family and friends
black & white photos
local coffee shops
vintage style
to be a faithful servant
to travel the world
a calm heart
a clear mind
bold faith

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    • I agree Stephanie. Jaclyn and her blog savvy ways is very creative and stylish, with charisma, flair, and in good taste of “doing it her own way.” I’m the creative, athletic type, but so technically challenged. I’ve struggled the past 10 days in this blog world to create my look to my site. I’m a work in progress. However, I do hope people over-look the simplicity of my page appeal, by focusing on the content of my story writing. My story, “A Mother Whispers Goodnight,” is a story about love, faith, and the trust in God. In fact, many of my blogs have love and faith at the root of the story. Have a nice Tuesday Stephanie and Jaclyn. :)

  1. You are both intelligent and beautiful. If you refuse to give up on your dreams, you will find all you want – one little piece at a time. Thanks for visiting my blog “A Mother’s Prayer.”

  2. Your comment made my day :)
    And I wish you the best in your pursuit of falling in love with life. I think that’s what everyone wants, and we’re all just searching for happiness and once we realize it’s so very close, we fall in love with this crazy thing called life.
    I’m new to wordpress. Thanks for finding my blog, and therefore, allowing me to find yours. I plan on reading along. :)

  3. Well how cute are you! Don’t worry I don’t mean that weird, I mean that with a smile! I love your about page, I really enjoyed reading a few of your posts and I will come back tomorrow to read some more. (my brain is currently in the process of shutting down and going out of order for the evening ) Love your tights and boots! Boots are A-mazing and I love them way too much..I need therapy ;)

  4. I am so glad you stumbled upon my blog. :] You have a lot of wonderful insights to living life and loving it. You seem very intelligent and creative, and I like that!

  5. I love your blog!! I just read some of your recent posts and couldn’t help subscribing to it…I think I am going to learn a lot from your funky yet mature style….keep up the GREAT great work!! :)

  6. Very inspiring blog, great job! No matter where life takes you and no matter how harsh it may seem, always remember that yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. My hope for the day is to be the one to hold your hand and show you that dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. All the best :)

  7. Hi, Jaclyn! I’m so glad you found my blog, because your sweet comment brought me to yours! I can’t wait to explore your blog further, but I can already see it’s a beautiful, inspiring place. So nice to meet you. :) ~Katie

  8. Thank you for subscribing to my page! Your comment made me smile, and I’d read it over twice. Little things like that make my day (:
    I was looking at your blog, and I really like the things you have to say–I can relate so well to them. It’s weird because I feel like we already know each other, even though we don’t. (I’m sorry if that sounds creepy, haha).
    I’m going to subscribe to your page as well, and I look forward to some interesting reads!

  9. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog because in turn, I was able to find your blog. What an inspiring blog. I can totally relate to the things you have been and are going through. And yet you are able to encourage others. I will add you to my blog roll. Thanks for sharing your personal stories.

  10. Jaclyn,
    Thanks for visiting my blog…which brought me over to visit yours. You remind me of my own beautiful almost-20-something daughter. And, you write thoughtful, heartfelt posts. Keep writing and taking those beautiful photos. And, keep seeking God. Godspeed, Elizabeth

  11. Hi Jaclyn! I really like your Blog! Especially your About. I just got started with my blog and you gave me a very good idea on how I could fix it. Not that I’d still your ideas! :P ja Stop by my blog if you get a chance. I think we both have a very similar way of looking at life. You seem to be a very grateful person, a lover of life. That’s how we should all be! Plus gratitude is the healthiest human emotions. God Bless you!

  12. it’s quite the journey you’re on, and quite the start you’ve made. impressive in modesty, honesty, and style. very glad you stopped by my blog, so that now i’ve had the chance to read yours. see you round, here and there.

  13. I love your ‘about’ page! I’m not religious, but definitely spiritual, and currently interested in exploring more. I’ve subscribed to your blog & I look forward to reading more from you!

