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The Trouble with the World (a reflection on Job 12:7-10)

The Trouble with the World The trouble with the world is A or Z Black or White Sharp or dull Us or them.   Meanwhile, In the shadows, Suspicion murmers with Suggestion, Subtlety and nuance Starve for air.   Mockingbirds … Continue reading

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On Light and Darkness in Today’s War of Good versus Evil (with 2 Guest Features by Colin Markham)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Some friends of mine and I have been discussing why it is so important to keep the engine of creation humming in art, music, literature, crafts, the trades, and all other works of mankind that lighten the … Continue reading

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At the Crux of Jesus’ Plan (Guest Features: Pastor Ron Meyers, Reba Rambo)

At the crux sum and substance long and short central t’all Jesus Christ at the cross Him crucified for our redemption always His plan that we can come just as we are– that I can come just as I am … Continue reading

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A Little Christmas Present of Encouragements for Christmas, Present

Click on the title to open the e-chapbook. For the Workers Late in the Fields          Poems of Encouragement for Such a Time as This              

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On the Virus That Is Not Science…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila One of the politicians proclaiming the glories of a certain medical product and protocol has now gone religious, it seems, passing along prophecies and platitudes from her god. In a way she’s right, though. But where the … Continue reading

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The Story About the “Six-Cow Bride” and the Other One About the Bride of Christ

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE “SIX-COW BRIDE” There once was a girl of marriageable age who was rather plain, to be honest. Now, in her land, the value of a prospective wife was determined in part by the number of cows … Continue reading

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On the Marble Lot (Memorial Day 2021)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila ON THE MARBLE LOT It is not the land you left, that’s for sure, nor the one you longed  to come back to,

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His Yoke (poem)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   His Yoke Some say we bend the neck to the yoke of Christ, but I think He bends to us.

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How Shall We Now Live, 6: Keep the End in Mind (and be encouraged) Redux

Access all previous posts in this series here. Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It occurs to me, just one and one-half years from the original post, below, we can use the reminder therein many times more so today given the rate of … Continue reading

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How Shall We Now Live, 1: Lift Him Up and They Will Come (poem)

How Shall We Now Live, 2 Choose This Day (5 verses and a chorus) How Shall We Now Live, 3: Knowing Our Season How Shall We Now Live, 4: Carpe Logos (Redux+) How Shall We Now Live, 5: Prophets, Prophets, … Continue reading

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