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Part 3: Verses for July–On “Weeding”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 From Parts 1 and 2: July Verses In July, we wait, water, weed, and watch

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Part 2: Verses for July–On “Watering”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 In Part 1 of this series, I offered a metaphor, copied below (“July Verses”), comparing the season of waiting for the harvest to spiritual “waiting” after prayers have been planted, as … Continue reading

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More on the Critical Spiritual Gift for Our Time: Discernment–Amid Snakes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As promised in my previous post, about, among other things, (metaphorical) snakes (as in, evil entities) and how they can deceive us (thus, we need to exercise discernment at all times), I am copy/posting another “old” essay, … Continue reading

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Critical Spiritual Gift for Our Time: Discernment–Amid Snakes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard… (Matthew 10:16-17, NIV). Since I wrote originally on a related topic, “Weapons of Our Warfare, … Continue reading

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On the Wisdom of When to Speak and When Not to Speak

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words (Proverbs 23:9, NIV). In my ongoing quest to share with you, reader, what I have gleaned from a long-term close study of God’s Word as well … Continue reading

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4 Practical + Spiritual Warfare Strategies for Today from the Book of Nehemiah

Phyllis  Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Old-Testament-era prophet Nehemiah, who was commissioned to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, employed several practical  strategies to deal with his enemies. Since there is “nothing new under the sun,” I believe his adversaries represent types … Continue reading

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On Swords of Truth and Narratives of Survival–for Every Era–from Solzhenitsyn, Tennyson, and the Holy Spirit (Revisited)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The pen is mightier than the sword.   -Edward Bulwer-Lytton Sozhenitsyn: The question in my discussion group examining the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan  Denisovich by twentieth-century author, activist, and gulag survivor Alexander Solzhenitsyn, centered … Continue reading

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Tired of Bad News Lacking Solutions? 5 Ways to Stay On the High Road Amid Today’s Turmoil

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Everywhere one turns these days for (real) news and (objective) analysis more and more of the tactics of totalitarianism and on a global scale are being exposed. Anybody paying attention gets it, already! It’s time to know … Continue reading

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Post Script: on the Childbirth/End Times Prophecy Analogy–Are We Due?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila If there were a post script for my series on the childbirth analogy Jesus used to help explain  prophetic events of the end times, I would put it like this: once the baby has emerged into his … Continue reading

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Sometimes…It’s Just…the Music…”Peace”

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