Sharon JaynesDealing with Your Past, General Inspiration, Living Free, Living Fully 8 Comments

How are Your Knee Jerk Reactions?

(Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.localhost/sjold, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than every before! Now, on to today’s story!)

“…train yourself to be godly,” (1Timothy 4:7 NIV).  Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully 2 Comments

Getting the Scoop

Grab a cup of coffee.

Pull up a chair.

And listen to my interview with Lisa Buffalo on Living Joyfully Free radio.

Oh, and you might want to grab a few Kleenex.


Just click on the picture to listen.

I’d love for you to come back and share your comments.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 18 Comments

Equipped to Handle Life

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work,” (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV).

When I worked in a medical office several years ago, we had what we called tray setups. On the trays were all the instruments we needed for various procedures.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God 32 Comments

Believing God Knows Best


“In all their distress he too was distressed,” (Isaiah 63:9 NIV).


When bad things happen we may never understand the why. God tells us, “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8-9).  Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 24 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

“Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).

Paul wrote the Thessalonians, “Give thanks in all circumstances,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). We read that verse and think it rather nice. So we slap a sloppy coat of thanksgiving on life and go about our day. In reality, most of us are thankful for very little.

Notice the Bible doesn’t command us to feel thankful in all circumstances.  Read more…