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Fear and Trembling

By Donna Jackson | January 19, 2021 |

“What does fear and trembling mean to you in this verse?” That was the question our adult Sunday school teacher asked many years ago. My eyes quickly scanned Paul’s familiar words in Philippians 2:13, “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” I was thirtysomething, thought I knew more than I did, and still trying to…

When God Moves You to a Different Church

By Donna Jackson | January 12, 2021 |

Have you ever seen a movie that began by dropping you right into the middle of the action?  Many times, after identifying the main characters and thoroughly thickening the plot, a date flashed across the screen. Suddenly, you were transported to a time before all the chaos began. Seeing how it all started gave you a…

Learning from Messy Friendships

By Donna Jackson | January 5, 2021 |

Relationships are messy, aren’t they?  Friendships help nurture us, but they can also be the sharpest knife that cuts the deepest, even among Christians. Most every woman you know could amen that and give you a much longer list of examples than a man ever would. However, if you’d rather not ask a woman and…

A Word for 2021

By Donna Jackson | January 1, 2021 |

A new year is like the brand-new box of crayons you opened on the first day of school. An array of colors. Sharp points. Wonder over all you might create. And don’t forget that smell. Ahhh … the smell of newness! In 2018, AUTHENTIC was my word. Boy, was that a hard year! Yet, because…

Baby Love

By Donna Jackson | December 29, 2020 |

Have you ever wondered why God sent Jesus to earth as a baby? Before we go there, let’s take a look at where we’ve traveled on our road to Finding More. Seven weeks ago, love set us in motion. We watched Saul release his religious past and fully receive the love of God. After realizing…

A Different Kind of Christmas Message

By Donna Jackson | December 22, 2020 |

The summer of 2014, while I peddled my latest book at a Christian conference vendor table, Ron attended one of the many breakout sessions. (Each of us continued to make our own way through the process of Finding More.) Rarely, have I seen him with a deer-in-the-headlights look. Yet, that was the expression he wore as…

Does This Fig Leaf Make Me Look Fat?

By Donna Jackson | December 15, 2020 |

Truth never changes.  Yet, the way we perceive, receive, and internalize truth should naturally change as we grow and mature in our faith. As we more readily recognize the hand of God, navigate new challenges, or board a different train of thought, we are wise to contrast anything new against the time-tested truth of Scripture.…

Nobodies to Somebodies

By Donna Jackson | December 8, 2020 |

You can SEE and HEAR today’s Perfection Road!

Changing the Way We Think

By Donna Jackson | December 1, 2020 |

In our desire for Finding More, you and I traveled with Saul on the road to Damascus and entered the house on Straight Street. We sat together in the darkness with him as he realized his greatest passion in life had been misdirected. The Law he thought could save him actually closed his eyes to the…

Experiencing Grace

By Donna Jackson | November 24, 2020 |

Ever tried to peel one of those tough onions? You know, the kind that takes the very tip of the knife to pierce through that outer layer of skin? Tough exteriors always make me wonder what conditions must have been present for that outer layer to become so thick.  Saul the Pharisee needed the sharp, pointed rays…