Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, When You Don't Like Your Story 19 Comments

This is Not How I Thought My Story Would Go

Have you ever thought, this isn’t how I thought my story would go? I certainly have, and I bet I’m not the only one.

After years of negative pregnancy tests, I mourned because life wasn’t turning out like I thought it would. There would be no gaggle of laughing children filling my home, no crowded kitchen table at mealtimes,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Uncategorized 41 Comments

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I saw an instagram post that said, “Don’t you wish that liar’s pants  really would catch on fire!” There would certainly be a lot of flaming pants if that were true. Let’s talk today about how to respond when “the father of lies” speaks his native language.

We were in the fictional town of Amity Island, NY, where Jaws the man-eating shark,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Power of Words 118 Comments

T.H.I.N.K.

What does it really mean to take every thought captive? Put on your cowgirl boots and imagine this scenario with me…

I was at my first rodeo…yes, this WAS my first rodeo. The little calf bursts from the stall, and then the cowboy and his steed follow in close pursuit. With his lasso in hand, the cowboy swings the rope in the air and attempts to catch the little heifer before she escapes out the corral door at the opposite side of the arena.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 112 Comments

No Plan B

Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. This was the day that Elijah the prophet called Elisha the farmer to take his place. Here’s the verse…

“He burned the plowing equipment…” 1 Kings 19:21

Okay, this might be the strangest Bible verse I’ve written about,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 96 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed to do was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve gotten tired of the struggle—tired of trying. And you know what? I’ve missed many blessings because I threw up my hands in the battle and said, “Just forget it.” I don’t want to do that any longer.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Power of Words, Trusting God 44 Comments

When You Feel Empty

I don’t know about you, but the quarantine is leaving me feeling a bit empty. Being with my friends and church family is one way that I get filled back up after pouring out. Today, let me introduce you to a woman  who also felt empty. We’ll start with a sign I saw posted on a telephone pole…

A sign was posted on a telephone pole by the grocery store: “LOST DOG with three legs,  Read more…