Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Know who you are
Know what you want
Know what you are willing to give back to the world .........

I am a daughter of a king ... the Most High King.  My name is Sharon ... and He has nick-named me Sharoni (pronounced with an "ee"); in the same way He breathed Himself into Abram's name with the "H" (Hebrew .. GOD adding Himself, His life to that person) ... He gave me the "ee" which literally sparked a bounce in my life! 
As time has gone forward, all that matters in my life is that I be love to people.  Reflect GOD's love to people.  Be a blessing.  When I asked the Father what that meant, He said, 
"Sharoni, what do you hold in your hand right now... this moment... that you can give?  That's what you do."    
So, whenever I encounter someone, anyone, I give what I have ~ a simple "Hi, how are you?" (& I listen for their answer) ... a smile ... quietly paying for someone's meal in a restaurant (anonymously) .... not screaming at them in traffic (a big challenge) ... a prayer .... an encouraging word ... a hug ... a shared tear ... a lighted candle in remembrance of their loved one or need .... whatever it is ... wherever it may be .... those few dollars to the homeless on the street ... medicine or a loving touch to a patient ... 
that's the love of Christ .... that's my GOD .... that's my life ....
If I can be a light, it is through love.   Jesus said we are the light of the world, a city set on a hill.  I like to see those lights shine!  

Sharoni voice to those with none.... 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Tonight I made a discovery..... I discovered the origins of the theater....the design of the venue, the layout of the seating and the purpose of its uniqueness.

As I stood on the sandy beach in the dark taking in the beauty and loveliness of the nature of the sea before me, I knew.....I just knew.  It became quite unmistakably clear .... how .... why......
the person standing alone on the beach is on the stage.  The waves as they roll in represent the response of the audience, the layers of the waves represent the elevations of theater seating.....orchestra, 1st mezzanine, 2nd mezzanine, balcony ... on and on it continues.

In the darkness with the lights of the resort at my back, their reflection emitting a brilliant white glow as each set of wave gently flowed in to settle as if in a bow before the one standing on sand, brought a brilliance to the moment.   This sand did not sink, but stood firm before the might of the water.  The waves seemed to respond to the offering of the one standing, whether in grand glory as they crashed loudly, or in a congratulatory quiet response of the moment.

I would have offered a song, but this moment called for a dance instead.  Not a grand and glorious dance, but a quiet, almost meditative movement in worship of the glory of creation at its simplest and most humble repose.

Water, earth, wind, light..... the elements of this world.....reflecting the elements from which we create our art in response to the great art of our King.

And that, my darlings, is that......for this evening anyway....

... giving voice to those with none ...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


 I saw this quote on my google page this morning and thought about it a second.....well maybe two seconds, ok?  

"Yesterday's failures are today's seeds
that must be diligently planted to be
able to abundantly harvest
tomorrow's successes."
- Author Unknown 

So, I do not think I believe in failure.  I do believe that all experiences are moments to be treasured and grow and learn from.....not to consider triumph or defeat.  Should we compete with ourselves?  Should we compete with others?  What is the point of competition really?  Those who really like competition, who tout that it is "a healthy thing," that it makes us better...... huh uh.  Really??  Who are we kidding?  Ourselves mostly, and at the same time we are robbing ourselves of opportunities to enjoy other people, experiences, and ourselves as fully and completely as we should be.  
What purpose does competition serve but to allow us the opportunity to benefit from the perceived misfortune or loss of another precious human being?  Any argument to the contrary is only rationalization for behavior less than honorable.  

Should we then allow situations which seem to not resolve as we would have desired create a sense of failure or "less-than-ness" of our person?  I say .... nay.  
So I change the quote to better suit my philosophy of a happy, wholesome, and fulfilled life to:
                         "Yesterday's experiences are the seeds of opportunity that we 
                                   ought to plant to abundantly harvest tomorrow's blessings."  

Now that is an affirmation that I can really get behind and allow to guide me.  

And now....I am content!  :)

"You are a living magnet. What you
attract into your life is in harmony
with your dominant thoughts."
- Brian Tracy 

Alrighty then!! 

Sharoni voice to those with none.....

