June 19th, 2019

a person is a product of a community

It is 11:06 AM late Wednesday morning here in west Michigan. It is humid gray morning and it feels like it is going to rain anytime.

I have had a normal morning. This morning Carol and I have been cleaning out the garage. Carol can't sit still so I follow her around helping her do some cleaning. I think Carol is trying to get the house ready for guests. Next week our kids Josiah and Bethany and their families arrive for a visit. To me nothing is ever going to be perfect so why try. In the end everything is going to decay and in time turn to dust. We are fighting a losing battle against the process of decay. But I suppose we should not just give up, but continue to make an effort to hold back the process of decay.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I got up made a fresh pot of coffee and then wrote in my paper diary. When Carol got up I made some oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary, talked to Carol, and read for awhile from a book titled, 'Being In Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective' by Hans Burger.

Like I wrote above I helped Carol do some cleaning and now I am writing in my online diaries. After writing in my online diaries I will take a load of stuff over to Bibles For Mexico Thrift Store. While driving around the Wasteland I will look for used books at local thrift stores. Well, I am falling asleep so I will close for the time being.

Last night Carol went to bed early and I read my books till 11:30 PM. I mainly read last night from a book titled, 'Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, And Converted Humanity' Volume One by Herman Bavinck Edited By John Bolt. I got this book 'Reformed Ethics' in the mail yesterday. I had pre-ordered this book by Herman Bavinck August 2018. Herman Bavinck was a famous Dutch Reformed theologian (1854-1921).

Well time to abandon ship and launch out into the unknown.
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the image of God belongs to the essence of our humanity

It is 5:01 PM Wednesday evening here in west Michigan. I thought since I got the time and money I would list the used books I found today at local thrift stores. I found these used books at Bibles For Mexico Thrift Store and Goodwill-

'Surrender Or Starve: Travels In Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, And Eritrea' by Robert D. Kaplan

'Left Illusions: An Intellectual Odyssey' memoir by David Horowitz

'The Trial Of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch And The Rise Of Nazi Germany' by David King

'Ladysmith' A Novel by Giles Foden

'Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human' by Harold Bloom

I got back from thrift stores around 12:35 PM. Carol was still up when I got home. Caleb stopped by with Ollie, he walks Ollie during his lunch break.

This afternoon I mowed our lawn, because I was falling asleep. Carol left while I was mowing to visit her elderly friend Pam and then to babysit some kids for a married couple in her church (Carol is watching these kids so this couple can go out for dinner without screaming kids to deal with.) I have been recovering from mowing the lawn basically this evening. Not much else to report so I will close to face the approaching apocalypse.
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