Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Knowing God, Names of God 24 Comments

Whatever You Need, God Is

I was exhausted. I was drenched in sweat. I was filled with inexplicable joy–a joy I had never known. It was the day Steven Hugh Jaynes, Jr. emerged from the pocket of my womb and made his grand debut into the world. And it was through that miracle that I understood an important name for God: El Shaddai.

When my son was born,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesKnowing God, Names of God, Trusting God 38 Comments

Let God Soothe Your Longings

 (Beginning August 1, the content of my blog will be completely different from the Girlfriends in God devotions. So if you are not signed up for my blog at www.localhost/sjold, please do it today…and invite all your friends. We’re going to have more give-a-ways, more personal interaction, and more inspiration than ever before! Now, on to today’s post!)

I was exhausted.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesDealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, God's love, Knowing God, Names of God 17 Comments

A Daddy Who Loves Me

[God said] “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NIV).

When I was a little girl, my father spent most of his waking hours working at his building supply company, observing construction sites, and socializing with his colleagues and associates. Even though his place of business was only a few blocks from our home,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Names of God 26 Comments

Whatever You Need, God Is


“I am God Almighty (El Shaddai); walk before me faithfully and be blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.” (Genesis 17:1)

I was exhausted. I was drenched in sweat. I was filled with inexplicable joy – a joy I had never known. It was the day Steven Hugh Jaynes,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesGeneral Inspiration, Names of God 64 Comments

The Ancient of Days


“I kept looking until thrones were set up, and the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow and the hair of His head like pure wool.” (Daniel 7:9 NASB)


Hip huggers. Bellbottoms. Tie dyed t-shirts. Platform shoes. Guitars. Loud Music. Pass it On. Bibles. Teenagers. Long stringy hair parted down the middle on both boys and girls.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesNames of God, Trusting God 85 Comments

God Sees What You’re Going Through


She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me [El Roi],” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” (Genesis 16:13 NIV) 

One day I was sitting on the patio with a friend, Beth, and her step-father, Sam. We were waiting for the grill to heat up before placing steaks on to cook.  Read more…