Category Archives: Devotionals

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┬áto 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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Believer: Have YOU been “Commissioned to Minister” Yet?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Short answer: yes, from the get-go. That is to say, if you are a born-again believer, the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, has already “officiated,” so to speak, at your commissioning, or will, for all those … Continue reading

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On Virtue (and Righteousness) “Signalling”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila ON VIRTUE SIGNALLING There’s a new meme floating around the ether: “virtue signalling,” i.e., actions that signal to observers (or readers, as virtue signals are mostly “likes” or approving “tweets” on social media) that the person affirming … Continue reading

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