Living victoriously despite the circumstances

About Michael C. Mack

Diabetes doesn’t define me, can’t derail me, and won’t defeat me.


None of the circumstances of my life—whether physical, emotional, relational, political, or societal—define me. I don’t have to let them derail or defeat me. I believe we are not merely physical, emotional, relational, political, or societal beings anyway; at our core, we are spiritual beings, and that has a lot to do with how we view everything else. I write about that, living victoriously despite the circumstances of life, in this blog.

Heidi and I have been married more than 26 years. Together, we have four children (it’s rather difficult to do it apart) who have now somehow made it to early adulthood.

On the side I do some writing, editing, coaching, speaking, training, consulting, and cycling and I’m working hard to live life to the full with the highs and lows of long-term type-1 diabetes (45 years).

I’ve played a lot of roles in my life. A few of the more interesting: I’ve been a college cheerleader, women’s clothing-store manager, and minister.

I operate Small Group Leadership, LLC (, a ministry focused on training and supporting small group leadership (obviously). I am also a freelance writer and editor, addressing topics such as diabetes, cycling, other sports, marriage and family, and life in general.

I’m the author of more than 20 books and discussion guides. See my books page for more information and please click the links there and buy a few.

Small Group Leadership Website


  • Andrew S. Mason June 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Love the new site Mike! Looking forward to all the treasure God has placed inside of you that will be shared here! God bless…

  • Michael McClure July 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Mike! Great stuff. I liked your MTB article (see my avatar, obviously). 😉

    Couple of things:
    1. Your books link is dead above — no Writings.html (or writings.html, or just writings, you catch my drift).
    2. Use larger pics — I clicked the couple in you article, and the resulting pics we still small. Use big ones, like you did for the calculator in your previous blog post.


    From the ‘other’ Michael Mc

    • Michael C. Mack July 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Thanks, Michael! I’ll work on those. I’m actually meeting with my web designer tomorrow to work on some design issues. I can fix the writings link now, though. Look forward to interacting more with you!

  • Bryan Leite July 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Mike! Good to read about you. I actually took some time this morning to dig deeper into your blog. I didn’t get to read them all but enjoyed the ones I did. My grandmother lived with type 1 and I never heard her complain about it. Come to think of it I don’t remember her ever complaining about anything! There should be no other way we live. We miss seeing you all and tell Heidi and the family a big hello from the Leite family!

    • Michael C. Mack July 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks, Bryan! Your grandmother sounds like a remarkable woman! I am sure she has left a huge legacy on you and your whole family. Hope to see you all soon!


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