Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 95 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed to do was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve gotten tired of the struggle—tired of trying. And you know what? I’ve missed many blessings because I threw up my hands in the battle and said, “Just forget it.” I don’t want to do that any longer.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Power of Words, Trusting God 44 Comments

When You Feel Empty

I don’t know about you, but the quarantine is leaving me feeling a bit empty. Being with my friends and church family is one way that I get filled back up after pouring out. Today, let me introduce you to a woman  who also felt empty. We’ll start with a sign I saw posted on a telephone pole…

A sign was posted on a telephone pole by the grocery store: “LOST DOG with three legs,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Trusting God, Women in the Bible 30 Comments

Is God Enough?

Have you ever been reading the Bible and suddenly something grabs hold of you so tightly, you know, oh you know, that God has opened your eyes to a new truth? That He has spoken to you loud and clear? Not through someone else, but directly to you? That happened to me one morning while reading the story of Ruth,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Listening to God, Living Fully, Trusting God 157 Comments

Hang On and Trust God

Have you ever felt that this thing called life is just too hard? I know I have.

I remember when my son was four-years-old and I was trying to teach him how to snow ski.  The first day was just horrible…at least it was for me. I felt like a down-covered workhorse as I lugged two sets of skis in one arm while dragging along Steven with the other.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Listening to God, Trusting God 6 Comments

When You Feel Empty

A sign was posted on a telephone pole by the grocery store:  LOST DOG with three legs, blind in left eye, missing right ear, tail broken and recently castrated. Answers to the name of “Lucky!”

Perhaps as you’ve had times in your life when you’ve felt about that lucky! You’ve wondered how you can help someone else or encourage someone else when you feel so empty.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 26 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 the point.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God 6 Comments

Can I Trust God?

Do you ever have trouble trusting God? I get it, we all do. This post is just for us occasional doubters.

I hopped up on the counter at the soda fountain and placed my five-year-old feet on the spinning stool in front of me. Dad sipped on a Coke and talked to the lady behind the counter with the red-and-white-striped apron tied around her waist.  Read more…