Grumpy or Grateful

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Gratitude 96 Comments

The Contagiousness of Grumpy and Grateful

A few months ago, I was in the airport headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning. Grab the bags, trudge through traffic, hunt for a parking space, follow the herd, wade through security, dash to the gate. Folks aren’t usually very friendly in airports. Eyes look straight ahead. Purposed feet slap the floor. Overstuffed bags roll behind.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Trusting God 43 Comments

God’s Litle Post-It Notes

I believe one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century was the Post-It Note. First there was yellow. Then came fuchsia, turquoise, buttercup, and magenta. From full-page mega notes to tiny little strips, sticky notes have kept me organized, tasks prioritized, and Scripture memorized. Mostly, they have served as visual reminders of information, events, and appointments not to forget.  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…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Knowing God, Names of God 24 Comments

Whatever You Need, God Is

I was exhausted. I was drenched in sweat. I was filled with inexplicable joy–a joy I had never known. It was the day Steven Hugh Jaynes, Jr. emerged from the pocket of my womb and made his grand debut into the world. And it was through that miracle that I understood an important name for God: El Shaddai.

When my son was born,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully 28 Comments

When You Want to Feel Closer to God

Have you ever felt that your love for Jesus has just grown cold? Maybe you feel that way right now. If so, keep reading…

Most of us come to Christ with a certain “inloveness”—a stirring of emotion mixed with an inexplicable knowing that we’ve discovered our reason for being. But some years into our spiritual journey, the wonder that swelled during the early years ebbs into routine religion laced with busyness.  Read more…