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May 7th, 2019 
It is in the death flow 12:01 PM Tuesday afternoon in the flow of divine providence. We have to confess by faith that the LORD God is ruling the heavens and the earth. All that we see is not what it appears to be underneath the surface of reality. All around us are unseen forces fighting for the souls of men and women.

I got up this morning around 6:43 AM. When I got up I found my wife reading her Bible in the living room. It is a blessing being married to a God fearing woman. I can see constantly the blessings of the Lord resting on my wife. My wife is a woman filled with the Holy Spirit. I made a fresh pot of coffee when I got up and made myself oatmeal for breakfast. Carol left this morning to meet up with old nursing friends in Kalamazoo MI.. Carol went to nursing school in Kalamazoo 45 years ago. It is this week Nurses Week.

I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer and then I wrote in my paper diary. I got out to read but never got around to it a book titled, 'All Things New: Revelation as canonical capstone' by Brian J. Tabb. Carol has by her Bible and devotional books a commentary on The Revelation of Jesus Christ titled, 'Revelation' by Joel R. Beeke [The Lectio Continua-Expository Commentary On The New Testament] Series Editor Joel R. Beeke & Jon D. Payne.

Carol left for Kalamazoo around 9:10 AM. After she left I fed the birds, cleaned the kitchen and then left to pick up a prescription. While out I stopped at the local Goodwin Store to look at their used books and found these used books to ADD to our family library-

'Life And Death Of The Salt Marsh' Nature Writing by John and Mildred Teal

'The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes On A Latin American Journey' by Ernesto Che Guevara

'The Translation Of Dr. Apelles' a novel by David Treuer

'The Housekeeper and the Professor' a novel by Yoko Ogawa Translated by Stephen Snyder

'Gardens of Water' a novel by Alan Drew

'The Story of a New Name' a novel by Elena Ferrante [Book Two, The Neapolitan Novels YOUTH] Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

'Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay' a novel by Elena Ferrante [Book Three, The Neapolitan Novels MIDDLE TIME] Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

'The Library Book' non-fiction by Susan Orlean

'The Beginnings Of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition In Philosophical, Religious, And Institutional Context, 600 B.C. To A.D. 1450' by David C. Lindberg

When I got home I cataloged the used books I bought this morning into my LibraryThing site Bookmountain and ate lunch. Now I am writing in my online diaries. I am already drifting in the afternoon hours. I should mow the lawn this afternoon. I will close to face it. I am trapped.

I should mention last night while Carol was gone I made a video and read late into the night my books by Victor Serge. I have a new book coming in the mail sometime today. Next week Friday the 17th of May Carol and I plan to spend the day in Grand Rapids. I plan to buy a ton of books on the 17th of May to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. When Carol and I were first going together we mainly visited bookstores. Before Carol and I got married Carol was always buying me books.
"Christ Dwells In Sinners. Martin Luther: Now I would like to know whether your soul, tired of her own righteousness, would learn to breathe and confide in the righteousness of Christ. For nowadays the presumption besets many, especially those who with all their powers try to be righteous and good. They do not know the righteousness of God, which is most bountifully and freely given to us in Christ, and so they seek to do good in and by themselves until such a time as they feel confident that they can stand before God adorned with their own virtues and merits, but this cannot possibly be done. You yourself were of this opinion, or rather error, and so was I, and even now I fight against this error and have not yet conquered it.

Therefore, my dear brother, learn Christ and him crucified, learn to pray to him, despairing of yourself saying: "You, Lord Jesus, are my righteousness, but I am your sin; you have taken on yourself what you were not, and have given to me what I was not." Beware of ever aspiring to such purity that you do not want to seem to yourself, or to be, a sinner. For Christ dwells only in sinners.

It was for this that he came down from heaven, where he dwelled in the righteous, that he might also dwell in sinners. Think about his love and you will see how beautifully it will comfort and sustain you. For if it is only our own efforts and strivings that can achieve a quiet conscience, what did he die for? You will therefore find peace only in him, in faith despairing in yourself and your own works; and thus you will learn that as he took you up and made your sins his own, he made his righteousness yours. LETTER TO GEORGE SPENLEIN (April 8, 1516)" pg. 54 'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII Reformation Commentary On Scripture


Thrift Store Used Books Haul

'Romans 1-8' New Testament VII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Gwenfair Walters Adams

'My Friends' a novel by Emmanuel Bove Translated By Janet Louth

'Drood' a novel by Dan Simmons

'Invisible Monsters' a novel by Chuck Palahniuk

'The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload' non-fiction by Daniel J. Levitin

'The Pencil: A History Of Design And Circumstance' by Henry Petroski

'Life And Death Of The Salt Marsh' Nature Writing by John and Mildred Teal

'The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes On A Latin American Journey' by Ernesto Che Guevara

'The Translation Of Dr. Apelles' a novel by David Treuer

'The Housekeeper and the Professor' a novel by Yoko Ogawa Translated by Stephen Snyder

'Gardens of Water' a novel by Alan Drew

'The Story of a New Name' a novel by Elena Ferrante [Book Two, The Neapolitan Novels YOUTH] Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

'Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay' a novel by Elena Ferrante [Book Three, The Neapolitan Novels MIDDLE TIME] Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein

'The Library Book' non-fiction by Susan Orlean

'The Beginnings Of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition In Philosophical, Religious, And Institutional Context, 600 B.C. To A.D. 1450' by David C. Lindberg
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