Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005


To introduce myself: I am seventy-eight years old. I have been a Christian for fifty-eight of them. The first nine years of my life were in the US Navy, three of them at the US Naval Academy, and six of them on, or next to, the Pacific Ocean, four of the six in the Western Pacific. In 1952 I married Bessie Dodds in Yokohama, Japan. She was a Canadian missionary to Japan and Head Mistress of a women's bible college in Yokohama.

We have four children: Douglas, Evan, Heather, and Gordon. We have fifteen grandchildren, one of whom is in Heaven, and nine great-grandchildren and expecting the tenth. To my knowledge, all our descendants are walking in the light. However, some are still in infancy.

There will be several posts weekly on Roots By The River, most of which are for believers, but some will be on the gospel for unbelievers. You are free to pass them on. Most of the posts will be short and therefore strong, but maybe not always comprehensive. Feel free to leave a comment or question. Just click on the "comments" button at the bottom of each post. Keep checking in!

In the Lord Jesus Christ,

Jim Wilson

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (King James Version)

7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her ROOTS BY THE RIVER, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.


Johnny! said...

Great...another Wilson blog for me to read!
Very edifying and inspiring reading, sir. Thank you for doing this.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to you, too, Mr. Wilson! I can tell "Roots by the River" is going to be a wonderful addition to the blogging world.

One of my elders is the Johnny Appleseed of "How to Be Free from Bitterness." He buys copies in bulk and gives them away like Halloween candy. I was the victi...er...grateful recipient of his generosity a few months ago, and have been blessed through it. It looks like I'll find more such blessings here -- well-aimed darts that accurately, if painfully, pinpoint the heart issues that need working on. Thanks!

~Valerie (Kyriosity)

Charlie said...

Glad to see Roots by the River return!

I am in hopes that I am timely in asking for a clarification on the message intended in your Welcome photograph.

Before a Gnostic-like heretical movement confuses any who would follow The Way, please confirm that the "516" behind you in the photo (since it has no book reference) must refer to Matthew 5:16. As much as any might hope for it to refer to Genesis 5:16, it seems reasonable that the first book of the New Testament may be assumed the obvious reference intended.

Grace and peace to you!