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Purpose of This Letter

This is now, beloved, the second
letter I am writing to you in
which I am stirring up your sincere
mind by way of a reminder,
that you should remember the
words spoken beforehand by the
holy prophets and the command-
ment of the Lord and Savior spoken
to the apostles.

Know this first of all, that in
the last days mockers will come
with their mocking, following after
their own lusts,
and saying, "Where is the promise
of His coming? For ever since the
fathers fell asleep, all continues
just as it was from the beginning of
creation.

For when they maintain this, it
escapes their notice that by the
word of God the heavens existed
long ago and the earth was formed
out of water and by water,
through which the world was
destroyed, being flooded by water.

But by His word the present heavens
and earth are being reserved for
fire, kept for the day of judgement and
destruction of ungodly men.

But do not let this one fact escape
your notice, beloved, that with the
Lord one day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years like one day.

The Lord is not slow about His promise,
as some count slowness, but is patient
toward you, not wishing for any to perish
but for all to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief,
in which the heavens will pass away with a
roar and the elements will be destroyed with
intense heat, and the earth and its works
will be burned up.

Since all these things are to be destroyed
in this way, what sort of people ought you
to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the
day of God, because of which the heavens
will be destroyed by burning, and the elements
will melt with intense heat!

But according to His promise we are looking
for new heavens and a new earth, in which
righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, since you look
for these things, be diligent to be found
by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
and regard the patience of our Lord as
salvation; just as also our beloved brother
Paul, according to the wisdom given him,
wrote to you, as also in all his letters,
speaking in them of these things in which
some are hard to understand, which the
untaught and unable distort, as they do also
the rest of the Scriptures, to their own
destruction.

You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand,
be on your guard so that you are not carried away
by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own
steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be
the glory, both now and to the day of,
eternity.

Amen.

-2 PETER 3

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Thanks Mike

Now I know why I never did well in English! Excellent poem with simmering symmetry!

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Parallax Processing

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I am writing
about writing

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I was writing
about writing and
then I wrote
more about writing

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I have written
about writing
and written writings
about those writings

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You are reading
about reading

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You were reading
about reading and
then you read
more about reading

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person plural pronoun past tense verb adjective
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You have read
about reading
and read readings
about those readings

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What do you see while you
gaze into a high mountain pool?

Do you perceive the reflection of
your exquisite Spirit?

What do you feel while you tread
the mossy carpet of a virgin forest?

Do you feel the heartbeat of It's
enchanted Sacred Ground?

What do you know while you stare in
wonder at the dark, stormy skies?

Do you then know the forceful Power
of the Great Spirit?

What do you see?

What do you feel?

What do you know?

May you acknowledge the voice within,
and harken to its power and wisdom.

-The Dawning Ember

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MOURNING TO DANCING

He's turned my mourning into dancing again;
He lifted my sorrows.
I can't stay silent;
I must sing for His joy has come.

By
Tommy Walker

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THE RIVER IS HERE

Down the mountain the river flows,
And it brings refreshing wherever it goes,
Through the valleys and over the fields
The river is rushing, and the river is here.

The river of God sets our feet to dancing;
The river of God fills our hearts with cheer;
The river of God fills our mouths with laughter,

And we rejoice for the river is here.

By
Andy Park

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GOOD HEART

A GOOD HEART IS
BOTH IMPORTANT
AND EFFECTIVE IN
DAILY LIFE.

IF IN A
SMALL FAMILY, EVEN
WITHOUT CHILDREN,
THE MEMBERS HAVE A
WARM HEART FOR EACH OTHER,
A PEACEFUL ATMOSPHERE
WILL BE CREATED.
HOWEVER, IF ONE OF THE PERSONS
FEELS ANGRY, IMMEDIATELY THE
ATMOSPHERE IN THE HOUSE
BECOMES TENSE.

DESPITE GOOD FOOD OR A
NICE TELEVISION SET,
YOU WILL LOSE PEACE AND CALM.
THUS THINGS DEPEND MORE ON
THE MIND THAN ON THE MATTER.

MATTER IS IMPORTANT, WE MUST
HAVE IT, WE MUST USE IT PROPERLY
BUT IN THIS CENTURY WE MUST
COMBINE A GOOD BRAIN
WITH A GOOD HEART.

H.H. THE XIV TH DALAI LAMA

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Paper produced by hand and is a
double dowel scroll with a hand-
braided multi-colored string for
hanging. Brought to my home from
A World Peace Ceremony. Indeed,
a wonderful mediation for All, xo.

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Two Unshooed

My girlfriend left me a prose note today, which I then arranged as lines of verse and added a title:

Two Unshooed

One fly
in here
and I swear
the door
was opened
momentarily
while carrying
the litter
out front

Second fly
in the front
house
not sure
how
that one
got in

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It's the same story

Hey now. Hew now. Hai
-ku Hai-ku all day. Joco
mo fe no na na

Oops. I ran out of
syllables. Needed one more.
Sucks when that happens.

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Welcome Free

Nice to see you back in the poet's hangout. You've been missed!

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