Reading Time: 5 minutes I love obstacles. Sometimes we think of obstacles as bad and challenges as good. I tend to think they’re one and the same. What makes one good or bad isn’t in the details, but how we choose to respond. The idea of a daily routine is laughable, few of my days are carbon copies of […]
Victorious Christian Living
... in a post-Christian world. Encouragement. Bible study. Inspiration. Tips, strategies, tools, and encouragement for Christians facing daily distractions designed to tempt their toes off the Narrow Path.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The children’s story of The Three Bears offers valuable insight to preachers and teachers. Occasionally I leave a conversation berating myself, “Why didn’t I shut up sooner?” Sometimes I’m on the other end of an unending lecture, listening past my point of interest. Exceptional listening skills guide how you both hear and speak.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You are what you do. (most.) The way to achieve excellence is making small changes and consistently building on them. Every great thing rests on a series of tiny things done until they create habit; muscle, spiritual, or obedience habit. When trouble comes, habit rules the day. Some folks believe they’ll step up in a big crisis, that something held in reserve will miraculously appear. Crises don’t make us better, they reveal our habits.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Once a year I sit myself down for a serious talk about the same two things. Each year distractions foil my resolve to master two simple concepts. The first is simplify. The second is — Slow down! If you have one mega-calorie nutrition bar capable of sustaining life for three weeks, would you eat it all […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes You know what it’s like to act from a sense of duty; it’s expected, something you have to do it to maintain your “good person” status. Looking in the mirror would be a bit uncomfortable if you don’t do what you believe you ought. Duty has it’s place – as long as joy gets equal […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Jesus makes it perfectly clear that Faith and Worry don’t keep company. Faith usually chooses Joy as a dancing partner. Worry never leads and looks to Temptation or Distraction for a good time. Change happens; managing it well is a faith process. My husband and I are getting older. So are you. So is everyone. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ring-a-round the Rosie, A pocketful of posies… Little evil posies. Spiritual warfare comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. I pick bouquets of posies several times a day. The posies in my photo aren’t soft, fragrant, or belong anywhere near my pocket. Ouch! I’d love to rarely see them, with discovery a rare occurrence. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Most of you understand bucking. Lots of horse folks know what it’s like to look up from the ground wondering, “What happened? The first step toward finding contentment is awareness. Hard landings usually get our attention. I walk on the treadmill every day without incident. Until last Monday. One moment I was upright and the […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes There isn’t enough time to do all I want or read every wonderful word composed by great minds and hearts. I’m up to my second rib in a new manuscript, working to say more with fewer words. This inspirational short story by Oscar Wilde popped up in my research and blew me away. So, of […]