Monthly Archives: December 2014

On Good Cops, Gifts, and Big Hearts

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila My sister and I and my teen-aged niece had the joy of helping out at a local, annual, “Shop with a Cop” event.

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On Self Efficacy, Spiritual Efficacy, and Another Danger of “Male Headship”

Phyllis Nissila SPIRITUAL SELF-EFFICACY? Self efficacy, or, “the extent or strength of one’s belief in one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals,” [1] is a key element of success in “the natural,” as it were. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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To Those Who Think We’re “Stupid”…

Phyllis Nissila To those… Who think we’re stupid,

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From Russia with Hope: “Christmas”…Re-Gifted

Phyllis Nissila Below, is an updated re-post of my July 19, 2012 commentary originally entitled “From Russia with Hope: Christmas in July” featuring a timeless story of hope birthed (even) in tragedy, a theme exquisitely packaged, I think, in the … Continue reading

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