JoAnn Tumbleston Jarman (South Carolina)
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We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. - Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
During my teaching career I decided to pursue National Board Certification, a rigorous and demanding endorsement. Teachers are allowed only three attempts to pass the certification process. My two young children and my husband
supported me emotionally and encouraged me.
The year-one results came in; I did not make it....
Whether I win or lose, my perseverance will produce a godly character.
Those preparing for exams
Respond by posting a prayer.
I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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