WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every … more
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. - 1 John 4:18 (NRSV) When I was a child my family did not attend church regularly. My primary exposure to preaching was through radio … more
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will … more
Cast all your anxiety on [God], because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7 (NRSV) As a minister, I recently received an appointment to a new congregation. I was packing and waiting for the big change … more
[Jesus] said to [Peter], “Follow me.” - John 21:19 (NRSV) In today’s reading we find Jesus talking to Peter after Peter has denied him. Jesus tries to help him focus on his own … more
The LORD said, “My word . . . that goeth forth out of my mouth . . . shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please.” - Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) My friend Robin was … more
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits. - Psalm 103:1-2 (NRSV) One morning I heard a song that … more
Through [his son] God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross. - Colossians 1:20 (NRSV) Years ago, my husband … more
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) I have been … more
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 (NIV) Both our home and the church where my wife … more
[Job] said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” - Job 1:21 (NRSV) The … more
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” - Hebrews 13:5 (NIV) As I drove cautiously up my long driveway, I saw a thin red fox sitting in the brush and watching … more
The LORD says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” - Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV) I raise guineas, chicken-sized fowl that are fairly common on farms in the southern United States. Like … more
The LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. - Deuteronomy 31:8 (KJV) International migration is on … more
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” - John 14:27 (NIV) Throughout … more
[Jesus] cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of … more
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13 (KJV) “Christ gives us power to persevere.” These words have been written on the chalkboard in my … more
The LORD said to [Moses], “Who gave human beings their mouths? . . . Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” - Exodus 4:11-12 (NIV) Ever … more
Because [Jesus] himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. - Hebrews 2:18 (NIV) When I was young and did something I shouldn’t have, I knew I was … more
Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” - John 12:24 (NIV) Driving through a lush, … more
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