Author: Mary Wilkinson

The Best Book I Ever Read

I was 19 years old before I read the Bible. My friend suggested I start with the book of John in the New Testament.  I read the book of John and became convinced that my sins sent Jesus to the cross, and that He wanted to not only forgive me, but be the Lord and Savior of my life. I told my friend my discovery and asked her how someone was “born again” as I had read in the book of John. She led me to faith in Christ and my longing to read the Bible was on fire!...

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A Mother’s Legacy

The greatest mothers are the ones who care about the whole family. My mother had 13 children in 15 years. She gave birth to 13 individual, unique, and talented children while helping her husband in his recovery from alcoholism. She was the hub of our home. Everyone shared their troubles and victories with Mom. Mom shared them with Dad. After we left home, if we wanted to know the health of a brother or sister, we asked Mom. She knew everything about every child, his or her spouse, and her grandchildren. She was also the keeper of the extended...

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When Peace is Missing

Isaiah 48:22 (NIV) “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.” As Christians, we understand that verse in Isaiah, having come from wicked lives ourselves before Jesus saved us. Our lives lacked peace and so much more. But now that we have come to Jesus, and have His Holy Spirit living inside of us, shouldn’t we always have that peace? Romans 15:13 (NIV) “ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” We should...

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For the Love of Family

God created the family with Adam and Eve. He said it was good! I still think family is good! Every single family is different and each of them is flawed. When Adam and Eve decided to disobey their Heavenly Father, their sin affected us all. It would be wonderful if every mother was a loving one and every father was the spiritual head of the home leading his children to Christ. Unfortunately that is seldom the case in our world today. Where are the Cleavers today? When I was a child, the most idealistic family on TV was June...

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Faith Through the Eyes of a Child

Last Christmas, I set up a wooden Nativity set in my dining room on a short bench, so my young grandchildren could move the pieces around and learn the Christmas story at the same time. One of my granddaughters was four years old at the time, and she loved to change the positions of the figures. Of course, Jesus was always in the middle with Mary and Joseph nearby. The Shepherds and the Wise Men could be on the opposite ends and the animals in the stable somewhere. There were lots of ways to arrange it. After one of...

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