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I forget just how exciting reading about the early church really is!  Reading through this story today in the book of Acts just lit a fire of excitement in me.  I have been enjoying this new translation....the really does draw you in to where you feel as if you are engaged in the are there. 
And now my mind draws a blank.  How many more ways can I communicate what I was just thinking?  I had such eloquence of thought and now....well let's just say it doesn't stick around for long!  Auuugggghhhh!!  
Today I just thought "oh, I'll just skip through a little way" and found that I could not tear myself away.  I was there!  The format of this rendering just pulls you in and immediately you are engaged with the characters, the setting, the feelings.....the drama of it all!  The words become alive and .....
I saw that poor gentleman whose friends brought him to the Beautiful Gate every day to ask for help from anyone with compassion.  I saw Peter & John "look intensely" at him and heard Peter, for the very first time really, say, "I want to give you something...." and I saw...really saw... that gentleman stand up and walk.  
I heard the dialogue continue as if I had been transported and was standing right there with  these people!  And I could hear it in my own native tongue regardless of what was actually didn't matter.  
This was so very cool!  Just had to get it out there for whoever trips across this page.  Check it out.....Book of Acts Chapters 2 & 3 in the Voice.  When the authors subscripted this "step into the story of scripture," they weren't actually step into the story......

Be Blessed today my little friends of the ethereal world!  

Sharoni voice to those with none....

Friday, May 4, 2012

Declaring GOD's Word & Receiving His Promises

Again, as promised, the precious words of my pastor sharing GOD's word for us:

Day 2
"I am created to make a difference.  At just the right time, I am confident GOD will direct my steps and give me opportunities to be a blessing to others, to meet a need or to lift someone's spirit.  I will keep my eyes open for ways to be a light to those around me  This is my declaration of who I am."  

This is exactly where I start every morning.....I wait for my Father to direct my steps.  I try to never leave this house until we have spent our special time together and just love Him.  Nothing else is more important.....nothing else will carry me through each day.....nothing else thrills me like these times.  When I step off my balcony I do not "leave Him".... but carry the Holy Spirit with me.  Do I achieve my goals to bless others all the time?  Oh how I wish!  Wouldn't that be neat to be perfect?  But, alas, I am humanoid and hormonal way too often.  But those times, and they are more and more often now, when I stop, breathe, and then proceed to see what Jesus sees when He looks at that one or the group of "them" I face, it is no effort at all to love them......and to bless them.  Regardless.  And let's face it......people are not often kind....they live in their own "messes" and do not know where to turn or how to act.  We spew out frustration and pain all over the place and all over people.  That's when we get the wonderful opportunity to bless them......amazing and astounding things happen! 

Every interruption....every closed door.....every delay doesn't mean things are bad.......There is such a thing as a Divine interruption.......   Sometimes we are "inconvenienced" in order to help someone else.  Have a new perspective.   Joel shared a story about a time that Victoria "lost" her credit card and called in to the company to report it......the phone call resulted in a lovely young woman restoring her marriage and receiving a blessing and special ministry.  She was able to minister hope to a broken individual.  GOD will often "hide" things for us to be able to be those blessings.  We never know when the bottom has just fallen out of someone's life and our smile and welcoming "hello" may just be the oil that anoints that person with hope.  It's not all about me....what I plans....... It's about the Kingdom.....being a blessing.  GOD is counting on us to let our light shine and make a difference wherever we go.   (adapted from Joel's words)

See why I love this man so much?  He has the heart of Jesus.  And I want the heart of Jesus to be evident in my life.  Ah yes......

Sharoni voice to those with none....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

For the next 31 days this blog will display the blessings of anointed declarations and insights from my pastor, Joel Osteen, whom I love and adore.  Let those who enter these pages be blessed beyond their wildest dreams and discover the real truth about who they are and who they are meant to be!

I am going to receive the new opportunities GOD has for me.  I know there are dreams He will bring to pass in my life.  I choose not to settle, but to pursue my GOD-given goals, knowing it's never too late to accomplish everything GOD has placed in my heart.  This is my declaration of who I am. 

