Living Purposefully With Dr. LaSharnda

September 17, 2021

I pray you have had a great week and that your weekend is a wonderful one. What's been with me all week, especially through the night, was the phrase, "God loves me." What a beautiful thought to resonate through my mind throughout the night. I woke up, went for my morning run, and prayed for something to share with you this morning. I always pray that God will give me something to share.
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September 10, 2021

I am so happy to be a part of LSS Southern California. I love to be around positive people who always have a smile on their faces or have an encouraging word to share. This is found with an employee named Deniece Marshall. Her smile is contagious!
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September 3, 2021

Have you ever thought about the significance of Labor Day? Quite honestly, I have always thought of it as a time to acknowledge the American worker and to give them a day of rest from their labor. I also know that we celebrate it on the first Monday of September, but never really knew why? So, I went to look it up!
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August 27, 2021

Well, I am sure you have heard by now that we are quarantining due to a COVID case at Fullerton this week. I want to remind you to stay vigilant and take care in protecting yourself. You mean a lot to your family and friends, but you also mean a lot to us at LSSSC. I know it's tiring and probably frustrating to wash and sanitize your hands constantly, wear masks, get tested, etc. But, in the long term, we want to make sure we do everything possible to keep you safe and healthy.
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August 20, 2021

I hope you have enjoyed your week. Well, I guess you know school has started. I see people hustling and bustling around various campuses, trying to get on with life. Seeing students getting off buses or walking with their backpacks makes you feel that things are back to normal. But, as I think about normal, I must ask myself, what is normal these days? I don't know. I do know I will not focus on trying to get “back to normal” because things have changed and I refuse to continue yearning for how "it used to be”.
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August 13, 2021

I have been thinking of you and praying for you. I hope you are doing the same for me. It has been a week full of diligence, effort and perseverance, just the way we like it.
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August 6, 2021

I hope today fnds you well. As we close end the week, I’d like to share what David said in Psalms 34:1, "I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise will always be on my lips!
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July 23, 2021

Oh my goodness! What a week it has been. All I can say is, God's grace is sufficient. I praise Him because I know His mercies are new every morning. Speaking of Mercy and Grace, I’ve asked myself several times this week, Am I...?
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July 16, 2021

Greetings! I hope you had a great week and are ready for a fun-filled weekend. I also pray your life is filled with joy, peace, love, and happiness. Recently, we held a leadership retreat, evaluating what we accomplished over the last year and planning for the future. I enjoyed spending time with the team. I am so fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of professionals. I am also honored to lead our team members across Southern California.
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July 2, 2021

We are getting ready to celebrate Independence Day, July 4th, here in the United States and decided to recognize this holiday and Juneteenth this weekend also. Why? We didn't do it last weekend, and for some, it is considered a significant Independence Day.
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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.
Become an Ally

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
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!