If you stop for a minute to talk with contemporary performing artist, SHARMANE, you will find very quickly that you are drawn to her abundant energy and infectious spirit. Her love for life, and her faith, is both contagious and welcoming. SHARMANE (Adams) grew up as a child who traveled the globe. She was exposed to numerous cultures and openly admits that she was blessed with many of the material privileges that only some can imagine. But, as she grew into her adult life and was confronted with numerous challenges, she felt a yearning to grow deeper and more spiritual in her life journey. Although she was rooted in religious upbringing, it wasn't until she attended a church retreat that she truly converted from being religious, to living her life on-fire for her faith! As SHARMANE embraced this new direction for her life she also quickly realized that music and ministry would be a significant aspect of this conversion experience. Although she had been singing her entire life, the renewal of her faith took her music and songwriting in a whole new direction. In 2002, SHARMANE released her debut album titled, PRAYERFUL HEARTS. This CD was not your typical "contemporary Christian" recording project that many artists create as their first-ever CD. After making long distance move with her family, battled a life threatening illness, and started a new business venture with her husband did she release her sophomore CD, self-titled SHARMANE. SHARMANE (the CD) was inspired by the notion of simplifying life through prayer and song. As a wife and mother, SHARMANE understands how life can become so busy that we lose touch with our own inner peace. This CD captures that essence and gently brings the listener back to a place of solemnity and calm. The lyrics are uplifting and stylistically the music is diverse, but the constant theme throughout is about settling down and absorbing a sense of peace and grace. In 2007 SHARMANE recorded her single titled I SURRENDER. The song was actually written for a friend whose son was battling a very serious illness. SHARMANE says she was praying on ways she could help her friend through this difficult time and that God brought her the song and told her one of the best ways to bring comfort to her friend was through music. I SURRENDER was released to radio through Christian Radio & Retail Weekly. Radio embraced the song and it appeared in the Top 10 on the I-Chart for over 10 weeks! In addition to the single release, SHARMANE created an Impact Project to tie in with the song. Proceeds from every download would be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital in an effort to raise monies for children's cancer research. The music of SHARMANE has inspired listeners worldwide with thanks to radio. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers and has been interviewed for various websites and podcasts. In 2008-SHARMANE recognized a void in the youth market and created an outstanding interactive workshop for High School teens titled FIND ME, CLEANSE ME, TAKE ME THERE which focuses on the heart of who you really are and where God desires you to be. An offshoot of that program called STUCK IN THE MIDDLE was later created to address the same topic but appropriately created for Middle School students. Today SHARMANE presents these workshops at school assemblies, youth conferences, and rallies throughout the United States. Through her experience with these youth programs SHARMANE started taking on a new writing direction for her music. In 2009, she will release her third CD project titled LEAP OF FAITH. This pop/ac project is already gaining attention from industry professionals as it features collaborations with several Nashville songwriters. When asked about the upcoming CD, Sharmane had this to say: "Despite challenges and obstacles that may lie ahead, most of us start each day with great intentions. We are driven by our hopes and dreams, and find encouragement in taking steps forward in faith that will lead us to our destination. No doubt this is the ongoing theme throughout this new CD-it's more than just taking baby steps though...it's about taking a LEAP OF FAITH". Today SHARMANE continues to travel as a music minister and as a spiritual champion for her faith. She performs and speaks at numerous church events and conferences which she caters according to her audience whether it is a youth event, a women's retreat or a family-friendly church event. SHARMANE continues to present her youth workshops as described above, but is also actively presenting her 3 day program titled "Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace" and is passionate about encouraging interaction of the family and delivering the message that Faith is alive in your household. Through these opportunities SHARMANE hopes to open your heart to God and to help YOU to embrace a conversion of heart. SHARMANE currently resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Album Lyrics: Lamb of God You are the body - You are the blood You made a way for sinners to come You are the mercy - You are the grace Now I surrender - I give you the highest praise Forever - forever Lamb of God You Take Away the Sin of the World The sin of the world Lamb of God - Now and forever - You will always be the Lamb of God The Lamb of God You are the Savior - You are the Son You are the hope for everyone You are the