Sharon Jaynes God's Promises, Identity in Christ, Perspective, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 150 Comments

What Would You Do with a Huge Inheritance?

I’ll be honest, I’m not a sports fan. I know which way a ball is supposed to go, but that’s about it. My husband, on the other hand, loves the games. If I’m sitting with him while he’s watching one, I want to know about the players’ families, where they’re from, and other nonsensical information that has nothing to do with the game.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Fully, Power of Words, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 41 Comments

Turning “No I Can’t” into “Yes I Can”

I can do it. No, I can’t. Yes, I can. No, I can’t.

Have you ever had that conversation with yourself? You feel like God is calling you to reach out to someone, start a new venture, teach a Bible study, write a book, share a story about your past that you’ve never shared before. But then your fear shouts at your faith to keep quiet.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Prayer, Relationships, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 18 Comments

When Family Gets Messy

My family growing up was one big mess. Fighting. Arguing. Yelling. Crying. And eventually, a lot of forgiving. If ever there is a place to learn about forgiveness…to practice forgiveness…to struggle with forgiveness…it is in the family. And interestingly, it is in the context of family where the word forgiveness first shows up in the Bible.

Let’s dig into Scripture today.   Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully, Never Less Than, When You Don't Like Your Story 29 Comments

Disqualified? Says Who?

Have you ever felt that something done to you or done through you disqualified you from doing great things for God? Let me tell you a story about when I felt sooooo disqualified.

My son, Steven, was in the ninth grade when I turned in the manuscript for my book, Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 39 Comments

When You Feel Stuck in Your Faith

Have you ever felt stuck in your faith? Like you can’t seem to grow any deeper? Stand any stronger? Believe any better? I know I have.

Sometimes I feel like a trapeze artist who’s stuck hanging over the vast expanse in a circus tent, wondering why I can’t fly through the spiritual life with the greatest of ease like so many others seem to.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Listening to God, Prayer, Trusting God 149 Comments

Struggling Together in Prayer

I am so glad that God gave us girlfriends who will struggle with us in prayer. I have loved praying for each and every one of you who have posted prayers on The Prayer Wall.

Paul  certainly understood struggling together in prayer.

He wrote: “Dear brothers and sisters, I urge you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to join in my struggle by praying to God for me” (Romans 15:30 NLT).  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Enough, God's love, Knowing God, Listening to God, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer, Trusting God 40 Comments

What It Looks Like to Walk In Union with Jesus

Let me tell you a story about what it looks like to hang on to Jesus. It just might be what you need to do today.

Blondin” was the stage name for Frenchman Jean-Francois Gravelet. He was a young man who migrated to the United States with a troupe of acrobats employed by Master Showman P.T. Barnum. In 1858,  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Listening to God, Prayer 139 Comments

Hearing God’s Voice

I watched a gaggle of eight-year-olds play a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. One was blindfolded, spun around in circles, and then pointed in the direction of a donkey posted on the wall. As she made her way toward where she thought the donkey was waiting, her friends yelled out which way she should go.

“Move to the right!”

“Move to the left!”

“You’re getting cold!”

“Now you’re getting warmer!’

“Go up a little!”

Some of the voices intentionally tried to mislead her,  Read more…