Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

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

Phyllis Beveridge 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 us. … Continue reading

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

Phyllis Beveridge 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 or … 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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A 3 Part Spiritual Survival Guide for 2019 Featuring “The Law of Holes”; “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”; and “Tight Focus and Mindful Efforts”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I’m not one to make “New Year’s resolutions,” which I realize is a kind of resolution in itself, but this year seems different. If ever there were a time to, ah, break my resolution to not make resolutions, … Continue reading

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“On What He Said Today” Series, #2–Proverbs 26:2

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,                               an undeserved curse does not come to rest.                … Continue reading

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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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