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Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Prayer, Relationships, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 18 Comments

When Family Gets Messy

My family growing up was one big mess. Fighting. Arguing. Yelling. Crying. And eventually, a lot of forgiving. If ever there is a place to learn about forgiveness…to practice forgiveness…to struggle with forgiveness…it is in the family. And interestingly, it is in the context of family where the word forgiveness first shows up in the Bible.

Let’s dig into Scripture today.   Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Enough, God's love, Knowing God, Listening to God, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer, Trusting God 40 Comments

What It Looks Like to Walk In Union with Jesus

Let me tell you a story about what it looks like to hang on to Jesus. It just might be what you need to do today.

Blondin” was the stage name for Frenchman Jean-Francois Gravelet. He was a young man who migrated to the United States with a troupe of acrobats employed by Master Showman P.T. Barnum. In 1858,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Never Less Than 31 Comments

God is Pursuing You

Don’t you love those movies when boy meets girl…and then boy pursues girl…then they fall in love? 

I was in college when I met my husband at a Bible study. He was sitting on the floor dressed in scruffy jeans, a red flannel shirt, and a strong face that needed a shave. The moment I saw him, I was smitten.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Gratitude, Knowing God 143 Comments

When People Get On Your Nerves

It’s coming. We can’t stop it. The holidays are upon us. And while it is a joyous time of year, it can also try our patience and get on our last nerve. Actually, it’s not the season itself…but the people.  Am I the only one who feels that way? I don’t think so…smile.

While pondering the happy and the harrowing feelings that come along with all this togetherness that is coming over the next six weeks,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, God's love, When You Don't Like Your Story 37 Comments

The Step We Trip On

It was a Saturday college football game and I was doing what I like doing best—not watching the game but observing people. My seat was on the end of a long row of Carolina blue bleachers, and a steady flow of fans walked up and down the concrete steps. After a while, I noticed that four out of five people walking up the stands tripped on the step right in front of me.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes God's love, Knowing God, Trusting God 28 Comments

The Father Ache

Father’s Day is coming up in just a few days. For some, it is a lonely day because the dad they loved has passed away or is absent from their lives.  For some it is a painful day because of past memories and disappointments. Wherever you are on the continuum of happy to heartbroken this Father’s Day,  keep reading to be reminded that you have a Heavenly Father who is the best dad of all.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Forgiveness, God's love 323 Comments

Second Chances

Aren’t you glad that God gives us second chances…and third…and fourth…and…

Perhaps one of the most memorable and heart-touching stories of grace and forgiveness is recorded in Luke 15. It’s what we’ve come to know as the Story of the Prodigal Son. This young man demanded his inheritance while his father was still alive, spent it all on riotous living,  Read more…