Monthly Archives: December 2019

Regarding the Real Quid Pro Quo in Ukraine

From: One America News Network: “EXCLUSIVE: Watch the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in US history.  Travel with OAN’s Chanel Rion and Rudy Giuliani to Budapest and Kiev to capture explosive first-hand interviews with key Ukrainian officials highlighting DNC … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts–“From Russia with Hope: Christmas in July" (2012) and a Verse (2019)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post first appeared as a “Christmas in July” feature in 2012. The short story “Christmas” by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov is a little literary gem that for me addresses the temptation to despair when grief overshadows … Continue reading

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It’s a “Beautiful Day” for Mr. Rogers in the Neighborhood

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Through the lens of an encourager (which is my calling, bottom line, no matter what I do; it’s my heart for him, her, them, you), I offer this reflection on the movie about Fred Rogers, A Beautiful … Continue reading

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So How Can We Know Who is REALLY Spouting “Russia–or Anybody Else’s–Talking Points”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It reminds me of a playground contest: “YOU’re the one (spouting Russia talking points)!” “Unh unh! It’s YOU!” “Unh UNH!…” (Wash, rinse, repeat.) But what with the level of sophisticated word-smithing going on these days in the … Continue reading

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Though Fragile in Years and Status, She Said Yes: a Meditation on Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and “Everybeliever”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the fullness of time, though fragile in years and status I understood the angel’s invitation and agreed to birth You among us… The devotional from which the excerpt, above, is drawn, linked here and reprinted in … Continue reading

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PART 2: “On Those…Brexiteers…”–Another Voice of “Reality” from the U.K. and the SCOTUS to Hear Appeals

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Addendum to yesterday’s post, ” On Those Dogged Brexiteers and the Formidable Power of “Deplorables” Everywhere: consider this related article from today’s American Thinker (online), “Ode to the Constitution and the Common Man,” by Clarice … Continue reading

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On Those Dogged Brexiteers and the Formidable Power of “Deplorables” Everywhere

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Very Good News for Conservatives in the U.K. The victory of Boris Johnson and “Brexiteers” this week reveals a remarkable win for those who want a return to British sovereignty with leadership that looks to finally move … Continue reading

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On “The Worried Well,” Religion, and the Cure

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I got to thinking about how the medical expression “the worried well” also works in the religious realm. “The Worried Well”? From dictionary.com, this term means “…the people who do not need medical treatment, but who visit … Continue reading

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Hope “In the Days of Noah” No Matter the Situation in the House–or the Senate

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tucked in-between all the (increasing) political hoopla and (decreasing) hope concerning what has been transpiring in Washington D.C. of late regarding the “impeachment hearings” and Senate trial to follow, one little-discussed factor is coming more and more … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: "Mrs. Brown, Rhubarb Pie, and Christmas Gifts…"

This might be my all time favorite Christmas post, thus its most-repeated appearance. It embodies a bit of family nostalgia by way of an engaging and humorous anecdote from the life of one of my younger brothers, Doug, aged 5 … Continue reading

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