potter - I am the clay Now I surrender - I give you the highest praise Forever - Forever With Every Breath Alleluia from the Heavens - Alleluia in the heights above the earth Alleluia all his angels - Alleluia for the last will be first Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Alleluia in the morning - Alleluia for the beauty of his scars Alleluia in the twilight - Alleluia sun and moon and shining stars Let everything that has breath praise the Lord Let everything that has breath praise the Lord When the night seems so long You can sing a new song When you're weak, He is strong He can heal your wounded soul - And calm the storm inside For all your times of laughter - In every hopeful prayer When the world weighs on your shoulders Through sorrow and your despair When the night seems so long You can sing a new song When you're weak, He is strong He can heal your wounded soul And calm the storm inside Stories Tell me all the stories of your great love and the blood that poured Speak of heaven's glory and tune my heart to yours Whisper to my soul oh tell me Tell me all the stories I often fail to comprehend Your bruised and broken body the payment for my sin Whisper to my soul oh tell me The stories of your grace the reaches of your power They draw me to your side and cause me to remember That I am the reason for the stories Tell me all the stories remind me of the day you died Sweet and tender mercies flowing from your side Whisper to my soul oh tell me The stories of your grace the reaches of your power They draw me to your side and cause me to remember That I am the reason for the thorns and the nails and the burdens on your back And the stories of your grace the reaches of your power They draw me to your side and cause me to remember That I am the reason for the stories Tell me all the stories of your great love I Bow Down Around You Such beauty your majesty could fill an endless sky Holy Are You Lord Transcendent exalted The heavens cannot contain Your presence Holy Are you Lord And as I behold your glory I'm undone I Bow Down at your feet I bow Down at your feet I bow Down at your fee For You are my God My God You saved me the sinner with crimson red You washed me white as snow How I love You Lord You loved me the mocker With kindness You won my heart forever How I love You Lord And as I behold this mercy I'm undone So My Soul I have never been this hungry before I have never been this thirsty Lord Like a desert on a dry day with the heat beating down my back So my soul is after you after you So I lift my hands to your rain... falling on me Let it pour down my dry throat Refreshing my soul In a dry and a weary land where there is no water So my soul is after you So my soul.... Is after you So my soul... Is after you Is after you After you We're desperate for you So my soul So I lift my hands to your rain... falling on me Let it pour down my dry throat Refreshing my soul As a deer pants for water So my soul is after you So my soul... is after you, Lord Is after you Faintly Faintly You surround me Faintly You surround me Faintly You surround me And I feel Your touch And I feel Your touch The wind in the tree softly whispers Wind in the tree softly whispers Wind in the tree softly whispers And I hear Your voice And I hear Your voice And I worship You, oh Lord my God And I worship You, oh Lord my God And I worship You, oh Lord my God Child of God With every breath, with every thought From what is seen to the deepest part I offer all that I've come to be To know your love fathering me Father You're all I need My soul's sufficiency My strength when I am weak That love that carries me Your arms enfold me, till I am only A child of God With every step on this journey's walk And wisdom's songs that the soul has sought I give myself unreservedly To know Your love fathering me More Than Life Itself My soul finds rest in you alone you are the God who knows my ways Your sovereignty is so sweet to me in your hands are all my days More than life itself My God how I need You My precious all in all More than life itself O Lord how I love You and Long to be with You More than life itself My soul finds joy in You alone You are my fountain of delights The mention of Your matchless name Causes my heart to soar on high Come to Me Come to me you weary one And I will give you rest I will give you rest Come to me you weary one And I will give you rest I will give you rest For my yoke is easy And my burden is light Take me upon you And I will give you rest Come to me you troubled one And I will give you peace I will give you peace Come to me you troubled one And I will give you peace I will give you peace I will calm the waters I will shisper peace be still Take me upon you And I will give you peace Come to me Come to me Come to me I have been waiting for you here Come to me you weakened one And I will give you joy I will give you joy Come to me you weakened one And I will give you joy I will give you joy You will rise as eagles And my joy will be your strength Take me upon you I will give you joy Come to me Come to me Come to me I have been waiting for you here In Your Presence In Your Presence - I find comfort In Your Presence - I find peace In Your Presence - I surrender Lord I give you all of me In Your Presence - I fall on my knees For you are worthy In Your Presence - I hear angels sing Holy - Holy - Is the Lamb of God.