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 A Sudden Glory, Knowing God, Names of God 24 Comments

Whatever You Need, God Is

I was exhausted. I was drenched in sweat. I was filled with inexplicable joy–a joy I had never known. It was the day Steven Hugh Jaynes, Jr. emerged from the pocket of my womb and made his grand debut into the world. And it was through that miracle that I understood an important name for God: El Shaddai.

When my son was born,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 26 Comments

He’s Got 2020 in His Hands

2020 doesn’t mean what it used to. It seems like there’s nothing perfect about it. But this one thing I know. God is in control. Let me share a story about how I saw God’s hand intervene on a very imperfect night. (By the way, I have an exciting announcement for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book after the end of today’s post!)

It was a beautiful crisp February morning when Steve and I traveled from our college town of Chapel Hill,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Power of Words, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Uncategorized 39 Comments

Neutralizing Toxic Talk

There is so much toxic talk these days. Political ads, tweets, FB posts, and heated arguments among family and friends. It makes me tired. Does it you? It reminds me of an oil spill.

Remember when that 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline was covered with black slimy crude oil by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound and disrupted the ecological balance of nature.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully 55 Comments

When You Feel Like Something’s Missing

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I thought you might enjoy this too. Welcome fellow allien!

One spring, our family hosted a 10-year-old Russian foreign exchange student. He went to school with my son and got a taste of what the American Christian family is all about. Alex’s English was very limited, and we depended on hand signals and facial expressions to get by.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Knowing God, Living Fully 18 Comments

When We’re Not Enjoying God

When I was a little girl, I loved pretending to be a bride. I’d wrap a sheet around my body, drape a towel over my head, and hold a bouquet of plastic flowers to my chest. Then I would start at one end of the hallway in our ranch-style house and saunter down the “aisle.” In my little mind, all eyes were on me as my sheet became a pearl-studded wedding gown,  Read more…