A Stack of Seven Fun and Heart-Warming Stories from Christmases Past Redux (and updated in such a time as 2022)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

To lighten your spirits this holiday season, here is my gift to you: a “stack” of [humor-enriched] posts from Christmases past drawn from family stories. 



The original introduction with the added humor note deserves another update this year, 2022, for the world now, more than ever before, needs a little light(ness) in the menacing dark(ness) that seems to be blanketing the globe with its deception and totalitarian bent by a few elite who would be gods, but not the benevolent kind.

Additionally, the “wokesters,” the darkside Pied Pipers of the era you might call them, in their frenzy of attempting to erase or revise everything of goodness, nobility, common sense, truth, love, and joy from both past and present (lest the population maintain the life-giving and life-promoting values that have built real progress in civilization), seem to be hard at it with the propagandization of their “new narratives,” aka the redefining of core truths such as science, family, real history–even, if one can believe it (especially  if you are an historian reading this in the future) the redefinition, or seemingly fruitless attempts to redefine, “male” and “female”.

At the core, the Newspeak influencers of today seem to be attempting to destroy universal truths so that they and their wannabe-god handlers can re-shape the quest for the best utopia humans can strive for on earth into what is easily deduced–as the evidence continues to surface–to be a nightmare dystopia where the control-mongers, and only they, can prosper.

But enough of the state of politcs and propaganda circa 2022! 

Time for some fun with touches of nostalgia and timeless themes evidenced in individual lives in “the good old days” as well as recent days, that still and always inspire faith, hope, and love–and grins (which are, incidentally, along with vitamins, minerals, fresh air and sunshine, friendship, and generosity), the stuff of which will always over-ride hate, in the long, indeed eternal, run.

And the stuff of which gives a boost to physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual immune systems. (I mean, if you think about it, have you ever come across a totalitarian wannabe god with a real sense of humor lately, aside from its antithesis: cynicism laced with sarcasm?)

Consider: “A merry heart doeth good like medicine” (Proverbs 17:22).

And once again, enjoy!


From November 25, 2012: A little boy, a mall Santa, and The Big Opportunity.

The Gift


From December 8, 2012 (little sister Nancy’s story): An Alaskan road kill, a winter weather anomaly, and a big clean-up job on the back porch.

A Mid-Winter’s Tale from Alaska (Where Men are Men and Road Kill is for Dinner)


From December 23, 2013 (big brother Greg’s story): A budding five-year-old engineer, some lead tinsel across a set of toy train tracks, and Divine Intervention.

Christmas 1953 (snap, crackle, sssssssssss)


From December 16, 2014: A heartwarming annual cops and kids Christmas-shopping trip, pizza feed, and wrapping fest–with a handcuffing demonstration by popular demand.

On Good Cops, Gifts, and Big Hearts


From December 23, 2015: A young soldier, a Santa photo, and a hand made sign for Mom.

The Christmas Soldier


From November 9, 2017: (Little brother Andy and Phyllis couldn’t resist this) A Hallmark Christmas Movies plot summary.

It’s Never Too Early To Enjoy Some Christmas Mirth: Every Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Ever


From December 12, 2017: (Little brother Doug’s story). A couple of mischievous five year-olds, stolen rhubarb, and a lesson for the ages by Mrs. Brown.

On Mrs. Brown, Rhubarb Pie, and (Christmas) Gifts


Images of gift boxes from the public domain.

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“Died Suddenly” World Premiere 11/21/22. Comments.

My heart and prayers for all of us, whether vaccinated (due to coercion, fear, lack of information, or because we were raised to always put our trust in the medical profession, no matter what) or not vaccinated, is to double-down on fulfilling The Great Commission. Spread God’s Word and show His love, because the shot promoters seem to be in a mad rush to jab as many people worldwide as fast as they can.

To the practical ramifications, I encourage everyone to pay attention to all sides of the issue and all the expert witnesses sans political affiliation, so that we can resist being divided, thus conquered, and to speak the truth boldly, as did those interviewed for this feature, but to speak in love.

And when the perpetrators of Agenda 2030 and the GreatReset, who are the major promoters of this medical threat, tell us who they are, I especially encourage us to believe them the first time because when they show us who they are (which is the original wording of the statement by Maya Angelou), it might be too late for the population at large–including the next generations.

And certainly as the evidence against the population-control-mongers continues to stack up, please. stop. taking. the. shots. those of you who did.

Because you will not know, during these human trials, if you will receive or did receive a placebo, an ineffective dose due to mishandling (e.g. not kept consistently at the very low temperature necessary until used or other mishandling), or if it’s the real thing.

