This week many college and/or high school students will be taking final exams. I can relate to the pressure they’re under. I never liked taking tests. I would often wait until the last minute to cram every ounce of information into my brain – I could feel a cold sweat coming on, or at least a ton of anxiety – I’d be ready, I thought, and then the page would go blank on the day of the exam.

We don’t really perform well when our brain is under duress or empty of all the right answers. We try to cope. We muddle through. We guess a lot about the answers. We try again. Sometimes we give up and guess. The point is, we don’t find relief until the test paper has been graded and we pass.

Life is full of tests that can give us fits if we let them. We try to figure it out ourselves. We speculate on the right answers. We make wrong decisions. Our choices often result in poor judgment. Every one of those issues can be resolved by going to God in the first place. He has the answers for all our problems, tests and the possibilities that will affect us throughout our lives. Our God invites us to place our burdens on His shoulders. Life is filled with tests beyond your college years. If you get in a habit of praying about each of those situations, you can depend on help from your Creator, but it doesn’t hurt to study. Get into His textbook – the Bible – our true manual for life.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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6 Responses to FINAL EXAMS

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    I ran from tests as well. I did well in school but not those.

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  2. Barabbas Me says:

    All of the situations or “environments” God allows in our lives are opportunities to growth in Grace and love for God and those around us.

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    Where to begin, but I may have written about this before, like the guy in a nuclear plant who came in to take the test and said, “Give me the test quick, I studied all night and it’s a-steady leakin’ out!” Or in senior year Physics, I was the only one who had a high enough grade to be exempt from the final exam. Of the other two, the female whispered if she could borrow just a half point, and she could be exempt too, but the teacher heard her and said, “He doesn’t have the half point to spare.” He exempted all three of us anyway. Oh, so any fun times. But I never crammed, I went into a Psychology final in College and this Hippie came in and sat next to me. I asked if he was “up” for the exam and he said, “I’ve been up for three days, Man.” When I finished the exam, he had a glassy stair on his face, out cold with his eyes open, and he hadn’t even put his name on the paper. I guess his uppers ran out just as the exam started.

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  4. When I was much younger, tests were usually something to look forward to. Of course, we won’t count my grade on the Intro to Sociology final back in 1974 . . . ouch! Now in my mature years, I am grateful that the Lord allows open book tests, and He is always gracious with another try.

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