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Christmas Memories Re-Gifted

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Well, you know how it is: nostalgia decks the mind and the heart at Christmastime. We are as likely to be enchanted again with certain gifts of yore as with all that shines new before us. One … Continue reading

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Election 2016 Post Script–Peace in the Aftermath

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I was reading some responses to a blogger who asked her readers who they looked up to as “peace makers”. The blog also features several previous posts concerning the heavy emotional fallout from the results of our … Continue reading

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Thank You Veterans, and Let Me Say, Again…

It occurs to me that on this Veterans Day, a reprint of this post that focuses on one specific war might be in order but not just to emphasize my continuing gratitude to veterans I know, have known, and will … Continue reading

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So, What “Time” IS It Now, Post-Election 2016: the “Best” or the “Worst”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Many people in the, now, post-election 2016 United States believe that the “sleeping giant,” as it were, finally awakened to what it/they discerned was a nation taking a dangerous transformational path, and they voted in another point of … Continue reading

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Election 2016: On “Starving” Evil and “Arming Up” with Philippians 4:8

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Bible indicates there are various ways to effectively counter evil besides employing the usual weapons. For a few examples: by fasting and prayer (Mark 9:29), by rebuking Satan with the Word of God (Luke 4:1-13), and … Continue reading

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On Election 2016–Take Heart: the Truth Will (Is) Out.

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Although it can sometimes be very frustrating to abide by the rules, pray for one’s enemies, and wait for justice to finally come through (and abide, pray, and wait many will do, though it’s hard, because it’s … Continue reading

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The Believer’s Marching Orders: Winning the Mental, Spiritual, and Physical War

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In a nutshell, the marching orders: Behold, I send you forth as sheep (proboton: sheep as referring to mankind, who as needing salvation obey the injunctions of him who provides it and leads them to it; so … Continue reading

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