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About Sharon Jaynes
NOTE FROM SHARON:
OK, that was the official bio, and honestly, it makes me sound a lot more studious and accom- plished than I really am. So let me tell you what you really need to know.
I'm just a simple gal raised in eastern North Carolina who loves the beach, drinks too much sweet tea and is still crazy about her husband after thirty-three years. If there was ever a situation where I had to run for my life, I'd just plan on meeting Jesus because I wouldn't get very far. The treadmill is becoming my new friend, but we're not all that chummy yet.
FamilyI have one grown son that lives 767.5 miles away (yes, I've counted them). Being his mom has been one of the greatest joys of my life, but he grew up without my permission. Seriously, he is a creative whipper-snapper whom God has used to teach me many life lessons.
When I write my blogs, women always say, "how did you know exactly what I am going through." My answer is always the same, "because I'm going through the very same stuff you are." I don't have it altogether and I certainly don't have all the answers. But I do know the One Who does, and there's nothing I love better than grabbing hold of a sister's hand and learning how to live fully and free in Christ together.
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What Can You Do When You Feel You're Just Not Good Enough?
Do the voices in your head say you're not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough...or just not enough, period? It's time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and embrace the truth of who God says you are.
Popular author and speaker Sharon Jaynes exposes the lies that keep you bogged down in shame, insecurity, and feelings of inadequacy. By recognizing the lies and replacing them with truth, you'll be able to
- silence the voice inside that whispers you're just not good enough
- accept God's grace and move past failures that have defined and confined you
- preload your heart with truth to fight your deepest insecurities
Your confidence and faith will grow when you trade self-defeating thoughts for God's truth. Today is the day to embrace your incredible worth as a woman who is uniquely fashioned and spiritually empowered.
Have you listened to yourself lately? Did you know that your words are shaping other people’s lives? That they are the mirrors in which others see themselves? Every day you can speak life into their souls or suck the life right out of them. The choice is yours.
In The Power of a Woman’s Words, bestselling author Sharon Jaynes will show you how to
- exchange careless words that hurt for intentional words that help others succeed
- recognize words that tear down confidence and replace them with words that build others up
- overcome the negativity that pushes people away and become a well of positivity that draws others in
- tame your tongue by practicing practical principles that help you think before you speak
- stop being disappointed in your lack of control by taking hold of the power of the Holy Spirit
The good news is that “something more” does not mean “doing more.” God is not waiting for you to get your spiritual life “right.” He wants to be with you right where you are.
The real question is not “What does God want from you?” but “What does God want for you?”
Sharon Jaynes understands what it’s like to have a “glory ache”—a longing to experience God’s presence on a daily basis. She also knows how easily working for God can get in the way of intimacy with God. And she’s discovered that we tend to make our faith journey much too hard.
In A Sudden Glory, Sharon uses Scripture and story to help you erase the line between your “spiritual life” and your “daily life” as you enter the sanctuary of God’s presence even in the middle of your busy, messy day. Here you will find your eyes opened to moments of sudden glory in which the Creator assures you of His love as you live and move and have your being in Him. Here you will discover true freedom—the freedom of experiencing God in a deeper and more intimate way than ever before.
Includes Bible study and discussion guide.
Bestselling author, cofounder of Girlfriends in God, and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries Sharon Jaynes reveals the secret to living a better story: understanding that the worst parts of our past are the very things God uses most.
Many people don't like the story God is writing in their lives. The mistakes, failures, tragedies, and circumstances outside of our control linger in our minds and hold us back. How do we come to grips with the pieces of our stories that we wish weren't there? How do we silence the pain of what has been done to us and the shame of what we've allowed to be done through us?
In When You Don't Like Your Story, Bible teacher Sharon Jaynes shows us how God untangles our most painful emotions with the fingers of grace, putting his redemption on display. In the hardest parts of our narratives, we get to see God's greatest work--and this changes the ending of our stories. As we overcome shame, offer forgiveness, and use our stories to help others, we find freedom from the past and learn to live in the restoration of the present.
Physical scars represent a story, a moment in one's life, and they show others that there is a history of healing. Noted author Sharon Jaynes shares with women how their internal scars—marks from past hurts and mistakes—also represent a story of restoration.
