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Green Christ Mass

It is in the flow 10:40 AM Monday morning. A cold dark rainy day here by Lake Michigan. It is the first day of winter today. We are suppose to have a green Christ Mass this year. I hope it does not snow at all this winter. We have gotten through November and most of December without any major snow fall so that is a blessing. I do not like cold winter weather. I am not a winter person.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. My wife was already up baking almond cookies when I got up. I made a pot of coffee and a pot of oatmeal for breakfast.

My wife left this morning to visit a friend and then drive to Grand Rapids to visit with Emily and Josie. I have been reading my Bible and my Reformation commentary on Psalm 17.

Not much else to report this morning. Existence keeps decaying.

Yesterday I basically watched professional football all day. Our son Josiah called around 5:40 PM last night. We talked for a long time about different religious issues/what does it mean to be a Christian in a secular age and in a fragmented Body of Christ/the Church. After talking to Josiah I wonder if I have become a Christian ghost. "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness" Psa. 17:15

Psalm 17

[1] Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
[2] Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
[3] Thou has proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou has tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
[4] Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
[5] Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
[6] I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
[7] Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
[8] Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
[9] From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
[10] They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
[11] They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
[12] Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
[13] Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
[14] From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
[15] As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

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