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Christmas-Themed, Redux # 4–“Good Cops, Gifts, and Big Hearts”

  Phyllis Beveridge Nissila from December 15, 2014 My sister and I and my teen-aged niece had the joy of helping out at a local, annual, “Shop with a Cop” event. About a dozen or so police men and women … Continue reading

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Christmas-Themed, Redux # 3–“A Mid-Winter’s Tale from Alaska…”

From Dec. 8th 2012 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 … Continue reading

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Christmas-Themed, Redux # 2–“Every Hallmark Christmas Movie…” Last Year’s Post and This Year’s Message

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In my Christmas-themed redux series, my next favorite post is from last year. With inspiration and help from my brother Andy, who started us off on this fun topic (predictable, stock Hallmark Christmas movie plots and variations … Continue reading

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“On What He Said Today” Series, #2–Proverbs 26:2

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,                               an undeserved curse does not come to rest.                … Continue reading

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Christmas-Themed: A Series of My Favorite Posts–Redux #1, “The Christmas Soldier”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila  “The Christmas Soldier” (from December 23, 2015) My teen-aged niece and I were standing in line at the checkout in J.C. Penny’s yesterday when we noticed the young soldier striding toward a nearby exit. He looked like … Continue reading

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On Titus 1:15 and How to Choose Your “Lens” Carefully in a Polarizing Political Age

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted (Titus 1:15, NIV).

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The Power of Prudence to Withstand the Geo-Political “Ragenado”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prudence As defined by Mirriam Webster online, “prudence” is: 1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason, 2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs, 3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources, and/or 4: caution or circumspection … Continue reading

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A Timeless Thanksgiving Story: “The Travelers”–Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Five years ago I posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor. I re-posted it two years later. I think it’s time, again, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but … Continue reading

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On the Consequences of Elections, Rightness, and Righteousness

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Elections have consequences.” We hear this statement from both/all sides. We view its impact through history and in today’s headlines. Those on the “winning side” smile, claiming to be the right choice for all; those on the … Continue reading

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On Political Lawlessness–for Those Who Still Have Ears to Hear: Vote

The following radio program aired Saturday, November 4, 2018, on Jan Markell’s “Understanding the Times,” and is entitled, “Defiance: The Consequences of Government as God.”

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