Category Archives: encouragement in hard times

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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Prophecy Patterns, Part 8 of 8: the Metonic Cycle, Shortness of Time, and Jesus’ Peace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila part 1   part 2    part 3    part 4    Addendum    part 5    part 6    part 7 My sister and researcher Claire Gumbs offers another Biblical prophecy pattern concerning time in the … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 3: “Headline Stress Disorder”–What They Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila WHAT THE THERAPIST SAID Therapist Steven Stosny, Ph.D. has come up with a new category of the kind of rage of which I recently wrote in parts one and two of this series. Stosny calls it, “Headline … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 2: Mind Control a Factor–Then and Now?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE RAGE–THEN AND NOW In my previous post I touched on the growing concerns many people have about the state of intense rage demonstrated just now by some who are opposed to the recent election in the … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage: A Tri-Part Battle; Nevertheless, Hope

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE RAGE Are you beginning to think that the current state of rage on the part of the far left in the United States is unprecedented–and very disturbing? If so, you join a growing number of people … Continue reading

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On Self-Help Lists, GOD-Help Lists, and How I Succeeded Despite Math

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For those who are reading this for the “How I Succeeded Despite Math” part, skip to “Real Life Math Story,” below.  ON SELF-HELP LISTS Recently, I viewed a number of  good “self-help” videos on strategies to overcome … 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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