Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My favorite scene...

Well, I was just enlightened a couple of weeks ago. My students have told me about a new group of people. See there are Emo kids, Bros, Hardcore kids, and then there are scene kids. No one can really explain what a scene kid is specifically, but it seems to be a poser, someone who thinks they are a part of the "music scene" but really isn't. Yes, I know, weird.

Why do we do that? Why do we label people? Is it to make us feel better about ourselves, because we are feeling insecure inside? I think perhaps the people who label people and say they hate the other groups are the ones that need a little security themselves. Every one of us has something great to offer. God has gifted each of us with unique beauty, abilities, quirks, and feelings. How about we start a movement at ACA and try to appreciate something about everyone? Each of us is like a thread and we can weave together and become a beautiful tapestry.
For example, my sixth period class. There are so many versions of sophomores in that class and yet, we all seem to get along for the hour and 15 minutes that we are together. We can laugh about our different styles and respect the thoughts of each one. From the back packs and boy corner on the right, to the very stylish and beautiful girly girls in the middle, the lone ranger in the front, and the entire side of sophomore girl athletes on the left. So much variety and so much elegance. How can we think one is better than the other?

I am glad that labels like that are somewhat over for me. But this blog is dedicated to my not so scene student Matt Westerfield. Be who you are Matt, keep on with the unique, and here you go, a spot on my blog. You are great. (even if you are scene, because I don't even know what it is)
To Matt.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

All you need is love....

You know not many people have been blessed as much as I have with the relationships they have with their family. My family has become my favorite friends. I love hanging out with them. If I won a trip anywhere, I would probably take my sisters. My brother is not so bad himself.=)
I have also been blessed with amazing friendships. I would like to give a shout out to those who have proven to be tried and true.

Marcella Bumpus- I love you girl and do not know what I would do without your friendship. You have blessed me so much even in just the last few months. I appreciate your support and I loved that you were there before my appointment yesterday and gave me a pep talk. Thanks.

Stephanie Rogers- No matter where life takes us, I hope you know that you will always be a kindred spirit. You are a beautiful mother and I loved watching you with Hope. Don't know what I would do without our "Target phone conversations." I love you so much!

Dan and Carrie Mahaffie- who knew that I would come to love you two so much. Your faithfulness to Christ and passion for His Word have shown me so much about life. It has been a joy learning with you for the past year in our small group. You mean the world to me. May God bless you as parents to Taylor, my favorite baby in the entire world. hee hee.

Rachel Marshman- Thanks for being the most "real" follower of Christ. I love talking about our lives and I love that you can tell me the truth. Not many people do that with me and I value you for it. You have shown me so much about pursuing Godliness in everything, motherhood, being a wife and worship leader. I hate that you are in Kentucky, but I love that you enjoy it. Don't know if you knew I appreciated you this much!

Tyler Watts: Although we are so far apart, I cherish you as one of my best. I miss you and can't wait until you are coming to visit. I miss our long talks outside at night and I keep this note you wrote me in Zanzibar in my Bible. It brings be great encouragment at very hard times. Thanks for being a great guy friend who is willing to open up.

There are so many more, but I am grateful for these today. I encourage you to thank the people you love.