In my community this week
students are taking
EOG (end of grade) testing.
So much emphasis is put on these tests and their results.
It is a time of high anxiety
for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
help all students do their best.
Calm their hearts and
give them clear minds.
Help family, teachers, staff and community
unite together to provide a loving environment
for learning and excellence to flourish.
And in the midst of it all,
remind us that the value of education
and the worth of students and teachers
depend not upon test scores
but upon the image of God
each one uniquely bears.
May your peace which surpasses all understanding
guard all our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.