Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships, Trusting God 132 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…

Sharon Jaynes Lovestruck, Power of Words 44 Comments

The Worth of a Good Word

Have you ever said something to someone and immediately wished you could take it back? That happened with me when I snapped at my husband in the worst way. I don’t write many posts about marriage, but I feel some of my married sisters might need to hear this today. (If you’re single, don’t leave me! I don’t do this very often.)

Steve and I were on a trip to celebrate my birthday.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Fully, Power of Words, Relationships 141 Comments

The Dancing Church

I don’t know about you, but a few of my greatest lessons on how to love other people haven’t come from church folks. For example, one came from a dance club. You read that right.

Nestled 50 feet off Highway 17 in Pawley’s Island, S.C., rests C.J.’s Beach Club. For years, Steve and I eyed the clapboard building tucked in the grove of myrtle trees,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Gratitude, Power of Words, Renewing your mind with the Truth 26 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

I so enjoyed all your comments last week listing what you are thankful for! I read them time and time again. What a wonderful way to enter into Thanksgiving week. In this strange year of of 2020, we still have much to be thankful for. But what about the times when we just don’t feel very thankful?

When the job stinks or the kids get on that last nerve.  Read more…

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 120 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…