March 12th, 2021

"the penitential struggle"

It is 2:12 PM Friday afternoon here in a Dead Zone. It has been a cold sunny day. Next week will have the first day of Spring occur.

Carol left around 2 o'clock PM for the Grand Rapids Airport. At 4:30 PM she takes a plane ride to the West to visit our daughter and her family for ten days. Caleb our oldest son and Josie gave her a ride to the Grand Rapids Airport.

I plan to seek the Lord while Carol is gone. Someday we will be gone.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. This morning we went grocery shopping. On the way home from grocery shopping we stopped at a thrift store to look at used books.

When we got home I ate food and wrote in my paper diary. I have been reading today from a book titled, 'Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, And New Creation' Volume Four by Herman Bavinck. That is all I really have done today. Carol spent the morning packing and getting ready to leave for the West.

Last night Carol went to bed early and I read late into the night from a book titled, 'Henry David Thoreau: A Life' by Laura Dassow Walls.

I did buy two used books today-

'The Bay Of Pigs' American History by Howard Jones

'Reappraisals: Reflections On The Forgotten Twentieth Century' essays by Tony Judt

While Carol is gone I will wait it out. What else can I do but wait it out. Existence keeps going by. I will close to drift.

Josie playing in front of our home
Josie & our home

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Friday Reads & the New Birth

Friday Reads & the New Birth

'A Treatise On Regeneration' by Peter Van Mastricht (1630-1706)

'Reformed Dogmatics: Sin And Salvation In Christ' Volume Three by Herman Bavinck (Translator John Vriend)

'Reformed Dogmatics: Holy Spirit, Church, And New Creation' Volume Four by Herman Bavinck

'Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 1, Chapters 1-40 by Ludolph of Saxony Translated And Introduced By Milton T. Walsh

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 1 Edited By J. Stephen Yuille

'John 1-12' New Testament (Reformation Commentary On Scripture) Edited By Craig S. Farmer

'Henry David Thoreau: A Life' by Laura Dassow Walls

'Walden' essays by Henry David Thoreau

'A Very Long Engagement' A Novel by Sebastien Japrisot Translated by Linda Coverdale

"Jesus answered, Verily verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" John 3:5

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" Titus 3:5
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