Wasteland Kings

Archive: December 2014

If you’ve been tracking with me, you may remember that I had some trouble with writing my book in the months of October and November. I had some false starts on one section of the book and had to throw out quite a bit of writing. Thankfully, I’m back on track now and I feel much more confident in the direction that I’m headed. I should be wrapping up one of the final chapters soon and then I’ll only have…

Have you ever seen the pictures from people celebrating after the Nazi Regime surrendered? The day is called V-E Day and the anniversary is still remembered on May 8th every year in Europe. I bring up these pictures because the dramatic celebrations that took place on the first V-E Day give us this incredible picture of what our Christmas celebration should look like. At the heart of Christmas is a remembrance of the day when the tide turned in our…

I used to love Christmas but these days the season of Christmas and the thought of the coming day puts me in somber spirits. While I used to feel an exciting energy during the Christmas season, now December gives me an empty feeling kind of like the day after my football team lost. That’s a painful reversal and it really frustrated me until I realized that it gave me a really cool opportunity. The absence of the old energy that…

(I should probably note that I’ve never had sex but I don’t think that disqualifies me from talking about it. You don’t have to drive a car in order to understand how it works and many people who drive everyday still have no idea how their cars work. We tend to approach sex and magic tricks in a very similar way. In both cases, we assume that we have a fair understanding of the subject and that assumption creates a…

I’m incredibly good at losing the forest for the trees. I know how to focus on one problem or object and forget about everything else in my life. This unfortunate tendency causes some real problems for me, but thankfully the guys in my community group do a great job of helping me correct my perspective on life. Those guys in my community group play a pivotal role in helping me shape my perspective and my life would become very chaotic…

Whether it’s getting married or watching your football team win it all, we all have a few unsatisfied desires. While these desires have previously caused some friction in my relationship with God, I’m slowly learning to see them as opportunities. These unsatisfied desires can help my relationship with God instead of hurt it and that completely depends on how I see them. I’ve noticed that when it comes to unsatisfied desires I assume that I understand them. I came to…

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