Sharon JaynesPrayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God, Uncategorized 356 Comments

When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now Richard (not his real name) was in jail.

From the outside, Richard’s life looked hopeless. Alcohol. Women. Anger. Hate. Unemployment. Failed relationships.

Richard’s rollercoaster life had fewer highs and lowers lows as time progressed.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesConfidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 9 Comments

When You’re Struggling with Bad Thoughts and Habits

Someone once asked me if I had ever struggled with a stronghold in my life. To be honest, at the time I wasn’t even sure what a stronghold was. So I did a little digging.

A stronghold is one of those churchy Christianese words that’s hard to wrap your mind around. It’s not a word we use everyday.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesDealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 52 Comments

Moving Past Disappointment

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.

Let me try that again. What do you do after you’ve crossed the Red Sea of obstacles, only to be dying of thirst at Marah three days later?  Read more…

Sharon JaynesUncategorized 21 Comments

Don’t Let the Lies of the Enemy Create Limitations in Your Life

I became a Christian when I was a teenager. But even after I made a commitment to follow Christ, feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy held me hostage.

The dirge of “I’m not good enough” was a song I couldn’t get out of my head. The lies of the enemy created limitations in my life.

They were the barbed wire that fenced me in and kept God’s best at bay.  Read more…

Sharon JaynesUncategorized 6 Comments

We’re Having a Giveaway Party

All week we’ve been having a Valentine’s Giveaway Party over at my Facebook page. I want to make sure you don’t miss out. Each day we are giving away a Romance in a Box gift like the one in the graphic above!

The winner of the 14th day will receive the Valentine’s Day Bundle: one copy of A 14-Day Romance Challenge,  Read more…

Sharon JaynesMarriage, Motherhood, Uncategorized 30 Comments

How to Make Sure Your Husband Doesn’t Feel Like He’s An Afterthought

Last night a group of friends gathered to watch the Super Bowl. The guys watched the game in my friend’s basement man cave. The girls gathered in the den.

The game was on, but we didn’t really watch very much of it. The conversation mainly focused on kids and grandkids.

At one point, my husband emerged from the cave and squeezed in beside me on the couch.  Read more…