September 20th, 2021

prayer us is one of the most effective means of battling the devil

It is 2:48 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a hot gray humid day. I think it is around 83 degrees right now and it feels like it might rain.

I got up this morning around 8:15 AM. Carol left around 9:30 AM this morning to have breakfast with one of her cousins and then to visit local thrift stores. So I got up ate food and then wrote in my paper diary. Well I need back here, I ate breakfast and then Carol and I had devotions and prayed. After we prayed Carol left and I got ready to volunteer at the Book Nook our local library Used Books Store.

The Book Nook this morning was not busy. One person came in and bought some used biographies of celebrities'. While doing my volunteer shift at the Book Nook I read from these books-

The Book of Psalms/Old Testament/Bible

'Christian Asceticism' by Anselm Stolz, OSB

'"Beatus Vir" Commentary On The Davidic Psalms' Volume 1 Psalms 1-25 By Denis The Carthusian

I bought these used books at the Book Nook for our library-

'A View Of The Vatican' Text by Carla Cecilia

'A Bite-Size History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment' by Stephane Helnaut & Jeni Mitchell

'Restoration Heights' A Novel by Wil Medearis

I got home from the Book Nook around 1:15 PM and soon behind me Carol got home from running around with her cousin Dianna. So has gone by this day. I am burning up so I will close to cool off down in the lower level. Last night I basically read late into the night from a book titled, 'The Red Count: The Life And Times Of Harry Kessler.

Carol bought me these used books this morning while she was visiting thrift stores with one of her cousins-

'Gandhi An Autobiography The Story of My Experiments With Truth' With A Foreword By Sissela Bok

'The Founding Fish' Essays by John McPhee

'Patriarch-George Washington and the New American Nation' biography by Richard Norton Smith

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle
See His banners go!

Refrain

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the Cross of Jesus
Going on before.

At the sign of triumph,
Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise.

Refrain

Like a mighty army
Moves the Church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod.
We are not divided,
All one body we,
One in hope, in doctrine,
One in charity.

Refrain

What the saints established
That I hold for true.
What the saints believèd,
That I believe too.
Long as earth endureth,
Men the faith will hold—
Kingdoms, nations, empires,
In destruction rolled.

Refrain

Crowns and thrones may perish,
Kingdoms rise and wane,
But the Church of Jesus
Constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never
’Gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise,
And that cannot fail.

Refrain

Onward then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song.
Glory, laud and honor
Unto Christ the King,
This through countless ages
Men and angels sing.

Refrain

wildflowers
  • Current Mood
    stressed stressed

the precious of time

"1. Time, is one of the most precious things in the world, is abused. Nothing is more precious than time and, alas, nothing nowadays is more slighted and vilified. It is made the numbering measure of unholy and unrighteous motions, but very rarely of heavenly conversation; the thriving opportunity of Satan's kingdom, but rarely (as to the multitude) of Christ's. The preciousness of time is something that industriously heavenly as well as earthly merchants will tell you of; the worth of time is something of which an enraging, afflicted conscience on a deathbed will tell you. The excellency of time is something of which most awakened, loose, departing souls will tell you, who will abound in fervent wishes to admiration, that they might redeem but one hour to repent. Of the dignity of time, the damned in hell, were they among us, would tell us that, had they a world, they would give it to escape the torments they feel and shall endure forever, and to be in a state of grace and of salvation. Of the glory of time, the glorified in heaven would tell us, were they suffered to acquaint us with their unspeakable joys. Eternity itself will be little enough to bless God they have not lost their time, but obtained salvation in the days of grace. It will ravish their hearts when they shall think within themselves, "Oh, blessed moment of grace! Oh, happy days of conversion! Oh, choicely spent time in holy mourning and obedience! Oh, rarely improved time to be the shining witnesses of God against the wicked world! Oh, heavenly time in communion with God, who condemned the world! Oh, the wise use of time, that has laid up treasures in heaven, and fitted espoused souls for the joyous, eternal embraces of their heavenly Bridegroom!" pg. 12,13 'The Abuse of God's Grace' by Nicolas Claget
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

Monday Reads & A Small Used Books Haul



Monday Reads & A Small Used Books Haul

The Book of Psalms/Old Testament/Bible

'Christian Asceticism' by Anselm Stolz, OSB

'"Beatus Vir" Commentary On The Davidic Psalms' Volume 1 Psalms 1-25 By Denis The Carthusian

'The Red Count-The Life and Times of Harry Kessler' by Laird McLeod Easton.

'A View Of The Vatican' Text by Carla Cecilia

'A Bite-Size History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment' by Stephane Helnaut & Jeni Mitchell

'Restoration Heights' A Novel by Wil Medearis

'Gandhi An Autobiography The Story of My Experiments With Truth' With A Foreword By Sissela Bok

'The Founding Fish' Essays by John McPhee

'Patriarch-George Washington and the New American Nation' biography by Richard Norton Smith

'The Abuse of God's Grace' By Nicolas Claget (1610-1663) Edited by Dr. Don Kistler Foreword by John Macarthur

'Commentary on the Psalms' by George Horne (first published in 1771) Foreword by The Rev. John Greer, Minister of the Free Presbyterian Church of Malvern, PA.

'A History of Illuminated Manuscripts' By Christopher De Hamel

'Edouard Vuillard: Painter-Decorator' biography By Gloria Groom
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative