Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, God's love, Identity in Christ, When You Don't Like Your Story 50 Comments

God’s Always Working

Have you ever wondered where God was when your life was falling apart? Oh friend, let me assure you, He is always working behind the scenes. Just because we can’t see that He’s working, doesn’t mean that He isn’t.

I remember when  I met my husband at a college Bible study while we were in college. There he sat with the sleeves of his red flannel shirt rolled up over muscled biceps.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Relationships 243 Comments

Red and Yellow, Black and White

A burning in my heart has been singeing my conscience for quite some time. The flames rise and relent with the nightly news and the NY Times, but the smoldering tension never quite goes away. Just when I think the embers have settled into a comfortable glow, the winds of injustice stoke the cinders and ignite the flames of prejudice as human beings brush up against each other with ignorant hatred and irrational hostility.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, God's love, Identity in Christ 3 Comments

Chosen by God

Have you ever felt that you were overlooked or ignored…like you were a nobody? Well, take heart, girlfriend. You are not alone.

In the Bible, we read the story of when the prophet Samuel went to anoint the next king of Israel. By God’s instruction, Samuel traveled to Bethlehem to the house of Jesse. He knew where to go and what family the king would come from.    Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, God's love, How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ 8 Comments

What God Really Thinks About Women

What do you tell yourself about how God feels about you as a woman? What are you telling your daughters or your granddaughters? If you’re not sure, then keep reading. If someone has ever made you feel “less than” for being a woman then keep reading. If the words “go home” from social media last week broke your heart, then keep reading.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, God's love 99 Comments

When You Feel Like You’re Drowning in Bad Decisions

I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today and thought you might enjoy this too. Leave a comment at the end and be eligible to win a free LOVED cuff bracelet!

The current swift and fierce, I could feel my body being swept away like a hollow reed.

I was a 6-year-old, 40-pound wisp of a girl with gangly arms who vowed she could do anything her 11-year-old mischievous brother,  Read more…