Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, When You Don't Like Your Story 14 Comments

Going With The Flow Is Often Flawed

Have you ever heard someone say, “Just go with the flow?” Let me tell you a story about why that’s not always a good idea.

I met my husband at a Bible Study in college and quickly learned that he was a very frugal, industrious, and resourceful young man. On our first date, he came to pick me up in his ten-year-old Volkswagen Beetle that he had purchased for $725.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 20 Comments

Can I Trust God?

Have you ever wondered if you could trust God with your story? With your circumstances? With your struggles? With your dreams? Let me share why I had trouble trusting God as a new Christians…

I hopped up on the counter at the soda fountain and placed my five-year-old feet on the spinning stool in front of me. Dad sipped on a Coke and talked to the lady behind the counter with the red-and-white-striped apron tied around her waist.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, When You Don't Like Your Story 42 Comments

The Other Side of Why

2020 and beyond has been filled with the question “why”? So let’s go there today. I’m sharing over a Proverbs 31 Ministries today and I thought this might encourage you today too.

Many years ago, my son, Steven, and I sat on the floor in his room playing a card game. This summer was proving to be the best ever.  Read more…

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 120 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…