Category Archives: Christmas themed

“To Serve Man” (No, Not as in the Old Twilight Zone Episode) and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Old Twilight Zone Episode? See here if you don’t recall, or never knew of, this episode: “It’s a cook book!” They Also Serve Who Keep the Lights On Although it does SEEM like the Twilight Zone these … Continue reading

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A Little Christmas Present of Encouragements for Christmas, Present

Click on the title to open the e-chapbook. For the Workers Late in the Fields          Poems of Encouragement for Such a Time as This              

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Remnant (A Poem for Our Time and the Time to Come)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2) So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.      … Continue reading

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Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us… (Ephesians 1:4)  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or … Continue reading

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That First Noel

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   In the completeness  of time (just in time) He came one night squalling, hungry, swaddled, cradled– and they wondered who they held.

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Another Christmas re-gift: Once Again to Nabokov

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2020 This post first appeared back in 2012, and has been featured several times since, each time for a new reason in an old story of evil versus good, fear versus hope, bondage versus freedom, despair versus … Continue reading

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A Stack of Seven Fun and Heart-Warming Stories from Christmases Past

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila To lighten your spirits this holiday season, here is my gift to you: a “stack” of posts from Christmases past drawn from family stories.  Enjoy!      

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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, “battened” (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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Seeking God While He is Yet Found–in Metaphor, Matrix, and Magnum Mysterium

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Metaphor For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made… (Romans 1:20, NIV) I often think of what we see, hear, taste, … Continue reading

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