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…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Power of Words 10 Comments

Getting the Joyless You Unstuck

First, let me apologize! I am doing an on-line Bible study for A Sudden Glory, and the blog mailing list and the Bible study mailing list got married for a very brief time yesterday. So you might have received Lesson 1 Day 2 by mistake. PLEASE don’t unsubscribe on that email. It will remove you from everything. The problem has been fixed and you should not receive any more Bible study emails unless you have subscribed to that as well.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 24 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

“Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).

Paul wrote the Thessalonians, “Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). We read that verse and think it rather nice. So we slap a sloppy coat of thanksgiving on life and go about our day. In reality, most of us are thankful for very little.

Notice the Bible doesn’t command us to feel thankful in all circumstances.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Trusting God 24 Comments

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…