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On wordfare, Word-fare, and truth that sets you free

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 31 …Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32, NIV, emphasis added) wordfare Wordfare is a form of asymmetric (irregular) … Continue reading

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God’s Love Is As the Air We Breathe

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila While I was researching, pondering, and crafting my “grace versus works” essay, a scrap of advice I read on some online relationship recovery forum directed to a woman experiencing an uncustomary glitch in her relationship with her … Continue reading

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Is the Version of (Government-Run) Socialism being Touted by the U.S.A.’s Democrat Socialists the Same as Sweden’s Version of Socialism?

No. Vastly different. Consider two presentations by Swedish author and historian Johan Norberg, the first via printed Q/A format in Dailywire.com. (excerpted below) and the second via video format linked.

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HIS Utmost for MY Highest: Reflections on Grace versus Works and Oswald Chambers’ Holiness Devotionals

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been reading through some of Oswald Chambers‘ devotionals in his famous work My Utmost for His Highest (you might have noticed that my title plays on his). But my title plays on Chambers’ for a significant … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trust: Three Narratives

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.  (Psalm 37:5, ESV) But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. (Psalm 13:5) The verses cited above read … Continue reading

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Guest Feature: “Nightmare in Paradise” WARNING: MUST APPLY HUMOR

16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. (James 3:16, NIV) You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you. (Michael Caine) WARNING: the following is NOT for the … Continue reading

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Letters to The Remnant, 11: Guest Feature–“Rules for Remnant Survival: How to Survive These Last Days”

Today’s guest feature comes from Jan Markel’s Olive Tree Ministries that includes weekly broadcasts, articles, newsletters, and the largest annual fall prophecy conference in the United States held in Markell’s home state of Minnesota. I’ve included an excerpt from her … Continue reading

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Part 10: “Then they came (for my ancestors)”–Guest Feature: “A Ten Point Action Plan to Stem Attacks Against Jews”

My next installment in this series comes from today’s (1/31/20) American Thinker. The article featured, by Rabbi Aryeh Spero, details ten practical recommendations from the Jewish Leadership Summit “intended as a jumpoff point for Jews, as well as our non-Jewish … Continue reading

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Celebrating “Iron that Sharpens Iron” (Proverbs 27:17)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Do) not (forsake) the assembling together of ourselves as is the custom with some…(Hebrews 10:25). Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17). I’ve heard a lot of believers use the … Continue reading

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When God Pleads With Us

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Oswald Chambers wrote,” Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings*.” It is in a devotional on the theme of hearing God’s call to ministry. We can best hear … Continue reading

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