Category Archives: spiritual transformation

On “The Worried Well,” Religion, and the Cure

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I got to thinking about how the medical expression “the worried well” also works in the religious realm. “The Worried Well”? From dictionary.com, this term means “…the people who do not need medical treatment, but who visit … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas (2.0)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am still thinking about my recent poem “Yet He Said Yes” wherein, for one thing, I wanted to express how Jesus Christ, through Whom all things were made, even crafted for Himself a body in which … Continue reading

Posted in Christian poetry, Christmas themed, Commentaries, most recent posts, salvation by grace, spiritual transformation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Commentaries, end times news, end times spiritual survival, most recent posts, ON THE STATE OF POLITICAL RAGE, spiritual survival, spiritual transformation, survival tools | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

(Don’t) Wait for It… On Time, Free Will, and Patience

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Time One day each of us will dwell in a kingdom where terms like “past,”present,” “future”–even “one day”–will be moot; where the exoskeleton of time will have fallen away; existence will be the realm of “now” and … Continue reading

Posted in Devotionals, encouragement in hard times, free will, most recent posts, On Free Will, spiritual transformation | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

On Who Fills the Void/the Rainbow Maker

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. (Proverbs 27:20, ESV) I was thinking about a conversation in the movie based on the book Girl with a Pearl Earring about the life … Continue reading

Posted in Christian poetry, Devotionals, most recent posts, poetry, salvation by grace, spiritual transformation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in End Times Childbirth Analogy, end times news, most recent posts, prophecy, spiritual transformation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Baptism in the Holy Spirit, devotionals and commentaries featuring technology, encouragement in hard times, end times spiritual survival, free downloads, most recent posts, prophecy, spiritual survival, spiritual transformation, survival tools | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Devotionals, most recent posts, spiritual transformation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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,

Posted in Devotionals, devotionals and commentaries featuring technology, most recent posts, salvation by grace, spiritual transformation | Tagged , | 2 Comments