Category Archives: spiritual transformation

(Part 1) A Call to Restoration (Especially in the Heat of the Fray)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.  He restores my soul… (Psalm 23:1-3, Berean Study Bible) It occurs to me it’s time … Continue reading

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On the “Spiritual Occupy Movement” and Hearing God

Phyllis  Beveridge Nissila I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. (John 17:15-16, Berean Study Bible) And he called his ten servants, and delivered … Continue reading

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Is It Time to Make Sure Our (Spiritual) “Oil Lamps” Are Full? Why and How

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Spiritual Oil Lamps?” I refer to the term as it is used to suggest spiritual truths in “The Parable of the Ten Virgins” (Matthew 25: 1-13, NIV): “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten … Continue reading

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When Frustration Peaks: “Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Verses 9-10,” Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have been offering encouragement lately to hopefully help allay some frustration and anger amid this, the middle of an unprecedented time in history where, on all fronts–and at the speed of (insert current number here: 5? … Continue reading

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When They Hate You…and You Are Tempted to Respond in Kind: A Testimony and…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …A Follow-up to the Previous Post on Overcoming and Rising Above “Critical Mass” Frustration In my search for ways to encourage all of us in these very trying times, I remembered the following true story of a … Continue reading

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On the Difference Between “Behavior” Faith and “Born Again” Faith

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith…(Hebrews 12:2, NASB) There Are Two Kinds of Faith? Wait, what? How can you separate having faith and acting on it?

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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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Key Prophecy of 70 A.D. Overlooked? In Christ, the New Temple. GUEST FEATURE

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Fellow blogger Colin Markham, at Fellowship of St. Peter , recently posted an essay on the destruction of the Temple that occurred in 70 A.D. He draws the analogy of the Temple’s demise with the establishment of the … Continue reading

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On the “High Art” of Our Personal “Hero’s Quest” in Christ

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The “High Art” of Our “Personal Hero’s Quest in Christ?” The discussion in my class last night on the general theme of “Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story” (class #4–“The Hard Work of Having a Hero: Models … Continue reading

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Sometimes…It’s Just…the Music…”Peace”

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