Monthly Archives: October 2012

Heaven’s Anthem (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila When it was time to teach my Citizenship class about our nation’s anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” I asked if anyone would like to sing their country’s anthem. Some students took me up on that invitation. Over time … Continue reading

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VOTE!

The site below features a list of very close elections around the world. I’ve linked it here to remind us all of the importance of our vote.  There are only a few days left until what could be the most … Continue reading

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A Thin Yellow Sky (Notes on Writing 1)

  Phyllis Nissila   UPDATE: I’VE CREATED A NEW BLOG JUST FOR WRITING PROMPTS. THIS POST APPEARS THERE WITH A NEW SLANT. I INVITE YOU TO HOP ON OVER AND READ IT AND A FEW OTHERS POSTED TODAY, AND TO … Continue reading

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On Free Will (3): Dead or Alive? (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila SHROUD OF TURIN   Man of the Cloth Infused On finest thread— Deity or deceiver? From time to time Some forensic pilgrim Probes microscopic remnants; Holding Hope like breath All strain to view The body: Is it the … Continue reading

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On Free Will (2): Love Calls

Phyllis Nissila DEFINITIONS As I noted in my previous post (On Free Will and Fault Lines), I believe the gift of free will to be one of the most potent witnesses of God’s love. The idea of truly unfettered choice … Continue reading

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On Free Will and Fault Lines (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila TWO FORCES  Traveling along Interstate 280, which borders the San Andreas Lake and Crystal Springs Reservoir in Northern California, one is struck by the drastic difference in the topography of the two shores. On the west the land … Continue reading

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Deleting Extraneous Noise (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila My sister’s friend is an editor for television and motion pictures. He deletes extraneous noise from soundtracks. A lot of the editing he does is due to actor-generated sounds which are “catchy.” When one actor clears his/her throat, … Continue reading

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