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“Live Not By Lies, A Manual for Christian Dissidents” (Book Review)–on “Soft Totalitarianism,” Testimonies and Words to the Wise from Then for Today (Redux)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Look how far the world has spiralled down in just one year. Has hard totalitarianism begun?-pbn *** Originally posted 10/10/20 There always is this fallacious belief: “It would not be the same here; here such things are … Continue reading

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When Fear is Weaponized, “Possess Your Soul” with This TwoThousand Year-Old Reminder (Guest Video)

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be … Continue reading

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On Faith in Mankind, Hope in Willful Ignorance, or Confidence in God’s Love

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila FIRST, ON THE SECOND GREATEST GIFT: FREEDOM OF CHOICE As I keep thinking about a previous post, I feel as if it isn’t quite finished, that it needs a part 2, because everything about faith, hope, and … Continue reading

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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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On Building Faith by “Retreating” to Your “Joshua Altars” in the Day of Discouragement

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Discouragement: To deprive of courage or confidence, disheartened, to hinder by disfavoring, to dissuade or attempt to dissuade from doing something (excerpted from Mirriam-Webster Online). “Joshua Altars”: places or situations in your life where God answered your … 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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“Deception Tactics” or “Truth Tactics”? (You Really Want to Be on the Right Side)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I included a footnote in a previous post that goes like this: Quick reference for how to tell real good from real evil in this topsy-turvy world: EVIL lusts after beauty, bucks, brawn, and power, people be damned. GOOD produces “love, joy, peace, patience, … Continue reading

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Shut Down the Grid? No Worries! This is a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to “Open Up God”–And None Too Soon

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila There are prophets on both sides, i.e., good and evil. So when it’s time to get a heads-up on what’s going down next, one just has to figure out where to get the info. And, of course, … Continue reading

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On Dealing With Grief in the Time of Revolution

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Wars and Totalitarians and Wobbly Science, Oh My! What with wars and rumors of wars, drought, fires, totalitarians running amok, wobbly science, the resurgence of racism against yet another skin color, black-bloc-ians devolving further into their destructive … Continue reading

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On “Pre-TRIB Safety Tips”and Keeping Your Eyes on the Road

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …that is to say, “Pre-TRIP safety tips.” I was driving into town on the south stretch of the lane bordered by tired fences keeping a few goats and a couple of horses in their lanes, and just … Continue reading

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