Category Archives: Easter/Good Friday themes

In God’s Love There is Justice; in His Justice, Love–Don’t Be Fooled, Rejoice

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Where is the Justice? I have been thinking of late how we hear less and less about God’s justice these days, in certain churches, particularly “Business Model” and “Seeker Friendly” type churches that  have

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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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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 God’s Equal Parts Judgement and Love in This “End Times” Age

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing (Matthew … Continue reading

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Condemnation or Compassion? Lessons from the Emmaus Road (From a Teacher’s Heart)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is a re-blog from 2015 that returns to my heart today, Easter Sunday, 2018. The message is timeless. THE GAPS Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven … Continue reading

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Good Friday and Easter Message for You

    Love, Jesus.   ~~~~~ Image credit: Claire Beveridge Gumbs, used with permission.  

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On God Theories and Free Will

I recently listened to an interview with noted astrophysicist Bernard Haisch, author of the book The God Theory wherein he proposes a new answer to two old questions: why and how did everything come into being? From his background in … Continue reading

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By Grace Efficacious (Or How the Meek Inherit the Earth)

Phyllis Nissila 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 in reaching a…goal” … Continue reading

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On the Loneliness of The Remnant (Comfort and Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila A fellow blogger over at closingstages.net has posted two recent, eloquently written commentaries [1] on his feelings over leaving the institutional church, at least the institutional church that has shifted from, these are my words, the Rock of … Continue reading

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