Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

A Timeless Thanksgiving Story: “The Travelers”–Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Five years ago I posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor. I re-posted it two years later. I think it’s time, again, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but … Continue reading

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On the Consequences of Elections, Rightness, and Righteousness

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Elections have consequences.” We hear this statement from both/all sides. We view its impact through history and in today’s headlines. Those on the “winning side” smile, claiming to be the right choice for all; those on the … Continue reading

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On Jesus’ End Times Childbirth Analogy: When the Water Breaks–Three Views

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila All these things are the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8, NIV). A Natural View As I keep meditating on Jesus’ use of pregnancy and childbirth to help believers understand the chronology of the “end of the age” … Continue reading

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Are We At the “Prequel” to Jesus’ Childbirth Analogy? Is It A Time of “Spiritual Decathexing”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  -Jesus (Matthew 24:8, NASB) Decathexis is “the process of dis-investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.” Or perhaps a previous way … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Rise Above the Political Rage and Get Back to Civility

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila What now? One rage-filled political episode in the United States has recently been resolved (see previous post)–but that’s apparently only one skirmish in a bigger war. From all accounts, the opposition seems hell-bent on keeping the rage … Continue reading

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Are We Getting Even Closer to A Mobocracy in the United States?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me to re-post the following commentary from my blog from August 23, 2017, that introduces the concept of “mobocracy” and describes certain aspects of it because of what seems to be an increase in … Continue reading

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More on the Urgency of…Resisting the Urgency (Revisiting the Schumann Frequency and More)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Last night on an interview program covering an eclectic bunch of so-called “futurist’” predictions, I heard the following forecast: technology wizards determined a few years ago that one of the very best ways to hook gadget users … Continue reading

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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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