Robin Gudal: LUCK of the Irish as well as in life

Published 9:31 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

EN(dur)ANCE by Robin Gudal

Robin Gudal


Please envision a little leprechaun, a four-leaf clover, little Irish fairies and, of course, green.

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Now, look at my picture, because that is also what Irish is. I am Irish — confirmed Irish! Less than 2 percent, but still Irish.

When I did a search about characteristics of someone who is Irish it reconfirmed, I am Irish. A vivacious spirit, someone with a kindliness and tolerance for the common frailties of mankind. You, too, may be Irish based off that. I hope you are. We need more cheerfulness and kindness in our world.

Regardless, if you are Irish or not, many people use the term luck or lucky. I know someone who has an aversion to the word in any form. I agree, she has a solid case — especially as a Christian. Things do not happen by chance.

The Merriam-Webster definition of luck is the things that happen to a person because of chance: the accidental way things happen without being planned, good fortune, good luck, success in doing or getting something.

Years ago, I heard an acronym I really appreciate: L: lean, U: upon; C: Christ, K: (your) king.

Proverbs 3:5-6 is such good advice that withstands, endures and survives all the tests of time.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Now, that is solid guidance to follow. I hope and desire for you much LUCK, that is, that you will lean in more or contemplate leaning upon Christ who is my king.

Robin (Beckman) Gudal, intentional in life, is a wife, momma, nana, friend and a flawed and imperfect follower of Jesus.