Author Archives: Becky Dingle

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.”

Rest… It is God-Given to Remind Us We Are Finite and Need to be Restored

Dear Reader: Have you ever wondered why God purposefully chose to add a day of rest at the end of creation… when He, Himself, never grows weary?… It is because we were created “finite”…not “infinite” like God… and being finite … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation on Father’s Day

Dear Reader: This is the only picture I have of me being in a photo with my father…and for that reason I treasure it even more. (I love you daddy and miss you every day of my life!) One of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being There…

Dear Reader: As I came across a story, the other day, about the importance of being there for someone in distress or an emergency situation….memories from the past flooded my mind. *But before I tell my story…let me share the … Continue reading

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“WOW!” The Power to Move a Heart

Dear Reader: I am always touched by Steve Hartman’s human interest stories but last week’s touched me even more than usual…it shows how one moment of musical “magic” can touch a child who had been labeled “untouchable” and uncommunicative. The … Continue reading

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Becoming Who We Were Meant to Be with Help from God’s Messengers

Dear Reader: This beautiful piece of prose by Nikita Gill reminds us of all the roles we have played with a diversity of personalities within us….that have taken a lifetime to mold …and if we are really lucky…our clay remains … Continue reading

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“A Life Well Loved…”

Dear Reader: At the stage of life I am living presently…I have been given time to mull over so many accumulated memories that collectively represent a “life well loved.” I know this deep down in my heart and soul…and no … Continue reading

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When a “Break” and a “Cut” Change Your Garden Pause Moment

Dear Reader: Yesterday I planted more lantana early in the morning and it was a good thing…because it poured on and off from lunch time on…buckets and buckets of showers came down. It was the perfect day for cat naps…like … Continue reading

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