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The Danger of Ingratitude

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise,” (Psalm 100:4). Right in the center of my Bible, I find an invitation into God’s presence. And while there is nowhere we can go away from God’s presence, we can certainly feel distant from Him. In Genesis chapter 2, we read of Adam and Eve’s… Read More

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Put a Lid On It

 (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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The Danger of Pointing Fingers

  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?” (Matthew 7:3-4… Read More

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When You Feel Like You Can’t Breathe

“All Scripture is God-breathed,” (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV). “Let’s go scuba diving!” a friend exclaimed one hot summer day. “That sounds great,” I said. “But I don’t know how.” “Just leave it to me,” he said. I was 17 when I decided to go scuba diving with some friends. I had no training and should… Read More

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Tearing Up the Scorecards

  Love is patient, love is kind…it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs, (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, NIV). She was at it again. Mrs. Barnett was getting out the scorecards and tallying up the points. I sat with an older woman as she began enumerating her family’s shortcomings…. Read More

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No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Finally, brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with… Read More

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Getting the Joyless You Unstuck

First, let me apologize! I am doing an on-line Bible study for A Sudden Glory, and the blog mailing list and the Bible study mailing list got married for a very brief time yesterday. So you might have received Lesson 1 Day 2 by mistake. PLEASE don’t unsubscribe on that email. It will remove you… Read More

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A Marriage Destroyed by Words

 (My devotions will focus on marriage for the month of February. If you’re not married, I encourage you to read them anyway! And while you’re reading, pray for your friends that are married.  Believe me, they will appreciate it. Also, give a special blessing by passing these devotions along to them! Here we go…)  “Let… Read More

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Practicing Gratitude

God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3 KJV). Gratitude is the most effective way to deepen your consciousness to the fact that you are the object of God’s affection and love. Giving thanks awakens your senses to see God, to hear God, to taste and see that He is good. When you have… Read More

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