ABOUT THE BLOG
In the tradition of women who publish the Good News (Psalm 68:11; John 20:16-17, and many more) I offer commentaries, articles, features, and the occasional piece “just for grins.” I value your visit to my blog, and I pray you are encouraged, informed, and/or inspired by the words herein. I welcome your comments.
ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Phyllis (Beveridge) Nissila became a Christian in November, 1973. She hasn’t looked back since. She believes in, adheres to, and writes with regard to the core tenets of Christianity:
• God is a trinity of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
• He was born of a virgin.
• He died for our sins.
• He rose again to life and sits at the right hand of God.
• He sent the Holy Spirit, Who glorifies Him, to lead and guide His Church.
• He is coming back again.
• “Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, KJV)
• Biblical inerrancy, in context
Phyllis is a free-lance and sometimes contracted writer. Her articles, features, devotionals, public relations pieces, commentaries, editorials, and regular newspaper (humor) columns have appeared in local, national, and international markets over the past thirty years. She is the author of Sentence CPR, Breathing Life Into Sentences That Might As Well Be Pushing Up Daisies, 2010, Cottonwood Press/Prufrock Press and How to Learn Like a Pro! , an open source textbook for college level effective learning/study skills courses. She sells individual humor-based language arts lesson plans, geared for grades 7-adult, on TeachersPayTeachers.com, and she has written many devotionals over the years for Standard Publishing’s devotionals publication, Cook Communications’ The Quiet Hour, and for Warner Press. Her inspirational articles and features have appeared in numerous Christian markets including Our Family, Virtue, Live, Herald of Holiness, Sunday Digest, and others.
Phyllis has taught for over thirty years. She began her career in the field of special education. She has taught high school language arts, writing, study skills, and literature including Advanced Placement Literature, and A.P. Composition. She is currently a community college instructor in the Pacific Northwest where she teaches writing, effective learning, and college and career preparatory classes.
In the early eighties Phyllis worked for a ministry that focused on counseling people out of cults and the occult (Christian Orientation, Research and Evangelism). In her role as all-purpose office assistant, keeper of the files, and newsletter writer she became familiar with the encroachment of such groups in the church. She has maintained an interest in this topic ever since and from time to time writes about various aspects of the phenomenal increase in this activity in the church today. She also worked for an international adoption agency for several years.
I hold a BA in Management of Human Resources from George Fox University and an MA in Humanities from California State University. However, as useful as the letters are and as much as I gleaned from the coursework (and numerous additional courses and credits in the field of education and educational psychology including several courses toward a PhD in Education) I have found that my best source of guidance, knowledge, and wisdom is God’s Word. And it is available right now, free for the asking, to all who seek Him, no matter the age or any other status.
See how it can change your life today, too.