WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. - 1 Chronicles 16:8 (NRSV) As a public-utility worker for many years, I went out on service calls — often … more
Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you. - Matthew 5:42 (CEB) One day as I was leaving the grocery store, a man recognized me from my teaching days. He … more
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. - Mark 9:43 (NIV) There are over 60 languages spoken in my neighborhood, making it one of the most diverse communities in the world. But the beauty of … more
Carry each other’s burdens. - Galatians 6:2 (CEB) I have never understood why people suffer or prayers seem to go unanswered, and I probably never will. I do, however, find comfort in knowing … 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
Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.” - Acts 10:34-35 (NIV) … more
The psalmist wrote, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” - Psalm 51:10 (NRSV) I conducted the Christmas morning service at a country church in … more
My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. - Isaiah 55:8 (NRSV) I tend to be a slow learner, and I also tend to think that I know what’s best. As a teenager, … more
Jesus replied [to Andrew and Philip], “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many … more
Jesus said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.” - Matthew 18:20 (CEB) As Americans living in Bangladesh, my husband and I longed to be with other … more
Paul wrote, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV) One … more
[Jesus] said to [his disciples], “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come.” - Luke 11:2 (NRSV) My daughter Alexis is an active three-year-old who loves to … more
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. - Psalm 32:8 (NIV) I received a degree in education in 2014. After graduation, I packed my … more
We are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. - 2 Corinthians 2:15 (NIV) I used to work at a local mission. Some of my most vivid memories … more
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. - Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) A few months ago I flew in a small plane. As the plane moved down the runway and began … 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
Brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. - 1 Thessalonians 4:1 … more
You are not your own; you were bought at a price. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) The wind was brisk as we stood huddled and cold on the town steps one evening in April. We were thankful we had … more
Thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. - 2 Corinthians 2:14 (NRSV) As I was working … more
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13 (KJV) For many months, my six children and I were homeless and living in our rundown car. We got most of our food out of … more
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