Wasteland Kings

In a world where more and more is acceptable, we have a smaller and smaller need for grace. The problem when I have a smaller need for grace comes when it’s my turn to give it. As Jesus said, forgive as you’ve been forgiven.  If I get to a place where I do not need much forgiveness, I will struggle to offer forgiveness.  We saw this problem played out with the Pharisees. They did not see much (if any) fault in themselves. So it was easy for them to look down on others in whom they saw fault.  I know…

Hey Everybody, I did an interview for a friend of mine named Barb Raveling. The interview is about struggling to find my identity in God instead of finding it in my writing. You can find the interview here at Barb’s blog. She’s a cool writer by the way. If you’ve got the time, I encourage you to checkout her blog and dig into her other material. I really enjoyed one of her books called the Renewing of the Mind Project. You can find that here. Okay, that’s all I got for now. I hope to posting again in the near…

I don’t like being weak. While, it’s a vital part of my relationship with God, it’s not something which excites me. In recent months, I’ve had a fair amount of dealings with my distaste for personal weakness. Back in November, I experienced a mild concussion. Some of the symptoms of this concussion have not completely faded. Long story short, I’ve had a mild to moderate headache for about three months now. Sadly, this symptom and a couple others, don’t respond well to looking at screens and/or a good deal of concentration. I wrote the rough draft of this post in…

If someone takes your attention, they can make some dramatic things happen. It’s possible for them to astound you with some magic trick. It’s even possible for them to steal from you. This is an important lesson because each of us has a limited amount of attention. It’s not possible (as far as I know) to do advanced calculus while babysitting a small child. Even if you had enough time to focus on those tasks one at a time, you would struggle to have enough mental energy. When something takes your attention, it means you can’t give that attention to…

(By the way, this post refers to something in the realm of politics, but no part of it is meant to endorse ANY candidate. It’s about our culture and not about how you should vote.) Words matter. Their definition matters just as much. Our understanding of a word’s definition makes a big difference when it comes to communicating. Take the word ‘duck’ for example. It has more than one meaning and this ambiguity can at times hinder clear communication. When I say duck, I could be referring to the animal or the physical action. If someone was swinging a hammer at…