January 2nd, 2021

what I plan to read in the mornings during the year 2021

what I plan to read in the mornings during the year 2021

the Bible

'Christ's Prayer Before His Passion-Expository Sermons on John 17' Two Volumes by Anthony Burgess

'The Imitation Of Christ' by Thomas a Kempis

'The First One Hundred Years of Christianity: An Introduction To Its History, Literature, And Development' by Udo Schnelle Translated By James W. Thompson

'The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History' by John Anthony McGuckin

'The Spiritual Life' by Campegius Vitringa Translated And Edited By Charles K. Telfer Foreword By Richard A. Muller

'Reformed Systematic Theology: Revelation and God' Volume 1 by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley

'Reformed Systematic Theology: Man and Christ' Volume 2 by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley

'A Radical Comprehensive Call to Holiness' by Joel R. Beeke & Michael P. V. Barrett

'Late Medieval Mysticism Of The Low Countries' [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

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

'Psalms: A Critical And Expository Commentary With Doctrinal And Practical Remarks' by William S. Plumer, D.D. , LL.D. [The Geneva Series Of Commentaries]
  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted

Christ appears for us in heaven

It is 2:38 PM Saturday afternoon in the death flow. It has been cold and sunny all day today. I just woke up from a short nap. I did not get to bed till Midnight last night. We watched college football all day yesterday. We had Caleb, Emily, Josie, Cora, and their little dog Ollie over yesterday for a food and watching college football. They all left here by 4:45 PM yesterday. Tonight Josie comes here for sleepover with Noni.

I got up this morning around 7:30 AM. I spent the morning dozing and writing in my paper diary. I read from Volume 1 of Anthony Burgess's Sermons on John 17. I turned on the TV and watched some college football around Noon. So has gone by existence.

Caleb just dropped off Josie for the night. I have no plans for the rest of the day or night. I still feel sick of soul. Hope I begin to feel better next week.

  • Current Mood
    exhausted exhausted

By faith I look where Christ has gone

By faith I look where Christ has gone,
And see upon His Father’s throne
A Man, with glory crowned;
His brow is marred, and on His side,
Whence flowed the cleansing crimson tide,
The marks of love are found.

Here is the record of the past—
Fruit of my sins that bound Him fast
To that degrading tree;
In every wound I read my guilt,
And thank Him that His blood was spilt
To set my conscience free.

I look again, and now I see
That blessèd Man engaged for me,
His hands uplifted high;
Before the throne of God He pleads,
God’s great High Priest, He intercedes,
And so preserves me nigh.

Once more I gaze upon that face,
And lo! as if to leave His place
He seems about to rise;
Recalling His I quickly come,
I learn His thought—to fetch me home,
To praise Him in the skies.

What love! He washed my sins away,
Thus boldness in the Judgment Day
For me there doth remain.
What grace! now occupied with me,
He wills I should His glory see,
When He returns again!
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative