September 22nd, 2021

a clarification and a new bookcase

'Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency' Art History by Olivia Laing

'Christian Asceticism' by Anselm Stolz, OSB Professor of Systematic Theology at San'Anselmo in Rome (1928-1942) Translated by Giles Conacher, OSB Monk of Pluscarden Abbey

'The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable' The quintessential guide to myth, folklore, legend and literature Revised by Ivor H. Evans

'The Sunken Cathedral' a novel by Kate Walbert

The New Standard Alphabetical Indexed Bible HOLY BIBLE (Authorize Or King James Version-A Family Bible Beautifully Illustrated With Colored Paintings-Revised Edition 1551 Hardback there is a torn page mended Chapter Ten The Gospel of John

'Broken Minds: Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It' by Steven Bloem & Robyn Bloem

[1] Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
[2] For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
[3] For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
[4] For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
[5] And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
[6] Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
[7] Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
[8] For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
[9] There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
[10] For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
[11] Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
[12] For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
[13] Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
[14] Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
[15] For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
[16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
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mystical marriage

It is 2:19 PM Wednesday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a gray cold day here today, it is 60 degrees presently.

I got up this morning around 8 o'clock PM. When I came upstairs I found Carol getting ready to go grocery shopping. Carol left and I then had breakfast. I had a dentist appointment around 9:40 AM. So this morning before going to dentist I did not find time to write in my paper diary or read. But I did read at the dentist office while waiting to have my tooth repair a book titled, 'Christian Asceticism' by Anselm Stolz, OSB. It took only a few minutes for my dentist to repair my broken tooth, but this tooth does need a crown in the near future (I made two appointments to have a crown on this tooth in November 2021).

When I got home from my dentist appointment Carol was having her Neighborhood Woman's Book Club/four neighborhood women showed up. I went down into the lower level to write in my diary and read while the book club was in session. I have been mainly reading today from that book titled, 'Christian Asceticism' by Anselm Stolz, OSB.

Right now we have a plumber replacing a broken outside facet in the backwall of our house/that is going to cost us a leg and arm!

Last night I basically read from a novel titled, 'Ada' by Nabokov. I also filmed a video before going to bed last night.

I will post a photo of my used new bookcase that I bought yesterday at a local thrift store.

I will close to see what comes in the mail this afternoon.

new used bookcase
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