Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

Sooner Than We Think? 9/18/22 Prophecy Update (Guest Feature: J.D. Farag)

See what you think.  

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Marching Orders from Proverbs, Chapter 4, for Such a Time as This (Plus a Guest Video: Yuval Noah Harari)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The entirety of Proverbs chapter #4 (see below) seems particularly apropros to the state of the world in such a time as this. What Time Is This? Believers conjecture that either we live in the time of … Continue reading

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As We Await God’s Perfect Timing in Such a Time as This: Some Encouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as … Continue reading

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The Gold of Encouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and … Continue reading

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Part 3: What Happened (And Happens) Next (after Ezekiel got the “tour” of the corruption and idolotry in the Temple walls and after we have completed our investigations today?)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila After Ezekiel’s “tour” (conducted by God) of the hidden rooms and hideaways of corruption and idolotry in the walls of the Temple (see Part 1 ), he began to prophesy and to teach, explaining not only the … Continue reading

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On “Grey Rocking” Global Abusers and the Road to Lasting Redemption

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If anyone has had occasion to study how people not only endure but also leave abusive relationships, it seems to me that there is a stage in expediting the leaving process that can be compared with what’s … Continue reading

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On Light and Darkness in Today’s War of Good versus Evil (with 2 Guest Features by Colin Markham)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Some friends of mine and I have been discussing why it is so important to keep the engine of creation humming in art, music, literature, crafts, the trades, and all other works of mankind that lighten the … Continue reading

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Dear AI, “You keep using that word [‘context’]. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila AI Almost Conquers Context, But… …The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. (Mark Twain) The excitement of recent years in the world of Artificial … Continue reading

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Guest Video: “Don’t Fear What’s Coming” (Pastor J.D. Farag, May 1, 2022)

The message begins at the 31:53 mark after the introductory worship service. Be encouraged. https://gen3-mp4-cdn1.streamspot.com/mp4/bffbaf9a19/569788/original.mp4 P.S. For more encouragement, see free download of devotionals based on Psalm 91: https://pnissila.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/in-the-midst-of-the-fray-psalm-91-devotionals.pdf  

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On “Technopticon,” Panopticon, and Omniscience (and the winner still is…God)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As usual, when mankind thinks it has come up with a new, razzle-dazzle invention that can give it nearly God-like powers, when compared with the real powers, it comes up short. Sometimes it comes up destructive. Today’s … Continue reading

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