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Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Discussion Questions

Who’s your unsung hero?





JOHN WRITES: There are so many people we look up to who are in the spotlight or stand on public pedestals. But there are heroes all around us, in our homes and on this website. Is there a specific person on The Rebelution that you look up to? Or is there someone else in your life who has impacted you? What have you learned from them?


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  • MimeforJesus

    Oooo there’s a lot of people who I look up to on the Reb! I can’t begin to list them all, so I’ll just say the people I know best and look up to most. :) That would be…
    @disqus_oMHOgFTIn3:disqus
    @programguy:disqus
    @DannyLyn:disqus
    @Natalie J… who I can’t tag…
    Steelers Fan (He’s gone now, but he’s really cool anyway!)

    • Joy Swen

      Off topic. Hi MimeforJesus! I haven’t seen you on here in forever!

      • MimeforJesus

        Joy!! I didn’t know you’re still around! 😀 How’s J***? (I’m not sure if you want me to say his name here…)

        • Joy Swen

          I wasn’t for a while but now I’m back.

          He’s great! God has just about fully healed him and he and I continue to be best friends. I cant believe u remembered him! :)

          • MimeforJesus

            That’s great! 😀 He was important to you, so yeah I remembered him. I’m so glad to hear he’s almost fully healed now!

          • Joy Swen

            Yeah. God’s been doing some amazing stuff in our lives!

    • John Oxide

      Haha. Lol. Wait, does @programguy:disqus really count? I’m not sure how unsung he is on theReb. xD.

      I guess @GuitarwithArms:disqus would be sung too. Especially since he’s an instrument. *starts singing their names*

      • Aw darn I don’t count then do I XD XD

        • John Oxide

          Haha. Everyone knows you, but I do look up to you. You’re a great friend!

          • Aw thanks dude, you’re a great friend too! =)

          • John Oxide

            *Warm fuzzies* Wait. You’re a guitar. *Guitar fuzz* Actually that usually sounds really bad.

          • Guitar fuzz? XD XD I’m of the fuzz-less variety of guitar lol XD

          • I read that, and laughed out loud. too funny! :p

          • So true, John!

      • MimeforJesus

        *joins you in singing their names*
        *stops*
        Ummm… I don’t know the words to this song…

        • I didn’t know mimes could sing…

          • John Oxide

            She’s lip-sinking.

          • MimeforJesus

            Shhhhh, don’t tell anybody I broke the rules! (And don’t tell them I’m talking right now…)

    • I didn’t know Steelers Fan left! =( If I am thinking of the right person.

      • MimeforJesus

        Yeah, he left. =(

        • Am I totally blind or what? My goodness, Clare…

          • John Oxide

            I think I’m the totally blind one. For a minute I was like who’s Clare?

          • Because I spoke in 3rd person? I think it’s the 3rd. :/ Or because you just had never seen me before?

          • John Oxide

            It is 3rd person, and that is why. . .I mean, I think I know you. Didn’t you comment on my first DQ? I don’t think so, but I’ve seen you around and your dog’s pretty cute!

          • MimeforJesus

            Hehehe, well blind is better than crazy…

            No, wait, I’m crazy and it’s pretty awesome. You might want to consider being crazy, because I know you’re not blind. 😉

          • lol! Don’t worry, I already have the crazy part taken care of! ;P

        • Didn’t he come back, though? Did he leave again?

          • Haylie

            Yeah :(

          • MimeforJesus

            Yeah, he came back for Christmas break and then left again when school started up.

          • Aw I totally missed that somehow =/

  • Stephan Carter

    I don’t know if I really look up to people on the Rebelution, but there is this one guy his name is Tony and he attends my church. He is really on fire for God and he has gone through so much. Just a little of his story is that when he was 6 (I think) he was on a riding lawn mower with his dad and he fell off and part of hid right arm got cut off and now he lives with 3 fingers (he can only move 1 or 2) and less than half of his lower right arm is missing. How he just loves God and he just shows love to everyone is really why I look up to him. In Christ alone.

    • John Oxide

      Wow! That’s so cool. . .and sad.

      • Stephan Carter

        Yeah. But he doesn’t really talk about it or point it out to other people he is really humble, and he LOVES God with all his being.

        • John Oxide

          That’s amazing!

  • Okie Gal

    Jaquelle does a ton of work behind the scenes and is really sweet about it, so I definitely look up to her. I also really admire the people in my church especially a few older women.

    • John Oxide

      Jaquelle is great! She’s definitely one of the people on here that I wish I could actually meet.

      • Haylie

        I concur :)

      • Okie Gal

        Yeah, I don’t really know her, but judging from her responses to my dq’s she’s awesome.

        • John Oxide

          I got to be her first employee (well at least for theReb), so I’m lucky!!!

          • Olivia W.

            It seems rather mysterious…. a blogger in disguise of a puppy (oh wait that’s just a profile picture…) posts articles as an editorial assistant, and the next week I learn that there are more of these “employees”, who work in secret and are unknown to the civilian commenters….

            Oh wow… you have exactly 900 comments….

            Wait, now I sound like a stalker….

          • Okie Gal

            Ikr! 😂

          • John Oxide

            Our flag is red. Our emblem is the Koala. Our scripture memory verse is 1 Timothy 4:12. We are theRebelution, but we look like Koala pirates!!!

          • Haylie

            Lol, so we’re officially dubbing each other koala pirates now, Captain Koala?

          • Olivia W.

            So are you cute and cuddly?

          • Olivia W.

            Because koalas typically are. Which makes it a little strange for them to be pirates.

          • John Oxide

            Sure. . .We hug our teddy bears if that counts! But we’re also like ninjas and pirates, and are very wise. A koala never lies, which makes us, um, half-koalas.

            Our flag is red. . .because practically everything on theReb is. Now everyone knows I love Koalas! I need a Koala character in my book.

          • John Oxide

            Of course!

          • Haylie

            Haha okay, fellow Koala pirate.

          • John Oxide

            *breaths heavily* I’m trying. . .to get. . . to 1,000

          • Okie Gal

            That’s awesome!

    • Okie Gal

      I can’t stop thinking of people! From an athletic perspective, I really look up to Michelle Warnky, an obstacle runner, and Meagan Martin who’s a slightly-more-sung, professional rock climber.

