An eye-opening conversation about the systemic racism built into our culture towards American descendents of slaves.

Meet the Guests

“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular speaker, astute Bible teacher, and founder/CEO of Life That Matters Ministries and AuthorizeMe®. She encourages everyone who will listen to live a life that matters. Some of her 12 published titles include:

  • A Woman God Can Bless (due to launch in the fall of 2020)
  • 366 Glimpses of God: Getting to Know the God Who Knows You
  • Why I Get into Trouble (the first title of her 7-book children’s series);
  • Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children; and
  • Power Suit: the Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame.

Discover more book and her devotional blog at her ministry website,

Sharon is amazed at how God’s goodness has brought her from being “Straight Outta Compton” to standing before great people and audiences. Her dedication to teaching and learning is seen in her life’s works. She is a cum laude graduate of Biola University, took classes at Gateway Theological Seminary, and has been conferred with an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from HSBN School of International Ministry. She is a member of ACE (Association of Christian Editors), has been a board member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association), and a faculty member of CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Services). Her newest venture finds her as a religious broadcaster hosting her own show, Life That Matters with Sharon Norris Elliott, and a women’s roundtable show, A View from the Upper Room, on The Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (, and the Christian Women’s Word Network ( Both shows are also available Facebook Live and Spotify.

Under the Life That Matters Ministries umbrella, are her two companies. Women who join Sharon on one of her Milk & Honey Life Retreats enjoy a Christian spa retreat and spiritual experience to rival any other girls’ getaway for both fun and faith enhancement. Sharon also instructs Christian authors, encouraging them toward excellence in the business. To that end, as a self-titled “conference junkie,” she enjoys teaching at major Christian writers’ conferences nationwide, and through her AuthorizeMe® Consulting, Coaching, and Editing Firm, she edits others’ work, mentors up-and-coming writers and speakers, coaches writers as they draft their manuscripts, and conducts hands-on seminars personally assisting attendees toward their publishing goals. The latest exciting growth of her AuthorizeMe® brand includes her new move to now function as a literary agent.

Sharon is adding to her 35-year career as an English teacher at Orange Lutheran High School in Southern California. She and her husband James attend Christ Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA. They enjoy their empty nest, travelling, and visiting their children and grandchildren.

See Sharon to obtain copies of her books, sign-on to add your name and women’s group to the Woman God Can Bless Revolution, express interest in participating in a Milk & Honey Life Retreat, to invite her to speak at your next event, and/or to become one of her clients as you take that next step toward your publishing goals.

Resources to inspire, equip and encourage. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

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