Will Love, Goodwill, and Tolerance Change Terrorists? Yes and No.

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila


“Yes,” if the terrorists decide to change. However, it’s not easy, depending upon the length of time and the intensity of their indoctrination into terrorism (and from what age). Continue reading

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In 42 days, anti-Trump devotees plan on protesting him and his administration in as many cities as they find a venue. Read about it here.

Judging by the chaos that has occurred at such events in recent months (spurred on largely by the so-called “black bloc” of outside agitators who have co-opted such “protests” and turned them into occasion of violence and vandalism), this is a call out for prayer warriors to cover the events beforehand and during. Attend the actual events at your own risk, but certainly operate in discernment and dissociate from all violence. Continue reading

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On the Hive Mind, TFY, 3D AI, and the Mind of Christ

Phyllis  Beveridge Nissila

Before my niece, who is a very thoughtful young woman, entered her freshman year in college, I seized a moment at a family gathering to offer her a piece of advice I had been saving for her.

Not that she needed it, having been thoughtfully raised by my sister. But because I, too, frequent the halls of higher learning–as an instructor–I wanted her to have just one more bit of survival gear to take to campus should she ever find herself feeling nudged toward some hive-mind of thinking about which she might have some misgivings.

So I told her, simply, “Think for Yourself–TFY.” 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 pop icons of the fifties and sixties  long ago established a loosely formed community. You sometimes see various surviving members out and about, the vestiges of age, drugs, and hedonism now etched on their appearance. 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 ten virgins, that is. You know, in Jesus’ story of the ten maidens awaiting the arrival of the bridegroom for his bride, of whom only 5 (the ones prepared with enough oil in their lamps to light the way) get to go in to the wedding feast leaving the remaining 5, the unprepared, outside…

…in the cold.

Rather, in the heat…

of impending judgement…

on all the earth…

(Or so say prophecy scholars in the context in which Jesus was speaking–giving details about the signs of His coming and of the end of the age [Matthew 24:3]).

That’s one of the Big Questions we need to know the answer to right now, don’t you think, as not only the acrid winds of planetary-scale mayhem waft closer but also the end of the so-called Church Age prophecies converge at an alarming rate?

But  an equally important question, I believe, is: Continue reading

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Recognizing and Resisting Global (Asymmetric) Psychopathy: Red Flags and Four Strategies

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila


In two prior posts here and here I commented on spiritual asymmetric warfare and the original psychopath (read: Satan) behind the global ones running amok on terra firma. I highlighted our weapons as believers “in the spirit” as exemplified by Jesus in the desert when Satan wielded his best ordnance against the Word of God in the flesh Who nevertheless made swift work of him via the Word of God in the text.

TODAY ON THE BLOG… 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 specifically here and in other contexts in my devotionals and commentaries as well. Continue reading

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