Category Archives: end times spiritual survival

Still. In the Moment. God. (Even in 2020)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE December, 2020 This post, first offered in the summer of 2016, is a reminder again today to trust God when it seems the (political) Kraken, “batteneded” (fattened)  sufficiently on power and greed, has finally surfaced for … Continue reading

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The Words That Remain

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. ~ William Carlos Williams, excerpt from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower“   The Frustration

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On War, Grief and the Loss of Trust, and “Support Staff… (Redux 2014)”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction Somebody in his or her corner of the world clicked on one of my posts from 2014 on the theme of our value as “support staff” in conflict, whether our role in that is big or … Continue reading

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It’s Not How We Start But How God Finishes–Encouragement from Psalm 37, verses 12-20

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. 13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, … Continue reading

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POOF!–Encouragement from Psalm 37, Verses 7-10

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not … Continue reading

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In the Fullness of Time–Encouragement from Psalm 37, Verses 3-6

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy … Continue reading

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“Live Not By Lies, A Manual for Christian Dissidents” (Book Review)–on “Soft Totalitarianism,” Testimonies and Words to the Wise from Then for Today

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila There always is this fallacious belief: “It would not be the same here; here such things are impossible.” Alas, all the evil of the twentieth century is possible everywhere on earth.–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn BOOK REVIEW I am reading … Continue reading

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On “Hydra-fare” versus “God-fare” and “October Surprises”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As a metaphorist, that is, one who perceives the spiritual in the natural, who is inclined to regard what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch as symbolic of the spiritual world, I’ve been observing how the … Continue reading

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On the Biblical Pattern of Hardening Certain Hearts and Minds Before Deliverance: Another Portent of the Rapture?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila  Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with … Continue reading

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But the Thing Is, Senator, GOD Owns Sunday

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I’ve been thinking more about a previous post where I explain why I think the picture of a recent Portland, Oregon, riot that reveals a Bible along with an American flag on a burn pile is so … Continue reading

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