Tag Archives: Psalm

Mercy for the Merciful (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila “The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed: It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest. It … Continue reading

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The God Pod (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila NOWHERE TO HIDE? Remember HAL? The computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey that displayed the technological quantum leap to artificial intelligence—with attitude? Remember the following exchange? On receiving ship’s captain Dave’s request to open the pod bay doors … Continue reading

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Proverbs Chapter 5 (With a Little Help from Psalm 119): On the Seduction of False Religion (Commentary)

Phyllis Nissila Proverbs chapter 5 is commonly taught as a warning for men to resist seductive women. But the verses as metaphor serve also as a warning for all believers to resist (seductive) false religion. Consider: THE BAD NEWS The … Continue reading

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