I'm Amanda Stephens. I have a passion for learning about the world I live in as well as the world before, during, and after the life of Jesus Christ. Through all of the hectic activities and events I experience on a daily basis, I know that the Lord delights in me and loves me unconditionally. Even though I am a continuous sinner, and I fail at this all the time, I do my very best to bring all glory and honor to the Lord in everything that I do. My favorite form of worship is singing with a voice that has been such a blessing in my life. I have also been blessed with a successful family and the best friends I could ever ask for. Without my friends, family, and God to support me, I would never be able to persevere through life's many trials and obstacles. I'm still unsure about what I want to do with my life after high school, but I know I want to change the world in a positive way and influence others to walk with the Lord. I don't know what the future holds, but I am a strong believer in the saying "Everything happens for a reason."


If I had written "Thinking as a Hobby", I would arrange the statuettes in a circle with all of the statuettes facing each other. This is because I believe that Venus of Milo, the leopard, and the Rodin's thinker are all connected. Venus represents the beauty and love present in the world. The leopard represents nature. I think that nature is beauty because God created everything in it for a specific purpose. However, in order to recognize beauty and love, you have to be able to think. All three statuettes are essential to obtaining complete harmony in the world. That is why I believe that these three statuettes are connected as if it were some sort of cycle. When one of the three isn't present, the system is interrupted and can't function to its full capability. The statuettes are looking at each other because each one needs to recognize the fact that the other statuettes can bring out the best in them. Working together in unity produces a far more greater happiness than any of them alone.