Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
She was born 14 November 1954.
The segregated neighborhoods and schools of 1950's Birmingham,
Alabama seemed an unlikely beginning for this classic over-achiever; but her parents continually
reminded her that there are no limits to what one who works hard can achieve. Through her steady
climb to positions of leadership from Stanford University to the White House, she has proved
them right many times over.
She is now trusted with the security of our nation
at a time of unprecedented threat. As President Bush's national security advisor, Condoleezza
Rice is clearly one of the most influential women in the world. And though she is not the
youngest national security adviser ever, she is the first woman in that position, and the
dedication and determination she developed in her childhood have come to characterize her
work at the White House.
(from a musical term meaning "to perform with sweetness") began piano studies at age 3, took up
competitive figure skating in high school (rising at 4:30 am to practice before school), and
graduated high school at age 16. She had earned her PhD by the age of 26 and was teaching at
Stanford University within months.
Ms. Rice's parents were both educators, and her father, Rev. John W.
Rice Jr., pastored the Presbyterian church founded by her grandfather. Her mother was a high school
teacher, and together, they worked to insulate their daughter from the abuses of the Civil Rights
Era. At the same time, they wanted her to be aware of what was happening, so they took her to watch
the marches. Though Condi's mother died in 1985, her father still stays
Music has always been a meaningful part of her
life, both as a performer, but perhaps more significantly as a Christian. When two gospel
tunes were performed at one of her many farewells from Stanford, her usually guarded demeanor
softened, her eyes tearing up upon hearing His Eye is on the Sparrow and I Need Thee Every
Hour. I wonder what more God has in store for her future!
***give me your comments about this
(posted 10 August 2002)
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now