Monthly Archives: October 2013

Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Verse 3, and Share Your Story

Phyllis Nissila What He Says “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.” My friend Paula told me this story about her uncle, known in her extended family as “Crazy Uncle,” until, that is, … Continue reading

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Psalm 91 in the Midst of the Fray: Preface, Verses 1-2, and Share Your Story

Phyllis Nissila PREFACE I woke up yesterday morning and turned on the news to this: “And we have no idea as of yet,” the nuclear energy expert said, her voice tense, “the full impact and far-reaching damage of the Fukushima … Continue reading

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RX for Spiritual Angst (Encouragement/Inspirational)

Phyllis Nissila “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” [1] I’ve been meditating on kindness also known as grace, forgiveness, compassion, … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord’s Provision (Inspiration/Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila WHAT IS COMING ON THE EARTH Late one evening my sister Barb (whose pictures will grace the “header” from time to time) and I were discussing the topic on many people’s minds these days: preparedness. As a general … Continue reading

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On Christian Male Headship: Is There a Better Way?

Phyllis Nissila I was listening to a couple who subscribe to a particular brand of Christian male headship. The husband spent several minutes justifying his (superior) decision-making position in the family and with his wife, in particular. Both agreed that … Continue reading

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The Glow: A Story and Encouragement for You in Hard Times

Phyllis Nissila Here is a story that, I hope, comforts you who may be in the midst of trauma or sorrow right now. It’s about the constant and sufficient love of God that works its way gently and powerfully from … Continue reading

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On Spiritual “Prepping” (Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila ALL THE BAD NEWS WHAT DID JESUS DO? SPIRITUAL PREPPING AS IN THE DAYS OF NEHEMIAH WORDS OF COMFORT AND HOPE   ALL THE BAD NEWS My Bible study group is studying prophecy. We recently discussed how extraordinarily … Continue reading

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