March 7th, 2019

what I have been reading lately



what I have been reading lately

'The Epistle to the Romans' [The New International Greek Testament Commentary] by Richard N. Longenecker

'Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives' Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica, editors

'Paul & the Gift' by John M G, Barclay

'Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming A Christian Spiritual Practice' Edited By John H. Coe & Kyle C. Strobel

'Complete Stories' by Clarice Lispector Translated from the Portuguese by Katrina Dodson

'Novels In Three Lines' by Felix Feneon Translated And With In Introduction By Luc Sante

'Nervous States: Democracy And The Decline Of Reason' by William Davies

"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Rom. 3:23
  • Current Music
    Bob Dylan 'More Blood, More Tracks The Bootleg Series #14'

spiritual formation

It is in the death flow 1:17 PM Thursday afternoon. Outside this afternoon it is cold and gray.

This morning Carol and I left for the Grand Rapids Airport around 4:15 AM. We were at the airport around 5:15 AM. I dropped Carol off and drove home. Before coming home I stopped at a gas station and filled up the car with gas. When I got home It was past 6 o'clock AM. Carol had called me and said she had left her cell phone by mistake and wanted me sent it to her by overnight express. (I found Carol's cell phone in the car laying on the back seat, it must have fallen out her purse.)

I dozed till 10:30 AM woke up and wrote in my paper diary. I then left the house to go to our local US Post Office and mail Carol's cell phone to her. After the Post Office I visited a thrift store to look at their used books and then went grocery shopping. I found only one used book this morning titled, 'Zigzag Through The Bitter-Orange Trees' A novel by Ersi Sotiropoulos Translated by Peter Green.

When I got home I ate lunch and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote some more shit in my paper diary. Now I am writing some shit in my online diaries. Carol is suppose to call me when her plane lands in Seattle Washington.

I have no plans for the rest of the day. I have been reading this morning from a book titled, 'Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming A Christian Spiritual Practice' Edited by Coe and Strobel. I just remembered this morning before I passed out from exhaustion I made a short video for my Youtube channel on what I have been reading lately.

Well I will close to drift through the rest of this day. I need to catch up on my beauty rest. Life is a battle. There is victory for God's people against the powers of darkness.
  • Current Music
    Me And That Man 'Songs of Love and Death'

reflections on reading the book 'Embracing Contemplation'



reflections on reading the book 'Embracing Contemplation'

'Embracing Contemplation: Reclaiming A Christian Spiritual Practice' Edited By John H. Coe And Kyle C. Strobel

'Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism' by Tom Schwanda Foreword by J. I. Packer

'Looking Unto Jesus' by Isaac Ambrose (full title of this treatise is 'Looking Unto Jesus: A View Of The Everlasting Gospel; Or The Soul's Eyeing Of Jesus, As Carrying On The Great Work Of Man's Salvation, From First To Last')
http://ebooks.regent-college.edu/Ambrose-Looking-1658/files/assets/basic-html/page-5.html

'Exalted Above the Heavens: The risen and ascended Christ' by Peter C. Orr [New Studies In Biblical Theology]

"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
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative