Sharon Jaynes Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 21 Comments

Leaving the Land of Disappointment

Have you ever felt discouraged and disappointed? Silly question. We all have. Keep reading and you’ll see how Mary Magdalene handled those same feelings. Let’s see what we can learn from her. Sometimes you expect you’re getting a Rachel and you wake up with a Leah. Okay, I know that example might connect better with a guy, but you get …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, Living Free, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 28 Comments

The Scab You Won’t Stop Picking

I wonder if you’ve ever had hurt that just wouldn’t heal. I know I have. In today’s post, I’m talking to both of us. Maybe, just maybe, there is something we can do, or rather stop doing, to help the process. Five-year-old Brooke was sitting in the backseat of a minivan while her mom and I ran errands. “Mommy,” she …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 35 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out! Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve …

Sharon Jaynes Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 139 Comments

Can I Really Trust God?

This devotion is running over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I wanted to share it with you as well. I’m giving away a FREE Identity in Christ card at the end, so leave a comment and join the conversation. I stood in the front yard waiting for the yelling to stop before I went back inside. Dad had been drinking again, and Mom …