She was the teen who could foresee events. At 13 Rachel Scott was gunned down by a fellow student in her local high school. Her diaries survived to tell of a rare gift of perceptive wisdom.
It takes all kinds to make the world go around. Why I LOVE and cherish being alive. Kids like Scott are a reminder for us older folks, to take youth seriously in their lifetime.
Let youth, live and let live. (more…)
RACHEL SCOTT’S REMARKABLE LIFE – WHAT COLUMBINE TAUGHT AMERICA – WHAT THE SCOTT FAMILY COULD GIFT OHIO FAMILIES
Rachel Scott was one of thirteen who died in the Columbie High School gun massacre on April 2, 1999. Rachel recorded in her diaries that something evil would happen in her town and at her school, weeks before the incident happened. Although only 13, she was a seer. On the day she died, she was ready to meet her maker.
In her life of faith and her diaries of remarkable perception, her family found solace in her teenage legacy of hope’s written words. Today, the Scott family empower parents who have lost family members in similar gun tragedies in the USA.
Today, I can’t help but think how vital they are in comforting the people of Ohio today, suffering from yet another shoot out in an American school.
I know Oprah Winfrey cancelled the “Columbine: 10 Years On” special episode she’d promised to do and 2009, and at the time I couldn’t help but wonder if the Scott family’s thoughts regarding gun reform could have been listened to a bit more, for the American people and concept of safe communities.
Today, it is the people of Ohio who grieve that bullets have claimed lives of students who went to school to learn, only to never return alive to their family. Tragic! Schools and communities shouldn’t be such angry and unsafe places for children to learn and be educated at. Anywhere in the world.
[Rachel Scott's story is in development to be made into a movie. Christchurch and California film production companies own the movie rights].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.2.12~
Young Jamie Ridge congratulates Sonny Bill Williams on becoming the heavyweight title boxing champ of NZ. Photo – Getty Images. More photos here. Sally Ridge is also pictured. Below image: Rachel Hunter & Steve McIvor mid-match in a game of wheelchair basketball, Auckland City for the Halberg Trusts promotional day. Photos @ the clickit.
New Zealand news appears to be of interest today and Beyonce‘s first appearance since Blue Ivy‘s birth also trended.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
Be a reservoir via Hollywood of life for kids. To put it bluntly, 2 million kids die each year because clean drinking water is what 1/6th of the world still need.
Let’s flow. Thanks people.
[This photograph: Ethiopia]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.26.10~
[Easter Image, Christ of Saint John of The Cross--Salvador Dali. Music: His Glory Appears performed live by Brooke Fraser]
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son”–John 3 v 16
“I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”–John 10 v 10
“Unless a colonel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit”–Easter is about reproduction of Life in all of its fullness for All–John 12 v 24
“He went out, bearing his cross, to the place called “The Place of a Skull,” which is called in Hebrew, “Golgotha,”–John 19 v 17. “When they reached the place called ‘The Skull,’ there they nailed Him to the cross, and the criminals also, one at His right hand and one at His left hand”–Luke 23 v 33.
“And when Jesus had tasted the sour wine, he said “It is finished” and he hung his head and released his Spirit–John 19 v 30.”
“I come to the garden alone/while the dew is still on the roses/and the voice I hear falling on my ear/the Son of God discloses. And He walks with me, and He talks with me/ And He tells me I am His own/ And the joy we share as we tarry there/ None other has ever known.”–Hym of Mary Magdalene first person to see the risen Christ.
“Worthy is the lamb that was slain…” Revelations 5 v 12
~You made me whole/ At the cross/ You took my place/ You showed me grace/ At the cross/Where You died for me./And His glory appears/ Like the light from the sun/Age to age He shines./Look to the skies./Hear the angels cry/ Singing holy is the Lord–songwriters Darlene Zschech and Marty Sampson
~“One day, these hands will touch the world”–Rachel Scott, Columbine High School teen~
[Salvador Dali painting courtesy of Glasgow Gov website, Scotland]
~Epistle to the Church of West Hollywood 2010 from the online Colin McCahon. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.2.2010~