Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

PART 2: “…Practical + Spiritual Warfare Strategies for Today…” Beware Phase 1–the Ridicule

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  Mahatma Gandhi In Part 1, linked above, I outlined 4 key warfare strategies from the Book of Nehemiah in … Continue reading

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On Swords of Truth and Narratives of Survival–for Every Era–from Solzhenitsyn, Tennyson, and the Holy Spirit (Revisited)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The pen is mightier than the sword.   -Edward Bulwer-Lytton Sozhenitsyn: The question in my discussion group examining the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan  Denisovich by twentieth-century author, activist, and gulag survivor Alexander Solzhenitsyn, centered … Continue reading

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Tired of Bad News Lacking Solutions? 5 Ways to Stay On the High Road Amid Today’s Turmoil

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Everywhere one turns these days for (real) news and (objective) analysis more and more of the tactics of totalitarianism and on a global scale are being exposed. Anybody paying attention gets it, already! It’s time to know … Continue reading

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On Our Turn to Run the Race For Such a Time as This

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for … Continue reading

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Post Script: on the Childbirth/End Times Prophecy Analogy–Are We Due?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If there were a post script for my series on the childbirth analogy Jesus used to help explain  prophetic events of the end times, I would put it like this: once the baby has emerged into his … Continue reading

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On the “High Art” of Our Personal “Hero’s Quest” in Christ

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The “High Art” of Our “Personal Hero’s Quest in Christ?” The discussion in my class last night on the general theme of “Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story” (class #4–“The Hard Work of Having a Hero: Models … Continue reading

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Sometimes…It’s Just…the Music…”Peace”

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“As Labor Pains on a Pregnant Woman”–Prophecy in 2019 versus 2015

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2019 Below is a reprint of one of my earlier posts offering insight into the pregnancy/childbirth metaphor Jesus used to help us understand how it will be (or how it is  today, many prophecy experts argue) in the … Continue reading

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On God’s Embroidery Versus Evil’s Void

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In this era of panic politics, when certain ideologues want to push and shove the rest of us this way and that, rather, I should say,  this way or that, so that all thinking is reduced to … Continue reading

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“On What He Said Today” Series, #3–Proverbs 16:7 and “Frenemies”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to                                                  … Continue reading

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