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A Timeless Thanksgiving Story: “The Travelers”–Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Five years ago I posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor. I re-posted it two years later. I think it’s time, again, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but … Continue reading

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On the Consequences of Elections, Rightness, and Righteousness

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Elections have consequences.” We hear this statement from both/all sides. We view its impact through history and in today’s headlines. Those on the “winning side” smile, claiming to be the right choice for all; those on the … Continue reading

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“A Season of Man-Hating,” by Cindy Burrell @Hurtbylove.com

My good friend, author* Cindy Burrell, who blogs at Hurtbylove.com, has just posted what I consider to be an important and overlooked aspect of men/women relationships in this era of, as she puts it, “man-hating”. Her much-needed message is this: … Continue reading

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On Jesus’ End Times Childbirth Analogy: When the Water Breaks–Three Views

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila All these things are the beginning of birth pains (Matthew 24:8, NIV). A Natural View As I keep meditating on Jesus’ use of pregnancy and childbirth to help believers understand the chronology of the “end of the age” … Continue reading

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Free Speech Redux: “When Words Become Crimes: A Novel Idea on the Hidden Danger of PC Speech”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Seems this post is timely, again.  

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NEW SERIES: On John 16:13 and What He Said Today–Introduction and Sample

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth…           (John 16:13, NIV) Truth? But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, … Continue reading

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A Little Autumn Tree Music

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD…* A Little Autumn Tree Music When I look at photographs of deciduous trees in Autumn embroidering the landscape in their translucent yellows, burnished reds, … Continue reading

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Are We At the “Prequel” to Jesus’ Childbirth Analogy? Is It A Time of “Spiritual Decathexing”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.  -Jesus (Matthew 24:8, NASB) Decathexis is “the process of dis-investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea.” Or perhaps a previous way … Continue reading

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On How to Foretell Certain Changes, Temporal and Spiritual–Featuring Also the Metonic Cycle (Redux)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Temporal, Tell-Tale Signs One of my favorite poets is Ted Kooser who hails from the U.S. Midwest, as do I, although I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life. Kooser’s poetry … Continue reading

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On Prayer (Maybe Not What You’ve Been Thinking)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Prayer: “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with an object of worship, typically a deity, through deliberate communication. Prayer can take a variety of forms, it can be part of a set liturgy or ritual, it can be performed alone, or in groups. Prayer … Continue reading

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