Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, God's love, God's Promises, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, When You Don't Like Your Story 128 Comments

What If Your Worst “What If” Does Happen?

Some people just seem happy and positive all the time. They appear to never worry and fret. These people act like they eat rainbows for breakfast and ride a unicorn to work. But life isn’t all lucky charms. Sometimes it is just plain hard.

We should anticipate trials. Jesus promised trouble. “In this world you will have trouble,” He warned (John 16:33).  Read more…

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Sharon Jaynes God's Promises, Identity in Christ, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 73 Comments

Do You Believe God Tells the Truth?

Did today’s title make you stop in your tracks? Did think to yourself, “Of course I believe God tells the truth!”  If so, keep reading.

God speaks to me in the comics. I know. That’s weird. But He does.

The Pickles comic strip features an older couple named Earl and Opal Pickles. One day Earl and Opal were sitting on a porch swing and the following conversation ensued.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Knowing God, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 26 Comments

He’s Got 2020 in His Hands

2020 doesn’t mean what it used to. It seems like there’s nothing perfect about it. But this one thing I know. God is in control. Let me share a story about how I saw God’s hand intervene on a very imperfect night. (By the way, I have an exciting announcement for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book after the end of today’s post!)

It was a beautiful crisp February morning when Steve and I traveled from our college town of Chapel Hill,  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 Power of Words, Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 212 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 40 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 85 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 82 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…