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Hope “In the Days of Noah” No Matter the Situation in the House–or the Senate

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tucked in-between all the (increasing) political hoopla and (decreasing) hope concerning what has been transpiring in Washington D.C. of late regarding the “impeachment hearings” and Senate trial to follow, one little-discussed factor is coming more and more … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: "Mrs. Brown, Rhubarb Pie, and Christmas Gifts…"

This might be my all time favorite Christmas post, thus its most-repeated appearance. It embodies a bit of family nostalgia by way of an engaging and humorous anecdote from the life of one of my younger brothers, Doug, aged 5 … Continue reading

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On Contempt for the (Real) Constitution, the House Judiciary Committee Hearing, 12/4/19, and Reflexive Law

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As I listened to the House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday where a group of three anti-Trump law professors made their arguably subjective cases for impeaching Trump based on a collection of behaviors they didn’t like and wild … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas (2.0)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am still thinking about my recent poem “Yet He Said Yes” wherein, for one thing, I wanted to express how Jesus Christ, through Whom all things were made, even crafted for Himself a body in which … Continue reading

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"The Christmas Soldier"–and Help our Military Heroes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post originally appeared in 2015 and was re-posted last year.¬† I was hoping maybe by this year there would be no more stories like this, stories of young men and women coming and going from wars … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: "The Two Best Christmas Gifts Ever for the Skeptic Who Has (Almost) Everything" (2016)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE BEST GIFT The Online Etymology Dictionary reveals that the compound word, “Christmas” (Christ + mass,¬†combined and shortened), introduced in the mid-fourteenth century, refers to the “sending, letting go” of Christ (kind of like somebody or even … Continue reading

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“Yet He Said Yes”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us… (Ephesians 1:4)¬† For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: A Timeless Thanksgiving Story–“The Travelers”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I first posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor six years ago. It continues to be my favorite Thanksgiving offering, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but also … Continue reading

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Is it God “in the Details,” or is it the Devil? Why it Matters

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila To answer the title question, based on an English idiom, both God and the Devil are in…details. What follows is why, in my view, it is important to know which one is behind what is being investigated, … Continue reading

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Advent (“Yet Out the Shrouds of Winter…”)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Advent “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land… Yet out the shrouds of winter a candle flicks and calls to passers-by bereft, whose hearts long iced … Continue reading

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