September 04-C, 2022

Dead Horse Canyon 03 09/23/2007 Oil Paint Rendered — Dead Horse Canyon State Park, Moab, Utah
We know not to run/drive through 
stop signs and red lights.
To do so is called
"Pushing our luck."

Trust your luck
without pushing it!

We have to know where the line lies
between trusting and pushing our luck--
and stay on the right side of it.

When we are cruising along
and sense a red flag,
the proper course of action
is to stop and explore the implications
of what we were about to do.

Ignoring red flags and warning signals
from our psyche
is pushing our luck.

We sense edges and lines
before they become apparent.
When we give ourselves warning signals,
it is time to sit still, be quiet,
and discern what's what. 

Trust your luck,
don't push it!


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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