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1 Corinthians 13: Christmas Style by Sharon Jaynes

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Sharon Jaynes is one of my favorite Christian authors. Her words are Holy Spirit inspired and honest. She possesses a love of God’s Word that compels others to dig in deep. I had the great joy of being on the book launch team for her book Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe in 2013, and  I have been a devoted reader of hers since. I wanted to share something of hers with my Christmas readers today…This is Sharon Jaynes at her best! Visit this post  in its entirety at Crosswalk.com … “One Thing God Wants You to Know  This Christmas.” 

Slow down…enjoy His presence…Share His love…

1 Corinthians 13: Christmas Style

“If I decorate my house perfectly with lovely plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights, and shiny glass balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals, and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home, and give all that I have to charity, but do not show love to my family, it profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, attend a myriad of holiday parties, and sing in the choir’s cantata but do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn’t envy another home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn’t yell at the kids to get out of your way.

Love doesn’t give only to those who are able to give in return, but rejoices in giving to those who can’t.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

Love never fails. Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost, golf clubs will rust. But giving the gift of love will endure.

Let’s Pray

Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, on that starry night in Bethlehem. I am still amazed at Your great love for me. May I never lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas, but celebrate Jesus’ birth with joy! Help me to give as You gave—with love.

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.”

Merry Christmas!

Love Sharon Jaynes and her newest book!!

bookphotoI have had a blast being a part of the launch team for Sharon Jaynes’ new book…

AND TODAY IS THE RELEASE DAY FOR THE BOOK!

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Sharon Jaynes’ heart toward prayer and marriage is honestly reflected in her newest book Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer.  This book’s unique approach to praying for our husbands sets this guide apart from others I have read.

Literally, Sharon Jaynes guides women through Scripture to pray for their husbands’ bodies, minds and souls by using physical landmarks. This book provides the framework for consistent prayer for our husbands, and it supplies us with thirty days of daily landmarks to guide our prayer time.

I break each day’s guide into sections and I use this book in conjunction with my ongoing Bible study and quiet time. This is guide will continue to be part of my daily prayer time.

Sharon has included specific prayer landmarks that I find myself using for other people in my life as well.

What a blessing this book is proving to be! 

One more reason to love the writing and teaching of Sharon Jaynes…

Yippy Skippy…A New Sharon Jaynes Book

This girl is a book-lover, Sharon Jaynes fan, and thrilled to be a part of the launch team for the release of her new book,

Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scripture-Based Prayer. 

The book will be released December 17th. You can pre-order your copy now at Amazon.

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Over the next month or so, I will share this book with you via my blog and My Philippians 4:8 Life Facebook page.  I firmly believe that God is going to use this book to encourage women and strengthen marriages for His glory. Check out Sharon’s books at Amazon.

Her August release,  Knowing God by Name: A Girlfriends in God Faith Adventure is amazing, and it was my first exposure to her writing. Sharon was the vice-president of Proverbs 31 Ministries for ten years, and she is the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, Inc. You can check out her website at www.sharonjaynes.com.

Join me on this adventure!

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