AuthorizeMe Comes to Orange County

•May 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment

AuthMeLogo 001It’s Time to Write that

Book!

June 8-9, 2018

St. Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church, 1111 W. Town & Country Road, Orange, CA 92868

**OR**

June 29-30, 2018

Brand New Life Christian Center, 1110 W. Taft Ave., Orange, CA 92865

Friday evening: 5pm – 9pm, All day Saturday: 9am – 6pm

No more excuses!

The AuthorizeMe® seminar will answer all your questions and meet all your needs. Get that book out of your head, down onto paper, and into a professional book proposal format ready to present to an acquisition editor of a major publishing house.

Here’s the truth: writing a book is hard work, publishing a book is harder work, and marketing a book is the hardest work of all. But if your heart is telling you to write your book, and especially if God is nudging you to write your story, let AuthorizeMe® ease the struggle as you follow your heart and obey the Lord. AuthorizeMe® comes alongside you as you navigate through the choppy seas of becoming a published author.

Spots are filling so get your registration and tuition

payment in right away!

The AuthorizeMe® company must know the numbers to expect at the seminar in advance to be sure to bring enough workbooks, handouts, and supplies.

Click http://www.authorizeme.net/online_reg.htm to fill out the registration form.

When you hit “Submit”, you will be connected to the PayPal payment page where you can send either your $50 down payment or your full $199 tuition payment. If you are not ready to send your payment, but you know you definitely plan to attend, send an email message to AuthorizeMe® CEO Sharon Elliott to have her hold your place.

AuthorizeMe@sbcglobal.net

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5/6/18: Stir-up, Motivate. Spur, Stimulate

•May 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” Hebrews 10:24 (NKJV).

This is my life verse. I believe God has gifted me to stir people up by encouraging them to move out and do what God has called them to do. Other versions of the Bible translate “stir up” as motivate, spur, and stimulate. Any and all of those synonyms will do. Once God has control of our hearts, He intends for us to steer toward Him, become more and more like Him, and bring others along on our journey toward Him so they can have their own journey to tell others about. To do all of that, He has individually gifted us with something we can share with others that builds them and brings Him glory.

In my case, I “stir up” your knowledge of the Word, and the writing and speaking gifts God has given you. Through preaching, God uses me to steer you toward a deeper relationship with God. Through coaching, God uses me to discover your writing and speaking gifts. Through instructing and editing, God uses me to perfect your written and spoken communication skills so you can reach others with the Word He wants you to spread.

So, to fulfill my calling of helping you fulfill your calling, I am taking AuthorizeMe to the next level. First, the summer of 2018 is the official re-launch of the AuthorizeMe Seminar, and the kick-off of other new and exciting elements of the AuthorizeMe company. So far, two seminars are scheduled and I’m in conversation with other possible sponsors in and out of the United States to schedule more. The information for the upcoming seminars is below. Register today for the one you will attend, or contact me to bring AuthorizeMe to your city. Have seminar, will travel!

Here are the upcoming dates and addresses so far:
1. June 8-9, 2018: This one will be held at St. Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church, 1111 W. Town & Country Road, Orange, CA 92868 (sponsored in cooperation with HSBN.tv)
2. June 29-30, 2018: This one will be held at Brand New Life Christian Center, 1110 W. Taft Ave., Orange, CA 92865
Each location is really easy to find and when you register, I’ll send you the easy, detailed directions to the one you choose. Go to the AuthorizeMe website at http://www.authorizeme.net/ or just click the following link directly to the registration page: Online Registration
Fill out the registration as soon as possible so I can have an accurate count. You can register with a $50 down payment or with the full $199 payment. However, if you’re sure you want to attend and you’ll be paying later, send me an email to tell me which seminar you will be attending. I must start gathering the supplies I will need to run the seminar and the earlier I have an accurate count, the better.
Looking forward to working with you at one of the upcoming AuthorizeMe Seminars!
On the journey,
Rev. Sharon

4/13/18: Understand in Context

•April 13, 2018 • 1 Comment

It is important to understand the context in which any comment is made.  Many a misunderstanding has happened thanks to taking comments out of context. The same is true regarding the Word of God. Many a misunderstanding about spiritual things has happened because of taking Scripture out of context.

A very common mistake is made with the part of Romans 4:17 that says, “…calleth those things which be not as though they were” (KJV). Folks take this personally and say in prayer that they will make things happen by calling what they want into existence. That would be great if it were true, but it’s not. The context of this verse is a discussion about justification by faith.  Abraham was declared righteous by God, not because of the Law, but because of his faith. The promise passes down to us because “God, who gives life to the dead …calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (NKJ).

Notice two things: first, God is the one calling things into existence, not us. Second, this verse isn’t about getting stuff we want. It’s about God turning us into what we weren’t before.

