Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships 45 Comments

We Need Each Other

God has not called us to go through life alone.

Looking out my den window I noticed two of my neighbors puttering slowly down the street. Ernestine, with her bald head snuggled in a woolen cap, held tightly to Patti’s supporting arm. Patti’s chestnut hair, just two inches long, shone like a victor’s crown of a cancer survivor.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Power of Words, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Uncategorized 39 Comments

Neutralizing Toxic Talk

There is so much toxic talk these days. Political ads, tweets, FB posts, and heated arguments among family and friends. It makes me tired. Does it you? It reminds me of an oil spill.

Remember when that 1,200 miles of Alaskan shoreline was covered with black slimy crude oil by the Exxon Valdez oil spill?  Eleven million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Prince William Sound and disrupted the ecological balance of nature.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Power of Words 117 Comments

T.H.I.N.K.

What does it really mean to take every thought captive? Put on your cowgirl boots and imagine this scenario with me…

I was at my first rodeo…yes, this WAS my first rodeo. The little calf bursts from the stall, and then the cowboy and his steed follow in close pursuit. With his lasso in hand, the cowboy swings the rope in the air and attempts to catch the little heifer before she escapes out the corral door at the opposite side of the arena.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 211 Comments

Standing in the Gap

Have you ever felt like you weren’t capable of doing what God called you to do? I’m thinking you answered yes. So come listen in on a surprise conversation I had with my Girlfriend in God, Mary.  

I was in the restroom touching up my makeup before teaching a Bible study to a group of women. I was having one of those moments when I looked in the mirror and thoughts began swirling in my head.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships, Uncategorized 33 Comments

Words That Breathe Life

Have you ever had times when you felt like you just couldn’t breathe? Stress weighs you down and the “to-do list” becomes the “too-much to-do list.” Sometimes we just need a friend to come and breathe life into us. And one of the ways they do that is with words.

When I was in my teens, I went scuba diving with some friends.  Read more…

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Grandma’s Hands, Your Hands

On a shelf in my living room sits a black-and-white photograph of a young girl taken in the early 1900s. Her hair is pulled back with an oversized bow peeking from behind the edges of her head. Her dress is typical of the times, with puffed sleeves and a brimming lace collar resting on her shoulders. She isn’t smiling, and she appears to be somewhat awkward,  Read more…