Sharon Jaynes Enough 13 Comments

When the Devil Whispers “You’re Not Good Enough”

Have you ever felt that you were way over your head? I have–many times. My first large speaking engagement was back in the ‘90s. Why I said yes was beyond me. I had never stood up in front of more than a handful of women at my Bible study or our church’s women’s retreat. Even then, I didn’t have to …

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, God's love, Uncategorized 12 Comments

When you Need A Little G-R-A-C-E

There it was.
Carved in wood.
The evidence could not be denied.

Anna dropped her kids off at school and then went home to clean up a bit. She removed a hairbrush, school papers and yesterday’s jewelry from her dresser. And there it was. She couldn’t believe her eyes.

A nail. And a name. L-i-l-l-i-a-n … carved into the top of her dresser’s walnut surface.

Seven-year-old L-i-l-l-i-a-n hadn’t even bothered to hide the weapon used to commit the crime. The nail lay just where she had left it. Right on the dresser by her name.

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, Living Free 432 Comments

The Danger of Keeping Score

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but after two weeks of holiday out-of-sync-schedule, I’m ready for routine. I love Christmas, but I love when everything gets back to normal. I’ve missed you! So I’m going to give away 5 free books. I’ll tell you how at the end of the blog. Now, let’s reconnect with something that I’m …

Sharon Jaynes Uncategorized 12 Comments

What’s Your “But God” Story?

I don’t know about you, but my email box has been running over with holiday “stuff.” So I’ve been quiet lately to give you a break! But I did want to share what I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I pray it will be a reminder to be thankful for your “But God” story. Much love, Sharon My …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 15 Comments

God Sees What You’re Going Through

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today. I thought this might be an encouragement for you too. God sees what you’re going through! One day I was sitting on the patio with my new stepfather, Pete, waiting for the grill to heat up before placing steaks on to cook. My mom opened the door and gave Pete …

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Uncategorized 55 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

I just love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite time of year. A time to remember all that we have to be thankful for! But what about the times when we just don’t feel very thankful. When the job stinks or the kids get on that last nerve. When we’ve got too much to do and not enough me to do …

Sharon Jaynes Uncategorized 172 Comments

When You Feel Discouraged

Have you ever gone through a period of discouragement? Perhaps you’re in one right now. Believe me, I’ve been right there with you. I’ve hidden in the cave with Elijah, under the gourd plant with Jonah, and in the dessert with Moses. Discouragement comes when there is a gap between what you expect and what you experience—when there is a …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory 49 Comments

Thank God for My Dirty Floor

A friend told me of sitting with his father discussing the distribution of his “worldly goods,” when the time came to do so. “My dad had very little joy in his life,” Mike explained. “As we sat there discussing who was going to get what when he died, I saw a pride in him I had never noticed before. ‘I …