Tag Archives | victorious living

Lessons from the Gym

Until recently, I’ve struggled trying to find some kind of exercise that will work for me. I tried walking and running, which I had to stop due to plantar fasciitis. I tried aerobics, which threw out my back—twice. I tried the elliptical and weight lifting, which aggravated my carpal tunnel syndrome. Geez, I thought. Am […]

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For the Weak and Weary Ones

I had just finished my workout at the J. Fred Corriher YMCA and was stretching on the mat that covered most of the floor in the Functional Training Center. “Lord, I am so tired today,” I prayed. “Please give me the strength to keep going and to do what You would have me do today.” […]

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Update on New Radio Ministry!

I am pleased to announce that my weekly radio Bible teaching broadcasts, as well as the scriptures shared on them, will be available on my website susanjaneking.com beginning this Sunday, September 17. (Click on the Radio tab.) That way, you can have access to them any time after they are on the radio. This offering […]

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Armed and Dangerous!

This summer, my husband David and I enjoyed some time in the Blue Ridge Mountains with our grandson Landon and his parents. One day, we decided to take a walk, and Landon insisted on taking a knife from his kitchen playset with him. “He wants to be armed and dangerous,” David said, winking at me. […]

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God Gives Us One Another

I looked around at the many different faces surrounding me, and I whispered a quiet prayer of thanks. “Lord, I love each one of them so much. Thank you for making them a part of my life.” The many faces belonged to my relatives—strong, loving, wise, gentle, witty, and  compassionate souls I had known for […]

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The Woman on the Plane

“I think they double-booked our seats.” I looked across the aisle at the petite, curly-haired woman, who appeared to be about my age. She was talking with a young couple, who were occupying two seats together on the airplane. After studying their tickets, everyone realized the young woman from the couple was supposed to be […]

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Inside the Furnace

Do you see how well she is teaching these girls? She is so clever and relatable. You are not. These girls are going to be so bored when you teach! The ugly voice snarled inside my mind and caught me by surprise. I was getting ready to teach the last of three Bible Study sessions […]

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The Tight Squeeze

I caught my breath as the measuring tape cinched around my waist. She’s pulling it awfully tight, I thought. Oh well, I reassured myself, I’m going to lose some weight anyway. It will be okay. I was getting measured to order a dress that I planned to wear to my daughter Sarah’s wedding in about […]

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Taking Thoughts Captive

The minute I saw Patrick’s face, I knew something was wrong. “Mom, can I talk with you for a minute?” he said. “Sure. How was your day?” I said. “Terrible,” he said. “I blew the interview. I am never going to get the virtual hire!” Patrick has been attending an 18-week computer programming immersion program. […]

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