In the old days, your mail went something like this: personal letter, electric bill, L.L. Bean catalog.
Now, it goes like this: credit card offer, credit card offer, L.L. Bean catalog.
About the only thing that made walking to the mailbox in any way an anticipated experience, a hand-addressed envelope from a friend or relative, has largely vanished.
In the age of ubiquitous personal computers, BlackBerrys and PDAs ‚ÄĒ that's personal digital assistants for the technologically unfamiliar ‚ÄĒ such communications are most often digital and rarely on paper....
Abigail could you kindly have a look at 2 peter 3: 9 in its context and comment on the link please above.
Sorry to have used 3 separate headings to reply but this is the only opportunity I have. One can bang on about context then totally miss what the actual context is and the refs. to 'usward' and 'beloved' in this epistle which defines what is meant.
Augustine wrote: Dear Fellow SermonAudio news readers, Do you notice another thing going away? It is the salutation "dear" at the opening of letters (or emails). I hardly ever see it anymore..even from dear old mom. It's a small thing, but it seems we are becoming a less cordial society. Sincerely, Augustine