Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

“Where the Rubber Meets the Road…Jesus Christ”: On Reality–and Encouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the din of “what wickedness this way comes” (and seems to intensify daily) in the fast deteriorating geopolitical, spiritual, social, and physical world within which we live in 2018, I often need reminding of the foundation … Continue reading

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Not Much Time Left to “Be About the Father’s Business”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Perhaps you’ve been tracking the Zuckerberg Congressional testimony. If not, here is just one good summary a believer might be very interested in featuring, among other issues (such as the company’s alliance with Cambridge Analytica to “assist” both … Continue reading

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Dealing With (Political and Other) Narcissists With Insights from David Johnston’s “Second Mile Principle”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In some of my recent posts I have been offering my perspective on the state of “lethal rage,” you might put it, that I have observed in the behaviors and vitriol from some the extremist ends of … Continue reading

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Spirit-Lifting Flash Mob Amid Fearful Trash Mobs…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila You may have already had the pleasure of viewing the musical “flash mob” in a London supermarket, linked below, where shoppers and workers alike performed an operatic selection. I thought that in the midst of all the … Continue reading

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Words of Prophecy for 2018, Part 3: On Spiritual Warfare, Sun-tzu, and Resisting the “Race to the Bottom of the Brain”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction to this series from Part 1: “Bringing Prodigals Home” Part 2: “Focus, Fill, and Fight” SPIRITUAL WARFARE There has been a lot of good information and commentary  over time on the specific nature of the (spiritual) “weapons … Continue reading

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When Words Become Crimes: A Novel Idea on the Hidden Danger of PC-Speak

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A NOVEL FOR THEN, NOW, AND ALWAYS Then A literary gem that stays on my top shelf of go-to’s for both inspiration and insight–as well as grins–is a delightful little novel by Mark Dunn called Ella Minnow … Continue reading

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Hope for Countering the “Information Apocalypse” and the Power of “Slide-By News”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Information Apocalypse From the down side of the brave new world of artificial Intelligence, specifically, the manipulation of information to influence and/or deceive viewers and readers, comes a growing concern over what is called the “information … Continue reading

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