  • Most of the leadership at my church. They are amazing.
    My top pick would be my mom. She is the most amazing woman I know. She is so strong and takes such good care of me and my sibs.

    • John Oxide

      Wait. I thought my mom was the most amazing woman?! xD

      • Anne

        No, I thought my mom was! 😉

        • ZeePt3

          And in reality, MY mom is the most amazing woman in the world:)

          • Grace Reece

            Nope, You’re all wrong. My mom’s the most amazing woman in the world.

          • Haylie

            Sorry guys, but it’s totally my mom 😉

          • Sarah A.

            I’m 100% sure it’s actually my mom :)

          • Jenna Szubinski

            WHOA WHOA WHOA. What are y’all talking about here. Everyone should know that mine’s the best….and in case if you didn’t……IT’S MY MOM. ♥

          • Olivia W.

            Nah, must be mine 😉

          • Jenna Szubinski

            Still mine. XD

          • Olivia W.

            Really?!? 😮

          • Jenna Szubinski

            YUP!! :0)

          • John Oxide

            *starts singing Nobody knows with changed lyrics*

            “Nobody knows who the best mom is. Nobody knows my mother. Nobody knows who the best mom is. Nobody knows but Jesus (oh and me and my siblings btw.)”

          • Jenna Szubinski

            *Joins in song but refers to her own mother*

          • John Oxide

            Wait. We just decided the war was over, I thought.

          • Jenna Szubinski

            It is! lol That’s why I sang!

          • John Oxide

            But my mom’s the best. That’s what it means for the war to be over

          • Jenna Szubinski

            ……..I’m done. *thought crosses head* (I think you know what it is!!)

          • John Oxide

            Theologically speaking, we’re both right. God is sovereign, and in His sovereignty I’m sure He’s put each of us in the best family for us-the one that will help us grow closer to Him more than we could in any other family.

          • Please don’t bring theology into this!!!! 😂😂

          • John Oxide

            Excuse me!

      • It’s all a matter of perspective, my friend!

        • John Oxide

          And maybe in this case my perspective is more complete. xD

          • Well, say what you will, but my mom is the most amazing woman in the world. Period. Your can be the second! Or maybe the most amazing in your world. XD

          • Jenna Szubinski

            ……maybe his world is the same world as yours…..Oh wait I forgot, he lives on mars…..XD

          • I thought all it’s did XD lol. Jk

          • Jenna Szubinski

            XD

          • That should be guys not its

          • John Oxide

            I live on Mars?

          • ZeePt3

            I thought part of you lives in Eyeworld.

          • John Oxide

            Oh, that’s a different me. And I’m not sure if I live on Mars or not?

          • John Oxide

            Ok. Sure! You can have most amazing woman in the world. But you can’t have most amazing woman in the UNIVERSE.

            When I was 5 I wrote a song about how not even aliens have better moms. The point still hold.

          • Lololol!! Ok. Your mom is the most amazing mom you could ever have and mine is the most amazing I could ever have. Fair?

          • John Oxide

            That was a loud laugh. Sure. That’s fair. If you want my theological thoughts on this look at my comment to @jennaszubinski:disqus.

      • Okay peoples, let’s just give the award to ALL MOMS, okey dokey?? XD XD

        • Jenna Szubinski

          Oh fine….*whispers “Mine’s still the best”* XD

          • John Oxide

            *whisper fight begins* “Mines better!” *Wait. I said that out loud.* “I don’t care!” *Tries to tell self to shut up*

          • Jenna Szubinski

            *writes composition about her mom entitled “I have the best Mom”, records it and gets it published* *Can’t stop singing it*

          • John Oxide

            *Starts playing the piano with eyes that are worlds.* Not even aliens have better moms! *Singing war begins. We’re both blown out of this discussion.* Oh, no! Now we both lost. Our mom’s aren’t unsung hero’s anymore!!! *Guitar with Arms starts chuckling and playing himself.*

          • Jenna Szubinski

            *Hires a 100,000,000 voice choir* *Hires 100 Pianists* *They start singing her song Very Loud* *Everyone starts crying* *Every one starts agreeing, shouting AMEN!!* *War Ends*

          • John Oxide

            *Fills the moon with orchestras and baby koalas**There’s a big crescendo so loud it brings about the Apocalypse**NOT EVEN ALIENS HAVE BETTER MOMS!**The whole universe shouts in glory**There’s dancing*There’s singing**There’s baby Koalas**And the Koala promises that my mom is the best!!!**The universe is subdued by my mother**An AAAMMMMEEENNNN that makes the first sound like a whisper**Who knew that the best mom in the universe could start Universe War I and the second best World War III**It’s epic**It’s scary**The koala promised*WAR ENDS*

            Are avoid the whole war and just have everyone who dares question my mom actually meet her. She could become a celebrity, but as the best mom in the world she probably wouldn’t want to.

          • Jenna Szubinski

            What’s with the koalas?

          • John Oxide

            They’re the ultimate emblem of everything good-printed on Rebelution money. . .written about in Rebelution articles. They’re pretty much at the soul of the movement. . .AND THEY NEVER LIE

            Basically, they’re the national animal for theRebelution, but since theReb isn’t a nation. . .

          • Jenna Szubinski

            Oh ok then, lemme see what I can come up with. I hope I meet the KOALAfications. XD

          • John Oxide

            Srsly.

          • Jenna Szubinski

            Yep.

          • ZeePt3

            Hey John, you might’ve gone a little bit overboard with this koala thing:P

          • John Oxide

            Haylie’s doing. . .and is there even such a thing as going overboard with the Koala thing?

          • Jenna Szubinski

            This is my last attempt: *Millions of Koalas start singing song* *The biggest crescendo that ever existed occurs directed by an elderly Koala with glasses on his face* *He fires the old koalas and exclaims that my mom is the best* *But then a thought occurs to him* he remembers that all mothers are wonderful, and then he rehires the koalas he fired.* *Next, all of the koalas burst into a melodious song!* *It embraces and uplifts all spirits and all the awesome mothers are moved.* The war is officially over. All mothers are remembered, and recognized.

          • John Oxide

            Technically, I am a koala, but that’s besides the point.

        • John Oxide

          What if my mom’s like specifically the best? Who gives these awards anyway, are they just arbitrary or are they special Guitar with Arms certificates?

