Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 13 Comments

When You’ve Hurt Your Man’s Feelings

Today is my and Steve’s 39 wedding anniversary. I know you thought I was 39…right? Oops. This is a day to remember all the good things we’ve shared. Sometimes, we as women tend to focus on the negative. In today’s devotion, I want to share about a day I did just that. I’m not proud of it, but I learned …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 6 Comments

Flirting Can Be a Good Thing

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today today. I thought you might enjoy it too! Today is the release day for Lovestruck and I’m recording radio at Family Life in Arkansas! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you when it will air. Big hugs! It was time to clean out part of my attic: furniture for a consignment …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 6 Comments

When You Wonder What Went Wrong

I was going through a drawer at my mom’s house looking for a scratchpad when I came across a small vinyl record. It was in a cardboard sleeve addressed to my mom and dated 1950. It was a recording my dad had made for my mom when he was in the Korean War, the first year they were married. He …

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words 41 Comments

The Guestbook

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s the end of July already! I thought I’d share a lesson God taught me and my family while we were on vacation. Grab some lemonade (or sweet tea) and let’s enjoy God speaking to us first one way and then the other during the last few weeks of summer! Just before leaving our rented …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 6 Comments

Little Foxes (and One Big One) that Can Destroy a Marriage

Hey! I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today today and wanted to share this with you too! Little foxes can sneak in and destroy all relationships, with friends, family members, boyfriends, and co-workers. So let’s be on the lookout and see if there are any little foxes that are sneaking around.  Today, we’re looking at one particularly sneaky …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 25 Comments

Slow Down and Listen

Summer is the perfect time to slow down and listen. I pray that you will have some time to relax, recharge, and allow God to restore your soul in the next few weeks. Today’s blog is what God showed me one day about what I miss when I’m in a constant state of hectivity.  (That’s my new made up word …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 35 Comments

Competing is for Athletes…not Friends

One thing I love about summer is hummingbirds…except when they fight. I just don’t get it. The feeder is full. The nectar is fresh. The four yellow perches are available and waiting. And two hummingbirds are fighting over it. Every morning I get up and have a cup of coffee with God on my screened-in back porch. Right outside the …

Sharon Jaynes Enough 6 Comments

When You’re Drowning in Bad Decisions

Have you ever made a bad decision that threatened to suck you into an undercurrent of destruction? I certainly have. This memory reminds me of the dangers of jumping in where I shouldn’t. The current swift and fierce. I could feel my body being swept away like a hollow reed. I was just a wisp of a girl—a six-year-old, forty-pound …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, God's love 31 Comments

I Want A Daddy Who Loves Me

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today, and I thought you might be blessed by this too. With Father’s Day just a few days away, I want you to know this…no matter what your relationship with your earthly father is or was like, you have a Daddy who loves you! I hugged my pink stuffed poodle to my chest. …

Sharon Jaynes Uncategorized 10 Comments

That Little Sneaky Path To A Bad Place

One 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 full, we tend to use …