Sharon Jaynes Friendship, Gratitude, Women in the Bible 91 Comments

Thank God for Girlfriends

Aren’t you thankful for girlfriends? I know I am. They’ve picked me up when I’ve been down, and set me straight when I’ve needed an attitude adjustment. Two of my neighbors really showed me how this thing called “friendship” is done. Here’s their story.

Looking out my den window I noticed two of my neighbors puttering slowly down the street.  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 Confidence in Christ, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, General Inspiration, Living Fully, Women in the Bible 2 Comments

What About Mary? What About You?

The story of Mary always touches me at the core of my being. What an amazing encounter for a girl so young. God’s plan of redemption was held by the thread of a teenage girl from Nazareth. Who knew it would be so strong?

We don’t know exactly how old Mary was at the time of Gabriel’s proclamation.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Trusting God, Women in the Bible 6 Comments

When You Feel Weighed Down, Worn Out, and Bound Up

 

I was riding down the crowded streets of Mexico City in a cab when I saw her. She measured about four feet high, backed curved, bent at the waist at a ninety-degree angle, and fingers gnarled and twisted shut. Like an upside down chair, her face was parallel to the dirty sidewalk. Feet, dirt, trash. That was her view of the world.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Women in the Bible 1 Comment

Who Knows…Maybe a Miracle Is Coming Your Way!

Today’s Truth
“Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Matthew 15:22 NIV)                                                                                     

Friend To Friend
Belva held her twitching daughter in her arms. With eyes rolled back and thrashing limbs, the child convulsed on the earthen floor.

“Oh Mara,” the distraught mother cried. “When will this ever end?”

For years little Mara had violently convulsed in predictable synchronized intervals.The child often cried out in loud screeching voices,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Power of Words, Women in the Bible 4 Comments

Miriam Stops Progress with Her Gossiping Words

Today’s Truth

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it may give grace to those who hear (

Friend to Friend

 Miriam was the brave little girl who hid among the bulrushes to watch her baby brother floating in the Nile among the crocodiles and would-be assassins of the Hebrew babies.    Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Dealing with Your Past, Women in the Bible 8 Comments

She Didn’t Have a Happily Ever After…But She Could Have

Today’s Truth
“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair,” (Isaiah 61:1-4 NIV).  Read more…