October 29th, 2020

if eternal life be to know God, then this is eternal death not to know God

It is 12:03 PM Thursday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is 44 degrees and gray outside, plain ugly weather.

I got up this morning around 6:45 AM. I got up made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and ate something for a morning meal. Next I read for awhile sermons on Chapter 17 by Anthony Burgess. I got tired of reading so I dozed to 10 o'clock AM. I woke myself up and made a decision to leave the house to visit thrift stores Northside in search of used books to add to our library. I found these used books this morning-

'Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography' by Jean H. Baker

'Washington' An abridgment in one volumes By Richard Harwell of the seven volume George Washington By Douglas Southall Freeman

'Collected Stories of William Faulkner'

'The Infatuations' A Novel by Javier Marias

'France: The Tragic Years-An Eyewitness Account Of War, Occupation And Liberation' by Sisley Huddleston

'The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America-A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of its Leaders' by Benjamin Gitlow With a Foreword by Max Eastman
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'Back To Blood' A Novel by Tom Wolfe

'Shark' A Novel by Will Self

'The Wives Of Henry VIII' biography by Antonia Fraser

'Rabbit Is Rich' A Novel by John Updike

These are the used books I found this morning at thrift stores. I came home ate lunch and received a phone call from Carol. So has gone by Time thus far. All can do is keep going and pray for a divine miracle.
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    Pallbearer 'Forgotten Days

Preparing My November 2020 Diary & Thursday Reads



Preparing My November 2020 Diary & Thursday Reads

Bible/The First Book of Samuel/Old Testament

'1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles' Old Testament V [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Derek Cooper & Martin J.Lohrmann

'The Infatuations' A Novel by Javier Marias

'A Heart So White' A Novel by Javier Marias

'When Nietzsche Wept' A Novel Of Obsession' by Irvin D. Yalom

'Christ's Prayer Before His Passion: Expository Sermons on John 17' Volume 1 by Anthony Burgess (17th cent. English Puritan Reprint)

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As the life of a flower,
As a breath or a sigh,
So the years that we live
As a dream hasten by;
True, today we are here,
But tomorrow may see
Just a grave in the vale,
And a memory of me.

Refrain

As the life of a flower,
As a breath, or a sigh,
So the years glide away,
And alas, we must die.

As the life of a flower,
Be our lives pure and sweet;
May we brighten the way
For the friends that we greet;
And sweet incense arise,
From our hearts as we live
Close to Him who doth teach
Us to love and forgive.

Refrain

While we tarry below
Let us trust and adore
Him who leads us each day
Tow’rd the radiant shore
Where the sun never sets,
And the flowers never fade,
Where no sorrow or death
May its borders invade.

Refrain
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    Anna von Hausswolff 'All Thoughts Fly'