January 14, 2008

Life Accomplishment #3

(Given in no particular order...)

I am tops at something!

I had to take the Praxis Test in math, in order to get my SC State teaching license. I was really worried about it for a while, and especially when I saw the study materials. It covers every area of math that is offered at the highschool level: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics. (And I may have left something out.)

I spent several days at Barnes and Noble, drinking some coffee and studying the practice books. It was well over a hundred dollars each time you took the test, so I knew that I couldn't afford to fail it.

On the day of the test, I told God all of the details and what would happen if I didn't pass. And even though He already knew, he patiently listened to my requests. I was sitting in the room, waiting for the test and listening to the other teachers in the room. Most of them were talking about how many times they had taken this particular test. I prayed some more.

Not only did He help me pass the test on the first try, I also scored in the top 15% of all the people who have ever taken this test. They sent me a letter and a nice little certificate, and I am sure that somewhere my name went into some governmental data base as someone to keep their eyes on. (At least that is what I tell myself.)