    • Ok @everyonemixedupinthismess. I want to issue my formal apology to the entire site. I am sorry for answering a discussion question and taking part in convos on a Christian site. I’m the future, you shall see me no more. I herby disappear as a punishment for saying that my mom is the best. She clearly is not (I’m lying) and yalls are so much better. I forgot that my mothers name is Cruela (I’m lying again). My apologies.
      *walks away whispering “my mom is the best” over and over again*

      • :'(””””’

        • This was sarcasm.

          • I, uh, figured that out halfway through the comment.

          • I speak fluent sarcasm 😆

  • Joy Swen

    My Pastor and Bible teacher Dan Lloyd. I came to his church about 3 years ago and for that time his sermons have really strengthened my faith. Through his teaching and discussions with him he’s been a Spiritual mentor during some hard and confusing days in my life.

    And my parents. God has blessed me with AWESOME parents who have raised me and my big brothers well. I wouldn’t trade them for the world!

  • Sarah A.

    I definitely look up to my parents, they’ve always done whatever they could to be at every one of my brothers’ and mine activities that they possibly could and they always make time to spend with us as much as they can. They taught me to not give up and follow what God is telling me. My dad is one of the smartest people I know, he can do almost anything. And I’m a lot like him, so he always understands me. My mom is also very smart and she’s an amazing writer. She’s really good at listening and knowing what to say when. And she showed me that, even if it’s not my favorite thing to do, I’m actually fairly good at writing.
    My older brother because he’s is so nice and encouraging to everyone he meets and has always supported me. And whenever I’m feeling down he always encourages me and helps me.
    My younger brother because he never gives up, always gives his best, and isn’t afraid of what people will think of him and he encourages me to do the same.
    Several adults at my old church, including my old pastor and youth pastor, because they treat the teens like friends, not just like little kids. Seeing them treat the kids my age like that taught me that I should treat the kids younger than me the same way. And because they encourage me and my youth pastor taught me that ministry is about faithful in the little things.

    • John Oxide

      “My dad is one of the smartest people I know, he can do almost anything.” I was nodding the whole way until, “And I’m a lot like him. . .”

      • Sarah A.

        I just realized how that sounds, sorry. I meant that he and I think the same way and he understands me. I didn’t realize I said that, I stopped in the middle of typing that and then came back to it and I guess I forgot to read what I wrote before I posted it. I’ll change that now, sorry. :/

        • John Oxide

          No. That’s fine. I was just agreeing with you, and then I was like “I’m not really like my dad.”

        • ZeePt3

          It sounds fine, John just isn’t a lot like his dad. Hahaha

  • Anne

    I look up to a lot of people. My parents, because they are awesome,and even when we might not agree on all of the same things, I know they love and care for me. I’m so thankful for them, and wouldn’t trade them for anything!
    My Grandparents, who encourage and invest in my life. They are a great example for us kids, by living in a Godly way and always have a listening ear ready for us when we need to talk (and always willing to pray for us).
    Women at my church, because they are a great example for young women all around them.
    My mentors and older girl friends, who take the time to invest in my life, talk to me, and listen to me. I really appreciate them because they invest in my life, even though I am several years younger.

    • John Oxide

      Yay for parents!!!

      • Jenna Szubinski

        Definitely the women in my church, especially my pastor’s wife.

  • John Oxide

    Parents I see are a big one and I’d have to agree. God’s also blessed me with two amazing sisters! They’re like the best. And their friends include me and are like extra sisters to me. Also, the assistant pastor of my church is really awesome.

    For people on theReb,
    I’d echo what I heard further down. Jaquelle is awesome! As are all my other buddies on the editorial team. @a_haylie:disqus, @Hannah Leake (for some reason I can’t tag her) @christopher_witmer:disqus. Thx for being great!

    I’d also have to say I look up to all the writer’s for theReb. (@Sarah Phillips and others)

    Sadly, some of the people I did look up to on here are now gone. . .but I’ll get to see them again someday (either in this life or in Heaven.)

    • Haylie

      No, no, no. Thank you for being great 😉

  • ZeePt3

    My first choice would definitely be my parents, they are really wise and are raising me and my siblings right. I also admire the fathers in my church, they are so Godly, and are have some awesome kids. My dance teacher is AMAZING, and challenges me in my walk with God. Last, but not least, I would look up to John Oxide (I don’t know how to tag), who actually got me on theReb in the first place.

    • ZeePt3

      There was a typo in there…

    • Sarah A.

      To tag you just type the @ sign and then start typing the person’s username and a list will come up for you to click on one so that you can tag them.

    • John Oxide

      Awww! Thx man :)

    • John Oxide

      Our dance teacher is awesome!

  • Haylie

    My parents and my siblings… because they have to put up with me all the time XD they rock.

    Continuing the echo… @jaquellecrowe:disqus is awesome! (and all the other editorial team people who John already tagged… you guys are wonderful!) Thanks for all that you do :)

    • Anne

      Oh, yes! I forgot my siblings. Even though they may be pain sometimes, they’re still awesome! :)

  • Mary

    My mom!!! She just died February 17th! She raised us kids in church against all odds! I am forever grateful for the stands and sacrifices she made!!!

    • Regan Seba

      I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. That’s really neat that she’s one of your heroes, though.

  • Mary

    Another hero is one of my good friends. He lives across the street from our family home and started coming to church with us when he was 4 years old. He has been faithfully and consistently living for God without the support of his family since he was 12-years-old. He is now a preacher of the gospel, and one of the wisest and kindest people I know, he very much exemplifies Christ like character to me!!!

  • Wayne Jones, a good friend of my family, owns and runs a rehab center in Logansport, Louisiana called Freedom Mission. We sing at their big revival meeting every year in March (usually over my birthday. Not that that’s relevant information…) Anyway, he is an incredible man of God, and although he doesn’t get much recognition, he is one of my biggest heroes.

  • Olivia W.

    On the Reb, I look up to Jaquelle :)
    In real life, I look up to one of my Sunday School teachers, Miss Anne. I admire her because she has learned so much about the Bible. She’s even taken seminary classes. I can see how knowledgeable she is when she teaches us. I’ve noticed how another form of low expectations has developed: the idea that women don’t need to know theology like guys should. That idea drives me crazy, and I love how Miss Anne defies low expectations in that way.

