Door to Our Heart

Dear Reader:

Today I am packing to head to Conway to be there for my brother Ben after he receives his pacemaker tomorrow. Always nice to have an extra pair of hands and ears post surgery-the patient is always so anxious to leave that one can miss out on some necessary instructions.

As I was reading up on the internet a little more on this procedure I slowly began to realize that a spiritual synonym for a pacemaker is God.

Think about God’s role in our lives as you read the definition of a heart pacemaker.

A pacemaker is a small battery operated device that senses when your heart is beating irregularly or too slowly. It sends a signal to your heart that makes it beat at the correct pace. One part controls the heartbeat and the second part carries electrical messages to the heart.

Haven’t we all felt God tugging at our own heart on occasion? He is asking if our own faith is acting irregularly or if our faith has slowed down .

And haven’t we felt the messages God has sent us directly to our hearts electrifying and stimulating our sense of heartfelt gratitude for life and love… remembering to let God set the pace for our personal journey?

So until tomorrow the family would appreciate all prayers today!

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

My brother Ben’s story! So proud of him .

Yesterday I had surprise guests and phone calls-an amazing day-will catch you up tomorrow! Finishing packing and watering… gotta go! 👍

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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1 Response to Door to Our Heart

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Prayers for Ben”s procedure and recovery…and safe travels for you.


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