God’s Lessons Come in All Shapes and Sizes…

Pumpkins and Acorns

Dear Reader:

Have you ever thought about how we see God’s handiwork and more importantly His love of diversity?

Starting with the animals… God made them adaptable to live underground, on the ground, in the seas and trees and skies. Each individual animal has its own protective ” mechanisms ” to survive. Then when it came to man… God made man every color of the rainbow -adaptable to sustaining life in every type of terrain found on earth.

And God didn’t play favorites… making only cute penguins or dolphins to inhabit the waters or only cute lambs and sleek horses to enjoy a land of beautiful pastures.

God loves diversity… He loves all His creations in all shapes and sizes from small to tall and little to big. This brings us to our autumn story today-one that I discovered I have re/told every three years exactly…over the last decade. The lesson confirms what we already know. God has a reason for creating everything …just the way it is…


One day a woman was walking through a meadow. As she strolled along contemplating nature, she came upon a field of golden pumpkins.

In the corner of the field stood a majestic oak tree. The woman, weary, sat down under the oak and began to muse about the strange twists in nature. Tiny acorns hung on huge branches and huge pumpkins sat on tiny vines.

She thought- ” GOD made a mistake with Creation! He should have put the small acorns on the tiny vines and the large pumpkins on the huge branches.”

Resting beneath the oak tree… she drifted off to sleep. She was awakened by a tiny acorn bouncing off her nose.

Chuckling to herself… she amended her previous thought… ” Just goes to show that God knew best all along!”

So until tomorrow… I would imagine falling pumpkins would definitely smash one’s nose-requiring a nose job! 😂 Don’t try to second guess God… we will lose!!!

Speaking of acorns… my driveways are completely filled with them… crunch crunch! But look what Mother Nature did to add a little fun!

Acorns fallen on my Ginger Shell plant -looked like peas on a pod.

Yesterday was a big day for my brother Ben ( luncheon and recognition of veterans) and Big Ben -the famous Tower of London clock that was unveiled and did a practice run striking 11 in honor of Remembrance Day.

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Tomorrow… on Remembrance Sunday … the five year project… ( 95 million dollars) -the official revealing of the ” new” Big Ben will ring out again after TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE at 11am for the fallen soldiers
Today my beloved Tigers will take to the field again at home wearing purple ( Symbolic for the Purple Heart -Washington’s first award for courage in action) for Military Honor Day!
Go Tigers! Get your roar back and show courage and grit on the playing field… while remembering our brave veterans who have shown the same courage and grit on the battlefield!!!
Bloom Tigers Bloom! 👍💗

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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1 Response to God’s Lessons Come in All Shapes and Sizes…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    A childhood friend posted a picture of 6 leaves…all different colors that came off the same tree…diversity at God’s finest. When we went to USC and Clemson games when Paul and Blake worked with the teams…(4 yrs for Paul and 6+ yrs for Blake) our favorite half time shows were for Veteran’s Day…even at SHS games…makes you grateful and proud to be an American…miss that the patriotic songs are not taught anymore…we learned them all…

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