San Marcos News
Chicktime SM Kick off #NOFILTER mini conference was awesome. There is something about being in the midst of the students here at Gary…. As we all looked in a mirror honestly writing what we see. Some young ladies wrote resentment, anger, the consequences of my past experiences, pain, doubt, misunderstood, not worthy of anything good & so much more…
I’m wondering as one picture reflects do we have their backs? Will we invest in the next generation of future women leaders that are feeling like they don’t deserve to LIVE FULLY?
We have something to offer that can’t be priced ( Our story of Hope).
The last part of the mirror exercise is understanding how Christ erases the residue of our past. There is so much inside of you & your past is an experience it’s ( IT’s NOT WHO YOU ARE).
Three young ladies gave their hearts to God last night. We CELEBRATE & WE ARE GRATEFUL that all can come to God ….
Chicktime San Marcos is determined to make an impact. One event at a time!
Identifying healthy relationships, & understanding your worth is vital for the next g…eneration. Thank you so much Diane De Leon Perez & Ashley Celeste Gutierrez for sharing your story and providing keys and info about the red flags that will assist our youth & young adults in identifying abusive relationships. I’m so humbled to serve with you both ?! #lovewhatido #purposedriven #determinedtomakeanimpact
It happened again on Saturday the 17th!!!! My heart is so full. The room was full of the greatest, gifted, talented amazing Gary Job Corp young adult women and …men. In many eyes they may not look the part. They have been abandoned broken and even on Saturday felt like today be their last day on earth. I have the honor and privilege to stand before the wealthiest individuals in our world. They may have been labeled as a lost cause BUT OH MY we have missed it completely. Because GOD is always using the unlikely”s to change the world as we know it. Even I was told I would never be anything ha! Just watch God is up to something amazingly beautiful! Thank you Brittany Myz B Hastings Misti Burke for depositing seeds that will bear a great harvest! #ChicktimeSanMarcos
It is when you have done it to the least of these. You have did it for me~ Matt 25. Every month Chicktime chapters across the world are serving the GREATS! We have been transformed by Him therefore we have humbled ourselves for a greater purpose. Ericka spoke about, ” EMBRACING OUR THORNS”… no matter where you are you have a purpose. Oh how refreshing it is to serve and love. #ChicktimeSanMarcos
Chicktime San Marcos kick off event was everything and so much more. Jarisha Onezine a graduate of the program. Came back with a relentless focus to uplift, encourage, and empower the students at Gary. I am especially honored and thankful that our journey started at Gary. If anything she is a visible reminder of what God will do when we reach back and grab a hold of someone else who may not see what God sees in them. One of her many statements that stood out for me was that anything that is stated outside of God’s perspective is an ( AFTERTHOUGHT)! Ponder that truth today. Thank you! Jarisha for demonstrating God’s ability to transform our lives❤️
The best I can do to capture a moment is take a picture. Even though a picture can’t share the experience I have every time I have the privilege to share my life with the youth. Last night we discussed ( Nuturing & Perspective) from my book Renewed. What are you nurturing? You can create an environment that cultivates success or distraction. How do you perceive your past, present, & future? Your perspective determines the direction you may be taking. I can’t forget the laughter surrounding our time together. We all deserve a moment when no one defines you by your yesterday. We just enjoy today & the moment that God has allowed us to experience together. #imhumbled&thankful #Chicktime
It’s what you don’t see in these pictures that really show how God is strategically connecting each generation. We sat with young men and women who you wouldn’t expect to open up and share their pain and their hopes….
Chicktime October was beyond special~ it was unique! We wish you were there!
Chicktime San Marcos Strikin a pose! These girls are claiming who the are in HIM!!
Summer Haggins was our guest speaker and her first point to us was to know our name when fighting for the life we want. ??. We all have a gift and if we don’t walk in it others will be negatively impacted by it. A Warrior Princess should arm themselves to be dangerous. Knowing that each of our lives are a tool that God can use to empower the next generation is Humbling. Thank you for sharing your story, passion, and heart tonight~ Summer! !
These girls are armed with Love and Grace!
Watch out world!!
Chicktime San Marcos will be meeting next in August!! Come make a difference with us!
Our process, pain, disappointment, experiences, circumstances, victories, and failures etc all equate to purpose! There is a reason we are here, and there is a reason why our life has been impacted by those we love and have come to love. Nothing that we have experienced should be wasted. There is someone~ somewhere~who needs to hear our story about (HOW)! How did we continue to persevere through it all? How can we still have faith after all we have been through? (HOW)?! Then we can reply with gratefulness and humbleness because of God❤!
