Category Archives: spiritual transformation

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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On God’s Embroidery Versus Evil’s Void

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In this era of panic politics, when certain ideologues want to push and shove the rest of us this way and that, rather, I should say,  this way or that, so that all thinking is reduced to … Continue reading

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A 3 Part Spiritual Survival Guide for 2019 Featuring “The Law of Holes”; “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose”; and “Tight Focus and Mindful Efforts”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I’m not one to make “New Year’s resolutions,” which I realize is a kind of resolution in itself, but this year seems different. If ever there were a time to, ah, break my resolution to not make resolutions, … Continue reading

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On God’s Equal Parts Judgement and Love in This “End Times” Age

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing (Matthew … Continue reading

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Is It God’s Word, or Some Other god’s words? On Interpretation and a (Literary) Plan

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Tricks of the Interpretive Trade–From the Lit Teacher (it’s summer…I get poetic in the summer…) There are many approaches to interpreting and studying the Bible, a discipline known as hermeneutics. As a lover of “close reading” for … Continue reading

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On Desperately Seeking the REAL Jesus–You Are Not Alone

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Do any of the believers quoted below sound familiar? Maybe they’re you (excerpts taken from 5 years ago in the comment section of a video of a sermon by A.W. Tozer entitled “Holy Spirit: Why Some Can’t … Continue reading

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They Might Take Your Voice But the Song Crescendos

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I came across this song, today, while looking for another (as so often happens, right?). It prompted a tie-in to all of what I and my guest writers and others have written, lately, on false religions, cults, … Continue reading

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