Category Archives: Abigail

Overcoming Fools: What King David Learned from Abigail–Wisdom for Believers in 2019

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. 3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was … Continue reading

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When They Hate You…and You Are Tempted to Respond in Kind: A Testimony and…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …A Follow-up to the Previous Post on Overcoming and Rising Above “Critical Mass” Frustration In my search for ways to encourage all of us in these very trying times, I remembered the following true story of a … Continue reading

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On Abigail and Submission: The Much Greater Significance of Her Story–Gender Notwithstanding

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is no secret on my blog or among the people with whom I fellowship that when the topic of biblical heroes comes up, mine is Abigail, of 1 Samuel 25 fame. I have written about her … Continue reading

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Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Verses 7-8, and Share Your Story

Phyllis Nissila For the complete booklet of Psalm 91 devotionals, click here. “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and … Continue reading

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On Beauties, Beasts, and Abigail

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post was inspired in part by an essay on the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” and in part by my ongoing concern and encouragement for women in abusive or potentially abusive relationships whether secular or in … Continue reading

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A Christian’s “Place”

Phyllis Nissila (What prompts this commentary is my heart to encourage Christians to walk boldly in their relationship with Jesus Christ, for whom the Son has set free is free indeed [John 8:36]. Of particular concern to me, and a … Continue reading

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