Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Power of Words, Trusting God 40 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…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God 6 Comments

Can I Trust God?

Do you ever have trouble trusting God? I get it, we all do. This post is just for us occasional doubters.

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, God's love, How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ 8 Comments

What God Really Thinks About Women

What do you tell yourself about how God feels about you as a woman? What are you telling your daughters or your granddaughters? If you’re not sure, then keep reading. If someone has ever made you feel “less than” for being a woman then keep reading. If the words “go home” from social media last week broke your heart, then keep reading.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, God's love 99 Comments

When You Feel Like You’re Drowning in Bad Decisions

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today and thought you might enjoy this too. Leave a comment at the end and be eligible to win a free LOVED cuff bracelet!

The current swift and fierce, I could feel my body being swept away like a hollow reed.

I was a 6-year-old, 40-pound wisp of a girl with gangly arms who vowed she could do anything her 11-year-old mischievous brother,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully 55 Comments

When You Feel Like Something’s Missing

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I thought you might enjoy this too. Welcome fellow allien!

One spring, our family hosted a 10-year-old Russian foreign exchange student. He went to school with my son and got a taste of what the American Christian family is all about. Alex’s English was very limited, and we depended on hand signals and facial expressions to get by.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's love, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 16 Comments

When You Wonder if God is Concerned About You

Have you ever felt like God has forgotten you? I know I have. When my husband and I lost our second child, I felt like God was far away, and didn’t see what I was going through. It was a wilderness time, and I felt very alone.

In Exodus 3, Moses was on the far side of the wilderness—literally and figuratively.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully 19 Comments

When You’re Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of God’s Will

Have you ever been afraid to say “yes” to God? I have. Today I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you could use the encouragement too. Let’s jump in together!

I was sitting on the balcony, listening to excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below.

One particular little girl caught my attention.  Read more…