Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Marriage, Perspective, Praying Wives Club, Relationships, When You Don't Like Your Story 29 Comments

Serving Someone When You Don’t Really Feel Like It

Carley and Dan are a couple who have gone the extra mile…not to go the extra mile. They constantly keep score as to who put a new bar of soap in the shower last or who replaced the toilet paper roll last or who opened a new tube of toothpaste last.

“It’s sort of a contest to see who can use the smallest sliver of soap or use the last drop of toothpaste,” Carley boasted.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Praying Wives Club 229 Comments

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

I rarely post about marriage, but today is an exception. If you’re not married, hang with me. Please don’t hit the unsubscribe button. This doesn’t happen very often. Let’s join together and pray for our married friends who are struggling. Then next week, we’re back to our regular encouraging posts!

I can still remember being sequestered in the “Bride’s Room” of our church just moments before the organist began to play for the early arrivals.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 102 Comments

When It’s Time to Stop Moping

Have you ever been so discouraged that you just wanted to stay in bed and pull the covers up over your head? Maybe that’s where you are right now.

I’ve hidden under the covers a time or two myself. OK, well maybe more than two. I felt that way this past Christmas when my son and his wife couldn’t make it from Chicago to North Carolina because of the snow storm.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, God's love, God's Promises, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, When You Don't Like Your Story 128 Comments

What If Your Worst “What If” Does Happen?

Some people just seem happy and positive all the time. They appear to never worry and fret. These people act like they eat rainbows for breakfast and ride a unicorn to work. But life isn’t all lucky charms. Sometimes it is just plain hard.

We should anticipate trials. Jesus promised trouble. “In this world you will have trouble,” He warned (John 16:33).  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Relationships 74 Comments

I AM is the God Who Fills in Your Gaps

Do you remember the first Rocky movie? (I just looked it up and there have been eight.) In the very first film about the Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa falls madly in love with the very demure Adrian who works at a Tropical Fish pet store. Adrian is very intelligent, shy, and cautious. Rocky is, well, none of those things. In one scene,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, When You Don't Like Your Story 58 Comments

Remembering Your Story

Steve and I were headed to the coast and stopped for our usual lunch break—Chick-fil-A—Just twenty minutes from our destination, it was one last time to fill up on sweet tea. While Steve purchased our nuggets, I took our Bernedoodle, Molly, for a walk in the grassy area between Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’.

Molly sniffed, stretched, and well, you know.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Christmas Inspiration, Gratitude 12 Comments

Wrapping Up Christmas

Who in the world would wait until Christmas Eve to do their Christmas shopping? I find it hard to believe the statistics that show December 24th is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so one season I decided to venture out to the stores and see for myself. I usually have my Christmas list complete by Thanksgiving to avoid the crowds,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Christmas Inspiration, Enough, Gratitude, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Relationships 119 Comments

Just What You’ve Always Wanted

Yard sales. I’ve never really liked them. But when we were preparing to move from our home of twenty years, we decided it was the best way to clean out the clutter and make a little money.

We displayed our lovely attic décor on makeshift plywood tables and waited for the bargain babes to descend. Two hours before the advertised opening time,  Read more…