Category Archives: Devotionals

The Silver Lining of the Quarantine’s Effect on the Church–and Maybe Just in Time

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast… (Isaiah 26:20) The Bad News

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How to Boost Your Immunities, 2020 Edition, Part 11–Centering in Place

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access all articles in this series here And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose (Philippians 3:14, NIV). Centered: “emotionally stable … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday 2019…2020… Guest Post by Colin Markham

Update 2020: The world is a very different place, now, just one year after this guest post first appeared. An enemy, this one microscopic, has infected not only populations but also economies, politics, and  social structures, worldwide. However, for those … Continue reading

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“Jesus and the Bummer Lamb”–Guest Feature by Jan Spratt

Introduction: Bummer Lamb? A “bummer lamb” is one that is “orphaned” either because the ewe has died or she has rejected her baby for reasons known only to her. If the lamb is not rescued, it will die.  That’s the … Continue reading

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On Pandemics and Pandemonics

Part 2 Part 3 Post Script Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If you are reading this from anywhere on planet Earth, this spring of 2020, you have most likely been inundated, like the rest of us, with news from every medium and … Continue reading

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God’s Love Is As the Air We Breathe

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila While I was researching, pondering, and crafting my “grace versus works” essay, a scrap of advice I read on some online relationship recovery forum directed to a woman experiencing an uncustomary glitch in her relationship with her … Continue reading

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HIS Utmost for MY Highest: Reflections on Grace versus Works and Oswald Chambers’ Holiness Devotionals

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been reading through some of Oswald Chambers‘ devotionals in his famous work My Utmost for His Highest (you might have noticed that my title plays on his). But my title plays on Chambers’ for a significant … 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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Celebrating “Iron that Sharpens Iron” (Proverbs 27:17)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Do) not (forsake) the assembling together of ourselves as is the custom with some…(Hebrews 10:25). Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17). I’ve heard a lot of believers use the … Continue reading

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When God Pleads With Us

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Oswald Chambers wrote,” Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings*.” It is in a devotional on the theme of hearing God’s call to ministry. We can best hear … Continue reading

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