Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Trusting God 24 Comments

When the Earth Drops Out From Beneath Your Feet – Part One

His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts,
(Isaiah 55:9 NIV).

Steve and I got married when we were both still in college. He was entering his fourth year of dental school, and I was just a few hours shy of completing my degree. The last year of school held many important decisions for us,  Read more…

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The Widow’s Mite

Today’s Truth
“Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny” (Mark 12:41-42, NIV).

Friend to Friend
Beatrice woke as the morning sun peeked through the closed shutters of her sparse bedroom. Every joint in her tired old body creaked like a grinding wheel in dire need of good oiling.  Read more…

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Jesus Loves, Me This I Know

Today’s Truth
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”  Read more…

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Taking the Good with the Bad

Today’s Truth
“And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone, (1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV).

Friend To Friend
As I sat on my screened-in porch early one Spring morning, I was taken aback with the beauty surrounding me.  A layer of mist rose from the serene waters of the lake and hovered just above the surface.   Read more…

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Faith in the Storm part 2

Today’s Truth
“All the ways of the LORD are lovingand faithful” (Psalm 25:10 NIV).

Friend to Friend
Sometimes when I gaze at the Jaynes family portraits of three smiling faces, I can almost see a shadow of a fourth.  For there are four of us and one day – our picture will be complete.

“Steve,  Read more…

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Faith in the Storm

Today’s Truth
“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).

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The most difficult times to continue believing the promises of God are during the storms of life when the waves of emotions are so great they threaten to tip your boat and spill you into an ocean of despair.  Read more…

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The Great I AM

Today’s Truth
“Then God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14 NIV).

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One day, I was talking to a friend of mine on the phone. Her four-year-old daughter, Hope, who was supposed to be taking a nap,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Trusting God 15 Comments

Unshakable Confidence

Today’s’ Truth
“I will never leave you or forsake you” (

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She was among an eager group of four-year-old children crowded around my feet as I taught their Sunday school lesson. I was the teacher and they were the students – or at least that is how it started out. The pint-sized audience listened intently as I tried to create a mental image of Jesus and His disciples trapped in a thunderstorm on the Sea of Galilee.  Read more…