Welcome to my page!
I am enthusiastic and enjoy music, working with kids, writing, and volunteer work.
It’s never really been subtle that I was different from other kids, the only disagreement was whether it was a good or bad difference. I always wanted to be in control, which isn't such a great quality in a stubborn 6-year-old. I stuck out, which had good and bad effects. One good thing was that I wasn't afraid to try new things which gave me some unique experiences from my peers. A downside was that I got made fun of a lot, and teachers had no clue how to handle me. While there have been plenty of mistakes made on both sides (mine and others), I've been blessed with opportunities to learn and my parents who allowed me to pursue them.
Ever the oddity, I grew up a tomboy with a pain tolerance higher than most of the guys I hung out with. I like wearing black, I listen to the hardest clean rock I can find most days, and am the loudest girl you'll ever meet.
On the other hand, I get good grades, loved hymns, am a serious musician, serve wherever I can at church, and have raised money for charity. So it’s really no wonder that most people have no clue what to do with me!
The long and the short of it is: yeah, I'm different.
I don't really match any of the groups the culture wants to put me in. But do any of us? I think if we ever actually slowed down and payed attention we’d realize that none of us fully fit any one stereotype. They're not real, no matter how hard we try to enforce them.
Whatever our quirks or niches are, we have to work together to bring glory to God. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
Leaders come in all different forms, and all of them need to be appreciated and learn how to best use their own unique mix of talents and passions to pursue Christ and help His Church. Some leaders are good public speakers; others prefer orchestrating it all from behind the scenes. Some love kids, others just hope they don’t bite. Some are good musicians, others tone deaf. The list goes on and on and on!