I think the experts who risk their licenses and their careers to testify of what they know and what they have seen and examined, would continue to urge you to say, with conviction, No!, as will your family and friends who have resisted the political, medical, and social pressure to submit to the agenda, faced the threats and insults as also chronicled in the presentation, but mostly, who grieve for those who have succumbed, whether the victims have been injured or killed already, or they may face some later side effect.

Most importantly, however, as one of my siblings often says these days, I encourage us all to  “keep our spiritual bags packed.” For information on how and why, see below.*

May God be with us all in such an unprecedented time as this.


*ABCs of Salvation

Related article: FDA Documents Confirm Pfizer’s 2021 mRNA Vaccine Lots Had Different Formulations Based on Lot#

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Guest Feature: “How do we live while we wait?” Prophecy Scholar Mark Hitchcock Advises

Jesus talked often about the future. He may have talked about the future more than any person who ever lived. In the New Testament, Jesus refers to the Second Coming twenty-one times, and over fifty times we are told to be ready for His return. Jesus wasn’t preoccupied with the end times in an unbalanced way. He always talked about the future to change the way we live in the present.

In this sermon, Jesus provided a litany of signs that will portend His return to earth. Jesus clearly believed in signs of the times. He says that the generation that sees these signs will witness His Second Coming to earth (Mark 13:30). However, this sermon is much more than a list. Jesus highlights how His followers are to live in light of His coming.

Jesus closes His sermon with a clear call to spiritual alertness. As you read His words notice the repeated use of “watch” and “stay alert.” I’ve made each of these phrases bold in the passage below: continue reading…

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Guest Feature For Those Who Like To Take Deep Dives Into the Plans of Our Real Enemies In Such A Time As This In the Spiritual War


…Our real enemies do, after all, predict and announce their plans if you know where to look.

Solum knows where to look.


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Lest We Forget–Another Letter from a Political Prisoner in the D.C. Gulag (and links to more)

Forwarded 11/12/22:

“No Longer Innocent Until Convicted, J6 Political Prisoner Peter Stager Shares Experience in Jail Over 600 Days in Letter to Gwy Pdt”

“My name is Peter F. Stager and I have live in Central Arkansas most of my life. I am married to my best friend and the love of my life for over 19 years. Together, my love and I have two children.

“Since my detainment of over 600 days in multiple states and facilities, we have been deprived and denied access to each other. We have not hugged, kissed, smelled or even laid eyes on each other during this nightmare.

“My detainment is the first time our family hasn’t been together for birthdays. In our household, you birthday is the most important day to be together as a family.

“The damage caused to our loved one is due to bad policy. The Covid restrictions have been lifted and we are still denied visitation in person. All we are asking for is computer visitation like the other inmates in the DC jail and jails across the country.

“Always remember, we are innocent men who haven’t ever been convicted. We are not being held on gun crimes or murder charges. Yet, if we were, chances are we would be afforded bond.

“At a bare minimum, we would have visitation in person or computer visitation.

“Outside of this situation this persecution would not exist if we were not J6 defendants.

“God bless the American people and God bless America.

“Nancy Pelosi’s Political Prisoner #376784”



J6 Political Prisoner Speaks from DC Gulag (guest feature)

Lest we Forget the J6 Prisoners in the D.C. Gulag (Guest Article by J.B. Shurk for American Thinker)

Hear A Voice From America’s 21st Century Gulag; Remember Voices from Romania’s 20th Century Gulag (Guest Features)

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Guest Article: “You have what it takes to turn life’s challenges into fuel for your future.” by Jeff Giesea

Here’s an encouraging nugget in the midst of what some are calling the “demoralization of the nation” being perpetrated today…pbn

From The American Mind, 08122020

You have what it takes to turn life’s challenges into fuel for your future.

by Jeff Giesea

“Our lives are pretty much the same,” said my friend Paul with a hint of pride. We were catching up by phone. I had asked him how he was doing during the lockdowns.

Paul lives out west with his family. They live on a homestead on the eastern edge of the Cascades, grow food in their gardens, and have rental property in the nearby town. “We keep getting Airbnb bookings from city people looking to move,” he added.

I’ve been thinking about Paul with admiration lately.