    • John Oxide

      Am I seriously the only guy who up-voted this! People. . .um.

      Ok guys? Guys? Herro?!?!?!? Oh yeah, they can’t hear me. I haven’t commented yet. Well, I totally agree. My sister is like super theology crazy, and she’s amazing (and it’s not like she’s trying to adopt a man’s role or anything. She’s also SUPER complementation. Women need theology just as much as men do!) Oh, and in case you’re wondering I got all my ranting genes from my sisters too. LOL!!!!

      • Olivia W.

        Thanks, John! Your sisters sound awesome 😀

        • John Oxide

          They are!!!

          • ZeePt3

            I can testify to that!

          • John Oxide

            Thx. Wait you don’t even know my older sister, but whatevs. Anyway, um, you’re a guy. You should up-vote the comment!

      • Mary

        Tell your sister to write for us!!! (:

        • John Oxide

          Actually, she has!

          • Mary

            Really? What’s the link?

    • John Oxide

      Here’s something from the gospel coalition about it: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/3-reasons-women-need-good-theology

      • Olivia W.

        I’ll definitely check that out! I’ve looked at articles on TGC before and so do my parents, and they always seem to be good and deep :)

      • Mary

        I like that!!! Its true, when you truly know God how can you NOT truly know your God-given role as a woman of God!

  • Jenna Szubinski

    I’m going to have to say my mom and my big sis. They’re just awesome!!
    My sister has had a really rough pregnancy, morning sickness etc. but she just continues to do her best and complains way less than you’d think she would!! I can tell she is trying to be ‘content in whatsoever state’ she is in. She is such a trooper! ♥
    My mom does a lot. From being a kids club leader, to working part-time, to helping with homework, to cleaning up my sibs and I’s mess, to just doing what seems like EVERYTHING…she is amazing. ♥

    • Anne

      Moms (and Dads) are so awesome!

      • Jenna Szubinski

        Uh…YEAH!!! 😉

      • John Oxide

        You were in the mom conversation that I inadvertently started!

        • Anne

          I know, but parents deserve a lot of praise! :)

          • ZeePt3

            yep, they have to put up with US!

          • John Oxide

            Yeah, my sisters were a pain when they were younger. I mean, um, I was a pain when I was younger *laughs under breath* Or maybe I’m still a pain. Lol

  • Emily N.

    I look up to my dad. He is awesome!!! He helps me go through all my fears, he prays with me, he helps me see the silver lining in tough situations, and he’s always there for me. <3
    I also look up to my friend, Savannah. She's like a big sister to me. She's wise, fun, and awesome!!!!! <3

    • Jenna Szubinski

      Aww ♥

      • Emily N.

        :)

  • @mimeforjesus:disqus @disqus_51z6RclyYG:disqus @a_haylie:disqus, and all my Reb friends! Also my dad, grandpa, and my very awesome, adopted big sis, Danielle Watters! She is so amazing. I also really, really admire people who are not afraid to be different from the crowd and stand for their beliefs. They are my heroes big time!!

    • Haylie

      @lianaseager:disqus you are so sweet! Thanks for being such an encouragement to me :)

      • Awe, I love talking with you! You’re the one who encourages me, Haylie!!

  • storm

    my youth pastor, who taught me so much. But the largest thing he taught me is that youth group is a safe place and he showed me what being loved by a youth pastor looks like.

    • John Oxide

      Why the username? It’s thought provoking.

      • I had a RL friend named Storm once….

      • storm

        its a nickname my friend gave me because of a character in doctor who. kinda weird but i love it.

        • John Oxide

          Cool! It sounds deep and poetical.

        • John Oxide

          Is Dr. Who? any good? I’ve kind of wanted to watch it but never have.

          • Sarah A.

            Dr. Who is really good! If you like Sci-Fi shows, that is. But I would definitely suggest at least watching one episode to see if you like it. A good one to start with is Don’t Blink. It’s a really good episode, and it doesn’t have any spoilers for the rest of the show. So I would suggest starting with that one and then deciding whether you like it or not.

          • John Oxide

            Cool! I should check it out. Does the title Dr. Who have a question mark?

          • ZeePt3

            no, no it doesnt

          • Sarah A.

            No, it doesn’t

  • The waiter in the restaurant my friends and i go to for smoothies nearly every week…He always turns the menu to the “smoothie” page and is just so thoughtful to go out of the way for us if we want to share something or whatever. He always asks how we’re doing and smiles so much!!

    A man named Kelvin. A strong leader who exemplifies exactly what it means to be humble and content in your role; even if you disagree with those in authority. Yet not shying away from speakign truth!

    Steve. He works at our house and is poor beyond poor…(we live in Zambia btw) The owners of our house (we rent) provide a job for him and it allows him to provide for his family; but his pay is minimal and he has VERY little money!!
    Even still, he ALWAYS smiles and alwasy has his head up! He’s been cheated out of money and has put a good chunk of money into constructing a small house and it has been destroyed yet he still smiles on and exhibits the joy of Christ!!

    A orphan girl I know who was raped when she was 12…who had a child from that… and chose to get back into school after her pregnancy anyway to work and be able to provide for herself and her daughter.

    The list could go on…

    On the Reb. though, I’d say @martialartists:disqus @GuitarwithArms:disqus @programguy:disqus @TatianaWood:disqus @faith_bevins:disqus @DannyLyn:disqus @disqus_oMHOgFTIn3:disqus

    I’m sure there are more Reb. peeps but those are the ones off the top of my head! XD

    • I forgot to mention you, Megan! Just know that you are definitely on my list. I know I left Revive, so I don’t know if you got my message, but I would love it if we can keep talking. I love connecting with other ministry kids! :)

      • LIANA!!! i forgot to mention you as well!! SO SO SORRY!!!
        And YES! I did get your message and in fact, I tried to send you a couple different emails, but I’m guessing they just didn’t go through?? Or perhaps they ended up in a *junk folder”?? I felt so bad that I didn’t get to connect mroe with you before you left! Hopefully the emails went through…if not, let me know and we’ll see what we can work out to stay connected!! XD

        • Lol, I just looked in my spam. It’s insane! I even found stuff from my boss that was pretty important! :( argh. I didn’t see anything from you, so maybe try again and I’ll see if it comes through? it’s really weird what went in there. I definitely want to stay connected! So keep trying! Or I can always try to contact you too :)

          • HAHA! OH NO!! I sent another email just now…Let me know if it went through! if not, let me know, I have an idea. ;D

      • Psst… are you also an MK? I must’ve joined Revive just after you left :) I’m in Malaysia with my family right now!

