Sharon Jaynes Blog Post

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Prayer, Trusting God 33 Comments

Are You Enjoying God?

There she lay in her beautiful box. A two-foot bride doll dressed in a white chiffon, pearl-studded wedding gown with matching veil. Her short-cropped, curly brown hair fell softly around her delicate face; her pink, plump skin felt amazingly soft; and her movable eyelids lined with thick black lashes opened and closed with her changing positions. The bride had perfectly shaped lips and crystal-blue eyes that appeared strangely real.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes July 12th Blog Post

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Relationships 119 Comments

Shaping Worries into Prayers

Harper and I were having a visit on Facetime. This five-year-old bundle of love, my niece’s daughter, was telling me all about her Guinea pig, Skittles. Skittles was her new best friend. He went down the sliding board with her, nibbled on baby carrots at tea parties across from her, and nestled in the mini stroller in front of her during walks.  Read more…

The Danger of Going with the Flow

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, When You Don't Like Your Story 26 Comments

The Danger of Going with the Flow

I met my husband at a Bible Study in college and quickly learned that he was a very frugal, industrious, and resourceful young man. On our first date, he came to pick me up in his ten-year-old Volkswagen Beetle that he had purchased for $725. He says it was yellow. I say it was beige. Regardless of the color, this fine piece of machinery had several not-so-fine features.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough 24 Comments

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Remember the first time you watched the movie, Jaws? I didn’t go in the water the entire summer after that. When my son was in middle school, we thought it might be fun for him to experience the reenactment!

We were in the fictional town of Amity Island, NY, where Jaws the man-eating shark, lurked below the surface of the still waters and terrorized vacationers who dared go there.  Read more…

May 24th Blog Post

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Trusting God 82 Comments

God Sees What You’re Going Through

Let’s face it. People let us down. They disappoint us. And sometimes it seems God does too. 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 trust.  Read more…

Grumpy or Grateful

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Gratitude 99 Comments

The Contagiousness of Grumpy and Grateful

A few months ago, I was in the airport headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning. Grab the bags, trudge through traffic, hunt for a parking space, follow the herd, wade through security, dash to the gate. Folks aren’t usually very friendly in airports. Eyes look straight ahead. Purposed feet slap the floor. Overstuffed bags roll behind.  Read more…