May 7th, 2020

we are all one

It is 11:28 AM Thursday morning here in West Michigan. It is a bright sunny day. We are coming into the middle of May soon. Summer is just around the corner. Maybe things will open up more as we get into the Summer months.

I got up this morning around 6:10 AM. A weird dream drove me out of bed this morning. So I got up got a bottle of cold water and sat in the living room till Carol got home from work. Carol got home from work early because she had to get up late this morning for a burial service. I made oatmeal for myself when Carol got home from work. I ate my oatmeal while messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer and finishing eating my oatmeal Carol went to bed. I dozed for awhile and read off and on from a book titled, 'An Ocean Of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation' by Martin Laird.

This morning I filmed a video for my Youtube channel and showed folks suggested reading during this time of isolation imposed on us by this world wide COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is a list of the books I showed folks in this video-

'An Ocean Of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation' by Martin Laird

'The Cloud Of Unknowing And Other Works' Penguin Classics

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilo Rodreiguez, O.C.D.

'John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works' Introduction And Translation By James A. Wiseman, O.S.B. [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte' Translated And Introduction By Dennis D. Martin [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

So the morning goes by. I plan to drift through this day quietly. I do not know what Carol plans to do the rest of this day. I am sure she will take a nap this afternoon since she worked last night from 12 o'clock AM till 6 o'clock AM. She is now off four nights from work. Carol only has ten shifts left before she is fully retired.

I will close to wait on the Lord.
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a list books to read during a time of isolation



a list of books to read during a time of isolation

'An Ocean Of Light: Contemplation, Transformation, and Liberation' by Martin Laird

'The Cloud Of Unknowing And Other Works' Penguin Classics

'The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross' translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilo Rodreiguez, O.C.D.

'John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works' Introduction And Translation By James A. Wiseman, O.S.B. [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte' Translated And Introduction By Dennis D. Martin [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

Psalm 63
[1] O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
[2] To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
[3] Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
[4] Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
[5] My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
[6] When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
[7] Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
[8] My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
[9] But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
[10] They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
[11] But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.
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The April Showers Tag

--The Questions--
1. Listening to raindrops on the rooftop--where is your favorite place to curl up and read on a rainy day?

2. The smell of spring rain fills the air--name a book with rain or a storm on the cover.

3. Rain clouds in the distance--Name a book with a gray cover.

4. "April showers bring May flowers”--name a book with flowers prominently displayed on the cover.

5. Stormy night skies--What is the perfect thriller and/or horror book to read during a thunderstorm?

6. Partly Cloudy--name a book that made you sad but also happy/content at the same time.

7. Morning dew--feature a debut author that you think needs a shoutout.

8. Verdant grass--Recommend an old book that you think should be reprinted or given a new cover.

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