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20th-Feb-2019 09:27 am - By the Bet Questions
By The Bet Questions

What this tag is suppose to be is that one goes through each letter of the alphabet and then state what that letter means to ones Booktube channel. If I for example was to say A stands for the 17th century English Puritan Issac Ambrose my viewers could agree with me that my Booktube channel does in fact present videos on English Puritanism or disagree and state in a comment that my Booktube channel does not have content on 17th century English Puritanism.

A Issac Ambrose 'Looking Unto Jesus' book

B T.C. Boyle

C St. John of the Cross Mystical theology

D Devil The Liar The Deceiver Spiritual warfare

E Ralph Waldo Emerson

F False as in false doctrine

G God The Trinity

H Hell and Heaven The Eternal State

I Inner the interior life

J James Joyce Modernism

K Jack Kerouac Spontaneous Prose

L Love the love of God

M Music

N Nothingness

O Joyce Carol Oates one of my favorite American writers

P The Apostle Paul NT Pauline Theology

Q Quiet the contemplative life

R Protestant Reformation Evangelical Calvinism

S Spirituality biblical spirituality

T Thou music group

U John Updike one of my favorite American writer

V Video Booktube

W Wasteland description of the present fallen world

X X-Rated censorship

Y Yob music group

Z Emile Zola social realism his novel 'Nana'
20th-Feb-2019 07:32 am - The Nosey Librarian Tag


The Nosey Librarian Tag Questions

1. What has been the most influential library in your life?
Pacific School of Religion Library, Berkeley CA
https://www.gtu.edu/library

2. Honest Assessment: What will they title your biography? The Drifter or Drifting On A Death Flow

3. The story from your life that you most hope your librarian never finds out? My life of sin as a young man. I broke every Ten Commandment when I was young man.
https://crookedfingers.livejournal.com/tag/false%20teeth

4. What is your favorite word? "suppose"

5. 3 Weird things of which you are afraid and 1 way which you would prefer not to die? This question is weird. I would not want to die in an American Civil War.

6. Your favorite book as a grade schooler? The Playboy magazine.

7. What have your interactions with the police been like? I rather not reveal my interactions with the police. I have gotten speeding tickets many years ago.

8. All-time favorite book cover? A plain leather cover of a King James Bible HOLY BIBLE

9. How many places have you lived? I have lived in Calif. Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Oregon, Texas, Michigan and Mississippi.

10. Tag 11 booktubers that you like and/or admire and why do you like and/or admire them? And compliment Stripped Cover Lit
19th-Feb-2019 11:38 am - Viþer - Viþer (Full Album)
"This is highly necessary if we are to live truly godly lives. You see, this is the situation: By nature we are so unfruitful in good works and so dead in ourselves that we lack any ability to bring forth something good. We are like the holy woman, Sarah, Abraham's wife, who was unable to conceive seed because she was barren by nature. Her womb was also dead because of her old age (Rom. 4:19). After Sarah received the promise that she would deliver a son in her old age, she mixed this promise with faith and received strength to conceive seed "because she judged him faithful who had promised" (Heb.11:11). We poor, depraved, and barren people are in the same situation. In ourselves we are not able to produce even one good thought, but we become able to do so because God has promised power and ability to live a godly life and good works to all who are joined to him with their whole heart. Only those who, like Sarah, mix these promises with faith will receive the power to bring forth good works for the glory of God and to live truly godly lives.

This is a great mystery of the kingdom of grace, of which worldly people are complete ignorant. That is why, when they occasionally have the desire to lead a godly life, they begin in their own strength, without faith and without earnestly looking at the promised help of the Lord our God, who is our strength (Joel 3:16). Because their own strength is useless to bring forth the power of true godliness, they soon tire of it and stop altogether. Or they only attain a form of godliness that satisfies them. This happens because they do not think it necessary to receive God's help to love a godly life. The crafty ways of our spiritual enemy keep their need for this hidden from them." pg. 158,159 Willem Teellinck 'The Path Of True Godliness'
19th-Feb-2019 10:22 am - the power of the Spirit
It is 10:09 AM Tuesday morning here in Michigan. It is a bitter cold cloudy gray morning. Yesterday it was very cold, but sunny. We do not know if we will see sunshine today. Everything is wrapped in darkness. Maybe the Light will shine before the end of this present evil age.

I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. When I got up I found Carol up reading in the living room. I made for us a pan of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After breakfast I wrote in my paper diary and then read a little from a book titled, 'Exalted Above the Heavens: The risen and ascended Christ' by Peter C. Orr. After reading for awhile I decided I was too tired to read so I sat and closed my eyes for awhile. After awhile I moved my body and wandered the house. I am now writing in my online diaries and drifting through existence. Carol is doing paper work. Carol works the next two nights. Next month Carol will be gone two weeks visiting our kids out West.

