Monthly Archives: December 2012

What’s Your “E.Q.”? (Commentary/Devotional on Ecclesiastes)

Phyllis Nissila THE “I.Q.” I listened to a guest on a radio program recently who has a measurable Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) of 200. I was very impressed. Not that I understood everything he said. Callers also seemed very intelligent with … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 3: On Leaving Roman Catholicism (The Nest)

Phyllis Nissila Reader Dale Rudiger commented on the very first post in this  serious, , offering what I think is an exceptionally apt  analogy pertaining to why it is so difficult to discern core Gospel truth via the Roman … Continue reading

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Immanuel of Old and of New (Christmas Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila My friend Elizabeth told me she was a “hard convert,” that is, she became a Christian through studying Old Testament scriptures as a Jewish youngster in Hebrew school. What Elizabeth studied in class year after year eventually convinced her … Continue reading

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The Web: A War Story (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila HIS HIDING PLACE His head was ringing from the explosion, but he could still hear the enemy–five, maybe six of them scrambling up the rocky slope behind him. He knew there were some shallow caves ahead but hoped for … Continue reading

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

Note: my sister, who worked for several years as a sexton in an Episcopal church in Fairbanks, Alaska, recalls her ”up close and personal”  with one of the state’s  (large) famed animals.  It was an event that gave her a … Continue reading

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