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On the “Human Cube” and Other Walls

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Human Cube A friend and I were walking back from a popular coffee spot in the middle of a part of the city where gentrification has transformed old Victorians into new chi-chi restaurants and former warehouses … Continue reading

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No Rapture on 9/23/17? But Prophesy is Both Signs AND Time (Consider: the Metonic Cycle)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (commentary) Claire Beveridge Gumbs (prophecy charts) In the fullness of time… If you were perhaps thinking that on September 23, 2017 the Rapture was supposed to occur, as some thought, but now it’s the 24th or later, … Continue reading

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Best. Ever. Inspirational (Commencement) Speech, Given by Denzel Washington

I have sat through many “staff and faculty in-service” motivational presentations (speeches, slide shows, etc.) before the start of fall term at my college. However, this is the first time I have posted anything from the experience. I share this … Continue reading

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Let HIM Love You…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing  (Jesus,  quoted in Matthew 23:37 NIV).     Loving Him I was … Continue reading

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PRAYERS, PLEASE, FOR FL WOMAN STUCK IN THE PATH OF IRMA…

Prayers, please, for this friend of a friend. Not everyone is able to leave FL in advance of the storm, and there are likely thousands like her in their own predicaments. She emailed this, this morning:

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On Spiritual Blackmail: Guess the Perp (Hint: Archetypal, Hate-Filled, and Brilliant)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila So if the Son sets you free,* you will be free** indeed (John 8:36 NIV). BLACKMAIL The legal definition of “blackmail” is, “The crime involving a threat for purposes of compelling a person to do an act against … Continue reading

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