By Donna Jackson on May 21, 2019
My 12-year-old grandson Camden’s greatest vocational desire these days is to become a sports journalist. He’s developed his own sports blog, so I asked him if he’d like to guest blog for me sometime. He took me up on my offer, and in true ESPN style featured a sports figure in his message about following […]
By Donna Jackson on May 14, 2019
Depression is spiritual warfare at its ugliest, but it doesn’t have to define anyone. All of us could use a little undressing by God. All of us have layers of coping mechanisms the Holy Spirit is more than capable of cutting away. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a lake full of God’s tender children swimming and splashing with dragon skins of depression, doubt, fear, and anxiety lying all around?
By Donna Jackson on May 7, 2019
Most times, sisters are born to the same parents. Sometimes, they are blended into the same family. But on special occasions, God puts two girls together as friends who grow into becoming sisters for a lifetime. Kim King is that kind of sister to me. The transformation God has done in her life has blessed […]
By Donna Jackson on April 23, 2019
Before leaving for Ireland I’d been focused on Solomon’s admonition in Proverbs 4:23, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” It was that “guard your heart” part that struck a nerve. Whenever I feel pressure in my spirit, I know I’m supposed to let it linger until I see what […]
By Donna Jackson on April 10, 2019
I can’t wait to be back with you Tuesday morning! Here’s a visual taste of what’s to come! Until then, may the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be at your back, and may God hold you in the palm of His hand!
By Donna Jackson on March 26, 2019
More than thirty years ago, I met a young, red-faced girl in tears from the trauma she had just experienced. My heart immediately went out to her as I held her close and wiped her tears. I wasn’t so sure I knew enough to help her through the tough times, but I so looked forward […]
By Donna Jackson on March 19, 2019
I’ve been praying that our fresh look at Paul and Timothy’s friendship would strengthen our desire to become better friends. Like Paul, who understood the brevity of his life on earth, we also understand that our days are numbered, and if we want to make a difference here, we have to get a move on! […]
By Donna Jackson on March 12, 2019
Are you the kind of friend who can be counted on when your friend’s life turns sideways? Do you have friends who used to burn brightly, but a tidal wave of circumstances has reduced their flame to a flicker? Maybe it’s your flame that’s been doused. Do you need some reminding? If so, let me be your friend for a moment.
By Donna Jackson on March 5, 2019
I blew it with a friend several days ago. I know better than to speak when I’m tired, or frustrated, or heaven forbid, both! But I did it anyway. I was not kind. She knew she’d done nothing to provoke such a response, so my words pierced her heart. Finally realizing how much I hurt […]
By Donna Jackson on February 26, 2019
Anxiety churns deep within the body in an unexplainable way. Rising emotional temperatures cause stomachs to bubble – not with excitement, but with angst. Tension travels through various passageways making it hard to breathe. It finds a resting place in the heart and hunkers down for a day, a week, a month, or two. One […]
By Donna Jackson on February 19, 2019
In my life’s photo album, the word inexpressible lies pasted just above many snapshots containing emotions too strong to be described in words. A few are too hurtful to attach words, but most are inexpressibly joyful. Here are some examples you might relate to: Only someone who has finally gotten the job she’s spent a lifetime […]
By Donna Jackson on February 12, 2019
Freedom for the Good Little Church Girl was conceived when an unidentifiable, yet overwhelming desire penetrated the core of how I perceived God. Have you ever had that feeling? You see other Christians living in complete peace and joy, even in the middle of their struggles, and you wonder where you took a wrong turn. […]