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Sharon Jaynes Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Fully, Power of Words, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 41 Comments

Turning “No I Can’t” into “Yes I Can”

I can do it. No, I can’t. Yes, I can. No, I can’t.

Have you ever had that conversation with yourself? You feel like God is calling you to reach out to someone, start a new venture, teach a Bible study, write a book, share a story about your past that you’ve never shared before. But then your fear shouts at your faith to keep quiet.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully, Never Less Than, When You Don't Like Your Story 29 Comments

Disqualified? Says Who?

Have you ever felt that something done to you or done through you disqualified you from doing great things for God? Let me tell you a story about when I felt sooooo disqualified.

My son, Steven, was in the ninth grade when I turned in the manuscript for my book, Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids.  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Enough, God's love, Knowing God, Listening to God, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer, Trusting God 40 Comments

What It Looks Like to Walk In Union with Jesus

Let me tell you a story about what it looks like to hang on to Jesus. It just might be what you need to do today.

Blondin” was the stage name for Frenchman Jean-Francois Gravelet. He was a young man who migrated to the United States with a troupe of acrobats employed by Master Showman P.T. Barnum. In 1858,  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Prayer, Trusting God 33 Comments

Are You Enjoying God?

There she lay in her beautiful box. A two-foot bride doll dressed in a white chiffon, pearl-studded wedding gown with matching veil. Her short-cropped, curly brown hair fell softly around her delicate face; her pink, plump skin felt amazingly soft; and her movable eyelids lined with thick black lashes opened and closed with her changing positions. The bride had perfectly shaped lips and crystal-blue eyes that appeared strangely real.  Read more…

Grace

Sharon Jaynes Living Fully, When You Don't Like Your Story 22 Comments

How Long Am I Going to Be Mad About It?

I was really upset with her. I don’t need to tell you the details because I want you to fill in the blanks yourself. I was really mad at _______ for ________. I’m not worried about you not having anything to put in those blanks because you’re human. We’ve all been really irked at someone for hurting our feelings, hampering our plans or a whole lot worse.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Fully, Relationships, Trusting God, When You Don't Like Your Story 24 Comments

God Puts to Use What He’s Put Us Through (and What We’ve Put Ourselves Through)

Chris, one of my friends, was in a seminary class when someone raised his hand and asked the professor: What is your best advice on how to be a good pastor?”

“Empathy,” the professor replied. “Have empathy.”

Then Chris raised his hand. “How do you get empathy?

With a trace of sad knowing in his eyes,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Listening to God, Living Fully 28 Comments

Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God

I want to tell you a funny story today. One that taught me a great lesson. Here goes…

Fourteen exhausted, sweaty teenage boys plopped down on the bottom step of the gymnasium bleachers—my son being one of them. The assistant Junior Varsity basketball coach paced back and forth, lecturing them on the error of their ways. In the style of Sergeant Carter addressing Gomer Pyle,  Read more…