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“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” II Peter 1:3-4. The words of a song I haven’t heard for years were running through my mind today.  Here are some of the words: God hath not promised skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways all our lives…

As many in North America approach the one-year anniversary of Coronavirus restrictions being introduced, nearly everyone has celebrated a birthday without the usual fanfare. While vaccines are being rolled out, celebrations of all kinds will continue to be cancelled or scaled back, which can be extremely disappointing, especially if you are marking a milestone.  But, there is a celebration that includes everyone and is not limited by restrictions.  The daily celebration of Jesus, the Savior of the world, should circle the globe and emanate from every human heart. God not only loves to hear the celebration of His people, He…

“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.” Psalm 40:3 It has been a stormy day, the winds have howled, the rain has fallen steadily, and all the world looks dark and grey.  As evening falls, the little bird seeks a sheltered place in the cedar tree, tucks her head into her wing, and closes her eyes.  Without fear she drifts off to sleep, knowing that her creator is watching over her and she can rest. As morning breaks, she shakes…