The Triple Dog Dare

“The Triple Dog Dare- the coup de grace of all dared, the sinister triple dog dare.”

The Christmas Story was a family tradition growing up. My own kids watched for the first time last year and they were hooked. This movie never gets old to me. My brother and I watched it on the 24 hr. TBS loop when we were kids.

The, as Ellie calls it ‘leg of lamp’, ovaltine, the Red Rider BB gun, the pink bunny nightmare, and Scut Farkus with the yellow eyes…


Flick completed the sinister triple dog dare. “Stuck, stuck, stuck!!”

I hate roller coasters, they are too out-of-control for this sometimes-uptight girl. When I was in junior high on a youth group outing, I succumbed to peer pressure and went on the Sea Dragon. I don’t know what I was thinking because that ride meant I felt the sensation of falling over and over and over again. I shed real live tears and I felt like I might not make it off alive. It might have been how Flick felt… what in the world did I do?


I’ve spent a lot of my life living small.

I don’t like the sensation of falling, or failing, or not being in control.

The trouble of all those fears accumulated means you probably are stuck in one place.


Ephesians 3:20

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,


There you have it. If God asks you to complete a triple dog dare, you already possess all the power you need to complete it.

It’s God’s presence in us; that all-consuming, powerful, bring-you-to-your knees power. He gives that to us.

He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.


There is no reason to live small.

(Disclaimer: When you claim this promise; you may experience the sensation of falling, failing, and not being in control. That is called LIVING and it is everything.)


For you Christmas Story fans, check out this website: The Christmas Story House and Museum!