Victorious Christian Living

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

Why passion fades – Horsemanship and Discipleship Failure

Horses and Owners, Victorious Christian Living By February 6, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

There are a whole bunch of horse folks and groups committed to sharing their passion for horses with newcomers. There are a whole bunch of churches and ministries dedicated to evangelism; spreading the Word in order to bring the lost to Christ. Committed relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life and you can’t have a relationship with…

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Introduction to Christian Apologetics

Victorious Christian Living By February 3, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

What is Apologetics? Apologetics is the reasoned defense of the Christian faith that includes giving positive reasons and logical grounds for the truth of Christianity. Knowing the reason for hope in Jesus Christ isn’t a responsibility reserved for theological scholars, rhetoricians, or believing academic geniuses. It’s equally important for moms, dads, teen-agers, the elderly, and for every new creation in Christ…

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Related to Christ Jesus as Betrayer or Superstar?

Victorious Christian Living By January 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The more things change the more they remain the same. God cannot change and apparently neither does mankind. From the instant sin entered the Garden men have been fickle, fearful, self-indulgent, and dishonest. We often know when we lie to others but seldom recognize the myriad of instances when we lie to ourselves. Humans have the amazing ability to mix…

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Outrageous behavior in Dogs and Horses

Victorious Christian Living By January 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Some days I wonder if the ones I love (especially dogs and horses) have lost their minds. They behave in outrageous ways that shock or mystify. My usual first response is to ask, “What were you thinking?!?” (I usually wait for an answer.) The lesson I’ve returned to most frequently over decades pursuing relationship with horses and Christ Jesus is that…

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When Ice Cream is worth more than Bronze Trophies

Victorious Christian Living By December 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Horses don’t care that I am a World Champion Breeder and Trainer. They don’t care about anything I’ve done past or present that didn’t involve them. Why should they? Accomplishments and titles aren’t nearly as important to the wise and simple horse as the answers to weighty questions like, “What have you done for me lately?” and “What time is…

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Getting on With God

Victorious Christian Living By December 18, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

How are you getting on with God? Someone observed with profound simplicity that “Hindsight is 20/20.”  My relationship with Oswald Chambers began in September 2005 when a friend recommended My Utmost for His Highest, daily lessons drawn from Chambers’ Bible College teachings. Two years later I traded up from my pocket paperback to a massive volume containing his entire works….

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