        • lol. I used to be an MK. My parents were missionaries in Spain as church planters for 12 years. We’re currently back in the states, doing ministry. But we have a giant love for missions and missionary families! So I”m always super thrilled to meet other MK’s. :)

          • Ah, ¿es verdad? I went to a bilingual school for 6 years in elementary, so I love meeting people who have lived in Spanish-speaking countries ^^ I’ll be going back to the states in just over a year (ahhhh!) for university and I have no idea where God wants me to go after that, so I’ll be in the same boat. And to respond to your other comment, yeah, I’m in Malaysia 😀 We’re in a very urban area though; lots of highrises, apartment buildings, etc. My house is in a more suburban area, but the rural “kampung” areas of Malaysia tend to be more on the mainland (we’re on an island to the west of peninsular Malaysia) So I’m not living in the jungle or wrestling cobras or lions or anything. Quite urban, just very Asian. :)

          • Musical Ragamuffin

            I’ve never left the U.S., but my Mom lived in Mexico as a missionary for a year and a half before my parents married. She absolutely loves the Mexican people!

          • That’s awesome! I went to a bilingual school where half the day was English and the other half was Spanish, and we had a lot of Hispanic people there. I love all my Mexican friends and their culture :)

          • haha! Very cool! That’s awesome! I don’t speak spanish very well, (i sort of forgot it) but, I can scrape by :p Do you know where you’ll be going for school? I’m planning on Liberty and I know they have an awesome scholarship program for MK’s.
            :)

          • Liberty? I have a lot of friends there from my school!! Lots of us go there because the cost is affordable and the environment is great. As for me, I’m planning on going to George Fox university in Oregon, but I may end up down near Liberty if I’m visiting friends :)

          • awesome! What makes you choose Oregon? That’s on my ‘Gotta visit that state’ list! :)

          • I’m an Oregon resident, haha 😀 I grew up in Seattle, but my grandparents are in Oregon, so they’re our mailing address and stuff. George Fox (the uni I want to go to) is in a city right in the middle of Salem and Portland, two cities where I have family; so that’s a big reason why I chose Oregon.

          • gotcha! My dad’s family live in the DC area, so that’s sort of why I chose Liberty. My cousin is going there and because going to college in state is not an option, being near my extended family is next best! :)

        • I saw you guys are in Malaysia? That’s super cool! I have a friend that went there for a couple months a while ago.

    • Faith

      Aww thanks, Megan!! <3

    • John Oxide

      Those are some pretty cool people! Reads “The waiter in the restaurant my friends and i go for smoothies nearly every week..He always turns the menu to the “smoothie” page and is just so thoughtful to go out of the way for us if we want to share something or whatever. He always asks how we’re doing and smiles so much!!”

      Wait! So Mr. Whitaker really does exist, and he lives in Zambia?!?!?!?!? @eugenuis:disqus, we need to go to Zambia! Are there koalas Zambia?

      • Dude…no koalas. Sorry bro.

        • John Oxide

          Awww! Maybe we can import some Koalas to Zambia!

          • Um, how bout we skip that and import them to your house instead?

          • John Oxide

            Now it’s time for silly songs with Johnny. The part of the show where John comes out and sings a silly song.

            *Everybody’s got a baby koala. Mine is short but your’s is talla’. Still the world’s great, cause everybody’s got a baby koalaaaaaaa (voice crack)*

          • Wow Johnny, just wow.

          • ZeePt3

            Yeah, so I would call that a CRAZY song with Johnny… You should’ve asked me for a better rhyme then “talla'”

          • John Oxide

            Beat it buddy!

          • Haylie

            talla’ XD

          • Jim B

            Good I am not the only one who still sings Veggie tales at this age.

          • Hahaha. Welcome to the Rebelution. We’re like that here.

          • John Oxide

            Hey Jim, welcome to theReb! I love your profile pic!

          • MimeforJesus

            John… that was hilarious. 😀

          • Jenna Szubinski

            HAHAAAAAAA

      • HAHAHAHA!! No…No Mr. Whitaker…the waiter’s name is Brighton…LOL! And he’s only like 25…so just a tad younger that Mr. Whitaker. ;D hehe..

        But yes! You should come to Zambia! ;D And yeah, no koalas.. haha *cough cough* *that’s Australia* *cough* but there’s monkeys!! =D They’re really mean though.. 😛 haha

        • John Oxide

          I like monkeys! Maybe, he’s Mr. Whitaker’s nephew. Lol.

          • Well, anything is possible! ;D… *psst…unless of course we’re talking about animated, made up people* lolol… 😉

          • Mary

            Ooooooh You guys like AIO???? ME TOO!!!! :))))

          • Mary

            :)

          • Haylie

            Lol :)

          • Mary

            LOL You listen to AIO too Haylie???

          • Haylie

            Oh yeah!

          • John Oxide

            Who’s your favorite character other than the three. (You know which three)? 😉

          • Haylie

            Umm, the three being Connie, Eugene, and Whit? After that, Wooton, hands down. 😉

          • Woah, woah, woah. You mean Wooton isn’t the first?

          • Haylie

            I wasn’t sure who “the three” were! I like Whit the very best, then Wooton, then Eugene and Connie are tied. Ya happy? 😉

          • Nope. What about Wooton, Jason, Eugene, Bernard, Whit, and then maybe Connie?

          • Haylie

            Oh! Jason! How could I forget about him?! Augh I hate picking favorites XD

          • I know, right?! I love Jason and hate picking favorites! Lol.

          • Haylie

            Lol yeah. Jason is pretty awesome.

          • Haylie

            Do you have a favorite episode? (I feel like torturing you by asking about your favorite things XD)

          • Wooton’s Broken Pencil Show.

          • Haylie

            Oh dear. Is it possible I haven’t heard that one? Oops. My favorite would be The Mortal Coil… I think 😉

          • John Oxide

            Have you heard I Slap Floor? And the one about when Connie was a little kid. . .Oh, and all the Odyssey books. Like Passages, and Kidsburo etc. etc. etc. Valarie’s really annoying, and Nelson’s weird, but I like him.

