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More on the Critical Spiritual Gift for Our Time: Discernment–Amid Snakes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As promised in my previous post, about, among other things, (metaphorical) snakes (as in, evil entities) and how they can deceive us (thus, we need to exercise discernment at all times), I am copy/posting another “old” essay, … Continue reading

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Critical Spiritual Gift for Our Time: Discernment–Amid Snakes

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard… (Matthew 10:16-17, NIV). Since I wrote originally on a related topic, “Weapons of Our Warfare, … Continue reading

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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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Russian Collusion déjà vu? Redux: “How to Overcome Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) Perpetrated Against US”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE June 2019 Russian Collusion déjà vu? This week in the United States we are experiencing a return, as it were, to the hoped-for-but-failed “scene of the (not) crime of a ‘Trump Russian Collusion’” that was a … Continue reading

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PART 2: “…Practical + Spiritual Warfare Strategies for Today…” Beware Phase 1–the Ridicule

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1 First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  Mahatma Gandhi In Part 1, linked above, I outlined 4 key warfare strategies from the Book of Nehemiah in … Continue reading

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4 Practical + Spiritual Warfare Strategies for Today from the Book of Nehemiah

Phyllis  Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Old-Testament-era prophet Nehemiah, who was commissioned to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, employed several practical  strategies to deal with his enemies. Since there is “nothing new under the sun,” I believe his adversaries represent types … Continue reading

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Outing the Radical Left’s (Literal) Playbook–and What a Person Can Do

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 2 Part 3 Truth Will Out If there is a saying that seems particularly apropos when it comes to the state of politics in the United States these days, it is this: the truth will eventually … Continue reading

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On Swords of Truth and Narratives of Survival–for Every Era–from Solzhenitsyn, Tennyson, and the Holy Spirit (Revisited)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The pen is mightier than the sword.   -Edward Bulwer-Lytton Sozhenitsyn: The question in my discussion group examining the novel One Day in the Life of Ivan  Denisovich by twentieth-century author, activist, and gulag survivor Alexander Solzhenitsyn, centered … Continue reading

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Tired of Bad News Lacking Solutions? 5 Ways to Stay On the High Road Amid Today’s Turmoil

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Everywhere one turns these days for (real) news and (objective) analysis more and more of the tactics of totalitarianism and on a global scale are being exposed. Anybody paying attention gets it, already! It’s time to know … Continue reading

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Extremists, Falling Skies, Revolutions, and Resistance

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila With the extreme left, these days, it seems that whatever the topic being discussed, there are only two views allowed: good or bad, us or them, saviors or Nazis, perfect and fart-free weather or climate catastrophe dooming … Continue reading

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