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On Spending Time with God—It’s All Good

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Ever feel guilty when you hear somebody preaching about how Christians don’t spend enough time communing with God and we should? And Guilt Descends… Well, I used to react that way, too. And then I took this … Continue reading

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“As Labor Pains on a Pregnant Woman”: “Has the (Prophetic) Baby Dropped?”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Scripture uses the metaphor of the last stages of pregnancy to illustrate how things will be when we are close to the Lord’s return. This verse is often cited: For you know very well that the day … Continue reading

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GIG or GOD? An Invitation

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila You may have heard of GIG (Global Information Network) by now, i.e., the latest in global data networking [1]. In non-geek speak, the GIG is a top shelf bucket of information technology (IT) designed to collect, store, … Continue reading

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On The SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: To What Peril, Now, US?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This commentary is not for anyone looking to hop on an emotional roller coaster over the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the legality of same-sex marriage. Rather, it is a call to look at a much bigger … Continue reading

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On Discerning Your “Spiritual Gut,” Part 4: How to Hear that “Still, Small Voice” in the Midst of the Ruckus

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12 NIV). Sometimes we discern God’s directives in earthquakes and fires as referenced … Continue reading

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UPDATE:On Discerning Your “Spiritual Gut,” Part 3–Reminders

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Early the next day): a reader with a particular set of skills reminds us of the wisdom of “hiding in plain sight,” while another reminds us of “keeping our spiritual bags packed.” More on Discerning Your “Spiritual … Continue reading

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On Discerning Your “Spiritual Gut,” Part 3: AI Has Nothing on IXOYE– Read On

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit (John 3:8). … Continue reading

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