Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, General Inspiration 343 Comments

Friday Friend Giveaway! The Smallest Gifts Grow Big with God

In my travels, I get to meet the most awesome women! While speaking at Ada Bible Church in Ada, Michigan, I was introduced to Susie Finkbeiner and her amazing gift for storytelling. I read one of her novels, A Cup of Dust, and I was hooked. Since then, I have read every fiction book Susie has published! I’m so excited …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 52 Comments

Moving Past Disappointment

Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get the point. Let me try that again. What do you do after you’ve crossed the Red Sea of obstacles, only to be dying of thirst at Marah three days later? How do …

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 138 Comments

When You Don’t Want to Go Back to the Way You Were

I just got my braces off…again. I have had braces on my upper teeth three times. Count them. One. Two. Three. As the orthodontist explained, “Teeth have a memory. They always want to go back to the way they were.” As soon as he said those words, I felt convicted. I have a tendency to go back to the way …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, General Inspiration, God's love, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 9 Comments

When You Don’t Like the Story God is Writing

I often think of my life like a story God is writing…and so is yours. And to be honest, some parts of the story I don’t really like. If it were up to me, I would have written some of it differently. My second child would not have died, and I would have a daughter who would be 26 years …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, General Inspiration, Listening to God, Living Free, Marriage, Uncategorized 37 Comments

When We Ignore the Warning Signs

It’s been hard. Really hard. These past five weeks have taken their toll. I’m amazed at how such a little thing turned into such a big deal. Ever been there? One word turned into a world of argument? One decision turned into a downward decline? One email turned into an erased relationship. One mistake turned into a messed up menagerie …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 175 Comments

Let It Go! God Has.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already mid-January. I hope you’ve been refreshed and revived with the start of a New Year. I love the word, “new”. Don’t you? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Today, I’m praising God for the newness …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Women in the Bible 2 Comments

What About Mary? What About You?

The story of Mary always touches me at the core of my being. What an amazing encounter for a girl so young. God’s plan of redemption was held by the thread of a teenage girl from Nazareth. Who knew it would be so strong? We don’t know exactly how old Mary was at the time of Gabriel’s proclamation. Commentaries have …