Category Archives: Devotionals

On the Nabokov “Christmas” Story. In July. Again…

I have decided to offer my post based on the Vladimir Nabokov short story “Christmas” (which I have featured, now, three times since 2012 for various reasons) as an annual “Christmas in July” tradition. It epitomizes to me the ever-present … Continue reading

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“Always Learning But Never Able…” Thoughts on 2 Timothy 3:7 and Aging (Prankster) Idols

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila …always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth… (2 Timothy 3:7). His Stack of Books I live in a lush ¬†valley of the Pacific Northwest where not too far from here several … Continue reading

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On Abigail and Submission: The Much Greater Significance of Her Story–Gender Notwithstanding

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It is no secret on my blog or among the people with whom I fellowship that when the topic of biblical heroes comes up, mine is Abigail, of 1 Samuel 25 fame. I have written about her … Continue reading

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When Peace is Threatened by Toxic People, Environments, and Ideologies

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I have an ongoing interest in the topic of stress as exhibited by the “fight or flight” reaction in our nervous system and mind, and how it affects everything: relationships, families, neighborhoods, and nations.

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On Receiving God’s Blessings: Religion versus Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I just heard a preacher say that if you cannot receive the love of God you cannot receive His blessings. (It reminded me of the religion of my youth: do this¬†to get that.) I stopped listening. For … Continue reading

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On Personal Spiritual Revival: How, Here, Now!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila INTRODUCTION The hue and cry of many believers today is for revival so that Christians wake up from the many Gospels-du-jour that seem to have reduced the Word of God in many places to one or more … Continue reading

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On A Worldwide “One-By-One Revival” Before Jesus’ Return–Two Prophetic Dreams

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila DREAM ONE My sister’s hairdresser shared this dream with her a few days ago. There was an earthquake, she said, and she came upon many dead bodies laying in a field. As she got closer, however, she … Continue reading

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