Eight-year-old Mackenzie Goode has a sense of humor that always gets her into trouble. But in third grade, she makes the ultimate promise to herself: no more mistakes. Mistakes are for babies and the last huge mistake she made, back in second grade, caused her a forever grounding and to see a look in her parents' eyes she never wants to see again: disappointment. When the principal of the school visits Mac's class as a mystery reader, Mackenzie's will is tested. Instead of listening to the principal read, Mac sings her best friend, Cheese, a song she makes up about their friendship. Right in the middle of class!
Mac winds up in the worst sort of trouble! The see-you-after-school kind of trouble. The grounded-for-life kind of trouble. The kind of trouble that is sure to create that look in her parents' eyes she was trying so hard to avoid. Fixing this sort of mistake won't be easy, but with the help of Cheese (and her parents) Mac tries.
Eight-year-old Mackenzie Goode is at it again. Even when she tries to make it up to her parents for making mistakes, she can't seem to avoid the inevitable: making mistakes. When Mac decides to surprise her parents with breakfast in bed, a full on food festival complete with pancakes, toast, and a song, the worst kind of trouble ensues. Despite the efforts of her best friend, Cheese, the kitchen becomes an A-1, top-notch, disaster area and it turns out, instead of doing the surprising, Mac gets the surprise of her life.
But Mac isn't the only one who has to apologize for her mishaps. It turns out fixing mistakes is grown-up work too.
The Bible records God as saying that He was sorry He had made humans, and that He regretted He made Saul king. Did God make a mistake? Did things turn out different than He thought they would? Can God get things wrong? What about at the tower of Babel, why did God say, "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." Was God worried about the humans? Why did He say about humans, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them." Was God worried that humans may do something that would interfere with his plans? And, what about Lucifer? Did God not know that he would sin? Did God make a mistake and accidentally create Satan? What about Adam and Eve? Did God know they would eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? And, where did the serpent who fooled Eve come from? Did God know that it was around? Did God put it there knowing what it was going to do, or was God surprised at the results? I wanted the answers. I wanted to know if these were accidents, mistakes, errors, or were they done on purpose? If they were done on purpose, why would God do all these things He did? God does not make mistakes, so what does all of the above mean, and where is the proof that God does not make mistakes?
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