Entries by Q Jackson

John McCain: A Life That Reminds Us Why We Value Sacrifice

Scrolling through Facebook over the past weekend, a post caught my eye. My friend had shared a video link to the speech American Senator John McCain gave when he received the Liberty Medal last year (the Liberty Medal recognizes leadership in the pursuit of freedom). His comment that went along with the video included the statement, “Thank you for your great service to our country”.

When What I Do Causes Someone to Stumble

I enjoy a free and clear conscience when it comes to drinking alcohol (in moderation, of course).

But my husband doesn’t drink alcohol. His family has a history of alcoholism, and because of that and other factors, he’s decided to not drink alcohol at all.

How Can We Be “In the World, But Not of It”?

In regard to my choice of college, I was fully IN the world. I attended a large state university, where students that I lived with smoked various substances, drank under-age, partied, slept around, and neglected class work.

When God’s Plan for Your Life Doesn’t Look Radical

During my first year of university, I was constantly meeting new people in class, my dorm, and various student groups. By the time year three came around, a friendship had solidified with three people in particular. The four of us met through a student ministry during my first year, and though higher level courses and […]

Can Christians Justify Leisure?

I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan. From her start as an American country artist to her current status as an international pop star, I’ve been there for every stage along the way.

Heaven Isn’t Our Final Hope

When I was a kid, my aunt told me that everyone who dies becomes an angel, is given wings and lives in a perfect place called heaven. Secular society has built up this idealistic fantasy of a place that’s floating in the clouds somewhere, where all “good” people go and spend forever in paradise.

5 Spiritual Disciplines We Overlook

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him,” teaches popular American preacher, John Piper. Amen! Don’t we all long to be fully satisfied in God and God alone?

4 Tips For Struggling Through Homesickness

At the beginning of my third year of University, I took two bags and all the courage I could muster, and got on a plane to spend the next four months across the world.