Faith and Doubt… Our Constant Traveling Companions

Dear Reader:

It is always so comforting to me to read the incidences throughout Jesus’ life that made Him doubt too and how He always used prayer to His Father to reassure Him, and restore His faith … to show Him He was still on the right path… over and over… even while on the cross.

From the temptations in the Wilderness Jesus found the faith to rebuke the devil three times over the core question ” Is God to be trusted?” Today isn’t that the same question we humans continuously ask … at the most basic level?

I love imagining different physical paths I am following ( as a life path) from all kinds of photos, sketches, and drawings that pop up on line. ( like the title picture) Everyday as I walk farther down my path… different situations materialize.

If I have had a trying or ” bad” day I see myself stumble. Doubt stares at me but offers no assistance. Faith reaches down each time and offers me a hand and to date I grab it and then try to learn from it -to look for obstacles before they can cause problems.

There is always a light in front of Doubt, Faith, and me guiding us all along the path. Every time I stumble and get back up the light brightens and from way off I can hear applause and my name being called!

Why? Because God is our greatest cheerleader! Jesus reassures us daily, ever more resoundingly, ” Yes, God is on your side. Yes, God is more FOR YOU than you are for yourself.”

So until tomorrow…” Jesus Loves Me, This I Know for the Bible Tells Me So!”

Today is my favorite day -Winnie the Pooh

I tell you what I was loving yesterday-Vickie’s famous potato soup-best I ever put in my mouth ! You perhaps have noticed that I had just about cleaned the bowl before I remembered to click a photo! Perfect lunch for a chilly day!

Stopped by Walsh and Mollie’s yesterday to drop off Eloise’s birthday present and I got a copy of Rutledge’s football picture from this memorable season!

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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