Category Archives: spiritual survival

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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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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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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Hope “In the Days of Noah” No Matter the Situation in the House–or the Senate

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tucked in-between all the (increasing) political hoopla and (decreasing) hope concerning what has been transpiring in Washington D.C. of late regarding the “impeachment hearings” and Senate trial to follow, one little-discussed factor is coming more and more … Continue reading

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First Church of the CRT (Critical Race Theory)?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila When words abound, transgression is inevitable….  (Proverbs 10:19, NET Bible) Critical Race Theory? According to a speaker I heard recently on Jan Markel’s radio program at Olive Tree Ministries, a concept called Critical Race Theory is very popular … Continue reading

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Minding Mercy in an Age of Rage

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Minding Mercy He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8, NIV) In … Continue reading

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Beware the Borderlands (and Some Counter Intel)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8, NIV) Borderland: “territory at or near a border…a vague intermediate state of region; the borderland between fantasy and reality.” (Mirriam-Webster)     Beware the Borderlands … Continue reading

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Sufficient for the Day and the Fray (Courtesy of the Way–Truth and Life)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Consider the pair of contrasts below. On dealing with trouble:

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“Baptism in the Holy Spirit 2/7/16”: Prophecy Patterns Re-Posted for 2019–#4 of 8

This next “prophecy chart,” #4 of (now) 9 total, developed by Claire Gumbs, features Scriptural background for a spiritual phenomenon called “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”. See below* for other postings on this important topic. Although it may seem a … Continue reading

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On God’s Gold versus Fools’ Gold

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus replied. “I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. (John 18:20, NIV) In contrast to Jesus’ full disclosure … Continue reading

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