WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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Jesus said, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” - John 15:8 (NRSV) On the island of Trinidad where I grew up, some of the agricultural crops … more
Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. - Psalm 55:22 (KJV) As I was reading my Upper Room devotion one day, I ran across today’s … more
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. - Mark 11:24 (NIV) As my wife and I finished dinner one evening, we got a phone call … more
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more … 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
Moses told Joshua, “It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” - Deuteronomy 31:8 (NRSV) “I lost Pop!” my … more
The [disciples] were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” - Matthew 8:27 (NIV) When I was 10 years old, I went on my first plane ride and fell … more
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. - Matthew 6:34 (NIV) Once again, I felt paralyzed and completely helpless. As the darkness … more
You teach me the way of life. In your presence is total celebration. Beautiful things are always in your right hand. - Psalm 16:11 (CEB) In my yoga class we practice a self-hug technique: crossed … more
You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. - 1 Peter 2:9 … 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
Now if we are children, then we are heirs — heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. - Romans 8:17 (NIV) Nearly … more
Perfect love drives out fear. - 1 John 4:18 (NIV) Gerry climbed into the bed next to his dying wife and cradled her in his arms. Holding her weakened body he said, “Okay, Pastor, pray for us.” I … more
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. - 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) It had been two years since I’d heard the oncologist describe my … more
You [Lord] will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. - Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) One evening on my drive home from school, I encountered heavy traffic due to … 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 Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life. - Psalm 121:7 (NIV) When I was young, I often ran away. I thought you had to actually run to run away, so off I would go. I … more
Praise be to . . . the Father of compassion . . . who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. - 2 Corinthians … more
What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. - Micah 6:8 (NIV) I think often about the meaning of Micah 6:8. I love justice, but if justice … more
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will . . . being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. - … more
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