Monthly Archives: October 2018

On Jesus’ End Times Childbirth Analogy: When the Water Breaks–Three Views

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila All these things are the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8, NIV). A Natural View As I keep meditating on Jesus’ use of pregnancy and childbirth to help believers understand the chronology of the “end of the age” … Continue reading

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Free Speech Redux: “When Words Become Crimes: A Novel Idea on the Hidden Danger of PC Speech”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Seems this post is timely, again.  

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NEW SERIES: On John 16:13 and What He Said Today–Introduction and Sample

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth…           (John 16:13, NIV) Truth? But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, … Continue reading

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A Little Autumn Tree Music

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD…* A Little Autumn Tree Music When I look at photographs of deciduous trees in Autumn embroidering the landscape in their translucent yellows, burnished reds, … Continue reading

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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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