Sharon Jaynes Enough, God's love, Identity in Christ 3 Comments

Chosen by God

Have you ever felt that you were overlooked or ignored…like you were a nobody? Well, take heart, girlfriend. You are not alone. In the Bible, we read the story of when the prophet Samuel went to anoint the next king of Israel. By God’s instruction, Samuel traveled to Bethlehem to the house of Jesse. He knew where to go and …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Gratitude, Trusting God 6 Comments

When You Want More Joy in Your Life

As we’re headed into Thanksgiving week, I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude. Gratitude and thanksgiving are so important for your soul. It’s not just what God wants from you; it’s what God wants for you. Gratitude has been called the “memory of the heart.” Praise and gratitude bring up pictures in our minds that say, “Remember when…” Isn’t that …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Trusting God 8 Comments

Sit Down and Be Quiet

Have you ever noticed this pattern in the gospels: the disciples get in a bind and Jesus bails them out? Hmmm. It sounds a little bit about my life. How about you? In John 6:1-15, we find the disciples in a precarious situation. Their lawn party had turned into quite a bash. The guests far exceeded their expectations, the disciples …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's love, How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ 8 Comments

What God Really Thinks About Women

What do you tell yourself about how God feels about you as a woman? What are you telling your daughters or your granddaughters? If you’re not sure, then keep reading. If someone has ever made you feel “less than” for being a woman then keep reading. If the words “go home” from social media last week broke your heart, then …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 106 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 …