September 24th, 2018

morning reads

morning reads

'Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition' by Hans Boersma

'The Saint's Everlasting Rest' by Richard Baxter ('Baxter's Practical Works' volume 3)

'The Rise of Reformed System: The Intellectual Heritage of William Ames' by Jan van Vliet

'Theoretical-Practical Theology' Prolegomena Volume 1 by Petrus van Mastricht Translated By Todd M. Rester Edited By Joel R. Beeke

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose

'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda

"looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God" Hebrews 12:2
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the creation of the modern world

It is 3:41 PM Monday late afternoon here in west Michigan. It is a warm cloudy sunny day. It is predicted to rain tomorrow.

I have had a normal day today, nothing weird happened today. Existence keeps zooming along!

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. A strange dream drove me out of my bed this morning. I got up (it was still dark outside when I got up) and ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I ate my cereal while messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then made a video for my Booktube channel. After making a video I downloaded the video and read some more of Richard Baxter's treatise 'The Saint's Everlasting Rest'.

I left to volunteer at the Book Nook around 9:40 AM. As I about to leave Carol drove into our driveway, she got me a breakfast sandwich.

The Book Nook was normal today, not slow and not busy. When not helping people I read some more of the novel 'Havoc' by Tom Kristensen. I brought home from the Book Nook these used books to add to the book chaos-

'Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins' fiction Mark Twain

'Essays and Sketches of Mark Twain' Selected and with an Introduction by Stuart Miller

'The Poems Of Gerard Manley Hopkins' Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged Edited by W. H. Gardner and N. H. MacKenzie

After the Book Nook I came home and ate lunch. After lunch I left the house to do errands and while out I visited one thrift store and found two used books to add to our library-

'Samuel Johnson' biography by W. Jackson Bate (I already had this excellent biography but my copy was a old beat up paperback this edition is a hardback in great condition/does not even looked like anyone read it)

'The Creation Of The Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment' by Roy Porter

Well the day has gone by and I got to close because I am wasted. Carol is now off for two weeks and Wednesday she leaves for the Southwest/New Mexico with three old girlfriends.
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    The Secret 'Agnus Dei'