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Still. In the Moment. God. (Even in 2020)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE December, 2020 This post, first offered in the summer of 2016, is a reminder again today to trust God when it seems the (political) Kraken, “batteneded” (fattened)  sufficiently on power and greed, has finally surfaced for … Continue reading

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To the Manor Born Again (an Advent Poem)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9) To the Manor … Continue reading

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The Words That Remain

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. ~ William Carlos Williams, excerpt from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower“   The Frustration

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The Travelers: A Thanksgiving Story, 2013, 2020

As I wrote the very first time I posted this back in 2013: My brother-in-law recently shared this story. With his permission, I post it here. In a world heavy with cynicism perhaps this will lighten your heart as it … Continue reading

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ADDENDUM to Previous Post: the World is Watching, Warning, and Encouraging US

The response below to the previous post comes from a reader in the U.K. With his permission, I share it here because I think it is important–and very encouraging–for patriots in the United States to know that there are people … Continue reading

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On War, Grief and the Loss of Trust, and “Support Staff… (Redux 2014)”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction Somebody in his or her corner of the world clicked on one of my posts from 2014 on the theme of our value as “support staff” in conflict, whether our role in that is big or … Continue reading

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On Prophecy, the Election, and the Swarm versus the “Murder Hornet” (an Analogy). Two Videos

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Prophecy Prophecy indicates there will eventually be one, global government with its own currency and religion. People everywhere, not just the totalitarians at the top, enduring some crisis or perhaps several at once, will cry out … Continue reading

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(Video) THIS is America; THESE are Americans; WE can do what we have to do NOW, too…

…for we are ALL called “for such a time as this.” Let the group of Americans featured in the following video inspire you as they do me, even eleven years later after the event in which they all participated: assisting … Continue reading

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It’s Not How We Start But How God Finishes–Encouragement from Psalm 37, verses 12-20

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, … Continue reading

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Reminder to the West (Guest Feature: “Looking to Solzhenitsyn for clues about the present”)

American Thinker, 11/16/2020 Looking to Solzhenitsyn for clues about the present By Will Stoutamire

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