Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Uncategorized 28 Comments

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I saw an instagram post that said, “Don’t you wish that liar’s pants  really would catch on fire!” There would certainly be a lot of flaming pants if that were true. Let’s talk today about how to respond when “the father of lies” speaks his native language.

We were in the fictional town of Amity Island, NY, where Jaws the man-eating shark,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships 45 Comments

We Need Each Other

God has not called us to go through life alone.

Looking out my den window I noticed two of my neighbors puttering slowly down the street. Ernestine, with her bald head snuggled in a woolen cap, held tightly to Patti’s supporting arm. Patti’s chestnut hair, just two inches long, shone like a victor’s crown of a cancer survivor.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 26 Comments

He’s Got 2020 in His Hands

2020 doesn’t mean what it used to. It seems like there’s nothing perfect about it. But this one thing I know. God is in control. Let me share a story about how I saw God’s hand intervene on a very imperfect night. (By the way, I have an exciting announcement for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book after the end of today’s post!)

It was a beautiful crisp February morning when Steve and I traveled from our college town of Chapel Hill,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Power of Words, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Uncategorized 39 Comments

Neutralizing Toxic Talk

There is so much toxic talk these days. Political ads, tweets, FB posts, and heated arguments among family and friends. It makes me tired. Does it you? It reminds me of an oil spill.

Remember when that 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline was covered with black slimy crude oil by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound and disrupted the ecological balance of nature.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Power of Words 117 Comments

T.H.I.N.K.

What does it really mean to take every thought captive? Put on your cowgirl boots and imagine this scenario with me…

I was at my first rodeo…yes, this WAS my first rodeo. The little calf bursts from the stall, and then the cowboy and his steed follow in close pursuit. With his lasso in hand, the cowboy swings the rope in the air and attempts to catch the little heifer before she escapes out the corral door at the opposite side of the arena.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, Lovestruck, Marriage 41 Comments

Healing When Your Heart Has Been Rubbed Raw

One day I received an e-mail from a woman who was still bitter over a statement her husband made to her cousin ten years ago. She and her husband were preparing to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and she was dreading it because of his careless words a decade before. She wrote, “Please pray that God mends this title [sic] piece of my heart that has fallen to the ground.”

The word title was a typo—she meant to type little.  Read more…