I just finished reading an awesome book called "Rachel's Tears" All of us remember the Columbine shooting. This book is written by the family of one of the Christian girls that was killed that day. It is a compilation of those who knew Rachel Scott and letters and pictures from her journal. The book journeys through the events leading up to and following the Columbine tragedy.
If you know my family situation, you know we are facing our own difficult time. I picked this book up during a time when I was very down and depressed. I was literally too exhausted to talk to anyone and needed an excape.
I cried as I read about the life and death of this young girl. I was so moved by her desire to be used of God while she struggled with the normal teenage desire to be accepted and loved by her peers.
The year before she died she wrote the following in a friend's yearbook: Don't let your character change color with your environment. Find who you are and let it stay in its true colors."