Sharon Jaynes Enough, Trusting God, Women in the Bible 28 Comments

Is God Enough?

Have you ever been reading the Bible and suddenly something grabs hold of you so tightly, you know, oh you know, that God has opened your eyes to a new truth? That He has spoken to you loud and clear? Not through someone else, but directly to you? That happened to me one morning while reading the story of Ruth,  Read more…

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When You Feel Empty

A sign was posted on a telephone pole by the grocery store:  LOST DOG with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken and recently castrated. Answers to the name of “Lucky!”

Perhaps as you’ve had times in your life when you’ve felt about that lucky! You’ve wondered how you can help someone else or encourage someone else when you feel so empty.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully 4 Comments

What if Jesus Were in the Boat With You?

As you head into the New Year, remember, Jesus is with you…always. Let me share a story about a little girl who taught me understand the peace we can feel when we remember that vital truth.

She was among an eager group of four-year-old children crowded around my feet as I taught their Sunday school lesson. I was the teacher and they were the students—or at least that’s how it started out.  Read more…

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Chosen by God

Have you ever felt that you were overlooked or ignored…like you were a nobody? Well, take heart, girlfriend. You are not alone.

In the Bible, we read the story of when the prophet Samuel went to anoint the next king of Israel. By God’s instruction, Samuel traveled to Bethlehem to the house of Jesse. He knew where to go and what family the king would come from.    Read more…

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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…

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When You’re Drowning in Bad Decisions

Have you ever made a bad decision that threatened to suck you into an undercurrent of destruction? I certainly have. This memory reminds me of the dangers of jumping in where I shouldn’t.

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

I was just a wisp of a girl—a six-year-old,  Read more…

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I Want A Daddy Who Loves Me

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today, and I thought you might be blessed by this too. With Father’s Day just a few days away, I want you to know this…no matter what your relationship with your earthly father is or was like, you have a Daddy who loves you!

I hugged my pink stuffed poodle to my chest.  Read more…

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If You Feel Like a Hot Mess…

Sometimes I feel like such a mess. I wonder what God even wants with me. Have you ever felt that way?

And then God reminds me that ALL His children are a mess in one way or another.

A common theme throughout Scripture is overcoming failure. Abraham passed his wife, Sarah, off as his sister because of fear (Genesis 12 and 20).  Read more…

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Failure Is Not Final

Have you ever felt like a failure? I sure have. Jesus’ friend, Peter sure did.

Three days after Jesus breathed His last earthly breath, the disciples received the news of the empty tomb from the women who had gone to visit the grave. Mark tells us an angel told the women to go and “tell his disciples and Peter” that Jesus was alive (Mark 16:7).  Read more…

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Are You Lying to Yourself?

Sometimes we need to have a little talk with ourselves. Let me explain why.

Every weekday morning my husband’s alarm clock goes off at 5:30 a.m. He gets up, showers, shaves, brushes his teeth, gets dressed, and places his jingling keys in his pocket. He clears his throat, blows his nose, and, well, does other noisy things. When he opens and closes the door leading to the garage,  Read more…