enjoying God

It is 1:13 PM Wednesday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold gray day. I am glad it is not raining or snowing today.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I slept down in the lower level last night because Josie spent the night with Noni and Papa. I did not sleep well, but I do not need sleep because I live a very sedentary life. So when I came upstairs I found Carol up. Carol had gotten up once again around 4 o'clock AM. When Josie got up we went downtown to the Windmill for breakfast. After breakfast we did errands and got home around 11:15 AM. While out doing errands I found these used books to ADD to our library-

'The Eye in the Door' a novel by Pat Barker

'Warlight' a novel by Michael Ondaatje

'Lullaby' a novel by Chuck Palahntuk

Last night Amazon delivered a book I had ordered titled, 'Meditation And Communion With God: Contemplating Scripture In An Age Of Distraction' by John Jefferson Davis.

Carol was gone last night, she went downtown after class with Emily, Josie, and Cora for a Christmas parade. Carol came home with Josie, because she was having a sleep over with her Noni.

So this day goes by normal. I feel sluggish since I got little sleep last night. Plus I ate a huge breakfast, I am not use to eating large amounts of food. I eat very little food throughout the day.

Right now Emily, Josie, and Cora are here. I need to close to sit and wait for Springtime.

Josie
Josie
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A Used Books Haul



A Used Books Haul

'May We Be Forgiven' a novel by A.M. Homes

'The Book of Air and Shadows' A Novel by Michael Gruber

'What Jesus Meant' by Garry Wills

'My Old Sweetheart' a novel by Susanna Moore

'Taking Retirement' memoir by Carl H. Klaus

'Rules for Old Men Waiting' a novel by Peter Pouncey

'Stranger Than Fiction {True Stories}' by Chuck Palahniuk

'The Redbreast' a novel by Jo Nesbo

'The Good Medicine Book' The Wisdom of the Old Ones, their Legends, Crafts, and Sacred Ways By a Son of the Blackfoot Tribe Adolf Hungry Wolf

'Incline Our Hearts' a novel by A.N. Wilson

'The Member of the Wedding' a novel by Carson McCullers

'Absolutely on Music Conversations Haraki Murakami with Seiji Ozawa'

'Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill' biography by Candice Millard

'Autobiographical Writing Across The Disciplines: A Reader' Diane F. Freedman & Olivia Frey, Editors

'The Mystery Of Rio' A Novel by Alberto Mussa Translated from the Portuguese by Alex Ladd

'Carry Me Down' A Novel By M. J. Hyland

'The Rum Diary' a novel by Hunter S. Thompson

'Smoke City' A Novel by Keith Rosson
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The Wisdom of the Old Ones

It is 12:18 PM Tuesday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is a cold dry day. There is no evidence of sunshine this afternoon.

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. When I got up I found my wife sitting in our living room reading. I asked her if she had had breakfast yet? She said yes so I only fixed oatmeal for myself for a morning meal. After breakfast my wife and I went grocery shopping. I was not even fully awake when we left for a grocery store this morning, but it is a blessing to be able to buy food. We ought to count our blessing in these lean days.

We were home from grocery shopping around 9:40 AM. After we put away our groceries I left to visit thrift stores in search of used books to add to our book collection. I found these used books today-

'May We Be Forgiven' a novel by A.M. Homes

'The Book of Air and Shadows' A Novel by Michael Gruber

'What Jesus Meant' by Garry Wills

'My Old Sweetheart' a novel by Susanna Moore

'Taking Retirement' memoir by Carl H. Klaus

'Rules for Old Men Waiting' a novel by Peter Pouncey

'Stranger Than Fiction {True Stories}' by Chuck Palahniuk

'The Redbreast' a novel by Jo Nesbo

'The Good Medicine Book' The Wisdom of the Old Ones, their Legends, Crafts, and Sacred Ways By a Son of the Blackfoot Tribe Adolf Hungry Wolf

'Incline Our Hearts' a novel by A.N. Wilson

'The Member of the Wedding' a novel by Carson McCullers

So those are the used books I bought today for our library. Not much else to report this afternoon. We are having Josie Joy over tonight for a sleep over. Well I will close to gather my wits.
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I Was A Wandering Sheep

I was a wandering sheep,
I did not love the fold;
I did not love my Shepherd’s voice,
I would not be controlled.
I was a wayward child,
I did not love my home;
I did not love my Father’s voice,
I loved afar to roam.

The Shepherd sought His sheep,
The Father sought His child;
They followed me o’er vale and hill,
O’er deserts waste and wild;
They found me nigh to death,
Famished and faint and lone;
They bound me with the bands of love,
They saved the wand’ring one.

They spoke in tender love,
They raised my drooping head,
They gently closed my bleeding wounds,
My fainting soul they fed;
They washed my filth away,
They made me clean and fair;
They brought me to my home in peace,
The long sought wanderer.

