Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Women in the Bible 8 Comments

She Didn’t Have a Happily Ever After…But She Could Have

Today’s Truth “He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of …

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Do You Want to Get Well?

Today’s Truth “Do you want to get well? Get up! Pick up your mat and walk” (John 5:6,8, NIV). Friend to Friend Do you want to get well?  That seems like a strange question, doesn’t it.  But sometimes we can get so used to being soul sick, we don’t even realize that we are not truly well. Sometimes the chains …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living 2 Comments

Emotionally Crippled

Today’s Truth “Woman, you are released (set free) from your infirmity! (Luke 13:12 Amplified, note added).  Friend to Friend I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her.  She measured about four feet high, backed curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut.  Like an …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, God's love 2 Comments

The Hidden Treasure

The Hidden Treasure   Today’s Truth “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).  Friend to Friend Romans 8:28 is a verse in the Bible that has been loved and despised by many who struggle with difficult situations or mourn the …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, God's love, Trusting God 1 Comment

Jesus Loves, Me This I Know

Today’s Truth “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able …

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Freed to Start Anew

Freed to Start Anew  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)   Friend To Friend Laura lived in a small town with parents who were morally sound and family oriented.  She went to church from her earliest remembrance and was baptized when …

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When the Soul Bleeds

Today’s Truth “Do you want to get well?” (John 5:6b NIV). Friend to Friend When we read the story of Jesus healing the woman who had been bleeding for twelve years, it is hard for us twenty-first century women to imagine such a condition lasting for so long.  Medical science has progressed far beyond the rudimentary knowledge of Jesus’ day. …

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Battered and Bruised

Today’s Truth 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV) “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”  Friend To Friend The speaker came out onto the stage. He pulled out a one-hundred dollar bill. “Who would like this one-hundred dollar bill?” he asked. Hands shot up all around the …