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On AI, HI, and GI (Not That GI*)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila AI In my ongoing fascination and fun around the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but NOT because I am any kind of math-tech person (math is known as “The M Word” in my wheelhouse), I found this … Continue reading

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On God’s Priceless Algorithms

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm…is a sequence of instructions, typically to solve a class of problems or perform a computation. (source) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…”   (Jeremiah 1:4)   I was listening to an … Continue reading

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“Baptism in the Holy Spirit 2/7/16”: Prophecy Patterns Re-Posted for 2019–#4 of 8

This next “prophecy chart,” #4 of (now) 9 total, developed by Claire Gumbs, features Scriptural background for a spiritual phenomenon called “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”. See below* for other postings on this important topic. Although it may seem a … Continue reading

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On God’s Gold versus Fools’ Gold

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. (John 18:20, NIV) In contrast to Jesus’ full disclosure … Continue reading

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God’s Kintsugi (On Restoring You and Me)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” is the 500-year-old Japanese craft of restoring broken cups, saucers, and bowls “with a lacquer that is mixed with gold, silver, or platinum.” (source) The craft is not merely for upcycling, however,

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On Your Exponential Ministry. Yes, Yours.

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I keep hearing about an imminent spiritual revival involving millions of people coming to the Lord. A preacher I was listenining to yesterday suggested the number would actually number in the billions. There are several hypotheses afloat … Continue reading

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On Truth Hackers

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am often reminded, these days, of the words attributed to former CIA Director William Casey (1981-1987): “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”  Whether or not he said it, … Continue reading

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When Frustration Peaks: “Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Verses 9-10,” Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been offering encouragement lately to hopefully help allay some frustration and anger amid this, the middle of an unprecedented time in history where, on all fronts–and at the speed of (insert current number here: 5? … Continue reading

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Easter Message 2019: Redux–“By Grace Efficacious (Or How the Meek Inherit the Earth)”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Originally posted 5/17/14 HUMBLE POWER “Every success becomes the force of timid people,” wrote my Chinese student on the topic of self-efficacy, that is, a “person’s estimate or personal judgment of his or her own ability to … Continue reading

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On Our Turn to Run the Race For Such a Time as This

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for … Continue reading

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