Position: Editor, retired
Joined the Feather: 2009
Hello! I know you have some questions, here are my answers: Brady Lee, 17 years old, senior in high school, tenth year at Fresno Christian, basketball and tennis, Biola Univesity, major in Biblical studies, go into the ministry...
Okay, now that we have gotten that out of the way, let's get personal. I must admit, I was a little overwhelmed at being in journalism this year. A few weeks before school started I was told that I was going to be the News Editor. Wow! I was not expecting that. Although I don't know if I am the right man for the job, I am holding onto God's promise: "fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10 ESV). What a promise! I know that God is going to be holding me in His sovereign hand this entire year. There is nothing better than being a child of God.
I will be writing weekly devotions which will run every Monday on both The Feather and the Fresno Christian website. I am so excited for this. I pray that God would use me as a tool to encourage you and bring glory to His name.
I have asked many graduated students what words of wisdom they have for a senior like me. Most of them have told me something along these lines: "Your senior year goes by fast. Enjoy every moment of it. Get involved with as much as you can." Sounds like good advice to me. I plan to follow it.
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" I get asked that question a lot. The next time someone asks you that question feel free to use the following response:
"I want to work for my dad. He works with a lot of people and is big on relationships. He is also a pretty great physician. Dad has worked on countless peoples hearts. He also is an inventor! He creates amazing things. Actually, everyone has seen what he has created, but sometimes people donít give him the credit. He also finds time to counsel those who ask for it. Stress, depression, insecurities, bitterness, anger - you name it - my dad can help you. In fact, those who go to him and earnestly seek his help are never turned down. He has given hope and a new life to so many. Believe it or not my dad is known around the world. He is friends with so many and knows each one by name. He could even tell you their favorite song, color, and dessert. He is in the line of royalty. He offers anyone the chance to work for him too. He treats his workers way different than any other boss. You donít have to pass any requirements, you just commit your plans to him and he promises you will succeed. He has big plans to prosper all his workers. I really canít think of any line of work that comes close to working for my dad. Can you?"
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1 NIV)