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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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How to Boost Your Immunities, 2020 Edition, Part 4–Intellectually and Spiritually, Forewarned is Forearmed

Part 1–On Hearing Part 2–On Discerning Part 3–Perspectives from the Trenches Part 5–DIY Retreats Part 6–Spiritual Retreat Part 7–Humor Part 8–Strategies Part 9–A Blessed Mindset A special note of introduction for the skeptic: Suppose the prophecy experts are correct that … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trust: Three Narratives

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.  (Psalm 37:5, ESV) But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. (Psalm 13:5) The verses cited above read … Continue reading

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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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