Sharon Jaynes Power of Words 41 Comments

The Guestbook

Happy summer! Can you believe it’s the end of July already! I thought I’d share a lesson God taught me and my family while we were on vacation. Grab some lemonade (or sweet tea) and let’s enjoy God speaking to us first one way and then the other during the last few weeks of summer! Just before leaving our rented …

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Uncategorized 55 Comments

Gratitude Changes Everything

I just love Thanksgiving! It is my favorite time of year. A time to remember all that we have 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. When we’ve got too much to do and not enough me to do …

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 …

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The Power of One Word From You

I was wandering around the tourist area of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Shelves with tacky little statues, snow globes with leaning towers, and ten dollar t-shirts crowed small booths for tourists. Shifty men with cases of “genuine fake” watches swarmed like bees. Rolex, Cartier, and Infinity—all for fifty bucks or less. Flashing fake gold and flaunting fake brands; their …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Power of Words 13 Comments

The Danger of Ingratitude

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise,” (Psalm 100:4). Right in the center of my Bible, I find an invitation into God’s presence. And while there is nowhere we can go away from God’s presence, we can certainly feel distant from Him. In Genesis chapter 2, we read of Adam and Eve’s original sin of disobedience to …

Sharon Jaynes General Inspiration, Power of Words 31 Comments

Put a Lid On It

 (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 story!) “… tongue …