Monthly Archives: October 2018

Are We At the “Prequel” to Jesus’ Childbirth Analogy? Is It A Time of “Spiritual Decathexing”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  -Jesus (Matthew 24:8, NASB) Decathexis is “the process of dis-investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.” Or perhaps a previous way … Continue reading

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On How to Foretell Certain Changes, Temporal and Spiritual–Featuring Also the Metonic Cycle (Redux)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Temporal, Tell-Tale Signs One of my favorite poets is Ted Kooser who hails from the U.S. Midwest, as do I, although I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life. Kooser’s poetry … Continue reading

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On Prayer (Maybe Not What You’ve Been Thinking)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prayer: “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship, typically a deity, through deliberate communication. Prayer can take a variety of forms, it can be part of a set liturgy or ritual, it can be performed alone, or in groups. Prayer … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Rise Above the Political Rage and Get Back to Civility

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila What now? One rage-filled political episode in the United States has recently been resolved (see previous post)–but that’s apparently only one skirmish in a bigger war. From all accounts, the opposition seems hell-bent on keeping the rage … Continue reading

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On the Power of Careful Investigation and Critical Thinking: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Votes Pro Kavanaugh for SCOTUS

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The speech given today by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on her vote to advance the confirmation process of Bret Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States will inform and hearten anyone who has … Continue reading

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Are We Getting Even Closer to A Mobocracy in the United States?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me to re-post the following commentary from my blog from August 23, 2017, that introduces the concept of “mobocracy” and describes certain aspects of it because of what seems to be an increase in … Continue reading

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