          • Haylie

            No, but my brother told me about it and it sounds hilarious!

          • John Oxide

            I Slap Floor is great!

          • Haylie

            Passages! Yess! And Kidsburro is the bomb. Yeah, I always liked Nelson XD

          • John Oxide

            My first attempt at writing a book was a total rip off of Anison’s Risk. (I think that was the Esther one.) I can’t believe Wooten proposed. Still haven’t heard that one. Just the add. So many Odyssey adds I’ve memorized.

          • Haylie

            Haha, well, Anison’s risk was my favorite, i think. I haven’t read them in a few years… and ikr? Why Wooton, why?

          • John Oxide

            Even Connie’s more mature than him, and she still acts like a 16-year-old (even though she seems more like 20)

          • Haylie

            Yeah, Connie, who never seems to grow up… ever XD

          • Faith

            Kidsburrrooooo Yassssss. :)

          • Yeah!!!! I’ve only gotten to read like two of the four books, and I feel so sad about that!

          • Faith

            Ooh that reminds me, did you ever finish reading that book? (I know I’m so annoying lol) :) :) :)

          • I just checked when I got home from church, and I had 43 pages left. I *might* read some tonight.

          • Faith

            DO. IT. 😉

          • Haylie

            ikr? Love them.

          • GUYS! I don’t like Wooton!! I mean, some of the ones with him are okay…but like really?? Nope…he’s NOT my fav for sure! Jason is pretty good…I’m comin to like Buck a lot. Connie is okay, but she can be super annoying. =P Same with Eugene. I think Jay is HILARIOUS!!! I enjoy the Parker family a lot. =)

          • Haylie

            Yeah, Connie can be kinda annoying, but I appreciate her character cuz she’s really sarcastic, like I am in real life XD What about the Barkley family? Or the Washingtons?

          • John Oxide

            The Washington’s are the best! And so is Connie. Sorry. . .I love Connie and no one can stop that.

          • Haylie

            The Washingtons are pretty sweet. Have you heard The Mystery of Tin Flat?

          • John Oxide

            I’m not sure. . . a Date With Dad was pretty good. But I can easily forget names. What was it about? Was it when they went to the ghost town. Oh, and remember when Mandy made that play. Weren’t the Washingtons in that one. Oh, and I love the girl they adopted.

          • Haylie

            Yeah it was the ghost town one.

          • John Oxide

            How long did their cousins live with them?

          • Haylie

            Xavier? not long, i don’t think.

          • Oh yeah!! i liked both of them as well! =D but htey aren’t around anymore. =( it’s sad!!! =P

          • Haylie

            ik!!! :(

          • John Oxide

            Everything got ruined after Take It From the Top. I LOVED Wooten, but then Penny came around and ruined him. . .Oh, and Gready disappeared. That’s like Wooten’s double. Wooten is not Wooten without Gready. . like at all.

          • John Oxide

            I love Buck! If he was real, we’d be like best buds.

          • Faith

            YASS. Buck is great. 😀

          • Faith

            OH MY GOODNESS YOU DON’T LIKE WOOTON?! *disowns Megan* 😛

          • I don’t know how she could do that!

          • *cries* Pwease don’t disown me faify…PWEEEZZ!! I sowy!!

          • Faith

            OH. MY. WORD. Seriously?! That’s my fav too! I’m not even kidding, look up. ^^ 😀 (*high five*)

          • John Oxide

            Maybe Mum’s the Word. Probably that’s why I fell in love with Mandy when I was 8.

          • Haylie

            Oh I love that one!

          • John Oxide

            “I still have a crush on Alex Jefferson”-Liz Horton.

          • Haylie

            Feel the awkward! Lol.

          • John Oxide

            Liz is kind of stupid, but she’s a good person!

          • Haylie

            How terribly judgmental of you! Lol, but yeah I agree.

          • John Oxide

            Yeah, Mandy probably wouldn’t like that very much. LOL

          • Haylie

            prolly not XD

          • Faith

            GUYS GUYS Why do I never see these AIO convos until later?? *cries* (jumps in anyway) *ahem* My fav is Wooton’s broken pencil show.. Cuz I mean who can’t love Wooton?!! Haha. The Deep End and The Green Ring Conspiracy are probs my fav albums. I lovvveee Jason. *ahem* I mean, he’s okay. 😉 😉 And Monty is greatttt. 😀 Other than that, Connie, Eugene and Whit are a given, Harlow is pretty great lol. and Katrina is okay. 😀 😀

          • I’ll be back!!! With two handkerchiefs!!!

          • Haylie

            Aww, don’t cry! :( We love you, Faithy!

          • Sarah A.

            Jason and Mitch are the best!

          • Haylie

            IKR?

          • John Oxide

            Mitch is such a jerk though. He broke up with Connie and then he married some opera singer. So stupid!

          • Haylie

            Lol yeah he was a jerk at the end.

          • John Oxide

            I never heard how he wasn’t actually dead.

          • Sarah A.

            I actually didn’t know that he got married. I haven’t listened to Odyssey in a long time. I think the last album I listened to was 53 or 54…

          • John Oxide

            Jason is the best. . .See that’s why Connie and Mitch broke up. . .

          • Haylie

            YAAS!

          • John Oxide

            It would make a weird relationship, but a great marriage!

          • Haylie

            Yeah, I guess, haha

          • John Oxide

            :(

          • Haylie

            Have you heard Do or Diet? That’s another one of my very favorites.

          • John Oxide

            Remember the fasting one we’re Connie’s like freaking out cause she can’t wear makeup. Oh, and then the competition between Eugene and Connie about who knows who better. . .and Eugene called Connie fat!!!! LOL. I want to go listen to Odyssey.

          • Haylie

            Ah, I love Eugene and Connie’s conversations. Haha yeah, now I wanna go listen to Odyssey too!

          • YESSSSS!!! That’s my other favorite!!!

          • Haylie

            “You’ve got a brownie in your pocket…” -Wooton
            Lol, I love that episode!

          • “Byebye brownie.” :'(

          • Haylie

            “it’s got gravel in it!”

            “I might have dropped once or twice…”

          • You stepped on it. Hehe. 😉

          • Haylie

            Oh yeah that’s it, haha.

