Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully 64 Comments

A Little Something Bagger Vance Taught Me

 

I was sitting in a darkened theater watching the movie Bagger Vance.  Now I know the theology wasn’t correct, but one scene caused tears to stream down my cheeks.  It was during a time when I was struggling with what God was calling me to do with my life.

Here’s how the story goes:

As a young man,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Trusting God 121 Comments

When “Yes” Seems too Hard

Lisa was a party girl who partied every chance she could get. She was a bartender. A cocktail waitress. A fun-lovin’ girl without a care in the world…until the stick turned blue.

Lisa had grown up in a Christian home and walked the aisle when she was eight-years-old. But in her twenties, Lisa put Jesus up on a shelf to live the wild life.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, God's love, Identity in Christ, Knowing God 32 Comments

Her Story, My Story, Your Story

 

[God said] “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” (2 Corinthians 6:18).

Once upon a time, not so very long ago or far away, a baby girl was born to parents who could not keep her. Neither parent was willing to release her for adoption, but neither was able to care for her.  Read more…

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A Daddy Who Loves Me

[God said] “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV).

When I was a little girl, my father spent most of his waking hours working at his building supply company, observing construction sites, and socializing with his colleagues and associates. Even though his place of business was only a few blocks from our home,  Read more…

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Disappointment with God Part 1

 “All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful,” (Psalm 25:10 NIV).

I sat on the floor playing a card game with my young son. It was shaping up to be one of the best summers ever. Steven was savoring every minute of the long hot days, our Golden Retriever, Ginger, had delivered seven adorable puppies, and after years of negative pregnancy tests and doctor visits,  Read more…

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When the Earth Drops Out From Beneath Your Feet Part 2

His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts,
(Isaiah 55:9 NIV).

 If it were up to me, I would have written some stories differently. I would have a little girl who would be twenty-one years old this year. Carol’s son would not be in prison. Linda’s twenty-year-old daughter would not be a quadriplegic because of a car crash at a tollbooth when she was a toddler.   Read more…

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When the Earth Drops Out From Beneath Your Feet – Part One

His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts,
(Isaiah 55:9 NIV).

Steve and I got married when we were both still in college. He was entering his fourth year of dental school, and I was just a few hours shy of completing my degree. The last year of school held many important decisions for us,  Read more…

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I Want to Be a Mommy

The last few weeks have gotten away from me, and I didn’t post on my blog. So I’m going to post all of the infertility/broken dreams posts at once!  If you know someone who has struggled in this area, it will be a great place for them to come and read to see that they are not alone. And even if you broken dream doesn’t relate to having or not having children,  Read more…