Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Power of Words 10 Comments

Consider This Before You Say “I’m Fat”

What will little girls think about their bodies? Their beauty? Their worth? So much depends on us. One of the most important statement I make in my book, The Power of a Woman’s Words is this: “” That is a daunting thought.  My niece, Anna, posted about a poignant moment with her eight year old daughter on Facebook, and I …

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Free, Motherhood 8 Comments

G-R-A-C-E when you need it

There it was. Carved in wood. The evidence could not be denied. My niece, Anna, dropped her kids off at school and then went home to clean up a bit. She removed a hairbrush, school papers, and yesterday’s jewelry from her dresser. And there it was. She couldn’t believe her eyes. A nail. And a name. L-i-l-l-i-a-n…carved into the top of …

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood 2 Comments

When You Feel Like a Bad Mom

I wanted to climb into the mailbox where I had just dropped in my manuscript and get it out! But I wouldn’t fit. My son was in middle school when I decided to write the book, Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids. (The words Middle School should give you a heads up that this is not going to be …

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood 67 Comments

“Just” a Mom? I Don’t Think So!

(Congratulations  to Linda and Tammy Jo. Winners of the Starbucks gift cards from the comments of the last blog post, Steve, Steven, and I pulled up our chairs at a cowboy barbecue in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a ho-down sure ‘nough. About 500 of us pretend cow pokes sidled up to paper covered tables with steaming plates of chow. …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Motherhood 94 Comments

Getting Out of God’s Way

  He ironed. I watched. I stood in the door frame of my guest room, watching my nephew, Jonathan, iron the wrinkles out of his crumpled shirt – the rumpled creases out of his crumpled heart. He ironed and talked. I watched and listened. Jonathan, my twenty-seven-year-old nephew, stopped by for a visit on his way to a wedding in …

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 40 Comments

A Momma’s Prayer

page and so many of my FB Friends liked it, I thought I’d share it with you too. This is a picture of  my son and I having coffee at Starbucks last weekend, just before I took him to the airport to fly back to his home. (If you’re not one of my facebook family, please pop over and click …

Sharon Jaynes General Inspiration, Motherhood 46 Comments

Grandma’s Inheritance

  Older women…encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, (Titus 2:3,5 NASB). As far as I can remember, my Grandma Edwards was always old. She didn’t have many material possessions, but she had a sharp mind, a determined spirit, and buckets full of love. She was a small-framed woman …