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…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 109 Comments

Do We Really Expect God to Answer Our Prayers?

Have you ever prayed about something, but didn’t really expect God to answer…I mean really expect it? That happened to a bunch of Peter’s friends.

In the early years of the church, King Herod had many Christians murdered and many more put in prison. James, the brother of John, was put to death with the sword, and Peter was thrown into prison.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, Living Free 432 Comments

The Danger of Keeping Score

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but after two weeks of holiday out-of-sync-schedule, I’m ready for routine. I love Christmas, but I love when everything gets back to normal. I’ve missed you! So I’m going to give away 5 free books. I’ll tell you how at the end of the blog.

Now, let’s reconnect with something that I’m committed not to do in 2019…keep score.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Living Free 13 Comments

Sometimes You Just Need to Breathe

It was one of my favorite trees. And it was dying.

We live on a lake, and my dying tree was truly a “tree planted by streams of water.” So how could it be dying? How could branches right in the smack dab middle of the bushy green be turning into kindling? It didn’t make sense.

I called an arborist to come out and take a look.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 17 Comments

When You Feel Like God is Far Away

Have you ever felt like Jesus was on vacation or lost your address? Have you ever cried out, “God, where are you?” I know I have.

A crisis of belief occurs for most of us during difficult situations. We know that God is all-powerful and could rescue, heal, or save us at any time. So we tend to feel abandoned or duped when He doesn’t.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Enough, Living Free, Living Fully 25 Comments

If You’ve Messed Up, You’re In Good Company

 When is the last time you messed up? I mean really messed up? Mine was last week.

When I trip and fall, I have a decision to make: stay in the dirt and grovel in defeat or get back up and keep moving forward.

Many women are living in silent defeat, comparing themselves to other women who likewise are living in silent defeat.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Enough, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 45 Comments

Being Grateful Amid Disappointment

What do you do when life just falls apart?

I wish I could tell you each time life throws me a curveball, I strike up a chorus of “It Is Well with My Soul.” I wish I could tell you that when my baby died, I hummed “Jesus Loves Me.” Or that when the pregnancy test came back negative for the thirty-sixth time,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 40 Comments

Failure is Not Final

Have you ever messed up big time? I know I have. Maybe that’s why I love Jesus’ disciple, Peter, so much. He made so many mistakes, and he seemed to make them when they mattered most.

Remember? He denied that he even knew who Jesus was…three times.

What did Jesus have to say about that?

Three days after Jesus breathed His last earthly breath,  Read more…