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 A Sudden Glory, Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Knowing God, Living Fully 55 Comments

When You Feel Like Something’s Missing

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I thought you might enjoy this too. Welcome fellow allien!

One spring, our family hosted a 10-year-old Russian foreign exchange student. He went to school with my son and got a taste of what the American Christian family is all about. Alex’s English was very limited, and we depended on hand signals and facial expressions to get by.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully 19 Comments

When You’re Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of God’s Will

Have you ever been afraid to say “yes” to God? I have. Today I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you could use the encouragement too. Let’s jump in together!

I was sitting on the balcony, listening to excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below.

One particular little girl caught my attention.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 35 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out!

Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon.

I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Enough, Living Free, Living Fully 26 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…

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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…