The best test I ever failed - Thanks dad
By Simply June on May 31, 2011
It's the end of the school year and my kids are counting the days until they don't have to worry about homework, studying or tests. Last week I was helping my son study for an upcoming test and he ask me if I had ever flunked a test. I admit it. I have failed a test before. But there was one test I failed that I will never forget because I learned some skills after taking that test that I still use to this day. I reminded him of my story about faith, and he rolled his eyes a bit, smiled and said, "yeah, I know that one mom."
The next day I went to school with big plans. I sat at my desk and listened to my math teacher review what we needed to study for our test the next day. I didn't really pay much attention because I didn't need to study. Why would I study?! I got FAITH!
The next day at school I couldn't help myself... I had to brag a bit to my friends about how I didn't need to study to get an A+ on the test. My friends were in awe! I folded my arms, leaned back a bit in my chair and in my most boastful sounding voice said; "Yep, I don't have to study 'cause I got lots of faith." I even went so far as to say "I have so much faith, I wouldn't even need to take the test to get an A!"
(I know, I know. I pushed it to far....way to far. But I was 10 years old!)
I was sitting at the kitchen table that night still confused by the days events. My father sat down and I explained. I told him the whole story. When I finished my sad tale, he said only five words. He said:
"...my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children."
|me & my brother|
"FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD"
|My sister Lisa & I|
Aside from knowing and constantly sharing every joke he had EVER heard and found entertaining, about anything having to do with the scriptures, there was this thing my dad did that would drive me crazy.
As a young girl, I would try and test this theory. I would name all sorts of topics and sure enough, he would pull some scripture out of his head, proving his point. Finally, I thought I had found the one problem that could never be solved!
I sat down at the table across from my father and announced that his glory days were over. This was it, my moment to shine and prove him wrong! Topic? Diaper Rash. Pretty good one, Right?!! I was all ready to gloat as he flipped through the pages of his scriptures but he didn’t even open them!
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