Sharon JaynesMarriage 2 Comments

Filled to the Brim

Today’s Truth
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim” ( NIV).

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Shortly after Jesus was baptized, he attended a wedding reception in the town of Cana, in Galilee.  Apparently Jesus felt very comfortable at such a party, and I imagine Him laughing,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMarriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 16 Comments

A Husband’s Prayer Warrior

 

 Today’s Truth
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12 NIV).

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Of all the roles and responsibilities that God has given wives,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMarriage 2 Comments

Then God Created a Helper

Today’s Truth
“And the Lord God said, ‘It isn’t good for man to be alone.  I will make a companion for him, a helper suited to his needs’” (Genesis 2:18 TLB).

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Do you remember the story of Creation recorded in Genesis?  I never cease to be amazed at that marvelous beginning of the Book I have grown to love…”In the beginning,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Identity in Christ 5 Comments

Debbie’s Acceptance of Her New Identity

Today’s Truth
“I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 6:10 NIV).

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Debbie’s paternal grandparents had both a housekeeper and groundskeeper who lived in their basement apartment.   Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, General Inspiration, Identity in Christ 2 Comments

Exchanging the Old for the New

Today’s Truth 
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV).

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Julianna came out of the womb ready to meet every challenge with determination, every celebration with enthusiasm, and every mystery with the passion of discovery.   Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Living Fully 2 Comments

Living Below the Bar

Today’s Truth
“So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons” (2 Samuel 9:11 NIV).

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Who in the world is Mephibosheth and what possessed his momma to give him such a name?  Well, I can’t answer the second question, but I can shed some light on the first. Mephibosheth was a man who was living way below his potential.   Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Living Fully 4 Comments

Cheap Nails

Today’s Truth 
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he (she) is a new creation, the old is gone, and the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

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One of the greatest philosophers of all time is Charlie Brown, the little round-headed kid in Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon.  But even Charlie Brown has his problems.   Read more…

Sharon JaynesGeneral Inspiration 21 Comments

A Brand New You!

Today’s Truth
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)h

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There’s a game that I’ve played many times at conferences and retreats as an icebreaker activity.  Each person has the name of a famous or infamous person taped to her back.   Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth 4 Comments

The Three-headed Monster Rears His Ugly Head

Today’s Truth
2 Corinthians 3:4 (NIV) “Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God.  Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”

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The three-headed monster of inferiority, insecurity and inadequacy can paralyze a Christian into inactivity and leave him or her sitting on the bench during the game of life …  Read more…