Why an Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Work… and What Good Friday is all about

Oh, before I start, I should let you know, this article is a lesson for ME.  You may already know all of this.  It's just that I passed another course in the School of Hard Knocks: Emphasis in Spirituality, and I was excited to share with you what I learned. I've had a similar article [...]

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And the Winner is… Forgiveness!!

It's Holy Week (the week before Easter), and I felt it was fitting to talk about the very subject of this week... Forgiveness, offered to ALL. Here at Life Victorious, I have found it intriguing how most people arrive here.  Every day, on search engines all over the world, the top search BY FAR are words seeking 'how [...]

Happy Ash Valentine’s Day…

Don't get me wrong. I'm about as romantic as they get. I love art and beauty, music infiltrates every cell of my being, I am a poet, I love being in relationships with people, and let's not forget, most of all, I LOVE chocolate. So how could I possibly combine the idea of ashes and [...]

Forgiving a Monster… ?

Many Fridays, I have written a 'letter of forgiveness' to those I feel I need to forgive, here at Life Victorious.  It has been a powerful and healing practice for me, as well as some of our other authors and commenters. Last Friday, I was stunned and sickened. I was taking a little unintended "Advent break" [...]

Open Heart Surgery… For All of Us

 My dad had a heart attack last Monday. Yesterday, he had a triple bypass, and is just beginning the long road to recovery. I accompanied my mom while he was undergoing the operation, and we talked about wonderful things, even joked, because I don't think either of us really wanted to think of the details [...]