Meet Sharona

Who Are You?

NAME: Sharona Drake
PARADIME BLOG FOCUS: Lead Writer, Chief Editor, Founder
HOMETOWN: Fayetteville, NC (aka Fayettenam aka Home of J-Cole lol)
CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: Fayetteville, NC; Huntsville, AL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; (worked in and out of Nashville, TN)
CULTURAL BACKGROUND(S): Black American
MARITAL STATUS: Single
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian, non-denominational
CAREER: Event Coordinator for The Legacy Conference , co-owner of The Nameless Group (TNG)
WHAT ARE YOUR TALENTS AND PASSIONS? event planning, writing, singing, leading praise and worship, playing with kids, working with music artists, administration, youth

Favorites:

HOBBIES: singing, writing, reading, being creative, playing sports, traveling, frequently and drastically changing my hairstyle
SPORTS TEAM(S): New Orleans Saints (NFL)… Who Dat Nation ALLLL DAY!!!!, Lakers & Chicago Bulls (NBA), Alabama Crimson Tide (College Football), University of North Carolina (College Basketball), White Sox (MLB)
BOOK(S): Captivating (John & Stasi Eldridge), Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers…honestly, anything Francine Rivers), Abiding Darkness (John Anderson), Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
HISTORICAL FIGURE(S): Benjamin Franklin…love him!
QUOTE(S): Get Rich or Die Trying! lol…jp.  “Live to know God and make Him known.” – unknown, “Rebellion is exposed when instructions are given.” – Brian Williams, “Don’t waste your trials.” – Anonymous, “In a relationship you must have restful passion with restless patience.”- J. O’Rourke

Ifs…

IF YOU HAD TO SUM YOURSELF UP IN THREE WORDS WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
Creative, Private, Determined

IF YOU HAD 24 HOURS TO LIVE WHAT ARE THREE THINGS YOU WOULD DO?
Spend the morning with my family, have a huge gathering with family and friends in the afternoon, and record all of the lessons I’ve learned on video in the evening

IF YOU HAD TO GIVE ONE INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
I’m taller than I appear…at least that’s what I truly believe.

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  • Wow.
  • I too was that "good" girl and based my righteousness on my actions. When I did commit one of those sins you listed (as if I wasn't already sinning with my pride in myself) I went into deep depression because I placed so much weight on being "good." When I realized (like you) that He is good and my righteousness (actions) are like filthy rags it gave me a new freedom. I was a slave to my misguided perceptions and my so called perfection. Christ offered me a freedom based on who He was and not what I did or did not do. He loved me in spite of me. That for me was freeing. Thank you for sharing this post. Now I see that I wasn't the only misguided one...lol...I'm sure there are many more of us. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
  • I am in tears after reading this! This spoke to me! I can relate! Just a while ago my selfishness rose her head and placed pressure on an old friend to be my superhero. God is the only superhero! He is near ready to comfort! Lord you have spoken! May God Bless this ministry!
  • This is a much needed topic in the church today. I dont know whats worse these church floks that fill your head with lies or that christian mingle commercial?
  • Very wise words, son. Hopefully, they are listening with spiritual ears and a heart to obey.