Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

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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(Don’t) Wait for It… On Time, Free Will, and Patience

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Time One day each of us will dwell in a kingdom where terms like “past,”present,” “future”–even “one day”–will be moot; where the exoskeleton of time will have fallen away; existence will be the realm of “now” and … Continue reading

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On Discerning Changes in the Weather and Understanding the Importance of Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Signs of Changing Weather On days like today when wine-red and rust-colored leaves wink and flutter down shafts of late October light my thoughts turn to the transitioning of the seasons discerned by changes in the weather, … Continue reading

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On the Father, the Prodigal, and The Other Son (Mostly The Other Son)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Most people know the parable of the “Prodigal Son” whether through Bible studies or as an idiom . But here’s a recap from the NIV:

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“For the Workers Late in the Field”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. (Luke 10:2, NIV) Here is a different sort of take, … Continue reading

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