Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Challenge of Beautiful I'm just gonna say it....this challenges me because I so love beautiful things. It's ok to love them, just not to live to get them. But the clothes.....yes, I like looking nice & stylish. And that's okay....You made me to care because I am royalty and have a certain image to uphold. I thank-You for allowing me to shine, because I am Your daughter. Thank-You for that! These words of Jesuss help me keep it all in perspective....

"...but you both know GOD and how He works. Steep yourself in GOD-reality, GOD-initiative,'ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Don't be afraid of missing out. You're My dearest friends! The Father wants to give you the very Kingdom itself. Be generous. Give to the poor. The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being."
Luke 12:30-34, The Message

Oh...don't worry honey, this is not an excuse for me to shop! I got balance :) (laughing here!)

Sharoni voice to those with none.....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hope and Blessing

There are days when the heartbreak over concern of those you love is overwhelming. This is one of those days. Circumstances are not important and certainly not the is the concern for the heart.

Then a prayer unfolds and hope springs forth again! And the encouragement provided through eternal words never ceases to calm the internal storm and gives rise to lightness and joy....because that's what hope does.....

"You're blessed when you're content with just who you are ~ no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."
~Matthew 5:5~
The Message

Historically we have known this as "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."
Interesting twist, huh?
I like it.

Sharoni voice to those with none.....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Each Person....

The Message says that, "Each person is given something to do that shows who GOD is." (I Cor 12:6ish) WOW!

Okay, so what if Joe Cool or Sally Something Else just can't figure out what the heck that "something" is, or is supposed to be? So many people are walking around and waiting for a postcard from Heaven saying, "Dear You, quit being an idiot and just go feed someone hungry today." Or it could go a little something like this: "Dear Person whom I love, but want to smack upside the head right now because you just don't understand that all I want is for you to _______" And the blank comes not filled in!

Well, GOD did send us all a letter. And it very specifically tells us what He wants each of us to do. He has shown me a trail through His letter to us and it is consistent. is the trail:

"You are a child of GOD and GOD will give you the blessing He promised because you are His child."

"Children, let me give you a new one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples ~ when they see the love you have for each other."

"Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything."

"Watch what GOD does and then you do it.....mostly what GOD does is love you. Keep company with Him and learn a life of love."

"Observe how Christ loved us.....His love was not cautious but extravagant.....He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of Himself. Love like that."

I get Love love love love love love (in a funny voice) :)

So, one may be wondering, "yeah, what does that look like exactly? How??????? am I supposed to "love?" glad you asked......
There is a very famous passage in a letter to the Corinthians that discusses exactly what love is and what it is not. I never realized just how much, how many things it is not until recently. Or maybe I knew, but just became "aware" of this. Whatever.....there are some cool things here.
When something is written in one language and translators carry it into another language, there is no way to capture the entire gist of the something unless you have an understanding of what each key word or phrase meant in the original language. We call that amplification (big word...whatever!) So.... love .....

Well, in another post I wrote what love is and is not. So now I wanna talk about this "most excellent way" (of the greater gifts we have been given - reference 1st sentence of this blog)

.... always trusts..... trust = having faith in someone
Well that seems simple enough. Just do it.

.... always protects.... protects = to cover over in silence
Very cool. Basically, keep their stuff to yourself, stand guard, provide a safe place for them and a safe place for their heart with you.

.... is kind..... kind = to show oneself useful
This is interesting. Kindness is being "useful" to someone else. I call it helpful, but it's not so much just the what we do, but the how we do that matters. It is pliant....easily moved to compassion and concern.

.... always hopes.... hope = to expect with desire, to expect the best from someone
That is simple enough...I really like to think of hope as having that expectation of something coming around the corner just anytime now....the best of whatever, the promise of yes.

... always perseveres.... perseveres = to remain under
Hangs in there! Regardless......

Well, that is so simple anybody knows that. Really? Why aren't we doing more of it then?

"Each person is given something to do that shows Who GOD is."

Uh, to coin a wonderful phrase: Just DO IT

Sharoni voice to those with none.....