I got up this morning around 8 o'clock AM. I got up late because I read late into the night last night. I mainly read last night the novel "George Mills" by Stanley Elkin.
I have been reading these books for morning worship-
"God has Spoken in his Son" A biblical theology of Hebrews" by Peter T. O'Brien [New Studies In Biblical Theology]
"The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance" by Thomas R. Schreiner & Ardel B. Caneday
"Commentary On Hebrews" by Thomas R. Schreiner [Biblical Theology For Christian Proclamation]
Carol got home late from work because she went after work to the Holland Farmer's Market to get peaches, calliope, and lettuce. It is a blessing to have fresh food to eat in this war torn world. I see on the News millions of people displaced and having no permanent home. It is a blessing to know after this life there is an eternal rest.
Carol has gone to bed and I am not going to do anything today but recover from last night.
I will close on this last day of August 2016
" For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,
 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:
 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
 For our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:18-29