Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Forgiveness, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 25 Comments

Changing the Ending to Your Story

My friend Bonnie and I followed the GPS along winding back roads of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I had been speaking at an event in the area, and felt drawn to this place I’d come to know as Amish Grace. Horse-drawn buggies with bearded drivers clippitty-clopped in front of us as if it were just another day. My stomach churned wondering what …

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, General Inspiration, Listening to God, Living Free, Marriage, Uncategorized 37 Comments

When We Ignore the Warning Signs

It’s been hard. Really hard. These past five weeks have taken their toll. I’m amazed at how such a little thing turned into such a big deal. Ever been there? One word turned into a world of argument? One decision turned into a downward decline? One email turned into an erased relationship. One mistake turned into a messed up menagerie …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully, Uncategorized, Women in the Bible 10 Comments

Where is God When Women Feel Forgotten

Yesterday I blogged over at Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience. I thought you might enjoy the post. I hope you feel as loved as you are. She was beautiful. She was bright. And she was mad at God. I sat across the table picking at a salad and trying to digest Jan’s words. Her startlingly teal eyes were tinted with …

Sharon Jaynes Uncategorized 2 Comments

How to be a Servant in a World Full of Self

I’ve invited my friend, Emily Wierenga to share with you today from her new book, Making It Home. I love sweet Emily, and when you read her books, you can’t help but love her too. So grab a cup of coffee and take a peek in the window of her home and her soul. How to be a Servant in …

Sharon Jaynes Christmas Inspiration, Uncategorized 8 Comments

What Kids Really Want for Christmas

I love Christmas, but I didn’t always. Growing up, Christmas meant my dad drank more, my mom fussed more, and my parents fought more. All I wanted was a little of that “peace on earth,” that we sang about in church. (Yes, we went to church.) Sometimes “peace” is all a kid really wants for Christmas. I’ve asked my nephew, …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, God's love, Uncategorized 38 Comments

God’s Valentine to You

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. You knew that. Probably all too well. While it is touted as a day filled with red balloons, boxed-chocolates, Hallmark cards, candlelight dinners and sexy lingerie, it is also a day of disappointment for many because there are no red balloons, boxed chocolates, Hallmark cards, candlelight dinners and sexy lingerie. Here’s my word to you. Don’t …