Category Archives: spiritual transformation

The Jesus Christ Effect versus the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV) On the Dunning-Kruger Effect The Dunning-Kruger Effect refers to contrasting biases people … Continue reading

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Are We at the Prophetic “Thinning Stage”? More on Jesus’ End Times Childbirth Analogy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila All posts in this series available here. My sister shared what we think is another important aspect of Jesus’ end times childbirth analogy. This phase of labor and delivery–occuring very close to the baby’s birth–has to do … Continue reading

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“Baptism in the Holy Spirit 2/7/16”: Prophecy Patterns Re-Posted for 2019–#4 of 8

This next “prophecy chart,” #4 of (now) 9 total, developed by Claire Gumbs, features Scriptural background for a spiritual phenomenon called “Baptism of the Holy Spirit”. See below* for other postings on this important topic. Although it may seem a … Continue reading

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On the Other Kind of “Prayer Plant”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have a maranta leuconeura gracing my kitchen counter, commonly known as a “prayer plant” because it “folds up” its oblong-shaped leaves at night somewhat resembling hands closed in prayer. Besides being hardy

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God’s Kintsugi (On Restoring You and Me)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Kintsugi, or “golden joinery,” is the 500-year-old Japanese craft of restoring broken cups, saucers, and bowls “with a lacquer that is mixed with gold, silver, or platinum.” (source) The craft is not merely for upcycling, however,

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On Your Exponential Ministry. Yes, Yours.

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I keep hearing about an imminent spiritual revival involving millions of people coming to the Lord. A preacher I was listenining to yesterday suggested the number would actually number in the billions. There are several hypotheses afloat … Continue reading

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Prophet or Pollyanna? (Is There Really a Future and a Hope?)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. (Proverbs 29:18, ESV)   Who?

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On Geomagnetic and Spiritual Reversals

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Fascinating… I’ve written prior on a geological phenomenon called “mass wasting“, i.e., the constantly shifting, heaving, nudging, and fissuring of the earth beneath our feet causing both subtle and seismic movements in the crust that keep us … Continue reading

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On Our GFF

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “When we consider the blessings of God — the gifts that add beauty and joy to our lives, that enable us to keep going through stretches of boredom and even suffering —  friendship is very near the top.” Donald W. … Continue reading

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Part 8: “Then they came (for my ancestors)”–Searching for the Mame-Loshn* in the Promised Land and in the Borderlands

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila *”Mother tongue” (Yiddish) The Mame-Loshn  When we recently found out that ancestors on both sides of our family were Jewish (Ashkenazi), one side of the family by DNA tests and documents, the other, by oral history, it … Continue reading

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