Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 99 Comments

Do We Really Expect God to Answer Our Prayers?

Have you ever prayed about something, but didn’t really expect God to answer…I mean really expect it? That happened to a bunch of Peter’s friends. In the early years of the church, King Herod had many Christians murdered and many more put in prison. James, the brother of John, was put to death with the sword, and Peter was thrown …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully 13 Comments

The Day God Showed Up

Do you expect God to speak to  you today? I’ll admit, sometimes I think I miss it because I don’t expect it. Let me share something that reminded me to pay attention and look for the moments of Sudden Glory when God speaks. Bob told me about a visit to Vietnam where he met with a leader of an underground …

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Identity in Christ, Knowing God 20 Comments

God Sees Your Disappointments

Let’s face it. People let us down. They disappoint us. And so does God. Often our experiences fall short of our expectations for God to meet all our needs the way we think He should, and like a lover who has been wronged, we tend to guard our hearts against future disappointment by lowering our expectations and trustHe is not …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully 55 Comments

When You Feel Like Something’s Missing

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I thought you might enjoy this too. Welcome fellow allien! One spring, our family hosted a 10-year-old Russian foreign exchange student. He went to school with my son and got a taste of what the American Christian family is all about. Alex’s English was very limited, and we depended on hand signals …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 11 Comments

Healing Your Heart When It’s 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] …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 22 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 …