November 23rd, 2020

the wound of love

It is 2:17 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a partly cloudy sunny cold day. It is in the 40's outside this afternoon. It has been predicted to snow tomorrow.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I got up to find my wife reading the Bible. I got myself a glass of cold water and wandered into our living room and sat in my big cozy chair to wake up. As I sat drinking cold water I drifted inside my head with my eyes closed. I asked Carol who won the football games last night, the Chief's or the Raider's?

After I woke up I got a cup of coffee and messed with our main computer. Trump still claims he won the Presidential election and won't concede/admit defeat. I next ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast and then wrote in my paper diary. I can't recall right now if I read anything for devotions this morning. I have a short memory and it is getting shorter in my old age.

Carol and I left this morning in separate motor vehicles. Carol went to deliver batches of peanut brittle to friends and I went to buy coffee beans and visit local charity shops to search for used books to buy for our library.

I found one used book this morning for our home library, 'Hitler's War' nonfiction by David Irving.

This afternoon when not falling asleep I have been reading, 'Children of Light' a novel by Robert Stone.

I just looked at my paper diary to see what I read this morning after writing in my diary. I read an article Denis the Carthusian in the volume, 'Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters' Editor Donald McKim.

Since I feel myself falling into a coma I will close to wait for this end to come to an end. There is no way of escape. I got out these books to look at as I go in and out of consciousness-

'The Prayer of Love and Silence' A Carthusian Translated from the French by a Monk of Parkminster

'The Wound Of Love: A Carthusian Miscellany'

'Halfway To Heaven: The Hidden Life of the Carthusians' by Robin Bruce Lockhart

'The Spiritual Writings of Denis the Carthusian' Translated into English by Ide M. Ni Riain, RSCJ, with an Introduction by Terence O'Reilly

Well time to sail off into the wide blue yonder.
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An Exposition of Psalm 130, Part One sermon by Alistair Begg



https://www.truthforlife.org || By: Alistair Begg - It is important to understand how offensive sin is to a holy God, but how do we keep the awareness of our sinful state from sending us into spiritual despondency? Teaching on Psalm 130, Alistair Begg encourages us to follow the Psalmist’s example by crying out to Jesus and asking Him for mercy when we find ourselves in the depths of sin’s despair. It is only by turning away from ourselves and trusting in Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf that we will find the cure for our iniquity.

Pss.130
[1] Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
[2] Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
[3] If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
[4] But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
[5] I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
[6] My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
[7] Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
[8] And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

'The Forgiveness Of Sin: A Practical Exposition Of Psalm 130' by John Owen
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Thrift Stop Used Books Haul & Monday Reads



'Children of Light' a novel by Robert Stone

'Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters' Editor Donald McKim

'"Beatus Vir" Commentary On The Davidic Psalms: Psalms 1-25' Volume 1 by Denis The Carthusian Translation & Introduction by Andrew M. Greenwell

'Hotel De Dream' A New York Novel by Edmund White

'The Life Of John Calvin' biography by W. J. Grier

'JFK and LBJ: The Influence of Personality upon Politics' by Tom Wicker

'Learning to Pray Through the Psalms' by James W. Sire

'Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in Christ' by David B. Garner

'Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy' by Joseph A. Schumpeter (We have in our library this book, 'Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction' by Thomas McCraw)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMedun0TQ_o

'Endless Love' a novel by Scott Spencer
http://www.librarything.com/catalog/bookmountain&collection=-1&deepsearch=Scott+Spencer

'Jesus the Messiah: A Survey Of The Life Of Christ' by Robert H. Stein

'Hitler's War' nonfiction by David Irving
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Irving

'The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems' by John Berryman Edited And With An Introduction By Daniel Swift

'The Damnation Game' Horror Fantasy by Clive Barker

'Children Of Light' A Novel by Robert Stone

'The Protestant Reformation' Revised Edition Edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand

'The Ramayana' A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic by R. K. Narayan

'Collaborative Circles: Friendship Dynamics & Creative Work' by Michael P. Farrell

'How To Stop Time' A Novel by Matt Haig

'Eyes On The Prize Civil Rights Reader' Documents, Speeches, And Firsthand Accounts From The Black Freedom Struggle General Editors: Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding, Darlene Clark Hine

'The Prayer of Love and Silence' A Carthusian Translated from the French by a Monk of Parkminster

'The Wound Of Love: A Carthusian Miscellany'

'Halfway To Heaven: The Hidden Life of the Carthusians' by Robin Bruce Lockhart

'The Spiritual Writings of Denis the Carthusian' Translated into English by Ide M. Ni Riain, RSCJ, with an Introduction by Terence O'Reilly

'Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

'The Holy Trinity In The Life Of The Church' Edited By Khaled Anatolios
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