Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 41 Comments

The Healing Side of Heartbreak

I watched my friend, Patricia, struggle through more than twenty years of a difficult marriage. Her husband left three times during the two decades—once before their three children were born, and twice after. They lived through nineteen different homes in multiple cities, revolving jobs, rumored affairs, cycles of financial plenty followed by financial deficiency. Eventually, after twenty-three years, Rodney packed his bags for the last time and left.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ, Never Less Than 81 Comments

Do You Feel Rejected or Selected?

Have you ever dealt with rejection? I have. And it’s so hard. I remember one night…

I went to bed, pulled the covers over my head, and had a big ole pity party. Once again, I had been rejected…come in second place…told I wasn’t quite what “they” were looking for. The scarlet letter loomed large. It wasn’t an A like Hester Prynne’s in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book I had to read in high school,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Never Less Than 31 Comments

God is Pursuing You

Don’t you love those movies when boy meets girl…and then boy pursues girl…then they fall in love? 

I was in college when I met my husband at a Bible study. He was sitting on the floor dressed in scruffy jeans, a red flannel shirt, and a strong face that needed a shave. The moment I saw him, I was smitten.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Never Less Than, Prayer 103 Comments

Jesus, Where Were You?

Have you ever gone through a situation and wondered, Jesus where are You? If You had been here, this wouldn’t have happened? The loss of a loved one? The crash of a car? The devastation of property? Did you know that two women in the Bible felt the same way…and actually told Jesus just how they felt about it!

Jesus loved Mary,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ, Never Less Than 27 Comments

Woman, You Are Free from Your Suffering!

Is there anything in your life that causes you to slump? Maybe not physically…but emotionally?

When my brother was a teenager, my mother used to threaten him when he hunched over at the dinner table. “If you don’t sit up,” she would say, “I’m going to buy you a back brace from Sears.” I don’t even know if Sears made back braces then,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Listening to God, Living Fully 28 Comments

Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God

I want to tell you a funny story today. One that taught me a great lesson. Here goes…

Fourteen exhausted, sweaty teenage boys plopped down on the bottom step of the gymnasium bleachers—my son being one of them. The assistant Junior Varsity basketball coach paced back and forth, lecturing them on the error of their ways. In the style of Sergeant Carter addressing Gomer Pyle,  Read more…