Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

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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“But Why NOT A God?”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But Why NOT A God? I was lisening to a radio talk show interview of a guy who is brilliant by any calculation, a modern day Renaissance Man. He achieved a PhD in Philosophy and an MD … Continue reading

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Hope “In the Days of Noah” No Matter the Situation in the House–or the Senate

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tucked in-between all the (increasing) political hoopla and (decreasing) hope concerning what has been transpiring in Washington D.C. of late regarding the “impeachment hearings” and Senate trial to follow, one little-discussed factor is coming more and more … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: A Timeless Thanksgiving Story–“The Travelers”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I first posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor six years ago. It continues to be my favorite Thanksgiving offering, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but also … Continue reading

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Minding Mercy in an Age of Rage

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Minding Mercy He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8, NIV) In … Continue reading

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French Resistance Honoree Gave/Gives Timeless Advice (and More from Elsewhere)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post is “part 2” to yesterday’s essay: Beware the Borderlands (and Some Counter Intel) “Yvette Lundy, a Resistance fighter who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps after helping Jews escape occupied France, has died aged … Continue reading

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Beware the Borderlands (and Some Counter Intel)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) Borderland: “territory at or near a border…a vague intermediate state of region; the borderland between fantasy and reality.” (Mirriam-Webster)     Beware the Borderlands … Continue reading

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Prophecy Patterns, Part 8 of 9–the Metonic Cycle, Shortness of Time, and Jesus’ Peace, Reposted for 2019

There continues to be an uptick in interest in this seris of prophecy charts. Here is a repost of the next one, # 8 of, now, 9 total.

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Sufficient for the Day and the Fray (Courtesy of the Way–Truth and Life)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Consider the pair of contrasts below. On dealing with trouble:

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For the Mother Missionaries Today

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Some of us were talking about what I would term the “missionary role called mothering”. Here are my follow-up notes for any mother who might need a bit of empathy, understanding, compassion, encouragement, and/or experienced-based knowledge today. … Continue reading

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