” The End of Words”

Dear Reader:

I am slowly beginning to realize that I am not in control and never was. How easy it is to forget that on the grand time-line of life we humans are late-comers to the party. Yet don’t humans like to take credit for this life that existed billions of years before we appeared?

Author Michael Singer makes this observation: Life rarely unfolds exactly as we want it to. And if we think about it, that makes perfect sense. The scope of life is universal and the fact that we are not actually in control of life’s events should be self-evident. Yet we all continue to think that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation God set in motion.

It is only when we surrender the reins of the world back to God and say two important words ” I Surrender” that we feel the weight of the world lifted off of our shoulders.

Madeleine L ‘ Engle explains it best with the expression ” the end of the words.” No longer are we trying to get the last word in… the last word back at God… instead we have reached the point where ” words break down and only silence and adoration remain in God’s Presence. “

So until tomorrow…Let us re- think the word ” surrender” and replace it with “trust” – trust that God can and will take care of us in our greatest hour of need.

” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh

Happy Birthday to my brother Ben! May God give him the best gift of all-His Presence when needed!

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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4 Responses to ” The End of Words”

  1. Pat jackson says:

    Happy Birthday Ben! Hope it’s a great Day💕💕🙏🎉🙏🎉💙🎂🎊

  2. Rachel Edwards says:

    Happy Birthday to Ben…hope he has a good day. Continual prayers for all….

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