Our hearts our full and we wouldn’t change one moment of our life because we understand we wouldn’t be who we are without our experiences. Thank you Spruce Dickerson for always pouring out your passion and love! Chicktime San Marcos thanks you for being our May Workshop leader!!
Chicktime San Marcos is determined to make an impact. One event at a time!
Identifying healthy relationships, & understanding your worth is vital for the next generation.
Thank you so much Diane De Leon Perez & Ashley Celeste Gutierrez for sharing your story and providing keys and info about the red flags that will assist our youth & young adults in identifying abusive relationships. Chicktime San Marcos is so humbled to serve with you both ?
Tonight was a little reunion. I’m always amazed how God orchestrates all that we do for His name.
Thank you Evangelist Delisia James for sharing your gifts and lifting His name! Our lives are a direct demonstration on how God used Gary Job Corp to mold us into the women who glorifies His name. We love what we do
Chicktime San Marcos is proud to announce that the beautiful and talented, Ms. Spruce Dickerson will be coming to visit us this month! Spruce is a winning pageant coach, beauty queen, published model, speaker, and philanthropist. She will be teaching us how to embrace ourselves! This is sure to be an awesome event so make to sure RSVP now!
You can also visit Spruce’s website by clicking here!
Wow!!!!! We are just speechless! This month, Chicktime San Marcos welcomed Trina TiTi Ladette Cleveland and all we can say is that when you combine powerful, real, and uncut women in one room with young women ages 16 to 24 years who are working on becoming great, amazing things happen! This evening is written upon our hearts and all who experienced it! God created us to be powerful women and this weekend… we were!
We are so excited for Chicktime March! This month, we will have a very special afternoon of spoken word and faith building with Ms. TiTi Ladette. TiTi is the President and Founder of Remember to Think Pink which is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to increase awareness of debilitating issues that hinder effective parenting. The provide preventive, educational, and helpful information, parent advocacy and unique parent support groups to assist struggling parents with various needs. TiTi is an author, motivational speaker, and poet. We are so excited to partner up with this amazing organization to bring you Chicktime March.
February 2016 Event: Loving ME
Join us for Chicktime in the 19th (7-8:30pm) @ Gary Job Corp! You MUST RSVP to Lora @ wlorakc324@yahoo.
Chicktime San Marcos and CAKE connected with the young women at Job Corps by encouraging them to use their gifts in the arts. We sung, laugh, rapped, and most importantly shared how our faith has caused us to discover who we are. CAKE gave the young women tools on how to identify their gift and calling. During our time there, we were able to explain what CAKE is, and share all the many ways that music has impacted our lives. Several of the students actually sang for us, which was a treat. We hope to have CAKE back very soon! Check out their website by clicking here!
October 2015: Cardio Madness!
Launching Newness and Reviving our physical bodies !!!
We welcomed a New Chicktime San Marcos Leader Cherise!
It’s never to late to work out and have fun. Chicktime Zumba & Cardio REVAMPED! We are excited to laugh, exercise, and have fun.
February 2015 Reflection:
Chicktime Leaders share their gifts, talents, and ideas every month in different capacities. Chicktime has provided an avenue for us all to walk our purpose. To share Hope, Love, Joy, and most importantly the message that Christ loves all. So much so that he calls each of us to reach out to those who are broken, hurt, and misunderstood. We are His hands and feet on the earth. I’m proud and humbled to serve with you.
I wanted to share a Chicktime San Marcos story that will encourage you on how important your role is. The first young lady in the picture above is Jarisha. Jarisha is a graduate from Gary Job Corp. She attended Chicktime San Marcos activities while she was going to school there. Later she became a Chicktime leader. She will be starting Nursing School in April. Simply because through Chicktime she discovered that her passion and purpose is to help others.
As you walk in your purpose you may be connecting those you serve to their purpose. Your role is very significant !! Don’t minimize your impact..
Quote: Woman Arise Book
Arise and Be Encouraged
It’s important to walk in your role, purpose, and identity, because there is someone waiting for you to open the door of opportunity for him or her. When God elevates you, He will call upon you to elevate someone else. It’s never just about you. I’m walking this out right now and loving every bit of it. When you are promoted, extend your hand to the one who needs a break. You may be the key to someone’s else blessing. Will you obey the call?
Dates to Remember:
March for Bible Study, Chicktime style!
