Victorious Christian Living

Being in the world but not of it. Living in relationship with God and one another. Simple truth. Simple faith.

God’s Quirky Sense of Humor – When your grand mission in life is unexpected, sometimes you laugh.

Victorious Christian Living By August 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I practice daily humility moments. They’re gonna happen anyway, so my plan is beating humility to the punch so the blow is minimally invasive. Whenever I’m tempted to think I’m spiffy, I remember what happened the morning God introduced the concept of ministry. Doesn’t everyone want to know God’s grand purpose for his or her life? Before my first book…


What Happened When I Forgot that the First Step in Remodeling is Demolition

Victorious Christian Living By July 17, 2017 2 Comments

Remodeling is messy. Living through the destruction of what was, on the way to something better, is hard. Sharing the journey creates memories, inspires discussion, and strengthens (or weakens) relationship with our companions in the debris field. Life leads to one fork in the road after another. Sometimes the choice is between laughter and annoyance. I recommend laughter. The bathroom…


Compliments are Nice – Criticism can be a Badge of Honor

Victorious Christian Living By July 10, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Expect criticism. Some of it sharp. Welcome it! I posted a review of Lies We Believe About God, the book where the author of The Shack explains his theology. Well, not so much his theology as much as apologizing for God’s poor communication in the Bible. The next morning I received notice of a one-word reply: HATER. Curious. It must be a horrible…


Bjorn Borg Proves the Blessings of Trials and Obstacles

Victorious Christian Living By July 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , 2 Comments

In 1974, tennis great Bjorn Borg, barely 18 years old, became the youngest man to win the French Open title. As a very young man he won both the French Open and Wimbledon in three consecutive years and three Grand Slams without losing one set.      “I feel sad for Bjorn Borg,” I said at the time.      “Why?…


Revelation and a Slice of Cold Pizza

Victorious Christian Living By May 4, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Revelation happens when your intellect and spirit collide. Greater meaning attaches to something you already know when the Holy Spirit delivers the shock of tribulation – even when the challenge isn’t yours. But it could be… I was two hours into my day and starving. Watering 5,000 square feet of grass seed in North Texas spring winds is a chore. Every…


You have the opportunity to accept the gift of living in the “already” because of one unique event – Good Friday

Victorious Christian Living By April 14, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Today is Good Friday. The commemoration of the historical event which makes Good Friday meaningful isn’t one that speaks loudly to me — at least as far as public celebration or gathering. That realization made me ask myself, “Why?” How could it be that this isn’t a red letter day in my spirit? My husband offered a prayer of gratitude…


Give Yourself a Break – The difference between Guilt and Frustration

Victorious Christian Living By April 10, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Guilt and frustration are two different critters. Sometimes it’s hard to know which is which. This morning, in yet ANOTHER illustration of Paul’s message to the Romans, I totally did what I didn’t want to do. Before going on let’s get on the same wavelength.   “For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the…


The Greatest Issue for Christians Today

Victorious Christian Living By March 18, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Are there days when you feel more like the one lost sheep than the ninety-nine resting peacefully at home? One of two simple possibilities explain the trouble facing individual Christ-followers and the body as a whole. The first divides the sheep from the goats. The second may help lost sheep understand why they feel so removed from the Good Shepherd’s…


Structure Equals Results – 10 Steps to Achieve Success

Victorious Christian Living By March 16, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Who doesn’t want to be more successful, achieve goals, be a winner? Three words sum up the message, Structure Equals Results. Setting and achieving goals is formulaic — the details change but the way it works is the same. Business, sports, and entertainment celebrities branch out into apparel, furniture design, and housewares. People who learn how to understand and apply their formula…


7 Reflections of Faith on New Year’s

Victorious Christian Living By February 19, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Faith is the hope of things unseen, of promises and blessings yet to come. What better time to reflect on the simple truths and gifts bestowed on you by our Lord, dear brothers and sisters in Christ? Like most years, 2012 was full of human tragedy and personal trials for many, both saved and not. The sign announcing the path ahead…