Archive | Dealing with Your Past

When You Feel You’ve Ceased to Matter

  For over a decade we were joined at the hip. Not a day went by when we didn’t talk on the phone…at least once. But sometimes friendships come unhinged. People change. Perspectives change. Purposes change. Passions change. While nothing went terribly wrong, and no hurtful words were exchanged, the void was vast beyond bridging…. Read More

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What To Do When Your Rooster Crows

I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before. Then I heard him…. Read More

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He Burned the Plow

He burned the plow. Now before you decide that this post is too strange, I challenge you to stick with me a minute. Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened today when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. Take a look… Read more

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6 Truths of Trials to Hang Your Hat On

  Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would. Sometimes unexpected difficulties knock us off our feet and out of breath. Sometimes painful situations stab tender emotions already left fragile by past hurts. In my own life, I’ve pondered the broken pieces of shattered dreams, and I’ve been amazed at what God… Read More

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Do You Feel Stuck?

  Have  you ever felt like there was something blocking your dreams? Have you ever felt that there was something keeping you moving forward in life? Have you ever felt that you were STUCK. That’s exactly the quandary I found myself stuck in several years ago. After I had gone to college for two years, I… Read More

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Getting Out of God’s Way

  He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his… Read More

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What To Do With a Broken Dream

  I’ve been thinking about broken dreams lately. We’ve all got them. Just different ones. So what are you going to do with yours? Could it be that you are clinging tightly to the shards and refusing to let them go? Today, I simply want to share a poem. Just ponder these words and ask… Read More

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God, Where Are You?

(Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.sharonjaynes.com, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than ever before! Now, on… Read More

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