Sharon Jaynes Forgiveness, General Inspiration, Power of Words 10 Comments

Tearing Up the Scorecards

  Love is patient, love is kind…it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs, (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, NIV). She was at it again. Mrs. Barnett was getting out the scorecards and tallying up the points. I sat with an older woman as she began enumerating her family’s shortcomings. “Callie never comes to see …

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Renewing your mind with the Truth 3 Comments

No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Finally, brothers (and sisters), whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9, NIV). Martha …

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Power of Words 77 Comments

A Marriage Destroyed by Words

 (My devotions will focus on marriage for the month of February. If you’re not married, I encourage you to read them anyway! And while you’re reading, pray for your friends that are married.  Believe me, they will appreciate it. Also, give a special blessing by passing these devotions along to them! Here we go…)  “Let no foul or polluting language, …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Living Fully, Power of Words 5 Comments

Practicing Gratitude

God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3 KJV). Gratitude is the most effective way to deepen your consciousness to the fact that you are the object of God’s affection and love. [tweetherder][/tweetherder]Giving thanks awakens your senses to see God, to hear God, to taste and see that He is good. [tweetherder]When you feel far from God, praise will …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Power of Words 11 Comments

From Grumbling to Grateful in the Blink of an Eye

“Do everything without grumbling and arguing,” (Philippians 2:14 NIV) Monday I issued a challenge for you to wear a rubber-band around your wrist and pop it every time you grumbled or complained. Here are just a few of the pictures I received of brave souls who took me up on the challenge! I’m so proud of you! Now let’s talk …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Living Fully, Power of Words 38 Comments

The Danger of Ingratitude

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise,” (Psalm 100:4 NIV). “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 …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Power of Words, Trusting God 14 Comments

Ingratitude is Contagious…Don’t Be a Carrier

“When the Lord heard your complaining, he became very angry. So he solemnly swore, ‘Not one of you from this wicked generation will live to see the good land I swore to give your ancestors, except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see this land because he has followed the Lord completely. I will give to him and his descendants some of the very land …

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Power of Words 2 Comments

Words Can Captivate Your Man

 Today’s Truth “A good wife is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds” (Proverbs 31:10, The Message). Friend To Friend Today, I want you to use your imagination. I want you to imagine your husband sitting at his desk or at a quiet place at work. Imagine him lost in thought about how blessed he is to have …