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.  Read more…

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 the City Park lot for our overflow parking.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, General Inspiration 5 Comments

Seeing God in the Bread-and-Butter Plain Days

You know what? I liked my last post. I liked the beauty in my yard all white with snow. I loved how you love it!

But I never want you to think better of me than I really am. The snow melted. The mud remained. And the ordinary bread-and-butter plain days were back.

There were a few days between then and now when I wasn’t exactly sleuthing for God’s fingerprints throughout my day.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God, Uncategorized 191 Comments

When You Have the “Why Bother” Blues

2014

new year with new challenges…and a few old ones that slid right on over into 2014 like grease on a slick countertop.

Tell me, have you ever wanted to throw up your hands because the same old struggles cling to your heart and wrap around your soul.

“Why bother! I’ve prayed. I’ve tried. I’ve cried.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, General Inspiration, God's love, Renewing your mind with the Truth 7 Comments

He Loves Me!

I stood in a circle with a group of ladies to pray before heading to the podium to speak. They had been planning and preparing for about a year, and now the Christmas event was finally here. As we held hands in a circle of intercession, one of the women said, “This morning as I was sitting in the church praying for the event, God showed me that Sharon is very valuable to Him.” At that moment I began to weep…Read more

Sharon Jaynes General Inspiration, God's love, Relationships, Trusting God 46 Comments

DEATH, ROOMMATES, & A RANDOM CAT

One of the new features of my Blog is that I will have Guest Bloggers post from time to time. This will usually be when I’ve read something that stirs my heart, and want to share it with you. That’s what I’m doing today.

My brother left his wife and three teenage kids several years ago. (See, I told you I was just like you with messy families and the whole bit.) My sister-in-law has remained one of my best friends and his children are like my own.  Read more…