With empathy, personal insight, and a best friend's gentle spirit, Sharon helps readers:
- recognize Jesus through their scars
- receive grace and forgiveness
- remove the mask and be real
- restore the broken heart
- release the power of healed wounds
Encouraging chapters, inspirational stories, godly wisdom, and a Bible study guide lead readers to give their wounds to the One who sees their beauty and who turns hurts into hope.
More that a how-to book, Listening to God Day by Day is a warm, fun, tender look at recognizing some of the wonderful and unexpected ways God reaches out to us with His love and presence. You will feel refreshed, reaffirmed, and renewed as you engage in listening to the One who loves to talk to you.
Your words hold immense power. They echo in hearts and minds long after they are spoken. Your words can
- be a source of encouragement, lifting other people up
- provide helpful instruction to those in need of guidance
- bring healing and comfort when others experience pain
- offer loving-kindness, an illustration of God’s grace, to others
Perfect for personal or group use, this study guide offers biblical instruction and practical tools to help you discover the power of words to change the course of a day and even a life.
Have you ever felt like your "I do" in marriage has turned into "I don’t anymore?"
Have you ever felt that the man you thought was your soulmate has turned into more of a roommate? If so, then Lovestruck will help you see your marriage from a fresh perspective and reignite the passion that was there in the beginning. While the extent of the church’s message has traditionally been, "If you’re not married, don’t do it," and "If you are married, don’t talk about it, " it’s time to see what God has to say sexual intimacy.
With the Song of Solomon as a backdrop, bestselling author Sharon Jaynes will take you on a daring journey to discover how to
- recognize outside factors that cause hurt feelings and create healthy boundaries that protect your relationship;
- overcome feelings of guilt about your level of desire for physical intimacy by understanding God’s original intent;
- recognize the warning signs of growing indifference by taking steps to make marriage a priority;
- regain the passion of the early years by remembering and returning to what brought you together in the first place; and
- recalibrate the direction your marriage is headed by starting with the end in mind.
When we see God's design for spiritual and physical oneness, we'll have the foundation for a love that lasts a lifetime.
Captivate Your Husband All Over Again
More than 250 ways to WOW your man
Does your marriage need a little help in the romance department? Has it grown ho-hum in the daily routine? If so, it's time to spice up your relationship and rekindle the passion with hundreds of creative ways to show your man just how much you love him.
Bestselling author and conference speaker Sharon Jaynes offers heart-stirring inspiration and simple ideas that will put a smile on your husband's face and a spark in your marriage. Get ready to...
- wow your guy with simple acts of affection he'll treasure for a lifetime
- wake up the passion that was God's idea in the first place
- watch your marriage grow stronger and your love grow deeper
Take the 14-Day Romance Challenge—
and make your husband feel like the luckiest man on earth.
Throughout Scripture, God reveals His complex character by identifying Himself by different names—names that shed light on who He is and how we should relate to Him. In this engaging book, the popular Girlfriends in God devotional team introduces you to forty of those names, each of which invites you to glory in a different aspect of our amazing God.
In each day’s reading you’ll encounter personal, inspiring stories and biblical truths that lead you to a deeper understanding of who God is and what He does on your behalf. You’ll be fed with Scripture that you can apply to your unique circumstances. And most important, as you come to know Him by name, you’ll draw closer to God and learn to trust Him more fully.
Perfect for personal study and for discussing with girlfriends, prayer partners, or small groups, this eight-week daily devotional features:
• a weekly guide to deeper study, reflection, and prayer
• creative ideas to help you apply new insights
• journaling pages
• a pronunciation guide for God’s Hebrew and Greek names
Begin today with Knowing God by Name—and grow closer to the One who knows you by name.
“Knowing God by Name opens our eyes to the many facets of God’s love and mercy, letting us see Him more clearly and know Him more deeply.”
—Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It
Women are busy. Whether their energy is expended at home or at the office, women find themselves overwhelmed with the to-do lists in their life, and they long for time away from it all so they can really hear God's still small voice. "But when I pored over the pages of Scripture," says author Sharon Jaynes, "I discovered that some of God's most memorable messages were not delivered while men and women were away on a spiritual retreat, but right in the middle of everyday life. He spoke to Gideon while he was threshing wheat and to shepherds while they were watching their flocks by night."
Using biblical wisdom and practical insights from her own life, Sharon invites readers to explore answers to the heart cry, "How can I hear the voice of God?"
Includes helpful study guide.