Sharon Jaynes Power of Words 41 Comments

The Guestbook

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s the end of July already! I thought I’d share a lesson God taught me and my family while we were on vacation. Grab some lemonade (or sweet tea) and let’s enjoy God speaking to us first one way and then the other during the last few weeks of summer! Just before leaving our rented …

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Marriage 6 Comments

Little Foxes (and One Big One) that Can Destroy a Marriage

Hey! I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today today and wanted to share this with you too! Little foxes can sneak in and destroy all relationships, with friends, family members, boyfriends, and co-workers. So let’s be on the lookout and see if there are any little foxes that are sneaking around.  Today, we’re looking at one particularly sneaky …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 25 Comments

Slow Down and Listen

Summer is the perfect time to slow down and listen. I pray that you will have some time to relax, recharge, and allow God to restore your soul in the next few weeks. Today’s blog is what God showed me one day about what I miss when I’m in a constant state of hectivity.  (That’s my new made up word …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 35 Comments

Competing is for Athletes…not Friends

One thing I love about summer is hummingbirds…except when they fight. I just don’t get it. The feeder is full. The nectar is fresh. The four yellow perches are available and waiting. And two hummingbirds are fighting over it. Every morning I get up and have a cup of coffee with God on my screened-in back porch. Right outside the …

Sharon Jaynes Enough 7 Comments

When You’re Drowning in Bad Decisions

Have you ever made a bad decision that threatened to suck you into an undercurrent of destruction? I certainly have. This memory reminds me of the dangers of jumping in where I shouldn’t. The current swift and fierce. I could feel my body being swept away like a hollow reed. I was just a wisp of a girl—a six-year-old, forty-pound …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, God's love 31 Comments

I Want A Daddy Who Loves Me

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today, and I thought you might be blessed by this too. With Father’s Day just a few days away, I want you to know this…no matter what your relationship with your earthly father is or was like, you have a Daddy who loves you! I hugged my pink stuffed poodle to my chest. …

Sharon Jaynes Uncategorized 10 Comments

That Little Sneaky Path To A Bad Place

One Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a city park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is full, we tend to use …

Sharon Jaynes Enough 12 Comments

If You Feel Like a Hot Mess…

Sometimes I feel like such a mess. I wonder what God even wants with me. Have you ever felt that way? And then God reminds me that ALL His children are a mess in one way or another. A common theme throughout Scripture is overcoming failure. Abraham passed his wife, Sarah, off as his sister because of fear (Genesis 12 …

Sharon Jaynes Enough 5 Comments

Failure Is Not Final

Have you ever felt like a failure? I sure have. Jesus’ friend, Peter sure did. Three days after Jesus breathed His last earthly breath, the disciples received the news of the empty tomb from the women who had gone to visit the grave. Mark tells us an angel told the women to go and “tell his disciples and Peter” that …