Articles by Woody Wilder

Woody Wilder

Child of the King. Appalachia Expat. Went pro in something other than sports, kind of. Always choose joy.


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Who Told You It’s Not Enough?

One morning about two weeks ago I read across a particular part of King David’s life. It’s a story I knew about, but that particular morning it stood out and it’s been in my mind ever since. I’m convinced that when a specific verse from the Word God stays in your spirit, in your mind,…

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In the Storm of Life

Last night I couldn’t sleep. Mind racing. Worries heavy. No shame. No regret. Just doubts. Worries. “What ifs.” Honestly, on the verge of tears. Wishing that if only I could fall asleep, everything would be okay in the morning. Key word there, “wishing.” Not praying. Earlier in the day, the pastor at church had even…

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Putting Away Pride

“When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.” –Proverbs 11:2 Whenever we take pride in ourselves, our works, and act like we were the source of all our success, we end up in shame when we fail. We, our human selves, will always fail like clockwork. When we edify ourselves through…

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A Different Deliverance

“Then David said, ‘Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?’ And the Lord said, ‘They will deliver you.’ So David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed…And David stayed in strongholds in the wilderness, and remained.” -1 Samuel 23:12-14 Sometimes our deliverance comes in the…

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Not Just Another Book

So often we read the Bible as just another book on our shelf. I’m guilty. You’re guilty. We see the stories of God’s power and deliverance for His people. We read of the miracles of Christ, His death and His resurrection, and the promises He makes to us that will last through eternity. We even know the words…

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Kingdom Catalyst

“You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and his hair must never be cut. For he will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. He will begin to rescue Israel from the Philistines.” –Judges 13:5 This is the beginning of the story of  Sampson. “He will BEGIN to rescue Israel…” says the…

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