Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 18 Comments

“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (NIV)

It was a beautiful, crisp February morning when my new fiancé Steve and I traveled from our college town to his family’s home to announce our engagement.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Prayer, Trusting God 75 Comments

Daddy’s Got You

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut.

My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but decided it was best if Tripp were welcomed into the world sooner than later.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God, Uncategorized 356 Comments

When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now Richard (not his real name) was in jail.

From the outside, Richard’s life looked hopeless. Alcohol. Women. Anger. Hate. Unemployment. Failed relationships.

Richard’s rollercoaster life had fewer highs and lowers lows as time progressed.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Prayer, Trusting God 20 Comments

When Your Heart Needs More

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb, and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut.

My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but surmised that it was best if little Tripp be welcomed into the world sooner rather than later.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Relationships, Uncategorized 38 Comments

Let’s Chat about Why We Pray: Interview with Sharon Jaynes

[typography font=”Cantarell” size=”24″ size_format=”px”]Interview by Linda Rooks
FEBRUARY 5, 2014[/typography]

Praying for Your Husband_Page_1I feel honored, privileged, and excited to interview Sharon Jaynes, author of her new book, Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe. Sharon Jaynes is the former vice president and co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of 16 top selling books.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Trusting God, Uncategorized 4 Comments

When “For Better or Worse” Shows its Worse Side

I can still remember being sequestered in the “Bride’s Room” of our church just moments before the organist began to play for the early arrivals. As I sat in front of an oversized gilded mirror trying not to wrinkle my dress, I daydreamed about the man who would become my husband by day’s end. He was everything I had ever hoped for: handsome,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 40 Comments

A Momma’s Prayer

page and so many of my FB Friends liked it, I thought I’d share it with you too. This is a picture of  my son and I having coffee at Starbucks last weekend, just before I took him to the airport to fly back to his home. (If you’re not one of my facebook family, please pop over and click “like.”)

It has been said that to have a child is to have your heart go walking around outside of your body for the rest of your life.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Prayer 109 Comments

Everything is Possible for Her who Believes

 

Everything is possible for him who believes, (Mark 9:23 NIV).

Once, a distraught father had an unruly son with multiple physical and emotional problems. Many people even said the boy was possessed by a demon. The dad had tried everything, but the boy continued to demonstrate anti-social behavior: throwing himself in the fire and then in water.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Prayer, Trusting God 55 Comments

Trusting God to Answer Your Prayers

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you, (John 15:7, NIV).

I am blessed with some very special nieces and nephews. One of my favorite people in the world is my niece, Grace Anne. After college, Grace Anne served two years with a mission organization,  Read more…