Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, When You Don't Like Your Story 14 Comments

Going With The Flow Is Often Flawed

Have you ever heard someone say, “Just go with the flow?” Let me tell you a story about why that’s not always a good idea.

I met my husband at a Bible Study in college and quickly learned that he was a very frugal, industrious, and resourceful young man. On our first date, he came to pick me up in his ten-year-old Volkswagen Beetle that he had purchased for $725.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships, Trusting God 132 Comments

Words That Breathe Life

Have you ever had times when you felt like you just couldn’t breathe? Stress weighs you down and the “to-do list” becomes the “too-much-to-do list.” Sometimes we just need a friend to come and breathe life into us. And one of the ways they do that is with words.

When I was in my teens, I went scuba diving with some friends.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Power of Words 44 Comments

The Worth of a Good Word

Have you ever said something to someone and immediately wished you could take it back? That happened with me when I snapped at my husband in the worst way. I don’t write many posts about marriage, but I feel some of my married sisters might need to hear this today. (If you’re single, don’t leave me! I don’t do this very often.)

Steve and I were on a trip to celebrate my birthday.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Knowing God, Trusting God 28 Comments

The Father Ache

Father’s Day is coming up in just a few days. For some, it is a lonely day because the dad they loved has passed away or is absent from their lives.  For some it is a painful day because of past memories and disappointments. Wherever you are on the continuum of happy to heartbroken this Father’s Day,  keep reading to be reminded that you have a Heavenly Father who is the best dad of all.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Fully, Power of Words, Relationships 141 Comments

The Dancing Church

I don’t know about you, but a few of my greatest lessons on how to love other people haven’t come from church folks. For example, one came from a dance club. You read that right.

Nestled 50 feet off Highway 17 in Pawley’s Island, S.C., rests C.J.’s Beach Club. For years, Steve and I eyed the clapboard building tucked in the grove of myrtle trees,  Read more…