Sharon Jaynes has been encouraging women through ministry for over twenty-five years. From the time she met Christ as a teenager, she fell in love with God’s Word and has had a passion to equip women to live fully and free (John 8:32; John 10:10).
Her passion is to encourage, and empower women to walk in courage and confidence as they grasp their true identity as a child of God and a co-heir with Christ.
For ten years Sharon served as Vice President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and co-host for their daily radio feature. She is the author of 20 books with Harvest House, Moody, Baker, and Multnomah Publishers (see resource page for details). She has also written numerous maga- zine articles and devotions for publications such as Focus on the Family, Extraordinary Women, Decision, Crosswalk.com and In Touch. Sharon is a frequent guest on radio and television programs such as Revive Our Hearts with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey, and Focus on the Family.
Besides her own books, she has also been a contributing author in many books such as Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan’s Soul, Stories for the Teens Heart, Stories for the Man’s Heart, and the Women’s Devotional Bible. Her books have been translated into several different lan- guages including Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Korean
Sharon is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, Inc., a non-denominational ministry that crosses generational, denominational and racial boundaries to bring the Body of Christ together as believers. She, along with her ministry partners, Mary Southerland and Gwen Smith, provide daily on-line devotions read by approximately 500,000 subscribers and turn-key conferences packages.
NOW WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW...
That was the official bio, and honestly, it makes me sound a lot more studious and accom- plished than I really am. So let me tell you what you really need to know.
I’m just a simple gal raised in eastern North Carolina who loves the beach, drinks too much sweet tea and is still crazy about her husband after thirty-three years. If there was ever a situation where I had to run for my life, I’d just plan on meeting Jesus because I wouldn’t get very far. The treadmill is becoming my new friend, but we’re not all that chummy yet.
FamilyI have one grown son that lives 767.5 miles away (yes, I’ve counted them). Being his mom has been one of the greatest joys of my life, but he grew up without my permission. Seriously, he is a creative whipper-snapper whom God has used to teach me many life lessons.
When I write my blogs, women always say, “how did you know exactly what I am going through.” My answer is always the same, “because I’m going through the very same stuff you are.” I don’t have it altogether and I certainly don’t have all the answers. But I do know the One Who does, and there’s nothing I love better than grabbing hold of a sister’s hand and learning how to live fully and free in Christ together.
A Note from Sharon
"We women today face many struggles and challenges trying desperately to balance our varied roles and responsibilities. If you're like me, you're looking for peace in the chaos of life, perspective among the cultural clattering that daily bombards us, and purpose that brings true fulfillment. I've discovered there's only one place to find peace - it's God peace; there is only one place to find a proper perspective - it's God's truth; and only one place to find true fulfillment - in discovering God's purpose for my life.
One of my greatest joys has been having the privilege of watching God change women's lives: setting the captive free, mending broken hearts, or opening the eyes of a new believer for the very first time. Whether it is a person's first experience with the Savior or a seasoned saint growing deeper in her faith, my passion is to tell women about the truth that will set them free to be all that God has intended for them to be in Him (John 8:32; John 10:10).
My prayer for each life that I have the privilege of touching is "that they will be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:2-3).
Statement of Faith
... both the Old and New Testaments in their original writings are the inerrant Word of God and are the supreme and final authority for faith and life. (2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16)
... the God head exists in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
... God the Father is all-powerful (Omnipotent), all-knowing (Omniscient), and all-present (Omnipresent). He is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. I believe that His very nature is love. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:14-1;1 Corinthi- ans 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24)
... in Jesus Christ: His eternal existence, His incarnation, His virgin birth, His death as the substitutionary sacrifice for sin, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His present ministry of intercession, and His future return to earth. I believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son and through His death and resurrection, He made atonement for sins and eternal life in heaven possible. I believe that Jesus will return again in bodily form. (John 1:34-35, John 1:1,2,14,18; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 8:34)
... the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, brings new life to those who are spiritually dead, baptizes, indwells, seals, and em- powers believers. (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7J11; Ephesians 4:30)
... man, both male and female, was created in God's image pure and holy, fell through the sin of disobedience, and are in need of a Savior for redemption. (Genesis 1-2)
... salvation is a gift of God's grace, received by faith and not works. I believe that salvation is through faith in Christ alone and given to those who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Salvation involves repenting from sin, confessing with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is received through a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All who receive Him are regenerated by the Holy spirit, become children of God, and receive eternal life with God. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9)