Forgiveness Friday… I Forgive You, Pikes Peak

Dear Pikes Peak, Ah, you're a clever one. Sure, you're "just a mountain" (a fourteener at that)... But you'd be surprised how famous you are compared to many other fourteeners in Colorado (for my non-Colorado friends, that's a mountain that's at least 14,000 feet elevation...)  Not only that, but it's almost as if folks in [...]

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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 [...]

The Day I Lost You… A Tribute to Lily and Her Generation

On November 11, 2012, my dad was having his first signs of a heart attack.  It was also, of course, Veteran's Day, a touching day for me when we remember those who lived and died defending our freedoms. It was also the day I lost a baby. We were (very surprisingly) expecting a new little one, [...]

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" [...]

Pride Will NOT Win the Battle for Life

Well, howdy, there, my friends! Yes, yes, I know it's been a million years since I have been here and had a chance to write... some of this is due to intense involvement in my chillens' education, and to making soaps in preparation for the Christmas Season (VictoryRanchSoaps.com!)  ... 😉 shameless plug... But that doesn't [...]