INTERVIEW | Victoria Thomas Poller aka Ms. V

Victoria, describe yourself for our visitors.

Ms. “V” (Victoria Thomas Poller) – The ‘Dear Ms. “V” of the Christian circuit. She has a target audience that includes everyone. Her main objective is to answer questions and give advice from a Christian perspective. She will touch subjects that may not come across the pulpit. You may have had the subject matter on your mind, yet she will give a reply that is Bible based and down to earth (scripture and verses included). Don’t stay away from a church, congregation or God because of previous hurts or misunderstandings. God loves you. Let her prove it.

Victoria Thomas Poller (Ms. “V”) has been united in marriage for over 32 years to Levan and they have two grown children. She followed her husband in his USAF military career for over 24 years.

How do you find time to connect with God?

Ms. “V” takes time to connect with God 24/7 by acknowledging Him in everything that she does. She reads her Word daily and relies heavily upon the Holy Spirit for inspiration, direction and answers.

Favorite Bible Verse

Her favorite Bible verse is taken from: Proverbs 3:5-6 (King James Version) “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”. When you check to see what God has for you to do, and you’re walking in His ‘Divine Will” then He will make everything right.

Tell us about your current book.

“Bent But Not Broken”

Just as a fruit tree branch is heavy, when laden with fruit; so too are our lives sometimes heavy with problems. We sometimes bend under the pressures and strains that life brings us. We get depressed. We lack self-confidence. We don’t trust people. We say that we can’t take it anymore. We need a solution to our dilemma.

When things like this happen to us it’s good to know that someone else has gone through the same or similar situations as you have; and that they have made it through. You too should be able to identify with this book and make it through life’s journeys. You are not alone. You can make it with confidence. You can move your mountain that have kept you back. You can be an over-comer through Christ Jesus, the deliverer of all our problems. Learn how to stand tall like the majestic French Maritime Evergreen Pine trees (pictured on the cover) that sway in the midst of any storm.

We are not to add to nor take away from God’s Word, yet I do believe that He helps us today with inspiring words of wisdom from others. Those things that are written in this book are some of those inspired words; some of which are very funny. As you conclude this book, my prayer to God is for “Bent But Not Broken” to have eased some of your time through your ‘valley’ – don’t fear. Be Blesses In Order To Be A Bigger Blessing.

What influenced you to write this book?

You May Be Down, But You’re Never Defeated.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

Bent But Not Broken will help you to enjoy what God has for you despite what the circumstances may look like. “You will bend, but you won’t break.” It’s like the old toy commercial, “Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down”. We may be tossed to and fro in the wind, but with our feet firmly planted in Him; we won’t fall down.

What’s next for you?

Her next book, Chil’!, Let Me Tell “U” Somethin’, is due in 2011.

Where can visitors find you online?

(Ms. “V”) posts a monthly blog on her web site and at: www.victoriapoller.com and she also has a weekly column on The Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/x-25082-Jacksonville-Christian-Living-Examiner . She welcomes your comments on both.