Sharon Jaynes General Inspiration, God's love 24 Comments

Potluck Heaven

  “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” (Galatians 3:28 NIV). I recall as a young child time spent rocking on my grandma’s front porch and listening to the ladies from the missions society gossip about the heathens whose church was across the street from theirs. It …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully 47 Comments

Forgiving Yourself

  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:9 NIV).   An email comes to me hundreds of times every year. The names are different, the situations are varied, but the underlying theme is the same…I can’t forgive myself. Grace just doesn’t make …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, General Inspiration, God's love, Listening to God, Trusting God 73 Comments

Disappointment with God Part 1

 “All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful,” (Psalm 25:10 NIV). I sat on the floor playing a card game with my young son. It was shaping up to be one of the best summers ever. Steven was savoring every minute of the long hot days, our Golden Retriever, Ginger, had delivered seven adorable puppies, and after years …

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The Reflection in Your Groom’s Eyes

Today’s Truth “The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord” (Psalm 45:11, NIV) Friend to Friend In my last devotion, I talked about us being the Bride of Christ. But this time I want to focus on the groom. I think we can all agree that a woman never looks more beautiful than when …

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Some Things Never Change

Today’s Truth “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever!” (Psalm 136:1, NIV) Friend to Friend 2002 was a year of transition for me.  I changed positions at the ministry where I served, my son packed up to go away to college, my thyroid went out of control and had to be purposely destroyed with …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, God's love 2 Comments

The Hidden Treasure

The Hidden Treasure   Today’s Truth “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).  Friend to Friend Romans 8:28 is a verse in the Bible that has been loved and despised by many who struggle with difficult situations or mourn the …

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Jesus Loves, Me This I Know

Today’s Truth “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able …