Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 91 Comments

Trusting God in Trying Times

One phone call and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my trust in God was tested as never before. Could I trust Him with this?

Trusting God would certainly be easier if we could see Him and His angel armies face to face. But even though we can’t see the physical realm,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 112 Comments

No Plan B

Sometimes when I’m reading the Bible, one little sentence jumps out and grabs me by the heart. That’s what happened when I read 1 Kings 19:19-21. This was the day that Elijah the prophet called Elisha the farmer to take his place. Here’s the verse…

“He burned the plowing equipment…” 1 Kings 19:21

Okay, this might be the strangest Bible verse I’ve written about,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Free 70 Comments

When Love Hurts

Sometimes life is just plain hard, and we can’t understand what in the world God is doing. God showed me a picture to help me when I don’t understand  the pain of it all. Come sit with me in a hospital room.

“Mommy, Mommy,” Steven cried. “Don’t let them hurt me!”

My son, Steven, was about 3 years old when he contracted a severe case of the flu.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 26 Comments

Leaving the Land of Disappointment

Have you ever felt discouraged and disappointed? Silly question. We all have. Keep reading and you’ll see how Mary Magdalene handled those same feelings. Let’s see what we can learn from her.

Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get the point.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully 4 Comments

What if Jesus Were in the Boat With You?

As you head into the New Year, remember, Jesus is with you…always. Let me share a story about a little girl who taught me understand the peace we can feel when we remember that vital truth.

She was among an eager group of four-year-old children crowded around my feet as I taught their Sunday school lesson. I was the teacher and they were the students—or at least that’s how it started out.  Read more…