Sharon JaynesDealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Living Free, Motherhood 95 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 my hometown.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMotherhood, 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 “like.”)

It has been said that to have a child is to have your heart go walking around outside of your body for the rest of your life.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesGeneral 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.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMotherhood, Prayer 109 Comments

Everything is Possible for Her who Believes


Everything is possible for him who believes, (Mark 9:23 NIV).

Once, a distraught father had an unruly son with multiple physical and emotional problems. Many people even said the boy was possessed by a demon. The dad had tried everything, but the boy continued to demonstrate anti-social behavior: throwing himself in the fire and then in water.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMotherhood 187 Comments

Super Mom is a Fairy Tale

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do no grow weary, (Galatians 6:9, NIV).

Super Momma

Don’t you just detest those mothers who seem to have it all together? You know her: super-mom. She is that mythical creature who never yells at her kids. Whose house is always spotless,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMotherhood 3 Comments

Grandma’s Inheritance

Today was a special day at the Jaynes’ household. We celebrated my radio broadcast on Lest you think us author types take these things like they are no big deal…don’t be fooled. We get excited!  The opportunity to encourage so many moms all across the country just thrills my heart!  So celebrate with us, and pray for those worn out moms who need an encouraging word and radio hug.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMotherhood, Prayer 6 Comments

A Mother who is a Prayer Warrior

A Mighty Warrior

Today’s Truth
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth (3 John 1:4 NIV).

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Proverbs 31 introduces us to the mother whose children rise up and call her blessed, as a “wife of noble character” (NIV), “an excellent wife” (NAS) and “a capable,  Read more…

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Lessons from a Bamboo Farmer

Lessons from the Bamboo Farmer

(In honor of Mother’s Day, Sharon’s devotion will focus on motherhood.)

Today’s Truth
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary (Galatians 6:9 NASB).

Friend to Friend
For years I told people that I was in labor for 23 hours.  Read more…

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Oil for my Lamp

Today’s Truth
“Her lamp does not go out at night…” (Proverbs 31:18 NIV).

Friend To Friend
Driving along the coast and coming upon a lighthouse is an inspiring sight.   Even though the map marks where the landmarks are stationed, it still brings a thrill when each one comes into view.  That’s how I feel when I see a mother nurturing her child.   Read more…