Sharon JaynesMarriage, 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 JaynesA Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Living Free, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God 12 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 JaynesPrayer, 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 JaynesConfidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Listening to God, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 8 Comments

Whose Voice Will You Listen To?

Last night was the end of March Madness when the UNC Tar Heels lost to the Villanova Wildcats by two points in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. (If I were you, I might stop reading right now, but don’t. Keep going.)

I’m not much of a sports fan, even though I attended the University of Chapel Hill.    Read more…

Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Knowing God, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth 125 Comments

What To Do When Your Rooster Crows

I sat on my back porch, wrapped in my fuzzy worn robe—the one that’s twenty years old that I just can’t seem to get rid of.

The birch trees waved “good morning,” and the newly planted gerbera daisies stretched their faces to the sun…just a bit higher than the day before.

Then I heard him. The rooster.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMarriage, 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 JaynesMotherhood, 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 JaynesGeneral Inspiration, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare 63 Comments

Are You Drifting or in a Storm?

(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!) 

“For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard,  Read more…