          • Eww wait…wasn’t that a peanut butter brownie?

          • Haylie

            I think so?

          • Gross.

          • Haylie

            Lol come on it’s still a brownie.

          • Bernard: Okay…here it is…chocolate gold.
            Wooton: It’s a little squashed.
            Bernard: I was practically running a marathon with it.
            Wooton: It’s sweaty.
            Bernard: Salt adds flavor.
            Wooton: There’s gravel in it.
            Bernard: I dropped it once, or maybe twice
            Wooton: Oh, that explains the shoe print.

            Oh yeah this too…

            Wooton: Hoot! Holler! Hoot! Holler!
            Connie: Wooton, what are you doing?
            Wooton: Uh, some not too tragic tragedy has happened!

            http://www.aiowiki.com/wiki/Do_or_Diet

          • Haylie

            Ha. Haha, dude this made my day XD

          • Haylie

            Bernard: We gotta preserve our quality of life.
            Wooton: Quality of life?
            Bernard: I stuffed a couple of ding dongs down my shirt…
            Wooton: Ooooh. Quality of life.

          • Hahaha yessssssssss!!!

          • Haylie

            This episode is just so quotable lol XD

          • I know!!!

          • Connie: Fruits and vegetables remember?
            Wooton: Oh Connie I had a cherry on my hot fudge sundae! FRUIT!

          • Haylie

            Wooton: Is it true you can survive with only one kidney?

          • Haylie

            Connie: You’re supposed to be drinking 8 cups of water every day.
            Wooton: Well, I opened my mouth in the shower the other day…

          • John Oxide

            Where was I for this quoting of Odyssey?

          • Probably at the zoo watching koalas.

          • John Oxide

            Probably more like, at the the zoo watching koalas with Connie. Or freaking out about people watching the hobbit! *Hehe. Hehehe*

          • Ricky (the personal trainer): Oh, it has taste beyond what you’d expect!
            Bernard: Really good cardboard, then.

          • Haylie

            Oh Bernard’s sarcasm… it’s the bomb.

          • I spent a while last night surfing though Wooton quotes on the AIO Wiki. It really made my night.

            Wooton: Okay, answering machine message take number 31. Hello, you’ve reached Wooton Bassett’s answering machine. I’m home right now making an answering machine message, but I won’t be here when you call, so if you’ll kindly leave your number I’ll call you back tonight, or maybe not tonight ’cause I have to take the Christmas tree down off my roof. Yes I know it’s only May, but some of my neighbors are complaining, you know… (answering machine beeps)
            Wooton: Aw man! Too long again? This is really hard! (phone rings)
            Wooton: Oh! Hello, you’ve reached Wooton Bassett’s ear. If you’ll kindly say something then I’ll say something back. Beep!

          • Haylie

            Bahaha I’m dying over here.

          • Haylie

            Hey. :)

          • Hehehe it Haywie! *ish bewy happys to shee hew*

          • Haylie

            Haha good yo see you too :)

          • Hehe. Did you do anything cool today?

          • Haylie

            Hmm… nope. hbu?

          • Umm, nope! Not really!

          • Haylie

            Hehe I was just scrolling through the AiO quotes on this thread… *smiles really big*

          • Mwhahahahaha!!

          • Haylie

            Hey bro, how’s it going?

          • Oh dude. I was planning to say hi a few days ago. Whoopsies.

            I’m doing quite well, I think. 😉 You? Are you going to work at camp this year?

          • Haylie

            Dude, don’t worry, I wasn’t even home, lol. I was at a school thing, and just got home. Sooo, I’m exhausted, but good. :) Yes, I am going to work at camp this summer! As a counselor and on kitchen staff. hbu?

          • Hehe!! Nice. I’m not doing anything fancy like that. I’ll be coordinating some summer stuff at my church though.

          • Haylie

            Fancy? Ha! Not quite, but hey. Well, I hope whatever you’re doing goes really great for you then :)

          • Hehe and for you too!

          • Gabrielle

            I was laughing at that one the other week. One of my fav parts of that episode for sure!!!!

          • Gabrielle

            I just recently listened to that episode!! :)

          • John Oxide

            You like Wooton more than Connie. You have serious issues Sam.

          • Hehe yayy!!

          • John Oxide

            But Connie’s the best!

          • Haylie

            3-18-99! (Please tell me you got that ;P)

          • I got da money, I got da money!

          • Haylie

            Yay someone gets it! 😉

          • You’re with Lester.

          • Haylie

            No one can hear you…

          • Where’d you learn that?
            Uh, Boy Scouts.

          • Haylie

            I’m not stupid!

          • Haylie

            gotta love AIO wiki 😉

          • Hehehe…caught me. 😉

          • Haylie

            Yup, I did… cuz I was looking at the quotes from that episode last night 😉

          • John Oxide

            I never understand why he was living in the Washington’s house without them knowing.

          • It had secret rooms and stuff, so it all worked out.

          • John Oxide

            O-kay. . .

          • John Oxide

            Appelsauce?

          • Hehehe nope!

          • Haylie

            *sighs* nope.

          • John Oxide

            Connie, Shakespeare/Mr. Blackguard, then maybe Bernard, Eugene, and Wooten. No. Not that at all. I like Harlow Doyle too much, and I also really like Connie’s new sister even though she’s evil. She’s also deep!

          • John Oxide

            Wooton isn’t the first. *Hehehe. Hehe*

          • John Oxide

            What about Bernard? Actually, for the longest time when I was younger, I had a crush on Mandy Strasberg. LOL!!!!!

          • Haylie

            Lol! I almost cried when Mitch broke up with Connie, he was my favorite!

          • John Oxide

            Which time?

          • Haylie

            Well, like the very last episode with Mitch in album 55 where he gives her a bouquet of yellow tulips :'(

          • John Oxide

            In The Deep End? That ones really sad! The one where he dies and they break up is confusing, cause I didn’t hear it all.

          • Haylie

            Wow, that would be confusing.

          • Faith

            *sniff sniff* I know, right?

          • ZeePt3

            I’m so conflicted and confused about Odyssey. All the old characters are gone now, and they were the ones I kind of understood. One time, I listened to like, three hours of Odyssey in John’s car. That helped me understand a little bit, but the TV shows won’t stop coming back to haunt me!

