Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, When You Don't Like Your Story 48 Comments

This Is Not How I Thought My Story Would Go

I wonder, has your life turned out like you thought it would? If you’re like most of us, your answer is probably “no.” Maybe it’s better than you imagined. Maybe it’s worse than you thought possible. Most likely it’s just different.

When I hit 40, I realized life wasn’t turning out like I thought it would. There would be no gaggle of laughing children filling my home,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 21 Comments

Getting a Heavenly Perspective on Earthly Problems

My husband woke one morning with a nostalgic urge to revisit the small North Carolina town where he spent the first eight years of his childhood. At family gatherings, he and his twin brother recounted endless stories of playing kick-the-can and baseball in their front yard, which was “at least the size of a football field.”

They recalled long hardwood hallways where they slid sock-footed,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully 28 Comments

When You Want to Feel Closer to God

Have you ever felt that your love for Jesus has just grown cold? Maybe you feel that way right now. If so, keep reading…

Most of us come to Christ with a certain “inloveness”—a stirring of emotion mixed with an inexplicable knowing that we’ve discovered our reason for being. But some years into our spiritual journey, the wonder that swelled during the early years ebbs into routine religion laced with busyness.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 91 Comments

Trusting God in Trying Times

One phone call and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my trust in God was tested as never before. Could I trust Him with this?

Trusting God would certainly be easier if we could see Him and His angel armies face to face. But even though we can’t see the physical realm,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 112 Comments

No Plan B

Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. This was the day that Elijah the prophet called Elisha the farmer to take his place. Here’s the verse…

“He burned the plowing equipment…” 1 Kings 19:21

Okay, this might be the strangest Bible verse I’ve written about,  Read more…