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On Tending Truth and Wrangling Weeds

Phyllis Nissila It’s that time of the year in my hemisphere to clean up the yard, to remove the detritus of seasons past as terra firma warms and flora resumes. It’s time to clear out the old and opportunistic and … Continue reading

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Afraid to Pray for Patience? Don’t Be!

Phyllis Nissila Woke up this morning with an exciting new challenge on my mind, one that requires a bit of courage. Even though the outcome, whichever way it goes, will be very good, thoughts around the particulars of this challenge … Continue reading

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On God Theories and Free Will

I recently listened to an interview with noted astrophysicist Bernard Haisch, author of the book The God Theory wherein he proposes a new answer to two old questions: why and how did everything come into being? From his background in … Continue reading

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How Did Jesus Treat Women?

I am re-posting a recent blog article written by Shirley Taylor at “bWe Baptist Women for Equality’s Blog,” found here: https://bwebaptistwomenforequality.wordpress.com/ Shirley’ promotional material notes that she “writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 10 (Called to Peace)

To the post script of my series on “Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival”* a commenter responded by acknowledging his own realization of the sometimes call to silence which prompted this next post in my series on leaving … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 5, Post Script

Post Script: lastly, in this series on the difference between the harmful “silent treatment” and appropriate (emotional) “survival treatment,” this reminder and direction from the book of Ecclesiastes: (There is) “a time to be silent and a time to speak,” (3:7). … Continue reading

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Is it The Silent Treatment or Emotional Survival? Part 4, Medium Chill and Gray Rock

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