          • Gabrielle

            YUP!! too funny!

          • Gabrielle

            Love Odyssey!! Forever!!!!

          • John Oxide

            Isn’t there such a thing as animated non-made up people?

          • You have a point…though I guess they could animate real people, but then that would not be a real person anymore. haha

          • Mary

            Aio Memes!

      • Mary

        Ooooooh You guys like AIO???? ME TOO!!! :))))

    • Martial Artist

      That’s a crazy list right there. And thanks for the shout out!

      • You’re welcome! and thanks. 😉 hahaha!

  • Faith

    Probably my dad’s best friend, Rick, he was like my second dad, and he was definitely one of my heroes. Sadly, he passed away when he fell of the roof of a church he, my dad, my older brother, and some other guys from my church were helping put on. You can honestly say that he died serving Jesus, and he was one of the most godly, sweet men I’ve ever known. He was special. There was nobody like Rick. He died 5 years ago, when I was 9. As a 9yo I went through a lot of grief and depression alone, because people just didn’t understand how much he meant to me. I still miss him. I miss his jokes, his sweet smile, and his hugs. I miss seeing how much he loved Jesus, and how much he loved people. I miss watching him serve the Lord joyfully. God used him to impact so many lives. You should’ve seen the crowd at his funeral. There wasn’t nearly enough room for all of the people! He is my unsung hero. Because I want to live a life like he did. He showed Jesus in everything he did, and that’s who I want to be.

    Other than that: My dad, @a_haylie:disqus @programguy:disqus @disqus_Sh6PyJ3MsP:disqus [email protected]_oMHOgFTIn3:disqus & @jaquellecrowe:disqus :)

    • Aww! He sounds like a really neat guy. :)

    • I’m so sorry! That’s awful. It’s awesome you had him in your life, even for a short time.

  • Horse Lover

    mine would be my dad

  • Mary

    This woman, Sharon Ikerd is another one of my heroines!!! She was a missionary wife to Africa for 28 years, then after her husband died she went back to Africa!!! There is so much I could say about her but she is just so Godly!!! I wrote about her on my blog… http://classicmarymoments.blogspot.com/2012/02/words-of-wisdom.html

  • Jim B

    My dad, because God has used him to teach me about stepping out in faith and following God. No matter how big of a step required, from telling a stranger God loves them to do the impossible. A close family friend named Mark, God has used him to teach me about how a Christian should look in the modern world.

  • Musical Ragamuffin

    I just interviewed for a volunteer position on Wednesday, and the lady who interviewed me asked me to share the path to salvation. When I was finished, she pointed out that I need to focus less on what we do in return for salvation and more on what He’s done. And she asked me “Can you give grace to yourself?” And I’m like “Uh, do what?” Then she went on to tell me that she had struggled with much the same thing for four and a half decades, and her advice is “Breath and give yourself grace.” Man, do I need that! Thank God for those who have gone through what we’re going through.

    • Amanda

      Do you like Rich Mullins? :)

      • Musical Ragamuffin

        Yes! I LOVE Rich Mullins! What about you?

        • Amanda

          I’ve heard a few of his songs…I really like Hold Me Jesus. :) I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I want to!

          • Musical Ragamuffin

            The movie is really good–real and hard sometimes. (He wasn’t as serious as he’s portrayed in the movie.) I can sing Hold Me Jesus and mean it. I like most of his songs, but a few I like are “The Love of God”, “The Color Green” and “Hard to Get.” I hope you can watch the movie soon! :)

          • Amanda

            Cool!

            I can sing it and mean it too–I do quite frequently!

            I hope so too :)

  • I love this community and I am glad I met some of these people. 😉 I still don’t know these people here personally, but I respect @mimeforjesus:disqus,@programguy:disqus, @martialartists:disqus, @GuitarwithArms:disqus, @brooklynmm:disqus and @TatianaWood:disqus.
    In real life, I look up to my parents even though I sometimes have a difficult time understanding them and their decisions for me. I also look up to a youth leader at my church. He is respectful, honest, and a strong Christian.

    • Martial Artist

      Thanks for the shout out! What puts me on your list?

      And I’m with you on the parents thing. Hard to understand, but I know that God’s teaching me through them.

      • You’re welcome! I think it was because you’re the first person who gave me advice on a discussion question at the Reb. For the past 5 months, I have appreciated the helpful advice you give to the other Reb people and me. That’s why I put you on my list.
        Yes, it’s still hard for me to understand…. I am glad God is teaching you! thumbs up!
        -Ash

        • Haylie

          Love your new profile pic, Ash :) How are you doing?

          • I am doing great, Haylie. I’ve been busy with mi life. I hope you’re doing well. :)
            Thanks!

          • Haylie

            Awesome! Yeah, I’ve been pretty busy myself. 😉

            And you’re welcome :)

  • Amanda

    Aaahhhhhh…I have so many of these!!

    • Gabrielle

      I know!!!!

  • Gabrielle

    Okay..on the Reb, Alex and Brett of course!!

    Other………there’s several…Hmm…….my Dad, the Duggar Family. My cousin, my pastor, an older sister in my church who is literally like my own sister; the Kendrick Brothers, Ken Ham, Billy Graham, Kirk Cameron, Sadie Robertson, and Ravi Zacharias. Also, teacher of three classes I took with a place for homeschoolers.

    What have I learned? As an overview of all these people….how to seek God, think critically about my faith, (#Taylor B), stand for truth no matter what; hold to my convictions, actually be informed about evolution vs. creation, and what i believe about Science according to the Bible; encouragement and inspiration to grow in my faith, and challenge the cultural norm, especially in relation to modesty, etc.

    • Gabrielle

      @disqus_oMHOgFTIn3:[email protected]:[email protected]_aeGm5xMIfo:[email protected]:[email protected]_Sh6PyJ3MsP:disqus

      HERE ARE MY MENTIONS FOR THE ABOVE COMMENT!! 😉

  • BeautifulPrincess

    My Mum – definitely, and my Dad…also my grandparents and some older people in my church.
    And of course, Alex and Brett! :)

  • Olivia R.

    Definitely my mom and dad. They are truly unsung heroes in my life. I do not know where I would be without them.

  • Alathia Grace

    My mom and dad, definitely. Also, all of my classmates who make me laugh when I feel like crying and my sister.

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