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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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Have You Left the Wrong Path Wide Open?

Last Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “Visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a City Park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is… Read More

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News Flash! The War is Over!

  I sat with my first cup of coffee on Saturday morning, reading the Living Section of the newspaper. Steve, a non-coffee-drinker, read the editorial page. He stopped to read an article out loud. It is a common practice between us. Even though we know the other will read it eventually, when something stirs us,… Read More

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When You Have the “Why Bother” Blues

2014 new year with new challenges…and a few old ones that slid right on over into 2014 like grease on a slick countertop. Tell me, have you ever wanted to throw up your hands because the same old struggles cling to your heart and wrap around your soul. “Why bother! I’ve prayed. I’ve tried. I’ve… Read More

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He Loves Me!

I stood in a circle with a group of ladies to pray before heading to the podium to speak. They had been planning and preparing for about a year, and now the Christmas event was finally here. As we held hands in a circle of intercession, one of the women said, “This morning as I was sitting in the church praying for the event, God showed me that Sharon is very valuable to Him.” At that moment I began to weep…Read more

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Don’t Let the Enemy Rob You Blind

  It was the busy time of year for me. I had a hectic speaking schedule, going from Chicago, to Colorado, to California in a matter of twelve days with a visit to my son tucked in between. The last of this whirlwind of events was the retreat in California and I was so excited… Read More

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Get Real

 (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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When You Feel Like the Caboose

  “…when I am weak, then I am strong,” (2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV). My hands were clammy. Beads of sweat formed on my brow. A familiar knot in the pit of my stomach threatened to push me toward the restroom, and my dry tongue began cleave to the roof of my mouth. It was 10:25… 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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Equipped to Handle Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV). When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all… Read More

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