Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Free, Motherhood 8 Comments

G-R-A-C-E when you need it

There it was. Carved in wood. The evidence could not be denied. My niece, Anna, dropped her kids off at school and then went home to clean up a bit. She removed a hairbrush, school papers, and yesterday’s jewelry from her dresser. And there it was. She couldn’t believe her eyes. A nail. And a name. L-i-l-l-i-a-n…carved into the top of …

Sharon Jaynes Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 26 Comments

A Higher Place

911 Mom punched in the numbers and waited for the ambulance to arrive. She was having intense abdominal pains and the vomiting wouldn’t stop. I got the call, and for the next six weeks sat by her bed and watched her slip away. We talked about everything from the distribution of her material possessions to the best shampoo for shiny …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully 249 Comments

The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had in a Restroom

A few weeks ago, I was in the airport, headed to New Jersey. It was a typical rush, rush, rush morning. Grab the bags, trudge through traffic, hunt for a parking space, follow the herd, wade through security, dash to the gate. Folks aren’t usually very friendly in airports. Eyes look straight ahead. Purposed feet slap the floor. Overstuffed bags …

Sharon Jaynes General Inspiration, Listening to God, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth 22 Comments

Have You Left the Wrong Path Wide Open?

Last Sunday my pastor had to do some housekeepin’ fussin’ at our congregation before he started his sermon. It was a “Visitors, close your ears” moment as Jimmy interrupted the service for an important message from our neighbors. See, right beside our church property is a City Park. On Sundays, when our parking lot is full, we tend to use …