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Celebrating “Iron that Sharpens Iron” (Proverbs 27:17)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Do) not (forsake) the assembling together of ourselves as is the custom with some…(Hebrews 10:25). Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend (Proverbs 27:17). I’ve heard a lot of believers use the … Continue reading

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When God Pleads With Us

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Oswald Chambers wrote,” Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings*.” It is in a devotional on the theme of hearing God’s call to ministry. We can best hear … Continue reading

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On “GMBs” (Genetically Modified Bibles)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Intro: Most people are aware of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), i.e., “any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” (source) Modifying nature can make better “products”; however, GMOs may also be harmful. They might result … Continue reading

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“But Why NOT A God?”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But Why NOT A God? I was lisening to a radio talk show interview of a guy who is brilliant by any calculation, a modern day Renaissance Man. He achieved a PhD in Philosophy and an MD … Continue reading

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“Rise of Communism in the United States…” Part 2: Fear the REAL “Deep State”: Bottomless Evil

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In my previous post, I suggested that what, deep down, “scares the Hell” out of the far left in the U. S. who call themselves the Democractic Socialists of America (DSA) who, by their own admission, do … Continue reading

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“Rise of Communism in the United States…” (Feature by Cuban Refugee Obie Usategui) and Its 21st Century Iteration: the DSA

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Guest feature,  below preface. Preface This year, 2020, is a crucial political year in the United States of America. Aside from all of the emotion-grabbing, thought-stopping rhetoric and revolution-in-the-streets to keep us riled up and … Continue reading

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Resolution 2020: “Thank You.” (Yes, You)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On this third day of the blank slate called 2020, my mind still lingers on New Year’s resolutions. Just a bit, though. Because I am like a lot of people who, inspired by the dawn of a … Continue reading

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For 2020: “Sufficient unto the day is the good thereof”–?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila  Wait! What? Anybody familiar with the REAL Scripture (Matthew 6:34, KJV) I used for the title, knows I worded it wrong! The real version reads, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (emphasis added) The rest of the … Continue reading

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Regarding the Real Quid Pro Quo in Ukraine

From: One America News Network: “EXCLUSIVE: Watch the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in US history.  Travel with OAN’s Chanel Rion and Rudy Giuliani to Budapest and Kiev to capture explosive first-hand interviews with key Ukrainian officials highlighting DNC … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts–“From Russia with Hope: Christmas in July" (2012) and a Verse (2019)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This post first appeared as a “Christmas in July” feature in 2012. The short story “Christmas” by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov is a little literary gem that for me addresses the temptation to despair when grief overshadows … Continue reading

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