His Encouragement: Psalm 30:4-5

Reading Time: 3 minutes A cheery and warm welcome, dearest friends, to His Encouragement: Biblical Inspiration for Your Thursday. Every Thursday, a few blogging friends and I will each bring you a Bible verse and a little hope-filled discussion. We pray that these Thursday posts help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. We also

His Encouragement: Jeremiah 31:25

Reading Time: 2 minutes As anyone who has experienced severe sleep deprivation over days and weeks (or even months!) understands firsthand that it is not good for our bodies or our minds. Not only are we physically wiped out, but our minds start… doing unusual things. We may not be able to see or understand why the Lord allowed our situation; however, we should not give up faith or hope. Even during these hard times, the Lord promises to always be with us.

Ultrasound photo of little Pickle around Week 35.

Baby #2 Pregnancy Update: Week 37, 38, or 39?

Reading Time: 3 minutes With all of the false contractions I have been experiencing this last week, this very well might be our last pregnancy update. How far along: 37 or 38 or 39 Weeks Sooooo… As I may have mentioned previously, we were originally given the due date of January 28th, which would make our little Pickle 39 weeks

Baby #2 Pregnancy Update: 35 Weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Now that the holidays are over, you would expect things to slow down around here but that is not the case. We have officially reached 35 weeks with Baby #2 (we will call him “Pickle” today and see how it feels), and there is still quite a bit to do to prepare for his arrival.

Jacquelyn Van Sant at 30 weeks pregnant and 14-month-old son at Thanksgiving 2017.

Baby #2 Pregnancy Update: 30 Weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes It has been quite awhile since my last pregnancy update. Time sure does fly. We had a very busy November and now we are already at 30 weeks (if the updated due date is accurate). How far along: 30 Weeks Size of baby: I’m actually not sure exactly because our next doctor’s appointment is this Friday. They

Jacquelyn Van Sant, Pregnancy #1, Week 20

Over halfway there!

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been awhile since I did a pregnancy update, but we have been quite busy. April 15th was my birthday and April 18th was our second wedding anniversary, so we took the whole weekend to relax, celebrate, and do a little bit of sightseeing in our local area. Part of that weekend, we visited

Nothing like delicious ratatouille

Reading Time: 2 minutes I had never had ratatouille before, but while organizing my DVDs, I happened upon Pixar’s Ratatouille. I was reminded by how delicious the dish looked. Granted, it was an animated movie. However, the idea to try my hand at making a similar dish pestered me for two days. Today on my lunch break, I did