Category Archives: Commentaries

End of the (Church) Empire? How Then To Proceed–A Survival Plan for the “Last Church”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Fate of Empires What with the state of global mayhem on multiple fronts, these days, and having largely to do (particularly in the United States) with an urge to destroy the artifacts and actors who shaped … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between “Behavior” Faith and “Born Again” Faith

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…(Hebrews 12:2, NASB) There Are Two Kinds of Faith? Wait, what? How can you separate having faith and acting on it?

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On “Trauma Bonding Civil Discourse” in 2019, and He Who Endured the “Trauma” to “Bond” us with Something Better

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16, KJV). Trauma Bonding There is a psychological phenomenon called “trauma … Continue reading

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(Part 3) “The Danger of E Unum Pluribus…”–RESIST, I Tell You!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1     Part 2 In parts 1 and 2 of this series, linked above, I offered my perspective on what’s been damaging the E Pluribus Unum of the United States–and in some respects the entire world–by … Continue reading

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(Part 2) “The Danger of E Unum Pluribus…”–Watch Out for the Words Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Series Introduction (Part 1)     Part 3 The introduction to this series, linked above, focuses on a political ideology called Intersectionality that, I fear, has … Continue reading

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(Part 1) The Danger of E Unum Pluribus via Intersectionality and Intro: Survival Tools Redux/Updates

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 2     Part 3 E Unum Pluribus? Since the inception of the United States, we have been known for the motto E Pluribus Unum: “Out of many, one.” This visionary phrase appears most notably on the … Continue reading

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Guest Commentary: “Wisdom in the Counsel of Many?” © 2019, Cindy Burrell

Friend and fellow blogger Cindy Burrell authored this guest commentary I believe will be of great benefit to readers who may stop by here in their own search for help while dealing with abusive relationships. She writes and counsels through … Continue reading

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Beware the Four Firebrands: On Socialism in the USA, 2019

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been a registered political Independent for years. Prior to that,  Republican. Prior to that, and in the tradition of most of my family, Democrat (I’ve been voting since 1971). The article linked, here, “Pity the … Continue reading

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Part 4: Verses for July–On the Individual and Collective “Harvest” and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 From Parts 1, 2,  and 3 July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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Yes, the World is a Hot Mess! Now, Here’s What to Do (Guest Feature by Lloyd Marcus)

Preface It is easy to become discouraged these days by the seemingly fast-degrading state of the world, particularly, the political world. It would be easy to just give up when it appears as if real high crimes and misdemeanors continue … Continue reading

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