Category Archives: salvation by grace

On AI 3D Power Versus REAL Power: Hint–It’s in the Spirit Not the Computer

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In the way of righteousness  (ethics, justice, merit) there is life; along that path is immortality. (Proverbs 12:28) ON AI 3D In  a previous post I briefly discussed the newest-generation (as far as we know, anyway) of Artificial Intelligence: AI 3D, as it’s … Continue reading

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Bonded to Him or Just Attached?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Relationship experts suggest that people who may have difficulty sustaining the kind of in-depth relationship they may desire deep-down tend to only attach to others in relationships. They have difficulty bonding.

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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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How to Know if You Are a “Wise” or “Foolish” “Virgin”–On The Matthew 25: 1-13 Parable

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila (Sound of suspense): One of the nagging questions on the minds if not the lips of a lot of believers these days is: Am I “in” or am I “out”?–when it comes to the parable of the … 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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Is It REALLY “God Talking” or Commanding? Three Ways To Know–and What Jesus Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila SHORT ANSWER Note–the 3 verses below are taken from the Interlinear Bible, thus, the unfamiliar syntax  and (lack of) punctuation. For three there are bearing testimony in heaven the Father the Word and the Holy Spirit and … Continue reading

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