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Bye Bye Facebook, Again.

 

-SIGH-

I believe the last time I mentioned to you guys, I said that my Facebook page was deactivated. Well, I took it a step further and opted for the permanent deletion. The reason was pretty simple. My sanity means a lot to me. So much unnecessary and negative activity on there. Every so often I would log in just to see what was up but this last time really struck a nerve. While at work, I logged in and just saw what seemed like utter chaos. Divorce, break-ups, domestic issues, shade, police brutality, politics, and more. I was so overwhelmed. The comments under the  post didn’t help much either. Once upon a time I enjoyed Facebook but now it’s nothing more than yet another site I would be better off guarding my heart against. This was my second Facebook page. I started the first one back in 2006 or 2007 and deleted  it last August. I made the second page in January and found myself de-activating it often. I’m not sure if I’ll ever make another one. I just know right now is not a good time to be entangled in the affairs of others.

 

FAITH

30 Days of Prayer!

So my church is participating in the 30 days of prayer campaign. I want to encourage you all to pray over an array of things that are important to you. If you can, find someone to stand in agreement with you. I’ll be praying over our bodies of government in the United States, family, friends, my future, as well as other things. This would be a great time to truly find rest in God if you are needing to pray about something specific in your life. As a fellow blogger and your sister in Christ, I want to extend an invitation for you all to download my church’s mobile app ” Word of Faith” ( made by Subsplash Consulting; blue app), listen or read the daily devotional and and go before God for at least 30 minutes a day. We are currently two days in but it’s not to late to join and you can continue well beyond the 30 days. Our world is in desperate need of prayers from believers. Be a voice to assist in bringing about God’s restoration in this world.

God Bless You All!

Tiffany ❤

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Final Project Thoughts…

So as I have mentioned before in a previous post, I am a graduate student working towards a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. If everything goes well, I will be done in the fall semester of 2017. I am shooting to be done next summer though, hopefully. I started last year and feel that I could contribute a lot to my current field in Human Service and the field of Higher Education. The other day when I was doing a homework assignment for my Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion course, I thought about my  thesis.  For whatever reason I thought about foster youth being that I work for a government child welfare agency.  I specifically thought about the connection between child welfare and higher education. I thought about how we help connect foster youth to higher education and how we keep them connected until commencement or graduation.

From an ethical perspective, I must remember that both fields require me to “do no harm”. This means taking the time out to acknowledge that foster youth have been through unimaginable circumstances and that each of those experiences are important when assessing how colleges and universities should serve this population. My goal is to make sure this population is being served by people that can 1. Acknowledge that trauma has occurred in the lives of these students and 2. Proceed in a way that allows students to be served through trauma lenses.

I think the direction I want to go in is to look at how colleges and universities operate as organizations in serving special populations, or in this case foster youth. While I know there is a lot of good that can come out of this, I have to come to a place where I can understand that these students don’t have traditional lives; there should be some flexibility to knowledge this difference when being compared to other populations.

I won’t be getting started on this until sometimes next year but I am so excited y’all. I even thought about going all the way and getting my Ph. D.  I’m gonna continue to pray about it  but I have so much peace about my thesis for now. I got confirmation from two of my professors that there is much research to be done in this field; I wish y’all could have seen my face. Was this meant to be? Is this meant to be?

Are any of you in school? What are you studying??

P.S. – In whatever you choose to do professionally, make sure you do no harm.

Tiffany

 

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Just Checking In!

So I just started my last year as a grad student and I am so excited. I just feel that I’ve had a lot of growth in this process and love the woman I have become. I probably won’t write as much but I am eager to tell you guys about my 3rd qrt of my Breakout Year! Life has been good and I seriously owe everything to God. I just hope through everything I put my hands and mouth to, it will bring him glory.

p.s. School made some provisions to help me take both classes. Now I am able to stay on schedule with my cohort. Yay! Won’t he do it?

I hope you all are doing good out there!

Tiffany

FAITH

Taking The Time To Praise

This evening I just want to take the time to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for all of the things that he has done for me. He is simply amazing. I thank him for covering my family and I with his blood, and for never allowing anything not sent by him to destroy me. I thank him for his unconditional love and his healing power. I thank him for making me whole and allowing me the power and strength to continue moving forward in my life. There is nobody greater than him. I thank God for the Holy Spirit that has bought me wisdom, guidance, conviction and comfort during the days I found myself wondering in the valley. He keeps his promises and holds tight to his covenant with me; he is a faithful God. I just sit here and look at this past year of my life and there is no denying his  mercy, grace, favor and love. He never left me or forsake me, he always caused me to triumph; and he always made a way for me. ALWAYS, because he loves me.

Whoever you are, I just want you to think of all the things God has done for you. Just simply thank him. I believe it’s good to just rejoice and stand in awe over God. He is such a good God. If you’re someone who is waiting on God for something just rejoice  for the things he has done and keep in mind Isaiah 41:10-13 and Deuteronomy 31:8 because he always hears us and will answer us. Keep your faith and do not cast away your confidence in him!

Love Tiffany

P.s.  Psalm 105

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.

Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant forever,
    the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
    the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as the portion you will inherit.”

12 When they were but few in number,
    few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones;
    do my prophets no harm.”

16 He called down famine on the land
    and destroyed all their supplies of food;
17 and he sent a man before them—
    Joseph, sold as a slave.
18 They bruised his feet with shackles,
    his neck was put in irons,
19 till what he foretold came to pass,
    till the word of the Lord proved him true.
20 The king sent and released him,
    the ruler of peoples set him free.
21 He made him master of his household,
    ruler over all he possessed,
22 to instruct his princes as he pleased
    and teach his elders wisdom.

23 Then Israel entered Egypt;
    Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham.
24 The Lord made his people very fruitful;
    he made them too numerous for their foes,
25 whose hearts he turned to hate his people,
    to conspire against his servants.
26 He sent Moses his servant,
    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27 They performed his signs among them,
    his wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness and made the land dark—
    for had they not rebelled against his words?
29 He turned their waters into blood,
    causing their fish to die.
30 Their land teemed with frogs,
    which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
31 He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,
    and gnats throughout their country.
32 He turned their rain into hail,
    with lightning throughout their land;
33 he struck down their vines and fig trees
    and shattered the trees of their country.
34 He spoke, and the locusts came,
    grasshoppers without number;
35 they ate up every green thing in their land,
    ate up the produce of their soil.
36 Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land,
    the firstfruits of all their manhood.
37 He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,
    and from among their tribes no one faltered.
38 Egypt was glad when they left,
    because dread of Israel had fallen on them.

39 He spread out a cloud as a covering,
    and a fire to give light at night.
40 They asked, and he brought them quail;
    he fed them well with the bread of heaven.
41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
    it flowed like a river in the desert.

42 For he remembered his holy promise
    given to his servant Abraham.
43 He brought out his people with rejoicing,
    his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
44 he gave them the lands of the nations,
    and they fell heir to what others had toiled for—
45 that they might keep his precepts
    and observe his laws.

Praise the Lord.[a]