  14. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesempli@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon

  15. Thanks for the comment on my blog! You are a beautiful person on the outside and by some of the things that you share on your about me it’s obvious that you are just as beautiful on the inside, as well. I look forward to reading your posts! Happy blogging to you! (:

  16. Hi, I just received this in an email, and I thought that you (and others) might like it:


    Good Morning All:

    Special Blessings to you all for this and everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rules from God for 2011-2012

    1. Wake Up !! Decide to have a good day.
    “Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalms 118:24

    2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart.”
    I Samuel 16:7

    3. Shut Up!! Say nice things and learn to listen.. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. “He who guards his lips guards his soul.”Proverbs 13:3

    4. Stand Up!!….. For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. “Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…” Galatians 6:9-10

    5. Look Up !!… To the Lord.
    “I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.”
    Philippians 4:13

    6. Reach Up !!… For something higher. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path.”
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    7. Lift Up !!… Your Prayers.
    “Do not worry about anything;
    Philippians 4:6

    Send this to the people you care about..
    I thought this was mighty special, just like you.
    Pass this on and brighten someone ‘ s day, and remember:

    God answers prayer.


    May the Lord open up
    The windows of heaven
    And pour you a blessing
    That you will not have room
    Enough to receive it all.

    May the Lord bless
    You exceedingly and abundantly,
    Above all you could ever hope for.

    May the Lord bless you
    That you may walk in a
    Financial overflow..

    May you fall in love with Him
    For the rest of your days
    In the Name of Jesus .

    Let ‘ s just see Satan stop this one.

  17. I stumbled upon your post “50 Ways to scatter sunshine”. I immediately saved it as my homepage and it’s the first thing I see when I open the internet. I’ve recently been trying to be a more free spirited, open, non-judgmental person and your blog is inspiring me. Thank you for writing!

    • Hi Anna! Thank you so much for reading. I can’t even begin to tell you how much your comment means to me. Thanks for blessing me this morning and please stay in touch! <3

  18. HI Jaclyn, I “stumbled” onto your 50 ways to scatter sunshine post and I just want you to know how great I think you are..You seem to be the kind of person I like being friends with!

  19. Thank you for stopping by my blog :) your comment made my day! Love your wonderful insights and looking forward to read more of your blog! Have a beautiful weekend :)


    • Savanna- I actually forgot about my vision board until I read this comment. Thank you for motivating me to finish that project! I will hopefully have pictures soon :)

  20. Jaclyn, thank you for taking time to share your positivity and help in spreading His love. I have just undergone a major surgery that forced me to be cooped up in my apartment for 4-6 weeks. By divine grace, I was led to your blog. Reading your posts has planted the seed of positivity in my life. Thanks to you, I have made a promise to myself that I will choose to view life through rose-colored glasses. I know that I will still have to face minor bumps and scary tempests in my life, but with prayer and an attitude of gratitude I will still be able to say that life is and will always be BEAUTIFUL. I have now chosen to live in eternal sunshine. Continue your ministry. You cannot fathom the number of people that you will be able to touch and inspire.

    Thank you.

    • Tanya- You’ve brought tears to my eyes and sunshine to my day! Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. I’m blessed that you’ve followed my blog and hope you’ll continue to keep in touch! You are more beautiful than you think, more talented than you know, and more loved than you can imagine. <3 <3 <3

      • I will definitely keep in touch. In fact, you have inspired me to create a blog of my own to share the thoughts that are running through me. God Bless always!!


  21. Hi Jaclyn,
    I don’t remember how did I happen to land up on your blog, and I am tankful to God for this. You have such beautifully expressed thoughts and it comes straight from the heart. I just fell in love with your blog and will explore more of it in the future. Thanks for spreading this spark of yours and keep up the good work :-)


  22. Sure Jacklyn,
    I would love to be in touch with you and your blog, would not miss an opportunity to be enlightened by your wonderful personality :) Thanks!

  23. I love this blog. I can relate to so many of the things you talk about. I’d like to get your advice in a more private way if you ever find the time.


  24. Hi Jaclyn I’m not sure if you have email, and I’ve left several comments, and I don’t have a clue if you even know I’m out here in this world, but I just wanted to tell you that you have been an inspiration for me since DAY ONE of my blog! I adore your blog and you and your posts, they mean so much to me and make my week, God bless you!!!

  25. Hello Jaclyn, I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but still I’ll write you a message.
    I searched for some pictures for my blog (www.inspiringpictures4you.blogspot.com) and then I found your blog. I want to tell you that I love your blog! It’s so inspiring and honest.
    May God bless you every day of your life and give you the inspiration to keep writing and posting!
    Greetings from The Netherlands, Marjolein

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