not have survived in the wild due to their injuries. My view is that these injured birds should have been allowed to die. I personally find any bird or animal behind bars depressing. It is sad to see for example a majestic bald eagle behind bars in a small cage hoping around with no way to fly up into the deep blue sky. Does that eagle look through his cage bars up into the blue sky and long to fly? Do these birds of prey get fresh meat? I find it depressing seeing these beautiful birds behind bars in small cages so human beings can stare at them. How degrading it must be for those birds.

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Outdoor Discovery Center

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