… God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me…

Dear Reader:

No matter how many times we look up at the moon… it’s special ” magic” always draws us into our imagination… even knowing man, starting with Neil Armstrong, has walked on it …doesn’t deter it’s magical appeal.

Today we have dozens of expressions stemming from the word “moon” … moonstruck, moonshine, ” over the moon” and still one of the most popular ( thanks to Michael Jackson) dance steps… ” moonwalking.”

In a series of Christian childrens’ books combining scripture and science… this connection of moonwalking to following in Jesus’ steps are made. ( Excerpt)

Have you ever seen anyone moonwalk? It’s a dance step that makes him look as if he is walking forward when he’s actually moving backwards. As cool as it is… it doesn’t come close to watching Neil Armstrong take that first step on the moon on July 30, 1969.

Even though that was over 50 years ago his footprints are still there-and they will be there next year, the year after that and the year after that… and so on and so on! That’s because there is no rain or wind on the Moon to wash them away. So literally… the next person on the moon could walk in Armstrong ‘s footsteps!

But even better than following the footsteps of an astronaut is following in the steps of Jesus. You might ask how you can see them…actually they are right there… all throughout the Bible. They aren’t shaped like a foot but Jesus’s stories can be seen as well as felt.

When we love and help others like Jesus did… we ARE following in His footsteps. And that’s greater than any moonwalk.

Latest up-to-date information is added to books including the name of the space outpost to be constructed called the ” Gateway!” Astronauts will be able to stay there while training and exploring on the moon.

So until tomorrow ” I am the light of the world, Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Big Red is back… Have missed your blooms!
Another cutting from Big Red Vickie performed and then brought to me!
Tommy and Kaitlyn’s Easter lilies from last year are returning stronger than ever!!!

Eva Cate’s last musical performance with the fifth grade chorus-: Disney: The Movies, the Music! Cheers to a great music teacher Miss Newton!

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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