Last night is a blur so I won't go into much detailed. Caleb and the granddaughters came over around Noon and stayed till 4:30 PM. Emily stopped by after work and picked everyone up to go home down the street. I won't go into what we did during the evening hours. Carol went to bed early last night and I stayed up late and read my books. Now it is another day to sing Dixie. The last book I attempted to read last night was titled, 'Scratches The Rules Of The Game Volume 1' by Michel Leiris Translated from the French by Lydia Davis.

I was going to make a video this morning for my Youtube channel, but since Carol will gone tonight I will make a video this evening. It has been two days since I made a video. I new have 1,622 subscribers to my channel. I got to keep my viewers informed of my Christian bookish existence in the Last Days.

I will close to drift through the icy cold weather. There is no way of escape.
18th-Feb-2019 10:33 pm - snow moon
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18th-Feb-2019 04:33 pm - Úir - Óenach Tailten (Full EP)
It is in the flow of my tiny little life Monday morning 7:23 AM. I got up around 6:20 AM this morning. When I got up I found my wife sleeping in the living room in the recliner chair. Carol has a cold and does not feel chipper. She had already had breakfast (she had gotten up around 4 o'clock AM). So I made a pot of mush for myself. I ate my oatmeal after messing with our main computer. I next wrote in my paper diary and started reading from a book titled, 'The Spiritual Life' on Self-Denial. I found this convicting this morning in the book on THE SPIRITUAL LIFE-

"But there is a third and final aspect of self-denial relevant to us all Self-denial is a virtue that implies the following: We must manifest in all the business of our life that we value nothing in the world above our communion with God in Christ. We must love nothing among all the things of this world (food, drink, proper pleasures) so vehemently that, if necessary, we could not separate ourselves from it except with great bitterness of spirit. And we must use all things temperately and under the government of sanctified reason so that it is obvious that we have been freed from slavery to corruption and transported into the state of the liberty of the sons of God (John 8:36; Rom. 8:21-22). The doctrine of the apostle is "that both they that have wives be as though they had none. . . and they that buy, as though they possessed not; and they that use this world, as not abusing it" (1 Cor. 7:29-31). This is a mark of the perfection of a Christian: to use moderately the good things of this world that have been provided by divine providence-not indulging the flesh in any way but sharing liberally from our goods with others. Additionally, if a believer feels in himself a greater longing and propensity of soul toward this or that permissible good thing than sanctified reason judges to be balanced, then he will abstain from it voluntarily until the vice of lust is conquered and the use of that good thing can be restricted within proper bounds. This, too, means denying oneself since it involves things that we naturally desire and that are considered to be rightfully ours." pg.52,53 Campegius Vitringa

I found the above quote searching. So here I sit waking up to another day and a new week. There is no Book Nook this morning because the library is closed. Carol mentioned that Caleb might bring the girls over today since Emily is working and the Day Care is closed. Carol is sick with a cold so I think it would be better for her to stay in bed and get over her illness instead of babysitting Josie and Cora all day.

I plan to drift through this day. Seek the Lord while He may be found. One day the Day of Grace will end and then there will be time no more to repent and believe the Gospel of God. The final verdict will be sealed forever.

Yesterday was a quiet day. Carol slept most of the day. I read my books and watched the birds from our kitchen window. I read from these books yesterday-

'Fin De Siecle: Art And Society In An Age Of Uncertainty' by Shearer West

'Ninth Street Women Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art' by Mary Gabriel

'Scratches The Rules Of The Game Volume 1' by Michel Leiris Translated from the French by Lydia Davis

'Fire Within St Teresa Of Avila, St. John Of The Cross, And The Gospel ON PRAYER' by John Dubay, S.M.

Well I will close to go shovel some snow off the walkway leading to our front door and fed our birds.
It is in the flow of the sovereign will of God 10:57 AM Sunday morning. It is a new week in the death flow. Soon Time will be no more. I got up this morning I think around 6:35 AM or 7:35 AM. I am not really totally sure what time I got out of bed this morning. I know for certain I got out of bed because I have done certain things this morning that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I did get out of bed. So I got out of bed and had a bowl of cereal for breakfast. As I ate food I messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and read from a book titled, 'Fire Within St Teresa Of Avila, St John Of The Cross, And The Gospel ON PRAYER by Thomas Dubay, S.M..

Carol got home from work around 9:10 AM. After work she drove downtown to Reader's World and picked up a stack of Sunday morning newspapers to look at as the world goes to the dogs. She went to bed around 10 o'clock AM. I cleaned the kitchen and fed the birds after Carol went to bed. I have been reading 'The Ascent Of Mount Carmel' by St. John of the Cross.

Last night before going to bed I read till I got sleepy from a book titled, 'Scratches The Rules Of The Game Volume 1' by Michel Leiris Translated from the French by Lydia Davis.

I have no plans for the day ahead of me. I will read my books, write in my diary, look at the New York Times Sunday newspaper and mess with our main computer. Carol is off from work tonight so she might go to church tonight weather permitting. Right now it is snowing rocks and bottles.

I will close to wait.
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