Dial: 712-775-7031. Enter code: 324-259-179
March 3: Lora Williams-Chicktime San Marcos (TX) Founding Leader
March 12- @ 7pm Chicktime San Marcos – Young Ladies as Leaders & Business owners
March 14th for “Celebrate Easter Blessings”
from 8:15am to 12noon
at New Life Children’s Center:
Welcome to 2015! A New Year full of SURPRISES
All Chicktime Leaders organize a day that allows the children that we serve capture a glimpse of God’s heart for them. These moments are priceless and life changing. I encourage each of you not to underestimate the opportunities that you bring to each person you serve and volunteer with. I want to thank all of the ladies who volunteered at New Life (Snow Day) on January 10th, 2015.
Remember each day in 2015 is special and unique. God has a message for you that is wrapped in his love.
Here is an excerpt from my book Woman Arise
Capturing the Opportunity of Today
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.
We all get excited about entering a new year. A new year feels like a fresh start full of new beginnings for us. We feel like we can erase all the mistakes of the previous year and start afresh. I believe all of these things, too. But we can’t forget the opportunity of today. Each day is an opportunity to be connected to the heart of God. Each day is a new chance to be captured by His love for you. We can’t look forward into the future without capturing the opportunity of today. If we miss the opportunities that God has for us today, how can we make the right choices to prepare for the future tomorrow? If we don’t sit in fellowship with God to receive our daily bread, how then can we be nourished in the future? God is inviting you into His heart….. (Excerpt from Woman Arise Book).
February 13,2014- Upcoming Event” It’s all about love”. Loving God, & Loving Yourself
Let’s learn about our main speaker:
Spruce is a motivational speaker, model, pageant coach, and philanthropist. She was crowned in 2011 with the highest title of Miss Plus America Elite at the national Miss Plus America pageant, after competing against forty-five other women from all across the United States.
Spruce has modeled in numerous fashion shows, been a promotional model and in magazines, on a magazine cover, modeled for an on-going State of Texas print campaign, won the Model Portfolio competition at her national pageant, won Model of the Month with her management agency, and was the first full figured model to walk the Austin Fashion Week Awards Night runway. Spruce also created, wrote, produced, directed, and emceed a style show and makeover video for the Texas Women in Business women’s conference.
Spruce has spoken at several venues, motivating audiences to laughter and tears with her life experiences. She doesn’t mince words, and pretty much tells it like it is. Spruce has spoken to women’s groups and to children; and all in between. Her words are not exclusive to any one group, but to all who desire motivation.
Not only does Spruce speak and model, but she is also a pageant coach with a winning record right out of the gate! Her very first client she coached went on to win her national crown! God has blessed Spruce with a gift for encouraging women to do their very best, and helping them know they are worthy.
Along with being a model, speaker, and pageant coach, Spruce is also founder of her charity campaign Flip Flop to Nigeria where she collects and sends flip flops to the poor and orphans in Nigeria. Spruce has been recognized with Proclamations by the Governor and other leaders of the State of Texas, along with a Commendation from her city’s Police Chief; and has also been in the news media, on national and international radio talk shows, winner of the national game show Let’s Ask America, and has had feature articles in several magazines; even alongside Dr. Maya Angelou.
July 2013- August 2013
Reflections on my trip to Kenya!
I have realized that I’m on an exciting journey. Every step that I have made have truly been ordered by God. From the call to start my own chapter then taking a trip to Washington with Founder Lori Rhodes to World Vision’s Women of Vision conference. It was there where God awaken dreams that I had as a young adult of the injustices in the world. Looking back I really didn’t understand what those dreams were about. But, it was at that conference that the realization came that I was a part of those dreams. The solution ! Chicktime birthed Go Global that actually would address, and be active in change in areas such as human trafficking, abuse, clean water etc. It was there my life was change forever not knowing that that mo0ment would bring me to Kenya years later. As Chicktime gives me the opportunity to encourage and empower youth and yooung adults in San Marcos. I have been given a opportunity to do the same through Women of Vision in communities in Kenya. Here in the picture above is only a glimpse of the hands and lives I’m able to be impacted by. Yes they have impacted my life forever. I’m still on this journey that is God ordained. I’m thankful that serving with Chicktime was a major part of me igniting such a passion to empower others.
Chicktime San Marcos welcomed Spruce Dickerson Miss Plus America Elite to Gary Job Corp Campus. She imparted great wisdom to the young ladies about loving yourself right where you are. The students were refreshed to hear a message of hope, encouragement, and inspiration! Thank you Spruce for sharing your life and your passion.
Looking back and moving ahead. Mrs.Wilburn wonderfully designed a Black History program to reflect, learn, and inspire the students on campus. An awesome event that included poetry contest, a short skit, a video concerning “The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington”, and a quiz. I enjoyed being in the audience and experiencing a step back into History. Chicktime San Marcos & Gary Students you are awesome and filled with greatness!
