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From the Sidewalk to the Stage

One thing I like most about walking around campus on a nice day is the melodious sounds I hear. There’s the sound of the Campanile bells ringing and birds singing a song to their Creator. Groups are all around campus with their guitars, violins, banjos, etc. One group I’ve heard playing around campus is my suitemate Jordan, an Advertising/Public Relations student, with her friends Michael and Jimmy, who are majoring in Engineering. I fell in love with their fun style of music and suggested they play in chapel. However, an even bigger opportunity arose just weeks later when President Shoemaker announced and introduced the Vision Scholarship.

The Vision Scholarship will be awarded at the end of the semester to the student, or group of students, that have the best artistic or musical interpretation of the song "Be Thou My Vision." This song was one of the most student-requested songs throughout the past year. (Students can request their favorite songs to be sung by the student body in chapel.) Jordan, Michael, and Jimmy submitted an audition video and shortly thereafter presented their interpretation of "Be Thou My Vision" both in chapel and in a Pensacola Christian Academy assembly since then. I continue to be blessed as other groups on campus are still presenting their interpretations of the song.

Others of you may also have God-given musical talents. Be open to where God may have you use them. He may want to use you to bring glory to His name on a larger scale, maybe in chapel, prayer group, collegian meeting, Sunday school, or Campus Church. Whether you're a music major or not, there are opportunities for you to use your talents and get involved. How will God use you?

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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