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On the State of Political Rage, Part 5: On the Reptilian Brain, the Reprobate Brain, and the Holy Spirit Brain

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 4: When the Rage Becomes the Message–Remain Calm and Carry On

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless. ― Lauren Oliver Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you … Continue reading

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The Power of God’s Word versus the Powers of the Hegelian Dialectic and Synchronized Brainwaves. What?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (Mark 4:24 KJV). Hear, as in “to … Continue reading

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What They Told Him in Hell

Once in a while, I come across a testimony of God’s saving grace that strikes a cord…reminds me of somebody, something, or some time. This is one of those testimonies. May God bless all who view this with His hope, … Continue reading

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When Peace is Threatened by Toxic People, Environments, and Ideologies

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have an ongoing interest in the topic of stress as exhibited by the “fight or flight” reaction in our nervous system and mind, and how it affects everything: relationships, families, neighborhoods, and nations.

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A Day WITH Immigrants: Two Students and a Teacher Discuss the OTHER Critical Issue

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Last Friday, in between lessons in an Effective Learning class I teach at a local community college, two of my students and I noticed there were quite a few people absent. Maybe some are getting a head … Continue reading

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On Receiving God’s Blessings: Religion versus Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I just heard a preacher say that if you cannot receive the love of God you cannot receive His blessings. (It reminded me of the religion of my youth: do this to get that.) I stopped listening. For … Continue reading

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