A Wardrobe Change

Recently, I was at a Christian conference in Orlando, trying to absorb the speakers’ messages, which I knew were wonderful. But I was having trouble concentrating. My shoes were killing my feet, and my strapless bra kept sliding down to my belly button. For hours I wrestled with that annoying, uncomfortable bra. The person behind me was probably silently pleading, …

Beautiful You!

I believe one of the biggest problems for people, at least for women, is low self esteem. We compare ourselves to others and never quit feel good enough. Here is what God would have to say about that! I love you, My child. Did you know, I think you’re beautiful? You are. Come to Me, right now, just as you …

Friend to Friend

Prayer. Just the thought of it can make some people stand frozen in fear. For others, praying seems as natural as breathing. Once, after praying, a friend made the comment to me, “I don’t know how you pray like that. You always seem to have the right words. It takes me forever to think of something to say to God.” …

God’s Got Your Back

One of my favorite things to do is to get quiet before the Lord with my Bible and a pen in hand. It is there in those quiet, intimate moments that God downloads beautiful messages to my heart. I wanted to share this one with you and pray it encourages you as it did me.   Relax My child, I’ve …

Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place

Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place Have you ever felt like you were stuck between a rock and a hard place? Like there’s no way out? Often when we find ourselves in a situation like this, our first thought is, “I must be out of God’s will. Why else would I be facing such a trial?” What if …

Moving Past Injustices

Moving Past Injustices… Injustices are tough to forgive. Through our Victorious Living Correspondence Outreach, we often meet inmates who testify that they are currently incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. Some tell us they have unfairly been passed over for parole. Talk about difficult situations to overcome! How easy it would be for a person to grow bitter toward …

A Sticky Situation

Recently, Dalton and Ivy (my youngest children) and I went to Panera Bread to eat. As a special treat, the kids picked out a freshly baked pastry to complete their meal. I watched with a smile as Ivy wrapped her lips around the sugary-coated cinnamon roll, licking her fingers after every bite. This scene took me back to 15 years …

Lose the Weight

“Hit it!” At the age of four, I made the choice to yell these two powerful words to a boat driver. At my command the throttle was engaged, and my little frame rose up out of the water of the Pamlico River in Bath, North Carolina. From that very first experience, I was hooked, and “Hit it!” became my phrase …

How did Kristi Overton Johnson Ministries End Up In Prison?

One visit with an incarcerated friend in 2013 opened Kristi’s eyes to the hopelessness of life behind bars. It also birthed in her a desire to minister to the hearts of incarcerated men and women. With a surrendered heart, Kristi told God she would go to prison. He responded to her commitment by opening doors for her Victorious Living magazine …