Category Archives: Devotionals

Part 3: Verses for July–On “Weeding”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 From Parts 1 and 2: July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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Part 2: Verses for July–On “Watering”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 In Part 1 of this series, I offered a metaphor, copied below (“July Verses”), comparing the season of waiting for the harvest to spiritual “waiting” after prayers have been planted, as … Continue reading

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On Waiting: Verses for July

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.* Verses for July In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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(To A Hammer Everything Is a Nail) On Figurative and Literal Hell

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Hammer and the Nail You might need to hang in here with me for a few paragraphs because this post is really about Hell. But who wants to read about Hell? Religious and non-religious alike tend … Continue reading

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Key Prophecy of 70 A.D. Overlooked? In Christ, the New Temple. GUEST FEATURE

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Fellow blogger Colin Markham, at Fellowship of St. Peter , recently posted an essay on the destruction of the Temple that occurred in 70 A.D. He draws the analogy of the Temple’s demise with the establishment of the … Continue reading

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On “The Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh” and Another Read of “God’s Masterpiece”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Van Gogh’s Masterpieces In a feature titled “The Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh,” Jacob A. Davis, who blogs about “art, literature, liturgy and life,” writes of the famed Dutch artist,

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On Him With Whom We are Yoked

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Jesus, Matthew 11:29-30 NASB)

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On the Gift of Time: God’s, Ours, and the Fullness Thereof

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila From a recent post on a fellow blogger’s site touching  on the subject of time I am reminded of how God’s will is enacted from His time suspended in eternity to each of our times lived “in … Continue reading

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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 Nissila 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 … Continue reading

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