Category Archives: poetry

Occupying, Part 6: Here, There, and Everywhere (on Where)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Entire series here The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8) … Continue reading

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It’s Always The Day To Choose (a poem of invitation)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It’s Always The Day To Choose It’s always the day to choose to recognize Whom or who, the One t0 seed, to bud and bloom, the other to spoil the fruit.  

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Remnant (A Poem for Our Time and the Time to Come)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2) So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.      … Continue reading

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That First Noel

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   In the completeness  of time (just in time) He came one night squalling, hungry, swaddled, cradled– and they wondered who they held.

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The Gift of Snow

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at … Continue reading

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Another Christmas re-gift: Once Again to Nabokov

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 2020 This post first appeared back in 2012, and has been featured several times since, each time for a new reason in an old story of evil versus good, fear versus hope, bondage versus freedom, despair versus … Continue reading

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Still. In the Moment. God. (Even in 2020)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE December, 2020 This post, first offered in the summer of 2016, is a reminder again today to trust God when it seems the (political) Kraken, “battened” (fattened)  sufficiently on power and greed, has finally surfaced for … Continue reading

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To the Manor Born Again (an Advent Poem)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9) To the Manor … 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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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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