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God is in the Details–They Also Serve Who Mine the Data. Guest feature: Interview with Digital Warrior Seth Keshel

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila God is in the Details There’s an old English expression: “The Devil is in the details.” It also goes, conversely, like this: “God is in the details.” I choose God. As a believer, my observation is based … Continue reading

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For 2021: On Timing, Patterns, and Occupying (Part 1)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila See entire series here Timing Anyone who tracks the way truth and justice ultimately win, whether now or later, notes that timing is a critical element. Unfortunately, however, it always seems success/deliverance/salvation come at the very last … Continue reading

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A Christian’s Perspective in Light of Civil Unrest

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This question came up in my fellowship group recently: If there is civil unrest ahead as a result (either way) of the finalization of the election in the United States, what do you see as your Christian … Continue reading

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The Gift of Snow

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at … Continue reading

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Still. In the Moment. God. (Even in 2020)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila UPDATE December, 2020 This post, first offered in the summer of 2016, is a reminder again today to trust God when it seems the (political) Kraken, “battened” (fattened)  sufficiently on power and greed, has finally surfaced for … Continue reading

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The Words That Remain

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. ~ William Carlos Williams, excerpt from “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower“   The Frustration

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On War, Grief and the Loss of Trust, and “Support Staff… (Redux 2014)”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction Somebody in his or her corner of the world clicked on one of my posts from 2014 on the theme of our value as “support staff” in conflict, whether our role in that is big or … Continue reading

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Reminder to the West (Guest Feature: “Looking to Solzhenitsyn for clues about the present”)

American Thinker, 11/16/2020 Looking to Solzhenitsyn for clues about the present By Will Stoutamire

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Not THAT “Meek”–Encouragement from Psalm 37, verse 11

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (emphasis added) At least in the English language, when most of us read the word “meek” we tend to think of … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES: When It Feels Like the Wheels of Justice Grind a Little TOO Slowly–Encouragement from Psalm 37, Introduction and Verses 1-2

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila INTRODUCTION What I offer today is a new series on the verses of Psalm 37 similar to the free booklet on the verses of Psalm 91 (accessible here). Whereas Psalm 91 seems to help in the immediate … Continue reading

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