Category Archives: end times spiritual survival

When Comes Contempt–On Sheltering in (God’s) Place While Resisting and Rescuing (& Redux: Nehemiah’s Strategies)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction When I woke up yesterday morning and turned on the news there was yet another story about on-lookers at a crime scene verbally and physically insulting and assaulting police who were there to help and protect, … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Make Sure Our (Spiritual) “Oil Lamps” Are Full? Why and How

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Spiritual Oil Lamps?” I refer to the term as it is used to suggest spiritual truths in “The Parable of the Ten Virgins” (Matthew 25: 1-13, NIV): “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten … Continue reading

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When Frustration Peaks: “Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Verses 9-10,” Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been offering encouragement lately to hopefully help allay some frustration and anger amid this, the middle of an unprecedented time in history where, on all fronts–and at the speed of (insert current number here: 5? … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Perspective On Why It Is Virtually Impossible to Please or Appease “Evil” (Words to, and for, the Wise)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila When wickedness comes, so does contempt, and with shame comes reproach… (Proverbs 18:3, NIV) “PICKY” or CONTROLLING? Picky I once knew a woman who drove her family crazy trying to please her. I watched them go above … Continue reading

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When They Hate You…and You Are Tempted to Respond in Kind: A Testimony and…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …A Follow-up to the Previous Post on Overcoming and Rising Above “Critical Mass” Frustration In my search for ways to encourage all of us in these very trying times, I remembered the following true story of a … Continue reading

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End of the (Church) Empire? How Then To Proceed–A Survival Plan for the “Last Church”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Fate of Empires What with the state of global mayhem on multiple fronts, these days, and having largely to do (particularly in the United States) with an urge to destroy the artifacts and actors who shaped … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between “Behavior” Faith and “Born Again” Faith

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…(Hebrews 12:2, NASB) There Are Two Kinds of Faith? Wait, what? How can you separate having faith and acting on it?

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(Part 3) “The Danger of E Unum Pluribus…”–RESIST, I Tell You!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1     Part 2 In parts 1 and 2 of this series, linked above, I offered my perspective on what’s been damaging the E Pluribus Unum of the United States–and in some respects the entire world–by … Continue reading

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Part 4: Verses for July–On the Individual and Collective “Harvest” and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 From Parts 1, 2,  and 3 July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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Part 3: Verses for July–On “Weeding”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 From Parts 1 and 2: July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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