December 2nd, 2021

a Thursday morning books ramble

a Thursday morning books ramble


'Lancelot Andrews and his Private Devotions' Alexander Whyte translator

'Reformed Systematic Theology-Spirit and Salvation' Volume 3 by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley

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

'The Portable Sixties Reader' Edited with an introduction by Ann Charters

Psalm 139

[1] O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
[2] Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
[3] Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
[4] For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
[5] Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
[6] Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
[7] Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
[8] If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
[9] If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
[10] Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
[11] If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
[12] Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
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It is 2:48 PM Thursday late afternoon here in West Michigan. It has been mostly sunny today, which was a blessing. I hate to live forever in eternal darkness.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. When I got up Carol was baking blueberry muffins for tonight. Carol invited Caleb, Emily, and the girls Josie and Cora over for dinner this evening. Carol loves family gatherings.

Carol left this morning to go grocery shopping and then to a eye doctor appointment. She was home by 10:10 AM from her errands and eye doctor appointment. Carol and I have healthy eyes, which is a blessing. It is a curse to be spiritually blind.

Carol wanted to visit craft stores this morning and then check out thrift stores to look at their used books. So we left the house this morning to do that and I found these used books today for my library (I won't list ALL the used books Carol bought today for herself and for her friends.)

'The Spanish Bow' A Novel by Andromeda Romano-lax

'Littejohn' A Novel by Howard Owen

'Like Life' Stories by Lorrie Moore

'Chopin Paris: The Life and Times Of The Romantic Composer' biography by Tad Szulc

'Purple America' A Novel by Rick Moody

'Great Plains' Travel & History by Ian Frazier

'The Topeka School' A Novel by Ben Lerner

'The Volunteer' A Novel by Salvatore Scibona

When we got home it was around 1 o'clock PM. We ate lunch and I then wrote in my paper diary. Carol and I spent time outside this afternoon raking leaves. Now I am writing in my online diaries.

This morning while Carol was gone I did film a video for my Youtube channel.

Last night I read from a novel titled, 'Rasero' A Novel By Francisco Rebolledo Translated By Helen R. Lane.

Do not know what else to report this afternoon so I will close to wait. Tomorrow is a Friday.

Psalm 139

1 LORD, you have searched me and you know
where'er I rest, where'er I go;
you search my thoughts and know my plans,
and all my ways are in your hands.

2 My words from you I cannot hide,
you hem me in on ev'ry side;
O wond'rous knowledge, awesome might,
unfathomed depth, unmeasured height!

3 Where can I from your Spirit be?
Where can I from your presence flee?
In heav'n? it is your dwelling fair;
in death's abode? lo, you are there.

4 If I the wings of morning take,
and in the seas my dwelling make,
e'en there your faithful hand shall lead,
your right hand, LORD, is holding me.

5 If deepest darkness cover me,
to you the darkness light shall be;
if light about me be as night
to you both night and day are bright.

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