Category Archives: My Life As An Advocate

Here I talk to about the life I live as an advocate for community and youth justice. I share the trials, tribulations, lessons, and advice I have for the next generation to lean from. We learn from each other and grow from each other. Share your stories with me too!

Vote!

Vote!

By, Tiffany J.

 

Voice4Society, Inc. reaches over 90 countries around the world. We’re privileged to meet people from all different cultures, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds. With that said, we also recognize that the freedoms we have in America aren’t shared equally in other countries. This is why we need to utilize the freedom we are given to its maximum potential. Every American is given a fair chance to make a difference in the way our government operates.

The power of vote is not one we should take lightly. We have an obligation to make a difference….a real, honest, and crucial difference in our country. There are folks dying around the world for that right.

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Today is Election Day and we can vote into power people who can drastically turn this country around, starting with our individual communities. Don’t take that for granted! Go to the polls today and vote. If you’re like me, and have sent in your absentee ballot ahead of time, good for you! It still counts just as much as if you were going to the polls today.

Do it before work, before school, after work, after school, during your lunch hour – it doesn’t matter when – just DO IT! Let your voice be heard loud and clear today. When you vote, take a picture of yourself and post it on our Facebook page or on Instagram and tag us in it. Our social media platforms are below this message. We want to say how proud we are of you by reposting it to all our followers!

So what are you waiting for?

GO VOTE!

 

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He’s Alive!

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We celebrate the one true King! Risen! Lord of All! He died for us so we could be free. A sacrifice indeed. Oh, how we love Him. Jesus is magnificent in all His splendor. We are ever so grateful for the Blood He shed for us on Calvary. It’s because He was selfless that we could truly live.

If you don’t have a church home, please feel free to visit mine! I attend Family Christian Center in New Rochelle, NY. Services start at 9am & 11:30am. There is ample parking in the back & a fantastic Childrens Church and Teen Church for your youngsters to attend. We’d love to have you! Don’t forget to praise the Lord today!!

HE’S ALIVE!!!

As Always,
Stay Inspired!
-Tiffany J.

Respect on a Bus

Once again, I’ve witnessed the respect of Black young men when they are called out on their behavior. I take public transportation on a regular basis (okay, okay – everyday) so I see many things. These moments give me a chance to do some personal research into the minds of the youth (listening is such a powerful tool). This evening, I happened to encounter a different set of travelers since I caught the late express bus home. Seated at the back were a bunch of teenage guys who, in all honesty, were getting reckless in their conversation. Once the topic switched to sexual encounters (and rather detailed encounters, I may add) a woman called them out on their derogatory statements. They stopped immediately and switched to another topic. With all the negative posts about black young men floating around cyberspace, I felt a duty to share this.

This isn’t to say they will change the world from that conversation but it does mean that all hope isn’t “lost”. To me, I don’t care what anyone says, I am extremely hopeful for my generation, especially in the Black community. Situations like this makes me proud to work in the field of youth mentorship.

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Holiday Blog Tour: Fourth Stop

Welcome to our blog stop on the Google Play Winter Giveaway!  Author Marilynn Dawson is giving away one PDF copy of her books each week until the end of January 2014.  This Giveaway is in celebration of her next release, “Dressed for Eternity” which will launch in February 2014.  You can read a sample of that book here:  https://www.facebook.com/Marilynn.Dawson.Author/app_186268111422317

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Today, we get to feature Volume Four of her series, “Becoming the Bride of Christ: A Personal Journey”.  This is a 6 volume set with a Leader’s Guide; 14 chapters spread across the volumes, with Volume Four containing a rather lenghty Chapter 10.  The back cover of Volume Four has this to share:

“I was recently reminded of why I choose to lose myself in moments of praise and worship regardless of my circumstances. It is only when I take my eyes off what is going on around this home and put them on Christ, that I can engage in and experience feelings of joy, gratitude and love, and seek to touch my Lord’s heart. It is so comforting, so reassuring and so quieting, that God overlooks what seem to me to be such faltering, failing attempts to love those around me, and yet seek to love me Himself in such incredible ways.”

Becoming the Bride of Christ chronicles Marilynn’s personal journey as she learn to live with God as unseen Husband and Father in the home. It’s about learning to appropriate many Scriptural concepts that we’ve overly spiritualized, and bringing them down to where life is lived every day. This book can be read as an account of the lessons God’s actively teaching her, or it can be engaged in as a personal or group Bible study. There is quite a bit of Scripture in every chapter, as well as questions to help a person appropriate these lessons into their own life. One of her goals is to share a story that men as well as women can read and glean from. Too often it seems presentations on the Bride of Christ have been geared toward women when Scripture says the Church, who is referred to as the Bride of Christ, is made up of men and women. Marilynn write from a women’s perspective of course, but it’s her desire that men will be able to gather helpful insight, not just women. After all, we are all called to live out the commands of Christ in our everyday life.

You are welcome to read an excerpt from Volume Four at this url here:  http://www.freado.com/read/14673/becoming-the-bride-of-christ-a-personal-journey-volume-4

Marilynn is giving away a copy of Volume Four on December 29th.  As the giveaway is happening on Google Play, you will need a Google account email address to be eligable for the drawing.  Enter via Rafflecopter below:
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Disclaimer:  The cool thing about taking part in this blog tour, is that I get a copy of this week’s book too!  We both win!

“I Surrender” by Kim Walker

(Click to link to the song) —-> “I Surrender” by Kim Walker

Hey Voice4Society Family!

The end of the year is usually busy for us….Goodness knows preparing for the coming year’s activities keeps us busy!

I love every part of it though. As I’m working through some social media assignments, I came across this song. I really love the soft yet edgy voice of Kim Walker. I feel like she can take me to the throne of God with her songs. This particular song stuck out to me and I have replayed it ever since. It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in the constant hustle-and-bustle of life that sometimes we miss out on God’s simple messages. He speaks through so many things, but for me it’s through nature.

A snowfall can easily mesmerize me and I can go into a thanksgiving session on the spot LOL. With everything that is going on, from buying presents to rehearsing for my role as Mary in our church play, to setting up Voice4Society for 2014, Kim Walker has managed to stop me in my tracks. I just want to pass this song on to you guys and remind you to surrender everything to God. Even if we are working to achieve a greater purpose in our homes, on our jobs, or in our communities – we cannot forget that God needs to be the center of it all. All glory and honor is due to Him and when we allow Him to work in our lives, He will always restore joy.

Just close your eyes and meditate on His goodness and how much He has given you in 2013. If you are alive and you can read this message, you are beyond blessed. It’s a simple song but it is packed with those super-duper-ooey-wonderful feelings we love to feel. Take some time to really embrace the chorus:

All to you, I Surrender…
Everything, Every part of me.
All to you, I Surrender…
All of my dreams, All of me.

Thank you Jesus! 🙂