Category Archives: Devotionals

Easter Sunday 2019, Guest Post by Colin Markham

From his blog Fellowship of St. Peter  Colin Markham’s Resurrection Sunday post is copied here. It  expands and explains the extraordinary events begun on Good Friday marking the passion and death of Jesus Christ, to Easter Sunday when, Markham writes, … Continue reading

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On Holy Saturday Here, and There

Phyllis Beveridge It must have been as if all of creation was holding its breath, that day “in the middle,” after the Lamb of God was slain (on Friday) and before He rose again to life (on Sunday), the day … Continue reading

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

Phyllis Beveridge 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 succeed … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Cathedrals, April 15, 2019

Phyllis Beveridge The Notre Dame Cathedral Today will long be remembered as the day an 800 year-old icon of western civilization was either accidentally or purposefully set ablaze. When the embers fade, perhaps Notre Dame Cathedral will be completely lost; … Continue reading

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

Phyllis Beveridge 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 us. … Continue reading

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My Fair…Bride of Christ

Phyllis Beveridge 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 a … Continue reading

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Sometimes…It’s Just…the Music…”Peace”

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On the Poetry of God’s Pleasure…and of His Love

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In a “Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story” class I’m taking at a local college, the focus the other night was poetry. One-third of the Old Testament is in that genre, said our instructor, who is a … Continue reading

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“On What He Said Today” Series, #3–Proverbs 16:7 and “Frenemies”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to                                                  … Continue reading

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On Prayer (Maybe Not What You’ve Been Thinking)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prayer: “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship, typically a deity, through deliberate communication. Prayer can take a variety of forms, it can be part of a set liturgy or ritual, it can be performed alone, or in groups. Prayer … Continue reading

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