There’s a doom-and-gloom mood in our political circles these days. It comes and goes like the tide. Narratives of decline, dispossession, and anarcho-tyranny loom large as we watch current events and think about the future. Continue reading

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“The Travelers: A Thanksgiving Story” (Guest Writer, Gene Taylor), 2022 Edition

Once again, here’s a “Thanksgving Story” [written by my brother-in-law] to lighten the heart (2013) to  rekindle hope, and to underscore the meaning and significance of each of us who reject anger and its destructive forces for the higher and more powerful calling of kindness which is rooted in love (2020), I see this year [2021–and worsening here in 2022] where the dark side seems to have seeped thicker and deeper into man’s minds and hearts–and more quickly. Continue reading

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What was mRNA Technology Really Invented for? Expert Analysis by Karen Kingston; Explanation by Moderna VIP Dr. Tal Zaks

As always, see what you think. – pbn


Dr. Tal Zaks, the chief medical officer at Moderna Inc., explained in a 2017 TED talk how the company’s mRNA vaccine was designed to work.

Over the last 30 years, he said, “we’ve been living this phenomenal digital scientific revolution, and I’m here today to tell you, that we are actually hacking the software of life, and that it’s changing the way we think about prevention and treatment of disease.”

As quoted in Hohmann, Leo. “Moderna’s top scientist: ‘We are actually hacking the software of life’…  https://leohohmann.com/2021/03/09/modernas-top-scientist-we-are-actually-hacking-the-software-of-life.

Expert Analysis:


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Analyst Exposes the Real Virus, Real and Lasting Antidote (Karen Kingston Interview)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

(Updated 10/28/22)


The “virus” is most of us, you and me. This will make sense once you explore Kingston’s explanation.

The “antidote” for here and hereafter is Jesus Christ.

But see what YOU think. Continue reading

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An Additional, Third View of the Classic, Pre-Tribulation Rapture Doctrine by Bible Scholar Chuck Missler

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

As promised in the previous post, here is yet another teaching/learning style covering the classic, Pre-Tribulation Rapture Doctrine.

The reason for all three presentation styles in this series is that, where teaching isn’t all about politics-infused, “WHAT to think versus HOW to think” (current examples: Critical Race Theory, CRT, which is popular just now, as are both “Liberation” and “Woke” Theologies*), it is about instructors providing information in three of the most dominant learning styles. Note: “hands-on” learning, another well-known style but not featured here, involves participatory and practice lessons both during but especially after the basic information is presented.

Three Presentations, Three Learning Styles

  • Some people thrive on verbal presentations rich in comparison (metaphor such as analogies, parables, illustrative anecdotes–my own top choice). The first post is dominant in this style.
  • The second post is for people for whom graphic illustrations (charts, graphs, etc.), enhance the learning experience. So-called “left brain” thinkers (engineers, technology experts, economists, math enthusiasts, etc.) often prefer this style.
  • Today’s presentation is more attractive to people who are predominantly auditory learners (via lectures, videos, discussions, readings, etc.) and for those who like to take deep dives in any learning style into the material as per their areas of interest and expertise.

The presenter below (the late), Chuck Missler, is known for this kind of teaching. To a biblical analysis, Missler adds relevant history, geo-politics, anthropology, physics (including quantum mechanics and quantum information science), metaphysics, math, nano-technology, and cosmology. It is more of a “Renaissance” presentation, you might say, gathering together many factors of human thinking and discovery. The video below is part 1 of about 26 that can be followed online if one desires.

But my major motivation in providing information–in any presentation style–on the classic Rapture Doctrine is to reach as many people as possible in ways in which they learn best, because when you line up the information in all of the presentations based on many factors, collectively–and especially key in my mind, the pattern of how God always delivers people who put their faith and trust in Him, though seemingly at the last minute–we seem very close to this event.

Whereas getting from here to (Rapture) “deliverance” (or historically, any of the occasions God has “rescued” believers) presents its challenges, God is always faithful, working “all things together for good,” as noted in Romans 8:28.

For anyone stopping by here who is curious as to how and why people choose to follow this spiritual path, i.e., to put their faith in, and to follow Jesus Christ, as always, I recommend: ABCs of Salvation.

And to offer encouragement to do so soon, I would choose today as my personal “day of salvation,” were I you. You will never regret this decision. Literally.

Next, get a Bible. But choose your version wisely. Many believers opt for Bibles published before the seventies, or so, as many newer translations and revisions are both blatantly and subtly, representative of twenty-first-century politics.

Then, find a local, Bible-believing and Bible-teaching fellowship, big or small, as long as the only “program” going on there (for there are many programs out there, not all of which are biblical) is “Jesus Christ and Him crucified”. As put in the King James Version in St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, verses 22-24:

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.


*For commentary on how believers ought to respond to the political “Woke” movement in a biblical manner, here is a good discussion.

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