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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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My Fair…Bride of Christ

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila My Fair Lady My friends Geri, Jan, and I went to see the 55th anniversary movie theater presentation of the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady, an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalian. According to … Continue reading

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More on the Urgency of…Resisting the Urgency (Revisiting the Schumann Frequency and More)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Last night on an interview program covering an eclectic bunch of so-called “futurist’” predictions, I heard the following forecast: technology wizards determined a few years ago that one of the very best ways to hook gadget users … Continue reading

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On the First Phase of the Rapture: “God’s EMP”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila By the word of the Lord, we declare to you that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of … Continue reading

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