Victorious Christian Living

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

The Truth about Truth

Victorious Christian Living By March 9, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

The world is nuts. Maybe you’ve noticed. Nothing is simple. Everything is relative. Gender is uncertain and few agree on when life begins. Hogwash. It’s not that difficult. Eradicate the propaganda and deceptive voices and the truth becomes clear. The truth is constant. The truth is ageless. And truth determines your address in eternity. God is found behind one of…


Putting God’s Verbs into Action

Victorious Christian Living By March 2, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Guest post by my dear friend, Jo Passmore. When I was nine I became saved. The printed message that gripped me was one that spoke of Hell in no uncertain terms.  That kind of message isn’t in vogue today and few people understand the impact a pamphlet like that can have, especially on a nine-year-old. But the years that followed…


Rising Victoriously from the Ashes of Your History

Victorious Christian Living By February 16, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

This is a guest post from my dear friend Jo Passmore. We’ve traveled years and miles together, both buffeted and blessed by the Lord. May her wit and wisdom help you rise from the ashes of your own history, stronger for the experience. Remember, God wastes nothing. Jo writes: I am sending a thought I had written quite awhile ago. I…


“Drinking from my Saucer” – Perfectly Simple Prayer of Gratitude

Victorious Christian Living By February 8, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

An elderly man in a motorized chair sat at the head of the Thanksgiving table. Contentment wasn’t a gift he’d enjoyed in the first eighty-four years of life. He honestly could do almost anything. Name any skill – he probably had it. Which peeved a bunch of folks, and often left him a miserable person to be around. If he…


Social Security and the Mark of the Beast

Victorious Christian Living By February 5, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The day to step away from general society is nearer than I hoped. The world darkens by the hour. Is the mark of the beast real, symbolic, or allegorical? It must mean something significant, why else seven references to it in Revelation? In Matthew 5, Jesus makes clear that the Light we reflect into the world should be visible to…


Your Spinning Hamster Wheel – Addicted to Busyness

Victorious Christian Living By January 29, 2018 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

My husband and I challenge one another, “If not now, when?” Most of us are speed freaks. I didn’t realize it. Now that I do, the fix isn’t as easy as I hoped. People are addicted to busyness and mental stimulation. Which may make us drug addicts. Seriously. Busyness increases adrenaline and video anything produces increased levels of dopamine. More…


Main Dish Beefy Mincemeat Recipe

Victorious Christian Living By December 31, 2017 Tags: , No Comments

I don’t cook. Except mincemeat pie. And then only by request. Sharing the recipe is also at the request of a Facebook friend. Our mincemeat pie is more meat than mince. It’s for people who love a holiday flavor profile with their protein. It’s savory. Fruity. Beefy. It’s not often I’m asked for a recipe. Usually people offer me recipes…


Living in the End Time

Victorious Christian Living By December 30, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Early morning March 11, 2011: I was dreaming about a frolicking foal when I heard an inaudible command. “Tell them.” I kind of woke up. “Tell them.” My husband said, “Have you seen the news?” “Huh? Why?” “There’s been a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.” We watched the coverage for a while. The horrors of flood, quake, and nuclear…


Christmas – The Gift

Victorious Christian Living By December 25, 2017 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Every family has characters. Most in my family have passed away. And with them, the attributes, antics, and eccentricities that made them who they were. Those who remain are certainly characters, but the distance of years, miles, and beliefs separate us. Many branches of our family tree didn’t grow. The end was the end, which accurately describes my branchlet. I…


Transition – When Ends Become New Beginnings

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

After seven years in ministry, 2017 was ridiculously busy and eventful, learning to be an independent author. I studied. Failed. Succeeded. And started off in at least six different directions, each with a new manuscript. By summer I felt like a spinning wheel. Each new beginning seemed like the one God intended for me. Until the next one. What God…