Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn Van Sant lives in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband Bradley and their one-year-old son. She works as a web application developer for a large American university and is an active member of the Tempe SDA Church in Tempe, Arizona. In her free time, she enjoys singing, writing, drawing, and hiking. Jacquelyn wrote songs for Christian recording artist Jessica (Fisher) Cyiza's debut album New Life (2011).

12 inspiring verses about joy

Reading Time: 3 minutes I once heard it said that joyfulness and happiness are two very different emotions. At first, I was confused. In American English, we tend to use the words interchangeably to mean the same thing, though in some regions of the country the word “happiness” is used more frequently. In fact,…

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Fresh air and your health

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it.” Isaiah 42:5, ESV I currently live in the Sonoran Desert in…

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Breaking the Silence: Miscarriage

Reading Time: 2 minutes “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 A recent nationwide survey1 reveals that the majority of Americans believe the many myths that surround miscarriage. Due to a culture that treats miscarriage as taboo, few realize that pregnancy loss is a common occurrence:…

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7 Principles of an Unashamed Life

7 Principles of an UNashamed life.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here at UNashamed, our mission is to encourage and equip men and women to live compassionate, healthy, emboldened lives dedicated to the service of God. Being a Christian is not easy, especially in the high-tech, fast-paced, secular world of today. The world tells you that believing in God is childish, your…

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Fruit of the Spirit

Do we have the Fruit of the Spirit? Galatians 5:22-23

Reading Time: 2 minutes Harsh, mean-spirited, and judgmental. More and more often, I am hearing saddening accounts of brothers and sisters within our church families who have been attacked by fellow church members for having different experiences, different opinions, different likes and dislikes. Attacked by individuals displaying the works of the flesh and not…

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Heaven is for Real

Reading Time: 2 minutes On April 16th, a movie hit select theaters in the United States and, surprising many, it took the number 2 slot, earning $22.5 million over the Easter weekend. Marketed as a Christian and Biblical film, Heaven is for Real is based off the book of the same name, by Todd…

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Grow your faith while waiting for God

How to grow your faith while waiting for God

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14 This mindset can leak into our spiritual life, and impatience in spiritual matters can pose a threat to our faith and trust in the Lord. The longer…

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Reviving the Health Message

Healthy vegetations

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I watch or read the news, I sometimes feel as if I am seeing the opening line of Charles Dickens’ The Tale of Two Cities come to life. You know, the one that goes: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the…

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Obey God and government—in that order

Reading Time: 6 minutes On a Sabbath preceding the U.S. presidential election, Ray Navarro, pastor of the Tempe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tempe, Arizona, gave a thought-provoking sermon entitled “Should Christians Vote?” He shared Biblical insight into how a Christian is to relate to secular governments and politics as well as the historical views…

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Humble Ourselves For Time is Short

Reading Time: 4 minutes Droughts, wildfires, dust storms, hurricanes, floods, derechos, earthquakes, tsunamis; frightening outbreaks of West Nile virus and Hantavirus put large sections of the country on edge; the economic and political arenas are filled with uncertainty and conflicting messages. Today’s world would be alien to those who lived even a few decades…

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