Category Archives: Thanksgiving themed

Though Fragile in Years and Status, She Said Yes: a Meditation on Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and “Everybeliever”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the fullness of time, though fragile in years and status I understood the angel’s invitation and agreed to birth You among us… The devotional from which the excerpt, above, is drawn, linked here and reprinted in … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: A Timeless Thanksgiving Story–“The Travelers”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I first posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor six years ago. It continues to be my favorite Thanksgiving offering, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but also … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: “Where Were You?’ (2017) Featuring “O Magnum Mysterium”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approach, I will be featuring past posts that remind me look up, regard the “bigger picture,” reflect, resist (and take a breather from) all that would keep heads down, hearts angry, … Continue reading

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A Timeless Thanksgiving Story: “The Travelers”–Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Five years ago I posted this story written by my brother-in-law Gene Taylor. I re-posted it two years later. I think it’s time, again, not only because it is an ageless story of hope lost, then found, but … Continue reading

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Best of Holiday Posts: “Where Were You?’ (2017) Featuring “O Magnum Mysterium”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approach, I will be featuring past posts that remind me look up, regard the “bigger picture,” reflect, resist (and take a breather from) all that would keep heads down, hearts angry, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Story Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila RE-POSTED from November 17, 2013 because I love this story. May God bless you with new insights and reasons for thanksgiving this holiday. My brother-in-law recently shared this story. With his permission, I post it here. In … Continue reading

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The Travelers: A Thanksgiving Story

Phyllis Nissila My brother-in-law recently shared this story. With his permission, I post it here. In a world heavy with cynicism perhaps this will lighten your heart as it did mine, this Thanksgiving season. By Gene Taylor My mother, Rosemary, … Continue reading

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Spirit of His Spirit: a Woman’s/Believer’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila PROLOGUE When I left Roman Catholicism in the seventies I thought I had also left behind the notion of a spiritual hierarchy, the idea that there is more than one mediator, who is Jesus Christ, between God and … Continue reading

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