Author Archives: jaynewalters

About jaynewalters

Daily the power of stories amazes me--moves me, shapes me--an ordinary wife, mom, teacher, writer, nature-lover, Jesus-follower.

Oceans of Grace

The human me is prone to complaining, controlling, and criticizing. An unmasked, ugly human inside…the me that I try to forget and hide behind a smile, nice clothes, and good manners. Continue reading

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Turning Caves into Cathedrals

The house has been sold, and now my family and I are living in a friend’s condo while we fix up our new house. You heard that right. Fixer-upper. Sixth home. Sixth fixer-upper. Chip and Joanna Gaines have created a brand by taking on fixer uppers, … Continue reading

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When God Says “No”

When I don’t get want I want, what will I do? We can all think of a time when God said, “No,” to something we wanted. My trust runs thin in those moments, and I want to shout, “You don’t love me!” to the heavens. Continue reading

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Making Friends with Enemies

Life is challenging me these days. My weaknesses crop up in so many areas of my life, like an enemy trying to take me down. Continue reading

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Jesus is Calling. Are you Listening?

There’s no shortage of voices vying for our attention. Jesus said that His sheep would listen for His voice and recognize it. Continue reading

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The Reason You Can Trust God

My dad can fix just about anything with a roll of duct tape and a can of WD-40. Every problem is met with an upbeat, “That’s no problem for me.” And if he can’t fix or reconfigure, then he may … Continue reading

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3 Beliefs That Will Change Everything

“You’re like a duck. You look smooth on the surface, but under the surface you’re working too hard.” The words hit me. My high school teacher & coach had sized up my driven nature. My drivenness propelled me through life, but I was also … Continue reading

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