Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

The Power of Prudence to Withstand the Geo-Political “Ragenado”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prudence As defined by Mirriam Webster online, “prudence” is: 1: the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason, 2: sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs, 3: skill and good judgment in the use of resources, and/or 4: caution or circumspection … Continue reading

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A Timeless Thanksgiving Story: “The Travelers”–Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Five years ago I posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor. I re-posted it two years later. I think it’s time, again, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but … Continue reading

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On the Consequences of Elections, Rightness, and Righteousness

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Elections have consequences.” We hear this statement from both/all sides. We view its impact through history and in today’s headlines. Those on the “winning side” smile, claiming to be the right choice for all; those on the … Continue reading

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On Jesus’ End Times Childbirth Analogy: When the Water Breaks–Three Views

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila All these things are the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8, NIV). A Natural View As I keep meditating on Jesus’ use of pregnancy and childbirth to help believers understand the chronology of the “end of the age” … Continue reading

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Are We At the “Prequel” to Jesus’ Childbirth Analogy? Is It A Time of “Spiritual Decathexing”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  -Jesus (Matthew 24:8, NASB) Decathexis is “the process of dis-investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.” Or perhaps a previous way … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Rise Above the Political Rage and Get Back to Civility

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila What now? One rage-filled political episode in the United States has recently been resolved (see previous post)–but that’s apparently only one skirmish in a bigger war. From all accounts, the opposition seems hell-bent on keeping the rage … Continue reading

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Are We Getting Even Closer to A Mobocracy in the United States?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me to re-post the following commentary from my blog from August 23, 2017, that introduces the concept of “mobocracy” and describes certain aspects of it because of what seems to be an increase in … Continue reading

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