God’s Amazing Wardrobe

Dear Reader:

“Nature is the living, visible garment of God.” Goethe

Now I will never have to wonder again what God will be wearing tomorrow….a thought I have had since a child….”What does God wear every day?”

After coming across this quote yesterday I suddenly realized that the answer had been right in front of me my whole life…and yet I had missed it. Of course God dresses in garments of nature…beautiful, breathtaking nature…garments of His own design and creativity.

It makes me smile to think of God in human terms deciding what He will wear each day….ocean blue, magnolia green, gray Spanish Moss, yellow sunflowers, or brown earthy mountain tones. A different garment for eternity. God definitely dresses for success!

Sarah Ban Breathnach from her bestseller- Simple Abundance-starts her book by asking readers to “pick up the needle with me and make the first stitch on the canvas of your life….they are the golden threads of a simply abundant tomorrow.”

Breathnach makes the visualization, metaphorically, using six threads that can create abundant living by producing a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness, and a sense of security.

They are:

  1. gratitude– after completing our inner spiritual journey we will discover that our mental and spiritual inventory of all we have…makes us very rich indeed.
  2. simplicity– the desire to clear out, pare down, and understand the basic essentials we need to live life abundantly
  3. order-after paring down a sense of order in our life begins to take over…replacing the earlier chaos in our personal lives
  4. harmony-provides us with the inner peace we need to appreciate the beauty surrounding us each day
  5. beauty– then opens us up to joy…
  6.  joy– the highest elation of sheer wonder and awe of life itself and our Creator

I have come to realize that simplicity works in every area of our lives…a bouquet of flowers is beautiful but after throwing out some dead flowers the other day…I left the last one blooming in the vase and it was more lovely now, by far, all by itself.




So until tomorrow…“Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity! We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

*I would love to dress in this shade of azaleas blooming beautifully in my front yard….the color is gorgeous!

Walsh was finally able to get the kids out Saturday ….a little chilly and breezy but the sun finally came out...Walsh took the kids on the Shem Creek Trails….lots of fun!


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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2 Responses to God’s Amazing Wardrobe

  1. Joan semle says:

    Thanks again Becky. Love the Thoreau quote.


    • Becky Dingle says:

      Henry David Thoreau was a man of quotes….I do believe everything that came out of his mouth was quotable! That must have been some surprise party you gave Bob…he told me all about it a few Sunday back and was still basking in the glory of the celebration with family he hadn’t seen in awhile…and having you for his adoring wife. Way to go Joan!


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