the winning team.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world!”

John 16:33

Take heart!

In many other translations, this verse says, “Take courage!”

Such a beautiful, heartened, rally cry from Jesus to every one of us.

So, what is it that is supposed to embolden us?

The very fact that Jesus has overcome

this world!

The Greek word for overcome here is “nenikeka” which means to “be victorious over.” This word is used in perfect tense, which means it is a completed action in the past that continues to impact the present.

Which can only mean – the completed action of Christ’s death on the cross continues to bring us victory into the present day.



(because this IS important,)

we are not told to overcome on our own,

and there is no way we could!

Therefore, take courage –

because you are on the winning team!

I made it – Camelback Mountain – conquered! Fear of heights – TAKE THAT!!!

Have you ever been on a sports team or watched your favorite team on TV win?

The confidence and elation is nothing compared to what we have available to us, as Christians.

Living a life of courage is walking out that fact of victory in our lives – because the celebration of Christ’s victory did not stop 2,000 years ago – and our courage comes as we allow this reality to ripple into our lives today.

How can YOU walk in victory today?

hugs n’ blessings to all those striving to live courageously during this frightening time of uncertainty in the World.

Please remember you are not in this alonewe’re all on the same team!!

8 thoughts on “the winning team.

    1. Amen, Mom. If we keep our eyes focused ON HIM, we shall always/only see the goodness, despite the darkness that may surround us. ❤️ Blessings upon you for staying strong!


  1. What a beautiful blog and it really moved my heart. Thank you for sharing such beautiful, heartfelt words. You are an incredible writer. I hope and pray you write a book one day! Love you❤️

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    1. All for His glory, as you well know.😊
      Mary Therese, thank you for your continued kind words of encouragement. They are treasured & valued beyond measure. Hugs n’ blessings to you – for your steadfast sisterly companionship throughout these many years!😘


  2. Thank you for sharing Dawn!
    God has given you the gift of writing and getting his message out to everyone❤️
    Stay healthy and safe my friend😘
    Hugs and blessings to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Linda! 🌺 Through God all things are indeed possible – that I can tie my own shoes somedays, let alone strings words together into thought – is amazing!! (Giggles.)

      I pray you and yours remain well and I look forward to when we can all visit-together again, hopefully very soon! Hugs to you until then!!


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