A Week of Faith…

Dear Reader:

Home again after spending most of the week with Mandy and the children….you might remember that in spite of the “crazy” events happening this week…daylight savings time started, a full moon, and a Friday the 13th…we all did just fine. “We think we can” became we did.

I find myself these days saying more small prayers of faith throughout the day than I used to …perhaps praying that one of the grandchildren did well on a test or had a good day at school. I find myself telling the children to always have faith that everything will eventually work out.

In the famous painting (found in the post title picture) the man and woman have heard church bells ringing far off and stopped work in the fields to say a prayer to remember those departed and for the living as they keep the faith in their daily lives. (The Angelus by Millet)

What has had me thinking about faith periodically throughout the past week was a message on faith Harriett Edwards had posted on Facebook right before I left for Mt. Pleasant. For whatever reason the message stayed with me all week. I would like to share it with you.

I like this interpretation of faith…because this idea has certainly held true for me in my life fighting my own personal challenges.

So until tomorrow….Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys. – Madeleine L’Engle

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

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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