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On the Loneliness of The Remnant (Comfort and Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila A fellow blogger over at closingstages.net has posted two recent, eloquently written commentaries [1] on his feelings over leaving the institutional church, at least the institutional church that has shifted from, these are my words, the Rock of … Continue reading

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Sustainability–Here and Hereafter

Phyllis Nissila HERE “Sustainability,” as in environmental management, is The Cause of the day. We have mucked things up pretty good on our planetary home and it’s time to correct, if we can. On our campus, we’ve been “going green” … Continue reading

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Prophecy Puzzle Pieces: Moving Forward

For those with eyes to see, ears to hear, daily news to read, and a Bible to study (The books of Daniel and Revelation in particular), these are days of a remarkable confluence of events, patterns, cosmic phenomena, and geo-political … Continue reading

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On the Seventh Day… (Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila   “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Jesus).   Sometimes Jesus sought solitude to escape His enemies, sometimes to commune with His Father, sometimes to pray for strength, and sometimes to … Continue reading

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“Eye in the Sky” (Comfort)

Phyllis Nissila This photograph, often referred to as “The Eye of God” [1], brings to mind Psalm 32:8: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (KJV). … Continue reading

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On “Mental Hoarding” (Encouragement)

Phyllis Nissila Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue and if there be any … Continue reading

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On Shame and Redemption (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila SHAME His job was to find out what caused the major production error in the company’s overseas affiliate placed under his management. As he walked down the main factory corridor to meet with the local management team he … Continue reading

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On Witnessing to a Roman Catholic: an Explanation, a Story, and An Exposition

Phyllis Nissila On the hearts and minds of many former Catholics I know is a sense of compassion coupled with urgency to reach out to loved ones still involved in Roman Catholicism. This is a three-part offering that, I pray, … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 6 (Fear)

Phyllis Nissila (Put your seatbelt on, here. This ride is a little bumpy at first.) FEAR, B.C. According to my careful Roman Catholic upbringing, topic, “sin,” there are the seven deadlies to watch out for, the eight horribles, the nine … Continue reading

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On Opportunity, 2: Support/Fellowship Groups

Phyllis Nissila My support/fellowship group has been discussing the value of prayerfully and carefully chosen associations of like-minded, like-spirited people with whom one has the opportunity to safely learn and grow.

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