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It is 1:31 PM Friday afternoon in the death flow. Outside it is cloudy and warm. It finally is beginning to feel like Spring. Everything is blooming due to the rain we had this week. It is nice to see all the plants and trees we had planed last Fall blooming.

I got up this morning around 6 o'clock AM. I got up to find Carol reading the Bible. I got myself a cup of coffee and sat in my chair seeking to wake up.

Carol left this morning to have breakfast with Emily's mother Vickie and Cora Leigh. This evening Emily and Josie fly back home after spending the week in the Southwest. Cora missed her mother and big sister.

I spent the morning writing in my paper diary, I filmed a video and looked at my books. Carol got home around 12:30 PM and then left to do errands and to visit a family member.

Last night I messed with all the used books we bought yesterday and went to bed around 10 o'clock PM.

All I have attempted to read today thus far was a book titled, 'The Life Of Jesus Christ' Part One Volume 1, Chapters 1-40 by Ludolph of Saxony Translated And Introduction By Milton T. Walsh. I like this from this book-

"The Lord frequently exhorted his disciples to pray, he often confirmed this instruction by example, and he proposed many lessons to them about this. All of this was done to convince us of the efficacy of prayer. Obviously prayer possesses an inestimable and effective power to obtain what is good and beneficial, and to repel what is evil and harmful. So, if you want to bear patiently with adversity, pray. If you want to crush underfoot corrupt desires, pray. If you want to know Satan's stratagems and evade his lies, pray. If you want to live joyfully in the works of God, never giving way in the midst of labors and afflictions, pray. If want to live a spiritual life and make no provision for the cares of the flesh, pray. If you want to drive away the gnats of vain thoughts, pray. If you want to build up your spirit with holy, good thoughts and fervent desires, pray. If you want to make your heart firm and with a valorous spirit, living in a way that is pleasing to God, pray. If you want to expel vice and be imbued with virtue, pray. If you want to rise up to contemplation and enjoy the Bridegroom's embrace, pray. If you want to savor heavenly sweetness and the other blessings of God, pray. In a word, prayer serves in any necessity: it drives from us the spirit of evil and calls good things to us." Ludolph of Saxony


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