When I recently came across Donna Fargo’s beautiful prayer ” I Prayed for You Today” I re-read the third ( last stanza) and realized that during these troubling times if I changed You to Us … this is an universal appeal for faith and perseverance-a gift much needed to keep …in order to remind us that God is still in charge!
I prayed for us today. I asked that we be prepared for whatever life hands us or whatever we’re going through. I asked that our spirit be strong and lead us and guide us each step of the way down every path we take. I asked the universe to confirm for us that we’re someone very special. I asked the Earth to be good to us, and I asked God to show us His perfect way. I prayed for us today.
So until tomorrow… the next time we feel like running away ( like the Gingerbread Man) as fast as we can from this weary worrisome world… let’s remember to pause instead and seek God’s help-we are never alone when we turn to God in prayer.
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
The ” Gifting” has started and look at some of the new ornaments on the tree and Clemson kitchen attire. Thank you Mike and Honey and Sam and Donna!
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.”
Prayer is the best gift of all…from the person praying to the person being prayed for…will be by soon. We are headed to Clemson to Blake and Emily…then to Greer on Sunday to celebrate Emmie turning 12 on the 17th and Ruthie turning 8 on the 27th. Time flies…