WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. - Psalm 34:8 (NIV) When I asked about the growing popularity of gator-tail cuisine, people often said, “It … 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
Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” - Genesis 21:6 (NIV) One Sunday morning I noticed many solemn faces in my congregation. I … more
The LORD said, “I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent of meeting.” - Numbers 8:19 (NIV) For a couple of years, I co-taught a preschool class … more
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. - Luke 6:28 (CEB) Years ago I worked with individuals who had suffered traumatic brain injuries. Most of my clients were people who had … 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
Be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. — Psalm 27:14 (NIV) Despite living a tumultuous life, King David did not waver when it came to his hope in the righteousness of God. He … more
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! - Psalm 27:14 (NRSV) David, the presumed author of Psalm 27, had adversaries intent on taking his life; yet he … more
David wrote, “God, . . . earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, . . . . On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you … 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
Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. - Hebrews … more
During those days [Jesus] went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. - Luke 6:12 (NRSV) The red light at the intersection seemed to take forever. I sat in my car, … more
Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. “ - John 13:34 (NRSV) My daughter and granddaughter met … more
God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NRSV) I often serve my … more
Let us . . . make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. - Romans 14:19 (NIV) One Sunday morning after worship I overheard a brief conversation between two parishioners. … 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
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:44-45 (NRSV) One day, my young daughter came home from school and told me, … more
Continue to live your lives in [Christ Jesus], rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. - Colossians 2:6-7 (NRSV) My daily walk … more
The LORD says, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” — Isaiah 55:9 (NIV) Getting things done gives me … more
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice. - Isaiah 42:3 (NIV) Early civilizations developed methods to transform … more
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