Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God 36 Comments

When You Forget…Remember Grace

Ann. I just love her. In just the few years I’ve know her, she has taught me much about gracious, grace-filled living. My friend Jill has the privilege of being a companion to Ann two days a week. But Jill is more than a companion…she is Ann’s friend. Last week Ann called Jill in a panic. “Jill, there are birds …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth 88 Comments

When You Feel You’ve Ceased to Matter

  For over a decade we were joined at the hip. Not a day went by when we didn’t talk on the phone…at least once. But sometimes friendships come unhinged. People change. Perspectives change. Purposes change. Passions change. While nothing went terribly wrong, and no hurtful words were exchanged, the void was vast beyond bridging. I felt tossed away. Discarded. …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Knowing God, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth 125 Comments

What To Do When Your Rooster Crows

I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of. The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before. Then I heard him. The rooster. ER-er-ER-er-ERRRR.  I’m not …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, Living Free, Living Fully 86 Comments

Do You Feel Stuck?

  That’s exactly the quandary I found myself stuck in several years ago. After I had gone to college for two years, I returned to my hometown to work as a dental hygienist. But the following spring, I felt a tug to return to college and continue my education. I prayed and looked into various programs, but couldn’t get clear …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Motherhood 94 Comments

Getting Out of God’s Way

  He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his way to a wedding in …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God 108 Comments

What To Do With a Broken Dream

  I’ve been thinking about broken dreams lately. We’ve all got them. Just different ones. So what are you going to do with yours? [tweetherder]Could it be that God is waiting for you to give Him the broken pieces of your shattered dreams so that He can make a beautiful mosaic from them?[/tweetherder] Could it be that you are clinging …

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Living Fully 93 Comments

S & H Greenback Store Redemption

   (Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.localhost/sjold, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than ever before! Now, on to today’s post!) “Christ …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 53 Comments

Get Real

 (Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.localhost/sjold, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than ever before! Now, on to today’s story!) “Yet this …