Victorious Christian Living

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

51-Word Pseudo-Haiku for my Christian Sisters of a “Certain Age”

Victorious Christian Living By October 19, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

God is good – all the time Don’t take yourself so seriously Retirement isn’t scriptural. ~ God expects you to serve You’re still relevant Gravity is inevitable. ~ Relationships matter Paper-white teeth aren’t natural Love. ~ It’s a journey. Let’s share it Laugh. ~ Lonely happens Praise God anyway He is good – all the time. Fifty-one words. Let me…


“Fear not” – A Message for Times of Pain, Struggle, or Hopelessness

Horses and Owners, Victorious Christian Living By October 4, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Who could sing “Jesus Loves Me” when circumstances seem insurmountable and all hope is gone? Abandonment, pain, and constant tribulation often lead to resignation. “It’s over.” Curiously, resignation is seldom the end of the story. If you’re deep in despair today, this message is for you. If you’ve been there and returned, you may find it familiar. If so, praise…


Testing the Spirit in Tragedy – Neighbors and Samaritans

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

There’s a lot of bad news. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Earthquakes. The worst mass shooting in US history. How often do you remind yourself that there would be no need for the good news of Jesus Christ if there were no bad news? Media, politicians, and talking heads of all sorts laud one thing and decry another. How do you keep the…


Simplicity Note #7 – Less is More

Simplicity Notes, Victorious Christian Living By October 1, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

“Less is more” is usually associated with the idea of simple elegance. I have a particular passion for simplicity, so quote this often and might adopt it as my mantra. Although the quotation isn’t necessarily scriptural in all translations, the concept certainly is. “Less is more and more is less.” – Psalm 37:17 (MSG) The NKJV translates this verse as…


Fifteen Minutes Into Eternity – Understanding the War Between the Human Spirit and the Holy Spirit

Victorious Christian Living By September 26, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

“Where am I?” Something is different. Your eyes are drawn to a clock-like digital display as you wake from the deepest sleep you’ve ever experienced. Brilliant numerals are backlit by an unidentifiable color. 24:15 “What does that mean? Is 24:15 the time? Where am I and what kind of time is 24:15? In military time midnight is 24:00. One minute…


Falling into Temptation – Why Christians Choose to Enter the Darkness

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

The best of intentions can lead to ruin. No wonder it’s said that the path to hell is paved with them. There’s only one reason a Christian should ever cross over into darkness. Sadly, it’s seldom the one offered.This quick video explains how temptation affects even the most dedicated, and the one good reason to leave the Light.    …


Apologetics and Scientific Debate – Where did you really come from?

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

Do science and God’s Word butt heads as much as you’re led to believe? How was the earth created and where did mankind really come from – the hand of God or a long line of pre-human ancestors not yet discovered? Do you really know? Most of us won’t be called upon to defend God’s Word. But just in case,…


Darwin’s Theory and The Cross of Christ – A different perspective

Victorious Christian Living By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

There are numerous theories about the age of the earth and the role of humans relative to the rest of nature. Christ-followers know God’s Word is true, but sometimes the science-types appear to make good points. Even if you’ve never wondered (even just a little) your children may have asked how what they learn in school jives with what you…


Do These 3 Things to Claim Peace and Joy Today

Victorious Christian Living By September 5, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I crave clarity. It makes life simple, joyous, and 95% of decision-making easy. Someone said that we tend to find the things we search for. Whether the search is for answers or excuses, we find them. These 3 simple actions produce the peace and joy Jesus promised. It can be ours today, but we have to search for it. Want…


When God Answers Prayer With, “Get it yourself.”

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

Has God ever responded to a prayer with complete silence? Or, “Get it yourself”? Most days I see (or receive) dozens of prayer requests. Each one is considered, and I offer prayer for everyone who asks me personally. I’ll admit, I don’t always pray for God to answer the specific request with a “Yes.” Asking God for mercy, comfort, grace,…