I am not in the mood to watch television tonight. It is too early to go to bed. Well I can go to bed around 10:30 PM. So I have an hour and half to kill.
I have been read from a book titled, "Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974" by James T. Patterson [Winner of the 1997 Bancroft Prize].
Earlier I read from these books-
Holy Bible the Gospel of Luke
"We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ" Vol. 2 [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited By John Anthony McGuckin
"Luke" New Testament III [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Beth Kreitzer
This afternoon I gave our dog Rudy a bath and did a couple loads of laundry. I am thankful for washing machines. Carol's mother never owned a washing machine. She washed clothes in an old fashion ringer tub and hung wet clothes to dry down in their basement or outside. No dryer. Carol growing up lived in an old two story house. There was no heat upstairs so one had to sleep under a thick layer of covers to keep warm in the winter. Carol told me in the morning you rushed to put on your clothes before you froze.
My wife grew up in a Christian home/Christian Reformed Church. My wife has been a professing Christian since she was a girl. My wife is a solid Christian woman.
When Carol went to Nursing School she took classes during the day and worked at a hospital at night to pay for her tuition. She had no financial help from her Dad.
When I first met Carol I was a student at a Bible College and working as a Night Supervisor at a Grand Rapids city Rescue Mission (I had a room at the Mission where I slept at night/had meals/lead morning devotions to the men/during the evening hours lead worship services/preached the Bible.). I had nothing but the clothes on my back and an old car. Before I met Carol I lived hand to mouth. I suppose when one is young they do not get bothered with having no steady income or a place to rest ones head at night. I had back in my youth good people who watched over me. In some ways when I was young I was too wild and irresponsible. I have always been a dreamer.
Well, I suppose I will close to wander and look at my books till I get sleepy.