I was born in Louisville, KY on June 4, 1996. For the first 8 years of my life, we lived in Taylorsville, KY. The thing I remember most about my time there was our big yard. We had 2 acres and most of it was grass so there was a lot to mow. I loved riding with my Dad on the riding mower. I would sit on his lap and he would occasionally let me steer. I thought that was so much fun. I think that was beginning of my love for driving. When I was 5 our family bought a boat. Since we only lived about 10 minutes from the lake, we started spending a lot of time at the lake. At a young age, I began tubing and learning how the kneeboard and wakeboard. Boating and water sports have continued to be one of my family’s favorite ways of spending time together. In addition to spending time at the lake, I loved playing baseball. I played for eleven years on a variety of teams from the time I was six years old. Also as a junior in high school I decided to go out for basketball. I played my final two year for Sayers. I also enjoy other outdoor things like camping with my family and going off-roading in my jeep. I also have an amazing family. I have two awesome parents, Tim and Suanne
It truly amazes me that I am preparing to graduate from high school. Where have the years gone? I remember crying on the first days of Kindergarten because I was worried my mom would leave me there. Now I am crying on my last days of high school because I don’t want to leave. In the words of Pooh Bear, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” The Lord has blessed me with each and every friend, tutor, and experience here at Sayers the past seven years, and I am so thankful for each of those things. I was born on June 26, 1996 in Louisville, Kentucky. When I was 5, I began Kindergarten at Christian Academy of Louisville. The following summer, my parents travelled to Russia and brought home my sister Claire. I guess God decided I wasn’t such a bad big sister, and since then He has blessed our family with Mary Kate, Chloe, Luke, and Jake. While our busy home is far from perfect, it is mine, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I have grown up in a Christian home and attended Southeast Christian Church all my life. When I was 8, I was baptized, but in the past few years I have learned what it means to truly rely on the Lord. In 2011, my sister Mary
Truth be told, this story is less about me than it is my heavenly Father. Though it has taken me a long time for to realize, my life is not my own, my dreams are not my own, and my future is not my own. God has orchestrated my entire life. It is for His glory, and I pray that it shows his love and grace. I was born on October 10, 1995 to Jeff and Kim Hume in Florence, Kentucky. My parents have been two of the biggest influences in my life. For as long as I remember, they have taught me who Jesus is, and why I so desperately need Him. They have always supported my in my desires and endeavors. I have been blessed by a family who has loved and supported me no matter what God calls me to. As I said before, my life is not my own, but it has taken a long while for me to realize that. I accepted Christ as my savior at the age of seven after a Physical Education teacher at Christian Academy laid out the reality of sin and the truth of the gospel to me. I have spent the past 11 years learning what it means for Him to be the Lord of my life– a journey that will never end. For years, I believed that my walk with Christ was about my knowledge. I knew a lot about Christianity, I knew a lot ab
Recently a song came to mind and I was humbled as I thought about the truth in the lyrics. One specific stanza stuck with me: Not because of who I am, But because of what You’ve done. Not because of what I’ve done, But because of who You are. In reaching this point of life, I have found it can be easy to reflect on the years and start patting myself on the back. “Well done, Taylor. Look at what you have accomplished.” Though there is an element to being pleased with myself, I fall into the dangerous trap of forgetting that everything I am is because of everything God has given me. Not because of me, but all because of Him. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 26th, 1996. A little over a year later, my family of four packed up and moved to Burlington, Vermont where we eventually grew to a family of six. When I was five, we moved to Louisville. I began attending Sayers in the second grade, was moved up to the third grade a couple of months later, and, as you can see, I have somehow survived the nine years necessary to reach the end. I have had the incredible privilege of growing up in a Christian home. From the time I was young, I have been encouraged to develop a relationship
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5 I am the oldest of four children and have lived in Louisville my entire life. For Kindergarten I attended Christian Academy of Louisville. From first through third grade I attended Sayers Classical Academy and in fourth through fifth grade I attended Highlands Latin School. During the summer before my sixth grade year, my parents asked me if I wanted to still attend Highlands Latin School, or go back to Sayers. Looking back as a senior today, I am so thankful that we chose Sayers. For my entire life I have attended Southeast Christian Church. When I was ten years old, I committed my life to Christ and was baptized. Throughout this journey with the Lord, he has taught me so many things and has used many struggles and hardships to strengthen my faith. When I was fifteen years old, my cousin Stephen committed suicide. Less than one year later, my grandma passed away. This time was extremely difficult for my whole family. Looking back on these events, I realize how much my faith in the Lord was deepened, and how it helped make
Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom… but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV). It doesn’t take much reflection for me to realize that I owe everything to my parents. I don’t mean this metaphorically or figuratively; God gave me fantastic parents who have had the largest role in making me who I am today. They raised me, sent me to school at Dorothy Sayers, and modeled Christlike faith. My dad has taught me much about clear and careful thinking, and my mom has modeled joy and Christlike relationships. I have been incredibly blessed by them, and I pray that I have been and will continue to be a blessing to them. My parents also gave me a sister, Callie. For years we seemed irreconcilably different, and as you might imagine, this led to some arguments. I am pleased to say that over the past few years, she has become one of my best friends, and I cannot wait to see what God has planned for her! One of the most impactful decisions mom and dad made was enrolling me in Dorothy Sayers. Elementary and middle school laid a firm groundwork
I am the oldest of five kids plus one in heaven. I have lived in Louisville and been home schooled my entire life. I was home schooled full-time until third grade when I began my journey at Dorothy Sayers where I have been ever since. Though my spiritual journey sounds similar to many other Christians it is unique in many ways. I have been a member of Southeast Christian Church my entire life and was baptized at age nine. God has taught me so many things and has used many people and trials to strengthen my faith. Growing up in a Christian house and being surrounded primarily by like-minded people it is easy to adopt the faith of the people around you. One of the most crucial things I have had to do is decide what I believe and how to effectively defend my beliefs. The past couple of years I have learned the importance of making my faith my own. God has begun a good work in me and I know that it will be a life long process to complete. I started Dorothy Sayers in third grade. I remember being especially intimidated by the high schoolers and feeling like it would be an eternity before I was in their place. But now I am finally in that place and am so thankful for my time at Dorothy
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