Sharon JaynesGeneral Inspiration, Living Fully 143 Comments

Eating Crow


Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever,  (1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV).


Sometimes we like what life serves up—and sometimes we don’t. But most of the time it simply depends on the attitude of the person holding the spoon. Such was the case one evening when I went to dinner with friends to the Sanitary Fish Market.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesGeneral Inspiration, Living Fully 18 Comments

Shabby Chic Refinishing

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 corinthians 5:17 NIV).

Junk. That’s what my family and friends thought of most of my purchases. But to me, they were treasures waiting to be revealed.

When I was in my late teens, I had an unusual fetish for beat-up antique furniture.  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 JaynesExpectant Living, Living Fully, Trusting God 34 Comments

Jump Into Abba’s Arms


“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV).

One night a family was startled from sleep by the piercing blare of their smoke detector. The house was on fire and smoke swirled up the wooden staircase. The father bolted from his bed and ran to his children’s room.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Living Fully, Prayer 33 Comments

Sit Down and Be Quiet


“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted.  He did the same with the fish,” (John 6:11 NIV). 

Have you ever noticed this pattern in the gospels – the disciples get in a bind and Jesus bails them out.  It reminds me of the old fifties program,  Read more…