the doctrine of reprobation
Outside this morning it is hazy and sunny. It is in the 50's outside, not a warm day. It has been a cold summer.
My wife just left to visit her brother and pay bills. I have been writing in my paper diary and reading a book titled, "The Ghost with Trembling Wings: Science, Wishful Thinking, And The Search For Lost Species" by Scott Weidensaul. We have in our library another book by Scott Weidensaul titled, "Living On The Wind Across The Hemisphere With Migratory Birds".
I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I do not feel like going out into the world presently.
Yesterday is hard to remember right now. All my days flow in the same direction. Last night I watched television and went to bed early.
I should mention that yesterday I received in the mail a used book I had ordered titled, "Heart: A Personal Journey Through Its Myth and Meanings" by Gail Godwin.
Well I will close to read and drift through the day.
" Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:
 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." Second Peter 1:1-11