Category Archives: spiritual survival

On Rumination: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Ruminate: “To reflect deeply on a subject.” (freedictionary.com)

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On wordfare, Word-fare, and truth that sets you free

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 31 …Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32, NIV, emphasis added) wordfare Wordfare is a form of asymmetric (irregular) … Continue reading

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God’s Love Is As the Air We Breathe

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila While I was researching, pondering, and crafting my “grace versus works” essay, a scrap of advice I read on some online relationship recovery forum directed to a woman experiencing an uncustomary glitch in her relationship with her … Continue reading

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Letters to The Remnant, 11: Guest Feature–“Rules for Remnant Survival: How to Survive These Last Days”

Today’s guest feature comes from Jan Markel’s Olive Tree Ministries that includes weekly broadcasts, articles, newsletters, and the largest annual fall prophecy conference in the United States held in Markell’s home state of Minnesota. I’ve included an excerpt from her … Continue reading

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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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