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Words of Prophecy for 2018, Part 3: On Spiritual Warfare, Sun-tzu, and Resisting the “Race to the Bottom of the Brain”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction to this series from Part 1: “Bringing Prodigals Home” Part 2: “Focus, Fill, and Fight” SPIRITUAL WARFARE There has been a lot of good information and commentary  over time on the specific nature of the (spiritual) “weapons … Continue reading

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Condemnation or Compassion? Lessons from the Emmaus Road (From a Teacher’s Heart)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is a re-blog from 2015 that returns to my heart today, Easter Sunday, 2018. The message is timeless. THE GAPS Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven … Continue reading

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On “God’s Blockchain”: Getting to #Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Blockchain”? The (relatively) new term on the block, so to speak, from the world of computer technology, is “blockchain”. From Fortune.com, here is a simplified explanation: “This coding breakthrough—which consists of concatenated [linked] blocks of transactions—allows competitors … Continue reading

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When Satire is Reality: Yesterday’s Discovery–Another Way to Chip Away at Freedom of Speech?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is not an advertisement per se for a movie called “I Can Only Imagine,” which is a Christian testimony based on the song by Bart Millard, although the film comes well recommended. Rather, this post is … Continue reading

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On What He Said, “Guts,” and Sister John of the Dungeon Back in St. Joe’s Elementary…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is one of those times I feel compelled to respond in a post to a comment written in response to a previous post. In my last entry, I referenced a certain childhood memory re: a “lay … Continue reading

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Next Steps…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am in transition, just now, from the working world to the retired world. Well, semi-retired…you may know how it is…especially for teachers who are passionate about teaching. You may see me more regularly on my blog … Continue reading

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An Open Mind Does Not Mean God Drops Through, and The Professors’ View on the Current State of Freedom of Speech

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The very recent discussion, below, featuring four (classic) liberal college professors and authors is the kind of open-minded discussion of issues that excites me.

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