Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

Part 2, Why Many Catholics Still Won’t Leave the Church Even Though Sex Abuse Scandals Explode: Family and Institutional Grooming

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1, “Introduction”       Part 3, “Signs and Wonders” “Give me the child until he is seven and I’ll show you the man.” Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits FAMILY AND (CATHOLIC) INSTITUTIONAL GROOMING In the … Continue reading

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The Storm Before the Calm: Is Corruption/Sin Disclosure Part of A 4-Part Prophecy Pattern? Are We at Part 3?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). It seems that each day one or several new and awful discoveries are revealed in the press concerning corruption in high places in … Continue reading

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On God’s Equal Parts Judgement and Love in This “End Times” Age

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing (Matthew … Continue reading

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On the Escalating Rage of the Far Left: When Reason Fails–Two Responses to Political Abuse from Relationship Abuse

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am going to draw an analogy between how targets of abusers in relationships survive the abuse and how similar strategies can help targets of political abusers–i.e., individuals and groups I would define as those on the … Continue reading

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Is It God’s Word, or Some Other god’s words? On Interpretation and a (Literary) Plan

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tricks of the Interpretive Trade–From the Lit Teacher (it’s summer…I get poetic in the summer…) There are many approaches to interpreting and studying the Bible, a discipline known as hermeneutics. As a lover of “close reading” for … Continue reading

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On Desperately Seeking the REAL Jesus–You Are Not Alone

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Do any of the believers quoted below sound familiar? Maybe they’re you (excerpts taken from 5 years ago in the comment section of a video of a sermon by A.W. Tozer entitled “Holy Spirit: Why Some Can’t … Continue reading

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On Jesus’ Comparison of End Times with Childbirth (From the Labor and Delivery Room)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me that considering the times we are in, globally, it might be helpful to re-publish the following three blog posts treating the analogy Jesus used to illustrate how end times events are like a … Continue reading

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