Call Off The Search Party…

Dear Reader:

How many times have we heard a parent sigh and admit that her son and/ daughter just graduated from college… and now they are traveling around to ” find themselves.”

Of course there is nothing wrong with that unless we put the ” cart before the horse.”

In national bestselling author-Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations … he talks about how God meets us where we are. We don’t have to physically go anywhere to find Him… we just have to realize that if we want to feel fulfilled in our personal lives… it starts with spiritual power first. It started with our birth.

” For the Christian, spiritual power is always hidden inside of powerlessness-just as God was hidden and yet revealed in a defenseless baby. If God is ever to be loved and shared, God had to risk both human embodiment and human vulnerability. This is the only thing that enchants and evokes the human heart. We do not properly fall in love with concepts or theological ideas-persons fall in love with other persons. In a weak little child, God is perfectly hidden and perfectly revealed-and fully loveable!

So until tomorrow… take a second and think about it. Who can not be filled with awe upon laying our eyes on a newborn-familiar or even a stranger? Newborns restore our hope in the world and we feel the sense of the Divine at work within the vulnerability of new life. The search is over… trying to ” find yourself “? Turn inward … and release the divinity within you! Only then is your path revealed.

Today is my favorite day. Winnie the Pooh

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Fresh Flowers for a New Week
We are on a roll!
Anne is in Vermont staying with her sister-back for a high school reunion-Fall has arrived in Vermont!!!!
Friday was a day for good-bye to Holly-Tommy and Kaitlyn’s amazing office manager… Kaitlyn and Holly dressed alike-great warm family atmosphere at Styles and Dingle Law Firm!!!!

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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