WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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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
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
[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
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
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
The psalmist wrote, “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” - Psalm 23:1 (NRSV) I received an unexpected phone call telling me that my dad had passed away after suffering with … more
Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33 (NIV) My life was in shambles. Working three jobs, I still couldn’t … more
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. - 1 John 5:14 (NIV) For years my daughter Deanna has suffered from frequent, severe … 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
Do not be anxious about anything. — Philippians 4:6 (NIV) I sat on my sofa reading. My left hand was gently stroking the fur of my 9-year-old pet rabbit, Alice. Suddenly, she sat upright, her … more
Brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to keep living the way you already are and even do better. — 1 Thessalonians 4:1 (CEB) The Cávado River is a small river … more
Paul wrote, “My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19 (CEB) I once received some luxurious skin products … more
All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees. — Psalm 25:10 (NRSV) I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided to … more
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” - John 10:14 (NRSV) Once when I was out walking after a heavy thunderstorm, I saw some sheep desperate to get away … more
May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely. — 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NRSV) My husband and I decided to buy a charming home built in 1911. Leaded-glass windows, built-in cabinets, a … more
The psalmist wrote, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings … more
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. - Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV) At age 16, when I joined a six-week bicycle trip through … more
Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women. - Ephesians 6:7 (NRSV) In my late twenties, a few years after I had committed my life to Christ, I was working as a computer … more
The psalmist wrote, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” — Psalm 73:26 (NIV) I watched my mother’s independence fade … more
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