Sharon Jaynes God's love, Identity in Christ, Lovestruck, Trusting God 22 Comments

Comparison Kills Contentment

I was checking out my Facebook posts and feeling a little bit left out. It seemed everyone was having a big ole time with family and friends, and well, I wasn’t. It was Christmas time and it appeared that all the family gatherings were picture perfect…and mine wasn’t.

Pinterest postings of perfect sausage pinwheels. Facebook pics of glittery table setting with Christmas China and matching napkins.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's Promises, Identity in Christ, Living Fully, Power of Words, Prayer, Trusting God 29 Comments

When You Feel Empty

A sign was posted on a telephone pole by the grocery store: “LOST DOG with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken, and recently castrated. Answers to the name of Lucky!”

Perhaps you feel just about as “lucky” as that lost dog. Hobbling along. Impaired vision. Broken tail. Well, you get the picture. There was a woman in the Bible who also felt like she was out of luck and had nothing to give.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 43 Comments

When You Feel Discouraged

Have you ever felt the sting of rejection? That’s a silly question. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t.

When I first started writing, I sent off sample chapters to various publishers. Shortly after, rejection letters came creeping into my mailbox.

“Thanks, but no thanks. “Nobody knows you.” “Your manuscript does not meet our needs at this time.” “Blah,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Listening to God, Never Less Than, Relationships, Trusting God 59 Comments

Leaving the Land of Disappointment

I was so disappointed. I had worked really hard on a project, and to be honest, it was a flop. It seemed that not as many people loved it as much as I did. And it made me just want to pitch a tent in the land of disappointment and quit!

I think the women on Jesus’s ministry team must have felt the same way.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes God's Promises, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 41 Comments

When You Feel God Has the Wrong Girl for the Job

Have you ever been in a situation when you felt God calling your name to a particular task, and at the same time you felt that He had the wrong person for the job?

I remember when I felt God calling me to become a counselor at a Pregnancy Care Center during a time when I was going through infertility struggles.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes God's Promises, Identity in Christ, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 73 Comments

Do You Believe God Tells the Truth?

Did today’s title make you stop in your tracks? Did think to yourself, “Of course I believe God tells the truth!”  If so, keep reading.

God speaks to me in the comics. I know. That’s weird. But He does.

The Pickles comic strip features an older couple named Earl and Opal Pickles. One day Earl and Opal were sitting on a porch swing and the following conversation ensued.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's Promises, Identity in Christ, Perspective, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 192 Comments

What Would You Do with a Huge Inheritance?

I’ll be honest, I’m not a sports fan. I know which way a ball is supposed to go, but that’s about it. My husband, on the other hand, loves the games. If I’m sitting with him while he’s watching one, I want to know about the players’ families, where they’re from, and other nonsensical information that has nothing to do with the game.  Read more…