Nathan Stephenson

Nathan Stephenson

07 April 2008


Five weeks ago I took the Reading TAKS test.  This is a test you need to pass in Texas to be promoted to the next grade. I took the reading test 5 weeks ago and I got my results two weeks ago. The test had 48 questions that were challenging.  I earned a score that was noted as "exemplary".

Before I took the test I thought that I would pass it because of my grades in class but I wasn't sure.The verse that I think of when I have to do something that I might not be able to do is Phillipians 4:13 which says " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."


Hi.  I'm Nathan.  I am 13 but I have only gone through a bar mitzvah in a spiritual sense not the physical ceremony. The reason why is because I didn't know Hebrew very well when I turned 13.  My father asked if I wanted to do my bar mitzvah ceremony when I was 13 or 14 and I chose to do it when I was 14 so I could learn Hebrew for one more year. The reason why I am writing this is because my father wants me to become more of an adult and share my thoughts with other people. This requires that I organize my thoughts more like an adult which helps me mature and grow out of childish ways.  [I definitely look forward to more. -Ed/Dad]

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