Jesus my Shepherd is:
’Twas He that loved my soul;
’Twas He that washed me in His blood,
’Twas He that made me whole.
’Twas He that sought the lost,
That found the wand’ring sheep,
’Twas He that brought me to the fold,
’Tis He that still doth keep.

No more a wandering sheep,
I love to be controlled;
I love my tender Shepherd’s voice,
I love the peaceful fold.
No more a wayward child,
I seek no more to roam;
I love my heavenly Father’s voice,
I love, I love His home!
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Monday Reads & New Books 2020



Monday Reads & New Books 2020

'Select Works Of Robert Rollock' Two Volumes reprinted by Reformation Heritage Books 2008

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 7 Edited By Shawn D. Wright & Andrew S. Ballitch

'Galatians, Ephesians' New Testament X [Reformation Commentary on Scripture] Edited By Gerald Bray

'Biblical Interpretation Past & Present: A Comprehensive Textbook & Resource' by Gerald Bray

'Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology' General Editors David F. Wright, David C. Lachman, Donald E. Meek

'Covenant Theology: John Murray's and Meredith G. Kline's Response to the Historical Development of Federal Theology in Reformed Thought' by Jeong Koo Jeon [University Press Of America]

'The Collected Works Of St. John of the Cross' Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D.

'1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon' New Testament XII [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Lee Gatiss & Bradley G. Green
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they have been united with pure knowledge

It is 2:49 PM Monday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is another cold gray day. At least it is not snowing or raining today.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. Carol got up around 1 o'clock AM and left for work around 2 o'clock AM. She worked till 8 o'clock AM this morning and got home around 8:35 AM. When she got home this morning I was reading 'The Ascent of Mount Carmel' by St John of the Cross. I left to volunteer at the our local library used books store the Book Nook around 9:30 AM. I left early for the Book Nook because I wanted to stop at Simpatico Coffee to get 5 pounds of black & tan coffee beans.

The Book Nook today was not busy so I sat and read till my replacement showed up around 1 o'clock PM. At the Book Nook I mainly read the novel. 'The Dreamed Part' by Rodrigo Fresan. I brought home from the Book Nook two used books to add to our library-

'Absolutely on Music Conversations Haraki Murakami with Seiji Ozawa'

'Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill' biography by Candice Millard

When I got home from the Book Nook I found on our porch a box containing, 'The Collected Works of Robert Rollock' Two Volumes that I had ordered from Reformation Heritage Books last week.

So the afternoon goes by. Carol is up reading and I am sitting here in front of our main computer writing in my online diaries. I have no plans for the rest of the day. Existence keeps flowing by non-stop.
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the burden of the old capitalist bourgeois decadent Adam

It is 10:02 AM Sunday morning here. It is a cold snowy morning today. It is predicted to rain and snow all day.

I got up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. I did not fall asleep till sometime past 1 o'clock AM last night. I went to bed around 11 o'clock PM last night but could not fall asleep so I read late into the night from a book titled, 'My Century The Odyssey Of A Polish Intellectual' by Aleksander Wat Edited and translated from the Polish by Richard Lourie.

When I got up this morning I ate some food and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary. I took photos this morning of my December 2019 Diary and posted them. As I was posting these photos of my December 2019 Diary Carol arrived home from work. Carol had gone downtown to Reader's World Bookstore and gotten a stack of Sunday Morning Newspapers. She got a Sunday New York Times and I looked at the The New York Times Book Review.

It has been a normal morning. Carol has gone to bed for the day. She works tonight and then is off for a couple of days.

I have been reading this morning from a novel titled, 'Kasebier Takes Berlin' by Gabriele Tergit Translated By Sophie Duvernoy.

This afternoon I plan to watch professional football. Yesterday I watched college football and read from a book titled, 'George Marshall Defender Of The Republic' a biography By David L. Roll.

There is not much else to report this morning. Existence keeps speeding by. It is a new month and we are in the Winter season once again.

I will close to drift. There is no way of escape.

There were ninety and nine that safely lay
In the shelter of the flock,
But one was out on the hills away,
Far off in the cold and dark;
Away on the mountains wild and bare,
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.

“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine;
Are they not enough for Thee?”
But the Shepherd made answer: “This of Mine
Has wandered away from Me;
And although the road be rough and steep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep.”

But none of the ransomed ever knew
How deep were the waters crossed;
Nor how dark was the night which the Lord passed through
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
Out in the bleak desert He heard its cry—
All bleeding and helpless, and ready to die.

“Lord, whence are those blood-drops all the way
That mark out the mountain’s track?”
“They were shed for one who had gone astray
Ere the Shepherd could bring him back.”
“Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn?”
“They’re pierced tonight by many a thorn.”

And all through the mountains, thunder-riven,
And up from the rocky steep,
There arose a cry to the gate of heaven,
“Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”
And the angels echoed around the throne,
“Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!”

https://en.internationalism.org/ir/139/decadence
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