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The desires have been there for as long as we can remember: to be beautiful, to be a bride, to be a mother, to be a cherished daughter, and to have a best friend. But for many of us, life took a different turn. Author Sharon Jaynes challenges us to dust off our hopes and dare to dream again-through God's eyes. Dreams of a Woman guides us with stories of both biblical and contemporary dreamer-heroines, observations about how and when God restores dreams, and a checklist for evaluating your desires from a godly standpoint. Can you risk the hope that God still has dreams for your life? That He hasn't forgotten you? Place your hand firmly in His-take a deep breath and begin the exciting journey to a place you thought you'd never find: the dream God planned for you all along. "With wisdom and warmth, Sharon Jaynes invites women to find their deepest dreams and longings fulfilled in God's sovereign, eternal purposes." Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author and host of "Revive Our Hearts" "Tenderly, Sharon Jaynes has pressed her fingers onto the pulse of women: she has heard our heart's cry and understands even our lost dreams." Patsy Clairmont, author and speaker "Dreams of a Woman reminds us that God's eternal plan for our lives is much broader and more amazing than anything we could ask or imagine." Kami Ladd, author of Power of a Positive Mom U
Redeemer. Healer. Provider. How will you encounter God today? In ancient times, names held power and significance, representing a person's future or personality. 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. Each of the eight weeks concludes with a reflective study and action steps to encourage further prayer and dialogue between you and God--and also with your girlfriends, prayer partners, or small group. Special features include journaling pages and 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.
Powerful, effective prayer for your husband is easier than you think. "I have never seen a more practical book on how to pray for your husband." --Gary Chapman, PhD, author of The Five Love Languages As a wife, you have been given the privilege of serving as a mighty prayer warrior for your husband. Yet sometimes, even when poised with the best of intentions, you may find the task overwhelming. You wonder: What should I pray? How should I pray? What prayers does he need right now? In Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe, Sharon Jaynes maps out sixteen landmarks to help you consistently and effectively cover your husband in prayer. From his mind and the thoughts he thinks, to his eyes and the images he sees, all the way down to his feet and the path he takes, Sharon teaches you how to pray for your husband in ways that are powerful, practical, and life-changing. The 30-day prayer guide provides Scriptures for each day along with corresponding prayers to target the crucial areas of every man's life. You'll be equipped and empowered to establish the habit of purposeful prayer in just a few dedicated minutes each day. Perfect for group use or individual reflection, this book maps out a memorable and reproducible pattern of prayer to strengthen your marriage, deepen your personal prayer life, and cover your husband from head to toe--in ways that will lift not only his spirit, but yours as well.
Do you long for something more in your relationship with God? 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.
You don't have to understand God to trust him."Just trust me." Those are the words we often hear in movies just before something bad happens. And yet, we are told to trust God. In a culture where we tend to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we really mean it? And what does trusting God really look like? Sharon, Mary, and Gwen--the Girlfriends in God ministry team--have been there. They've traveled the tough roads of life to discover the peace and power that comes from grabbing the hand of God and trusting his plan. The life stories they share bring laughter and sometimes tears, but always spiritual growth. Each of the 12-week sections concludes with a Bible study guide and journal page, inviting you to lock arms with Sharon, Mary, and Gwen and share with other women in a small group setting or to use individually in your own quiet time.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Physical scars represent a story, a moment in one's life, and they show others that there is a history of healing. Author Sharon Jaynes shares with women how their internal scars marks from past hurts and mistakes also represent a story of restoration. 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.
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