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....
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.