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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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“A Season of Man-Hating,” by Cindy Burrell @Hurtbylove.com

My good friend, author* Cindy Burrell, who blogs at Hurtbylove.com, has just posted what I consider to be an important and overlooked aspect of men/women relationships in this era of, as she puts it, “man-hating”. Her much-needed message is this: … Continue reading

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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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