Monday, March 11, 2019

Do You Believe In Luck? "Three Things" For March

Today's post reminds me that February snuck in and out of 2019, just like it does for every year at our house.  Currently seated at my local Panera, with planners, devices and paperwork, strewn about, I'm everything but focused. My eyes are drawn to every movement, ears drawn to each change in vocal timbre. Suffice it to say it's been a busy weekend - adventurous, but BUSY.

We went on a homeschool field trip, dragging my in laws along, followed by a full Saturday of downtown market shopping, a connect group picnic at the Ringling Museum and finally settling into meal time before I crashed. Of course I'll be sharing these adventures with you on the blog, but until then I'm joining up with Laura at the Horton Family Blog for her "Write With Me: 3 Series"!

1. Do you believe in luck? Why or why not?
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Luck: the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a persons life, chance...

Though I know what "luck" means, it's more thought provoking to look up the definition. So with a nice refresh I can conclude that I believe I'm loved; the "force" that operates in my life, operates out of LOVE. That leaves no room for chance. ;)  Though "luck" is apart of my lingo from time to time, I believe that God is the true "force" at work in my life.

"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you." Jeremiah 31:3b

I love the idea that my life is in good, capable hands.  Luck lacks love, as well as hands.  Recently, a friend shared about a health condition that may alter her life for the duration. Tears streamed down my face as she calmly explained her condition stating more than once that she has joy and peace. I was so moved by her faith in a merciful, loving God. In short, there's no hope found in the forces of chance. There's comfort in knowing that there's an actual plan for my life...

Romans 8:28
All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose. 

2. What was your favorite thing about yesterday or today?

Touring John Ringling's property here in Sarasota. The home is massive with beautiful architecture and colors. It looks out on the water and one can only imagine what it must have been like to wake up to views like that. I'll be returning for more exploring and of course picture opps!

3. Last Picture I took on my phone:

My first matcha tea, a ginger cookie and the goal planner that I'm still using! Hallelujah! If you haven't heard of the Power Sheets from Cultivate What Matters, it's not too late to learn more. They sold out of the one year planners, but there's still a 6 month option - Perfect for delving into most of what's left of 2019! I've loved this goal planning system. Even when I'm not strict with it, it helps me stay on task. Here's

I've started planning monthly coffee shop dates all by my lonesome. It's so much of a game changer for how the week goes, that I plan on adding in one or two more when I'm able!!

Ok, what about you? Do you believe in luck?



  1. I am with you about luck - it's fun to throw around word-wise but we are in fact wiser than that! Ha! That match tea and ginger cookie look delicious!!!
    Happy Monday my friend!

  2. What a wonderful place to tour around!!
    Your tea and cookie shot is amazing too!! I always forget and start eating things before taking photos...ha ha

  3. You know I love Matcha tea! Drink one at least a couple times a week the homemade ones I make at home. I love this post so much and look at that beautiful sunshiny day touring that amazing mansion! I love your take on luck and I was so bad I had talked more about God‘s blessings. You are definitely a blessing!

  4. Your last picture looks like a perfect insta-pic. I love a good flat lay pic!

  5. Yay, Chrissy! Thanks so much for joining me today and I simply loved your scripture references for luck. I wrote a similar post of why I do not believe in luck, although, like you, I do use the "lingo" from time to time.

  6. I like to believe in luck, but I never ever forget who the ultimate master of my life is. I really should go somewhere to work, but then again why would I...I have the whole house to myself everyday with unlimited coffee...LOL XOXO

  7. What a gorgeous place! I love all of your pictures!


  8. I love how you summed up the word "luck." You are so right that we are capable hands and are loved! (Isa. 41:10). The Ringling campus is amazing and worth touring more than once. You'll have to educate me some more on the Cultivate What Matters calendar and matcha tea in person! Hugs!

  9. I want a coffee date by myself. That's actually brilliant. You have sparked an inspiration inside of me. I tried to do it in our home, but it's always so cluttered with kids stuff and then all I want to do is clean. I think this is exactly what I need in my life, now to find a time to actually make it happen. Thank you.

  10. I believe in luck within reason. I loved this post and will write my own answers even-though St. Patty is over. Your Panera pic is awesome and so Instagram-worthy. What is matcha tea? It looks delish! Also your Cultivate journal reminds me that I bought a beautiful gold journal for 2019 and I have yet to write on it though March is coming to an end. Need to start soon!!

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