WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. - Psalm 103:8 (NIV) As a schoolteacher, I learn a lot as I try to impart knowledge and sound moral training to my young … more
When they hurled their insults at [Christ], he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. - 1 Peter 2:23 (NIV) Recently I left a … more
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him — these are the things God has revealed to us by his … more
Happy are those who take refuge in [the Lord]. - Psalm 34:8 (NRSV) Many years ago, after a walk in the park, my children and I were heading home. Unexpectedly, my younger daughter tore her hand from … more
Jesus prayed, “My prayer is not for [those you gave me] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” - John 17:20 (NIV) At our wedding reception, a friend of my … more
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) I have a tiny woodworking shop in the basement of my house, and I love … more
You will seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search after him with all your heart and soul. - Deuteronomy 4:29 (NRSV) After my heart transplant, I began taking time to slow down and … more
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) One morning on my walk … more
When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” - Judges 6:12 (NIV) Mighty warrior. What a strange greeting! The title didn’t seem to fit Gideon … more
Trust in [God] at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. - Psalm 62:8 (NIV) My wife and I have two large dogs that sleep at the foot of our bed. Twice a week, … more
The seventh time [Elijah’s servant] said, “Look, a little cloud no bigger than a person’s hand is rising out of the sea.” - 1 Kings 18:44 (NRSV) Three years ago, I was diagnosed with … more
If we have been united with [Christ] in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. - Romans 6:5 (NIV) Our entire community was shocked when three local … more
As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. - Galatians 6:10 (NIV) While eating lunch at an airport, I noticed a young soldier a … more
Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. - James 1:19-20 (NIV) Every day when I turn on … more
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? - Numbers 23:19 (NIV) The printer for our … more
Though [the Lord] brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. - Lamentations 3:32 (NIV) My friend has sent me greeting cards for the past 30 years. She doesn’t send just … more
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:3-4 (NIV) My busy life came to a halt … more
Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. - Matthew 6:33 (NRSV) It can be easy to prioritize many things over God: our families, … more
Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to … more
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. - Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV) When I was a young girl, my grandmother kept a … more
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