Posts Tagged ‘luck’



   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

I take our pastoral staff out for lunch every other Thursday. The majority of us like Chinese so we often eat at the Peking Buffet in Auburn. They always give us a fortune cookie and we humor ourselves by seeing how lucky we are with our fortunes. But none of us take it very seriously.

I’m amazed at how many people in this day and age still consult their zen horoscope to guide their day. What are the stars saying about my life decisions on May 15? But people make serious decisions based on those readings.

Not me. I’ll trust my luck to the leading of the Holy Spirit. He leads me daily by series after series of coincidences. If I just keep my eyes open and alert to the things God divinely arranges in my life, I can’t get unlucky. My years of walking with the Lord have proved it. This must be my lucky day. How about you?




   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

I once carried a rabbit’s foot in my pocket until it fell apart. I believed it would bring me good luck. People often have superstitions based upon nothing.

When Babe Ruth ran in from the outfield, he always stepped on second base just for luck. Willie Mays kicked it for the same reason. Manager Leo Durocher rode in the back seat of the team bus to break a losing streak. Other baseball superstitions include never changing bats after two strikes, not changing uniforms during a winning streak, tapping the plate three times with the bat, and not stepping on the foul line.

Lefty O’Doul, a pitcher for the Yankees in the 1920s, said, “It’s not that if I stepped on the foul line it would really lose the game, but why take a chance?” The statement itself reveals that Lefty had a belief down in his heart.

A line from a song on the old Hee Haw TV show said, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all…”

Do you have a superstition that you follow? Why do you do that?

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   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Love One Another

An elderly man lay in a hospital, with his wife of 55 years sitting at his bedside. “Is that you, Ethel, at my side again?” he whispered.

“Yes, dear,” she answered.

He softly said to her, “Remember years ago when I was in the Veteran’s Hospital? You were with me then. You were with me when we lost everything in a fire. And Ethel, when we were poor – you stuck with me then, too.” The man sihed and said, “I tell you, Ethel, you are bad luck!”

This humorous story helps us to see how easy people like us can twist love into something it really isn’t. Let’s recognize the love of Christ for what it is.

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