November 15th, 2021

Monday Reads

It is 6:06 AM Monday morning here in West Michigan. I am up early because Carol woke me up when she got up around 4 o'clock AM to drive to the Grand Rapids Airport. She is flying out West this morning to visit our daughter Beth and her family for seven days. I woke up and could not get back to sleep so I got up around 4:50 AM this morning. I told myself I can always take a nap sometime today if I get sleepy.

This morning I filmed a video for my Youtube channel Monday Reads. These are the books I plan to read this week while I am alone-

'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part Two, Volume 1, Chapters 1-57 by Ludolph of Saxony Translated By Milton T. Walsh

'The Abuse of God's Grace' by Nicolas Claget (1610-1663)

'Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels' by Darrell L. Bock

'The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle' A Memoir By Francisco Goldman

'March Violets' Crime Fiction (Berlin Noir) by Philip Kerr

'Rasero' A Novel By Francisco Rebolledo Translated By Helen R. Lane

'The Hour Of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, And The Battle To Transform American Capitalism' by Susan Berfield

'The Transcendentalists and Their World' nonfiction by Robert A. Gross

'Sontag: Her Life And Work' biography by Benjamin Moser
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Monday Reads



Monday Reads

'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part Two, Volume 1, Chapters 1-57 by Ludolph of Saxony Translated By Milton T. Walsh

'The Abuse of God's Grace' by Nicolas Claget (1610-1663)

'Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels' by Darrell L. Bock

'The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle' A Memoir By Francisco Goldman

'March Violets' Crime Fiction (Berlin Noir) by Philip Kerr

'Rasero' A Novel By Francisco Rebolledo Translated By Helen R. Lane

'The Hour Of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J. P. Morgan, And The Battle To Transform American Capitalism' by Susan Berfield

'The Transcendentalists and Their World' nonfiction by Robert A. Gross

'Sontag: Her Life And Work' biography by Benjamin Moser
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grace leads the heart daily to the throne of grace

It is 1:51 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. I am home from our local library used books store where I volunteer on Mondays and Fridays from 10 AM to 1 PM. The used books store was not busy, so I basically read and waited for my three hour shift to end so I could come home and cough my head off. At the Book Nook I read some more of the novel, 'Motherless Brooklyn' by Jonathan Lethem and some more of the memoir, 'The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle' by Francisco Goldman. I bought at the Book Nook today one used book titled, 'Flappers: Six Women Of A Dangerous Generation' biography by Judith Mackrell. Carol texted me on my phone this afternoon that she had landed in Denver CO. I texted back and she immediately called me. She was waiting for Beth to pick her up at the airport, she had uneventful plane flight. The only bad thing that happened was she had stubbed a toe going through security and it became dislocated. Carol had to take her shoe and sock off and then reconnect her toe. She told me is taking Ibuprofen pills for her sore toe.

When I got home from the Book Nook I ate some food. I am thankful for a home and food this afternoon. At our local library there are always groups of homeless people standing around with their belongings in stuffed plastic bags and seem to have no place to go and maybe no food to eat. I am blessed by God to have a warm home and food to eat. I am supremely blessed to know have a Heavenly Home waiting for me when I die. Someday I will be in that Eternal Home, the New Creation or what some have called Heaven. It must be awful to be lost and homeless spiritually in this cold sinful world.

So I am sick with a bad cold these days. I have been up since 4:45 AM this morning. I should take a nap or at least look for some cold medicine.

I will close to cough. The Lord is good!

"[1] Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
[2] In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
[3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

[4] And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
[5] Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
[6] Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
[7] If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
[8] Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
[9] Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
[10] Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
[11] Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
[12] Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
[13] And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
[14] If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
[15] If ye love me, keep my commandments.
[16] And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
[17] Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
[18] I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:1-18
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Praise

O Lord, my Lord, for my being, life, reason, for nurture, protection, guidance, for education, civil rights, religion, for Thy gifts of grace, nature, fortune, for redemption, regeneration, catechizing, for my call, recall, yea, many calls besides. for Thy forbearance. long-suffering, long long-suffering to me-ward, many seasons, many years, up to this time, for all good things received, successes granted me, good things done; for the use of things present, for Thy promise, and my hope of the enjoyment of good things to come; for my parents honest and good, teachers kind, benefactors never to be forgotten, religious intimates congenial, hearers thoughtful, friends sincere, domestics faithful, for all who have advantaged me by writings, homilies, converse, prayers, patterns, rebukes, injuries; for all these, and all others which I know, which I know not, open, hidden, remembered, forgotten, done when I wished, when I wished not, I confess to Thee and will confess, I bless Thee and will bless, I give thanks to Thee and will give thanks, all the days of my life. Who am I, or what is my father's house, that Thou shouldest look upon a dead dog, the like of me? What reward shall I give unto the Lord for all the benefits which He hath done unto me? What thanks can I recompense unto God, for all He hath spared & borne with me until now? Holy, Holy, Holy, worthy art Thou, O Lord & our God, the Holy One, to receive the glory, and the honor, and the power, for Thou hast made all things. and for Thy pleasure they are, and were created.

'Andrew's Private Devotions'
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