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 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 God's love, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Relationships 243 Comments

Red and Yellow, Black and White

A burning in my heart has been singeing my conscience for quite some time. The flames rise and relent with the nightly news and the NY Times, but the smoldering tension never quite goes away. Just when I think the embers have settled into a comfortable glow, the winds of injustice stoke the cinders and ignite the flames of prejudice as human beings brush up against each other with ignorant hatred and irrational hostility.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Praying Wives Club 38 Comments

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe

I know that devotions on marriage are difficult for many who are not married and perhaps would like to be. That’s why I usually keep the marriage devotions that minister to thousands of women in the month of February. Whether you are married or single, please pray for marriages in the Body of Christ to be strong.

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.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Praying Wives Club, Relationships 83 Comments

Prayer Can Change a Man’s Heart

I know that devotions on marriage are difficult for many who are not married and perhaps would like to be. That’s why I usually keep the marriage devotions that minister to thousands of women in the weeks around Valentine’s Day. Whether you are married or single, please join us me in praying for marriages all around the world. Also, the prayer at the end of this blog can be used to pray for anyone in your life.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Uncategorized 80 Comments

When the Devil Tries to Sneak Up On You

Did you know the devil wants to sneak up on you? He prowls around like a lion just looking for the right opportunity.

If Satan came to you in a little red suit with a pitchfork and announced himself as the devil, you wouldn’t believe a word he said. I wish he would, but he is cunning and disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).  Read more…

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, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Living Free, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 9 Comments

If You’re Going Through a Hard Time and Don’t Understand

Yesterday I wrote a devotion for Proverbs 31 Ministries. In light of all that happened in Texas this past Sunday, I’m thinking maybe you might need this encouragement too. I had to go back and read the words I wrote to remind myself of the truth of 2 Corinthians 4:18. Yep, sometimes we need to preach to ourselves.  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…