August 27th, 2018

the absorptive capacity of modern bourgeois society

It is 7:04 AM Monday morning here in west Michigan. I am still waking up to another day in the dead american world. Am I wrong as a Christian to describe the world as being spiritual dead? Should I as a Christian see the world as a wonderful spiritually alive planet? I have been taught as a Christian to see the fallen world as an enemy to biblical godliness. Christians from what I have read in the Bible are not set their affections on this material world. A Christian is to seek heavenly realities.

Anyway it is a new day I am already feeling exhausted. This morning I once again volunteer at our local library used books store The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. Carol works the next two nights so she will sleep this afternoon.

This morning there are no books next to me to read for devotions. Lately I wake up in the mornings too tired to think deeply. Yesterday I mainly read all day from a book titled, 'Modernism The Lure Of Heresy: From Baudelaire To Beckett And Beyond' by Peter Gay.

Carol did not get home from Covenant PCA till 12:30 PM. After church she said their was a congregation meeting and then she went downtown to Reader's World to see more Sunday newspapers.

Carol took a long afternoon yesterday and then went back to Covenant PCA. When she got home I was still sitting in our dining room reading 'Modernism" by Peter Gay.

During the Sunday evening hours we watched television and went to bed around 10:30 PM. Now it is another day to wait to die and go to Heaven. What else is there? We live for a short span of time and then we die and go into the Eternal State.

Well since I am about to pass out from exhaustion I will close to have another cup of coffee.

"[1] If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
[2] Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
[3] For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
[4] When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
[5] Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
[6] For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
[7] In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them." Colossians 3:1-7
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    exhausted exhausted

Bauhaus modernism

It is in the black death flow 9:51 PM Monday night here in west Michigan. Another day has been recorded in the Book of Life. Is your name recorded in the Book of Life? Are you one of God's elect. One of God's jewels in His crown of glory?

It is late and I will soon be going to bed. I thought before I call it a day that I would record the used books I brought home from the Book Nook the local used books store for personal history sake-

'The Marsh Arabs' Middle East history by Wilfred Thesiger

'My Mother-In-Law Drinks' Crime fiction by Diego De Silva translated from the Italian by Anthony Shugar

'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory' memoir by Caitlin Doughty

'Rising from the Plains' Geology by John McPhee

'Assembling California' Geology by John McPhee

'Basin and Range' Geology by John McPhee

'Old Man River: The Mississippi River In North American History' by Paul Schneider

'The Sistine Chapel: The Art, the History, and the Restoration' Text by Carlo Pietrangeli and other writers

I got home from the Book Nook around 1:20 PM. I found my wife home from her errands when I got home. I ate lunch and then wrote in my paper diary. Carol went to bed to take a nap since she had to work tonight. I spent the day wandering my cell and waiting for night to fall. I do not remember right now reading anything this afternoon. My mind suddenly went blank. Now I remember what I last read, 'Masscult And Midcult: Essays Against The American Grain' by Dwight MacDonald.

I suppose I will close to face what comes next. There is no way out so I might as well kiss the rod.

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