So keep this in mind: Read Scripture for what it actually says. “The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion. And why? Because it’s not something concocted in the human heart. Prophecy resulted when the Holy Spirit prompted men and women to speak God’s Word” II Peter 1:20 (The Message). The Bible means what it says and Scripture is not schizophrenic. By taking the meaning of a verse or passage in context, we will do much better when trying to interpret the Word of God. We will be able to apply the lessons accurately.

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©2018 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

Links you won’t want to miss: 

  • Watch Sharon in two shows on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network: 
    • Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and
    • A View from the Upper Room

from any internet-connected device at www.HSBN.tv  and on HSBN’s You Tube channel.

(Stream current show or view past episodes anytime!)

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  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You.
  • Start every day of your new year with one of these thoughtful devotional readings that will focus your attention on our amazing heavenly Father.

http://www.hsbn.tv/_store.html#!/366-Glimpses-of-God-Getting-to-Know-the-God-Who-Knows-You/p/77442498/category=15564996

  • Pick up copies of Sharon’s books for yourself and as gifts for your family members and friends!

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Boomerangs Videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JH_gbinMk

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4/12/18: Unlikely Support

•April 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment

In First Samuel chapter 29, we read that David has found refuge from the murderous rampages of Saul with Achish, an enemy Philistine king. Achish knew full well who David was, yet he allowed David and his men to live in his territory. In this passage, the Philistines are preparing to go to battle against David’s people, the Israelites, and David follows along with Achish. However, the other Philistine princes remember David’s exploits against them and refuse to let David fight with them.

Here’s the thing: three times Achish affirms Daivd’s character (verses 3, 6, and 9) and even goes as far as to mention David’s God twice as his reason for knowing what kind of person David is. That idol-worshipping man realized David’s blessedness was because of David’s God.

Proverbs 16:7 says, “When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (NKJ). Let it be so with us. Lord, may people who don’t even want to like us, see You in us.

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©2018 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

Links you won’t want to miss: 

  • Watch Sharon in two shows on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network: 
    • Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and
    • A View from the Upper Room

from any internet-connected device at www.HSBN.tv  and on HSBN’s You Tube channel.

(Stream current show or view past episodes anytime!)

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  • 619hstwgsl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Join the movement! Closer Walk 2018(c) https://closerwalk2018.wordpress.com
  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You.
  • Start every day of your new year with one of these thoughtful devotional readings that will focus your attention on our amazing heavenly Father.

http://www.hsbn.tv/_store.html#!/366-Glimpses-of-God-Getting-to-Know-the-God-Who-Knows-You/p/77442498/category=15564996

  • Pick up copies of Sharon’s books for yourself and as gifts for your family members and friends!

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Boomerangs Videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JH_gbinMk

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3/26/18: 7 Last Words

•March 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Jesus said 7 phrases while He hung on the cross, taking away the sin of the world – your sin and my sin. This Good Friday, March 30, 2018, at 7pm, I will have the amazing privilege of preaching 2 of the 7 Last Sayings with dynamic women ministers. This is the third year that Greater Metropolitan Church has welcomed “girl preachers” to present this awesome message. I will be preaching the last two words: “It is finished,” and “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit.”

Please join me at 4356 Woodlawn, Los Angeles, CA 90011, at 7pm. It will be awesome and encouraging to see you there! Let’s pack the church to celebrate Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation! (Parking can be challenging, so get there early.)

Thanks for your support!

On the journey,

Rev. Sharon

 

 

2/14/18: Show Your Love

•February 15, 2018 • 3 Comments

A month ago, my husband, James, had surgery on his leg, so we spent the long Dr. King holiday weekend together at Torrance Memorial Hotel. (Okay, it was a hospital, but it’s all a matter of perspective!) That weekend also happened to be my birthday weekend, but I have one of those every year, and this surgery was much more important. He and I were together.

Now, a month later, he is still in recovery mode, and although he’s getting around a little bit better, walking any distance is still pretty uncomfortable. We usually go out to a nice restaurant for our Valentine’s Day celebration dinner, but plans would have to be altered from to norm this year, and that’s no problem to me for us to just chill at home. He and I would be together.

Well, unbeknownst to me, James had special plans anyway. The day started with my receiving a gorgeous bouquet of American Beauty red roses at work. My friend and colleague, Tanya, came into my first period class carrying the tall, etched vase filled with the beautiful blooms. My students oooh’d and aaah’d as I grinned and read the card: “Thanks for being here for me. Love you with all my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day, James.”

Then when I got home carrying the chocolate pie that was my gift for him, he had an “I’m-up-to-something” look on his face. I went in to change my clothes and then he called me into the kitchen. Something was thrashing around in the sink. There were 4 lobsters! James had ordered a full lobster dinner, complete with the main course, clam chowder, spinach, baked potato, salad, and white wine! The two beautiful cards – one physical, one e-card – topped off the special blessings and surprises for the day! Instead of taking me out, he had brought Valentine’s Day in. Relaxed setting, great meal, front row seats for the Laker game, no need to dress up: what a cool “date,” and he and I were together.

