July 2nd, 2021

a lost sheep

It is 6:24 PM Friday evening here in West Michigan. It has been a mild weather day. When I took a walk this morning with only a T-Shirt it was 61 degrees. It felt good not to feel the heat humility.

I did volunteer at our local library used books store The Book Nook today from 10 AM till 1 PM. My wife relieved me around 12:45 PM, it was her shift which is from 1 PM till 3 PM on Fridays. I stayed with her at the store and read my Bible/reading through the Gospel of Luke these days.

I did buy some used books at the library used books store today The Book Nook. I bought these used books-

'Superman: The High-Flying History Of America's Enduring Hero' By Larry Tye

'The Best American Essays of the Century' editor Joyce Carol Oates

'The Art of Bookbinding' (The Classic Victorian Handbook) By Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf

'Les Parisiennes: How The Women of Paris Lived, Loved, And Died Under Nazi Occupation' By Anne Sebba

'1946: The Making Of The Modern World' By Victor Sebestyen

'1920 The Year of the Six Presidents' Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, & Franklin D. Roosevelt) By David Pietrusza

'Jasper Johns' Art History/Biography By Michael Crichton

Since being home from the Book Nook I have eaten food, taken my pills, talked to family, and sat down here in the Lower Level reading the Gospel of Luke and writing in my private paper diary. Next week Monday July 5 The Book Nook is closed so I plan to mainly stay down Here and pray and read the Bible. I am praying for healing to my mind soul heart spirit Self. I need a mighty work of God/the sealing work of God the Holy Spirit.

I will close to pray pray pray pray. Thank you of you who have been praying for me.

neighborhood walk
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God's ends in allowing long affliction

"6. Another end that God has in the continuance of spiritual troubles and afflictions, and the sense of His wrath long upon us, is that from our experience Christ may be forever very precious to us. When we are are at ease and think ourselves whole, we seldom think of Him. But our pain, our smart, our guilt and our fears, the sight of our present danger and approaching wrath, all cause us to run to this Physician and beg His help when we are sinking. They will make us stretch out our hands and say, "Master, save us or else we perish!" Never did a poor man beg for alms with more earnestness than we shall beg for His help, never did a diseased person, after a violent, racking pain, more long for rest and a cure than when we shall long for Christ. Having fallen among lions, having been the slaves of fear, and having been held in captivity by the temptations of Satan, we shall most gladly shake off our chains and embrace liberty and salvation when our Lord comes to set us free. The sight of Him as our Savior will make us run to meet Him and say, "Welcome, Thou only Friend of our souls; welcome, Thou dear Physician and Healer of our souls. Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is He to who comes to us in the name of the Lord!" page 143,144 'Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholy' Timothy Rogers
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