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God's saving power is hidden in weakness

It is another day. It is snowing outside our house. I am thankful it is not snowing inside our house. I am glad there is a roof over my head.

I have nothing to do today worth doing. Existence keeps decaying. "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." 2 Peter 3:13.

I got up this morning around 6:35 AM. I did not want to get up, but my brain was awake so I got up to face my day to day life. I could be homeless and with no one who loves me. I got up and warmed up coffee I made for Carol last night. I then got ready to make a fresh pot of coffee for later.

I then took my cup of coffee over to our main computer to read Yahoo News, music reviews and blogs. I also checked for e-mail and checked out my Facebook site. I am not a popular individual in the world of social media.

After messing with our main computer I made myself some oatmeal for breakfast. After breakfast I wrote a couple of pages in my paper diary. I then read these books for morning worship-

Holy Bible

"Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology" by David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards

"Paul And The Faithfulness Of God" Parts I & II by N. T. Wright Volume 4 [Origins And The Question Of God series]

Carol called around 8:35 AM for me to pick her up at the hospital (my wife is a night nurse at a local community hospital). Carol has gone to bed for the day so once again I am alone with my thoughts and the snow.

Last night I watched television and read till late into the night a book titled, "A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology" by J. Richard Middleton.

So outside this morning it is snowing. The house is quiet. I suppose I will close to drift. I already cleaned the kitchen and fed the birds. I already read my books and wrote in my paper diary. Now what to do to kill time. I suppose I will close to wait it out in silence or maybe read something. Existence keeps speeding by. No way of escape.

"[1] This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
[2] That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
[3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
[4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
[5] For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
[6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
[7] But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
[8] But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
[9] The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
[10] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
[11] Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
[12] Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
[13] Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." Second Peter 3:1-13

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