Sharon Jaynes How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ, Never Less Than 81 Comments

Do You Feel Rejected or Selected?

Have you ever dealt with rejection? I have. And it’s so hard. I remember one night…

I went to bed, pulled the covers over my head, and had a big ole pity party. Once again, I had been rejected…come in second place…told I wasn’t quite what “they” were looking for. The scarlet letter loomed large. It wasn’t an A like Hester Prynne’s in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book I had to read in high school,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes How Jesus Broke The Rules to Set You Free, Identity in Christ, Never Less Than 27 Comments

Woman, You Are Free from Your Suffering!

Is there anything in your life that causes you to slump? Maybe not physically…but emotionally?

When my brother was a teenager, my mother used to threaten him when he hunched over at the dinner table. “If you don’t sit up,” she would say, “I’m going to buy you a back brace from Sears.” I don’t even know if Sears made back braces then,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ 46 Comments

Not Just a Sinner Saved by Grace

I’m going to mess with some of you today. You might not like it. I’ll be honest, this messed with me when I first grappled with the common saying. See…

When I was a teenager, I gave my life to Jesus. I came to know Him as my Savior and Lord and followed Him with all the knowledge I had at the time.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Identity in Christ, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 25 Comments

Moving Beyond Disappointment and Grief

Grief is a funny thing. I can’t think of many who haven’t experienced grief in some form or another. So let’s talk about it today.

Grief is a natural response to a loss. It could be the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, or the loss of a dream. Grief is a complex weaving of emotions that accompany the loss of what was or sometimes the emptiness of what wasn’t.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, When You Don't Like Your Story 43 Comments

The Other Side of Why

2020 and beyond has been filled with the question “why”? So let’s go there today. I’m sharing over a Proverbs 31 Ministries today and I thought this might encourage you today too.

Many years ago, my son, Steven, and I sat on the floor in his room playing a card game. This summer was proving to be the best ever.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Identity in Christ, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 51 Comments

Crying in the Corner

Have you ever felt:“God, help me! Make this stop! Why are you letting this happen? Why are you allowing this person to hurt me? Don’t you love me? Don’t you care about me? I know you could get me out of this situation if you wanted to. Why don’t you make it go away?” If so, keep reading.

Steven was three years old when he contracted a severe case of the flu.  Read more…

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 Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Uncategorized 41 Comments

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I saw an instagram post that said, “Don’t you wish that liar’s pants  really would catch on fire!” There would certainly be a lot of flaming pants if that were true. Let’s talk today about how to respond when “the father of lies” speaks his native language.

We were in the fictional town of Amity Island, NY, where Jaws the man-eating shark,  Read more…