The Chronicles of The Best They Ever Had

Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. -Acts 2:43-47

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Stephen, when do you hear from the Teaching Fellows people?

Petra, what's the update on the college stuff?

just wondering :o)


At 4/09/2005 1:37 PM, Blogger Walkbyfaith5 said...

Oh yea forgot to tell you about that. I did not get it, even though I should hvae. I think I knoqw why though. Not like I am putting blame anywhere, but I beleive and have to be right that they wanted to get more minority candidates this year. Cuz only 2 people at my school got it this year, both of which were minority candidates with gpa's less than 3 and class rank's in the triple digits. Plus they are in standard classes, not IB, AP , or Honors even. Sorry justventing a lil, but that is why. They wanted minority candidates even tohugh they were not the best choices.

At 4/09/2005 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, I'm sorry Stephen. Is there a waitlist?

Something I forget sometimes when I feel cheated out of something is that God's got a plan. Maybe there wasn't necessarily a reason that you didn't get it, but a reason that someone else did get it. Does that make sense? Just pray for peace, and pray for those who did get it, that they do their best with this great opportunity.

Love you kiddo
You're still top notch in my heart ;)

At 4/09/2005 7:11 PM, Blogger JtotheSstaff said...

Yeah it's definitely understandable that you dont like that, but there really is a value to diversity. I think affirmative action often goes wrong...but i think the motives for it are often very good. Diversity is a good thing. I had a similar experience as you when applying to NCSSM. I dont know how many of you i've told this...but i was initially flat out rejected for admission, like not even wait-listed (this one i think stems more from the school going for geographical diversity across the state). While it doesnt make sense from the perspective of taking the best student (considering i was an above average student while at NCSSM), I definitely loved the diversity of being able to know people from all over the state and having good friends from the beach to the mountains. The only reason i got in was a miracle from God--he allowed a freak accident which gave me the chance to formally appeal their decision, after which they let me in.
Thats a tough one to take, but i'd encourage you to be uplifting and congratualtory to the people that won. From what I can tell, you did an excellent job with the situation and thats what counts. You win some you lose some. God's got you in the palm of his hand!!

At 4/09/2005 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nope affirmitive action is just flat out wrong, its racism pure and simple

At 4/10/2005 1:12 PM, Blogger Walkbyfaith5 said...

yea thanx guys. Hey I am still going to ECU just w/o any aid. Let me guess , the last one was form Jordan Cauley, lol. Has to be. Oh and no I did not even get on the waiting list. Or reserve list.

At 4/10/2005 7:11 PM, Blogger livetoshine said...

stephen, dearheart, i know how you feel, seriously i do, its probably similar to how i felt when I found out i didn't get the park scholarship, just about this time of year too...but let me tell you, God had so many other wonderful and amazing things in store for me by not getting that and coming to winthrop instead. I know you're still going to ECU but ya know, God will use this experience big time.

i heart you muchly stephen!


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