Category Archives: spiritual transformation

How to Boost Your Immunities…Part 28–Be of Tempered, Sober, Renewed Mind

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access entire series here.   I ended my previous post with this encouragement: Carry on with tempered mind, calmed emotions, and focused spirit. This morning, after some time in prayer and meditation, I remembered this Scripture: Be … Continue reading

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On the New Normal versus God’s Normal

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On the New Normal One is beginning to hear the expression “new normal” more and more with regard to all the changes recommended or mandated concerning how we go about (or not) our everyday business as the … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Open Ministry versus Mankind’s Secret Knowledge (Featuring a Powerful Analogy from Helen Keller’s Life Story)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Jesus’ Open Ministry Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. (John 18:20, … Continue reading

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The Silver Lining of the Quarantine’s Effect on the Church–and Maybe Just in Time

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast… (Isaiah 26:20) The Bad News

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How to Boost Your Immunities, 2020 Edition, Part 11–Centering in Place

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access all articles in this series here And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose (Philippians 3:14, NIV). Centered: “emotionally stable … Continue reading

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How to Boost Your Immunities, 2020 Edition, Part 6–Spiritual Immunity (DIY Retreat Part 2)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1–On Hearing Part 2–On Discerning Part 3–Perspectives from the Trenches  Part 4–Forewarned is Forearmed Part 5–DIY Retreat Part 7–Humor Part 8–Strategies Part 9–A Blessed Mindset This post is a follow-up to the previous post on boosting … Continue reading

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HIS Utmost for MY Highest: Reflections on Grace versus Works and Oswald Chambers’ Holiness Devotionals

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been reading through some of Oswald Chambers‘ devotionals in his famous work My Utmost for His Highest (you might have noticed that my title plays on his). But my title plays on Chambers’ for a significant … 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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When God Pleads With Us

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Oswald Chambers wrote,” Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings*.” It is in a devotional on the theme of hearing God’s call to ministry. We can best hear … Continue reading

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“But Why NOT A God?”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But Why NOT A God? I was lisening to a radio talk show interview of a guy who is brilliant by any calculation, a modern day Renaissance Man. He achieved a PhD in Philosophy and an MD … Continue reading

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