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 Power of Words, Relationships, Uncategorized 33 Comments

Words That Breathe Life

Have you ever had times when you felt like you just couldn’t breathe? Stress weighs you down and the “to-do list” becomes the “too-much to-do list.” Sometimes we just need a friend to come and breathe life into us. And one of the ways they do that is with words.

When I was in my teens, I went scuba diving with some friends.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships, Uncategorized 34 Comments

Grandma’s Hands, Your Hands

On a shelf in my living room sits a black-and-white photograph of a young girl taken in the early 1900s. Her hair is pulled back with an oversized bow peeking from behind the edges of her head. Her dress is typical of the times, with puffed sleeves and a brimming lace collar resting on her shoulders. She isn’t smiling, and she appears to be somewhat awkward,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Marriage, Power of Words, Relationships 269 Comments

I Can’t Believe I Just Said That

What if your most snarly comments were caught on tape? Yikes! That’s exactly what happened to me. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy one of my most embarrassing moments!

My friend Catherine and I set out for a stroll through the neighborhood, just before the fireflies emerged to start their party. We chatted about raising boys, husbands and decorating dilemmas.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Relationships 215 Comments

Germs and Jesus

Hand sanitizers! We’ve never heard so much about washing hands and sanitizing hands in the history of man! It reminds me of a story about a little boy whose mother called him to come in from outside and wash up for dinner.

“But my hands aren’t dirty,” the boy argued.

“Yes, they are,” his mom replied.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Motherhood, Power of Words, Relationships 13 Comments

Zip It

Have you ever said something you wished you could take back? Silly question. We all have. But

I remember taking my son, Steven, to an amusement park just before he began fourth grade. It was hot, the lines were long, and I began to feel queasy from being gyrated and jerked to sudden stops from 60 miles per hour.  Read more…