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Revitalize your church · 3M ago

New Blog

I started a new blog and have been posting at markowilson.com.  Come over for a visit!
Revitalize your church · 5M ago

Shepherds and Wise Men Both Made it to Bethlehem

Some people come to Jesus like the shepherds.Out in the fields, minding their own business -- and kablammo!Something big happens!Angels show up!  a huge angel choir!  Glory to God in the hig...
Revitalize your church · 5M ago

Great Computer Cookies

Here's a treasure trove of cookie recipes just in time for Christmas.  Click on the cookie's name, and presto -- you'll get the recipe! This is for all the folks who complain about "cookies"...
Revitalize your church · 6M ago

Move That Mountain!

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." -- Matthew 17...
Revitalize your church · 7M ago

Election Advice from John Wesley

From Wesley's journal:  October 3, 1774: I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and  advised them: 1) To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged mo...
Revitalize your church · 7M ago

The Failure of Short Term Optimism

On September 6, 1965, Admiral James Stockdale’s A-4 Skyhawk was shot down over Viet Nam. The injured Stockdale found himself captured and imprisoned in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”, where he ...
Revitalize your church · 7M ago

The Measure of Character

Character matters -- and the way we treat and speak about others is character's best measurement.  Civility, unfortunately, is becoming an increasingly rare virtue in our society.  The divis...
Revitalize your church · 7M ago

What Did You Mean By That?

 "Half the harm that is done in the world," said poet, T.S. Eliot,"is done  by people who want to feel important. They do not mean to harm. There  are absorbed in the endless struggle to thi...
Revitalize your church · 8M ago

The Surprising Seed of Heaven

 Poem by Mark Wilson  Photo by Hannah Wilson  Faith, the seed of heaven planted by surprise in earthen soil.  The barren ground reluctantly invites, mostly disdains  this small possibility o...
Revitalize your church · 8M ago

Financial Struggles Help Us Grow

Everyone deals with financial setbacks from time to time.  Money doesn't buy happiness - -but the lack of it can sure bring a lot of stress.  My father, talking about the lean years of the G...