November 25th, 2018

Book Nook Haul

Book Nook Haul

'Protestants: The Faith That Made The Modern World' by Alec Ryrie

'Leonardo Da Vinci: Flights of the Mind' a biography by Charles Nicholl

'Matisse The Master: A Life Of Henri Matisse The Conquest Of Colour, 1909-1954' biography by Hilary Spurling (I already had volume 1 of this two volume biography, 'The Unknown Matisse A Life Of Henri Matisse: The Early Years, 1869-1908' by Spurling)

'The Lure Of The East: British Orientalist Painting'

'Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life' biography by Carlo D'Este

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences" 2 Corinth. 5:10,11
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted

the world of European high modernism

It is in the death watch 3:22 PM Sunday afternoon. It is raining ice outside this afternoon. The rain ice will turn to snow by nightfall.

I have had a normal day thus far. Once again I have been fighting to stay awake. These days I just want to close my eyes and doze. It must be another sign of old age wanting to sit and sleep/dream of yesterdays.

Carol left this afternoon to spent the night at Dave and Gail's place as the family waits for Dave to go into the world to come/the Eternal State. Carol bought a ton of food to take over to Dave and Gail's place. It seems people eat a lot when a loved one is dying. I find it odd that people want to eat and watch sports as a loved one is dying near them. I would think being in the presence of death calls for fasting and prayer/reflection on the life to come not watching football. I know Carol prays and is thinking about eternity while she sits with Dave as he lies on his death bed. I myself feel guilty eating bread and drinking water as Carol's brother Dave dies slowly.

I got up this morning around 7:10 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast. I spent the morning reading my books on Psalm 30/Old Testament and writing in my paper diary. I dozed for an hour after Carol went to bed.

After Carol left this afternoon I drove to a grocery store and got a loaf of bread for Communion.

There is not much else to report this afternoon. I have been watching videos on Booktube and watching some professional football.

I did stop at a thrift store while going in search of bread. I found one used book that I knew I already had titled, 'Zodiac' a novel by Neal Stephenson. I collect the writings of Neal Stephenson/ post-cyberpunk science fiction.

So my wife is off from work tonight but will be nurse sister at Dave and Gail's. Maybe tonight Dave will go into the presence of the Holy One God the Father.

Well I will close to feel wasted/blown out/drained. We are in the last days of November 2018.
  • Current Music
    Cultes Des Ghoules 'Sinister'