Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Reading On Sunday

Thanks to Nortina for hosting Moral Monday’s prompts. This week’s moral is any moral our Dad taught us.

Little Girl Reads Bible Verse

The eight-year-old girl was crying. When a bulletin had come around church asking for people to read Bible verses once a month, the girl thought she could do it.

It was time for her to read the first lesson. She forgot how full the pews were on a Sunday.”I don’t want to do this Daddy,” said the little girl tearfully.

Her Dad comforted her and said: “I’m sorry but you said you would.”

The girl bowed, and stepped up on the alter.She started reading the first lesson into a mic. She was crying, but as she neared half-way, her tears calmed.When she was done reading, she felt peace pass over her.

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

33 thoughts on “Moral Monday’s Flash Fiction: Reading On Sunday

  1. moonskittles June 21, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    AWWW.. this melted my mommy heart!!

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  2. Michael June 22, 2016 / 12:35 am

    There is so much deep spiritual meaning in this Mandi, beautifully written.meaning

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  3. jademwong June 22, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Aww, this post may be short but it contains so much depth. I love the perspective of the little girl and how you took the reader through her emotions.

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    • mandibelle16 June 22, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you Jade. True story, so it was a bit easier to get in her head 💕😀

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      • jademwong June 23, 2016 / 2:13 pm

        In that case, I’m very happy the real little girl found peace 🙂

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  4. jacquelineobyikocha June 22, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Beautiful. You give deep meaning to this. She found peace and overcame her stage fright on a higher ground.

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  5. Jenn June 22, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Awww, how sweet. I saw you said it’s a true story, which makes it so much more special. Another good dad lesson – honor your commitments!

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    • mandibelle16 June 22, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Thank you Jenn. Yes it was pretty terrifying the first few times I did it. Then I became used to it. It was funny, a man whose daughter I had been friends with told me one day it terrified him to go up and read a bible lesson too, but once he saw an eight-year-0ld girl could it, he felt like he could do it too.

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  6. clcouch123 June 22, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Good initiative and effort by the daughter. Good comfort and encouragement from the father. Such a promising experience this turned out to be!

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  7. Nortina S. June 26, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Beautiful! She had two fathers in church to encourage her to finish. Her father on earth, and her Father in Heaven. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 June 26, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Yes, she did. What a precise way to look at it but it was exactly that way 🙂

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  8. Lynn Love June 27, 2016 / 11:20 am

    This is great, Mandi. It must have been terrifying to stand up in front of all those people – I’m terrible at public readings, so can sympathise! – but it does become easier as you go along. What a great life lesson too, to realise what most scared you wasn’t as bad as you first thought. Nicely done 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 June 27, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks Lynn. It was very hard the first couple times, but I remember only crying the first. Once I blame used to it I did it for quite a number of years. I always had adults come up to me and tell m hat you say, public speaking terrified them, but it helped because some people thought if an 8,9,10,11 year old could do it, so could they. 🙂

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      • Lynn Love June 28, 2016 / 10:55 am

        You’re right. I shall remember little you if I’m ever asked to read my work in public again (a prospect I find mind numbingly frightening) 🙂

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      • mandibelle16 June 28, 2016 / 11:09 am

        Aw, thanks. These days I’m not so brave either. Is actually practice into a voice memo application if I have to speak public ally. Allows you to hear your own voice so u can make yourself sound less afraid and if the speech only needs to be say 10 min you can help yourself keep it 10 min too. Thanks again.


  9. Sonya June 27, 2016 / 11:36 am

    Such an important lesson to face your fears. Lovely story!

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