My daughter has had a lot of trouble passing her algebra class at her university. She just CANNOT do algebra. She failed last sememster, then worked her butt-off this semester. Lots of stress, worry from my DH about paying for another failed class, etc. She pulled it off by the skin of her teeth. YAY! BUT. Here is where we were stupid. Our next-door neighbor who is a very good neighbor and a really nice person (as is her husband), brought us xmas cookies (yum!) and told me that she was so happy my daughter had passed because she and her husband had PRAYED for her to pass!!! WOW! We thought it was my daughters spending a whole semester spending hours in the math-lab getting tutored, staying up all night studying, etc. and here ALL she had to do was ask our neighbors to pray for her to pass!
(sorry I sound so mean, but really? That's like Tim Tebow (sp?) thinking jesus makes him win football games when there are kids dying in horrible pain in the world. BTW SNL had an Excellent skit of jesus and Tim Tebow in the locker-room after a game. Hilarious. Look it up on YouTube!)
yeah, really Steph. I'm sure though, they think that will only come when EVERYONE becomes a christian, because that is the ONLY 'truth'. (rolling my eyes, lol).
God moves in mysterious ways. Perhaps He made the tutors who helped her good at math. Perhaps He inspired the inventors of Red Bull and/or Frappucino to help her stay up to study. You don't know! PROVE THAT HE DIDN'T! ! !
Why'd He let her fail the first time?
Maybe he wanted us to pay more money to the University than we already do? lol
Indeed, it had nothing to do with how hard your daughter worked. It was the Power of Prayer.
Following that train of logic,wWhy bother going to school at all? Just pray for a degree and God will provide. Better yet, just pray for a million bucks and you won't have to worry about working for a living.
My house got cleaner too!
oh wait, that was the Power of Sprayer.
and then there was the magic veterinarian who kept animals from breeding: Power of Spayer.
enough already hehehe
I like this one. :) (about praying for a million bucks)
I've had trouble doing math all my life, and I'm decently intelligent, like I'm sure your daughter also is. When I was in college, I learned that I am dyslexic. She might see if she has the same condition. Or, you could start praying for her ;-)
She actually just went and had a test done at a local college (she is on break) to see if she is math-dyslexic (there is a real term for it that I can't remember). I actually hope she is, then the University would give her a break with math. She is a Journalism major/History minor, so it's not like there will be a lot of higher math involved.
My Darling Wife double majored in Journalism and Anthropology, and had the same difficulties with math. She's happy and successful now, and the math is behind her. That's why I'm here..
My Mom also hated math and indeed was dyslexic, she recently retired from city government as City Manager. I help her with some numbers as she worked her way up from Budget Director.
Some schools have a "Math for Journalists" course, check it out. Hard work and perseverance.
From The Devil's Dictionary:
PERSEVERANCE, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.
Wow, I will tell my daughter about your wife! My daughter is totally not dyslexic with words/letters, in fact, she has never spelled a word wrong in her life, it's her strong-suit! But there is something called dyscalculia, which is like a math-dyslexia, which she was just tested for, and will get the results next Friday.
Unfortunately, her University has nothing like Math for Journalists, she has checked-out different options with her counselor there. Perseverence seems not to work for her, as she can study higher-maths for hours on end, think she does well on a test, and then find out she got a D. I am actually hoping she has this dyscalculia and gets 'excused' from her math-course requirement. She is SO smart in every other area (she went in as a 2nd semester Freshman due to having so many AP classes in high school), it makes her even more distressed I think because it's the only thing that doesn't come easy for her.