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Jacquelyn Lynn: My View

My Life is Better as a Christian

I was in my early 30s when I became a Christian. Prior to that, I didn’t actively reject the faith, I just didn’t get it. And my life was fine, thank you. But once I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and began a spiritual journey that has taken me to places more amazing, more [...]

Free Speech vs. Right to Privacy

I have the right to say it, but should I? As an American writer, I am an unequivocal supporter of our First Amendment right to free speech and free expression. I also believe that speech should be honest, but that’s not the rabbit trail I want to go down today. What I want to discuss [...]

Don’t Give Back – Give

When kind, generous, service-minded people do charitable work, they often say that they want to “give back.” And I think: Why not simply give? To me, “giving back” means returning something. It means I have something that was loaned or given to me and I’m giving it back. But most of the organizations I support [...]

By |2020-02-08T08:12:37-05:00January 9th, 2020|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

Observations on Veterans Day

Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, when major hostilities ceased at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It has evolved into a holiday that celebrates the service of all veterans (different from Memorial Day, which remembers those who died in service). I [...]

By |2019-11-10T16:54:51-05:00November 10th, 2019|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

The Upside of Getting Knocked Down

Sometimes life knocks us to our knees. Not just once, not just twice, but over and over. When it does, we need to get up and keep going. But first, while we’re on our knees, we should pray. I’ve always said that God doesn’t care about our posture when we’re praying—what He cares about is [...]

By |2019-11-10T17:49:57-05:00October 29th, 2018|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

What can I pray for today?

One of the keys to living a joyful life is prayer. Go to God in prayer every day. Do this not just when you need something, not just when you’re on autopilot and chanting a quick prayer while you’re thinking of something else, but have a focused, purposeful time of prayer every day. Excerpt from [...]

Just kidding? Maybe you shouldn’t

The statement was insulting, even cruel. Then the person who said it smiled and added, “Just kidding.” Do you know people who do that? We all do—in fact, I have several of them I regularly encounter in business, socially and even in church. And I don’t think they’re kidding. For whatever reason, they feel compelled [...]

By |2019-11-10T15:57:58-05:00October 23rd, 2017|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

Thoughts on Las Vegas

It was a title we didn’t want. But also one we didn’t want to give up. Just a little more than 15 months ago, Orlando—my hometown and home to “the happiest place on earth”—also became known as the place where the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history took place. The attack at the Pulse nightclub [...]

By |2019-11-10T17:55:06-05:00October 2nd, 2017|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

Let the Police do their Job

We pay taxes for police protection, and we should use it. I’m not trying to be snarky. In fact, every law enforcement officer I’ve ever spoken with about this agrees with me. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable for any reason, call the police and let them check it out. They’d rather do [...]

By |2019-11-10T16:05:13-05:00June 27th, 2017|Jacquelyn Lynn, Jacquelyn Lynn: My View|0 Comments

A Good Rule for Online Conversations

I confess: I indulge in gossip occasionally. But when I find myself in a conversation where other people are being discussed, I do my best to remember the rule my mother taught me: Never say anything ABOUT someone that you wouldn’t say TO them. It’s a pretty good policy to live by. Remembering it has [...]