Fear and Trailblazing

There are those moments when we realize just how little we know. We may be on a good track, trucking along, doing our "thing," and thinking we've got it a teensy bit together.  Even if we've overcome the whole "I'm doing better than other people" attitude, we can still secretly believe that our "right methods [...]

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Weariness, Politics, and Pink Eye

Remember that one week when everything was going perfectly? Yeah, me neither.  At least not any time recently. Sure, there are good days, but they seem to be more and more isolated as the years march on.... These days, if I look at a typical week, there seem to be enough ups and downs contained [...]

Emptied… When Lent Seems Longer than 40 Days…

Officially, Lent has begun. But for me, the last two months have felt like 60 days of Good Friday. So when Ash Wednesday dawned last week, it felt almost anti-climactic... Almost a holiday, because there was at least an official reason to feel hungry and dark and repentant and thirsty for God's mercy... When we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]