December 2nd, 2019

they have been united with pure knowledge

It is 2:49 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is another cold gray day. At least it is not snowing or raining today.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. Carol got up around 1 o'clock AM and left for work around 2 o'clock AM. She worked till 8 o'clock AM this morning and got home around 8:35 AM. When she got home this morning I was reading 'The Ascent of Mount Carmel' by St John of the Cross. I left to volunteer at the our local library used books store the Book Nook around 9:30 AM. I left early for the Book Nook because I wanted to stop at Simpatico Coffee to get 5 pounds of black & tan coffee beans.

The Book Nook today was not busy so I sat and read till my replacement showed up around 1 o'clock PM. At the Book Nook I mainly read the novel. 'The Dreamed Part' by Rodrigo Fresan. I brought home from the Book Nook two used books to add to our library-

'Absolutely on Music Conversations Haraki Murakami with Seiji Ozawa'

'Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill' biography by Candice Millard

When I got home from the Book Nook I found on our porch a box containing, 'The Collected Works of Robert Rollock' Two Volumes that I had ordered from Reformation Heritage Books last week.

So the afternoon goes by. Carol is up reading and I am sitting here in front of our main computer writing in my online diaries. I have no plans for the rest of the day. Existence keeps flowing by non-stop.
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    Teitanblood 'The Baneful Choir'

Monday Reads & New Books 2020

Monday Reads & New Books 2020

'Select Works Of Robert Rollock' Two Volumes reprinted by Reformation Heritage Books 2008

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 7 Edited By Shawn D. Wright & Andrew S. Ballitch

'Galatians, Ephesians' New Testament X [Reformation Commentary on Scripture] Edited By Gerald Bray

'Biblical Interpretation Past & Present: A Comprehensive Textbook & Resource' by Gerald Bray

'Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology' General Editors David F. Wright, David C. Lachman, Donald E. Meek

'Covenant Theology: John Murray's and Meredith G. Kline's Response to the Historical Development of Federal Theology in Reformed Thought' by Jeong Koo Jeon [University Press Of America]

'The Collected Works Of St. John of the Cross' Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.

'1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon' New Testament XII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Lee Gatiss & Bradley G. Green
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I Was A Wandering Sheep

I was a wandering sheep,
I did not love the fold;
I did not love my Shepherd’s voice,
I would not be controlled.
I was a wayward child,
I did not love my home;
I did not love my Father’s voice,
I loved afar to roam.

The Shepherd sought His sheep,
The Father sought His child;
They followed me o’er vale and hill,
O’er deserts waste and wild;
They found me nigh to death,
Famished and faint and lone;
They bound me with the bands of love,
They saved the wand’ring one.

They spoke in tender love,
They raised my drooping head,
They gently closed my bleeding wounds,
My fainting soul they fed;
They washed my filth away,
They made me clean and fair;
They brought me to my home in peace,
The long sought wanderer.

Jesus my Shepherd is:
’Twas He that loved my soul;
’Twas He that washed me in His blood,
’Twas He that made me whole.
’Twas He that sought the lost,
That found the wand’ring sheep,
’Twas He that brought me to the fold,
’Tis He that still doth keep.

No more a wandering sheep,
I love to be controlled;
I love my tender Shepherd’s voice,
I love the peaceful fold.
No more a wayward child,
I seek no more to roam;
I love my heavenly Father’s voice,
I love, I love His home!
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