That dream that is on the inside is part of your purpose, it's part of who you were created to be.  That's why it's so important that we don't keep making excuses....that we don't keep putting it off.  This means you may have to prune some things out of your life so you can go back school at night & get the training that you you can get up & go to the gym early so you can get back into shape & live a long healthy life...... you may have to stretch yourself to write that book, to start that business, to coach the ball team, to go on the missionary trip.  Whatever it is .... GOD is saying now is the time to get is the time to get out of your comfort zone and pursue those GOD-given goals.   Let me encourage you to start taking steps toward them even if they're small steps.  If your dream is to be in ministry, don't wait for Billy Graham to call you, go up to the prison and encourage the inmates....or start a Bible study at the office, at your home.  If your dream is to have your own business, you can't just sit back and expect GOD to hand it to you on a silver platter..... start researching it, develop your business plan.....learn from others.....get good advice.  The scripture says to give yourself to your gift.  That means do whatever you can to make it happen.  You may have tried & it not worked out.  Listen,  this is a new day and every disappointment and everything that didn't work out ~ GOD didn't waste that.....He used it to deposit something on the inside.  That's what's got you prepared for where you are right now.  It may not have happened in the past but the most important time of your life is the next 24 hours.  What are you gonna do with the time you have left?  You & I can't afford to sit around, waste another year with no passion, thinking we don't have what it takes in a career we don't enjoy....... giving the best of our life to something that doesn't excite us.  Well make up your mind with me that you're gonna make the changes and that you're gonna start moving toward your destiny.  That means that we're gonna get out of our comfort zones.....we're gonna start stretching.  We're gonna dream bigger....we're gonna think better ... we're gonna act wiser......we're gonna rise and accomplish everything that GOD's placed in our heart.   Friends, life is too short to live complacent.  If you're not actively moving toward your purpose, taking steps to grow & improve, then that will keep you from experiencing life to the full.  The scripture says in Proverbs, "complacency kills."  That means being stuck in a rut , not growing, not pursuing opportunities....that'll kill your passion, kill your dreams, kill your sense of purpose.  On a regular basis you need to re-evaluate what you're doing, what your goals are, what are you pursuing, and be willing to make the necessary adjustments.  There's nothing worse than going thru life being dissatisfied, knowing that we're doing less than what He's created us to be.   Many people today are living with a low-level pain because they're not pursuing their dreams, they're not following their passions......they keep putting things on hold, making excuses, and they live with this feeling of dissatisfaction.  Today is a new day.....GOD is lighting a new fire inside .... dreams are coming back to life...... hope is being restored..... vision is being reignited .... As you start moving toward your purpose, that low-level pain will go.  The blahs....the no enthusiasm will leave and you'll feel a spring come back into your step.  You'll felt the sense of destiny....knowing that GOD is breathing in your direction.  You were made for are anointed, equipped, empowered......... don't you dare settle where you are...... GOD has greater things in your future.  You may have put it on hold for a long time...... the good news is it's not too late to get started.  You can begin right now.  If you'll make that decision to shake off the complacency and start pursuing what GOD placed in your can still become everything GOD's      created you to be.  
And that, as they say, is that!  Amen!  

Sharoni voice to those with none....

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ordinary vs. Extraordinary

"I am going to live happily & see today as a gift from GOD. I'm thankful for my relationships, my health & the opportunities GOD's given me. When I think back on what He's done, I'm filled with hope & with gratitude. I'm expecting great things for others around me too, & I pray that my joy & happiness will brighten someone else's day. This is my declaration of who I am."

My precious pastor blessed us this year with a 31 day walk of declarations of who we are as GOD's children. It has blessed me beyond belief and daily been "life" for me. So today was also special.....aren't they all?

Then I read (from another source direction) Romans 8: 12-18, first in the Amplified and then in The Message. I love both! It reminded me that we are not called to ordinary.... we are called to extraordinary ... above, beyond all "normal" expectations ...
to achieve greatness and live goodness .....
as children of the Most High GOD, we are heirs .... heirs of the great, magnificent Kingdom of GOD ..... the Kingdom of Heaven.....
see, Disney didn't have so wrong .... we really are princes and princesses ..... joint heirs with the Son of the living GOD .... the Messiah .... the last Adam ....
so ..... v. 18 isn't far off either ....
the "sufferings" of this world are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed .... to us ... in us.... for us ... conferred on us!

"We experience life on GOD's terms ... GOD's Spirit touches our spirits & confirms who we really are ....." The Message Romans 8

Yep, I'm extraordinary all right! Yes indeedy! :)

Sharoni voice to those with none ....