Sharon JaynesA Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Listening to God, Living Fully, Relationships 72 Comments

When It’s Hard to Take the Bad with the Good

I sat on my screened-in porch, taken aback with the beauty of the morning surrounding me.

A layer of mist rose from the serene waters of the lake and hovered just above the surface. Rays of light slanting in from the east elongated shadows that all too soon would stand at attention in the noonday sun.

Pampas grass plumes praised their Creator with a gentle sway.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesLiving Free, Living Fully, Relationships, Uncategorized 10 Comments

What You Miss When You Don’t Forgive

One last wish.

The longing of a dying mother’s heart.

A wish that only one person could have satisfied. But he didn’t.

If you’ve read any of my books, you know that my childhood was a cauldron of violent arguments, alcohol induced rage, and physically terrifying fights. As a child I saw things that a child should never see and heard things that a child should never hear.  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 JaynesGeneral Inspiration, God's love, Relationships, Trusting God 46 Comments


One of the new features of my Blog is that I will have Guest Bloggers post from time to time. This will usually be when I’ve read something that stirs my heart, and want to share it with you. That’s what I’m doing today.

My brother left his wife and three teenage kids several years ago. (See, I told you I was just like you with messy families and the whole bit.) My sister-in-law has remained one of my best friends and his children are like my own.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesRelationships 3 Comments

Bracing Up Toppled Friends

Today’s Truth
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.  But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Galatians 6:1 TNIV).

Friend To Friend
It was just a bit of burlap peaking out from underneath the soil, but to our Golden Retriever,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesRelationships 10 Comments

Friendship God’s Unique Design

Today’s Truth
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24 NIV).

Friend To Friend
I believe that God, our Father, understands a woman’s desire to have close friends. He made us that way. He created us to be in relationship.

In Luke 1,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesGeneral Inspiration, Relationships 10 Comments

Pullig in the Welcome Mat

Today’s Truth
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up.  But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” (

Friend To Friend
I hate to admit it, but there have been times when I have pulled in my welcome mat from the front porch.   Read more…