January 27th, 2020

the Civil War

It is 2:27 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a warm sunny cloudy afternoon. The snow has been melting today due to the warm weather.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I immediately got dressed because we had planned to go out for breakfast and then go grocery shopping. So Carol and I did that and were home by 9:22 AM. I left to volunteer at the Book Nook around 9:20 AM and was home by 1:05 PM. Today the Book Nook was not busy so I wandered the store and read from a book titled, 'The Stammering Century' by Gilbert Seldes. I also read this book 'The Stammering Century' last night.

When I got home from the Book Nook I ate lunch and then wrote in my paper diary. I brought home from the Book Nook these used books to add to our library-

'Derby Day' A Victorian Mystery by D.J. Taylor

'The State Of Jones-The Small Southern County That Seceded From the Confederacy' American Civil War history by Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer

'Complete Stories' Dorothy Parker [Penguin Classics]

Right now Carol is sleeping. She called into work telling them she can't work tonight due to her right knee being in extreme pain.

Like I wrote last night I mainly read 'The Stammering Century' by Gilbert Seldes and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. Now it is another day and I need to close because I am feeling wasted.

I should mention I did get in the mail this afternoon a used book I had ordered titled, 'Ripley's Game' Crime Fiction by Patricia Highsmith. I am collecting all Highsmith's Ripley's crime novels.
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    exhausted exhausted

must take Christ and apply Him unto the soul and conscience

"Section 3
The second thing to be done for the attaining of God's favor, and consequently of salvation, is to believe in Christ. In the practice of a Christian life, the duties of humiliation and faith cannot be severed, yet for doctrine's sake I distinguish them. In faith there are two things required and to be performed on our behalf. First, to know the points of religion, and namely the sum of the gospel, especially the promise of righteousness and eternal life by Christ. Second, to apprehend and apply the promise, and withal the thing promised, which is Christ, unto ourselves. And this is done when a man, upon the commandment of God, sets down this with himself, that Christ and His merits belong unto him in particular, and that Christ is his wisdom, justification, sanctification, and redemption. This doctrine is plain out of John 6, for Christ is there propounded unto us as the bread and water of life. Therefore, faith must not be idle in the brain, but must take Christ and apply Him unto the soul and conscience, even as meat is eaten." William Perkins pg. 145, 146 'The First Book of the Cases of Conscience' THE WORKS OF WILLIAM PERKINS Volume 8
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    contemplative contemplative