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 could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”