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 of negative pregnancy tests and doctor visits,  Read more…

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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)

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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 she marches down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams.  Read more…

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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)

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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 radioactive iodide,  Read more…

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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). 

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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 loss of a broken dream.   Read more…

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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 to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”  Read more…

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A Father’s Strong Arm

Today’s Truth
Isaiah 59:1 (NIV) “Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.”

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I was just a wisp of a girl – a six-year-old, forty pound monkey with gangly arms and legs who vowed she could do anything her eleven-year-old mischievous brother,  Read more…

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Just Because You’re Mine

Today’s Truth
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV).

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Anabel Gillham was a woman who loved God, but had trouble accepting that God could love her.   Read more…

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A Daddy Who Loves Me

 

Today’s Truth  “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV)

 Friend to Friend  One of my favorite retreat topics is from my book, Dreams of a Woman – God’s Plans for Fulfilling Your Dreams.  In this book I talk about five dreams every little girl has: to have a daddy who loves me,  Read more…