Through his love and thoughtfulness, my husband teaches us that we can make special times happen even if everything is not going perfectly well for us at the time. James’s plans followed some of the admonishments of Scripture. Philippians 2:4 tells us, “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others (NKJ), and First John 3:18 says, “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions” (NLT).

Although Valentine’s Day is a great day to show our love, we don’t have to wait until next year to make someone’s day special. God doesn’t wait to show us His love every day. Let’s make it a regular habit to look out for and fulfill “the interests of others,” and show our love “by our actions.”

And Happy Valentine’s Day!

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©2018 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

Links you won’t want to miss: 

  • Watch Sharon in two shows on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network: 
    • Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and
    • A View from the Upper Room

from any internet-connected device at www.HSBN.tv  and on HSBN’s You Tube channel.

(Stream current show or view past episodes anytime!)

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  • 619hstwgsl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Join the movement! Closer Walk 2018(c) https://closerwalk2018.wordpress.com
  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You.
  • Start every day of your new year with one of these thoughtful devotional readings that will focus your attention on our amazing heavenly Father.

http://www.hsbn.tv/_store.html#!/366-Glimpses-of-God-Getting-to-Know-the-God-Who-Knows-You/p/77442498/category=15564996

  • Pick up copies of Sharon’s books for yourself and as gifts for your family members and friends!

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Boomerangs Videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JH_gbinMk

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2/13/18: The Impression We Leave

•February 13, 2018 • 1 Comment

Children are attracted to that which glitters and shines. Their eyes widen when they see shiny new toys and objects that light up, move, and sing. They begin a begging campaign that would rival the closing argument of the best lawyer in town, employing all their faculties to convince Mommy or Daddy that life is over unless they own that item.

There was a lot of “bling” in King Solomon’s kingdom, and the crown prince, Rehoboam, had grown up around all of it. He was 41-years-old when he began his reign so he had seen all of his father’s glory days. It would seem like the son of the wisest man who ever lived, and the grandson of a man after God’s own heart, would have continued to live according to the godly legacy that had been built for him. Unfortunately, we read that “he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord” 2 Chronicles 12:14.

What happened? Taking the whole story into account, I believe Rehoboam, like all children, was more entranced by the glitter than by God, more enthralled by the shiny than by the service. His father had reigned for 40 years, so ever since Rehoboam was one-year-old, he’d lived the charmed life of the crown prince. As David impressed godliness upon Solomon, Solomon tried to impress godliness upon Rehoboam. We read his words to his son throughout the book of Proverbs:

  • Prov 23:26 My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
  • Prov 2:1-5 My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding… Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
  • Prov 3:1-7 My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil.
  • Prov 23:15-17 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will rejoice– indeed, I myself; yes, my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak right things. Do not let your heart envy sinners, but be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day.

But Rehoboam saw his daddy receive abundant, expensive gifts from all over the world and witnessed his daddy’s romantic exploits with hundreds of women. He saw his daddy begin to slip by building temples to his wives’ gods, yet not seem to get into serious trouble with God about it. The glitzy life went on as usual. Solomon’s words about fearing and following God flickered helplessly beside the bright lights of the pull of power, wealth, and women. The outcome was a child who grew to only half-heartedly follow God.

Children have the uncanny ability to see into our actions and read what they mean. They repeat more of what they see and experience than what they hear. We teach by our actions what we value most. What are we impressing upon our children? What will they emulate? Are they more attracted to our possessions or our position in the Kingdom? It might be eye-opening to ask your children to write out a list of the five most important things they’ve learned from you, and the five most impressive things they’ll remember about you. These are the things they will take with them into their future and will teach to your grand-children. Does anything about God appear on either of those lists?

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©2018 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

Links you won’t want to miss: 

  • Watch Sharon in two shows on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network: 
    • Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and
    • A View from the Upper Room

from any internet-connected device at www.HSBN.tv  and on HSBN’s You Tube channel.

(Stream current show or view past episodes anytime!)

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  • 619hstwgsl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Join the movement! Closer Walk 2018(c) https://closerwalk2018.wordpress.com
  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You.
  • Start every day of your new year with one of these thoughtful devotional readings that will focus your attention on our amazing heavenly Father.

http://www.hsbn.tv/_store.html#!/366-Glimpses-of-God-Getting-to-Know-the-God-Who-Knows-You/p/77442498/category=15564996

  • Pick up copies of Sharon’s books for yourself and as gifts for your family members and friends!

Trouble copy 2

Boomerangs FrontCover

Boomerangs Videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2JH_gbinMk

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Sharon’s other books still available:

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