Author: Mary Wilkinson

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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Conflict in the Family of God

In my estimation, most sibling rivalry is over two things. One is the desire to have more attention from parents than your siblings do, and the other is the desire to have what someone else has. This turns into envy, jealousy, and a plethora of other destructive attitudes. Now if you have children, you may have observed this already and probably agree with me. Children are needy for our affection. They are impatient to get it and easily get their feelings hurt if they think one child is getting more attention than they are receiving. This can lead to...

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Where Do You Put Your Hope?

We live in a world where everything is in turmoil; nature, government, and our individual lives. My family just got back from a week at the ocean right after Hurricane Harvey and just before Hurricane Irma. There was turmoil all around us, people being evacuated in states nearby and yet we were at peace. We knew that no matter what happened to our world, God is greater still. No matter what happened in our government, God is greater still. And no matter what happened to us as individuals, God is greater still. In Him alone we have hope. Where...

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