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The Jesus Christ Effect versus the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV) On the Dunning-Kruger Effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect refers to contrasting biases people … Continue reading

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On “The Wellspring of Wisdom”–Not Really So Hard To Find

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.(Proverbs 18:4, KJV) Everybody is searching for truth these days because, well, there is a lot of fake stuff … Continue reading

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“Baptism in the Holy Spirit 2/7/16”: Prophecy Patterns Re-Posted for 2019–#4 of 8

This next “prophecy chart,” #4 of (now) 9 total, developed by Claire Gumbs, features Scriptural background for a spiritual phenomenon called “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”. See below* for other postings on this important topic. Although it may seem a … Continue reading

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On God’s Gold versus Fools’ Gold

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. (John 18:20, NIV) In contrast to Jesus’ full disclosure … Continue reading

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Prophet or Pollyanna? (Is There Really a Future and a Hope?)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. (Proverbs 29:18, ESV)   Who?

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On Our GFF

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “When we consider the blessings of God — the gifts that add beauty and joy to our lives, that enable us to keep going through stretches of boredom and even suffering —  friendship is very near the top.” Donald W. … Continue reading

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On Calming the Mind, Emotions, and Spirit in the Fog of the Fray, 2019

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Say What? As I listen to the increasingly divided thoughts from both sides of the political aisle these days, I see more and more how those opposed to facts, stats, and common sense seem to only dig … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fools: What King David Learned from Abigail–Wisdom for Believers in 2019

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. 3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was … Continue reading

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On Resisting the Oppression that Darkens the Political Landscape

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …remain in the love of the Lord… …and in the shelter of His wings… Have you ever noticed that when oppression seeps in, colors fade, turn ominous? For example, have you seen color photographs of

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2019: “Here There Be Dragons”–But Also Divine Assistance (Prophecy Chart # 4 Re-Posted)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Dragons There is something about the expression used by the ancient  cartographers “Here there be dragons” that stays on my mind. I can picture the old maps, threads of faded ink on fragile parchment, outlining, intersecting, … Continue reading

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