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Christ's Fulness for our Emptiness
April 17th, 2022
Easter is when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The resurrection is described in all of the gospel accounts, and the startling feature of these descriptions is how fact-based they...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Stepping into God's New in 2022
January 1st, 2022
Are you ready for the new year? Are you ready for all the Lord is going to do in 2022?There are lots of scriptures that prepare us spiritually, emotionally, and mentally for stepping into the future. ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Anticipating God's Greatest Gift
December 22nd, 2021
It's Christmas week, that time of year we tend to be scurrying about preparing to celebrate Christ's birth with friends, family, and loved ones. For the second year in a row I'm filled with a tinge of...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Faith
November 1st, 2021
I have a friend over there in those United States who really annoys me. When I ask him, ‘How are you doing?’, he responds with, ‘I’m blessed!’. It’s frustrating because when I ask how he’s doing, I re...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Fellowship
October 25th, 2021
Many years ago when living in Ukraine I decided to get ‘back in shape’. Motivated by memories of my high-school age American football body, I was prompted to go to the gym. Throwing caution and good s...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Prayer
October 18th, 2021
In the 80’s, the rapper M.C. Hammer sang 'You got to pray just to make it today'. The habit of prayer is about more than surviving a day, its about building a rich life in and with God.There is a sens...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of God's Word
October 11th, 2021
As I think back and reflect on my childhood, I’m deeply grateful to my parents who instilled in me some core life habits that have remained with me to this day. One of those is eating food. I don’t ev...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Gathered Worship
October 3rd, 2021
When I was nine years old my family moved to a new town. We were Christians, and so we began that strange process of looking for a new local church that would become our spiritual home and be our spir...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
God's Good News
September 19th, 2021
As a young man I stumbled into a fascinating opportunity. On a short-term mission trip to eastern Europe, after a series of fortunate events, I found myself standing in front of a classroom full of st...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
All Good Things ...
September 19th, 2021
All good things must come to an end. Well, that’s not completely true. God himself is the greatest good, and he is eternal. But in this life, the good things, and the bad things – are temporary.One of...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Eyes on the Prize
July 24th, 2021
A jarring scene in one of my favourite films (Chariots of Fire) occurs when Harold Abrams, the famed British athlete, lost his first race ever. In fairness, he was competing against one of the top fou...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Rubbish, Righteousness, and Reward
July 24th, 2021
Some portions of scripture are memorable because they powerfully condense into a few key phrases the core message of the Bible; Philippians 1.2-11 is one of these texts. Please read the scripture here...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
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