Not Much Time Left to “Be About the Father’s Business”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Perhaps you’ve been tracking the Zuckerberg Congressional testimony. If not, here is just one good summary a believer might be very interested in featuring, among other issues (such as the company’s alliance with Cambridge Analytica to “assist” both the 2012 Obama campaign and the 2016 Trump campaign), the tech billionaire’s timeline for using AI to monitor/eradicate “hate speech” (Zuckerberg gives it just a few years). Continue reading

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Dealing With (Political and Other) Narcissists With Insights from David Johnston’s “Second Mile Principle”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

In some of my recent posts I have been offering my perspective on the state of “lethal rage,” you might put it, that I have observed in the behaviors and vitriol from some the extremist ends of the political spectrum. Continue reading

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Spirit-Lifting Flash Mob Amid Fearful Trash Mobs…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

You may have already had the pleasure of viewing the musical “flash mob” in a London supermarket, linked below, where shoppers and workers alike performed an operatic selection.

I thought that in the midst of all the murderous “trash mobs” currently making news on the other side of the pond, and elsewhere, this presentation from a few years ago might lift the spirit. Continue reading

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Words of Prophecy for 2018, Part 3: On Spiritual Warfare, Sun-tzu, and Resisting the “Race to the Bottom of the Brain”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Introduction to this series from Part 1: “Bringing Prodigals Home”

Part 2: “Focus, Fill, and Fight”

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

There has been a lot of good information and commentary  over time on the specific nature of the (spiritual) “weapons of our warfare” and the designs of Satan since pen was first put to papyrus on the matter way back in B.C., the same warfare that is also encapsulated here, in A.D.

But what I offer in this post is specific to what seems rampant in the world of late that I call  the “trifecta of evil”: mockery+contempt=the New (lethal) Rage: Continue reading

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Condemnation or Compassion? Lessons from the Emmaus Road (From a Teacher’s Heart)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

This is a re-blog from 2015 that returns to my heart today, Easter Sunday, 2018. The message is timeless.

THE GAPS

Walk_to_EmmausNow that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Continue reading

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On “God’s Blockchain”: Getting to #Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

“Blockchain”?

The (relatively) new term on the block, so to speak, from the world of computer technology, is “blockchain”. From Fortune.com, here is a simplified explanation: “This coding breakthrough—which consists of concatenated [linked] blocks of transactions—allows competitors to share a digital ledger across a network of computers without need for a central authority. No single party has the power to tamper with the records: the math keeps everyone honest.”

The technology is used famously, just now, in digital currency such as bitcoin. Of course, as with all technological advances, there are things to work out. And a few controversies. Continue reading

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When Satire is Reality: Yesterday’s Discovery–Another Way to Chip Away at Freedom of Speech?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

This is not an advertisement per se for a movie called “I Can Only Imagine,” which is a Christian testimony based on the song by Bart Millard, although the film comes well recommended.

Rather, this post is a timely addendum to how freedom of speech might slowly be curtailed by the powers that be, curiously, in a vaguely similar fashion to what happened in the fictional town of Nollop in Mark Dunn’s  satire Ella Minnow Pea about which I recently blogged. The examples excerpted below are similar to his story in that letters make up words and there are those who don’t like certain words. They want to get rid of them, you might deduce… Continue reading

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