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 on the the fact that the Devil is a created being but God is the Creator, so who’s smarter?

I also choose God because it’s easy to conclude that if the Devil (or you pick your own evil entity), whose objectives are to steal, kill, and destroy, gains foothold in people, especially people who lust for power, one is hard pressed to remember a time now or ever when evil’s minions suddenly decide they’ve stolen enough stuff, killed enough people, and destroyed enough property.

“Go back to normal, folks,” they would say, if they did, ever. “We’ve raped, pillaged, and burned enough, now. We got everything we want.”

Know what I mean? Continue reading

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Guest Feature: “I Blockchain, Therefore I Am” (by Paige Donner) and “On God’s Blockchain: Getting to #Truth” (redux)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

I Blockchain…

Today’s guest feature “I Blockchain, Therefor I Am” by Paige Donner for American Thinker is an excellent primer for anyone interested in the potential for computer technology called blockchain to become (or to continue to be) a vehicle to spread propaganda, re-write history, and lie.

Talk about the ghost in the machine!

To my topic today, here’s the  takeaway: Continue reading

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“Standing on the threshold,” Guest Feature by Colin Markham

Fellow blogger Colin Markham from Kent, England, is featured in today’s post, below. Colin blogs at Fellowship of St. Peter – Christian spirituality and fellowship.

We have just finished a whirlwind of a year, 2020, where we could hardly catch our breath to process the immediate crisis, of many, let alone reflect on the bigger picture.

And yet, at this transition to the next year, usually a time, as Colin notes, to “meditate, to recollect, to gather our thoughts in the light of life and eternity” we are still called to do so lest we neglect the value and richness of spiritual enlightenment and renewal.

Take a minute.

Savor.

Here’s a little visual inspiration to go with, from Colin’s neck of the global woods: Continue reading

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Deliverance from Evil Then and for the U.S. Today: On Abigail, Sun Tzu, and The Believer’s Field Manual

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

As always, there is precedent in the biblical narratives for the myriad ways God delivers his people from evil. Here is one such story, that of the biblical Abigail, that comes to mind just now for days such as this in the U.S. when–at the moment–every effort by good people to counter the forces of evil seems to fail. 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 instant, when things get the darkest and scariest, when it seems to many that all is lost.

Then, fortunately, BOOM. Something BIG happens, figuratively and/or literally speaking.

Or even something “small,” as in the real story behind the holiday we just celebrated, Christmas, where a helpless baby born in a hay-strewn, smelly animal shelter far away from the comforts of home turned out to be the One Who could, in the fullness of time, be THE One to topple the entire kingdom of deception and injustice. For good.

I mean, who knew?

Except, of course, the prophets. Continue reading

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Remnant (A Poem for Our Time and the Time to Come)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (Proverbs 25:2)

So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.                                                                                  (Romans 11:5)

REMNANT

Light is brightest in the night,

treasures are hid in the day.

Epiphanies herald in smallest spaces,

truth, in nature’s array.

 

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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 role? Continue reading

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Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us… (Ephesians 1:4) 

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16)

And the Word was made flesh… (John 1:14)

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“But Will More Americans Learn…?” Part 2: An Interview with L. Lin Wood

The video interview below seems a fitting follow-up to what the eye-witnesses in the previous post warn Americans about concerning the devastation caused when Marxists takeover nations–because they see the markers of it happening here in the United States.

The speaker in this video, Attorney L. Lin Wood, who is on a legal team investigating the irregularities in our recent election, gives us similar warnings but also some hope even at this late date.

If the video is censored, search for “This Country’s Fabric Is Being Torn Apart–Exclusive Interview with L. Lin Wood/ Crossroads, Epoch Times” Continue reading

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But Will More Americans Learn? The World Warns and Hopes

Below, in my view, are perhaps three of the most important presentations we can learn from at this critical juncture in America’s history when Marxists, Socialists, and other totalitarian ideologues, proselytize openly.

Some even hold office.

Many Americans have already recognized the dangers and resist this brave new American world, but will those remaining learn in time?

Perhaps the following eye-witnesses to what happens to nations that succumb to Marxists et al–and how they now endanger the United States–will help educate.

Consider… Continue reading

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