It is Time for Spring to Awaken our Faith

Dear Reader:

How did Spring sneak in on me early this year? For some reason I always thought Spring arrived on the 21st, not the 20th? I felt sorta silly when I realized it came Monday and I had circled it on my calendar as Tuesday, March 21st.

*Personally I think we just need to pick a date….and make all the seasons arrive on the 21st of their benchmark month…much easier to remember. (Close enough…)

The National Weather Channel announced yesterday that Spring Fever will be hitting 190 million people. Actually, as much as I love Spring, I don’t think I will be in a feverish pitch…maybe just a low grade Spring Fever. Since we really never had winter here…Spring doesn’t seem quite as dramatic in contrast to a cold winter.

My daffodils appear to feel the same way. No one seems to be in a hurry to bloom…each cluster of five daffodils seem content in doing their own thing. Some clusters are full, others only have two or a single daffodil blooming, and some clusters haven’t bloomed yet at all.


Dennis Jones, from a Huffington Post article…Titled: “A Message from the Universe You Might Want to Pay Attention to…” said this about his observations in his new spring garden.

“The amazing thing was, as I sat in the quiet among the fruit trees, palm trees, and various kinds of flowers and roses, I listened and I watched closely — not once did I hear or see even one of these beautiful expressions of life, grunt, push, strain, manipulate, or otherwise try to force its fruit or flowers to grow.”

This observation made him wonder why man thinks he must set deadlines and force nature to follow his time-lines, not vice-versa. We struggle so much to control our lives instead of just being who we are and living life to the fullest each day without worrying always about accomplishing societal-induced goals.

“The blessing of this season is that it announces the coming of light; as we emerge from the darkness of winter, we naturally enter the light of spring — and with light comes the ability to see what lies before us differently, through new eyes. That is what the season of renewal does; it casts new light on what was, what is, and more important, what can be.

Patience, laced with faith, seems to be the practice when it comes to growing anything worthwhile, including a renewed version of ourselves. As you enter the season of spring, may you make a point of remembering that you are one with something infinitely greater than yourself and it knows what it is doing.

Certainly if it knows how and when to unfold the beauty and grace that it is through a rose, It knows how and when to unfold the beauty of a life worth living through and by means of you; yours is to faithfully align with it and step into the new light it brings, trusting and knowing that you are the place where transformation is happening.

Now take a deep breath and smile — here comes a new day, and it’s got your name all over it.”

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So until tomorrow…Father… remind us that defying gravity doesn’t bring wholeness” but living within the perimeters of ‘spiritual gravity‘ does.

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Honey…thank you for all your gifts! I love the vases and gave one to friend and neighbor Vickie as a thank you for all she does to help me in the garden  and chores that require two people like changing ceiling light bulbs!

I am modeling my new garden attire you got me also- hope it makes my thumb turn green!



 

 

 

 

 

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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6 Responses to It is Time for Spring to Awaken our Faith

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Oh I love my vase that you gave me…perfect for clipping from the garden. Have a wonderful spring day.

    On Mar 21, 2017 6:03 AM, “Chapel of Hope Stories” wrote:

    > Becky Dingle posted: ” Dear Reader: How did Spring sneak in on me early > this year? For some reason I always thought Spring arrived on the 21st, not > the 20th? I felt sorta silly when I realized it came Monday and I had > circled it on my calendar as Tuesday, March 21st. *Perso” >

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank Honey! Her precious vases are perfect to remember those we care so about…so there can always be a fresh bloom to feast our eyes upon….

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  2. Lynn Gamache says:

    Those little ceramic “vases” are amazing! Are they handcrafted by your friend? or where would you buy such?

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      They are made by my potter friend, Honey Burrell. Give me your address and let me send you one…and then you can order more from Honey after you try it out…it is just the right size to put a few seasonal blooms in and makes every little end table or nook and cranny come alive.

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  3. in says:

    How creative! Love your apron.

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Thank you…a friend gave it to me and I thought it was cute too. I appreciate your kind words about the blog post. Have a wonderful tomorrow!

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