Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For August 25th

Happy Friday, LSSSC Team,

I hope today’s message finds you well as we approach another fruitful Friday together. Also, I pray your week has gone well, and you are experiencing a life of hope, joy, and peace. It should be no surprise that I love reading the Word. I have blogged, written books, and spoken nationally and internationally about faith and work for many years. Much of my scholarly work surrounds faith, the workplace, and leadership. I have led a fruitful and fulfilling life because of how I perceive scripture. Am I a Bible scholar? No. That is good because I may take a simple approach to scripture. I have always placed myself in the middle of the stories I have read repeatedly. Today is no different.

I pray for God to open my eyes to something new in the scriptures. He never fails. Lately, I have been reading the Book of Judges in the Bible, and I will share what I believe was shared with me through reading and visualizing this great woman named Deborah. Like me, I hope you will draw inspiration from a remarkable woman leader of ancient times – Deborah, the Judge.

Deborah’s leadership is a testament to the power of strong and decisive leadership when those around her were timid and scared. She fearlessly led her people through challenging times in her day, demonstrating unwavering faith and courage. Deborah’s story reminds me that even in uncertainty, I can trust God and activate my faith as we embark on new adventures for LSSSC.

As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of our non-profit industry, we must be risk-takers and demonstrate courage. Just as Deborah led her people to victory, we must be willing to step out boldly, knowing that with faith, determination, and collective effort, we can overcome any obstacle that stands in our way.

Deborah’s legacy teaches us that authentic leadership is not about our position but rather our impact and the inspiration we provide to those around us. Let us continue to work together, supporting one another, as we forge ahead to pursue our organizational goals.

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about what the future has in store for LSSSC. Like Maya Angelou said, “The Future is so bright, it hurts my eyes.” It’s women like Maya or Deborah who inspire me with their examples. Our faith and courage as a collective will guide us to new heights of success. I am genuinely grateful to be surrounded by such a dedicated and capable team, and I look forward to the remarkable journey ahead.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment and dedication to our organization.

Wishing you all a blessed and inspiring Friday.

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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
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Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
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Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!