April 2nd, 2018

the gift of the Holy Spirit

It is 2:11 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. I am really too tired to write anything this afternoon. I have been awake since 5:17 AM. I woke up early because I wanted to go get my blood drawn before the Blood Lab got busy. So I got up and left the house around 5:55 AM to get my blood drawn. I was home from getting my blood drawn around 6:30 AM Carol got up and suggested we go out for breakfast. We went out for breakfast and after that we went grocery shopping.

We got home from grocery shopping around 9 o'clock AM. We wrapped up some books to be mailed to a fellow Booktuber who is a librarian in a small town in Vermont. We donated some of our books to the Weatherfield Proctor Library located in a small town in Vermont. I volunteer at our local library used books store The Book Nook on Mondays, so before going to the library I drove to our local Post Office and mailed those books to Weatherfield Proctor Library.

The Book Nook today was not slow and not busy. I had a long conversation with an elderly Christian fellow and when not helping folks I read from a book titled, 'Palimpsest: A Memoir' by Gore Vidal. I brought home from the Book Nook one used book for our library titled, 'The Changing Garden: Four Centuries Of European And American Art' by Betsy G. Fryberger.

When I got home from the Book Nook Carol was walking up our house after going for a walk. She has gone to bed since she works tonight. Well I am totally out of gas so I will close to feel wasted.

I posted in my online diary pictures I took this morning. While we were driving to a grocery store this morning the sun was coming up and we drove into a parking lot that was near a pond. As the sun was coming up over a line of trees one could see morning sunlight being reflected on the icy surface of this pond. As we were driving out of this large parking lot we saw an egret on a broken tree limb asleep extended over another pond. Cold morning mist was rising up off the pond as I took some photos of this egret. I did not have my most powerful camera so the photos of this egret are blurry.

"[13] Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
[14] That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Galatians 3:13,14
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Monday Reads & Used Books Added To Our Library

'Palimpsest: A Memoir' by Gore Vidal

'Views from a Window: Conversations With Gore Vidal' Edited by Robert J. Stanton & Gore Vidal

'At Home: Essays 1982-1988' by Gore Vidal

'The Essential Gore Vidal' Edited by Fred Kaplan

'The Devil You Know' A Felix Castor Exorcism by Mike Carey

'The Sweet Sweeper' a novel by Elliot Perlman

'Shakespeare: The Biography' by Peter Ackroyd

'Cabal' a horror fantasy novel by Clive Barker

'No Turning Back: The Life And Death Of Animal Species' by Richard Ellis

'Can You Forgive Her?' a novel by Anthony Trollope

'Echoes of Exodus: Tracing a Biblical Motif' by Bryan D. Estelle

'Paul: A Biography' by N. Wright

"[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
[14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
[15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
[16] Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
[17] And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
[18] Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" Ephesians 6:10-18
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