Chicktime San Marcos decided to join a movement across the world for women called 1 billion rising. Our goals was to 1st- bring awareness of violence against women in all countries, 2nd to cause attention about the issue so that our government can continue to create laws that protect women worldwide, 3rd to DANCE and celebrate being women in the US and to DANCE with women and men all over the world “Rising” on FEB 14, 2013….. Join the movement !
2012- Chicktime San Marcos memories!
December 2012- Christmas Chicktime Leadership Party
This was just a day of feasting, laughing much, and loving each other much more. I appreciate the opportunity God has given me. To work along side these students and be a part of their lives. This is one of the rewarding opportunities I have. Thank you Student Leaders for being all that you can to your student body!
November 2012=- Leadership Summit
The Leadership Summit was very successful on campus. Many young women were impacted from, various backgrounds, countries, and cultures. We had Texas State students come out and speak about loving yourself, and relationships. Anette from Free Austin blessed us with making tangible goals workshop. Jonnie Wilson- Tx State University Multicultural Student Affairs Assistant Director spoke about the importance of good relationships. Stephanie McComb- Life Christian Bible Institute Administrator spoke loving self. Prophetess Sherry Bishop- Just US Girls ministry- spoke a powerful and encouraging well rounded word. All these speakers and more used their gifts, experiences, to impact the next generation. For that I’m grateful and I’m assured that seeds were planted. Those seeds will produce greatness.
November 2012-EXCITEMENT & EXPECTATION!
WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF PLANNING OUR FIRST LEADERSHIP SUMMIT AT GARY JOB CORP IN SAN MARCOS FOR THE LADIES. ALL I CAN SAY IS WE KNOW AND EXPECT GOD TO EMPOWER EACH YOUNG LADY THAT ATTENDS. WE HAVE POWERFUL SPEAKERS FROM TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, LIFE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY ADMINISTATOR, AUSTIN COMMUNITY ACTIVIST & OTHER POWERFUL WOMEN SPEAKERS. I MUST SAY GOD IS MOVING GREATLY IN WOMEN AND I ENCOURAGE EACH OF YOU TO ALLOW HIM TO SHOW YOU WHO YOU ARE IN HIM. PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR THE STUDENTS. MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR THEIR SOULS, AND FOR TRANFORMATION!
I have learned never to underestimate a few. Only a few students committed to the adopt a daughter program. Adopt A Daughter matched the students up with professional women from the community. The young women stated that they were perfectly match. I enjoyed the excitement as they received direction concerning their vision/ dream. Thank you Martha, Markell, & Edria for sharing your time and investing in these young ladies lives.
April 19, 2012- Transformation Modeling Show
Through prayer a guidance the students and I wanted to impact the Gary campus for Christ. Jasmine (student) came with a vision she was unsure if it was God given or not. Being the fashion person she is God tapped into her creative side concerning a fashion show. We prayed and asked God how could we put on a fashion show that would glorify Him and impact this generation. So it evolved the 1st walk represented when we are a mess, not knowing just yet what God says about us. The 2nd walk- causal representing the beginning stages in our walk with Christ. The 3rd walk- represents the professional women who knows who she is in Christ. Throughout the show we shared testimonies about the transformational power of God.
At the end we welcome students to pray if they wanted prayer for success in life, school, relationship, and most importantly their relationship with God. For His Glory!!!!
Continue April News ……
April News Easter Sunday..
Instead of buying a beautiful dress to wear to church. Chicktime San Marcos decided to assist Austin New Church of Austin Tx with giving out clothing to the homeless in down town Austin. The Gary Students took control of the task and ministered in deed. We causally discussed putting our faith into action and living a compassionate life toward others. This event also brought awareness about homelessness in our backyard. We love serving and these students have a heart for God.
March News ……
To educate the students about what going on in their world today. I brought the students to a Trade In Hope event in Austin Tx. Trade in Hope brings awareness about Human Trafficking in the U.S. Their goal is to empower others to end slavery. I truly believe that our youth will change the world as we know it today. Depending on what tools they have, who have imparted in their lives, what has been imparted in their lives, and what we speak into their lives. Will effect who they become and what they become. I pray to empower these young women to be world changers for God’s Glory. A generation that will not shy away from horrible events or occurrences. A generation that will stand against all that destroys any human life. So bringing these young ladies to the Trade in Hope Event brought awareness and imparted a passion to speak out for victims. By making others aware, encourage their peers to act differently.